New Zodiac Sign Ophiuchus Discovered, and the Other Signs Have Changed Dates!

If you checked your horoscope earlier today … you might want to take a look again, because you were most likely reading the wrong forecast for the day. That is, if you agree with this new zodiac sign “Ophiucus” astrologers are introducing.

Apparently, the position of earth’s alignment has shifted (BIG TIME) prompting a change in Zodiac dates and the addition of a new sign called “Ophiucus.” So, instead of 12 signs …. there are now 13. And the signs that we’ve been using are a month off.

When Zodiac signs were first drafted up by astronomers in Babylon thousands of years ago, they purposely left off the 13th sign because it’s a snake (it’s alternate name is Serpens), and not only that, but 13 is known to be an unlucky number. And no one wants their birthday to be associated with a serpent, and on top of that, an unlucky number.

But now, in 2011, things have changed. If your birthday falls between November 29th and December 17th, you are now considered to be an “Ophiuchus.” Read up on your new Zodiac sign here. And read on below for more info. about this new astrological finding:

The field of astrology, which is concerned with horoscopes and the like, felt a major disruption from astronomers, who are concerned with actual stars and planets. The astronomers from the Minnesota Planetarium Society found that because of the moon’s gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month.

“When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it’s really not in Pisces,” noted Parke Kunkle, a member of the group’s board. Your astrological sign is determined by the position of the sun on the day you were born, so that means everything you thought you knew about your horoscope is wrong.

t turns out that astrology has had issues from its inception. (Aside from the fact that it tries to link personality traits with positions of the stars.) Ancient Babylonians had 13 constellations, but wanted only 12, so threw out Ophuchicus, the snake holder. Libra didn’t even enter the picture until the era of Julius Caesar.

According to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, here is where the real signs of the Zodiac should fall. Get ready for your world to change forever.

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.

Source: TIME

Do you believe in astrology … and if so, do you agree with the new sign and the changing of the old ones? Let us know in the comments and take our poll below!!


  • Maegan

    You sound kind of stupid saying it was just “discovered” when its been around since the zodiac was created.

  • http://www.twitter.com/GossipOnThis Dustin

    @Maegan: And your name is spelled stupid. So what?

  • Raylin

    This is actually pretty old. Astrologists have known for ages about the alignment being off. In actuality, 2000 years ago it wasn’t off. But because of the Earth’s axis, it has shifted back almost a whole sign.

  • lisa rose

    This is CRAP!!!!!!

  • sarmarchi
  • dickface

    PENIS PIE

  • Rosalee

    i say who cares if they r off leave it b its stupid 2 change it now and 2 add a new would b ridiculous stop tryin 2 fix crap!!!

  • HR

    This is not going to change me… and this is not going to affect me. No matter what anyone says, or the way people manipulate things, I will be me…

  • siderealastrologyfan

    Sidereal astrology has been around for a long time and, contrary to what tropical astrologers still cling to, all astrology began as sidereal astrology, hence they were named after the constellations. Where else would they get their name from? Some sidereal astrologers use the 13th sign and some do not and go with the original 12 (though they count the dates for Ophiuchus as the dates for Scorpio).

  • http://gossiponthis.com/2011/01/13new-zodiac-sign-ophiuchus-discovered/ Danielle

    Ths is kinda dumb I just dont see why its shifted to only have a sign for 6 days?

  • onlyyou

    mann! i want to stay Sagittarius!!!! SO FREAKING DON’T CHANGE THE ZODIAC :(

  • Chelsea

    BULLSHIT !

  • Skye Edward

    This is a load of crap. Don’t change what doesn’t need to be changed. Please re-evaluate this lame and unnecessary discovery and shut the hell up.

  • Skye Edward

    @dickface:

    Well said.

  • Skye Edward

    @Dustin:

    Agreed.

  • Tammy

    This is a bunch of phewy according to dailyhoroscope.com. This Ophiuchus thing is a constellation and not a zodiac sign – http://www.dailyhoroscope.com/horoscope-headlines/ophiuchus-the-13th-zodiac-sign

  • Nancy

    @Dustin: Really Dustin that’s all you got? @ Maegan… You read the article, did you not? Then his title (Which is designed to grab your attention) worked. As far as it being newly “discovered” Just because they knew about it millions, even billions of years ago doesn’t meant that it could not have been recently discovered.

    My point is… Dinosaurs existed billions of years ago. I’m sure that possibly a cave man could have discovered their existence at one point. Then here we come and NEWLY DISCOVER them.
    You getting it yet? It’s kinda like your mom discovered a new way to spell Maegan. Which I’m sure she thought was pretty unusual, but according to census 1960-1990 MAEGAN was actually pretty popular…
    Need another example? My son is discovering how to walk… That does not mean that he is the first to ever walk, but HE has/is discovered it for himself.

    In other words…. Our generation of Astrologers have just discovered this for us and themselves… Got it now?

  • Mike

    This is bullshit on the galaxy of this sucks camel dicks. I am so pissed about this you cant just change who you are what the hell this fucked up.

  • sabrina

    why are people so annoyed with this?
    you should be mad that everything you thought you knew was a lie, and then accept that you’re sign is different.
    always thought i had a lot of aries traits when i was always said to be taurus….

  • Elizabeth

    im a Capricorn

  • Travis

    @HR:

    I completely agree. I AM A GEMINI. I fit every description of one. You can’t tell me I’m a taurus. So just.. shut up people. Lawl. =P

  • Dawg

    Stop whining you little faggots, you are who you are. Get over it. A stupid sign doesn’t define you.

  • Jill

    This is a crock of crap

  • DickFart

    Who gives a shit !!!! So the signs changed now all you people who were unhappy and blaming your signs can say its because u were following another sign. Use it love it bitches

  • Angela

    I was bothered at first. It’s kind of like having my identity stolen from me…but there were things that fit me about my previous sign because I wanted them to and many things that didn’t at all. Therefore I looked at what I am now and I was shocked that even though I wanted to reject some of what it said, it fit me much better than the other. Then I looked up my family members and theirs fit them better too. The only one I wasn’t able to review was my daughter since she falls under the new sign. I’ve made charts for all my family members before for fun, so I guess I’ll roll with it and see what comes up now that the zodiac signs have changed. I guess I can look at it as a fresh start, instead of a loss. Might be interesting : )

  • cathy

    i believe in the zodiac signs. but why do they have to disrupt what clearly was hidden so many years ago?

  • cathy

    @Travis: i agree! i fit the description of the taurus 200% for so long and now they are trying to say that i’m an aries! bologna!!!

  • Angela

    Remember that when you read your sign that your not getting all the information. What time you were born, the houses, your moon sign, etc. all affect you sun sign. So even if you’ve read your sign in the past and it seemed to fit you, the new one may too under the those influences which changed how you’re personally affected. You still may carry very many traits of what you were, mattering how strong your rising sign is over you as well as find new things that fit too.

  • Kat

    Hmm… the Minnesota Planetarium Society? Never heard of them. Sounds like a publicity stunt. I;m interested in how they did the calculations for the time intervals between some of the signs, though; six weeks for Virgo and one week for Scorpio?

  • Angela

    Hi Kat. Star signs are determined by the position of the sun at a certain day and time. The difference of weeks depends on how quickly the sun moves through those positions. This is what determines when a sign begins and ends. Think of it as winter month’s days are shorter…this may help you understand it.

  • Angela

    Has anyone turned up whether this is a hoax or not? Sounds like a hoax getting a lot of reaction.

  • Melissia

    You people can take your fucking 13th sign and shove it up your asses completely. I just had my familys signs tattooed on by back. Now I’m fucking pissed. Leave shit alone and stop changing shit. WHAT THE FUCK IS EVERYBODYS PROBLEM!!!!!!

  • Vianney

    I hate the new Zodiac sign i’m not comfortable in LEO i use to come along with my VIRGO Zodiac Sign Lame “Ophiuchus

  • reiner

    I use to be comfortable with my old zodiac but new one is totally lame because my old zodiac Taurus fits my personality and my new one does not (just a little).Its tottaly MAJOR-MAJOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Galing ko mag – eglish no.

  • anonymous

    I love the new zodiac We have to be happy that we are still alive It’s the same just a new one

  • anonymous

    correct we have to be happy

  • Starbuck

    WHOOHO!!! Battlestar Galactica gets a 13th planet, I got dibs!

  • Andre

    lol So does this mean we get a new month on the calendar as well?

  • Claudia

    wtf!! this is fuckn stupid idgaf im always gonna on leo cuz thtas what i am fuck u all that wanna change that im not gonna listen to it ….

  • Lena+Dad+Mom

    Wait…if the signs changed, does that mean the months changed too?! It isn’t January OHMYGOD! IT’S DECEMBER!!!!!! >:OOOO

  • Gemini and Taurus

    Yeah…. my birthday lies in between those days so even if they were to change it, I think I have a bit of both zodiacs. Still is stupid. You don’t mess with ancient Greeks cause they are so smart, we are still trying to figure them out.

  • fap

    Two signs I have now, cool.I love my Caprycorn sign.I am a true one.I will keep it for my upper head and save the new Sagy one for lower head.There , problem solved.B happy, people, and fu……. the rest of this bshit.Happy 2011 w 13 months now,hahahahaha,

  • http://www.twitter.com/ejjapan Eric J

    The Western Zodiac doesn’t follow precession for a reason, its NOT that people didn’t know about the shift of the Earth’s axis. Western Zodiac follows the seasons (which makes more sense). Even if we tilt due to precession we still go into the Spring/Fall equinoxes and Summer/Winter solstice about the same time every year. So beginning of spring/ spring equinox = beginning of Aries, and so on (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Equinox). Think about it, the earth tilts which makes the constellations APPEAR to have shifted which makes the sun APPEAR to have “entered” the constellation at a different time, that’s all. The stars are not what is moving it’s the earth that is tilting (why would a group of suns shift together in one direction anyway).

    The ancients just used the constellations to map where the sun was (and believed that the sun “rose” because they were ignorant of the fact that it’s actually the earth rotating) and used to mark the beginning, middle, ending of the seasons. They noticed certain characteristics of people in certain seasons. And believed that the sky was a “firmament” (solid enclosed dome) too.

  • Joannie

    I was born a Libra and grew up to become a professional artist. It suits me perfectly. No way I’m becoming a virgo now.

  • page esquire

    Ok 1 the zodiac is a luner calender . And always has been. 2 the first is draco and we are only just begining to see his head. the meso americans say that it takes 200 years from 12-21-2012 to settle into a normal cycle. Over this time snake will “grow” his wings back persionally I think this will help explain plutos irregular orbit. 3 the numbers work like this 28 days in 13 mounths for a total of 364. and every year dracos starts 6 hours later there by changing it’s element (ie. earth air fire water)which has not even been covered by these fools. 4 midnight (24:01) on 12-23 is the shortest day and there fore the first. because noon is always changing but midnight never changes also the new (dark) moon is the first day of any sign.

  • Deidre Brown

    If they have known for so long then they should have changed it then. I am a Scorpio and i will always stay one. And this new stuff says that out of all the signs that the stars are only is Scorpio for six days. But rest all get almost a month. I just think they are trying to make this world different. I mean they already took away Scorpio’s rulling planet of pluto. Which i am sorry a planets a planet whether is a dwarf planet or regular.I will never follow this new way of crap. I have read my descriptions of every sign. I have spent hundreds of dollars on books. And in every one of them, my description of me says I am a Scorpio, not a Libra.

    SO THE 12 signs will always be the way. If they were discovered before this and known before this, how come it is the first we are hearing about it.

  • Jessica

    how can they just change sighns like this after everyone has lived their whole life being one sighn n its now differnt i was a gemini and now i am a taurus i am not a taurus my personality id=s defnetly a geminis personality this is completley wrong they can not do this

    • http://www.facebook.com/dorven.castillano Dorven Castillano

      jessica if you are not born in 2010 or 2012 or whatever your sign is still same maybe

  • Lisa

    this all a bunch of crap u should leave the signs they way they are. we all grew up thinking one thing and now all of a sudden its differant? what about us who truely belive in this stuff and have our sins associated with a tatto on our bodies??? i do not belive in the change and I WILL NOT ACHKNOWLEDGE IT!!!

  • christian

    I’m aquarius four ever!!!!

  • http://gossiponthis.com/utannia utannia

    darn! i love being Scorpio!!

  • http://eps_mon08@yahoo.com ernesto

    no way to change my zodiac sign SAGITARRIUS, otherwise i will change my birthday date,,,,this is a very unclear situation……….

  • Brittany

    Chill out everyone. Apparently it’s only supposed to apply to those who were born after 2009. Doesn’t apply to any of us!

  • apache

    review that dates. feb 16 falls on two signs, capricorn and aquarius, same with march 11, april 18, may 13, etc… this one is a CRAP!

  • Theresa

    I am a Leo and always will be a Leo.

  • http://www.arabicanames.com arabica

    i m a pisces and i stay a pisces !!!

  • jamri707

    this is soooo confusing !!!!!! how the heck can i tell wat truly em????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • macoy

    this is so different.. how cud they change the zodiac again. my compabilities is gone…

  • RUBY

    diz is ridiculous. My zs changed.

  • Chat R Godoy

    Sagittarius is nicer than Ophiuchus because Sagittarius is a Horse then Ophiuchus is a serpent .I HATE OPHIUCHUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chat R Godoy

    OPHIUCHUS IS SO UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/janangelo.ballarda Jan Angelo Ballarda

      I think i vote for that

  • Chat R Godoy

    I LIKE ONLY SAGITTARIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!EVERYBODY DANCE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOVE EVERYBODY EVERYBODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DON”LOVE THAT THE FACE HAVE DIRT’S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DON”T KISS HER/HIM BECAUSE HE/SHE IS VERY VERY VERY UGLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DO YOU UNDERSTAND BOYS AND GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!NO KISSING OF UGLY GIRLS/BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OKAY BOYS AND GIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OKAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Chat R Godoy

    AGREED!!!

  • CYRIL

    According to my way of thinking – everything (somehow) matters -
    So I think, I agree with the 13 zodiac signs, simply because things are not always as we want them to be. And we cannot just ignore something only because we don’t like it.
    If it is really so, that Ancient Babylonians threw out a sign just because they were not confident enough to face number 13 and snake in the sign. Then it is just sad. They haven’t even thought about the possibility that the snake, especially back then, could be also regarded as a healer?
    I am myself Sagittarius according to the 12 sign cycle. And Ophiucus according to the 13 sign cycle. I can see the fear of the number 13 everywhere around me. An example for all, I was actually supposed to be born on the friday 13th but my mother was scared of it – so finally i was born on Sunday 15th.
    A number can made a dangerous one only in our minds, trust me on this one.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/janangelo.ballarda Jan Angelo Ballarda

    I though i am a capricorn but i am saggitarius

    • Warmog’s Favor

      Used to be Libra, now Virgo.