The 13th Zodiac Sign – Ophiuchus
We're familiar with traditional zodiac signs like Cancer and Virgo and Aries, but according a different Zodiac form, there is a 13th sign.
According to mythology, Ophiuchus is identified with the great healer Asclepius, the son of Apollo, who could revive the dead. Hades convinced Zeus to kill Asclepius with a lightning bolt when he realized his true powers, and he was placed in the night sky as a constellation after his demise. Constellation Ophiuchus has been mapped since ancient times. It's better known as Serpentarius, the holder of the serpent. Astrologers haven't yet included Ophiuchus in the wheel of signs because the sun only rests in that constellation for 19 days. As far as they were concerned, the sun proceeded from Scorpius to Sagittarius and that was that.
But not so apparently.
When including Ophiuchus, a new portrait is drawn for people born between November 30th and December 17th. Ophiuchus signs have vivid premonitions in their dreams, attract good luck and often have lofty goals. The seek new wisdom and enjoy being in charge. They make great doctors, tax assessors, architects, and love large families. They tend to be the apple of the father's eye when young and can have secret enemies in close quarters. They achieve a sort of fame that makes them legend after death. This does change the dates for the signs, however.
ZODIAC INCLUDING OPHIUCHUS
ARIES = APRIL 19 – MAY 13
TAURUS = MAY 14 – JUNE 19
GEMINI = JUNE 20 – JULY 20
CANCER = JULY 21 – AUG 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 – MARCH 11
PISCES = MARCH 12 – APRIL 18
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