Astrological Signs: New Zodiac Sign Dates? List- New Zodiac Dates
Astrological Signs: New Zodiac Sign Dates - Have the Zodiac Sign Dates Changes?
So, one of the internet search terms catching fire right now is the phrase "new zodiac sign dates," leading search users to ask the questions have the Zodiac Sign Dates changed? What is happening with the Astrological Signs?
Short Answer: Not much.
Longer Answer: The folks at Minnesota Planetarium Society simply pointed out that the astrological signs and zodiac sign dates we are following today are different from the ancient Babylonians, who came with the Zodiac Sign system we use today.
The ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was "in" on the day a person was born. During the ensuing millenniums, the moon's gravitational pull has made the Earth "wobble" around its axis, creating about a one-month bump in the stars' alignment.
"When [astrologers] say that the sun is in Pisces, it's really not in Pisces," said Parke Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society.
So you technically, you could follow a new date for your zodiac sign. So for those who are really into Astrological signs, or maybe dissatisfied by their existing zodiac sign, here are your new zodiac sign dates, courtesy of the Babylonians.
- Capricorn: Jan. 20-Feb. 16
- Aquarius: Feb. 16-March 11
- Pisces: March 11-April 18
- Aries: April 18-May 13
- Taurus: May 13-June 21
- Gemini: June 21-July 20
- Cancer: July 20-Aug. 10
- Leo: Aug. 10-Sept. 16
- Virgo: Sept. 16-Oct. 30
- Libra: Oct. 30-Nov. 23
- Scorpio: Nov. 23-29
- Ophiuchus: Nov. 29-Dec. 17 *Discarded by the Babylonians because they wanted 12 signs per year
- Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20.
Now, it seems the good folks at the Minnesota Planetarium have decide to put Ophiuchus back in as the 13th Astrological Sign.
Ophiuchus is not included in standard astrological zodiacs, which divide the ecliptic into abstract 30-degree segments (implying exactly 12 signs) rather than using the physical constellations. However, a few astrologers using a sidereal zodiac use it as the 13th zodiacal sign.
As of January 13, 2011 Ophiuchus became the 13th sign in the zodiac according to the Minnesota Planetarium Society. It includes those born between November 29 and December 17. It is associated with ancient goddesses with a snake in each hand and represents healing, medicine and enlightenment. It is associated with the galactic center and the black hole.