Why Did Your Zodiac Sign Change?

January 13, 2011 |  by  |  Lifestyle
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Is there a new horoscope?

The internet is ablaze with the recent news that the zodiac has been rearranged. There’s now a 13th sign, Ophiuchus which has shifted the signs and left us scrambling to check what sign we are now.

Learn more about the newest zodiac sign below…

The zodiac signs are actually constellations and supposedly create the path on which the sun takes it’s annual journey across the heavens. So did the path take a detour? The change began when the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that astronomer Parke Kunkle said the sun’s relationship to the other stars had changed since the first zodiac was created by the Babylonians. So aparently we’ve been wrong for quite a while…

About Ophiuchus:

Ophiuchus, pronounced ‘o-few-cus’, is the serpent bearer, and one of 13 constellations that both our sun and moon pass through during the year. So how is the Ophiuchus sign described?  Here’s a few that we found:

Ophiuchus Traits

  • interpreter of dreams, vivid premonitions,
  • attracts good luck and fruitful blessings,
  • serpent holder, lofty ideals
  • a seeker of peace and harmony
  • doctor of medicine or science, natural-pathic
  • adds, increases, joins, or gathers together
  • poetical, inventive nature, expanding qualities
  • seeks higher education and wisdom
  • overseer, supervisor of work
  • fame – either grand, or completely misunderstood
  • longevity, aspirations of healing the ills of man
  • architect, builder, reaches for the stars, figuratively and literally

So what’s your sign? You may no longer be the same sign. Check the dates below to find out what this means for your horoscope.

Here are the new zodiac dates:

  • Capricorn: Jan. 19 – Feb. 15
  • Aquarius: Feb. 16 – March 11
  • Pisces: March 12- April 18
  • Aries: April 19 – May 13
  • Taurus: May 14 – June 21
  • Gemini: June 21 – July 20
  • Cancer: July 21 – Aug. 10
  • Leo: Aug. 11 – Sept. 15
  • Virgo: Sept. 16 – Oct. 30
  • Libra: Oct. 30 – Nov. 22
  • Scorpio: Nov. 23 – Nov. 29
  • Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 – Dec. 17
  • Sagittarius: Dec. 18 – Jan. 18

What others are saying about the new addition to the zodiac:

TELL US! What’s your reaction?  Do you like your new sign?


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  1. Noooo!!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe my sign changed. And worst of all I’m the Ophiuchus now. Gross.

  2. Sounds like bad news for everyone with a tattoo of their horoscope sign! LOL

  3. I am a Leo through & through and always will be even though now I’m apparently a Cancer?!?

  4. I agree, Ami – I’ve been a Scorpio all my life… why change now? :)

  5. I actually like my new sign! I’m a Leo now. How cool!

  6. Well this is stupid. LEAVE THE SIGNS ALONEEEEEEEEE They should NOT be changed. This messes everything up now…

  7. This only applies to people born after the year 2009

  8. this is stupid. My husband and Daughter are both Aries, but now, she is a pisces and he is still an aries?? this is bogus. Or if I have a child born on my birthday, we have 2 different signs? dumb.

  9. This article was misleading, the tropical zodiac that we in western culture follow has not changed. The discovery of the 13th zodiac sign was made in the sidereal zodiac, which is more commonly followed in the east and who’s assigned zodiacs are always changing due to their adamant following of the equinoxes that we ignore.

    Your zodiac sign is the same

  10. They admit the earth has moved off it’s axis, there’s proof the north and south magnetic poles are changing, but no one will admit something will happen on 12/21/2011..
    people say its writen in the stars, well how can we read it when its not what we think it is..
    whats next adding another day to the year? oh wait there doing it already – leap year.. lol

  11. This is just Stupid! Get a life and find the cure for Cancer! That’s what we need, PLEASE

  12. i have been a virgo since the day i was born, now they say im a leo….ya no i will be a virgo til the day i die no one will ever change that.

  13. Is that true, dan? does it only apply to people born after 2009?

  14. One of my favorite comments on Twitter this morning: “Ahhh….if this Ophiuchus is indeed true, then the basic fundamentals of Astrology had been wrong. Which means Astrology isnt a science :)”

  15. I agree with Tiffany that they should just leave the signs alone. Way to screw with my aura, universe!

  16. does that mean all the newby zodiac people will be called “Opies”??????

  17. I hope not, Linda! LOL

  18. wouldn’t it be wiser if we kept the sign we were born with? because now all of sudden, our personality traits have magically also changed? I ain’t not schizophrenic or notin’. but I always knew a change (or update if you will) in the horoscope signs and stars was long over due.

  19. I’m a bit upset…..im the new sign now!!!!!!! I wouldn’t mind that much but i got the saggy sign tattoed on me for nothing now!!!!! does any one even know how to pernounce this new sign??????

  20. I don’t think this is any different then when they fund out that some people have 2 DNA’s when are people going realize God calls all the shots not us . What’s wrong with ophiuchus (o-few-cus) it don’t look any stranger then a half man and half horse at least it’s realistic looking and not from a story book and I was the sag., and now supposedly the new sign. It makes no difference to me cause I am what I am Gods child.

  21. Whoa… didn’t even know that was possible, Brenda. 2 DNAs?

  22. Look guys don’t wrry about tht at all. Let the new born babys worried about tht it will take approximately 100 years for us to accept it so tht means 100 years from now we all will be dead…I’m a scorpio and live my life like a scorpio and tht shiiit will never change unstill the day I die …so to all dnt worried about the new zodiac sign its not for us its for our new born god blesss….2012 will be the last day on earth..live life well(LLW)

  23. They didn’t really change

  24. WTF? Bump this new zodiac sign BS I AM NOT A DANG GONE TAURUS… I WILL NEVER CHANGE MY SIGN I AM AND WILL ALWAYS BE A GEMINI & MY KIDS WILL NOT BE CHANGING THIER SIGNS EITHER OVER SOMEONES OPINION FORGET THAT and the only ones sign who didnt change is my husbands who is so far from being a true aguarius

  25. Stubbornness is a trait of the bull…Taurus.

  26. I recently felt like I wasn’t acting like a virgo. I recently discovered that I have some untapped gifts that are very uncharacteristic of a Virgo but very characteristic of a Leo.

    Who knows?

  27. If ther is any smart ppl out ther and I know ther is then u wuld relies that this new sign is the devil read about the new sign hell look at the picture the picture speaks for its self that picture is basicly sayn the the devil will be born as a man a serpent taken human form the antichrist to take over read all of the new testament in the bible god talks about all of it. The end is near ppl get saved


  29. pls dont tell me ive changed… im not changing… i was born this way baby… Miss. Germanotta ;)

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