When horoscopes are wrong?

If you were born between March 21 and April 19, your astrological sign is said to be Aries. But this was only true for a while,. Basically, they consider that the stars have shifted, that we have been reading the wrong horoscope all this time and that there is a new zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, in the mix (we'll talk about this later). Those small differences add up, which is why the traditional astrological signs and the constellation in which you were actually “born” are almost a month behind, which means that most people need to check which horoscope they should be reading.

Periodically, astronomers will announce “breaking news that horoscopes are not accurate because constellations have changed. In short, as you will see below, your zodiac sign is not what you think it is, and your corresponding horoscope cannot be right. So you read a horoscope, it says something is going to happen to you, and whenever something relevant happens, you attribute it to the horoscope you read earlier. As with Forer's experiment, he sent thousands of copies of the same horoscope to people of all astrological signs.

94% of readers answered that the reading was accurate and revealing. If you are still not sure if your personality fits your new zodiac sign, of course, it doesn't matter too much; after all, there is no one stopping you from reading your old horoscope. The horoscope you've been reading for years is probably wrong because the star constellations you were born with are not the same as they would have been on your birthday when the zodiac system was developed about 2,500 years ago. Ptolemy used the same names for the zodiac signs as for the constellations, so there is confusion around the horoscope's birth date range.

Gauquelin offered free horoscopes to any reader of a Parisian newspaper, provided he gave his opinion on the accuracy of his supposed “individual analysis”. They will announce the “discovery of Ophiuchus as a 13th zodiac sign and claim that the horoscope dates for Libra (and any other sign) have changed. Many people believe in astrology, and when they read their horoscope and follow its advice, they feel better. In astrology, personalized horoscopes are printed by date of birth and make vague predictions usually about the love life, success and health of people under the same horoscope sign.

Gizmodo has a summary of what exactly went wrong and how a page from Space Place, NASA's website for curious children to learn more about the cosmos, became, for some people, the main evidence of the space agency's apparent master plan to trick everyone into reading the horoscope wrong.