Ophiuchus 13th Zodiac Sign? ~ Nov 22 to Dec 21

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Ophiuchus is the Serpent holder or the snake charmer. The snake part is a constellation in it own right called Serpens. Another name for this constellation is Serpentarius, which I think is a far more evocative and pleasant sounding name, apart from it being easier to spell! The myth surrounding this constellation is that of Aesculapius, a medicine man, so gifted that he was able to perform the miraculous feat of bringing the dead back to life.

Zeus was so enraged by this mere physician playing god that he destroyed him with a thunderbolt. Apparently however, it was Hades that provoked Zeus’s wrath, complaining that fewer souls were being sent down to the underworld as a result of Aesculapius’s talents. The centaur Chiron raised Aesculapius as his own son. His mother is said to be Corvus the crow, which is interesting as the Corvus constellation hasn’t got a great reputation either.

Ras AlhagueIt is suggested Aesculapius as its other derivative Asklepios, came from words meaning “applying” and “making limbs gentle”. It is also associated with the words hermit, gentle, kind, calm and soothing. Medicine comes from the same root as Medusa, the name of the sorceress Medea also comes from this root. The blood from Medusa’s left side was poisonous and the right side was used to heal. You could say that Aesculapius used this blood as medicine.

The coiled up snake can also be seen as the Kundalini, the word itself in Sanskrit means “coiled up”. The igniting and harnessing of this life force is the aim of witch doctors and shamans. This will be done through the use of drumming, trance and hallucinogens. This takes us back to this constellation being known as the snake charmer. The snake is hypnotised by playing a musical instrument, the ancient version of trance music.

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Ophiuchus ~ The 13th Sign?

Is Ophiuchus the missing 13th sign? Absolutely not! The tropical zodiac is based on the 12 months and the seasons, so it is a solar calendar. To have a 13th sign would mess up the whole system. However Ophiuchus does fall very close to the ecliptic and the symbolism of this sign being left out of the zodiac does fit into the meaning of the constellation as a whole. Ophiuchus is a sign in exile, an outsider and just wasn’t accepted into the gang of twelve.

Ophiuchus also corresponds to the archetype of the 13th fairy in the fairytale, the Sleeping Beauty. This fairy was called Eris, which is also another Lilith/dark goddess archetype. Eris just like the Roman myth was not invited to royal party, in this case the christening of the new princess. As you can see from the interpretations of this constellation, there is definitely a supernatural, otherworldly and shamanic quality to Ophiuchus. If you really want to claim this wanton witch or wizard as your Sunsign, then its position by degrees simply mirrors that of Sagittarius. Ophiuchus falls between 1º to 29º Sagittarius, so this is birthdays from November 22 to December 21.

1,2,3,4,5. The Fixed stars & Constellations in Astrology. Robson. p.54, p.199, p.172, p.208, p.193.
6. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.72-73.

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  1. Hello Mariana and fellow darkstars. I am looking for opinion or thoughts on this subject.
    What I am proposing is an an amendment to the questionable ruling by the IAU in 1921.
    Thoughts I have jostled with since it’s return to consciousness. I have notes made that can be used to outline this amendment below as a draft titled
    Swinging on the spiral of a 4D Zodiac: The obfuscation of Ophiuchus, the outer limits and inner dimensions merging to an exploding universal consciousness.

    Truth lays that, Balancing a proposal to the IAU one must shine a light on what the future will reward mankind for/after passing through the veil that separates gravitational forces of this universe. A proposal outlining the terrestrial and Astronomical treasures that lay in wait in words rich enough to spark consciousness within the IAU trustees.
    Let me start by touching on the pre-Adamic history of The Golden Age and the Olympian Gods by using powerful literary arcs between Zodiac Constellation Ophiuchus and the serendipitous and timely resurrection of the constellation dubbed “the 13th Zodiac” in 2009. A story chronicling the birth of modern medicine along with key details that connect Ophiuchus with legendary healer Aesculapius. This fascinating story chronicles the miraculous rise of Aesculapius based on detailed observations from antiquity and the dramatic fall and eventual resurrection inspired by dispute between titan Hades and brother and hierarchical leader titan Zeus resulting in a resurrected Aesculapius onto a celestial birth by honoring the only mortal into the Constellation hierarchy.
    It will be most important I highlight that at the time of this record the Earth has made a miraculous journey through space among an insurmountable army of enemies, dodging one planetary catastrophe after another on its mission of self deployment guided and protected by the will of the Architect, laws of gravity and the shifting conscious of it’s willing guardians. Now for the first time in Geo-chronology earth is crossing the galactic plane. Divided by laws of the universe from the beginning of known time, a new dawn rises for mankind. The science of Astronomy is peaking and the Architect of the universe contemplates all of what is to come. At this moment and within our generation mankind will witness the Earths biggest celestial event since creation. Our galaxy has made minuscule movements presumably since the birth of Time towards the alignment with unarguably the greatest mystery of all in space. Our galaxy center.
    What my proposal opens for debate for change is how Ophiuchus is re-incorporated to the 12 month 2D zodiac. I propose that without further delay, to integrate Ophiuchus as a resurrection in total consciousness. By rightly standing the constellation with foot placed onto the scorpion and hip at the tip of Sagittarius arrow where it has ruled in aspect and visible from both southern and northern hemispheres. Debate peaked in 2009 for this changing all of the astrological boundaries to fit or squeeze this “Christ” character into the existing 12 month zodiac is absurd. My proposal is to place Ophiuchus among the celestial not above or beside but as a ladder onto the known and into the hevans and in doing so to leave all other Zodiac quadrants alone. Few know but initiates of astrological histories will recognize that the 12 sign zodiac has been manufactured to fit within a set of rules that by the design and maturation of time no longer apply. Only at the beginning of the industrial revolution were monthly zodiacs made popular. Originally astrology was used by reading stars and planets with regard to the day of a persons birth in order to determine character. The re-seating of Cronus to its proper and endless river and letting this flow run anarchistic but true, can humanity find peace with an Ophiuchus unveiling. No news media conundrum and minimal question or declarations for one side against the other regarding an individuals astrological sign or uneasy change. All others are food for Saturn and his glorious moons.
    —Thoughts form astrologers and astronomers welcomed.

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    • My reply to this is, that if one uses the fixed stars within the tropical framework we already have Ophuichius and all the other 88 constellations as well! The 360º doesn’t work divided by 13. It’s a lunar calendar. Why follow an Earth satellite when you can follow the path of a star?
      12 is very sacred. Once you have studied Hellenistic Astrology and alchemy there is no question of there being 13 signs. I’m a huge fan of the Tropical zodiac, it connects us to the seasons and mother earth. But we can have both Tropical and a connection to the sidereal realm if we use fixed stars.

      * Popular sunsign astrology was a recent thing yes, but the seasonal model of 12 is very ancient.

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  2. I understand this. I was born 5th December right in the middle of Ophiuchus. I always came under Sagittarius but was more of a hermit than wild one. This makes sense to me. There is a calender with 13 months which is much better. 28 days in each month in alignment with the moon phases. Why is SEPTember the 9th month?? It’s surely the 7th!!! Think about this. Screw the Gregorian calender. Bring back Ophiuchus and balance. Maybe this is why the Earth is on a wobble from a spiritual perspective? The Earth is divided.

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  3. I felt neither Sagittarius nor Scorpius nor Libra (depend on the zodiacal type system), but since my personal “discovery” of Ophuichus it fits perfectly into my own intuitive knowing, an instant moment of revelation. Could I possibly been living with the universal ray signature being radiated on my soul from beneath constellation of scorpio? Has anyone has similar inner experience?

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  4. I must have drempt it. I thought Ophinucus was a fisherman. And the astrotheological base for the Jesus Christ. Weird. Where the heck did that come from?

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