Oh, horror scope! 13th constellation throws zodiac into disarray

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Oh, horror scope! 13th constellation throws zodiac into disarray

A heavenly shift since the Babylonian era will come as a shock to Sagittarians (sorry, Ophiuchans) and the like

Jamie Johnson

Devotees of astrology may have been following the wrong star signs their whole lives, Nasa has suggested.

While the 12 signs of the zodiac take their names from the constellations that the sun appears to pass in the course of a year, a 13th has been put forward for inclusion.

Ophiuchus, named after the Ancient Greek word for “snake bearer”, straddles the celestial equator and comes into line for 18 days between November 29 and December 17. In a post on the Nasa website, which has gained traction, it said Ophiuchus was the 13th constellation the sun passes, leading some astrologists to completely redraw the zodiac calendar...

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