No matter the walk of life, it seems almost everyone is interested in their astrological sign to some degree. But what many do not know is that the astrological dates are outdated by 2,000 years!
Let’s Go Over the Dates We Know and Love
How Your Zodiac Date is Supposed to Work – Astronomically Speaking
Let’s say for example you are a Leo. You know that your birthday is somewhere between July 23 and August 22. But have you noticed that you don’t see Leo in the night sky on those summer dates, instead the best times to see Leo at night are in the winter and spring months. That is because around your birthday, our Sun has moved in front of the constellation; so from our perspective on earth, you cannot see it at night. This applies to every Zodiac date.
Sounds good, right?
The Star Dates Assigned 2,000 Years Ago Are Now Outdated!
Astrologers DID assign the dates based on the sun’s position among the stars as they were seen at the time, 2000 years ago. Considering this was all based on visual observation, this was pretty cool they could do this such precision. But remember, through no fault of their own, they still believed Earth was fixed in the universe, not knowing about precession – where Earth’s rotational parameters and orbital slowly change with time. Since the dates were assigned, the positions of the stars and ecliptic have slowly shifted, thus the sun is now in different positions on the dates compared to before.
Still no big deal, right?
There are 13 Constellations in the Zodiac, not 12!
You heard me right. While it is true that the Zodiac constellations are all within the celestial area known as the ecliptic (where you can find the sun, moon, and planets), most do not know about the missing 13th constellation, Ophiuchus (O-fye-a-chus).
Why did astrologers leave out Ophiuchus? They most likely wanted to divide the zodiac into 12 equal parts to go with a 12 month calendar.
Ophiuchus is a large constellation whose boundaries reach in between Scorpius and Sagittarius. When the sun moves from Scorpius, it actually spends time moving in front of Ophiuchus before reaching Sagittarius. Not only that, it spends more time in front of Ophiuchus than Scorpius.
Uh oh, that may screw with your dates a bit more, doesn’t it?
Therefore, Here are The Dates as They SHOULD BE …
Due to my birthday landing on December 22, I was told I was a Capricorn – The Sea Goat. 2000 years ago, yes, the sun was right on the boundary between Sagittarius and Capricorn on December 22, but now the sun is not even close to Capricorn. I remember thinking, “well, I’d rather be an archer than a sea goat!”
If you don’t believe me, use any star app and go to your day. Tell me which zodiac constellation the sun is in front of!
Some of you have looked at this chart, have found that your “true” zodiac date has changed and do not like your new sign. I’m sure some of you have strong feelings and would much rather identify with your old sign. Since I hated my old sign and like my new one better, who am I to say you can’t identify with your old.
If you always identified as a Libra but just found out you’re a Virgo, and would rather stay Libra, then go ahead! Who does it harm? Nobody!
This is not meant to be an attack on astrology. This was simply published to inform that the true zodiac dates have changed to reflect the ACTUAL CURRENT positions of the sun in front of the zodiac constellations. I didn’t change them, NASA didn’t change them, the earth itself did! If you want to blame something, blame the earth’s precession!