People are freaking out thinking that their star signs have changed
Has your changed?
If you're one of those people who checks your horoscope religiously and attribute all your good qualities and bad qualities to your star sign, this might stress you out a bit.
Various media outlets have reported that the signs have all been shifted, meaning that you could have a new star sign.
MTV reported that because the dates defining horoscopes haven't been updated or reassessed since they were originally calculated by ancient astrologists some 2000 years ago, they could now be out of line.
It even reported that NASA have added a whole new star sign called Ophiuchus, meaning that there would be 13 signs in total.
Here's what change allegedly means:
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 – Nov 29
Ophiuchus: Nov 29 – Dec 17
Sagittarius: Dec 17 – Jan 20
HOWEVER - Before you freak out, it is not as 'life-changing' as it seems. This is not the first time this news has emerged. In 2011 this story surfaced, causing people every where to panic.
Astrologers have said that this shift actually makes no difference to "tropical zodiac" system, the one we use in the western world.
BBC explained that the change only affects "sidereal" astrology, a system commonly used in India and by other people with an interest in "Vedic" astrology. In this system signs do shift.
"People might be Aquarian under the tropical system but a Capricorn under the Vedic system," says astrologer Russell Grant.
So you're sign may have changed in the Vedic system, but you don't really use that one anyway.
Still, this didn't stop people freaking out on Twitter.
— Georgia Wilson (@Georgiamw) September 16, 2016
So Ive spent my whole life with the star sign cancer and now apaz I'm a Gemini I can't cope with change
— Lucy.Ali (@Lucy_Ali_x) September 16, 2016
When you've had a tattoo of your star sign on you since you was 18, then find out that NASA has changed your star sign 😒👏🏾
— Marvyn Levi Charles (@marvynlcharles) September 15, 2016
Everyone calm down.