The stars have shifted their position due to the wobbling effect of the Earth caused by the sun and the moon over the last 3,000 years.
Wait: is there a new zodiac sign now?
The sky is different than what the ancient astrologers viewed. Now, the constellations are off by about a month. So this means that
The “New” Horoscopes are:
- 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
Ophiuchus is not new, actually! It seems that Ancient Babylonian astrologers discovered these thirteen constellations but decided to omit Ophiuchus in order to divide the signs equally into twelve due to the 360-degree path of the sun.
While this Wikipedia entry provides a lot of information about this mysterious constellation, essentially it features a man grasping a snake and is more commonly known as Serpentarius, the Serpent Holder. This sign has been adapted into many ancient cultures, but in essence, is the same being.
In Greek mythology, Ophiuchus is identified as being Asclepius the healer and son of Apollo. Asclepius held the power to resurrect the dead. An enraged Hades persuaded Zeus to assassinate Asclepius with a lightning bolt. In death, Asclepius was placed as a constellation in the stars.
If you are Ophiucus (pronounced ofi-choo-kas) these characteristics may define you better than either Scorpio or Sagittarius:
- Seeker of peace and harmony
- Poetic, inventive
- Seeks higher education and wisdom
- Has secret enemies in family or close associations
- High achiever
- Likes to wear vibrant colors and plaid design.
- Receives favor from authority
- Attract good fortune for yourself and others
Source: TheSpiritScience / Wikipedia