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Better tweak your personality – your star sign just changed

It turns out that the twelve signs of the zodiac were calculated wrongly – so now you could have a new star sign.

Image: ::toao:: via Flickr

THE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE around the world who regularly check the inside pages of their newspapers to read their horoscopes may now – officially – have been shown to be barking up the wrong tree.

Senior astrologers have identified/realised/decided (delete as appropriate) that the ancient calculations used to identify the twelve signs of the Zodiac was a miscalculation of astronomical (!) proportions.

The calculations at the time, it transpires, were based on the notion that the year was a 365-day event – and nobody had cared to recalculate the boundaries between the twelve signs of the zodiac since we learned that an astronomical year does, in fact, last for 365.24 days.

As it turns out, therefore, the ‘definitions’ – the 30-or-so day windows within which you need to have been born – were a little bit off, and the boundaries between the twelve signs have been recalculated.

Of course, that’s all on the basis that you ignore the thirteenth sign of the zodiac: Ophiuchus.

So, via MSNBC, here are the 13 new star sign windows:

  • Capricorn: January 20 – February 16
  • Aquarius: February 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: August 10 – September 16
  • Virgo: September 16 – October 30
  • Libra: October 30 – November 23
  • Scorpio: November 23 – 29
  • Ophiuchus: November 29 – December 17
  • Sagittarius: December 17 – January 20

It turns out, so, that the classic “I’m a Sagittarius, which probably tells you more than you need to know” may have been totally off all along. Shocker.

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