February 22, 2011

Zodiac Scramble!

Posted by at 6:08 am in Trivia | Permalink

Qmark_130 What's your sign? This is one question you may have asked your friends, or maybe you occasionally (or obsessively) scope out your horoscope. Based on when we were born, the positions of the stars determine our "sign." For example, I'm a Cancer because I was born on July 2nd. And Cancer falls from June 21st – July 22nd. Until. . . NOW!

According to Paul Kunkle at the Minnesota Planetarium Society, because of the moon's gravitational pull on Earth over time, the alignment of the stars has changed by about a month. This means that everyone's zodiac sign has changed! Mr. Krunkle explained the tilt of the earth's axis. If you watch a spinning toy top, you will see its axis wobble. The earth's axis does the same thing. Over the years though, that wobble has changed. 3000 years ago, the earth used to point to an obscure star named Thuban. Now, it points to Polaris, the North Star. Astronomers say because the earth's alignment is different from where it was 3000 years ago (when the study of astrology began), the zodiac signs are different now.

To make things even MORE confusing, astrologers say we're not only a month off in our zodiac signs, but we left out another 13th constellation, Ophiuchus (Ooh-FEE-yew-kus) the Serpent Bearer, for those born from Nov. 29th to Dec. 17th. What??

So, do you know the NEW zodiac? Match the dates below with the NEW astrology sign. Watch out for the extra sign, Ophiuchus!

  • 1) Aquarius
  • 2) Aries
  • 3) Cancer
  • 4) Capricorn
  • 5) Gemini
  • 6) Leo
  • 7) Libra
  • 8) Ophiuchus (Yep, this one is new!)
  • 9) Pisces
  • 10) Sagittarius
  • 11) Scorpio
  • 12) Taurus
  • 13) Virgo
  • a) Jan. 20-Feb. 16
  • b) Feb. 16-March 11
  • c) March 11-April 18
  • d) April 18-May 13
  • e) May 13-June 21
  • f) June 21-July 20
  • g) July 20-Aug. 10
  • h) Aug. 10-Sept. 16
  • i) Sept. 16-Oct. 30
  • j) Oct. 30-Nov. 23
  • k) Nov. 23-29 (This poor sign totally got cheated!)
  • l) Nov. 29-Dec. 17
  • m) Dec.17-Jan. 20

Let us know in the Comments below. And don't make any future plans for that zodiac tattoo just yet!

—Ratha, Stacks Writer

  1. prettypurse

    hey whussup any1 out there? im soooooo bored. make your motto P.I.G. (it stands 4 P.ie I.s G.ood) im happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Fluffytaco

    what are the answers? and since I used to be cancer (i never really liked being that for some reason) what would I be now?

  3. april404

    isent it:
    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

  4. Elizabeth

    I used to be a Scorpio…Now all of a sudden I’m a Libra…Yeah, I don’t really want to be a Libra…

  5. elliebear258

    a dog
    a heart
    a earth
    a ball
    a sister
    a mother
    a brother
    a phone
    a pencil
    a note book
    a peace
    a room of laughter
    a class of books
    a homework sheet
    a math book
    a lot of jokes
    a bear
    and that’s all

  6. 32brownies

    I am that new sign that I don’t think I’ll ever be able to pronounce. You might want to tell the people that do baby-sitters club website this because they haven’t changed their horoscope things yet.

  7. Becca

    This is interesting, but I’ve never thought of my sign being something based on science. I think that what our sign is, is something that we all know but at least for me, don’t really think about the science part. I’m going to continue to tell people I’m the sign I’ve always been.

  8. Jenny iz awsome 101

    YUSH IM STILL MY FAV SIGNN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =) =) =) =)

  9. Cooly 11

    My dad says that he’s not going to be a new sign. (Though I don’t think the new one would fall into his birthdate.)

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