There was worldwide panic across the weekend as several international news sites reported that NASA had changed the zodiac signs as we know them. The new star signs reportedly included amended dates (Scorpios became Libras, Virgos became Leos and so on) as well as an entirely new sign Ophiuchus, which reportedly sat in between Scorpio and Sagittarius from November 30 - Dec 17.
Naturally, the whole word panicked as everything they thought they knew about themselves was suddenly in jeopardy (not to mention those people who had zodiac tattoos), but, depending on where you live, it seems all of the panic might have been for nothing.
Snopes, a site that primarily debunks all of the internet's crazy rumours, reports that whilst there has been talk for years of a new star sign, that it isn't down to NASA (looks like the world owes them an apology) and that it won't change anything for those in the West. "Leading astrological experts say this won't change things at all. That's because Western astrology strictly adheres to the tropical zodiac, which is fixed to seasons. The sidereal zodiac, observed in the East, is the one affixed to constellations, and this is the one that would change."
So where does that leave us here in the Middle East? Well we only have to look at our region's name to know that we're part of the East so depending on which astrological code you adhere to, you could very well have a whole new star sign. We've listed the new breakdowns below so you can find out what your new star sign is.
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 30
Libra: October 31 - November 23
Scorpio: November 24 - 29
Ophiuchus: November 30 - December 17
Sagittarius: December 18 - January 20
Sorry to break it to you, but Mercury is not in retrograde, this is apparently really happening.