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New Zodiac Sign Dates: Has Your Sign Changed?!

New Zodiac Sign Dates

I don’t know about you, but I get pretty confused by zodiac sign dates. I mean, the cutoffs from one sign to another can be super confusing. Couldn’t they have just been organized by month? Like, if you’re born in October, you’re a Libra. Enough said. Well, to make things more confusing, what if your sign has changed? No, there wasn’t some big astrological overhaul, but what if your sign has been changing since you were born? What if it’s always changing? And what if everything we think we know about zodiac signs is wrong and there are new zodiac sign dates we should be following? Whoa.

According to astronomers (and I guess common sense, if you really think about it), the Earth is in a different spot in relation to the Sun than it was 3,000 years ago, when the study of astrology began and the zodiac signs were developed and assigned. The Earth’s equatorial alignment has changed over time, too! So, if the principles astrology was founded on have changed, don’t our signs also have to change and readjust? It makes sense.

According to NBC-2 News, there are new dates we should be following (see below)! According to them, I’m not a Libra — I’m a VIRGO?! Libras don’t like change, which means I don’t like change, but wait… do I have to like change now because I’m apparently not a Libra anymore?! This is tricky. I want to stay a Libra!

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

Well, my mind has been blown. Can I please stay a Libra, though? Fox News has a more in depth analysis and explanation of all this zodiac confusion, too, if you’re interested. Will you keep your zodiac sign or follow the new rules?

UPDATE: Apparently, we can all relax.

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- Marisa DeSisto

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