A new enigma has emerged in the field of astrology. A recent study suggests that the Earth would have shifted off its axis, giving rise to the appearance of the sign of Ophiuchus.
Horoscope 13 signs — New zodiac sign Ophiuchus
Ophiuchus is the much-discussed thirteenth zodiac sign and represents the ancient belt of Orion. It is a sign of curious energy, always looking for new ways to see the world. It represents the urge to explore and discover, whether through knowledge, creativity, or culture.
This constellation was created by Johannes Hevelius, a Polish astronomer, in 1690. It represents the Greek god of medicine Aesculapius and is composed of faint stars. Its shape is a belt formed by six stars, with a crossed knife and torch in its center.
In Greek mythology, Ophiuchus was the illegitimate son of the god Apollo with the mortal Charonida. It is said that he acquired such an aptitude for medicine that he could even raise the dead.
Zeus agreed by sending him a thunderbolt after Hades, who considered him an offense, demanded that Zeus kill him for changing the natural order of things. To honor his worthiness, Zeus decided to erect him in heaven, surrounded by a serpent. This represents a new beginning.
Ophiuchus Sign Characteristics
The sign Ophiuchus is a water astrological sign and was the last sign to be added to the zodiac. It is believed that this constellation was invented by the ancient Greeks to fill the empty spaces between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Ruled by Neptune, the god of water, symbolizing imagination, compassion, and creativity.
- Ophiuchus natives are people with deep sensitivity and a rich imagination.
- They are artists, philosophers, and dreamers, but they can also be somewhat skeptical and even melancholic if they are not in their element.
- Tend to be very empathetic with others and have a tendency to think outside the box.
- Known for their adventurous spirit and their ability to see beyond what others can see.
- Creative and intuitive people with complex problem-solving skills.
Ophiuchus is a fire sign, driven by emotion and deep feelings that lead its bearers to live emotionally rich and intense lives.
Ophiuchus and Cetus
They are two constellations belonging to the southern celestial hemisphere. These constellations are located between the limits of the constellations Carina, Piscis Austrinus, Aquila, and Eridanus.
Ophiuchus is a constellation that represents a humanoid figure with the body of a fish with its head facing south. Its name means “the serpent that bites the god of the sea”, about the famous Greek myth about the fight between Ophiuchus and the god Poseidon.
The brightest star in Ophiuchus is Alpha Ophiuci, also known as Alpha of the Fish (Fomalhaut), located 25 light-years from Earth. Other prominent astronomical objects located in this constellation include the globular cluster NGC 6121 and the planetary NGC 6093.
Cetus is another famous constellation located in the southern celestial hemisphere, known primarily for its relation to the famous story of the same name about Andromeda and Perseus.
It is formed by a large mythological sea monster (also called Kraken) that stretches from the northern border to Eridanus via Pisces Austrinus and Icarus.
The brightest star within Cetus is Delta Ceti, also known as Deneb Kaitos, located 96 light-years away from our planet Earth; it also has several interesting nebulae, such as the planetary nebulae NGC 246 and NGC 247, as well as the dark nebula Barnard 92, all of them located within the celestial territory belonging to this beautiful southern constellation.