We all have a one, but can you identify with yours?
If you don't (like me), maybe it's just because you've had the wrong one your whole life without even knowing.
Well, here comes a fun fact, you see, NASA just did the maths. According to their recalculations (released September 2016) there are now 13 signs and the dates have changed in some cases. NASA updated the calendar to reflect the actual amount of time the sun spends aligned with each constellation, which has not really changed that much since the Babylonian's time, the Babylonian's just simply did a lazy error 3000 years ago.
In NASAs update article they give an account of how humans have observed the stars across history.
The Babylonians lived over 3,000 years ago. They divided the zodiac into 12 equal parts – like cutting a pizza into 12 equal slices. They picked 12 constellations in the zodiac, one for each of the 12 “slices.” So, as Earth orbits the sun, the sun would appear to pass through each of the 12 parts of the zodiac. Since the Babylonians already had a 12-month calendar (based on the phases of the moon), each month got a slice of the zodiac all to itself.
But even according to the Babylonians’ own ancient stories, there were 13 constellations in the zodiac. So they picked one, Ophiuchus, to leave out. Even then, some of the chosen 12 didn’t fit neatly into their assigned slice of the pie and crossed over into the next one.
A bit funny, right.
I've never been paying too much attention to astrology, all though I have several friends who's extremely obsessed about it. I just never felt it was.. correct. I couldn't completely relate to it in a way, I didn't recognize myself in mine, somethings I could, but not in total. So going from Taurus now to Aries intrigued me. It fits.
Maybe there is actually something about Zodiac signs after all? Why shouldn't it be?
How about you? Can you relate to yours? And what about the new one if you get one?