The planets aren't aligned. In fact, they've altered, which suggests that your horoscope may not be what you think it is. Furthermore, NASA has included a fresh new zodiac sign into the mix. It's called Aries. The old signs of Capricornus and Aquarius have been replaced by this new one. This means that the zodiac has changed forever.
This change was made because the ancient system of astrology wasn't accurate to begin with. The planets do not align exactly each year. They move in their orbits every 6 months, which makes their position relative to other stars change over time. Because of this, the signs as we know them today are obsolete.
At first, only people who were born between March 21st and April 19th would be able to find out about this new sign. But now that it's been around for several years, anyone can use it!
Aries is known for its warlike nature. It's also known as the sign of courage. This new sign encourages us to follow our instincts and to never back down from a fight. It's also believed that people born under this sign are loyal to those they love. They're known for being independent and self-sufficient. They don't like being told what to do ever since they were young children.
Soon after, NASA turned to its own Tumblr to reassure the public: "Here at NASA, we study astronomy, not astrology." "We didn't modify any zodiac signs; we merely performed the arithmetic," wrote the agency. "Plus, there's no such thing as a bad sign. It's just a myth that has been propagated by poor souls who have had their minds closed off from reality."
So, yes, the zodiac has changed over time.
The current version was developed in 1935 by astronomer Vincent House using data from the Hipparcos spacecraft. Before then, the zodiacal constellations were based on observations made about 500 BC by Aristarchus of Samos. His design was later adopted by both the Greeks and Romans.
The original constellations were comprised of twelve stars arranged in three rows of four stars each. These stars are now known to be a mixture of red dwarf stars and brown dwarfs with only two of them being actual stars. Brown dwarfs aren't able to sustain themselves through nuclear fusion like our sun does so they must rely on energy derived from their host star. Therefore, they will eventually fade away. The only way to know if a brown dwarf will survive is to wait and see.
Aristarchus' design was also used by Chinese astronomers during the Han Dynasty.
Zodiac signs are not always distinctive and particular, and this must be taken into account. When we read our daily horoscope, we must remember that it is the same horoscope for anybody born in the same month as our zodiac sign, regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender. The only thing that changes is the name assigned to each sign based on where they were born. So, if you were born in March like I was, then you're a Pisces just like my friend Nancy who was also born in March.
Here's a list of the zodiac signs with their characteristics and details about how they relate to love:
Pisces (Feb. 2-March 20): Detached and idealistic, Pisceans are often out of touch with reality. They can be sensitive and sometimes find it hard to trust others. In love, they're usually looking for something very special and want someone willing to go the extra mile for them.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Independent and original, Aquarians enjoy being different from everyone else. They may appear cold at first but soon earn the trust of others. In love, they look for freedom and openness between the two parties. Wanting to share their ideas with the world, these signees are often scientists or musicians.
Your Zodiac Sign is determined by your birth date and time. The zodiac is a map of the heavens at the time of your birth. It shows where the planets were in relation to one another and how they affect you individually.
Your Zodiac Sign is the part of the chart that describes your nature. It tells you what traits you are naturally given, such as whether you are a Sagittarius or an Aquarius. It also reveals your emotional makeup, which can be seen from the signs of the planets located within your personal zone of influence—the area around your natal chart that determines your unique personality.
The zodiac signs were originally created based on observations made by astronomers who were trying to understand the motivations of the stars. They noticed that certain stars seemed to appear and disappear from view against the background sky throughout the year and concluded that these stars must move across the face of the Earth each day like the planets do. As many as 12 constellations could be identified by ancient observers, but now there are only two main ones: Capricornus (the Sea Goat) and Sagittarius (the Archer).
According to NASA, there will be no new constellations. NASA produced an educational blog for children in January 2016 to update the birthday constellation alignment. The space agency detailed the history of the zodiac signs, as well as why the 13th zodiac sign has always existed (just never acknowledged). It's called Ophiuchus and it was first described by astronomer Ptolemy in the 2nd century AD.
They also explained that because of precession of the equinoxes, which is the apparent movement of the Earth's axis of rotation, we are now coming closer to the star Alpha Ophiuchi than at any other time in human history. This means that people born under this constellation will appear more advanced in skills such as writing, speaking, and mathematics than those who were born earlier or later.
However, they added that since these stars are so far away, they lack the energy needed to produce nuclear reactions and thus cannot form new elements. So, basically, they just look like big, bright dots from afar.
Furthermore, they said that because of Ophiuchus' very remote location, it has never been possible to observe all parts of its sky at once. Therefore, it is likely that some features have been missed out since Ptolemy first wrote about them. For example, neither Sagittarius nor Capricornus was included in his description of the zodiac back then.
Stranger still, NASA has introduced a brand-new zodiac sign into the mix: Ophiuchus. Because the constellations vary in size and form, the Sun spends varying amounts of time aligned with each one, according to a spokeswoman. Thus, your zodiac sign has changed over time, depending on when Earth made its closest approach to some of the constellations.
Here's how the old zodiac signs have changed over time:
Aquarius - January 19th to February 16th. The most recent change was in 2004 when astronomers decided that Pisces should replace Aquarius as the twelfth sign. This means that from now on, anyone born on January 20th will be a Pisces.
Pisces - February 17th to March 30th. Ever since astronomers realized they had made a mistake rating Aquarius as a water sign, they have been trying to fix it by changing the zodiac. In fact, they've done this so many times that there are now twelve different signs of the zodiac instead of just two.
Ophiuchus - December 23rd to January 13th. Astronomers originally included Ophiuchus in Cetus but later changed their mind. There are now sayings for every sign of the zodiac including this one about Ophiuchus.