The Astrology of Ophiuchus Ophiuchus is described in the Astronomica of Marcus Manilius, 10 AD:- “Ophiuchus holds apart the serpent which with its mighty spirals and twisted body encircles his ownBut, bending its supple neck, the serpent looks back and returnsThe struggle will last forever since they wage it on level terms with equal. Ophiuchus is referred as the 13th Zodiac sign, however it does not follow after Pisces (the 12th sign) in the zodiac circle. Ophiuchus is actually a constellation that sits between Scorpio and Sagittarius. It’s always been there, but the ancient Babylonians who developed the Zodiac apparently left it out so there would be an equal. Ophiuchus Personality Traits: The Good and the Bad. With the addition of the 13th zodiac sign - Ophiuchus into the list of zodiac signs, a set of newer characteristics and traits have made way. What are the key characteristics of this sign and what are the key traits of a person who comes under this sign is what this article will focus on.

Personal traits

Ophiuchus is the only zodiac sign that depicts a real man. Many people are envious of the Ophiuchan as he/she progresses well throughout life.An Ophiuchus is a seeker of wisdom and knowledge. They have a flamboyant dressing sense, favouring bright colours and wearing of pleaded dresses.Personality traits of Ophiuchus are between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Ophiuchus persons are extremely curious, open to change, passionate and very jealous too. Also other Ophiuchus personality traits include explosive temper, good humor, secretive, egotistical, thirst for knowledge and sexually magnetic.

Apart from these the other Ophiuchus personality traits are:

• Interpreter of dreams

• Seeker of wisdom and knowledge

• will have a great family but have to leave the home at early age.

• Attract good luck

• Visionary

• A great architect or builder

• Authority looks upon him/her well

Positive Traits

Some of the positive traits of Ophiuchus are:

- Tend to embrace and seek to change, disliking routine in life.

- Follow their instincts to a fault and can be impulsive.

-Are happy and humorous.

-Are honest to a fault.

-Are often described as intellectual and clever.

-Think with their hearts and not their heads.

-Are powerfully passionate.

-Have a great deal of creativity, imagination and curiosity.

-Are people magnets possessing high charisma.

-Are empathic, people pleasers with a knack for persuasion.

-have a strong sense of justice.

-Are great with language, arts and the written word.

-Are passionate and adept lovers naturally.

-Are eccentric and quirky.

-Are driven to succeed.

-Dislike authority, rules, regulation and restriction of any kind.

-Dislike irrelevant and trivial information.

-Have a high sense of pride and arrogance and dislike being treated as inferior.

-Enjoy being Number 1 and being told about it.

-Tend to seek the unknown and are always seeking knowledge and wisdom.

-Tend to take the defense rather than offense.

-Are not open but said to be secretive.

-Don't fall well into social labels.

Negative Traits

-Have trouble with monogamous relationships.

-Can be of the jealous type.

-Are judgmental and critical.

-Can be restless and irresponsible.

-Procrastinate as a rule.

-Have violent but short lived tempers.

- Are sarcastic and have a dry sense of humor.

-Tend to only keep useful things, including friends around.



High compatibility:

Ophiuchus Pisces, Ophiuchus Ophiuchus.

Good compatibility:

Ophiuchus Aries, Ophiuchus Cancer, Ophiuchus Libra, Ophiuchus Scorpio.

Low compatibility:

Ophiuchus Aquarius, Ophiuchus Leo, Ophiuchus Virgo, Ophiuchus Taurus.

Likes of Ophiuchus

• Ophiuchus like peace and harmony

• Ophiuchus like surrounded by others all the time.

• Ophiuchus like vibrant colors especially for clothing.

• Ophiuchus tend to be separated form their families when young.

• Ophiuchus like to seek higher education.

• Ophiuchus like their lives to be full of passion and excitement

Dislikes of Ophiuchus

• Ophiuchus dislike monotonous routine in life.

• Ophiuchus dislike following rules, regulations and abide by the restrictions.

• Ophiuchus dislike irrelevant details and are focused on the subject.


Ophiuchus horoscope 2021

For this sign of the zodiac, medical sciences may be the very best possible occupation to pursue. The Ophiuchus sign tends to have a healthy disdain for regimen, and need to be involved in professional situations in which things are always changing, and new advances are always coming along. Ophichus rules healing, apothecaries, tax collectors and therapy related professions. Ophiuchans have an innovative nature often expressing themselves as poets, musicians, actors, seekers of higher education and overseers or bosses.They make good therapists and can excel in drama too.

Lucky stone

Topaz are the lucky stones of the Ophiuchans

Origins in Mythology

The 13th sign of the zodiac Ophiuchus, unlike the other 12 signs is actually associated with a real person, Imhotep. Imhotep, who lived in the 27th Century BCE in Ancient Egypt, was also known as 'Aesclepius' by the Ancient Greeks. Ophiuchus is a rarely used astrological sign and is not included in most versions of the Zodiac. It is also known as Serpentarius.

Ophiuchus was the illegitimate son of Apolo also called as Asclepios. Later he was the surgeon of the Argonautas, sailing with them in the ship Argus treating to give back the life to people, including the son of king Minos of Crete.

It was after Asclepios tried to relife to Orion, pricked by the Scorpion when Pluto complained to Zeus who if Asclepios acted to of this form doing inmortal to people, would rob all the town of Hades. And thus he was, Zeus did not allow more inmortalidades and sent rallo to kill Asclepios. Zeus put to Asclepios in a place of the sky near the Serpent (Serpens Cauda and Serpens Caput) because this represented the renewed life.

Famous Ophiuchus People

Ophiuchus Traits

One out of twenty people in the world are born under the sign of Ophiuchus.

Anna Faris (Nov 29, 1976)

American Actress

Ben Stiller (Nov 30, 1965)

American Actor

Bette Midler (Dec 1 , 1945)

American Singer

Britney Spears (Dec 2, 1981 )

American Entertainer

Amanda Seyfried (Dec 3, 1985 )

American Actress

Jeff Bridges (Dec 4 , 1949)

American Actor

Jay Z (Dec 4, 1969)

American Rapper

Tyra Banks (Dec 4 , 1973)

American Model

Paula Patton (Dec 5 , 1975)

American Actress

Judd Apatow (Dec 6 , 1967)

American Film Producer

Jennifer Carpenter (Dec 7, 1979)

American Actress

Iam Somerhalder (Dec 8 , 1978)

American Model and Actor

Jesse Metcalfe (Dec 9 , 1978)

American Actor

Emmanuelle Chriqui (Dec10, 1977)


Mo'Nique (Dec 11 , 1967)

American Comedienne

Jennifer Connelly (Dec 12 , 1970)

American Actress

Taylor Swift (Dec 13 , 1989)

American Singer

Jamie Fox (Dec 13 , 1967)

American Actor

Vanessa Hudgens (Dec 14 , 1988)

Ophiuchus Horoscope 2019

Ophiuchus horoscope 2021

American Actress

Adam Brody (Dec 16 , 1979)

American Actor

Benjamin Bratt (Dec 16 , 1963)

American Actor

The end of autumn is approaching, the time of those born under the sign of Ophiuchus. If we return to the true astronomical roots of the signs of the zodiac, we will see that there are 13 signs, not 12 as the modern horoscope tells us. Reclaiming the forgotten Ophiuchus invites each of us to discover our correct astrological sign and contemplate the spectacular zodiacal constellations that dominate the nights at this time of year.

There is a cadastre that divides the sky into plots that help astronomers to identify the position of the stars, planets and objects in the celestial sphere. We call these plots constellations, which are groups of stars that correspond to the celestial mythology inherited from ancient Greece. Some are more famous than others. You rarely hear about the constellations of Camelopardalis, Sagitta or Boötes; others, however, like Sagittarius, Taurus or Capricorn are much better known.


The latter are the constellations of the zodiac, from the Greek zoodiakos, which means “animal wheel”, although in this group have been placed a scale, a virgin, a pair of twins and a water bearer (Libra, Virgo, Gemini and Aquarius). It is clear that it’s not a relationship with animals that makes them special; these constellations are in a very particular area of ​​the sky, the line along which the Sun advances during the year.

Behind the Sun there are stars, although we cannot see them due to the scattering of light in the Earth’s atmosphere. But if we could see them, we would say that at any time of the year the Sun is “in” some of the zodiacal constellations, since on its annual journey our star always appears to occupy one of these plots. And when we say that someone is a Taurus or a Sagittarius, what we mean is the constellation the Sun was “in” at the moment of their birth: the zodiacal sign is no more than an astronomical reference to the position of the Sun in the sky with respect to the background stars.

The snake charmer

Ophiuchus horoscope today

However, these signs are not well calibrated. If we use a celestial planisphere, we will see that between November 30 and December 18, the Sun occupies one of those less famous constellations: Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer or snake charmer. Those born between these dates are, of necessity, the zodiacal sign Ophiuchus.

If we continue to observe the relationship between the position of the Sun and the background of stars, we will see that little coincides with the calendar of signs to which we are accustomed according to horoscopes:

October horoscope sign. TABLE: Real zodiacal signs, according to the borders between constellations established by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1930

CapricornJanuary 19February 15
AquariusFebruary 16March 11
PiscesMarch 12April 18
AriesApril 19May 13
TaurusMay 14June 19
GeminiJune 20July 20
CancerJuly 21August 9
LeoAugust 10September 15
VirgoSeptember 16October 30
LibraOctober 31November 22
ScorpioNovember 23November 29
OphiuchusNovember 30December 17
SagittariusDecember 18January 18

Why does Ophiuchus not appear as a zodiacal constellation in the horoscope? Why don’t the dates coincide? The reason is that 2,500 years ago, when the horoscope originated in ancient Babylon, the Sun crossed through each of the zodiacal constellations on different dates than today, approximately four weeks earlier.

Modern astronomers compute that, nowadays, the Sun enters Aries on April 19 every year like clockwork. But due to the Earth’s axial precession, the Sun is like a clock that lags approximately a quarter of an hour each year. Over many centuries that delay has been accumulating and now the Sun enters Aries almost one month after the date the Babylonians recorded and what the horoscopes indicate.

It could then be said that each person’s horoscope actually corresponds to the sign immediately preceding the one that their modern horoscope marks. But this is not true either. The Sun only spends a week crossing Scorpio, while it spend a month and a half in Virgo; these times of passage are the same now as 2,500 years ago, and differ greatly from the division of one month for each sign of the horoscope arbitrarily established by Babylonian astrologers, who decided to dispense with Ophiuchus and keep a rounder number of 12 signs, as in the 12-month calendar.

Following that calendar allowed Babylonian astrologers to predict when summer was coming or the right time to harvest. The power this granted them in society led them to expand their predictions to include events such as the result of a battle or the personality of an individual based on their sign of the zodiac.

The constellations and its legends

The basis of astrology doesn’t correspond to observations of the real world—it’s an invention that has never dovetailed with the movement of the stars, even at its origin. It has no more use than that of an alternative calendar, with a few months that correspond to mythological figures. What we can do with the zodiac is to observe the shapes of its constellations—which are always seen in the sky on the southern horizon in the northern hemisphere (and on the northern horizon in the southern hemisphere)—and remember their corresponding legends.

During this late autumn and early winter, we can’t recommend trying to observe Ophiuchus—known in mythology as the “snake hunter” and represented as a hero fighting with a reptile—because just when the “ophiuchus” are being born, the Sun passes by ahead of their constellation: being daytime, its stars can’t be seen. But we can observe other impressive constellations:

  • Sagittarius is one of the constellations richest in astronomical objects. A scan with some binoculars reveals nebulae such as the Trifid or the Lagoon and a large number of star clusters.

  • Taurus stands out thanks to its brightest star, Aldebaran, a giant easily identifiable with the naked eye because of its red colour, representing one of the eyes of the animal. On its spine, also without optical assistance, you can see a group of stars: the Pleiades.

  • To the east of Taurus you will find the constellation Gemini, in which two stars of the first magnitude, Castor and Pollux, are identified as the heads of the two twins they represent.

  • A little further east of Gemini you can spot Leo, one of the constellations with the most recognizable shape of the entire catalogue: many civilizations have come to recognize it as a crouching lion of the sky. One of its stars, Regulus, stands out for being one of the brightest in the entire sky.

    During these days, shooting stars will appear to radiate from the constellation of Leo, which are produced by the prolific Leonid meteor shower. Famed for its spectacular nature, it is easy to see very bright shooting stars these nights, but in much smaller quantities than other meteor showers like the Perseids in August or the Geminids in December.

The zodiacal constellations will not help us to predict the future, but they are the perfect excuse to get away from the lights of cities and population centres and enjoy a good night of observation.

Borja Tosar

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