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What dates fall under each astrological sign?

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The dates for each of the 12 astrological signs are as follows: Aries, March 21-April 19; Taurus, April 20-May 20; Gemini, May 21-June 20; Cancer, June 21-July 22; Leo, July 23-August 22; Virgo, August 23-September 22; Libra, September 23-October 22; Scorpio, October 23-November 21; Sagittarius, November 22-December 21; Capricorn, December 22-January 19; Aquarius, January 20-February 18; and Pisces, February 19-March 20. The dates are supposed to represent the period of time during which the sun is aligned with each respective constellation. People are associated with one of these 12 constellations, or astrological signs, depending on their date of birth.

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However, since the dates for each astrological were formulated, more than 2,000 years ago, the Earth's wobble has altered the relative position of the constellations to the sun as viewed from the Earth. This means the dates for the astrological signs are slightly off. It also means that a 13th astrological sign, Ophiuchus, should technically be included. According to astronomers, the revised dates are as follows:

  • Capricorn: January 20-February 16
  • Aquarius: February 16-March 11
  • Pisces: March 11-April 18
  • Aries: April 18-May 13
  • Taurus: May 13-June 21
  • Gemini: June 21-July 20
  • Cancer: July 20-August 10
  • Leo: August 10-September 16
  • Virgo: September 16-October 30
  • Libra: October 30-November 23
  • Scorpio: November 23-November 29
  • Ophiuchus: November 29-December 17
  • Sagittarius: December 17-January 20
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