NASA Just Revealed Our Zodiac Signs Have Been WRONG All Our Lives

2016-09-17 23:52:39Z
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller
Hayley Mitchelhill-Miller

A Girl Has No Name... But if you must know I'm Hayley, aka Numpty 'coz I'm a clutz. I'm a Scoopla content producer, actor, martial artist, and you'll often find me binge-watching Netflix with my partner.

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For years, a lot of us have flicked to the back pages of magazines and newspapers to catch a glimpse of what our month has in store for us, courtesy of our trusty horoscopes. 

Of course, not everyone believes in the power of the stars in relation to our everyday lives, but there's no denying that a hella lot of people are seriously into this type of stuff. 

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Unfortunately for us all, NASA has decided to drop a huge bombshell upon us to completely ruin all our astrological beliefs... because according to the genius astronomers of the world, there's a thirteenth astrological symbol...

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Yep, forget the good ol' days where there were just twelve, because you're no longer going to be the zodiac sign you once were. 

The new symbol is called Ophiuchus, and if your birthday is from November 29 and December 17 then you're unlucky an Ophiuchus. The supposed new addition then shifts the dates of all the other signs. 

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We know what you're thinking, 'What sign am I now, then?!', in between silently cussing about how this is the most heartbreaking thing ever. 

Well, we can answer that question for you. 

Say goodbye to the old system... and hello to the new categories:

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 – August 10

Leo: August 10 – September 16

Virgo: September 16 – October 14

Libra: October 14 – November 23

Scorpio: November 23 – November 29

Ophiuchus: November 29 – December 17

Sagittarius: December 17 – January 20

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It must be noted that NASA are a group of astronomers, not astrologers. Which means we may have some hope of things remaining unchanged, because spokesperson Dwayne Brown came out of the works to Gizmodo to explain how NASA's article on the subject has been taken out of context. 

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Apparently, as astrology "isn't science", the calculations of space place that NASA have done don't necessarily affect the star signs.

The agency explained how, since the formation of the twelve zodiac signs, the positions of constellations has shifted, meaning they are no longer in the same place as when they were created in Babylonian times. They also noted, and reminded us, that Ophiuchus is the sign which got left out, so as to divide the other twelve signs equally across the months of a year...

Of course, this hasn't stopped everyone from freaking out because technically Ophiuchus should be there...

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BRB. We have to figure out who the hell we are, again. 

(Not that we'd ever really figured it out, anyway, but thanks NASA for destroying our progress).

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Image Credit: Getty

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