Ophiuchus, Serpentarius – 13th Zodiac Sign in Western Astrology

Ophiuchus or Serpentarius is the 13th zodiac sign in western astrology. This constellation Ophiuchus has been known about ancient times but it was added to the zodiac chart of signs as astrologers said that the Sun went straight from Scorpius into Sagittarius, disregarding the fact that the sun traveled through Ophiuchus for 19 days before entering Sagittarius. Thus, the astrologers and astro scientists have added another sign to the chart of 12 zodiac signs.

What is Ophiuchus ?

Ophiuchus is a large constellation located aroung the celestial equator. Its name was originated from the Greek word meaning ‘serpent-bearer’ as it commonly represented by a man grasping a snake. Ophiuchus was one of the 48 constellations listed by the second-century astronomer Ptolemy, and it remains one of the 88 modern constellations. It was also referred to as Serpentarius.

The new sign Ophiuchus will cover those born between Nov. 29 and Dec. 17 while Sagittarius will move into the 13 th position covering from Dec. 17 to Jan. 20.

Personal Character Traits of Ophiuchus zodiac

Those born in Ophiuchus are said to be honest, intellectual, sexually magnetic, prone to change and jealous. If recognized as the 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus may change the fate of almost 30 percent of world’s population. Some astrologers are also linking this 13th sign to a sign of Doomaday in December 2012.

This is the zodiac chart representing where the stars currently are aligned

  1. Capricorn: January 20 – February 16
  2. Aquarius: February 16 – March 11
  3. Pisces: March 11- April 18
  4. Aries: April 18 – May 13
  5. Taurus: May 13 – June 21
  6. Gemini: June 21 – July 20
  7. Cancer: July 20 – August 10
  8. Leo: August 10- September 16
  9. Virgo: September 16 – October 30
  10. Libra: October 30 – November 23
  11. Scorpio: November 23 – November 29
  12. Ophiuchus: November 29 – December 17
  13. Sagittarius: December 17 – January 20

Ophiuchus may not have any impact on Indian Astrology as it is based on Nakshatras (birth stars), lagnas (ascendants), and many unique concepts rather than just following the date of births of people.

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