What's your sign?

MANILA, Philippines - "What's your sign?"
You think it's an easy question to answer, right? However, a story published Sunday by an American news site has netizens scrambling to find if they have the correct answer. A story by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star-Tribune published on Sunday quoted Parke Kunkle, a board member of the Minnesota Planetarium Society, saying that the zodiac signs as we know it are off by a month.

It revealed a 13th sign -- Ophiuchus -- representing a man wrestling a serpent. The sign was discarded by the Babylonians, because "they wanted only 12 signs per year," the Star-Tribune story said. The slow but continuous movement of Earth and the sun adjusted the alignment of the constellations, thus the 13th sign was born, Kunkle said.

"It is the only sign of the zodiac linked to real men, sharing traits with Imhotep, a 27th century BCE Egyptian doctor, and biblical Joseph," reports TIME magazine.

The "new" zodiac dates are as follows:

Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

-source: ABS-CBN News

5 Reaction(s) :: What's your sign?

  1. lalu na tuloy ako hindi naniwala sa horroscope.

    all of the sudden, all the things you believe in with your star sign since you were born changes just like that.

    and there's no definite mythological figure to identify Ophiuchus with.

    I just remember Getbackers. :)

  2. matagal na naman yang 13th zodiac na yan, masanay ka na po, na ang truth before or now eh iba sa future.

  3. hindi naman ako naniniwala sa mga zodiac signs na yan kaya it doesnt really bother me ngaung nagdagdag na sign kahit magdagdag pa ng 10 signs wakoker ahahahahaha..

    kuyaaaaaaaaaa wala pa rin name/url eklavoooo


  4. Ophicuchus = Serpentarius.

    at Taurus na ako. :|

  5. haha, honga eh - yung iba sa atin hindi sanay na palitan ang sign