NASA has created a whole new sign – Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer, for people born between November 29 and December 17.
In astrology, the astrological signs are the twelve sectors at 30 ° of the ecliptic, starting with the vernal equinox, also known as the first point of Aries.
The order of the astrological signs is Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
But the night sky has moved since the 12 signs of the zodiac were first invented more than 2,500 years ago, according to The Sun
“The line connecting Earth to the sun points to Virgo for 45 days, but it points to Scorpius for only seven days,” said a spokesperson for NASA.
“To make an orderly match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact that the sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12.
“Then, they assigned equal amounts of time to each of these constellations.
“Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the sun is also aligned with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year. “
The new dates are as follows:
Capricorn: January 20 to February 15
Aquarius: February 16 to March 11
Pisces: March 12 to April 18
Aries: April 19 to May 13
Bull: May 14 to June 21
Gemini: June 22 to July 20
Cancer: July 21 to August 10
Lion: August 11 to September 16
Virgo: September 17 to October 30
Libra: October 31 to November 23
Scorpion: November 24 to November 29
Ophiuchus: November 30 to December 17
Sagittarius: December 18 to January 20