OphiuchusAs we all know, there are only 12 Zodiac signs but according to reports, there are actually 13. The Babylonians merely left out the Ophiuchus 3,000 years ago because only 12 are needed. This means that the Ophiuchis Zodiac has always been there.

Ophiuchus Traits

One the most envious traits of the Ophiuchan is being progressive. This is not surprising considering that Ophiuchans are seekers of wisdom and knowledge. According to the International Business Times, their fashion sense is glitzy. They prefer wearing something really colorful.

Ophiuchans can also be powerful leaders. People will find him/her very charming. An Ophiuchan has a sense of justice. They have a free-spirited nature. They don't really belong to a group. Ophiuchans are very adaptable to their environment.

They can be great architects or builders. This is because they have creative and imaginative minds. They have a knack for written and spoken words. Ophiuchans can be both outspoken and secretive. According to Sportsrageous, their other good traits including being honest, jolly, good-humoured and passionate.

However, they can also be narcissistic and overly competitive. Ophiuchans need to be praised. They don't want to be disapproved. As such, they are very unsympathetic to what they dislike.

As much as possible, Ophiuchans aspire to be the unquestionable best at things. That explains their jealousy at someone better than them.

Among their other bad traits are being temperamental, defensive and rebellious. Ophiuchans can be sociable but they could discard friends who are useless. They are also restless and irresponsible.

The lucky number for Ophiuchan is 12.

The History Of Ophiucus

Ophiuchus is the Latin word for "the serpent holder". According to Zodiac-Signs.org, the new zodiac sign is associated with the Egyptian Imhotep. He was known as Aesclepius by the Ancient Greeks. Imhotep lived in Ancient Egypt in the 28th Century BCE. Apparently, Ophiuchus is the only zodiac sign connected to a real person.

The history of Ophiuchus goes way back to the 2nd century. It was first recorded as a constellation by Greek Astronomer Ptolemy. By the 4th century, astrologer Anonymous of 379 linked Ophiuchus' star to healers, doctors or physicians. They were used in antiquity as extra-zodiacal indicators, according to astrologers.

The 13th astrological sign was already suggested back in the 1970s. However, they still did not include it to the 12 zodiac signs. Apparently, adding another one wouldn't fit in the 12 months of the year.

Ophiuchus Meaning & Date

People born from Nov. 29 to Dec. 17 will have this Zodiac sign. Ophiuchus will get along well with Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Libra and Virgo. On the other hand, they wil have a hard time with those who are Sagittarius, Aries, Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini, Leo and Scorpio.

ZodiacBooks.com reveals that people who are Ophiuchus are "spirited, magnetic, impulsive, clever, flamboyant, and at times jealous, power-hungry, and temperamental who want to heal the world of all ills and bring everyone closer together.”

Traits of an Ophiuchus

Positive traits of an Ophiuchus include being happy, humorous, honest, truthful, intellectual, clever, free-spirited, instinctive, charismatic, creative, driven, competitive and secretive.

Aside from that, they are also emotional, creative, adaptable to change, flamboyant dressers and are well-loved by authorities. People who fall on this Zodiac are mostly engaged in creative fields like architecture, fashion design, and others.

Meanwhile, the negative traits of an Ophiuchus include being polygamous, irresponsible, jealous, judgmental, restless, temperamental and he or she may also tend to procrastinate.

New Zodiac Sign Chart 2016

Since there is an additional Zodiac sign, the dates are moved and there is a new chart as seen below:

Ophiuchus: Nov. 29 to Dec. 17
Sagittarius: Dec. 17 to Jan. 20
Capricorn: Jan. 20 to Feb. 16
Aquarius: Feb. 16 to March 11
Pisces: March 11 to April 18
Aries: April 18 to May 13
Taurus: May 13 to June 21
Gemini: June 21 to July 20
Cancer: July 20 to Aug. 10
Leo: Aug. 10 to Sept. 16
Virgo: Sept. 16 to Oct. 30
Libra: Oct. 30 to Nov. 23
Scorpio: Nov. 23 to Nov. 29

New Zodiac Signs 2016- 10 Facts About Ophiuchus:

  1. If indeed added as a zodiac sign, those born from November 29 to December 17 will be considered as Ophiuchans coming from most likely either a Scorpion or Sagittarius before.
  2. Ophiuchus is the first zodiac sign to be completely based on a person. Ophiuchus means Serpent Bearer in Greek and was originally associated with the Egyptian Imhotep who served under  the Third Dynasty king Djoser. He was chancellor to the pharaoh and a high priest of Ra the sun god.
  3. 4th century astrologer called Anonymous of 379 associated the bright star of Ophiuchus with healers, doctors or physicians.
    1. Ophiuchus was first discovered during 2nd century and was first recorded as a constellation by Ptolemy. Because the constellation is quite visible in our atmosphere, it was considered as an extra-zodiacal indicator.
    2. According to Zodiac-signs.org, the traits of this zodiac in general is full of contradictions as the positive traits of the sign fall into the negative qualities of the horoscope and likewise, making it a “middle grounded sign.”
    3. Positive traits include being happy and humorous, truthful and honest, intellectual and clever, free-spirited, instinctive, charismatic, creative, driven, competitive and secretive. IBTimes also adds that these types are flamboyant dressers and are well-loved by authorities.
    4. Careers they most likely will excel at are in the more creative fields such as Architecture and the spoken word.
    5. Negative traits include being polygamous, jealous, judgmental, irresponsible, restless, temperamental and is likely to procrastinate.
    6. Because the sign is dominated by the water element, they are prone to being more emotional, creative and adaptable to change. They are most compatible with those under the mix of the air, water and earth elements. They do well with their own sign, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer, Libra and Virgo. They will have a hard time with elements that are fire and air mixed such as Sagittarius, Aries, Aquarius, Taurus, Gemini, Leo and Scorpio.
    7. Ophiuchus’ lucky number is 12, so those scared of the unlucky number 13 can rest easy.

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