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13 Zodiac Signs and Meanings


For stargazers and amateur astrologists, this last year has been a time of changes. According to NASA, everything that you knew about astrology is about to change. NASA now says that there is actually a 13th zodiac sign to account for. Additionally, the signs are actually at different time periods than we traditionally think. According to NASA, the new sign is Ophiuchus. Apparently, this sign was always there, but the ancient astrologers excluded it because 12 signs fit the lunar cycles of the year better.

What’s With the 13th Zodiac Sign?

There are two essential types of astrology known as sidereal and tropical astrology. These two types of astrology use different techniques to determine a sign’s date range, which changes how you make predictions. Sidereal astrology uses the position of fixed constellations and star systems. Meanwhile, tropical astrologers use the sun’s position in relation to where the earth is positioned. As such, tropical predictions tend to look at the individual and their mental state while avoiding future predictions. Sidereal astrology predicts when and how a type of event may occur. Because of this difference, some people view sidereal astrology as the same thing.

While the two types of astrology may have different characteristics, the definition of each sign does not actually change. One of the biggest differences is that sidereal astrology can also include Ophiuchus as a sign. Western astrology does not include this sign. When it is included, it is placed between Scorpio and Sagittarius.

After 2,000 years of having the same astrological system, NASA recently updated the signs. Because of this, about 86 percent of people may have a different zodiac sign. According to NASA, the world changes fairly quickly. When astrology was developed 3,000 years ago, the astrologists did not really know how the sun, earth and stars actually navigate across the skies. The Babylonians created a 12-month calendar based on the phases of the moon and divided the sky into 12 constellations.

Unfortunately, the sky is completely different now than it was 3,000 years ago. Originally, the Babylonians left out Ophiuchus because they wanted the constellations to match their 12-month calendar. NASA updated this to include all 13 constellations as well as new dates to match up with them.

The 13 Zodiac Signs and Meanings

1. Capricorn

Dates: January 20 to February 16

Capricorn is represented by the Goat. Like the Goat, a Capricorn can be a bit hard-headed. They are steadfast in their relationships and ambitions. They can be fairly traditional and seek out stability. A Capricorn is also quite driven and likes to pursue his or her dreams. Some would even call a Capricorn an old soul because of their traditional, steadfast nature.

2. Aquarius

Dates: February 16 to March 11

Aquarius is the Water Bearer. They like to try new things and tend to take the less traveled path in life. An Aquarius is constantly on the move and loves new, original ideas. Some people may find it hard to connect to an Aquarius because they are constantly in movement. This is fine with the Aquarius because he or she doesn’t need followers to feel validated.

3. Pisces

Dates: March 11 to April 18

Pisces is represented by a Fish. Like the Fish, they like to go with the flow. Some accuse the Pisces of being lost in thought with their head in the clouds, and there is some truth to this. A Pisces is constantly dreaming up new ideas and is a font of creative imagination. He or she often experiences emotional highs and lows, which makes the Pisces a great person to turn to if you need emotional support.

4. Aries

Dates: April 18 to March 13

Represented by the Ram, the Aries is traditionally the first sign in the Zodiac. The Ram surges ahead fearlessly and occasionally recklessly. Rams are known for being courageous, bold and ready to take charge. They are the trailblazers of the Zodiac and possess a boundless energy.

5. Taurus

Dates: May 13 to June 21

In the Zodiac, Taurus is represented by the Bull. A Taurus enjoys the creature comforts in life and likes to enjoy their life. They can be stubborn at times and are known for being cautious. It can be hard to motivate a Taurus, so this sign can easily get stuck in a rut if they don’t switch things up. The Taurus is also well known for being faithful, loyal and steadfast.

.6. Gemini

Dates: June 21 to July 20

Represented by the Twins, the Gemini is the most adventurous sign in the Zodiac. She or he always has new ideas and places to go.

7. Cancer

Dates: July 20 to August 10

Cancer is represented by the Crab. They have a hardened personality on the outside, but a soft emotional nature within. A Cancer often finds it hard to open up, so many people around them do not realize how sensitive and empathetic the Cancer can actually be.

8. Leo

Dates: August 10 to September 16

Leo the Lion is the ruler of the Zodiac. They are natural protectors and can be intimidating. A Leo is good at expressing themselves and has a lot of energy.

9. Virgo

Dates: September 16 to October 30

Represented by the Virgin, the Virgo can be overly critical at times. They know what’s best and are more than willing to tell you that. A Virgo is also dedicated to their work and driven to make a difference in the world around them.

10. Libra

Dates: October 30 to November 23

Libra is represented by the Scales. They like to be on everyone’s good side and go to great lengths to empathize with everyone. A Libra loves to be everyone’s friend, even when this balance seems impossible.

11. Scorpio

Dates: November 23 to November 29

Symbolized by the Scorpion, the Scorpio is known for being dark, mysterious and quiet. Despite their quiet nature, they tend to draw people to them. Once someone becomes their friend, they are a trusted part of the Scorpio’s social circle for life.

12. Ophiuchus

Dates: November 29 to December 17

Represented by the Serpent Bearer, the Ophiuchus is the “new” sign that was added to the Zodiac. It basically incorporates the allure and mysterious nature of the Scorpio with the risk-taking enthusiasm of the Sagittarius.

13. Sagittarius

Dates: December 17 to January 20

The Sagittarius is symbolized by the Archer. A Sagittarius is a risk-taker who easily makes friends. People are drawn to your curiosity and high level of enthusiasm. While you might not be the most tactful sign in the Zodiac, your optimism and good nature help to smooth any misunderstandings.


  1. Glad they finally figured out that there was a 13th moon each year. But I believe that your information about the ancient astrologers is incorrect. They would have know about the 13th moon and the signs are based on the moons and the times between them. I am no astrologer or scientist, but I am a very faithful follower of the Mothers. Our sister has always had 13 faces. I applaud your efforts and strive to right a major misguiding flaw. I also support your efforts to further discover what mineral and element represent our 13th zodiac.

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    • I am LEO I am so happy I got to know that I am natural born leader but I am sad that I am like always lieing but I never lie

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  2. So I’m finding out I’m now a libra an feel like ive been living a lie an see that libra actually suits me better than being a Scorpio thnxs for the tips😘

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  3. I went from being a sagittarius to a scorpio. But i believe no matter how many zodiac 12, 13, 5 i will always be a sagittarius. But I do like the idea of ophiuchus

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  4. I grew up knowing that I’m a Capricorn and now I’m a Sagittarius? I am NOTHING like a Sagittarius and NONE of the characteristics of a Sagittarius represents me, so I don’t think I believe this new zodiac is correct. I will still consider myself as a Capricorn unless they decide to change the meanings of each zodiacs signs too…

    • Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. There is no requirement for you to follow the 13 Zodiac system. Ensure that you act with positive energy. Have a great day, Anon!

  5. I now find out that somehow being born on 1st December makes me fall under two zodiac signs sagittarius ♐ and ophiuchus ⛎

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  6. So what about all the people who had there sign tattooed on them, ya know once you get a tattoo, it’s permanant. Well I guess thats it for me.

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  7. I was always made to believe there is 12 sign of Zodiak but by chance I happen to read there is 13 sign of Zodiak this bugged me the sign was spider now I find it is not spider but ophiuchus then I ask myself why do people want to withhold the truth evenually people will find out like Jesus once said what is truth

    • Thank you for sharing your insights and experiences. Your comment was about both the Zodiac and about Jesus. There is benefit to be gained by focusing on a particular spiritual path. Share your kindness and compassion at all times, as this will draw positive people and energy into your life. Have a great day, George!

  8. i was a virgo and i’m still a virgo cous my b-day’s on sep 18 but i still thing i should be a sag or gemini cous…
    (guess i could be a virgo)

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    • I am LEO cuz I was borned on august 15th (before I though I was cancer cuz cancer always was on august but when I saw august 15 to September 16 ) so I am totally LEO and even all the likes and dislikes are same to LEO so I am totally LEO

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  9. Comment:so I went from being a libra to a Virgo I don’t think that any of the Virgo characteristics suits me because I behave like a libra and nothing like a Virgo.

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  10. I thought I was an Aries my whole life. The characteristics were just like me. And now I’m a Pisces???? I don’t follow anything about the Pisces. I’m upset about the new switch up and so are all of my best friends.

    • Don’t worry–if you want to go by the old astrological signs, you can. Some people have decided not to accept the modern understanding of the 13 zodiac signs, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

  11. I’m Libra through & through like a stick of Blackpool rock, every inch a Libra & everything about Libra is me.
    I have read Virgo and I am nothing like that sign at all, I will stick with Libra thank you Nasa

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  12. Funny how some people get so emotional over if they are this or that…Under the old 12 Zodiacs I’m a Pisces but the new 13 Zodiacs I’m a Aquarius… More times then not I find more people fit their characteristics under the new 13 Zodiacs including myself, but I still flip to some of the old Pisces characteristic depending on the day…It’s nice that NASA has acknowledged the new 13 Zodics and how they relate to their respective constellations, NASA has also recognized for thousands of years many religions recognized even more Zodiacs then just these new 13 signs. Just as some people continue to believe in the 12 Zodics others will believe in the new 13 and some will believe in more…what ever you believe in it’s your choice and it’s the responsibility of the rest of us to accept your choices.

    Caught in between

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