January 13, 2011 - 5:44pm
Every clock with a zodiac calendar on it may be wrong. (Photo Courtesy of Thinkstock)
WASHINGTON - There is a reason your horoscope has been so wrong all these years.
According to the Minnesota Planetarium Society, your astrological sign has been off since a few millennia ago.
In an interview with the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, a planetarium society spokesperson explains the ancient Babylonians based zodiac signs on the constellation the sun was in on the day of a person's birth.
Over the course of human existence, the moon's gravitational pull has caused the Earth to "wobble" on its axis, creating a gap in the stars' alignment, thus creating a need to tweak the current zodiac signs.
The "new" horoscope dates, according to the society, are:
* 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 - 29
* Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
* Sagittarius: Dec. 17-Jan. 20
The new zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, was a formation Babylonians originally eliminated because they wanted 12 signs per year.
Feel free to adjust your personality before your next horoscope reading.
I'm still a Taurus