Nasa creates a new star sign – you may not be who you thought you were

Illustration of the constellation Ophiuchus. (PHOTO: Elledoro/Getty Images)
Illustration of the constellation Ophiuchus. (PHOTO: Elledoro/Getty Images)

Horoscopes may have been the only constant in a world of chaos.

As the world experiences a global pandemic and an economic downturn due to lockdown, many have been keeping their eyes on horoscopes to make sense of the world.

Experts from Nasa have just thrown a spanner into the works.

The team have suggested that a thirteenth constellation Ophiuchus, the snake bearer, be added to the zodiac, The Sun reports.

The sign represents people born between November 29 and December 17.

Babylonian astrologers originally determined zodiac signs by which constellation the Sun was “in” on the day of birth, Live Science reports.

The constellations were matched with dates based on an apparent relationship between their placement in the sky and the sun.

The constellation Ophiuchus was also seen, but it didn't fit neatly into one of the 12 slices so it was left out of the zodiac, TIME reports.

Due to the Earth’s wobbly axis, none of the constellations appear to be in the same place they were in during ancient times.

According to Nasa’s suggestion, the shifting dates may mean that the 13th sign is nestled between Scorpio and Sagittarius, and the other sign’s dates have moved to make way for it.

So as you look to the stars for hope during the pandemic, it may be helpful to consider this new sign’s alignment for guidance during these uncertain times.

Source: The Sun, Live Science, TIME

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