Discover the personality traits and dates of every zodiac sign, including When combined with the other planets in your chart, it creates the. Your zodiac sign, also known as your Sun sign, is based on a range of dates that lasts However, Vedic astrology is different from Western astrology in that it.
Over the past two-and-a-half millennia, this wobble has caused the intersection point between the celestial equator and the ecliptic to move west along the ecliptic by 36 degrees, or almost exactly one-tenth of the way around, to the border of Pisces and Aquarius. This means that the signs have slipped one-tenth — or almost one whole month — of the way around the sky to the west, relative to the stars beyond. For instance, those born between March 21 and April 19 consider themselves to be Aries.
Today, the sun is no longer within the constellation of Aries during much of that period. From March 11 to April 18, the sun is actually in the constellation of Pisces!
The table below lists the dates when the sun is actually within the astronomical constellations of the Zodiac, according to modern constellation boundaries and corrected for precession these dates can vary a day from year to year. You will most likely find that once precession is taken into account, your Zodiac sign is different.
And if you were born between Nov. The ecliptic passes through the constellation of Ophiuchus after Scorpius. Check out your "real" zodiac sign, based on the sun's current path, and compare it to the date still used by astrologers in parentheses :.
Capricorn — Jan. Live Science.
Figure 2. If you were born between March 21 and April 19, your astrological sign is said to be Aries. But this was only true for a while, back when the system was set up in BC. Today, the Sun is no longer within the constellation of Aries during much of that period. From March 11 to April 18, the Sun is actually in the constellation of Pisces!
The dates used above are adjusted to the precession of the equinoxes. The "New Zodiac" is actually one known to astrologers as sidereal or real sky. If you check the New Zodiac Dates, you'll see that they're a month earlier. These dates are closer to the Sun's actual position, at the time of your birth.
Consider that the one above is in sync with the seasons, and the one below, in sync with the constellations. Updated January 17, Find out which sign you were born in with an ephemeris, birth chart or asking an astrologer.
The "New Zodiac" Dates. Aries: April 18 - May Taurus: May 13 - June Gemini: June 21 - July Cancer: July 20 - Aug. Leo: Aug.
Virgo: Sept. Libra: Oct.
Scorpio: Nov. Ophiuchus: Nov. Sagittarius: Dec. Capricorn: Jan.