By Ekta Mal
The recent media hype about the Ophiuchus (pronounced Oh-fee-YOU-cuss), “the new 13th zodiac sign”, has made people crazy and searching for their own identity, but the experts have something else to say.
“Ophiuchus has nothing to do with astrology”, said the expert astrologer Rock Levine, (according to a a famous astrological website ‘dailyhoroscope.com’). “It’s not an astrology issue. It has to do with stars, its not a sign, its a constellation”.
But people are still freaking out wondering , if they were Gemini yesterday and Taurus today.
In reality, Ophiuchus is a large modern constellation commonly represented as a man grasping the snake represented by the constellation Serpens.
It is actually just a constellation.
It all began when an astronomy professor Kunkle, said “Two thousand years ago the Sun was ‘in’ whatever it was in. Now it’s about a whole constellation off from that.” Kunkle’s quote went viral and was picked up by FOX News and other media outlets because people mistakenly assume that Astrology is based on constellations. But that’s not true.
The real truth?
Astrology is based on the four seasons, not on constellations and the seasons don’t change. As 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.
This means that your zodiac sign hasn’t changed. If you were a Gemini yesterday, you’re still a Gemini today.
What can we learn from this?
Listen to the experts, and don’t believe everything you read until you check your facts. There are a lot of people out there who think they understand Astrology when they really don’t.
(Inputs taken from wikipedia and astrology websites) (Image:youtube)