In a blog post published in January, good ol' NASA quietly reminded the world that there are in fact 13 constellations in the original zodiac and not 12, as we've become accustomed to believe.
Thankfully, we know exactly who to blame – the Babylonians, who 3,000 years ago decided to ignore the 13th constellation because they already had a 12-month calendar and didn't want to make it more confusing for the rest of the world.
Listen up, Babylonians – Whatsapps, exes, dirty plates in the sink you can ignore (kind of).
A whole other constellation – not so much.
As a result, NASA has decided to right their wrongs and reaffirm the 13th constellation – known as 'Ophiuchus' back into the zodiac system.
So, what does this new zodiac sign mean for us?
Well, if you were born between 29 November and 17 December, you're officially an Ophiuchus. Congrats.
The Ophiuchus' sign is a man holding a snake called a Serpentarius and those with this star sign seek peace and harmony, are impulsive, clever, poetic and inventive but can be jealous, power-hungry and temperamental.
For the rest of us, our zodiac signs have shifted to the following:
- 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 – August 10
- Leo: August 10 – September 16
- Virgo: September 16 – October 14
- Libra: October 14 – November 23
- Scorpio: November 23 – November 29
- Ophiuchus: November 29 – December 17
- Sagittarius: December 17 – January 20
Just give us a minute while we question everything we ever knew in life.