Today I had an email with the following information:
ARIES = APRIL 19 - MAY 13
TAURUS = MAY 14 - JUNE 19
GEMINI = JUNE 20 - JULY 20
CANCER = JULY 21 - AUG 9
LEO = AUGUST 10 - SEPTEMBER 15
VIRGO = SEPTEMBER 16 - OCTOBER 30
LIBRA = OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 22
SCORPIO = NOVEMBER 23 - NOVEMBER 29
OPHIUCHUS = NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 17
SAGITTARIUS = DECEMBER 18 - JANUARY 18
CAPRICORN = JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 15
AQUARIUS = FEBRUARY 16 - MARCH 11
PISCES = MARCH 12 - APRIL 1
...and, actually, that's all the information, there was no explanation. Talking to her later she attempted to explain that these were the signs from the old 13 month calendar. So - note the newest (or oldest?) in the family, Ophiuchus, which would be starting in about a week or so. It appears as though it is represented by the snake, and symbolized by the Staff of Aesculapius (which I thought was the Staff of Caduceus, though it appears that Caduceus was a showman who not only demanded two snakes, but also the Van Halen logo!).
Bah. An atypical vague, unresearched blog post, this one is. I'll try to do better next time.
Oh, something funny while talking to my friend and getting some background on it:
Me - ? at least im still a taurus..
Her - im a taurus now..... dun dun dunnnn