It turns out we’ve been reading our star signs incorrectly now with the inclusion of the new zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. So, has your sign changed? And what are the dates and personality traits of this 13th sign?
Just as we survived the second Mercury retrograde of the year (although, there’s now the ‘retroshade’ we have to endure), NASA has gone ahead and messed up the entire astrological calendar by changing the dates of every zodiac sign after unveiling a thirteenth sign.
Yes, according to NASA, there are no longer your standard 12 signs, which means there’s a good chance your star sign has changed.
Ophiuchus: The 13th zodiac sign
Ophiuchus is the name of the thirteenth constellation, and the symbol is commonly represented by a man bearing a snake.
“The line from Earth through the sun points to Virgo for 45 days, but it points to Scorpius for only seven days,” a NASA spokesperson said.
“To make a tidy match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact the sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12.”
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Personality traits of Ophiuchus
According to Medium.com, Ophiuchus spans from November 29 – December 17, and people who fall between these dates are “very excited and smart people”.
“They are information seekers and are also known for their attractive physical appearance,” the site states.
“They were gifted with wonderful qualities to interpret dreams, visions and seekers of wisdom. According to astrology, they naturally attract good luck. They are honest and intelligent people.”
The Ophiuchus zodiac sign is also attracted to family life and dreams of living happily ever after.
On the downside, they can also be “irresponsible and uncomfortable”.
“They have a dry sense of humour and sarcastic comments can hurt someone.”
They’re also described as “reserved, arrogant and some have a very brutal temperament.”
In the relationship department, the Ophiuchus loves freedom so intimate relationships often spark jealousy.
New 13 zodiac sign calendar dates
Here are the changed dates of the zodiac calendar, should you wish to include Ophiuchus:
Capricorn: January 20 to February 15
Aquarius: February 16 to March 11
Pisces: March 11 to April 18
Aries: April 18 to May 13
Taurus: May 13 to June 21
Gemini: June 21 to July 20
Cancer: July 20 to August 10
Leo: August 10 to September 16
Virgo: September 16 to October 30
Libra: October 30 to November 23
Scorpio: November 23 to November 29
Ophiuchus: November 29 – December 17
Sagittarius: December 17 – January 20