THE STARS have been altered by a process caused precession, meaning they’ve shifted position and messed up all our zodiac signs.
The horoscope that you’ve been reading for years is probably all wrong because the star constellations you were born under are not the same as they would have been on your birthday when the zodiac system was developed around 2,500 years ago.
Ancient Babylonian astrologers, and later the Greeks, originally decided Zodiac signs by whichever constellation the Sun was “in” on the day you were born.
This is because the path of the Sun as it’s perceived from the orbiting Earth passes through the constellations that form the Zodiac and one other constellation, which was actually missed off, called Ophiuchus.
The other 12 constellations that we’re all familiar with are Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius and Pisces.
Ancient astronomers observed that the sun passes through these constellations at different times of the year so divided them into 12 but also grouped them into categories of the classical elements fire, water, air and earth because they thought that these groups determined personality traits.
Getty – Contributor There is also technically a 13th zodiac sign that is often overlooked
What is my star sign element? The element that matches your star sign is said to determine your personality…
Fire signs = Aries, Sagittarius, Leo (said to be impulsive, passionate and spontaneous)
Water signs = Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces (emotional and can swim back and forth between reality and imagination)
Air signs = Libra, Aquarius, Gemini (quick, animated and intellectual)
Earth signs = Capricorn, Taurus, Virgo (quiet, grounded, practical and slow to change emotionally)
When the ancient astrologers categorised star constellations into times of the year, they had no idea that the Earth actually wobbles around its axis in a 25,800-year cycle.
This “wobble” is called precession and is caused by the gravitational pull of the moon on the Earth.
Over the past 2,500 years this wobble has skewed the Earth so that all the star signs for everyone alive today are now wrong by almost one whole month.
Check out our chart above to work out your new sign and start reading your correct horoscope.
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