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Horoscope change causes identity crisis for some

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  You may be having an identity crisis. Some experts are shifting traditional astrological signs.

The Minnesota Planetarium Society is adding a 13th sign in the Zodiac called 'Ophiuchus.' Astronomers say because of the moon's gravitational pull on Earth, the alignment of the stars was pushed by about a month.

Experts at Albany's Wetherbee Planetarium say any scientist worth his salt knows the signs haven't matched up for thousands of years, and they say the signs differ in different cultures.

"Hundreds of years ago just about every advanced culture in history had their own set of known constellations, the Chinese for example had 24 constellations in their zodiac and you have to remember too a lot of ancient cultures had their own calendar too," said Thronateeska Heritage Foundation Program Coordinator.

The change caused an outcry in social media. Before you go start reading a new horoscope, there's some good news. If you adhere to the tropical zodiac, nothing has changed because the tropical zodiac is fixed to seasons rather than constellations.


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