Find out your real Star Sign and why most magazines get it wrong! The Real Horoscope Dates - Get Your Accurate Star Sign Information
Discover your real Star Sign and find out why the magazines most often get it wrong! The Actual Horoscope Dates - Get Correct Information about Your Star Sign.
Now, the date of zodiac signs have changed and it is no longer consistent with the astronomical phenomenon. Due to the change of the earth's axis and the movement of solar system and stars, the current positions of zodiac signs are different with that of 2000 years ago.
Let's start with a short lesson on how to actually identify your Star Sign. Even in elementary school, we learn that the planets in our Solar system revolve around the Sun, and your Star Sign is determined by where in the moment of your birth the Earth and the Sun are. This explanation may confuse you a little, so the following image shows where the Sun and the nearest planets (Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars) were on January 3, 1980.
In the image below, you can see the blue lines that come from the planet Earth and divide the surrounding space into 12 equal segments. Each segment is controlled by a specific Zodiac sign. The yellow circle symbolizes the Sun, and on the day shown in the picture, the Sun is located in the place indicated by the Capricorn sign.. So, if you were born on January 3, 1989, your Star sign would be Capricorn. The Star sign of a person is a sign of the Zodiac that the Sun points to on the day of they birth.
To find out how the horoscope dates change, let's move five months forward to June 3, 1980. In the next picture, which is located below, the planets, all this time continuing to rotate around the Sun, moved too, as well as the 12 segments of the Zodiac (blue lines) - and now the Sun is in the segment indicated by the Gemini sign. If you were born on this day, your star sign would be Gemini.
If you want to understand astrology, this illustration will really help you find out what the Star sign means.
So, there is one important thing. If you were born at a time when the Sun was in the middle of the Zodiac sector, then in fact where and when you were born in terms of your Star sign is not particularly important. But if the moment of your birth is close to the day when the Sun passes from one Sign to another, then it actually matters…
Days that fall at the time of the Sun's transition from one Zodiac sign to another are called Cusp, and people born at this moment usually have the qualities of both Signs. This is precisely the mistake of most magazines and newspapers that publish horoscopes. If you were born at the moment of the Sun's transition from one Zodiac sign to another -- at the moment of the cusp -- to get the exact Star sign, you need to take into account the time and place of your birth into a Ephemeris. The fact is that time zones, your location, and many other factors play an important role in trying to find out what sign the Sun was in at a particular time.
But do not forget, as I mentioned earlier (and this conviction is not only my opinion, it is shared by many astrologers, whose publications date back hundreds of years), if you were born on the day of the transition of the Sun from one sign of the Zodiac to another, you should associate yourself with these two Star signs at once. The Star sign calculator below will let you know if you are on the Cusp, or if you belong to a particular Zodiac sign.
Further I will show some discrepancies in the various tables of Horoscope dates, and provide evidence to support the hypothesis that the only way to know your Star sign is to calculate it. If you just want to know your Star sign, you can use the calculator above.. but if you're interested in learning more, let's go!
The image below is a perfect example where the sky is divided into 30-degree arcs, radiating from the Earth. This is from a book by Comte C. de Saint-Germain published in 1901 called Practical Astrology: A Simple Method of Casting Horoscopes. It shows an ancient instrument, with planets in each Zodiac sign radiating from the Earth in 30-degree arcs. Each 30-degree arc is divided into 3 Decans (or Decanates). These are the same degrees used in the calculator above (although I turned it by 180 degrees).
Instead of using an old device to determine the position of planets relative to the Earth, I use the planetary theory VSOP87 by Bretagnon and Francou. It is too difficult to explain this here, but if you want to learn more about this theory, you can start with this Wikipedia page.
After learning how the zodiac sign is calculated, it becomes obvious that it is impossible to have a completely accurate date table. If someone was born at 5 a.m. on March 21 in New Zealand, then, according to New York time, he was supposed to be born at 12 noon on March 20. So, this person got into the sign of Aries or Pisces? To find out exactly this, you need to use the Sar sign calculator. In the following charts, I have summarized data from 8 different publications, each of which is shown below. You should notice some discrepancies in the dates:
|Leo||March 21 - April 19|
|Webber||March 21 - April 19|
|Raphael||March 21 - April 21|
|Jensen||March 21 - April 20|
|Saint-Germain||March 21 - April 19|
|Leroy||March 21 - April 18|
|Seva||March 21 - April 19|
|Leo||April 20 - May 20|
|Webber||April 19 - May 20|
|Raphael||April 21 - May 22|
|Jensen||April 20 - May 21|
|Saint-Germain||April 20 - May 19|
|Leroy||April 19 - May 19|
|Seva||April 19 - May 20|
|Leo||May 21 - June 21|
|Webber||May 20 - June 21|
|Raphael||May 22 - June 22|
|Jensen||May 21 - June 22|
|Saint-Germain||May 20 - June 18|
|Leroy||May 20 - June 20|
|Seva||May 20 - June 21|
|Leo||June 21 - July 22|
|Webber||June 21 - July 22|
|Raphael||June 22 - July 24|
|Jensen||June 22 - July 23|
|Saint-Germain||June 19 - July 23|
|Leroy||June 21 - July 21|
|Seva||June 21 - July 22|
|Leo||July 22 - August 23|
|Webber||July 22 - August 22|
|Raphael||July 24 - August 24|
|Jensen||July 23 - August 23|
|Saint-Germain||July 24 - August 22|
|Leroy||July 22 - August 21|
|Seva||July 22 - August 22|
|Leo||August 23 - September 23|
|Webber||August 22 - September 23|
|Raphael||August 24 - September 24|
|Jensen||August 23 - September 23|
|Saint-Germain||August 23 - September 21|
|Leroy||August 22 - September 22|
|Seva||August 22 - September 23|
|Leo||September 23 - October 23|
|Webber||September 23 - October 23|
|Raphael||September 24 - October 24|
|Jensen||September 23 - October 23|
|Saint-Germain||September 22 - October 21|
|Leroy||September 23 - October 22|
|Seva||September 23 - October 23|
|Leo||October 23 - November 22|
|Webber||October 23 - November 22|
|Raphael||October 24 - November 23|
|Jensen||October 23 - November 22|
|Saint-Germain||October 22 - November 20|
|Leroy||October 23 - November 21|
|Seva||October 23 - November 22|
|Leo||November 20 - December 21|
|Webber||November 22 - December 21|
|Raphael||November 23 - December 23|
|Jensen||November 22 - December 22|
|Saint-Germain||November 21 - December 20|
|Leroy||November 22 - December 20|
|Seva||November 22 - December 21|
|Leo||December 21 - January 20|
|Webber||December 21 - January 20|
|Raphael||December 23 - January 21|
|Jensen||December 22 - January 20|
|Saint-Germain||December 21 - January 19|
|Leroy||December 21 - January 19|
|Seva||December 21 - January 20|
|Leo||January 20 - February 19|
|Webber||January 20 - February 19|
|Raphael||January 21 - February 19|
|Jensen||January 20 - February 19|
|Saint-Germain||January 20 - February 18|
|Leroy||January 20 - February 18|
|Seva||January 20 - February 19|
|Leo||February 19 - March 21|
|Webber||February 19 - March 21|
|Raphael||February 19 - March 21|
|Jensen||February 19 - March 21|
|Saint-Germain||February 19 - March 20|
|Leroy||February 19 - March 20|
|Sev||February 19 - March 21|
Vedic astrology signs calculator.