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. Am happy to know am ophiuchus, my personality is purely ophiuchus. I was burn 16th December. Am also interested in knowing everything and manifesting my true nature of ophiuchus.

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  2. Tropical astrology is a joke. I’m so sick of all the brainwashed people trying to validate it in this day and age. Do some bloody reasearch for once in your lives. It was made by a patriarical Greek astronomer with the intent to rid the world of matriarch leaders and figures under the guise of “seasonal cycles” etc.

    Sidreal astrology is the way to go. Too bad much of what was known about Ophiuchus (a powerful FEMALE sign based on Medusa) was either lost or destroyed.

    But go ahead, continue to try and rationalize mumbo-jumbo…

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    • Where did you get this ‘mumbo jumbo’? Sounds just like cultural Marxist re-writing of history to me. The truth is somewhere in between. The response to so-called ‘patriarchy’ is not looney-right brain dominance imbalance. I use fixed stars precisely because they bring the Sidereal into the tropical framework. We cannot live without the Sun and its seasons, we also need the night, dark and winter rest period. We need male and female BOTH!!

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  3. Hello to anybody caring to perceive beyond any dogma,
    My guess is that experimenting with astrology will never end, yet on my path of evolution astrology is a part, like in a menu somehow, it gives a great perspective but the inner “stairway to heaven” lies in the axis of one’s sushumna, the chimney of an ever moving energy/consciousness. I hope some reader would be ready to face this : our beloved 3rd dimension earth has been under heavy quarantine for “ages”, which means the span of its evolutionary process has now reached its boundaries. I know it may sound far fetch and preposterous, yet I don’t pick up lightly those informations from nowhere and my hope is that some readers may be able to discern and feel for themselves from within.
    It would be right to go further about those statements, actually I’d just say it’s more a matter of perceiving and learning how to on the infinite pathway of energy/consciousness, than pursuing somewhat sterilized left-brain arguments and concepts that add more stalling confusion and no real clues about what is going on.
    Pierre

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