New Zodiac Sign: Ophiuchus = SO WHAT?

Posted on Saturday, January 15, 2011 by Mr. Tambay

A proposed symbol for the new Zodiac sign, Ophiuchus

A shocking news from the Minnesota Planetarium Society made the Horoscope-conscious people go crazy! they have discovered that the Moon's gravitational pull on Earth has affected the position of the stars which was being pushed by a month. Because of this, a new Constellation has been introduced to the Horoscope; Ophiuchus, the Snake-Bearer.

Ophiuchus, in a naked-eye view.

Celestial Location of Ophiuchus

So who is Ophiuchus by the way? As far as I know, Ophiuchus (also known as Serpentarius) is a large constellation that is being  situated behind the Sun between the November 29 - December 17. Now, this new constellation, unlike the other 12 Zodiac signs, Ophiuchus is said to be actually associated to a real person, in the form of Imhotep (also known as Aesclepius by the Ancient Greeks) who existed in Ancient Egypt during the 27th Century BCE. Imhotep is said to be a healer and it was he who introduced healing to mankind. That's why the symbol for medical profession is associated with a snake because of Imhotep.

Here are some of the key words describing the sign of Ophiuchus:
  • interpreter of dreams, vivid premonitions,
  • attracts good luck and fruitful blessings,
  • serpent holder, lofty ideals,
  • a seeker of peace and harmony,
  • doctor of medicine or science, natural-pathic,
  • adds, increases, joins, or gathers together
  • poetical, inventive nature, expanding qualities,
  • seeks higher education and wisdom,
  • overseer, supervisor of work,
  • fame - either grand, or completely misunderstood,
  • longevity, aspirations of healing the ills of man,
  • architect, builder, reaches for the stars, figuratively and literally,
  • tax assessor, or levys taxes,
  • astrological talents, intuitive,
  • large family indicated, but apt to be separated from them when young,
  • the number twelve holds great significance, 
  • foresight and good fortune to benefit from hard times,
  • has secret enemies in family or close associations,
  • many jealous of this subject,
  • notable father, apple of father's eye when young,
  • high position in life expected [depending on aspects] highest fame and legend comes after death
  • feelings of granular, wise, genius mentality,
  • likes to wear clothing of vibrant colors, and plaids in particular,
  • receives the favor of those in authority.

And because of the addition of the Snake-Bearer, Ophiuchus, this will be the new Zodiac that astronomers believed to be true and correct:

ARIES = April 19 - May 13
TAURUS = May 14 - June 19 (My birthday is June 3, so, according to the new Zodiac, I am now a Taurus!)
GEMINI = June 20 - July 20
CANCER = July 21 - August 9
LEO = August 10 - September 15
VIRGO = September 16 - October 30
LIBRA = October 31 - November 22
SCORPIO = November 23 - November 29
OPHIUCHUS = November 30 - December 17
SAGITTARIUS = December 18 - January 18
CAPRICORN = January 19 - February 15
AQUARIUS = February 16 - March11
PISCES = March 12 - April 18

The question is, does it really makes a difference having a new Zodiac sign? I mean, no matter the Zodiac signs count is 12 or 13, it doesn't even make a connection to our lives at all. Some astrologers claimed that the new Zodiac will change your fate, others deny it and explained that your signs will remain as it is, I say, whatever your sign is, it's you who runs your life, not the stars that comprises your constellation. So whether I'm a Gemini or a Taurus, I don't really care! Like the famous line that Nora Aunor said in the movie, Himala, "Walang himala! Ang himala ay nasa puso ng tao lamang!"And what about those people who will fall under the new Zodiac sign, does it mean that they are snakes because their constellation is a Snake-Bearer? I mean, no offense to those Horoscope believers, but I think it's time to grow up. Believing that fate lies in stars is a childish belief.