Astronomers say that due to changes in the Earth's alignment the dates of many zodiac signs have changed. In addition, there may be a 13th Zodiac sign: Ophiuchus.
“The Earth spins and, like a toy top, the spin axis moves around, pointing in different directions. Today, Earth's spin axis points toward the pole star, Polaris. Around 3000 BCE* Earth's spin axis pointed toward Thuban. Astronomers call this motion of the spin axis precession.
“This means that if the sun was "in" a certain constellation on a particular date, it is in a different constellation on that date today. For example, the sun was in Pisces on March 1, 2000 BCE but it is in Aquarius on March 1, 2011 CE*.”
See if your Zodiac sign has changed below. And find out if your friends' signs have changed under the dates below.
The New Dates:
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
Mine did change! So, I guess my last tattoo makes sense now:
*Also, if you didn't know BC formerly know as Before Christ is now called BCE-Before Common Era. And who even knew what AD stood for anyway? (It was Anno Domini) So the new term is now CE-Common Era.
Wow! All kinds of new things to learn today!