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

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