NASA's decision of updating the current line of the known 12 constellations has left the majority of astrologists and a number of its followers upset. NASA was allegedly able to quickly clarify the claims, saying astronomy is different from astrology and there is no attempt to make such changes. However, as NASA considers it, constellation Ophiuchus, based on mathematical calculation, would fall under the category as the 13th Zodiac sign.
As per HNGN, despite the clarification made by NASA, some researchers continue to claim that the agency may still be able to change the 3,000-year-old astrological system which is believed to have been first designed by the ancient Babylonians more than 300 decades ago.
According to reports, the inclusion of Ophiuchus to be a part of the Zodiac constellations was allegedly proposed by Stephen Schmidt during the 1970s. It was said that the fear of disappointing the general public and upsetting the astrologers at the time was the primary reason why we have come to know only 12 of the Zodiac signs. Other cultures, however, recognize as many 24 constellations.
Nature World News has recently reported that the new system suggests that for people who were born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 will now be considered as part of the new sign. Experts claim that NASA only did the math and mentioned the constellation Ophiuchus because of mathematical calculations. However, it is said that no intentions of changing what many people have believed and used as guides for a long time now have ever been stated.
This controversy surrounding the Zodiac signs as many would say, is not new anymore. Some experts suggest that while a lot of people consider the Zodiac signs as a vital part of life, it still shouldn't define a person as to who he is and what should he do and not do. Furthermore, experts claim that the changes should not be interpreted as something that is very crucial to a person's holistic being.