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Ophiuchus, the Lost Sign of the Zodiac

Ophiuchus in the sky



Seeker of Knowledge

In 2004, I took an Astronomy class as a Science requirement for my Associate in Arts degree. It was fascinating and awe-inspiring to learn about the planets and the space we live in. But the most fascinating bit of information was hearing our Professor say one day, "There is a 13th sign of the Zodiac....One that was "deleted" thousands of years ago. Now, I hold no regard for the psuedo-science of Astrology, but if you think I'm crazy--do some research."

Well-I did. And he was right! There is a constellation between Sagittarius and Scorpio called Ophiuchus, or if you prefer Greek names, it is Aesculapius. Either way, it is known as The Healer.

Zodiac Symbol for Ophiuchus

The Healer

The Healer

Wise as Serpents

This intriguing constellation is called Ophiuchus. Ophiuchus is named by his relationship to the archetypal being called the Serpent. This is the same Serpent that appears in the Garden of Eden story in the bible and also the same Serpent as Quetzalcoatle and Rukulcan, as he is called in Middle America by the Aztecs and the Mayans."

Ophiuchus - 13th Astrological sign by Betmatrho

To many people, the Serpent represents Kundalini...the Sacred energy of the Universe. This energy lives within us, and can be activated by aligning with the 7 Chakra centers in our bodies. A holder of this energy is certainly a powerful figure and worthy role-model to emulate.

Lizard King



The Other Half of the Sky

Personally, I prefer to go way back to ancient, ancient times, and know Ophiuchus by its original title as The Snake Goddess. Have you studied Art History? If so, you know that the first Supernatural Being to be worshipped was The Goddess. Maybe you also recognize the picture below the map? This is an image of the Snake Goddess, found in ancient Crete. Before the Greeks took Crete by force and Apollo assumed the mantle of Supreme God in the lexicon, there was Gaiai- Ancient Mother/Provider/Protector.


Snake goddess of Crete

Snake goddess of Crete

Shooting Star

Anyway, I write this because as a person born under the Ophiuchus sign, finding out about its existence has given me a place and a meaning that was always missing before. And there are many of you out there like me! Have you ever said to yourself, "I don't belong anywhere." Have you ever felt lost and out-of-sorts with the world? It's because your guide and protector has been hidden from you. I would always read my horoscope as Sagittarius; count planet Jupiter as my guide. Now I know that my planet is Uranus-- the planet of transformation and change.


Indigo blue

Indigo blue


Believe me, this has changed my outlook on life, and I feel much more "at home" in my personality. I do not feel lost or alone anymore. I have my place in the sky. And as Plato said, "As above, so below."

And here is the really cool part...synchronicity in action! One day last year, I was gassing up my car, and the total came to $20.12. Well---that was too auspicious to miss! 2012...oh goodness, this means something. So I went home and did some searching...And came across The Lost Book of Nostradamus, which has everything to do with Ophiuchus and the meaning of 2012!

Look Within




Ophiuchus, the thirteenth constellation in the night sky, is supposed to be associated with the end of time in the book. The Great Alignment will be when the sun rises with perfect center of the Galaxy as indicated by this constellation.

* Supposedly the constellation Sagittarius is pointing an arrow at the center of the Galaxy. An expert stated that at that great moment, the knowledge of the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden will be revealed.

Perhaps that's why it had to be removed and/or hidden from the night sky mythology. We humans are not supposed to know of our Supernatural Origins, which has been lost to us since our "fall". And the key to that destiny appears to lie in this Lost Sign.

Guiding Lights



It Has Arrived

Another important connection to Ophiuchus lies in the fact that the Winter Solstices, since 1937, have been in his area of the sky. Due to a 26,000 year cycle called the precession of the equinox, the spring equinox appears to move from one constellation to another. At this time, it is shifting from Pisces, the Fish to Aquarius, the Water Bearer. It is being suggested here that Ophiuchus, the Serpent Carrier, is the archetype of what we commonly call the New Age and that the time of Aquarius is still yet to come. The last Age of Ophiuchus was from about 4500 BC to 2500 BC. Now that the Serpent Holder has returned, we have the opportunity to "remember" and once again access ancient wisdom from that time and specifically wisdom related to "serpent energy."

Peace and Tranquility

Mystic circle

Mystic circle

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To many people, the Serpent represents Kundalini...the Sacred energy of the Universe. This energy lives within us, and can be activated by aligning with the 7 Chakra centers in our bodies. A holder of this energy is certainly a powerful figure and worthy role-model to emulate.

I have many times felt that this time, we would have the 60's vibe without the negative side-effects. Do you feel it too?

The Age of Aquarius people! All of you from the Psychedelic Generation know this and remember. This is what we learned as kids! The dawning of the Age of Aquarius... And it is happening OUR life-times. it is a great and wondrous time to be alive, despite all the horror. We must hold on to our star legacy and be a part of the Healing and Kundalini Rising.

I Remember

Give to Get

"Every year between November 22, and December 25, the Sun passes through the constellation of Ophiuchus, from our perspective here on the Earth. Many of us recognize this as the "holiday Season". The Christmas holiday is, on one level, the celebration of the birth of Christ or Christ consciousness. This state of consciousness, also sometimes called galactic consciousness, is represented by the constellation of Ophiuchus, the Serpent Dancer, when achieved within a human body."

"In galactic astrology, the center of the Galaxy is analogous to the Higher Self or the Jungian Self. It is only by transcending the "wheel of twelve" and allowing energy to spiral, resonant with the number thirteen, that we as humans, access and maintain a conscious connection to our Higher Self."

Third Eye



Fun Find

Queen Ophiuca, known as Ophiuchus Queen (オヒュカス・クイーン?) in Japan, is a character from the MegaMan Star Force series

Queen Ophiuca has the following abilities and attacks:

  • Super Armour: Queen Ophiuca cannot flinch.
  • Snake Legion: Queen Ophiuca sends snakes down all 3 columns at different intervals. The snakes can be blocked or destroyed.
  • Quick Serpent: Queen Ophiuca will dash down two adjacent columns. This attack cannot be blocked.
  • Gorgon Eye: Queen Ophiuca fires a laser down her column, paralyzing the player if it connects.

Queen Ophiuca

Star Force

Star Force

Is This You?


  • Interpreter of dreams, vivid premonitions,
  • Attracts good luck and fruitful blessings,
  • Serpent holder, lofty ideals,
  • A seeker of peace and harmony,
  • Doctor of medicine or science, natural-pathic,
  • Adds, increases, joins, or gathers together
  • Poetical, inventive nature, expanding qualities,
  • Seeks higher education and wisdom,
  • Overseer, supervisor of work,
  • Fame - either grand, or completely misunderstood,
  • Longevity, aspirations of healing the ills of man,
  • Architect, builder, reaches for the stars, figuratively and literally,
  • Tax assessor, or levys taxes,
  • Astrological talents, intuitive,
  • Large family indicated, but apt to be separated from them when young,
  • The number twelve holds great significance,
  • Foresight and good fortune to benefit from hard times,
  • Has secret enemies in family or close associations,
  • Many jealous of this subject,
  • Notable father, apple of father's eye when young,
  • High position in life expected [depending on aspects] highest fame and legend comes after death
  • Feelings of grandeur, wise, a genius mentality,
  • Likes to wear clothing of vibrant colors, tartans and plaids in particular,
  • Receives the favor of those in authority.

In Conclusion

It's no wonder that the 13th sign has been hidden from us. It is our connection to the Sacred in the sky. Our melding with The One, if you will. It is now Time to truly recognize our star connection and connection with all in the universe. Time also to recognize our connection with the greatest power of all...LOVE.

Please join me in claiming your heritage fellow Serpent Holders!!



Ophiuchus - The Thirteenth Constellation

by Raymond Mardyks

This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2010 Leslie McCowen


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 25, 2021:

Hey all you lib lecturers……always lecturing libs on “being nice”, “getting along”, “softening the tone”…..

When do you lecture magaa?

This is Don Jr….you know, the ex presidents son.

$27.99 on his website.

Question: Does HE want to “get along”?


Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 24, 2021:

“Europeans arriving in the New World met people all the way from the frozen north to the frozen south. All had rich and mature cultures and established languages. The Skraeling were probably a people we now call Thule, who were the ancestors of the Inuit in Greenland and Canada and the Iñupiat in Alaska. The Taíno were a people spread across multiple chiefdoms around the Caribbean and Florida. Based on cultural and language similarities, we think that they had probably separated from earlier populations from South American lands, now Guyana and Trinidad. The Spanish brought no women with them in 1492, and raped the Taíno women, resulting in the first generation of “mestizo”—mixed ancestry people.

Immediately upon arrival, European alleles began to flow, admixed into the indigenous population, and that process has continued ever since: European DNA is found today throughout the Americas, no matter how remote or isolated a tribe might appear to be. But before Columbus, these continents were already populated. The indigenous people hadn’t always been there, nor had they originated there, as some of their traditions state, but they had occupied these American lands for at least 20,000 years.


How about we start learning from them? I mean…..your way doesn’t seem to be working so well…..

Let’s learn how to create a society where ALL can thrive. In this way, I love the UBI idea.

Imagine, an endless flow of money for any who needs its? Heaven. And this is only because you insist on capitalism.

But dam, use money then, use it like manure, so we all can grow.

A stopped up plug is eventually going to burst. Let that shit flow.

If you insist on capitalism, you owe it to do it right.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 23, 2021:

Hubpages has Qanon digital soldiers.

Also has people pretending to be things they are not.

Remember, this is treason we are talking about. And I always wondered why they got to get away with it.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 22, 2021:


Just moments ago on CNBC: "I personally think he [Trump] is a domestic terrorist." ~ Anthony Scaramuci

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 20, 2021:

What America is……and what republicans/ maga seek to ruin.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 20, 2021:

The next big talking point:

Kellyanne Conway says “shelves are empty”


Shelves are empty

Border is a crisis

CRT is racism



Doom and gloom

We’re all going to die

Blah blah blah.

Here’s a good guide: if it comes out of a magaa mouth, it’s a lie.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 19, 2021:

Michael Flynn: America Fuhrer

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 15, 2021:

Ohhh, spot on!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 14, 2021:

Dear Americans,

Notice, please, we are going into 9 months of the president we elected. The opponents of democracy are already digging his grave.

First, they deny the tremendous win we had…..try and erase us all, because as you know, no one else matters but them.

They cannot admit defeat…ever. Even when we win, and they steal it, they act like we don’t know. We do.

If only we could just ignore the idiots….but we can’t. They are embedded in all the high places, and they have way more money. And thanks to their Supreme Court, money is allowed to fester, under the radar.

But I’m telling you none of that matters. They have already lost the war, they just refuse to acknowledge it.

There is no returning to white man christian god rule. None. I’d say we actually left it in the 60’s, and it’s been a slow death since then.

Take a good look what their reign has done around the world… humanity forged ahead regardless.

We will always forge ahead regardless.

So keep playing those stupid games…it’s almost humorous…..the thing that will snare them, is the thing we fought against, and they championed:

The Patriot Act, surveillance state. They wanted it, and it will bring them down.

Carry on the fight against these enemies of democracy. They are transparent, and have a hole where their conscience used to be.

Trust and believe, THEIR kids will not live under the jack-boot they have planned for us.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 13, 2021:

Here’s one way to start:

“Carve out a corridor from Houston to Austin and make it a separate state.”

Blue states of America.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 13, 2021:

“... we don't have till 2024. The take-over of the Marxists must be halted ASAP.“

You will be sorry you allow this, hubpages.

You have been safe guarding a nest of insurrectionists.

Just my opinion , but when it all goes down, people will not be so forgiving.

Then again, I could be wrong. But I personally think you need to reinstate banned liberals to forums, since you allow this.

Spitting at the wind, I know. Right wing rules the world. For now.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 12, 2021:

Disrespect for women (a trait of fascism)


“Ripping babies from their mother’s womb, and killing babies after birth.”

Shame on every single one of you who doesn’t condemn him. Silence=consent.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 11, 2021:

There may be a whole other plot twist….

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 09, 2021:

Giordano Bruno:

“Burned at the Stake for Believing in Science”


Some things never change.

“In one of the threats reportedly made, a man threatened to drag Fauci and his family into the street, beat them to death, and set them on fire.”


It’s an armed revolt against science, common sense, decency and brotherly love.

For all Americans, those wishing to become Americans, and those seeking safety here.

You won’t ruin it with your superstitious cruelty. Be gone with you!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 08, 2021:

You are screaming at children because you believe stuff Vladimir Putin’s Gvt concocted!

Get a grip!!!!

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 06, 2021:

Bill Kristol:

“A member of the U.S. House of Representatives compares the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI to brown shirts, the Gestapo, and the regime in China. Would it be fair to say the Republican Party really has become an anti-American party?”


The member was Marge Taylor Greene as in money.

And yes. It’s fair to say.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 06, 2021:

“ROMNEY makes clear he will filibuster the debt ceiling increase on vote tomorrow. “We’re not voting in any way to help raise the debt ceiling. As a group we are all together “


What is the purpose of this? Seriously.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 05, 2021:

“Why does Bannon not tell us what his new administration will look like? What are the things he wants to do away with and why? He won't say, because it is all about power being handed to one person, and all that person's friends benefiting. A Putin style dictatorship.”


Knowing Bannon and Trump, it probably IS Putin! What do they care, as long as they cash in?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 05, 2021:

Here is why truth doesn’t matter.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 04, 2021:

Women are taxpayers just like men. If tax money can go to viagra, it can go to reproductive healthcare.

And I don’t really like having to subsidize churches, since they pay no taxes at all.

I dont want to subsidize big oil, nor did I want to pay for the whole Trump clan to go to England.

Too bad we don’t pick and choose where the money goes, huh?

Well, we kinda do when we elect people.

Biden is pro choice. You lose. Put up a better candidate next time.

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 02, 2021:

“Let the avalanche of audits begin. :-)“


Kentucky: McConnell

S Carolina: Graham

Maine: Collins

And if we’re going back to presidential elections, we have 2016, 2004 and 2000.

What do you say? Or does America exist only for disgruntled republicans?

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 02, 2021:

Game changer:

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 01, 2021:

I’m glad maga embraces Mueller now, since:

“He concluded that Russia had interfered in the election with the intention of benefitting Mr Trump's campaign.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on October 01, 2021:

“Don't overthink: What's holding up $3.5T to rescue the middle class (plus infrastructure) is an old story in DC: Billionaires, corporations buying pols.”

Leslie McCowen (author) from Cape Cod, USA on September 30, 2021: