THE addition of a 13th star sign has caused chaos for astrology buffs, with everything they know about the zodiac thrown awry.
But one woman who was delighted at the news is author and mum-of-one Amy Nickell, from Hertfordshire, who says she's always known she was a Leo at heart.
Despite looking to Astrologers for advice on everything from relationships to the birth of her first child, the 30-year-old was always adamant she isn't a 'boring Virgo'.
And the shift in the stars has given her a new perspective for why her last relationship – with a seemingly compatible sign – didn't work out.
Writing for Fabulous, Amy, who's mum to Freddy, one, explains all…
"I vividly remember opening up my Spice Girls annual in 1998, aged just eight, my heart set on discovering that I would have an astrological affinity with my hero Geri Halliwell.
'Generous and warm-hearted, but showy and sometimes domineering,' reading the typical Leo character traits and I'd never felt more seen.
But I soon discovered I wasn't a Leo like Geri at all; my September 5 birthday made me a Virgo.
'But BEYONCE is a Virgo', is often offered as consolation by friends.
My last boyfriend was a Sagittarius and allegedly, when I was a Virgo, was my soulmate. Now I know the truth, I'll never date a Sagittarius again
Yes Beyonce is amazing, but she's nothing like me. Beyonce is an organised, together Queen.
I am the least organised human who recently lost her car keys in her car for ten days (I have a button ignition).
I've always known, as anyone who knows me would agree, I am not a Beyonce. What I am for sure is a Geri.
Admittedly I can't sing, but I can see myself pinching Prince Charles on the bottom.
I'm fully convinced by Astrology and have paid too much money to have my stars read – but was always gutted my character traits didn't seem to match.
I've had my birth chart drawn and I visited an Astrologer when I found out I was pregnant with Freddie, now five, shortly after the death of my brother.
I had fallen pregnant unexpectedly so wanted advice, but she put my mind at ease, assuring me everything was going to be OK and predicting I was having a boy – all of which was true.
When I fell pregnant, an Astrologer told me I was having a boy
Despite lapping up advice from Astrologers, I always knew I wasn't really a boring Virgo.
I've been scratching my head at Mystic Meg's predictions for 30 years now, so I was delighted when I read the news I'm actually a Leo yesterday, something I'd always known in my heart.
I was never an Earth sign, and I was a Fire all along – which explains A LOT.
Before, I found my way around this tiny astrological blip because I was born two weeks late.
I took comfort in the knowledge I WOULD have been a Leo, had I only clocked in on time.
According to the stars, you'll be hard-pressed to find someone more responsible and reliable than a Virgo.
Erm, my dad still comes round to take my bins out and I forgot my suitcase when I got off the Eurostar last year (never retrieved).
Virgos are known for their 'rule-abiding behaviour', I am the woman who thought it was legal and sound to park on Tower Bridge, based on it not having yellow lines.
Diligent and consistent? I've had about ten different jobs in the past year – from children's entertainer to nightclub shot girl.
The 13 new star signs
According to NASA, these are the 13 star signs – including the new Ophiuchus.
- Capricorn: January 20th to February 16th
- Aquarius: February 16th to March 11th
- Pisces: March 11th to April 18th
- Aries: April 18th to May 13th
- Taurus: May 13th to June 21st
- Gemini: June 21st to July 20th
- Cancer: July 20th to August 10th
- Leo: August 10th to September 16th
- Virgo: September 16th to October 30th
- Libra: October 30th to November 23rd
- Scorpio: November 23rd to November 29th
- Ophiuchus: November 29th to December 17th
- Sagittarius: December 17th to January 20t
Since aligning myself as an honorary Leo, I have typically gone for jobs that are essentially professional showing off.
Impatient, slightly self-centred, spoilt, and dominant? Now, THAT sounds much more like it.
On the plus side, Leos are exceptionally kind, warm and vivacious – although that could be polite phrasing for 'attention-seeking'.
Unlike pragmatic Virgos, Leos throw themselves into intense romance and are fiercely loyal – which perhaps contributed to my marrying and divorcing an essential stranger all within a year.
Basically, we're fabulous drama queens that people love to hate.
My last boyfriend was a Sagittarius and allegedly, when I was a Virgo, was my soulmate.
It didn't work out, because I was a Leo in disguise, and I'm single yet again.
Now I know the truth, I'll never date a Sagittarius again.
A true Virgo, an organised perfectionist, would 100 per cent suit my ex. My inner Leo was the wedge between us.
Whereas a Leo's soulmate is a Libra or a Gemini. I've already texted my two best friends, a Libra and Gemini, to tell them the good news I've known all along.
A Leo like me could be your soulmate if you don't mind a bit of ambition that could be mistaken for arrogance.
On the downside, Leos are the most likely star sign to spy on your texts. But on the plus, the most likely to send nudes.
Boys, if this is a bit of you then call me – it's always been written in the stars, just in the box one further up."
Yesterday, we spoke to a woman who was devastated by the news – after investing cash and picking her man based on her star sign.
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