Updated story: Have you been reading your star sign wrong this whole time?

Updated on July 22 with new information.

Are you who you thought you were?

If you’re an astrology and horoscope fan, you may have noticed everyone is talking about a big announcement from NASA.

Apparently, the stars have shifted and NASA has announced there is a ‘new’ star sign called Ophiuchus which means that your sign of the zodiac may have changed and you now have a different one.

However, all is not as it appears and astrologers are urging star sign fans not to panic.

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Mystic Jane, LifeStyle’s own astrologer has set the record straight.

“Your zodiac sign is based on the position of the sun in relation to particular constellations on the day you were born. These signs are based on charts, created by ancient astrologers.

"Ophiuchus has always been there,” she explains. “It's nothing new - it just wasn't selected as one of the original 12 zodiac signs by ancient Babylonian astrologers.

“Basically this was because 13 signs didn't fit nicely into the 12-month calendar they devised.”

She adds, “When people say NASA has announced there’s a new star sign, it’s simply not true. To be honest NASA has nothing to do with the ancient art of astrology, they are all about science.“

And NASA agree. “Here at NASA, we study astronomy, not astrology. We didn’t change any zodiac signs, we just did the math,” they wrote in an online statement back in 2016.

They added further in the article, “When the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs of zodiac, a birthday between about July 23 and August 22 meant being born under the constellation Leo.

"Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth’s axis (North Pole) doesn’t point in quite the same direction.”

But does this mean then that there is any impact on the zodiac signs, now that we are aware there has always been 13 according to ancient experts?

“No, says Mystic Jane. “Most astrolgers use the 12 signs of the zodiac that have always been used, and I can’t see it changing. We have always known about this 'extra' sign, we just stick to the traditional astro signs."

“However, if someone wanted to use the system of 13 star signs and the different dates – then you would just need to find an astrologer who reads that.”




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