Perhaps you have seen social media exploding with posts like “NASA shifts Astrological signs” or the opposite, “NASA is Not Changing The Signs Of The Zodiac”.. With all of the conflicting information and memes floating around- Are you wondering if you have been affected by changes? Don’t worry, we have the information you’re looking for as well as the reasons behind this conflicting information.
Q: Did the Zodiac Change? A: Yes
Did you notice the difference? There used to be twelve zodiac signs. The current chart depicts thirteen signs. The change was due to a date problem. It has been 3,000 years since the zodiac chart was updated. The starts are no longer aligned the same way due a natural wobble in Earth’s axis along its orbit known as precession. The sun is in a different constellation, so the previous chart was an entire constellation off.
What are the Correct Dates?
If you aren’t sure how to read a zodiac chart here’s a breakdown of the corrected dates and what they used to be.
- Aries: March 2 –April 19 Changed to: April 18- May 13
- Taurus: April 20–May 20 Changed to: May 13- June 21
- Gemini: May 2 –June 20 Changed to: June 21- July 20
- Cancer: June 21–July 22 Changed to: July 20- Aug. 10
- Leo: July 23–August 22 Changed to: Aug. 10- Sept. 16
- Virgo: August 23–September 22Changed to: Sept. 16- Oct. 30
- Libra: September 23–October 22 Changed to: Oct. 30- Nov. 23
- Scorpio: October 23–November 21 Changed to: Nov. 23- Nov. 29
- Ophiuchus: Not Charted Added to chart: Nov. 29– Dec. 17
- Sagittarius: November 22–December 21 Changed to: Dec. 17- Jan. 20
- Capricorn: December 22–January 19 Changed to: Jan. 20 – Feb. 16
- Aquarius: January 20–February 18 Changed to: Feb. 16 – March 11
- Pisces: February 19–March 20 Changed to: March 11- April 18
While Cosmopolitan reported that “NASA has decided to update the astrological signs…meaning that a whopping 86% of us now have a different sign.”
NASA didn’t actually change the chart. The Ophiuchus sign was left out by Babylonians and has been debated since 2011. Some astrologists have embraced its addition, however most still use the original chart.