The 13th Zodiac Sign Ophiuchus has just been brought to my attention and while not a particularly new discovery it's existence is resurfacing online currently and this is the first I had heard of it hence the reason for this discussion.
Why the change from NASA
When the Babylonians first invented the 12 signs of zodiac, a birthday between about July 23 and August 22 meant being born under the constellation Leo. Now, 3,000 years later, the sky has shifted because Earth's axis (North Pole) doesn't point in quite the same direction
The constellations are different sizes and shapes, so the Sun spends different lengths of time lined up with each one. The line from Earth through the Sun points to Virgo for 45 days, but it points to Scorpius for only 7 days. To make a tidy match with their 12-month calendar, the Babylonians ignored the fact that the Sun actually moves through 13 constellations, not 12. Then they assigned each of those 12 constellations equal amounts of time. Besides the 12 familiar constellations of the zodiac, the Sun is also aligned with Ophiuchus for about 18 days each year.
If you were born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17, you are an Opiuchus. Your sign is a snake-holding man called also called a Serpentarius, and you are a peace-seeker who has a thirst for knowledge and secret enemies in your close circles. Date Range:
Nov. 30 - Dec. 17Element:
Fire Ruling Planet:
pansies, calamus, black roses, etc.Personality:
capricious, hesitant, calm, thoughtful, cold-bloodedBest Compatibility:
Ophiuchus represents the courage and perseverance of fighting against death and people under the Ophiuchus sign can hardly be defeated. Being loyal and steady, they have a strict standard on the good and the evil. In addition, Ophiuchus people have their own ideal and goal and always stride forward to challenges with the strong motivation.
New dates for the other signs so
others are affected
- Capricorn: January 20th to February 16th
- Aquarius: February 16th to March 11th
- Pisces: March 11th to April 18th
- Aries: April 18th to May 13th
- Taurus: May 13th to June 21st
- Gemini: June 21st to July 20th
- Cancer: July 20th to August 10th
- Leo: August 10th to September 16th
- Virgo: September 16th to October 30th
- Libra: October 30th to November 23rd
- Scorpio: November 23rd to November 29th
- Ophiuchus: November 29th to December 17th
- Sagittarius: December 17th to January 20th
Do you read your Horoscope?
As Astrology and Astronomy are completely different do you think this is going to effect anything?
Are you born over the new 13th sign? Ophiuchus
Just curious to see if many people have a interest in Astrology and what this discover will mean to them.