Earlier this week, someone online released a blog post stating there are now 13 Zodiac signs – compared to the previous 12. The astrological signs are determined by the suns position in relation to the constellation on the day of an individual’s birth.
More than 2,500 years ago, the Babylonian’s first invented the 12 signs of the Zodiac. Back then, they also saw the constellation of Ophiuchus. However, it didn’t fit and this was left out of the Zodiac signs.
Now, all these years later the Earth’s axis has changed, supposedly meaning that all the constellations are in a different place. Therefore, this would mean that the Zodiac signs (including their dates and meanings) have changed.
However, it was later revealed that this was fake news that circulated as NASA later made a statement saying they had made no change to the zodiac and pointed out the point that astrology is separate from astronomy.
It was based on a post that was written in 2016, and once again it had led to an outbreak of fake news – which it has also done in the past.
Although this news has now been confirmed as fake, how would it have changed your star sign?
Original dates: 22 December – 20 January
New dates: 20 January – 16 February
Those under the Capricorn zodiac sign are known for being dedicated to work – making them workaholics. However, they also have a more emotional and sensitive side to them. This is one of their standout personality traits, alongside discipline and being practical.
Capricorn’s are represented by a sea-goat. It represents that on the one hand, they are stubborn and hardworking, yet they also have their emotional side – which they keep hidden to others (represented by the hidden fishtail).
In terms of who they get on with the best, the Earth signs Virgo and Taurus get along well together as all three signs are hard-working and pragmatic.
Original dates: 21 January – 18 February
New dates: 16 February – 11 March
Those who are Aquarius are not only assertive but also analytical. For them to get close to people, they need time as they are independent individuals. However, once you become friends with them, you are guaranteed a friend for life!
The Aquarius glyph is represented by water – signifying the Aquarius’s ability to understand the energy around them. However, the two lines within the Aquarius glyph is also like an equal’s sign. This represents both the free-spirited and moody/stubborn side to any Aquarius individual.
Original dates: 19 February – 20 March
New dates: 11 March – 18 April
This star sign represents those with a creative and romantic nature. The Pisces glyph sign shows two fish linked together, and this is believed to show it is these individuals are connected to those around them.
This symbol also shows that those under the Pisces sign live half of their life in the spiritual realm and the other half in the mortal realm. This is what makes them the most spiritual compared to any of the other Zodiac signs.
Original dates: 21 March – 20 April
New dates: 18 April – 13 May
Those under the Aries star sign are famous for being passionate and fiery, yet also argumentative. With these personality traits, they tend to be the leader in their friendship group.
The Aries glyph sign “V” represents the horns of a ram – however, some interpret the symbol as a fountain that is squirting water. This water represents the youthful energy of an Aries, alongside those individuals with a strong sense of identity.
This goes alongside other key personality traits of individuals under the Aries sign, including determination and high energy. Aries individuals also known what they want from a relationship and will be intensely loyal and protective.
Original dates: 21 April – 21 May
New dates: 13 May – 21 June
Just like those under the Capricorn sign, those under Taurus also hold the stubborn personality trait. Their key characteristics include being materialistic, determined and practical.
Taurus is represented by the bull glyph with two horns on top. These horns represent extra sensory additions to the bull as Taureans are more in touch with their senses – compared to any other Zodiac sign.
They are dedicated to their work, and they do it with a slow and steady pace to ensure it is done to the best of their ability. They go on in life peacefully when they are left alone. However – be wary – when they are angered, you will see a significant change!
Original dates: 22 May – 21 June
New dates: 21 June – 20 July
Gemini’s are known to be affectionate and caring. However, sometimes they can also be nervous in certain situations and are unable to make on the spot decisions. They can talk to anyone, as well as be charming and flirty.
They are represented by the twin glyph, showing there are two sides to those under this zodiac sign. This sign also resembles the Roman numeral II. It shows – just like yin and yang – there are two sides to a Gemini, and for the individual to function, they cannot survive without the other.
Original dates: 22 June – 22 July
New dates: 20 July – 10 August
Individuals under the Cancer star sign are known to be the most loyal and the most intuitive. On the surface, they are gentle and patient with their temper; however, when someone annoys them, they will fight back – but in a very subtle way.
The Cancer glyph is comprised of two parallel symbols that come together – like a sideways 69. It is thought to represent either a crab’s claws or a woman’s breast. Similar to the crab’s claws, those under the sign do not let go of something so easily – such as relationships. In terms of the woman’s breast, this shows their more nurturing personality trait.
Original dates: 23 July – 23 August
New dates: 10 August – 16 September
Leo’s are known to be passionate and enthusiastic individuals as they are ruled by the sun. They strongly lean towards being a leader in all roles as they are striving and ambitious and will do any job to the best of their ability.
The Leo glyph is represented by a lion. The circular part of the sign is the body, and the curved shape represents the mane and tail. Although the circular shape represents the lion’s body, it also mirrors the sun – the ruling element of Leo. This is accompanied by the curved symbol on top representing the moon. These create a balance between leading by your head and heart.
Original dates: 24 August – 22 September
New dates: 16 September – 30 October
If you are super organised, a strong communicator and bright, then you are most likely a Virgo. Those under the Virgo star sign are hard workers – although modest – as well as being perfectionists. They also make for being conscientious individuals as friends.
The glyph for Virgo’s is thought to be an “unspoilt virgin woman”, as well as representing an M shape for “maiden”. However, it is also thought to show a crossed loop – representing the closed legs of a virgin. The crossed loop also signifies a gatekeeper – expressing how sensitive Virgo’s are to emotions and their strong ability to sense between right and wrong.
Original dates: 23 September – 23 October
New dates: 30 October – 23 November
Libra’s are known for balancing both love and their order in life. They hate mess – both in life and their homes – and enjoy the finer things in life. Libra’s handle both people in their private life and work environment by dealing with them skilfully.
The glyph is thought to show scales, which is symbolic for these individuals wants both harmony and balance in their lives. The image also shows a sun setting/rising on the horizon showing the Libra’s as “in-between nature” – which is their indecisive nature.
Original dates: 24 October – 22 November
New dates: 23 November – 29 November
Key characteristics of a Scorpio individual include being passionate, loyal and persistent. They are also known as the sexiest sign as they are both captivating and magnetic to those around them. However, they are also strongly dedicated to long term relationships and friendships.
The Scorpio glyph is similar to the letter “M” with an arrow entering from the right. This sign is closely associated with the signs spirit animal which is a scorpion. This animal mirrors their personality traits.
Ophiuchus (new sign)
New dates: 29 November – 17 December
The new sign on the block is Ophiuchus. Those who have been associated with this new star sign are thought to be complicated people who strike for success. However, this success isn’t just for them, but for anyone and everyone in their life.
These individuals are colourful, and when they step in the room they expect to be noticed and the topic of conversation. They are not interested in short term relationships as their emotions are strongly evolved.
The Ophiuchus glyph is thought to show a man wrestling with a snake – associated with Imhotep, a man who lived in Egypt in the 27th century BCE. These individuals are hot-tempered yet introverted.
Original dates: 23 November – 21 December
New dates: 17 December – 20 January
Sagittarius individuals are adventurous and optimistic, and it is no surprise that they are also restless. They showcase an independent nature and will always be honest with their friends due to their philosophical spirit and being outspoken.
The Sagittarius glyph represents an arrow, symbolising how those under the sign will always aim for their goal and do anything to make their dreams come true. This also represents how they aim for high standards and aim to live their life in an orderly way.
So, how have your dates changed for your star sign and does your new one suit your personality?