How the stars align


All the zodiac signs and drawings represented by each sign. The news of the sign change caused a lot of positive and negative reactions.

Justyce Reed, Print Team Leader

On Sep. 26, 2016, NASA announced a new zodiac sign that was discovered. Even though it was four years ago, it is just starting to come to light. The new sign, Ophiuchus, was suggested in 1995 but was passed as true in 2016. The name means, “serpent-bearer” in Greek and is shown as a man holding a snake. With this news, the zodiac sign dates were changed to accommodate the new one. 

According to NASA, there were always 13 constellations, but since we were working on a 12 day calendar, they disregarded it. I’m not a huge astrology fan like others, but I did, and still do, find it interesting. For the people who do look at their zodiac signs religiously, I know this was big news.  When I found out that my zodiac sign was allegedly changed from Virgo to Leo, I was a little upset, to say the least. If someone were to ask me my zodiac sign, I would say Virgo because I relate to those traits more. 

If you’re interesting in seeing what your new zodiac sign would’ve been, here is the chart: 

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 –  Nov. 29

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 – Dec. 17

Sagittarius: Dec. 17 – Jan. 20