The 13th Sign called OPHIUCHUS

By insightful | Astrology

Check these sites out for more information:

Better Double Check Your Zodiac Sign – NBC Chicago

For those Sagittarians and Capricorns still a little shaken up about the new sign, Time has put together a handy getting-to-know-Ophiuchus guide here.

Ophiuchus shrugged – WEEKEND

Like millions of Americans I freaked out last month when the Minneapolis Star-Tribune (what) reported that some astronomer decided there were actually 13 signs of the zodiac.

Comment on your thoughts below.. do you count it or not?

About the Author

this will be added soon.

Leave a Comment:

(5) comments


This has always confused me!


Well, Ophiuchus seems to have a lot of people stummped. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on how we lovers of Astrology can implement this 13th sign that’s supposedly been hidden from the science; or should we worry about incorporating it at all?


It’s not that anyone is “stumped”. It’s just that this whole thing is a non-issue. Every once in a while some scientist/skeptic/insecure individual decides that s/he has to “save” all us silly astrologers from ourselves and they bring up the precession and/or Ophiuchus as “proof” of the error of our ways – but the fact is that, as the Bard would say, this is much ado about nothing.

We’ve known about precession for a VERY long time. In fact there is an entire branch of astrology that already corrects for precession. It’s called sidereal astrology.

The so-called 13th sign of the Zodiac is old news as well. Ophiuchus is a constellation, NOT a sign. Astrology is not based on constellations, it is based on the seasons. While the signs are a convenient way to divide the year, they needn’t correspond to the constellations that bear the same names.


    bravo! love this explanation.
    it was a non-issue for me as well, and i felt that astrology already accounted for it all.
    ophiucus, aside from having a constellation, also needs a planet and a house; ophicus has been around for eons without a house or planet and has been functioning fine.


    I agree with you.

Add Your Reply

Leave a Comment: