Addition of 13th Zodiac Sign "Ophiuchus"

The entire world now is debating over the alteration in the Zodiac Signs and whether or not to accept the changes that have been introduced. These debates are getting more intense by the day especially in the world of web. The newly released chart reveals that a 13th zodiac sign 'Ophiuchus' has been added to the existing 12 zodiac signs. And people born in between November 29th and December 17th, come under this sun sign. This news started to spread like wild fire when someone from the Minnesota Planetarium Society named Parke Kunkle put forth a new concept that supports this theory and introduced the world to 'Ophiuchus'. This zodiac sign is symbolized by a man who is holding a snake and this is said to represent "Imhotep" of Egyptian history where the snake stands for medicine.

What is the theory behind the change?

The new theory that has come into existence is said to be based on change in alignment of the Earth. It is said that the moon exerts a gravitational pull due to which the position of the earth is slightly altered and hence even the zodiacs have to be adjusted accordingly with the earth to be in line with the changes and thus came into picture the Zodiac star "Ophiuchus".

How are people reacting to the change?

The acceptance rate of this change is very less compared to the rate of rejection. For instance a person who was a 'Virgo' earlier is refusing to accept that she is a 'Leo' now. Another person is confused about what is to be done with the tattoo on his body that depicts his sun sign. While there are a few who have started to read the horoscope predictions for two signs everyday as this confusion over the changes seem never ending.

So if you are wondering to which sign you belong after the changes have taken effect, here you go:

Capricorn: January 20 to February 16
Aquarius: February 16 to March 11
Pisces: March 11 to April 18.
Aries: April 18 to May 13
Taurus: May 13 to June 21.
Gemini: June 21 to July 20
Cancer: July 20 to August 10
Leo: August 10 to September 16
Virgo: September 16 to October 30
Libra: October 30 to November 23
Scorpio: November 23 to November 29
Ophiuchus: November 29 to December 17
Sagittarius: December 17 to January 20

Some of the hottest debates that are going on the internet are:

  1. The changes will be pronounced only in those who were born after the year 2009.
  2. In the western world, there is going to be no influence due to this change.
  3. Earth's movement or alignment does not have to influence the Zodiac signs.
  4. If the 12 zodiac signs in the astrology relate to 12 months of the year, then should a 13th be added to the calendar?

However the biggest questions of all still remains the same, "Will today's development in science alter the age old beliefs that have been in existence for centuries?" and "Will people accept the modifications in the Zodiac chart?"

Continue reading about the history of the zodiac Ophiuchus.