What's Your Sign?

   By drodriguez  Jan 15, 2011

People will probably be asking the question, “What’s your sign?” a little more often in days to come.  And with light being shed on some recent information, you may not know how to answer.  Astronomy instructor, Parke Kunkle, let us all in on some old (but new to us) news when he did an interview for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis last Sunday.  He revealed that the Earth is no longer in line with the stars in the same way it was thousands of years ago when the signs of the zodiac were named.  What this means is that the current dates we have assigned to our astrological signs are incorrect.

News of the realigned signs has left many horoscope fans confused about which sign they should think of themselves as.  Many astrologers have become angry of the new assignment of sign dates and have vowed to simply ignore the news.  Astrologer, Jim Sher, told USA Today that he believes the latest news disclosed by an astronomer was an attempt to make astrologers look ignorant.  Another astrologer, Craig Martin, says he was well aware of the news before the interview was published.  Martin says, “We do know about this.  It’s unlikely the astrology community is going to accept what an astronomer is trying to put on them.”

What does all of this mean for you?
  Well, you may not actually be the Taurus or Sagittarious you thought you were.  In fact, your sign may be something entirely different that you’ve never even heard (and may have trouble pronouncing).  They’ve added a 13th sign, due to the revelation of another constellation, named Ophiuchus, the “Serpent Bearer”.  

Have a look below to see if your sign has changed:

Capricorn: Jan. 20th - Feb. 16th
Aquarius:  Feb. 16th - March 11th
Pisces:  March 11th - April 18th
Aries:  April 18th - May 13th
Taurus:  May 13th - June 21st
Gemini:  June 21st - July 20th
Cancer:  July 20th - Aug. 10th
Leo:  Aug. 10th - Sept. 16th
Virgo:  Sept. 16th - Oct. 30th
Libra:  Oct. 30th - Nov. 23rd
Scorpio:  Nov. 23rd - Nov. 29th
Ophiuchus:  Nov. 29th - Dec. 17th
Sagittarius:  Dec. 17th - Jan. 20th

What do you think of the latest news that our astrological signs have changed?

Will this change the way you read your daily horoscope?

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Beaniesmom by Beaniesmom | Brandon, FL
Apr 18, 2011

I was a Leo until i read this article, now I'm a Cancer. I guess I need to stop roaring, and start pinching....!! I'll have to read up on how to act....:)

mammamoy by mammamoy | Bronx, NY
Feb 26, 2011

My whole life I was a Sagittarius, now I'm a what?? Serpent bearer, what #!** does that mean? Am I a serpent or something else. What are their characteristics? Who's idea was this anyway?

w2005blc by w2005blc | HENDERSON, NV
Feb 15, 2011

I think this is crazy that they are changing this now!

lulume2 by lulume2 | Unsubscribe, AL
Feb 04, 2011

This is confusing... Since when did I become Virgo... I don't like this type. Does it matter what year you were born on?

sharman421 by sharman421 | TALLAHASSEE, FL
Jan 30, 2011

So, does it matter what year you were born? What if your sign has always been NEON?

mistrixst by mistrixst | BURLINGTON, NC
Jan 28, 2011

it only changes for those born after 1999

tashar27 by tashar27 | fanrock, WV
Jan 27, 2011

This is just rediculous.. Why cant they just leave things alone..

MizQue_ by MizQue_ | Stow, OH
Jan 26, 2011

Astrology is nonsense anyway, and this proves it. All those charts with advice and predictions done under the wrong sign!

ramanama99 by ramanama99 | hyderabad, OU
Jan 23, 2011

I've been hearing different things about this. Some people say it only affects people born after 2009 and some say it affects everyone. I've been pretty much ignoring it until it becomes mainstream.

browneyes78 by browneyes78 | Homosassa, FL
Jan 23, 2011

I have always been a Virgo so I don't plan to change that now. I am "true to my sign" as mikkierwin said.

hoodr81 by hoodr81 | sulphur springs, TX
Jan 22, 2011

all these years i was a leo now i am a cancer

RissaG by RissaG | MARIETTA, GA
Jan 21, 2011

Next they are gonna say each sign have the traits of one or more signs.

mikkierwin by mikkierwin | TULSA, OK
Jan 21, 2011

I am a Scorpio heart and soul! True to my sign. I can't imagine being anything different. This is so not fair! I feel like I've had my identity stolen!

sheloves by sheloves | bakersfield, CA
Jan 20, 2011

i always knew my husband seemed more like a gemini then a cancer and now he really is a gemini WOW

dtownraleighgirl by dtownraleighgirl | unsubscribe, NC
Jan 19, 2011

They would have to change the meaning of the signs for this to be true! Now I am supposed to be a Virgo, but I am 100% Libra through and through!!!