I read from Claire's and Caroline's blog about the new zodiac sign for the European Horoscope. The thirteenth zodiac sign is named Ophiuchus.

Ophiuchus, according to Wikipedia, is a large constellation located around the equator. It is usually treated as the thirteenth zodiac sign by some astrologers. Ophiuchus is a constellation that represents a man that holds a serpent, which is represented by the constellation Serpens. Ophiuchus was listed by an astronomer named Ptolemy and is considered as one of the modern constellations.

According to some astrologers, Ophiuchus is the only zodiac sign that is referenced to real persons that existed in history. Some astrologers say that the thirteenth zodiac sign represent the 27th Century Egyptian doctor Imhotep or the Bilical Joseph. Other astrologers say that Ophiuchus represents the Sumerian god Enki. In Japan, Ophiuchus is popular and he is called as hebitsukai or the snake messenger.
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Ophiuchus

Ophiuchus is considered as a healer or a doctor of medicine or science. Therefore, people under Ophiuchus have inborn talents in healing techniques and are excellent doctors or medical practitioners. Also, people under the thirteenth zodiac sign seeks enlightenment and higher education. People under the thirteenth zodiac sign are expected to acheive high position in life.

This is the sign of Ophiuchus
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Ophiuchus

The symbol for the thirteenth zodiac sign is a capital letter U that is superimposed with a tilde (~).

The news about Ophiuchus became hot when an astronomer Parke Kunkle announced the existence of a thirteenth zodiac sign located between Scorpio and Sagittarius. The reason for the addition of the thirteenth zodiac sign is the wobble of the earth's axis in relation to the sun. The wobbling of earth is a contniuous process and the positioning of constellations and other heavenly bodies are different when astrology started as compared to the positioning of constellations today. This is the reason why Ophiuchus was being considered as an additional zodiac sign.

Here is the new zodiac calendar. Notice that Ophiuchus was placed after Scorpion and before  Sagittarius.
    Capricorn: Jan. 20 - Feb. 16
    Aquarius: Feb. 16 - Mar 11
    Pisces: Mar 11- Apr 18
    Aries: Apr 18 - May 13
    Taurus: May 13 - June 21
    Gemini: June 21 - July 20
    Cancer: July 20 - Aug. 10
    Leo: Aug. 10 - Sept. 16
    Virgo: Sept. 16 - Oct. 30
    Libra: Oct. 30 - Nov. 23
    Scorpio: Nov. 23 - Nov. 29
    Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 - Dec. 17
    Sagittarius: Dec. 17 - Jan. 20

So, are you under the thirteenth zodiac sign? Do you believe is astrology? Do you believe that that Ophiuchus should be added to the list of zodiac signs?
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11 comments
  1. Solo January 22, 2011 at 7:27 PM  

    hmm...i've read something from nbc that this is just some sort of social experiment and not true. But well, leo na raw ako ngayon!

  2. empi January 22, 2011 at 8:42 PM  

    capricorn na raw ako oh. ayoko. aquarius pa rin ako. :D

  3. Caroline Ng May Ling January 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM  

    Thanks for d mention, n this is my new zodiac sign too! not sure good or not! for sure will miss Sagi! :D

  4. Ishmael Fischer Ahab January 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM  

    @Solo:

    Rawr! Isa ka ng leon...so handa ka nang manlapa?

  5. Ishmael Fischer Ahab January 23, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

    @Empi:

    Hehe...ayaw sumunod sa uso. :-P

  6. Ishmael Fischer Ahab January 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM  

    @Caroline:

    You can always be a Sagittarius because some astrologers don't want to use the thirteenth zodiac sign.

  7. teJan January 23, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

    hhahah..this is really interesting for me..thanks for sharing Ish. So am no longer Virgo? hehe awwrr na rin?..hehe!
    well done!

  8. Ishmael Fischer Ahab January 23, 2011 at 6:00 PM  

    Haha...isa ka rin pala sa mga nalipat ang zodiac signs. :-)

    Thank you for visiting.

  9. Anonymous January 29, 2011 at 9:37 PM  

    Don't want 2 use the new one!!

  10. Ishmael Fischer Ahab January 29, 2011 at 9:52 PM  

    @Anonymous:

    You are not alone. Many people don't want the thirteenth zodiac sign. They are comfortable with it.

  11. Sexual Harassment Training February 9, 2011 at 8:54 PM  

    Thankfully I'm not under the influence of the thirteenth zodiac sign. I have heard a lot about this issue but got a clear idea from this post. Thanks for this data.