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Ophiuchus Traits - Personality Profile of an Ophiuchus

Updated on April 7, 2011

Personality Traits of the Sun Sign Ophiuchus

The Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign is the mark of a special and unique person, the 13th Sign of the Zodiac, Ophiuchus the "Serpent Tamer" marks many very desirable character and personality traits.

Knowledge of the story of Ophiuchus reveals many of the traits that you are destined to encompass as a proud member of the Ophiuchii.

The Story of Ophiuchus: In Brief

Greek Legend tells us that Asclepius was rewarded with immortality in the heavens and given the name Ophiuchus. This reward is sometimes also considered punishment for defying the wishes of the gods.

After performing some dastardly deeds, the Great Hunter, Orion, was sentenced to destruction by the Gods, the Great Scorpion was sent to poison him. This sentence was performed successfully. Asclepius/Ophiuchus came upon the dead Orion and resurrected him using skills taught to him by the son of the Titans, Chiron.

Zeus, sent Asclepius/Ophiuchus to the heavens, immortal, forever crushing the Scorpion (Scorpion) under foot.  The act of healing and resurrection was a talent reserved to the gods, to Hades specifically and Asclepius act could not go unnoticed. The importance of this event is on par with Prometheus's theft of fire.

Alternately, the myth of Asclepius/Ophiuchus is based on the only real live human being to be granted a place in the zodiac. The Father of Medicine, Imhotep in Egyptian Lore, Joseph in Hebrew Lore and Asclepius in Greek Lore is said to be a real historical personage. The symbol for Ophiuchus is the rod of Asclepius, recognizable by most as the symbol for medicine -- the rod and serpent.

Personality Traits of an Ophiuchus

Positive Personality Traits of an Ophiuchus

  • A righteous defiance of Authority, Ophiuchii do not stand for blind obedience to authority.
  • A willingness to sacrifice, Ophiuchus' will fight to the end for a just cause
  • Rebellious
  • Secretive
  • Seekers of Knowledge
  • Holders of Hidden wisdom
  • Trustworthy, capable of keeping confidences
  • A Great Passion For Justice
  • Natural Healers
  • Empathetic
  • Prone to Longevity
  • Strong in Constitution
  • Prone to receive special treatment
  • Naturally Likable
  • Wise, intelligent
  • Passionate Lover
  • Sexual magnetism
  • Vivid Dreamer, Interpreter of Dreams

Negative Personality Traits of an Ophiuchus

  • Others are prone to be jealous of Ophiuchus, this is a result of the favor it seems members of this sign will receive and the natural way in which life seems to go their way.
  • Hyper-Critical, again as a side effect of the wisdom and ease in which most Ophiuchus go through life, they can be hyper-critical of those who are confronted with less blessed existence and intelligence.
  • Likely to be separated from family ,Ophiuchus are often forced by there nature to wander and take risks, often leading to separation from their natural family
  • Your own worst enemy - heightened expectations -Ophiuchus know they are destined for greatness, they can feel it , this can lead to feelings of impatience or disconnection from others.

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      Oh! 3 years ago

      Geeee whiz! And I thought I was "special".... : (

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      Happy Ophiuchus 7 years ago

      This sign fits me to a T!!!!

      I can not believe how close it is to my personality.

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      Druid Dude 7 years ago from West Coast

      Another scorpio, seeing influences from the newly acknowledged sign in my personality

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      Scorpio21 7 years ago

      Being a scorpio with virgo rising and sagittarius moon, I seem to have quite a few of those traits from this mixture of major influences. So i think it could certainly be possible to have an individual with these traits from the combination of influences of several signs.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Very detailed information.