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Ophiuchus: The 13th Zodiac Sign and its Controversies
Ophiuchus between Scorpio and Sagittarius
Constellation of Ophiuchus
It was astronomer Parke Kunkle of Minnesota, USA, who announced that the Earth is currently at different spot in relation to the sun, and its equatorial alignment has changed about 3,000 years ago coinciding the study of stars and constellations or Astrology.
Star doctor Kunkle explains that " the Earth wobbles on it's axis and has created a one-month bump in the alignment of the stars. Because of the change on Earth's tilt, the sun, in effect, will also change its angle and so the positions of different constellations or group of stars representing the 12 Zodiac signs or twelve months of the year.
This magnetic shift or tilt will affect the gravitational pull of the moon, as it is happening now. Floods are everywhere; in Australia, Brazil, Pakistan and of course, Philippines. Since the Earth is a semi-solid planet, the bump on its axis causes the extreme weather conditions happening all over the world.
It was like watching the JIm Carrey's movie, "Bruce Almighty" when he changed the moon's distance just to please his fiancée; causing disasters everywhere.
As astrologers reveal, the Age of Ophiuchus has come. It is located between the constellation of Scorpio and Sagittarius which we can see with our naked eyes at night. In Greek word, it means serpent holder. It crosses at the celestial equator of our galaxy, the Milky Way. It is even associated with the Dark Rift or the Black Hole that is depicted to absorb all things that passes through it. Greek mythology featured such character that will interest you on your readings.
Astrologers during the Babylonian era didn't include Ophiuchus because of its controversial connnotation. Being the 13th Zodiac sign is unowrthy because it's an unlucky number. It is the secreat sign that has the critical clues about the last days.
Even Nostradamus, the greatest seer of the future, was fascinated of the sign's rule in the universe.End of the world prophecy is often associated with the sign, so, astrologers decided to exclude it from the regular twelve signs.
Ophiuchus and 2012 The 13th zodiac. c/o BruineDwerg2012
12 Zodiac Signs
Symbol of Ophiuchus
Astrology and Zodiac Signs
Defining Astrology can result to three things: systems, traditions and beliefs. It is connected with the formation of the Sun, Earth, moon and other celestial bodies (planets and stars) that can provide information about personality, human affairs and other earthly matters.
The media incorporates the readings or predictions on Astrology everyday that it became the past time of many people around the world. I'm skeptic about those astrologers predicting what will happen next years or what will become with known personalities in the society.
In 2006, the US National Science Board published a statement concluding astrology as pseudoscientific or just superstitions based from results of 10 survey items.
Now that the 13th sign is added this year 2011, many speculations surfaced. Identity crisis, confusion and the big change.
I was born under the Zodiac sign of Aries, the Ram on March 25th. Now I belong to Pisces.
It's okay to be confused these days, but here's the new dates on zodiac signs. Don't blame me. Blame it to the 'snake bearer', Ophiuchus.
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
Horoscopic astrology is believed to develop from Hellenistic Egypt, greatly influenced by Alexander the Great of Greece around late 2nd or 1st century BC. It is the most influential form of astrology around the world.
Meanwhile, defining the human traits of those who are born under the Zodiac sign of Ophiuchus will mean "bearer of peace", as astrologers observed.
In Japanese horoscope, its symbol is like the one used in medicine, meaning the healer.
Famous Hollywood entertainers who belong to the zodiac sign of Ophiuchus are Taylor Swift and Britney Spears.