Signs of the Zodiac
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There is no 13th Zodiac Sign.

The recent media hype about Ophiuchus, “the new 13th zodiac sign,” has sent folks spinning into an astrological identity crisis. But the whole thing is not even true! 

Ophiuchus has nothing to do with Astrology. It’s not an Astrology issue. It has to do with the stars - it’s not a sign, it’s a constellation.

There are four seasons each with a beginning, middle and end.
That makes 12 zodiac signs, and there’s no such thing as a 13th astrological sign.

So why are people freaking out, wondering if they went to bed last night a Gemini and woke up a Taurus? Here are the answers you’ve been waiting for on this cosmic controversy:


What is Ophiuchus?

Ophiuchus is a large modern constellation commonly represented as a man grasping the snake represented by the constellation Serpens.


Is Ophiuchus the 13th sign?

No. It’s just a constellation. Even the founding text for Astrology (Tetrabiblos by Claudius Ptolemy written 170 AD) only mentions 12 signs. A few astrologers who practice the controversial sidereal (constellation-based) zodiac use it as the 13th zodiac sign - and by a few we mean about 1 percent.


So what is the truth?

Astrology is based on the four seasons, not on constellations - and the seasons don’t change. There are four seasons, each with a beginning, middle and end, which adds up to 12 zodiac signs. There is no 13th astrological sign. Period.


What does this mean for you?

Nothing! Your zodiac sign hasn’t changed. If you were a Gemini yesterday, you’re still a Gemini today - don’t worry, you’ll never wake up a Taurus. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. =)

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    So, you can go kill yourself Ophiuchus You’re not part of those 12 ♥
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