Although ninety four per cent of us claim to know our star sign, it appears that in fact eighty six per cent of us have got it wrong.

As revealed from Manchester University’s Jodrell Bank last Friday during the BBC’s Stargazing Live, the constellations have shifted out by a whole month, sinve the zodiac was created over 2,000 years ago caused by the wobbling effect of the Earth by the moon and the sun.

The Ancient Greek zodiac assigned people star signs based on the constellation that was behind the sun at the time of their birth and astrologers believe that the particular star sign influences your character and future life.

There is also a missing sign, the thirteenth, Ophiuchus, which was deliberately left out of the original zodiac, even though the Sun clearly passes in front of it after passing in front of Scorpius (commonly known as Scorpio) and before reaching Sagittarius. 

Don’t worry though, the team at Stargazing Live have put together an interactive guide and an explanation so you can find your true star sign.

Astrologers say this shift in where the stars appear to be has no bearing on the “tropical zodiac” system. This is what is typically used for horoscopes in the West, and is based on segments of the sky calculated using the equinoxes on Earth.


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