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Zodiac Signs Change As Result Of NASA’s New Calculations

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Some people make important life decisions by analyzing their feeling or using their common sense. Others, however, leave it to the stars. Those are the ones who can’t figure out what they want on their own, so they rely on the magical guidance of astronomy. Obviously, since we belong in this latter group of people, we were somewhat upset when news came that all the dates of the Zodiac signs had been changed. But why?

The first people who came up with the Zodiac were the Babylonians. They created the signs 3,000 years ago, but left one out. Apparently, it was more convenient to use twelve signs instead of thirteen, because that way they fit perfectly with the twelve lunar cycles per year. This, of course, means that all the personality profiles based on our dates of birth have been wrong all along.

 

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Source: NASA

For the first time ever, NASA redid the calcululations, and came to the conclusion that things have changed since the times of the ancient Babylonians. The sky of today isn’t the same as it was thousands of years ago, because the Earth’s axis doesn’t point in exactly the same direction anymore. To accomodate the shift of the axis, NASA made some big changes to the Zodiac, that reflect the real periods of time the sun spends in alignment with each constellation. These periods are different for every constellation: for example, the sun points to Scorpio for only seven days, but in the case of Virgo, it’s 45 days. These varying durations were taken into account, the missing sign, Ophiuchus, was put back in, and the dates of all the other signs were moved.

However, NASA immediately pointed out that there is a huge difference between astronomy and astrology. “Here at NASA, we study astronomy, not astrology,” the space agency posted on Tumblr. “We didn’t change any zodiac signs, we just did the math.” What this means, is that classic astrologers are likely to reject this new Zodiac. As for you, only you can decide what to believe in.

Here are the dates of the new Zodiac. What sign are you now?

Capricorn: January 20 — February 16

Old dates: December 22 – January 19

Characteristics: Determined, dominant, practical, willful

1

Aquarius: Feb 16 — March 11

Old dates: January 20 — February 18

Characteristics: Knowledgable, humanitarian, serious, insightful, duplicitous

2

Pisces: March 11 — April 18

Old dates: February 19 – March 20

Characteristics: Fluctuating, deep, imaginative, reactive, indecisive

3

Aries: April 18 — May 13

Old dates: March 21 — April 19

Characteristics: Active, demanding, determined, effective, ambitious

4

Taurus: May 13 — June 21

Old dates: April 20 — May 20

Characteristics: Secure, has a subtle strength, appreciative, instructive, patient

5

Gemini: June 21 — July 20

Old dates: May 21 — June 20

Characteristics: Communicative, indecisive, inquisitive, intelligent, changeable

6

Cancer: July 20 — August 10

Old dates: June 21 — July 22

Characteristics: Emotional, diplomatic, intense, impulsive, selective

7

Leo: August 10 — September 16

Old dates: July 23 — August 22

Characteristics: Natural leader, warm, generous, faithful, initiative

8

Virgo: September 16 — October 30

Old dates: August 23 — September 22

Characteristics: Analytical, practical, reflective, observational, thoughtful

9

Libra: October 30 — November 23

Old dates: September 23 — October 22

Characteristics: Balanced, justice-minded, truthful, beautiful, appreciates perfection

10

Scorpio: November 23 — November 29

Old dates: October 23 — November 21

Characteristics: Transient, self-willed, purposeful, unyielding

11

Ophiuchus: November 29 — December 17

Old dates: None

Characteristics: Rebellious, secretive, empathetic, natural healer, wise

12

Source: iEmoji

Sagittarius: December 17 — January 20

Old dates: November 22 — December 21

Characteristics: Philosophical, likes to experiment, optimistic

13

Source: astrology-zodiac-signs.com
h/t: whats-your-sign.com, astrology-zodiac-signs.com
From: diply

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