It all began with a resurrected narrative. NASA has "found" a 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, also known as the serpent-bearer. Anyone born between November 29 and December 17 would be an Ophiuchus, neither a Scorpio or a Sagittarius. We did not alter the zodiac. The zodiac has altered itself.
The original 12 signs of the ancient zodiac were chosen by astronomers to represent the planets that were considered important enough to include in their studies. Since then, other patterns have emerged through history that have been incorporated into various religions around the world. In Europe, for example, some think they can identify certain traits people possess based on which zodiac sign they were born under. These traits are described as being like or contrary to a Scorpio or a Sagittarius. There are even schools who claim to be able to tell your future based on what sign you were born under.
In America, the tradition of describing someone's personality based on their zodiac sign originated with Charles Darwin. He believed that each person was born with a fixed set of traits determined by their zodiac sign. He called these traits "tropisms". For example, someone born under the sign of Capricorn would have a natural tendency to become a leader who wants success but doesn't want responsibility. This trait is said to be like that of a Capricorn animal: cold, disciplined, ambitious, and hardworking.
Following the discovery of a new constellation by NASA, a NASA blog article indicated that there are now 13 Zodiac signs, rather than 12—thus throwing the entire astrological chart out of whack. Ophiuchus is the 13th Zodiac sign, and it is the star sign for persons born between November 29 and December 17. The Ophiuchus star sign was developed by New Age author and spiritual teacher Lynne McTaggart.
The post-recession era has seen a rise in new age practices like astrology. With unemployment rates still high, confusion around the economy and fears about the future of work, many people may be turning to astrology to make sense of what's happening in their lives and those around them. However, some modern astrologers claim that there are now more than twelve planets in each sign, so none of us can be said to have a "zodiacal" sign anymore.
Furthermore, some people may believe that changing your birthsign every few years allows you to experience different parts of yourself and grow as a person. This is not recommended because there is no evidence to support such claims; instead, it is simply another example of how astrology is popular but not scientific.
What exactly is Ophiuchus? Ophiuchus is a snake bearer and the birth sign for persons born between November 29 and December 27. Those who believe in the modification, however, claim that it affects more than simply Sagittarians, and that the inclusion has thrown up the zodiac as we know it. They say that if you were born during a period of sensitivity to Ophiuchus' influence, then you will be affected by it even if you were not born during one of its exact dates. For example, people who were born during a time when Sagittarius was rising would have been influenced by this sign even if they were not actually born during one of its periods.
In addition, some say that if you were born during a time of sensitivity to Pisces influence, then you would be affected by it even if you were not born during one of its exact dates. People who were born during a time when Pisces was rising would have been influenced by this sign even if they were not actually born during one of its periods.
Finally, those who believe in the modification say that if you were born during a time of sensitivity to Aries influence, then you would be affected by it even if you were not born during one of its exact dates. People who were born during a time when Aries was rising would have been influenced by this sign even if they were not actually born during one of its periods.
EXPLANATION BY NASA "We saw your remarks regarding a zodiac tale that resurfaces every few years," the tweet says. The Babylonians omitted the 13th sign when they created the constellations 3,000 years ago. So we crunched the numbers.... The resulting chart is accurate as of today.
NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) takes its name from its principal product, which is an image of the night sky acquired through telescopes on Earth and released to APOD readers around the world on the evening of the date it was taken. The image is available for download by astronomers worldwide as well as members of the general public.
The picture is also used by scientists as a reference tool when researching objects in the sky. For example, scientists using data from the Hubble Space Telescope have referred to this image when discussing features seen in far-away galaxies.
It isn't every day that you get to see something so beautiful and amazing as the night sky, but with something like NASA APOD, you can enjoy these incredible images any night of the year. If you look carefully, you may even be able to find some of the objects pictured here!
What you thought was your astrological sign may no longer be your astrological sign. And a lot of us have crazy tattoos today. It turns out that the dates for the Western zodiac calendar have altered, with each one starting later—like, a lot later. If you were born in early to mid-January as a Capricorn, you are now a Sagittarius. If you had a birthday between February 2 and 8, you are now a Pisces.
The reason for the shift is because astronomers need a fixed point to divide the zodiac into signs. They used to divide it up using the ancient concept of "constellations," but these don't exist anymore. So instead, they use the stars that make up what are called the "constellation boundaries." This has only been done since about 150 B.C., so if you were around for any previous divisions, you would have been given different zodiac signs than what you see today.
The change happened because back then, there were only 12 constellations, while today there are more than 200. Also, scientists realized that some of the stars in the constellation patterns were actually not part of our galaxy, but rather other galaxies far away from Earth. So they decided to split them up into separate signs too. For example, Cancer still has 27 stars, but it's mostly made up of the Milky Way stars now instead of constellations like Ophiuchus or Serpens.
There are also signs whose dates have changed by more than a day.