Debunking Ophiuchus

If you love or are into astrology, you have probably heard the rumor that there is a thirteenth zodiac sign known as Ophiuchus. But is this true? And if it is, does it mean that your zodiac sign may have changed?

The truth is, there is no new zodiac sign. Ophiuchus is just a constellation of the stars that are usually along the pathway of the zodiac. It is just a rumor that began when NASA published an article saying a new zodiac sign has emerged due to shifting constellations.

Astrologers know that this is just a theory, and here are some of the reasons why you should debunk the Ophiuchus and claim your original zodiac sign as you have known for years.

The Constellations Have Shifted

As much as astronomers want you to believe that horoscopes are not usually accurate, you should not believe them. Astronomers believe that the constellations have shifted, resulting in a new zodiac sign known as the Ophiuchus. The truth is zodiac signs follow a different type of constellation system.

Yes, constellations in relation to the earth have changed and shifted quite a lot. But, astrologists use artificial constellations based on the sun’s movement as it rotates around the 30- degree zones. Rather than focusing on the direction of the stars, astrologists use the sun’s movement to define and identify zodiac signs.

Therefore, as much as the earth or constellation shifts, the zodiac signs remain the same.

There Are Different Branches of Astrology Used to Identify Zodiac Signs

There are three branches of astrology: the tropical zodiac, the sidereal zodiac, and the constellation zodiac. Star dates defer depending on the branch that you use. The NASA blog was probably based on the constellation zodiac, which astrologists hardly use.

The constellation zodiac is a new and modern branch that includes the 13th zodiac sign, Ophiuchus. If the claims were based on astronomy or physics, then they would be accurate. But, that is not the case, and that is why you should debunk the theories of a new zodiac sign.

Zodiac Signs Are Named After Constellations, but They Are Not Necessarily Tied to Them

The confusion of the zodiac signs may be because zodiac signs are named after constellations. But just because they are named after them doesn’t mean they are tied or associated with the sun signs.

Zodiac signs are associated with a system known as the Tropical Zodiac, which an astrologer, Alexandria, created. The system is not affected by the earth axis, so there cannot be an additional zodiac sign.

Ophiuchus Has Been in Existence for Ages

The news that the horoscope signs have been wrong makes quite a good headline. This is probably why the Ophiuchus has been on the news and social media platforms sever times over the years. Each time the story begins, it gets debunked.

The truth is Ophiuchus has been in existence since 3000 years ago. But, it is simply a constellation and not a zodiac sign. So as much as this theory gets brought up every now and then, you should simply disregard it.

Ophiuchus Is a Constellation

Ophiuchus is simply one of the constellations among the many others named after the zodiac signs. It is among the 88 constellations that move around the northern and southern hemisphere of the sky. So, do not be confused by this new theory. You should discredit the claims and let everyone know it is just a constellation.

Astrology Is Based on Seasons As Opposed to Constellations

The tropical zodiac, which is a static system, is based on seasons and not constellations. It begins each year with Aries, which is mainly based on the sun’s position at the Spring Equinox. Seasons remain the same over the years as opposed to constellations which keep shifting.

Typically, your zodiac sign is still the same. A new zodiac sign theory can result in an identity crisis as people try to understand their new sign with different characteristics. So be sure to debunk the new zodiac sign and claim your original and all-time zodiac sign.

If you are not familiar with your zodiac sign, be sure to check it out, and you might be surprised at just how much you are missing out on.