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Oops, Astrology's All Wrong — Find Out Your True Zodiac Sign!

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Another member of the zodiac? It couldn't be! As it turns out, there is a new zodiac sign — meaning your true zodiac sign might be different than what you think.

For those asking people what their traditional zodiac sign is in hopes of getting better acquainted, we have some bad news for you: you may have been misinformed!

And no, it's not because a skeptic is coming out to say horoscopes are completely full of it (contain your excitement, cynics). It's because science has found that the majority of people have been wrong about which constellation they were born under, which probably has a lot to do with the fact that there's supposedly a 13th zodiac sign.

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What is the new zodiac sign?

Some claim that the new 13th zodiac sign is called Ophiuchus.

In 2016, NASA blew everyone's zodiac-loving minds after announcing that an astounding 86 percent of people were born under a different constellation to their star signs. According to NASA, when the Ancient Babylonians put the star signs in place 2,000 years ago, they decided to leave out a 13th constellation known as Ophiuchus in order to better fit the 12-month calendar.

"Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the Sun is also aligned with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year," NASA explains in its post.

Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign Dates and Traits

Though it's not technically part of the zodiac, those with a birthday that falls within the dates of Ophiuchus (November 30–December 18) are said to be extremely curious.

These individuals have a good sense of humor but are hot-tempered, and are incredibly stubborn, meaning they won't own up to their mistakes.

They're also known to be the perfect balance of Scorpio and Sagittarius.

Many people think Ophiuchus is represented as a snake itself, rather than a man holding a snake.

Ophiuchus is often connected with images of healing, as snakes are associated with doctors. The constellation received this association with snakes because the Romans equated it with Asclepius, the god of medicine. Asclepius had seen one serpent treat another serpent with healing herbs and discovered the secret to immortality.

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The Babylonians also associated Orphiuchus with serpents, relating it to another constellation, Nirah, a god whose body was often partly depicted with serpents.

Kepler’s Supernova, a Type la supernova, occurs in the constellation of Ophiuchus, which is in the Milky Way. In addition, Rasalhague is the brightest star in the Ophiuchus constellation. And at a distance of 5,500 light-years, it is one of the nearest globular clusters to the center of the Galaxy.

NASA put talk of a 13th zodiac sign to rest.

Despite there being a 13th constellation, there is not a 13th zodiac sign in astrology.

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While your true zodiac sign remains unchanged, it's still interesting to see if you share any traits with what your zodiac sign would be if Ophiuchus was formally recognized as a zodiac sign.

What's your real zodiac sign?

If the Ancient Babylonians decided to add the 13th zodiac sign, the dates for the other 12 zodiac signs would shift just slightly.

Try not to be too disappointed — we realize how attached you are to your current sign (especially those with tattoos pledging allegiance).

Without further ado, here is an updated list of your true sign according to birth dates if Ophiuchus was a zodiac sign:

Capricorn: January 20 – February 16

Aquarius: February 17 – March 11

Pisces: March 12 – April 18

Aries: April 19 – May 13

Taurus: May 14 – June 21

Gemini: June 22 – July 20

Cancer: July 21 – August 10

Leo: August 11– September 16

Virgo: September 17 – October 31

Libra: November 1 – November 23

Scorpio: November 24 – November 29

Ophiuchus: November 30 – December 18

Sagittarius: December 19 – January 19

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Nicole Weaver is a senior writer for Showbiz Cheat Sheet whose work has been featured in New York Magazine, Teen Vogue, and more.

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