OP, who or what are you looking for? I'm not in the habit of posting arbitrary second lines, but in this instance one line fully encompasses the sum of my thoughts.
Ophiuchus? I've genuinely never heard of it.
he constellation, Ophiuchus, has been known since ancient times, and is better known as Serpentarius, the Serpent Holder. It is included in the list of 48 constellations described by Ptolemy. Ophiuchus is depicted as a man handling a serpent; his body dividing the large snake into two parts, giving way to the symbol used today as an Asclepius - the medical staff. Astrologers have not included Ophiuchus in the wheel of Astrological signs because the Sun spends only about nineteen days in this 13th sign of the Mazzaroth. Not that there wasn't a 13th sign in the Heavens, but as far as Astrologers were concerned, the Sun traveled from the constellation 'Scorpius' and then proceeded directly into the sign of Sagittarius. In reality, this was not the case. The Sun, for 19 days of the year, travels through the star constellation 'Ophiuchus' before entering Sagittarius from Scorpius - see chart below. thus The sign of Ophiuchus is patterned after the original 'Serpent Holder', Enki, a Sumerian god.
To acknowledge a 13th sign now would seem awkward for astrologers, who like the tidiness of 12 signs that rule over the 12 houses of the Zodiac. The heavens are alive and they do change after a few thousand years and the astrologer who wants to maintain accuracy must change along with the signs in the heavens.
he constellation of Ophiuchus is the only sign of the Zodiac which is linked to a real man. This man lived in ancient Egypt around the 27th century BCE, and his name was Imhotep [again patterned after Enki]. Many of the same attributes of Imhotep can also be found in the Biblical Hebrew man Joseph, son of Jacob - [see comparison chart for these two men in separate article]. Imhotep is credited with many accomplishments including the knowledge and use of medicine. It is said of Imhotep that he brought the art of healing to mankind. The symbol of a serpent [or snake], which is still widely used today to represent the medical profession, was used to represent Imhotep. Imhotep was also known as 'Aesclepius' to the ancient Greeks, but by any name the attributes are still all the same. The attributes listed below describe the Serpent Holder, Imhotep, i.e. the Hebrew Joseph, and Aesclepius. The keyword descriptions seen below, originated with Betty Rhodes, and are the attributes for the 13th sign of the Zodiac - Ophiuchus:
The Caduceus [left] depicts two entwined snakes set upon a rod, and was the ancient symbol of Hermes, the Greek god of merchants. Today, it is a common and popular symbol of the medical and allied professions. Asclepius (an ancient greek physician who was deified as the god of medicine) is traditionally depicted as a bearded man wearing a robe that leaves his chest uncovered and holding a staff with his sacred single serpent coiled around it symbolizing renewal of youth as the serpent casts off its skin. The single serpent staff also appears on a Sumerian vase of c. 2000 B.C. representing the healing god Ningi#a, the prototype of the Greek Asklepios.
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Is it reaalllyy possible you can reply to all these requests? If so i will u2u mine just cuz i don't want it out there.reasons are my own.
I agree this may work for "certain" cases, but more often then not your around that sign near the month it's designated too. I'm an Aries through and through, because I can see that I'm the way they describe I should be. Maybe everyone isn't the same but I was meant to be an Aries and it seems I truely am. I'd like to see other members way in and see if they feel they are actually their astrological sign. If you wanna try me to see. March, 22 1985. Early morning
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Originally posted by orionthehunter
I already know the sun was in Gemini and not Cancer on my birthday which is coming up soon. I took a course in Astronomy and I believe a simple star chart will show your sun sign or whatever it's called (the wheel you can turn around to look at the nighttime sky and see the constellations based upon a time). Anyway they briefly mentioned the topic of Astrology in the Astronomy class I took and mentioned over time, stars move and most of the signs are off by one sign. Using the newspaper date I'm a Cancer. Using what constellation the sun was in when I was born, I'm a Gemini. I see Astrology as entertainment even though I believe they took a scientific approach when it was first started. They were really the first Astronomers.
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14th April 1951, early monring 10th October 1991, 4.30pm 8th July 1932 don't know time