Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ophiuchus - The New 13th Zodiac Sign

Ophiuchus the 13th sign of the Zodiac - also known as Serpentarius, the Serpent Holder. The constellation Ophiuchus has been known about since ancient times, but you wouldn’t know it.

It was never added to the Zodiac chart as astrologers said that the Sun went straight from Scorpius into Sagittarius, disregarding the fact that the sun travelled through Ophiuchus for 19 days before entering Sagittarius. The eponymous constellation is situated behind the sun between November 29 and December 17.

Basically then what that means is that there is another sign! a lost sign. Serpentarius is it’s name which would bring us perhaps lots of Serpentariuns?

The 13th sign of the zodiac, unlike the other 12 signs is actually associated with a real person. In the 27th Century BCE in Ancient Egypt lived a man known as Imhotep. Imhotep was known as ‘Aesclepius’ by the Ancient Greeks, however the attributes are the same under either name.

One of Imhoteps abilities was healing and it is said that it was he who introduced it to mankind. His accomplishments also included a wide knowledge of medicine. The serpent or snake symbol which is still used today to symbolize the medical profession was also used to represent Imhotep. Below is a list of attributes associated with the Serpent Holder, Imhotep i.e Aesclepius. The descriptions below are associated with the 13th sign - Ophiuchus:

   » Many people are envious of this subject as he progresses well throughout life.
   » A seeker of wisdom and knowledge.
   » Many people are jealous of this person.
   » Tends to go for the more flamboyant in dress sense, favouring bright colours.
   » Authority looks upon him well.
   » Would make a great architect or builder.
   » Number 12 is this persons lucky number.
   » This person will have a big family but leave home at an early age.


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