New Astrological Signs Mean Your Tattoo Is Wrong


scorpio tattooOh the horoscope tattoo, perhaps as popular as the Tasmanian devil, but for people who aren't as lame as to get an actual Tasmanian devil tattoo. (Sorry to offend you people.) But new information might make the horoscope tattoo even more lame. Just like the girl who got the Chinese symbol for "freedom" tattooed on her when it really means "free of charge," your zodiac tattoo is more than likely wrong.

You see, the Babylonians decided on astrological signs based on what star the sun was in on your birth day. But they weren't forward thinkers and didn't take into account the earth's shift, throwing off the sun and the stars and adding in a new zodiac sign called Ophiuchus that, let's face it, no one wants to be because it sounds like a cough. Though the symbol is a man holding a snake, so that's kind of cool.

My problem is that I have a Scorpio tattoo and now I'm a Libra.

My Scorpio tattoo depicts the sign's two ruling planets Mars and Pluto. (With some other arty stuff around it.) Of course, Pluto was declared not a planet a few years ago, so that messed me up a bit. And now with the new zodiac sign dates, I am no longer an emotional and secretive beast who is waiting to sting you if you wrong me, but a fair, balanced, and very boring lady Libra with Venus as my ruling planet. Venus is the opposite of Mars. I am seriously screwed and cannot handle this news.

My husband's a Libra. Well, he was, but now he's a Virgo, which is lame because Virgos aren't all that exciting from what I've experienced. The Scorpio me might have not loved the Virgo him. But then again, I'm a Libra now. I thought Virgos were boring, but now those Virgos are Leos and the Libras are Virgos and I love the old Libras. Still, that doesn't make me want to be a Libra now. It's only slightly less uncool than being a Virgo. I'm so confused! And obviously I'm working on fixing my identity crisis. And possibly my tattoo.

A few people I know have stayed the same. Here's the new configuration.

Capricorn: Jan. 20 – Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 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 – Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 – Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 – Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 – Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 – Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 – Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 – Jan. 20

Do I change my tattoo? I won't. I can't. I'M A SCORPIO no matter what anyone says. I'm leaving it as a homage to a simpler Babylonian time when Pluto had respect. Now commence your comments about how the Tasmanian devil would have been a better tattoo choice.

Do you have a horoscope tattoo that is now wrong?



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No, but I'm def rethinking getting my Gemini tattoo - even though I am a total Gemini, as is my Son. I don't know if I'll still get the tatt I have in mind despite the fact that I refuse to be anything but a Gemini..only time will tell.

George Corral

this new sign system only applies to people born in 2009 :)

Ninja... NinjaHeather54

This doesn't apply to people born before 2009. So either you're a VERY literate 2 year old with EXTREMELY lenient parents or you're still a Scorpio ;)

Kelly Richard Bourgeois

yes, I got a Libra tat when I was 20, which was 11 yrs ago, now I'm a Virgo, but when I was born and when I got the tat I was a Libra, so it doesn't bother me any with the change, just now one of my children is this new sign that I can't even pronouce

LordB... LordBoris

Where does it refer to being only valid for 2009 and newer? My high school astronomy teacher told my class about this other sign back in 1986.

JoNilda Agushi

this makes absolutely no sense how does it only apply to people born after 2009. It messes everything up.


I don't recall seeing anything about after 2009..hrm..

Taylo... TaylorBaby

f that, i am keeping my tattoos as a taurus for me, a virgo for DH. my kids stayed the same, if someone wants to try to tell me otherwise i can tell them that i'm "living oldschool Babylonian" :)

mothe... motherbugs

Why did they have to change it? I'm sticking with what I was born as ;-)

nonmember avatar kim

i have a scorpio/sagittarius tattoo on my ankle [because i'm on the cusp]. now this shit says i'm a libra? i refuse! REFUSE!!!!

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