You might have a new star sign because people are saying there are actually 13

My whole Gemini life has been a lie

If everything’s been feeling weird recently, think twice before you blame world events, because it turns out your horoscope might have been wrong your whole life – there’s actually a new star sign.

Apparently the 12 signs of the zodiac you knew are all a lie, and there are actually 13. With the introduction of new Ophiuchus, every sign’s dates have moved around.

What does this mean? You’ve probably got a different star sign, and your whole life has been a lie.

The new star sign is called Ophiuchus

A 2016 blogpost from NASA spills the tea, placing the blame for the forgotten starsign, Ophiuchus, on the Babylonians.

Apparently the Babylonians, who came up with the whole horoscopes thing, just decided to leave it out. Despite knowing there were 13 signs of the zodiac, the Babylonians wanted to make it fit into 12 neat pieces. “So the Babylonians picked one, Ophiuchus, to leave out,” say NASA.

It’s a good thing Babylon is a lost civilisation already, or they’d be getting cancelled right about now. Forget hanging gardens, they should be hanging their heads in shame.

It’s got some really interesting traits

Ophiuchus goes between Scorpio and Sagittarius and has the Serpentine Bearer symbol.

Although you’d probably think the forgotten nature of the star sign lends itself to being chronically left out, Ophiuchus has some really interesting traits.

According to, an Ophiuchus is “sexually magnetic with bedroom skills par excellence,” and is “secretive and mystical.”

You’re also passionate, likeable, anti-authority, secretive, jealous, rebellious, and have a flamboyant fashion sense.

That doesn’t sound like a bad deal. Essentially, you’re halfway between the charm of a Scorpio and the intelligence of a Sagittarius.

New star sign, Ophiuchus

This lot have been living one big cosmic lie

The new star sign means the dates for every other star sign have moved

With Ophiuchus slotting in, the dates of each star sign have changed – meaning there’s a good chance you might have been living a lie this whole time.

Here are the old and new dates, according to The Sun’s Mystic Meg and Marie Clare. Pretty much everyone’s star sign will have changed.


Old date: December 22nd – January 20th

New dates: January 20th – February 16th


Old dates: January 21st – February 18th

New dates: February 16th – March 11th


Old dates: February 19th – March 20th

New dates: March 11th – April 18th


Old dates: March 21st – April 20th

New dates: April 18th – May 13th


Old dates: April 21st – May 21st

New dates: May 13th – June 21st


Old dates: May 22nd – June 21st

New dates: June 21st – July 20th


Old dates: June 22nd – July 22nd

New dates: July 20th – August 10th


Old dates: July 23rd – August 23rd

New dates: August 10th – September 16th


Old dates: August 24th – September 22nd

New dates: September 16th – October 30th


Old dates: September 23rd – October 23rd

New dates: October 30th – November 23rd


Old dates: October 24th – November 22nd

New dates: November 23rd – November 29th


New dates: November 29th – December 17th


Old dates: November 23rd – December 21st

New dates: December 17th – January 20th

People, quite suitably, are freaking out

Of course, a massive cosmic realignment could never happen without a massive disturbance to everyone’s energy.

Just imagine living your whole life one way, and then finding out it was all wrong.

People are suddenly coming to regret their star sign tattoos.

Very Mercury in retrograde energy, if you ask me.

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