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New Astrological Dates and 13th Zodiac Sign Ophiuchus: Celebs Can Rest Easy!

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Why horoscope dates and signs haven't changed

There’s been a TON of talk about how there are new zodiac sign dates and a 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. 

Ophiuchus is a large constellation located around the celestial equator. Its name is Greek  for ‘serpent-bearer’.

The new zodiac dates for Ophiuchus was apprently Nov. 29- Dec. 17. 

Celebs that would be affected included Anna Faris, Carol Alt, Tyra Banks,Aaron Carter, Ian Somerhalder, Nicki Minaj, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Taylor Swift, Vanessa Hudgens, Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Teri Hatcher, Kim Basinger, Elisha Cuthbert and Britney Spears.

But has your zodiac sign changed?  No!  There was never a change to begin with! 

It seems this whole new zodiac sign found root in the spreading of unclear information that went viral on the internet.  The 13th Zodiac sign Ophiuchus that has people in an uproar about having a new astrological sign for 2011, is not even real!

Even though original constellation charts do show Ophiuchus, or the sign of the Serpent, as a Zodiac sign, the ancient Babylonians rejected the 13th sign, declaring that there were only 12 Zodiac signs.

There are actually TWO zodiacs signs too: the tropical zodiac and the sidereal zodiac. 

The tropical zodiac which is fixed to seasons, and which Western astrology adheres to; and the sidereal zodiac which is fixed to constellations and is followed more in the East.

Westerners use the tropical zodiac. The thirteenth sign is only relevant if you follow the sidereal zodiac, which most of us don’t anyway!

So, your sign hasn’t changed at all! And we don’t need to worry about adding the thirteenth zodiac sign to our horoscopes.

So those celebrities we mentioned that would fall under the new Ophiuchus sign, and others that would have had a new zodiac sign, can relax!

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