- Religion and Philosophy
Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign - Whats it means to be an Ophiucus
The Ophiuchus Star Sign
Ophiuchus previously known as Serpentarius is often referred to as the 13th sign of the Zodiac.
Ophiuchus is the serpent holder and is oft associated with doctors and healers. The standard symbol of the rod and serpent associated with Medicine (the Rod of Asclepius) is also the most commonly associated icon to Ophiuchus.
Occasionally, the news that "the 13th sign of the Zodiac" has been added will surface, this is a finding that fails to recognize the distinction between tropical and sidereal astrology. The standards of western astrology or tropical astrology do not recognize a 13th Zodiac sign, this means your "sun sign" is not Ophiuchus, .....sorry.
Are You Ophiucus?
The Hidden Zodiac - Ophiuchus and Arachne
The truth about Ophiuchus is a tangled story - the short answer has been revealed above, but Ophiuchus has a long history of entering our Zodiac and the mystery of "why" it may not be included is as interesting as whether it truly is.
Some leading stories:
- The Greeks in an effort to subdue any Feminine God Worship (ala Da Vinci Code) intentionally pushed Serpentine ( Ophiuchus ) who is suggested to be a natural progression of the Isis myth into the lesser canon.
- Fear and superstition relating to the number 13
- The shift of the planet didnt account for the passage of Ophiuchus during the time of its creation but over time Ophiuchus has entered our zodiac range and deserves to be considered otherwise the entire base of the zodiac system is in refute.
Further stories and details follow the Ophiuchus images, including the "lost Zodiac symbol" Arachne.
How to pronounce Ophiuchus
So how do you pronounce Ophiuchus?, it looked pretty dirty to me, like a request to penetrate but apparently the correct pronunciation of Ophiuchus is:
off ee oo' kus ( off-ih-YOU-kuss )
Personality Traits of Serpentarius
The New Zodiac Chart - What is my new sign?
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
How to make an Ophiuchus symbol on a Computer
Some font libraries will recognize the Ophiuchus symbol.
- HTML Entity (decimal) ⚕
- HTML Entity (hex) ⚕
- Microsoft Windows Alt +2695
The History of Ophiuchus
Many Variations of the story exist but one accepted rendition goes roughly like this:
If one is familiar with the story of Orion or of Prometheus, they may remember the great Centaur and immortal son of a Titan, Chiron. Chiron, was also featured in the recent movie and book series centered around "Percy Jackson"
Orion, the Great Hunter is killed by the Scorpion, sent to him to punish him for his transgressions against the gods. Enter, Asclepius, a pupil of Chiron, who is able to resurrect Orion. This is a double blow against the gods, healing one they had punished and also knowin and using the power of resurrection which was supposed to be reserved to the god Hades.
Perhaps as punishment, perhaps as reward, Zeus takes Asclepius and places him in the heavens along side Orion and transforms into the immortal Ophiuchus forever grinding his heal into the vanquished Scorpion (Scorpio).
Isis as Ophiuchus - Greek adaption of the myth
That Ophiuchus -- literally, in Greek, "snake bearer" (Ophioukhos) -- is Isis also is of little doubt. Both Isis and Asclepius gained notoriety by resurrecting a person struck down by the poison of a scorpion. They both also resurrect the same god, under different names, who was to become the constellation Orion. Snakes also feature prominently in stories of the two healing deities, as does the Goddess of the Moon. In many ways, the Greek myth of Orion and Asclepius seems to be a ragged echo of the tale of Osiris and Isis, filtered through millennia and the politics of place and time.
So Ophiuchus is a proper fit astronomically, (Ophiuchus is accepted as a constellation) and the background mythology fits strongly into the existing lore. The story of the 13th Zodiac Sign hits popular news every few years but is in fact often argued for within astrological societies and thinkers.
The true Ophiuchus - Ophiuchus, the Man.
Students of Mythology will often link Ophiuchus to being a representative of real breathing human. Making Ophiuchus the only sign of the zodiac based upon a man.
The father of medicine, Aesclepius, is Imhotep from Egyptian Lore who is patterned after Enki, a Sumerian God . Joseph, from Hebrew lore is also considered to be the same historical figure. Same guy, 4 different interpretations and serialized adaptions are performed by each culture. The binding thread, is this man brought medicine to mankind. Taking the power of death from the hands of the gods.
Ophiuchus is certainly a majestic and powerful zodiac sign for those who accept the 13th Zodiac sign.
Daily Ophiuchus Horoscope
Todays Ophiuchus Horoscope:
You are trying to escape the routine, dull, and ordinary aspects of your life. You try to find new things that will make your life more exciting and stimulating. But with every effort of this kind, circumstances, duties, and obligations seem to hold you back and keep you stuck in an oppressive situation. You may get to a point where the pressure is unbearable, and then you will make a sudden break for freedom. You may suddenly leave a relationship, an oppressive job, or your place of residence, without warning anyone.