WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a great day for Libras…only, you’re not a Libra anymore! Oops!

Call them the horror-scopes! It turns out zodiac fans, all these years you’ve aligned with one sign and SWORE you had all the traits that make that sign click…well, let’s just say there are new astrological projections that suggest a pile of stuff that comes out of the back of a bull (that’s Taurus, if you’re keeping score at home.)

Yes, according to a new report from the Minnesota Planetarium Society, your astrological sign has been very wrong for about 1,000 years.

In an interview with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a leading zodiac expert says signs based on the constellation of where the sun was at the time of your birth, were all off. Oops!

According to the society, the Earth has been wobbling on its axis for about 1,000 years and the days didn’t align right.

They’ve created a new zodiac calendar sure to put a wrinkle in the calendar, t-shirt, mood ring and general party discussion/water cooler world.

Sex-crazed Scorpios will now have to tell people they’re Libras! Holy Sagittarius! Proud like lions Leos will now have to tell people they’re Cancers! And all those folks who blame their split personalities on being Geminis, ha…nice try. Especially now if you’re a Taurus!

Here is the new list of signs as follows:

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
Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20

Note: there is an entirely new symbol…the Ophiuchus!

Yeah, just try telling someone you’re a Ophiuchus at a party!

For more on the new zodiac list, click  the following: http://www.startribune.com/lifestyle/style/113100139.html?elr=KArksUUUoDEy3LGDiO7aiU>

Comments (28)
  1. Mary Ann says:

    This made me laugh. It is crazy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Paul says:

    This is not news. It is stupid. Humans have known of this for 35,000+ years now, and it has long since been taken into account.

    Why now?

    1. dnarb says:

      35,000+ years ago, humanity was still in the stone age. The Chandler wobble is a small motion in the Earth’s axis of rotation relative to the Earth’s surface, which was discovered by American astronomer Seth Carlo Chandler in 1891. Nobody in astrology has bothered to calculate in the last 100 years what it means for your horoscope sign. Thats why now.

  3. Ash says:

    I don’t care if it says I’m an Aries.
    Honestly? I am a taurus, and I always will be NO MATTER HOW THE STARS ARE ALIGNED!!
    Why mess with thousands of years of history?
    If there is one this I know NO ONE not even nature should mess with, thats astrology.
    I will always be a Taurus. Don’t believe this one bit.

  4. Josh Butts says:

    No wonder when I read my daily horoscopes it made no sense to what was happening that day. So I thought I was a cancer but I’m really a gemini. This changes my whole life! AAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!

  5. Joseph Myers says:

    Odd that none of the astrologers predicted this…………………..

  6. Melly says:

    I cried! I’ve always been an Aries but not anymore… Well i dont care what this says.
    once an Aries always an Aries! forever and always!!
    ARIES LOVE!!!!

  7. Christopher Laycook says:

    Bologna, Always been Virgo, but most important, believe in God first anyhow.

  8. Linda Bailey says:

    Phooy, Born a Libra, I will stay a Libra. Its foolish to try and change it at this late date. Its like adding a new month to the calender.

  9. Michelle Mathisen Olson says:

    sry this is silly to suddenly say hey we are adding a new sign and guess what you aren’t what u thought you were… I am a Sagittarius not a Scorpio ewwww

  10. Katie Baugh says:

    I will stick to the old chart. My sign fit me perfect! The new one is not me at all. I have been a Capricorn and I will stay that way! Thank you very much!

  11. grow up people! says:

    Wow, people still read this horoscope junk? i thought it was inaccurate and childish years ago! Now they come up with some excuse to try to justify why it was never true for all these years! What a joke!

  12. trust in God! says:

    Why trust in the stars, instead of trusting in the One who made the stars? Ask the Lord Jesus Christ into your life to love you, guide you, and protect you. He loves you deeply, and will never let you down. Ask Him to show you if He is real, and He will be delighted to answer you! He is much more powerful than the stars! Ask Him!

  13. Zweb Wolf says:

    what jack hole decided to change this?

  14. Something Fishy says:

    Is this a PR attempt to raise money?

    The Minnesota Planetarium Society does not have a public planetarium, it was torn down in 2002, and they are fundraising.

    An interesting way to increase traffic on their website for donations.

    How about a second opinion from someone else in the world?

  15. Overlapping Days says:

    The “new” chart has 13 overlapping days – someone on April 18 would be both a Pisces and Aries.

    This has to be a hoax!

    Is this coming from The Onion or an early April Fools prank?

  16. ES says:

    Seriously, isn’t there anything else newsworthy to report besides this? Must be a slow day in the news.

  17. icardenas says:

    What !!!! Dont no who i am anymore!!! Born a Capricorn and now im what ? Glad i never tatooed the capricorn sign on me…..This is to funny..

  18. Josie Flores says:

    this is really stupid!!! has anyone noticed that there is something wrong????? guess not!!! i was born Nov. 29 witch i was a Sagittarius now im a Scorpio & an Ophiuchus take a look at the dates on there!!!
    Scorpio November 23 to November 29
    Ophiuchus November 29 to December 17

  19. Jenny says:

    but it does count if you where born after 2009

  20. Leslie says:

    this corresponds quite well with Vedic/Sidereal Astrology which I’ve always felt was more accurate than Western Astrology. Now there’s more proof of what I’ve been telling my friends..

  21. Chrissy Anholt says:


  22. Susan Aiu says:

    Aloha, from a Hawaiian astrologer. The discrepancy in dates comes from the precession of the equnoxes when the Zodiac systen slowly backs in it’s 29,000
    year cycle. /astrikigers say that the yearly cycle begins at the first day of spring, which alll the stone circles are set up to mark these Solstice points.
    So, from this professional astrologer, you are stilill the same SUN sign, and by
    progression you do move forward a degree a year.
    When these jokers study the subject and understand the math of this system we are in, they may get it.

  23. the world may never know says:

    Actually this version of the zodiac has been around much longer than the one we have now. Our world used to run on a 13 month lunar calendar (28 days per month). After we switched to a 12 month calendar they switched to a 12 sign zodiac…some conspiracy theorists suggest it was to throw off future astrologers from being able to make accurate predictions, but…. can’t breath…h-e-l-p….

  24. A celestial word says:

    Ophiuchus is not only not new, it’s also not related to precession (or ‘precision’ as the news report said).

    Ophiuchus and precession are both separate issues, and neither of them affect the zodiac (as we use it). The only reason that this has been mentioned is in an attempt to discredit astrology by certain astronomers – why they might do this is beyond me (perhaps they feel threatened by it). Either that or Plancke is actually an idiot who doesn’t actually understand astronomy (unlikely).

    The main point that needs understanding is that tropical astrology doesn’t care about the constellations. Secondly, sidereal astrologers, who do care about the constellations, also do not include ophiuchus because it barely touches the ecliptic and a major condition for a zodiac sign to be used is that the sun and all the planets pass through that sign/constellation – ophiuchus does not live up to that claim.

    Tropical astrology, in case you’re not aware, is calculated by the intersection of the celestial equator with ecliptic. Imagine two big rings that are at angles to one another. At two points the two rings will intersect (one right opposite the other). The equator of the earth, were it projected into space, intersects with the ecliptic (the apparent band that the sun moves around) in the same way in two places. These are the equinoxes – the autumnal equinox and the vernal one. Tropical astrology concerns itself just with these, nothing to do with the constellations that comprise the background picture. These two points of intersection are further divided into two so that we get four quadrants which are again divided into three to give 12 zodiac signs of an equal 30 degree arc. Note that the constellations are anything but equal and so we know that the signs do not relate to them.

    Therefore the inclusion of a random constellation into the zodiac is meaningless, as the (tropical) zodiac is not comprised of constellations AT ALL for a start, and even the sidereal one is only comprised of those constellations that intersect the ecliptic enough that all the planets will pass through them when they make an orbit of the ecliptic – ophiuchus doesn’t.

    So not only do tropical astrologers not use ophiuchus for good logical reasons, neither do sidereal astrologers.

    The next part of these stories is the idea that your sign is the one before hand. This is just muddling sidereal astrology with ophiuchus and confusing it for tropical astrology. IN other words the astronomer is clearly not aware that there are TWO zodiacs currently en vogue, one based upon the actual constellations (sidereal) and the other based upon the tropics (tropical).
    The Sun sign columns and indeed most of us all use tropical astrology. Therefore the suggestion that your sign is wrong is wholly incorrect. It’s the same as it always was. The astronomer clearly was not aware of how astrology actually works.
    That said, some people use sidereal astrology and those that do are fully aware of how precession works and the fact that their signs were one previous and have always been aware of this for centuries.

    There is nothing new to be found in these articles save for what many astrologers have known all along. Astronomers know next to nothing about the astrology that they criticise, and, embarrassingly enough for them, they even muddy up the astronomical parts when discussing it.

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