How rare is a Ophiuchus?
That said, some still choose to recognize Ophiuchus as the 13th zodiac sign and, because it is rarely used in the world of astrology, it is also believed to be the second rarest zodiac sign.
How old is Ophiuchus?
As is the case with all of the Zodiac constellations, Ophiuchus was recorded in the 2nd century by the Greek astronomer Ptolemy, and the name is Latin for “serpent bearer.”
Is Ophiuchus a healer?
Ophiuchus wasn’t just a healer, he was the healer. The father of medicine, some say. A surgeon also known for mixing potions and medicines from plants and snake venom.
How do you spot Ophiuchus?
Its stars are faint, and you’ll need a dark sky. Look for Ophiuchus in the south at nightfall from the Northern Hemisphere. From the Southern Hemisphere, look more overhead around mid-evening. The bright red star Antares in the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion can help you find Ophiuchus.
Is Ophiuchus a God?
In Greek myth, Ophiuchus represents the god of medicine, Asclepius. Asclepius was the son of Apollo and was taught by Chiron, the Centaur. He learned how to bring people back from the dead, which worried Hades.
Did NASA change the signs of the zodiac?
Despite an earlier report, NASA hasn’t changed the signs of the zodiac. The announcement of a 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus, caused a stir on social media. NASA says it has not altered the zodiac signs, but has simply calculated the math of the Babylonians.
Did NASA tweet about a shifting Zodiac?
That post was originally written in 2016, but as the story of a shifting zodiac circulates once again, NASA has retweeted it again. While the Tumblr post it linked too is fairly straight forward, the staid space agency gets a little spicier in its take on astronomy on its early education site.
Did NASA really discover a 13th zodiac sign?
A new story about an old misunderstanding is once again circulating—and NASA is once again setting the record straight. It all started with a resurfaced story NASA “discovered” a 13th zodiac sign—Ophiuchus, or the serpent-bearer.
Can we use astrology to predict the future?
“No one has shown that astrology can be used to predict the future or describe what people are like based only on their birth date,” NASA writes on their children’s site. “Still, like reading fantasy stories, many people enjoy reading their ‘astrological forecast’ or ‘horoscope’ in the newspaper every day.”