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Have you heard about... "The 13th sign"??? Doesn't that sound like a Horror flick?? Well if you ask me, it could be! Snakes and the number 13 both put together? Brrrrr... *shivers* But lets see what we got in stock for you today.
New Zodiac Sign Dates: Ophiuchus The 13th Sign?
Your zodiac sign may not actually be your zodiac sign anymore.
Astronomer Parke Kunkle says that due to changes in the Earth's alignment the dates of many zodiac signs have changed, according to NBC. In addition, there may be a 13th Zodiac sign: Ophiuchus.
Kunkle says that as the Earth and Sun slowly move the signs gradually change, as expected.
The change didn't happen over night either. The 12 signs were designated to different periods of the year almost 3,000 years ago, when astrology began, and since then the Earth's position in relation to the sun has changed.
While the sign many people were born under may now be different, it shouldn't affect horoscope readings, according to NBC.
See if your Zodiac sign has changed below. (And find out if your friends' signs have changed here or under the dates below.)
The New Dates:
Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 - March 11
Pisces: March 11- April 18
Aries: April 18 - May 13
Taurus: May 13 - June 21
Gemini: June 21 - July 20
Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20
Source: The Huffington Post
Ophiuchus (English pronunciation: /??fi'ju?k?s/ or /?o?fi'ju?k?s/) is a rarely used astrological sign and is not included in most versions of the Zodiac. It is also known as Serpentarius. The eponymous constellation is situated behind the sun between November 29 and December 17.
SCUTTLEBUTT: Yes, because Ophis in ancient Greek, means snake you know! *nods knowingly*
Here is how it looks:
Two symbols have been proposed for Ophiuchus, one based on the Rod of Asclepius (Unicode ?, U+2695) and the other in general use in Japanese astrology (Unicode ?, U+26CE).
Since Ophiuchus is identified with Asclepius, the Rod of Asclepius is often used as a symbol for Ophiuchus. In Japan, an astrological symbol for Ophiuchus is in widespread use. The symbol is sufficiently common to be included in emoji, and appears in the Final Fantasy video game series.
The signs are defined as 30-degree segments of the ecliptic, of which there are twelve, and they are named after nearby constellations at the time the system was developed. Ophiuchus and some of the fixed stars in it were sometimes used by astrologers in antiquity as extra-zodiacal indicators (i.e. astrologically significant celestial phenomena lying outside of the 12-sign zodiac proper). An anonymous 4th century astrologer, often known as Anonymous of 379, seems to have associated "the bright star of Ophiuchus", likely a Ophiuchi, with doctors, healers or physicians (?at???).
However, a few sidereal (Eastern) astrologers (such as Walter Berg) consider the Sun to be in the sign of Ophiuchus when it is in the constellation Ophiuchus, which is November 29 to December 17. Tropical (Western) astrologers and most sidereal astrologers do not recognize Ophiuchus as a sign.
PRATTLE: I really don't understand...i just look for piscies an pray it's gonna be a good day!
Main article: Ophiuchus (constellation) mythology
There are multiple versions of the story in Greek mythology. One states that Ophiuchus is identified with the healer Asclepius, son of Apollo, who became so skilled that he brought the dead back to life. Then Hades became so angry that he convinced Zeus to kill Asclepius with a lightning bolt. After his death, he was placed in the stars as a constellation.
Another version states that Asclepius witnessed a snake reviving a dead snake with herbs. Zeus then killed Asclepius with a thunderbolt to prevent the knowledge from spreading, but out of honor for his life works, turned him into the constellation Ophiuchus (The Snake Holder).
SCUTTLEBUTT: That sucks... cause in both scenarios, Asclepius dies. Boooo!
PRATTLE: But he gets turned into a star!
SCUTTLEBUTT: I guess that got its perks... Hmm...?
World News Insight tells us that:
Onto the traits that are peculiar to an Ophiuchus;
An Interpreter of dreams, who attracts good luck and fruitful blessings. Holds lofty ideals and is a seeker of peace and harmony. Inventive in nature, with expanding qualities. will often seek higher education and wisdom and can end up as an overseer, or supervisor of work. Can rise to fame – either grand, or completely misunderstood. Tends to enjoy longevity and has aspirations of healing the ills of man.
Will reach for the stars, figuratively and literally. For many a large family is indicated, but apt to be separated from them when young. The number twelve holds great significance. Has foresight and good fortune to benefit from hard times. Has secret enemies in family or close associations, with many jealous of this subject.
Often thought of as apple of father’s eye when young. High position in life expected [depending on aspects]. Highest fame and legend often does not come until after death. In general can be wise, even a genius mentality. Likes to wear clothing of vibrant colors, and plaids in particular and often receives the favor of those in authority.
PRATTLE: Um...what is he holding? This is kinda creeeeepy... dude... *frowns* Is he riding the snake?
SCUTTLEBUTT: *giggles* Yup! He looks like the snake-whisperer! Dont tell me you are afraid of snakes?
PRATTLE: *nods* Does this mean that whomever is assoiated with this sign can speek parceltongue? DH does hissss a lot..
SCUTTLEBUTT: Well I think that parceltongue should be one of this signs characteristics!
PRATTLE: *huffs* A 13th sign?? Isn't THAT a bad sign?? The number 13.... and of course my husband falls into it...
SCUTTLEBUTT: *nods* I think THATS the reason why the SMART Babylonian people left it out of the first zodiac cycle at first! But anywho, your DH jumps a sign back if he becomes an Ophiuhus. So... yeah... he's not that bad. LOL
PRATTLE: I like you being a Pisces with me!! :( STOP, WAIT!!! I guess I'm part Aquarius too...ok, better now..sort of? :/
SCUTTLEBUTT: I don't know what these suckers say! I know you still are my twin in thoughts and heart! *huggles*
Still, I in another article I read that even if you fall into another star sign, your characteristics will remain the same... I dont get how though! For... ermm... how old am I now? Ah, yes... 25. So... for 25 years I thought of myself as a Pisces so how can I still have Pisces characteristics while being an Aquarius now?
PRATTLE: *coughs spits out crystal light* you're still sticking to that 25 year old story?! *rolls eyes*
SCUTTLEBUTT: *flashes you my middle finger*
PRATTLE: *snorts* Sooooo, is it an earth sign? Fire? Is it positive or negative?? What is their color?? These are things I NEED to know! I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND!!!
SCUTTLEBUTT: Must be an earth sign... I mean with the snake crawling on earth and all. *grins*
What do YOU think about the 13th sign??? Let us know!