Ophiuchus, the new sign of the zodiac

The signs of the zodiac are those constellations under which we were born. A classification that defines and groups us according to characteristics marked by each symbol. For years we have lived with the 12 signs, but now astrologers have experienced a revolution because there are no longer 12, but 13.

From NASA they have calculated the rotation of the Earth and the movement of the sun, and have seen that there is one more constellation over which it passes: Ophiuchus. Ophiuchus would be the 13th sign that is located between Scorpio and Sagittarius, an introduction that disrupts all the belief so far implanted.

Through his Twitter account, the POT argued that they have not changed the zodiac signs of the horoscope, but have only done the calculations and it was determined that the Ophiuchus actually it does exist.

To make sense of this change, we must look back at the Babylonian era in which the zodiac was divided into 12 equal parts, corresponding to the Babylonian calendar, which was also divided into twelve parts; leaving aside this last constellation.

Likewise, when the Babylonians invented the 12 signs of the zodiac, a birthday between July 23 and August 22, many were born under the constellation of Leo. Now 3,000 years later the sky has moved due to the Earth’s axis (North Pole) and is not pointing in exactly the same direction.

This statement would change the date for all signs by changing the horoscope to these new dates:


What is Ophiuchus?

In greek mythology Ophiuchus corresponds to Asclepius, son of the god Apollo and the mortal Coronis. He developed such a skill in medicine that it was said that he was even capable of raising the dead. Very offended by this, Hades asked Zeus to kill him for violating the natural order of things, to which Zeus agreed. However, as a tribute to his worth, he decided to place it in the sky surrounded by the serpent, symbol of renewed life.

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For all these reasons, Ophiuchus is the constellation known as the Serpent Bearer, the Serpentarium or the Snake Hunter, and not universally recognized, despite being clearly a zodiac sign (in fact, the Sun spends more days for Ophiuchus that for Scorpio), has never been accepted into the zodiac sign system.

Births under the sign of Ophiuchus or the snake or the doctor have different characteristics and, at times, antagonistic and opposed. Affinities with this zodiac vary greatly.