According to the new zodiac I am an Ophiuchus and even though I like its Mythology the idea of a “Serpent Tamer” this is how I relate to its traits:
Seeker of peace and wisdom – same as Sagittarius
Attractor of good luck and jealousy – same as Sag / Interpreter of dreams – Jupiter influence / One who reaches for the stars – same as Sag / A righteous defiance of Authority – I don’t feel it / Don’t stand for blind obedience to authority – ok, yes / A willingness to sacrifice, Ophiuchus' will fight to the end for a just cause – so so, not really / Rebellious – not really / Secretive – no / Seekers of Knowledge – same as Sag / Holders of Hidden wisdom – same as Sag / Trustworthy, capable of keeping confidences – no, not me, very unlike Sag who says it all / A Great Passion For Justice – Jupiter influence, same as Sag / Strong in Constitution – somewhat
Ophiuchus was knows amongst the Druids and black magi of Europe. The term “black magic” came from the fact this this occult science was brought to Europe by moors. The mysteries of Isis(Sirius) was introduced to European women by the moors and later this when watered down(some of it isn’t) became known as “Wicca”. Ophiuchus was known as “Cernunnos” which means “Horns one night” by the Celts. He was celebrated every December 21st for one night. He is depicted as holding a serpent,he is also depicted as holding the Oroboros serpent(the milky way)in his right hand. He is also a Ram horned bearer. Horns are an ancient symbol for fertility as well as the pineal gland. Cernnunos is seen sitting in the “Buddah” position (meditating as the galactic center is the area of psychic flow). The antlers represent the sprouting moon as it enters Scorpio,and when Cernnunos/Ophiuchus ascended in the sky releasing the captive power of the sun,renewed growth as he came back from the underworld. By Sirius Business http://www.astrologyweekly.com/forum/showthread.php?p=266638#post266638
This news story about new astrological Sun signs and the changes to the zodiac, because of Constellation Ophiuchus, is absolutely the biggest attention astrology has ever had. This story has been in the news before, but this time it was spread like wildfire because of the internet. It has put the spotlight on common Sun Signs and and how they relate to the constellations of stars.
Melissa Bell at The Washington Post has quoted me in “New Zodiac sign dates: Don’t switch horoscopes yet” , with “It is the planets moving across the backdrop of the stars which influence our lives, not the planets moving through imagined 30 degree divisions on a piece of paper.” This is from an article I wrote last year, Zodiac Signs, Fixed Stars and Precession.
We don’t use astrological signs here at Darkstar but we do use the tropical zodiac we are all familiar with. We use it as it was intended, as a mathematical tool so we can draw up the horoscope. Instead of using the Sun signs for interpretation, we look to the aspects the planets make, and to the fixed stars.
Ophiuchus is the Serpent holder or the snake charmer, the snake is a constellation in it own right called Serpens. Another name for this constellation is Serpentarius, which I think is a far more evocative and pleasant sounding name, apart from it being easier to spell.
The myth surrounding this constellation is that of Aesculapius, a medicine man so gifted that he was able to perform the miraculous feat of bringing the dead back to life.Zeus was so enraged by this mere physician playing god that he destroyed him with a thunderbolt. Apparently however, it was Hades that provoked this, complaining that fewer souls were being sent down to the underworld as a result. The centaur Chiron raised Aesculapius and his mother is said to be Corvus the crow. That is interesting as this constellations hasn’t got a great reputation either.
Here more on the new zodiac sign; http://www.nowpublic.com/style/ophiuchus-personality-traits-13th-zodiac-sign-2747550.html
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