Imagine you’ve identified as a Virgo all your life and you woke up to discover that what you thought you knew was a lie. You were really a Leo! Aghghghgh! Well that’s what happened to many people when a blog post circulated a rather troubling idea.
It all started with a blog posted by NASA that raised a bit of concern to astrology buffs. According to the post, there’s a 13th sign called Ophiuchus.
Not only would that suggest that there are people who fall under that sign (and likely don’t realize it), but even more troubling, the post says that because the Earth’s axis has shifted over time, the sign you’ve identified with all your life may not be your sign at all. Your sign may really be the one that comes before the one you currently identify with.
That would also mean that your romantic partners, friends and family members potentially have different signs than you thought they had (so now you need to learn new personality attributes if you want some astrological insight into your relationships).
If this disturbs you, don’t fret. Scientists aren’t astrologers. While they may look their noses down on astrologers, they could stand to learn something from those who glean wisdom from studying the impact of the planets and the stars. Scientists track certain constellations of stars that correspond with the Zodiac.
It’s true that that there are more than 12 constellations and Ophiuchus does exist. It’s also true that the constellations have shifted over time. But what’s not true is the fact that astrologers recognize the constellations and the signs as being the same exact thing. Confused? This article might help. And if you want to find out about the sign you’ve always had (and get a free horoscope in process,) click here.