Welcome to your new Zodiac sign!

So I’m sure you have heard that scients today changed all the Zodiac signs. I’m laughing to myself as I type this.

Movements in the earth’s axis have spurred astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society to add a new zodiac sign: Ophiuchus. Apparently astrological positions calculated thousands of years ago have required some new millennium readjustment. The shift was caused by the gravitational attraction of the moon to the Earth’s equator, causing all previous calculations to fall slightly out of whack. If you were born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 and were formerly a Sagittarius or Capricorn, you could now be Ophiuchus. But it’s not just you guys – the shift has caused many of us to switch teams, and for those of us who believe in astrology, it could trigger a minor identity crisis.

Here are the changes:

The New Zodiac Chart

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. 23-29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

According to TIME Magazine, the constellation Ophiuchus represents a man wrestling a serpent, dividing the snake’s body in two parts. Ophiuchus is considered a healer of men and a doctor of medicine or science who seeks higher education and enlightenment.

Author: Jason Zajdel

Learning as I go along. It's an awesome ride. =-)

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