The 13th Sign by Kristin ODonnell TubbWhat if there was a 13th zodiac sign?
You’re no longer Sagittarius, but Ophiuchus, the healer, the 13th sign.
Your personality has changed. So has your mom’s and your best friend’s.
What about the rest of the world?
What if you were the one who accidentally unlocked the 13th sign, causing this world-altering change—and infuriating the other 12 signs?
Jalen did it, and now she must use every ounce of her strength and cunning to send the signs back where they belong. Lives, including her own, depend on it.
No, Your Zodiac Sign Is Not Changing (Updated)
Skip navigation! Here at Refinery29, we invest a lot of meaning in the astrological sign we were born into — like, a lot a lot. Imagine our surprise and okay, slight panic , when we got the bone-chilling news that NASA may have declared the date ranges by which we define the signs to be all wrong. Once we got over the initial shock, being the voracious stargazers that we are, we knew we needed to take a closer look. In a blog post published back in January of this year, NASA reminded us that there are, in fact, 13 constellations in the original zodiac.
It seems your zodiac signs are as they've always been. In a statement to Gizmodo , NASA clarified that there's a big difference between astronomy, which is the science that specializes in celestial objects, space and the universe; and astrology, which is the study related to star signs and horoscopes. Everything is right with the world. Carry on. Here's our original report: Seasons change, friendships come and go, time passes, but the one thing that we knew for sure would be forever?
26, , PM PDT / Source: TODAY. By Gina Vivinetto. This news We didn't change any zodiac signs, we just did the math.” RELATED.
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Rather than following the movement of the visible stars, Western astrology is based on the apparent path of the Sun as seen from our vantage point on earth. Within that path, astrologers have carved out static zones, and we track the planetary movements against these. That is why zodiac sign dates remain the same even as the heavens keep shifting. Ptolemy used the same names for the zodiac signs as he did for the constellations, which is why there is confusion around the horoscope birth date range. It begins every year with the Aries pseudo-constellation, which is based on the position of the Sun at the spring equinox on March Yours Truly, Ophi. As sixth-grade stargazers, we traveled to Huntsville, Alabama for a week to attend Space Camp, earning our wings and learning about the likes of G-forces, freeze-dried food and shuttle missions.
If you're one of those people who checks your horoscope religiously and attribute all your good qualities and bad qualities to your star sign, this might stress you out a bit. Various media outlets have reported that the signs have all been shifted, meaning that you could have a new star sign. This is not the first time this news has emerged. In this story surfaced, causing people every where to panic. Astrologers have said that this shift actually makes no difference to "tropical zodiac" system, the one we use in the western world. In this system signs do shift.
While most people probably make their important life decisions based on, oh I don't know, common sense and things like that, there's a certain type of person in this world that relies on the magic of astrology to help them figure what they're going to do. Yes, naturally we're in the latter half of that situation - and that's why we're really struggling with the news that the dates assigned to our zodiac signs have changed. Meaning we've all probably got a new star sign. If you want to get all technical about it, the reason for this radical change is down to the fact that the sky today is extremely different to how it was thousands of years ago, which makes sense. And because Earth's axis no longer points in the same direction, our astrological signs are about a month out. So what does this mean for you?