‘New’ star sign is freaking people out
People are freaking out after discovering they may have been following the wrong star sign for years.
The panic among zodiac fans comes after experts at NASA announced the stars had shifted, creating a 13th sign.
It's called Ophiuchus, is symbolised by a snake bearer, and is for people born between November 29 and December 17.
Astrological signs are determined by the sun's position in relation to a constellation on your day of birth.
Ancient astrologers wanted to chart the 360-degree path of the sun in a mathematically pleasing 12 equal parts, each one of 30 degrees.
They studied an apparent relationship between the constellations' placements in the sky and the movement of the sun and the 12 signs were born.
NASA, who are experts in astronomy which is the scientific study of everything in outer space, first cast doubt over the astrology signs back in 2016 when it identified a change in constellations.
"The sky has shifted because Earth's axis (North Pole) doesn't point in quite the same direction," the NASA post reads, explaining why 3000 years on from when the signs were created, things had changed.
If true, the 13th sign has a knock-on effect on other star signs, including some Scorpios who would now become Libras and Capricorns who are now apparently Sagittarians.
It's not clear why the story has resurfaced again, but it casts doubt over everything zodiac lovers know - and Twitter is blowing up.
Some have said they "refuse" to believe it while others have labelled it "cr*p" and some have rejected the idea of changing star signs completely.
WHAT IS YOUR NEW STAR SIGN?
Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the sun aligns with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year and nestles between Scorpio and Sagittarius.
The constellation, which comes from Greek words meaning "serpent bearing" is commonly represented by a man wrestling a snake.
Here are the new dates:
NOW: January 20 - February 16
OLD DATES: December 22 - January 20
NOW: February 16 to March 11
OLD DATES: January 21 - February 18
NOW: March 11 to April 18
OLD DATES: February 19 - March 20
NOW: April 18 to May 13
OLD DATES: March 21 - April 20
NOW: May 13 to June 21
OLD DATES: April 21 - May 21
NOW: June 21 to July 20
OLD DATES: May 22 - June 21
NOW: July 20 to August 10
OLD DATES: June 22 - July 22
NOW: August 10 - September 16
OLD DATES: July 23 - August 23
NOW: September 16 to October 30
OLD DATES: August 24 - September 22
NOW: October 30 to November 23
OLD DATES: September 23 - October 23
NOW: November 23 to November 29
OLD DATES: October 24 - November 22
November 29 to December 17
NOW: December 17 - January 20
OLD DATES: November 23 - December 21
Originally published as 'New' star sign is freaking people out
As if 2020 couldn’t get anymore odd NASA discovered a new star sign which means I am now a Leo and not a Virgo pic.twitter.com/h8Eco4Ne3Z— . (@HallucinNate) July 14, 2020
Looked up my star sign and NASA really tryna say i’ve downgraded from big brave lion to cold and distant crab. Not ready— ciara (@ciaraxkeane) July 14, 2020
#NASA People getting upset about the star sign dates being shifted is so stupid, if you (for some reason) believe aries defines you one way and pisces another, and you've now shifted between the two; that doesn't mean they're saying you're now this. They've just changed the name.— Tom(Tom) (@FlopCow) July 14, 2020