Do you believe in zodiac signs and think that they govern a major part of your life? Have you ever rejected someone only because the zodiac signs didn’t march? Or do you have a tattoo of your zodiac sign on any part of your body? In that case, I have got some bad news, cause that person you rejected might have been your soulmate, and the zodiac sign who tattoo you have probably isn’t yours to start with. And you have also probably faced several other problems based on predictions made on zodiac signs. It turns out those predictions were not really for your sign but were meant to be for another sign.
Recently, NASA has announced that there is a 13th zodiac sign, called Ophiuchus. Surprisingly, this hasn’t been seen for the last 3000 years. I am sure that you are quite angry at this moment, but this isn’t NASA’s fault – they didn’t invent a new sign, they just corrected the match, which led to the addition of a new zodiac sign in the 3000-year-old calendar.
The Babylonians used to have a 12-month calendar which was created using the different phases of the moon. This was about 3000 years ago. The sky was divided into 12 regions of equal size, and this was based on various constellations which the Sun appeared to travel over a year. Now, here’s an interesting fact – the Babylonians knew about the 13th zodiac sign, however, their system worked better if they used only 12 signs instead of 13, so they just removed that one. Here is a picture of the old Zodiac calendar
NASA did the math and realized there was an error, so they added the 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, and announced that. This meant that numerous people all over the world now have a new, different sign, while many others will also have their zodiac signs changed. Approximately, 86% people will be affected by this change.
You can find the updated list of Zodiac signs below.
Capricorn: Jan 20 – Feb 16
Aquarius: Feb 16 – March 11
Pisces: March 11 – April 18
Aries: April 18 – May 13
Taurus: May 13 – June 21
Gemini: June 21 – July 20
Cancer: July 20 – Aug 10
Leo: Aug 10 – Sept 16
Virgo: Sept 16 – Oct 30
Libra: Oct 30 – Nov 23
Scorpio: Nov 23 – Nov 29
Ophiuchus: Nov 29 – Dec 17
Sagittarius: Dec 17 – Jan 20
NASA said that they hadn’t changed anything on their own, and also put emphasis on the fact that astrology isn’t exactly scientific. But as expected, quite a few people are angry about this change, and they have expressed their anger through social media.
Here are some responses on social media