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New dates for zodiac signs?
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SOME find it hard to accept changes in their lives, while others adapt to it quickly. But here are some changes that  might not go down well with many.

What if someone told you your horoscope is not what it is and that whatever you've known about yourself all these years might be altered?

Astronomers from Minnesota Planetarium Society have revealed that the alignment of the stars has been pushed by about a month because of the moon's gravitational pull on Earth.

This means that those born under the Virgo sign find themselves as Leos now, and those born in December now belong to a (gasp!) new sign.

The astrological sign is determined by the position of the sun on the day a person is born and the Earth has shifted from its original alignment 3,000 years ago, when the 12 zodiacs were assigned.

What this means to people who rely on the location of stars to determine their personality and outcome in life, will now have to refer to a different astrological sign as the current signs are now outdated.

Astrology signs had issues since the beginning - ancient Babylonians had 13 constellations, but wanted only 12.

Hence, the snake holder sign, Ophuchicus, was omitted. Libra was not even part of the 12 zodiac signs until the era of Julius Caesar.

According to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, we now have 13 signs and here are where the real signs of the zodiac should fall:

  • Capricorn: Jan 20-Feb 16
  • Aquarius: Feb 16-March 11
  • Pisces: March 11-April 18
  • Aries: April 18-May 13
  • Taurus: May 13-June 20
  • Gemini: June 21-July 20
  • Cancer: July 20 - Aug 10
  • Leo: Aug 10-Sep 16
  • Virgo: Sep 16 - Oct 30
  • Libra: Oct 30 - Nov 23
  • Scorpio: Nov 23 - 29
  • Ophiuchus: Nov 29 - Dec 17
  • Sagittarius: Dec 17 - Jan 20

We believe that many out there will start regretting about that horoscope tattoo of theirs.

But how true is this? Are zodiac sign dates really changing? Am I no longer a Virgo?

>> Next: No, your sign hasn't changed

 
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