ok, heres the deal.. i found this thing today which totally kills ur thoughts on starsigns so err.. lol.. the book is called Lynne Kelly: a Skeptics Guide to the Paranormal.. it says that astronomy came from a division of the northern hemisphere in ancient times into 12 regions of 30degrees each. images were made from the prominent stars to enable astronomers to see certain parts of the sky.. 30 degrees was a convienent way to divide the sky, but not very accurate - for most of the time once allocated to scorpio, the sun now actually rises in a constellation called Ophiuchus. the sun sign (aka zodiac) is allocated to the constellation into which the sun rises at that time of the year.. the constellations used are those that lie along the apparent path of the sun (eg. if the sun rose in Aquarius at the time of ur birth, then ur an aquarius). the problem is that the range of dates which match the sun rising in each of the constellations has changed greatly over the millenia since they were first described. when the zodiac was created 2000 yrs ago, the sun rose in aries at the march equinox. now the sun rises in pisces at the same equinox. this is cos the precession of the equinoxes and relates to the fact the earth rotates on its axis over a period of 25 800yrs. this has led to about a 30 degree shift over the 2000 years since the zodiac was created. the table lets u know what ur star sign is - now.. the dates given in magazines etc r what ur star sign would have been were u born 2000 years ago, under the julian calendar, rather than the gregorian one we use now.. SIGN OF ZODIAC ___OFFICIAL DATE ___REAL/CURRENT DATE Aries (ram) ________21 mar-20 apr ____19 apr-13 may taurus (bull) _______21 apr - 20 may___14 may-19 june gemini (twins)______ 21 may - 21 jun___20 june- 21 july cancer (crab) ______22 jun- 23 july_____21 july- 9 august leo (lion)___________24 july- 23 aug____10 aug - 15 sept virgo (virgin)_______24 aug - 23 sept___16 sept - 30 oct libra (scales)_______24 sept - 23 oct____31 oct - 22 nov scorpio (scorpion) __24 oct - 22 nov_____23 nov - 29 nov Ophiuchus (serpent holder)_non existant__30 nov - 17 dec sagittarius (archer)__23 nov- 22 dec_____18 dec - 18 jan capricorn (goat)_____23 dec - 20 jan_____19 jan - 15 feb aquarius (water carrier)_21 jan - 19 feb____16 feb - 11 mar pisces (fish)________20 feb - 20 mar______12 mar - 18 april if you dont believe me, read the book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!