Did NASA Just Change Your Zodiac Sign?
If you happen to follow astrology on a daily basis, like for instance, your horoscope, your astrology sign may be totally different from what you thought it was.
As bad as this may sound, some people lead their lives based on astrology. They follow their horoscope, wonder if they're compatible with others from another sign, some even have tattoos of their own sign. If you're one of these people, NASA has just ruined your life. Just kidding, but they are being blamed for it.
If you were to visit NASA's SpacePlace site, which is targeted to help kids, you would notice they revealed that there are actually 13 astrological constellations, not 12 as originally thought. This idea came from the Babylonians roughly 3000 years ago. However, to coincide with the 12-month calendar year, they made it an even 12 constellations that were said to be what the sun passes through. Aren't they clever?
The weakest link of the constellations would be Ophiuchus, which when pronounced out loud, sounds like an extremely wet sneeze. If this constellation were to be added to the star sign chart, this is what it would look like:
Capricorn January 20 – February 16
Aquarius February 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 – August 10
Leo August 10 – September 16
Virgo September 16 – October 30
Libra October 30 – November 23
Scorpio November 23 – November 29
Ophiuchus November 29 –December 17
Sagittarius December 17 – January 20
After doing the math, it turns out that 86% of the population were actually born under a different sign. For example, I would fall into this number. My birthday is August 31. Before, I was a Virgo. Now, I'd be a Leo. So, instead of carrying the Virgo weaknesses of shyness, being over-critical of myself, and hard working, my Leo weaknesses would be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, and lazy. Thanks, science!
Despite the quirkiness of some Babylonians, your personality traits cannot be predicted by anything or anyone, so don't let this affect your life. If you've lived your life as a Scorpio, which under this farfetched new calendar is only seven days (as if that makes sense), then be a Scorpio. Just don't freak out and question everything in the universe because of some chart. If that's the case, then you have much bigger problems to deal with than just your sign.