Ophiuchus Personality Traits

January 26, 2011 by  
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Many former Sagittarians have now found themselves under an entirely new Zodiac sign. Following an announcement made by the Minnesota Planetarium Society about a new astrological chart in 2011, a large percentage of the population discovered that they had in fact been identifying with the wrong astrological sign all along. The new chart provides date changes for the 12 existing astrological signs, as well as introduces a 13th sign that has never before been used in the western world.

The 13th sign of the zodiac is known as Ophiuchus, and it is named after the serpent god in Greek mythology. Ophiuchus is a constellation located near the celestial equator. The constellation is portrayed as a man holding a snake. Ophiuchus was used in earlier astrological charts, and has always been represented in verdict astrology, which is practiced primarily in India. The sign was excluded from modern charts because many astrologers felt that the number of signs should match the number of months in the year.

The Ophiuchus astrological sign applies to those born between November 29th and December 17th, mostly people who previously identified as Sagittarians. Since the announcement of the new astrological charts, there has been a substantial amount of controversy between astrologers and astronomers. This dispute is nothing new, but astrologers argue that the signs of the Zodiac have little to do with the position of the stars and are more concerned with the position of the planets.

Ophiuchus shares traits with an ancient Egyptian doctor, Imhotep. Ophiuchus is considered a healer of men and one who studies medicine or science. Someone born under this sign loves to learn, and may seek out enlightenment through a number of life experiences. Many Ophiuchus people are successful in their adult lives, and those born under this sign are expected to achieve a high position in their career or in community organizations.

Career-wise, those born under this sign would do well as doctors or nurses, as well as government officials or politicians. In turn, the Ophiuchus personality is tuned for success in non-profit community organizations that promote healing or greater understanding. Some Ophiuchus people may also do well as teachers, transferring a love of learning to many of their students.

Ophiuchus is intuitive, and is regarded as an interpreter of dreams and premonitions. His interest in enlightenment allows him to be a source of enlightenment for others. Ophiuchus is often envied by those around him, including friends and family members.

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2011 Ophiuchus Horoscopes: Predictions

January 26, 2011 by  
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The introduction of a new astrological sign has left many people reeling. The traditional Tropical astrology chart, which is widely used in the western world, only included 12 signs. Since the announcement of a new Sideareal astrology chart in 2011, many avid astrology fans have been very confused about all of the changes. Changes in the Sidereal astrology charts were made by astronomers at the Minnesota Planetarium Society. The announcement was made by Time News Feed on January 13.

Sidereal astrology charts are based more on astronomy and take into consideration the position of the stars. However, the majority of practicing astrologers in the United States and several other countries rely on the Tropical astrology chart to make predictions and calculate horoscopes. The Tropical astrology chart still includes only 12 signs. This means that many who have recently been informed that they are no longer a Sagittarius, but are instead under the Sun Sign of Ophiuchus may not ever be able to read their daily horoscopes either online or in newspapers and magazines.

In reality, the news of Ophiuchus as being a part of the astrological chart is nothing new. It has been known by many astronomers, and even astrologers, for some time now that Ophiuchus is a sun sign found on Sidereal charts. Horoscopes are not given according to sun signs, but a number of astronomers and astrologers think that they should be. This group of experts asserts that an individual’s sun sign provides a more accurate depiction of the individual’s personality traits and compatibility. However, astronomers are often more interested in the accuracy of the charts in correlation with the constellations.

Ophiuchus horoscopes for 2011 will be a hot topic for those taken aback with the news of the new astrology charts. While many astrologers are sticking to their guns about determining horoscopes based on moon signs instead of sun signs, it is likely that Ophiuchus horoscopes will surface sometime soon. At any rate, creating an entire year’s worth of horoscopes for a Zodiac sign that has not been included for hundreds of years can prove to be a rather tedious task.

It is expected that Ophiuchus horoscopes for 2011 will not differentiate all that much from the horoscopes of Scorpio and Sagittarius. For the time being, those that fall under the Ophiuchus sun sign may have to rely on existing horoscopes for their previous sign

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The Controversy Surrounding the New Astrological Calendar

January 26, 2011 by  
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The New Astrology Chart for 2011has recently sparked a considerable amount of controversy among avid horoscope enthusiasts, as well as disagreement among astrologists.  According to astrologist Lawrence Grecco, this announcement of a new zodiac sign is not a new finding, and it has been known for years that the previous zodiac did not match up with today’s calendar.  The new astrology chart is based on where the zodiac signs are in time, in a literal sense.  The design of the new chart is based on where the constellations appear in the sky, and do not take into consideration the position of the planets.

Western astrology, as it’s practiced, teaches that the constellations are based on time, not where they appear in the sky.  This is why many astrologists do not agree with the new astrological chart, as it is based on astronomy rather than the principles of astrology. Spring equinox is generally regarded as the starting point for the zodiac signs, beginning with Aries, and then followed by the other signs.  Planets and stars are continually shifting, leading to the popular idea that zodiac signs must also shift as well.

Grecco also states that proving or disproving a metaphysical science by using a physical method of science can’t be done in the same respect you cannot prove or disprove love, faith or God. The new astrology chart now includes the zodiac sign of Ophiuchus, meaning serpent-bear. Claudius Ptolemy, an ancient Greek astronomer, listed Ophiuchus as being one of the constellations.  The origin is derived from the Greeks, and it is generally believed that the constellation represents Asclepius, the Greek god of medicine and healing. The constellation is dim and difficult to observe, shaped more like an elongated house from a child’s drawing.

The new astrology chart seems to be based upon the Sidereal, a Vedic form of astrology which stems from the Hindu culture that contains 13 instead of 12 signs.  This kind of astrology has actually been around for a long time, but frequently conflicts with other forms of astrology. However, the new astrology chart may bring another astrological perspective to the western world that seems to have been forgotten by many American practitioners.  The choice to use the Tropical chart or the Sidereal for looking at one’s own life will be an individual decision.  When it comes to astrology, there really is no right or wrong.  Each chart offers its own interpretation on the basis of how the constellations are viewed, either as fixed in the sky or relative to time.

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