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So, the word has been made official. The long neglected Ophiuchus has been recognized by astronomers, due to the tilting of the Earth's axis. Because of this change, the Sun is in a different constellation position than it was 3,000 years ago when the O.G. star chart was made.

"The sign Ophiuchus can be found in the Sidereal Zodiac, which is used by Jyotish (or Hindu) astrologers. The Sidereal Zodiac's astrological sign dates are what is listed below and they are based on a moving Zodiac, not the fixed one we use today in Western astrology. Therefore, that Zodiac has shifted almost one full sign from the fixed zodiac." (Source: [link])

However it's important to note 2 things:

1. Ophiuchus is NOT a new sign. It's just made the list as the tilt has now made it "visible" to our fixed zodiac. From now on, people born between Nov. 29-Dec. 17 fall under the Ophiuchus sign, also known as the Serpent Holder sign.

2. Your zodiac symbol hasn't changed unless you were born after 2009. So all the people scrambling to figure out what their new sign is....well...it's same sign you've always had. So don't worry! Your horoscope is still correct! ^_^

READ THE WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE HERE--> [link]
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:iconwhatyouareherefor:
WhatYouAreHereFor Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Off by a day and not by a month... Whew
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:iconjinarchy:
Jinarchy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Student Digital Artist
im still Virgo :XD:
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HunddesKrieges Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
So, being born in the 90's, I would still be a Scorpio? I WAS SO READY TO ACCEPT BEING A LIBRA D*MN IT xD
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SakuraCrystalKatana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student General Artist
I got scared for a second...
I'm still a Cancer then~♡
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thepagansun Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
YAY!!! Thanks for clearing that up for everyone! And technically Ophiuchus isn't even considered a "sign" at all either by Western OR Sidereal/Vedic. It's the 13th constellation but NOT the 13th "sign." There are and always will be only 12. 
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chews-on-dreadlocks Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EW.. I would have been a cancer if signs had actually changed. I woulda been pissed. Yay for being a leo~<3
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Misstj101 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Noooooo. I'm Leo now.
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xiaolin-kirby-fan Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
When I first found out about this I was like "Oh hell no! I'm a Oph-iu-chuuuu..... WHA?? Fuck what they say; SAGGY-HAIRY-ARSE FOREVER!!" XD Damn my mum for the funny mis-pronunciation XD
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unycorn Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Student Writer
hmmm i'm wondering if i'm still Scorpio :iconwhatsthatplz: but i still am :dummy:
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CareerFromDistrict4 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I am still an Aries but honestly being a Pisces wouldn't be all that bad.
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PoniesInMaiBrain2 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
WHATISTILLWANNABEAGEMINIBUT- Oh..
STILL A GEMINI! :D
Yay!
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:iconstag-a-licious:
STAG-a-licious Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
I'm a Leo. It doesn't matter too much to me.
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Loki-Dokie Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank God I'm still Aquarius! :dummy: I'd be forever sad if I wasn't D:
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Iridescent-Tears Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yay, still Saggitarius :'D
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xXWillyWonkaXx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
forever scorpio <3
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Leedelee-Productions Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SHITAHNOIDONTWANTTOBEACAPRICO-*looks 2nd note*...oh XD
Phew, Im still an Aquarius
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hinatakundaisuki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww I would love to be a Capricorn .o.
But I'm stuck being a Virgo :/
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Big-The-ED Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
I might be a bit late here, but I hated this hole tend. The Sidereal Zodiac has always existed and has always been changing since the origional zodiac was created. Being born before or after 2009 has absolutely NOTHING to do with it, either you follow the Sidereal/Astronomical zodiac, which has been shifting for thousands of years, not all-of-a-sudden, or you follow Traditional Fixed zodiac, which gives no fucks, because it's based on Astrology, NOT Astronomy, and only used the constellations as a symbolic guide - the dates listed for each sign was actually based more on the Seasonal pattern than what sign the sun was in.
Trying to include Ophiuchus as anything but a quirky fun-fact is actually really detrimental to Astrology because it breaks up the natural cycle of the original twelve signs.

This is not ground-breaking news, it never was; it's just something Astronomers like to rub in the face of Astrologers every couple of years to make themselves sound smart and to try and trash Astrology for "not being a real science". It just happened to get popular news attention this time around, unfortunately.
Sorry to rant, but as an astrologer, the whole ordeal just really pissed me off, because of a severe lack of quality information.
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Big-The-ED Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
The Washington Post article actually has a few updates on it, referencing the problems with the whole issue, but I really just wish from the start they were more clear about it. I still have no idea where the 2009 thing came from.
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duskanike Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
forever a gemini
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Candythefurry Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
born a cancer forever a cancer
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Sandra-Floree Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012
Still Taurus (yaaay) BUT my mom is now gemini..... it explains a lot... really
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miyukiway Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Forever Cancer~ :3
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AllGodsAdvisor Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
pfft, screw that, I'm a Capricorn through and through!
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ZannStarr Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
You keep your same zodiac if your born before 2009 :P
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Alzaline Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
When i first heard about this i freaked out ( i really like astrology... )
So i was like: Hell no! I'm a Aquarius, not a Capricorn!! Are they insane!?
But then one day later i foud out i was for people born after 2009. I got really happy XD

But i feeel sad fore those who don't know this! DX
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Kuro-Churro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Forever a Taurus.
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PlatinumMoon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad that I'm still a Cancer.
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Hoshizora-no-Yume530 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
If it were to change for me. Zomg. I AM A TWIN NOT A BULL. D:<
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:iconmotoneko:
MotoNeko Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
I'LL STAY AS LIBRA!!
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SwirlyNebula Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Update: Turns out this whole thing is a media scam. After checking several websites and interveiws, turns out the only reason people call this a sign is because some guys jumped to conclusions. It's just another constellation!
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SwirlyNebula Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Apparently, the Ophiuchus is only in effect for the zodiac as long as it's in the sky. You only change it after 2009 because that's when the constellation became visible. It will be removed when the stars disapper again. Pisces FTW. I sure as HELL ain't being a frickin water carrier.
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mintwinter Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought they found 13th zodiac
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Thexundertakerxx Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I stayed Virgo so I don't give a fuck haha.
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Schnee-Fee Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
Still a Sag after the change. XD
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zafara1222 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2011
I was born a Capricorn but I seem to fit my new Zodiac better (Sagittarius).
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alyxserpens Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Haha, I had already decided that I'd stay Sagittarius no matter what! If I was born in 2009 or so, I'd be an Ophiuchus though :P
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xZanniraX Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Pfft you know when that came out I was like bull sh*t I ain't changin my zodiac I was born a Gemini and will die a Gemini XD
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leftfordeadfan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
oh thank goodness! I thought i was no longer a Sagittarius and was so mad
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Littlestpshop00 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Lol you spelled aries wrong
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:iconryujidicey:
RyujiDicey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist
Fixed it! XD
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Areis
isn't it Aries ?
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I don't remember what sign i am in english <.< the name of it
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RyujiDicey Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Hobbyist
....Yeah....it is. >_>

Thanx for pointing it out. I'll fix that soon.
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Also, Zodaic = Zodiac
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:iconryujidicey:
RyujiDicey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist
ACK! Damn it! >_<'

Fixed it
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Orkekum Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Now it's Great :thumbsup: :)
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SirEgglington Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oddly enough, if it's been this way for a while then I'd say everyone's horoscopes have changed... I would like to be an Ophiucus instead of Saggitarius, it feels more true to myself. :)

I don't see why people are so opposed to change all the time...
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Koko-Kat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
"2. Your zodiac symbol hasn't changed unless you were born after 2009. So all the people scrambling to figure out what their new sign is....well...it's same sign you've always had. So don't worry! Your horoscope is still correct! ^_^"

It's true that no one's sign has changed, but it hasn't changed for people after 2009 either. It's only changed for people who follow Sidereal Zodiac. Many people follow Tropical Zodiac anyway. :)
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Mythian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Professional Writer
Watch this for more information about this zodiac....[link]
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