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Discover the new twist in astrology with the addition of Ophiuchus and Cetus - two intriguing zodiac signs that challenge our cosmic connections and redefine our understanding of ourselves
By Oluwajeminipe Fasheun-Motesho
PUBLISHED: January 22, 2024
For ages, astrology has stuck to the trusty 12 zodiac signs, like Aries, Taurus, and Gemini, linked to our birthdays and star arrangements. But lately, some astrologers are kicking around the idea of tossing in two more signs – Ophiuchus and Cetus.The usual 12-sign deal we're used to might be in for a major makeover. Ophiuchus, the serpent bearer, and Cetus, the sea monster, add a whole new twist to how we read the stars and what they say about us.
Imagine if we switch to 14 signs – the months we usually pair up with certain signs might not match up the same way anymore. It's got people talking and wondering about what this could mean for how we understand ourselves and our cosmic connections.The idea of adding two new zodiac signs, Ophiuchus and Cetus, started with Steven Schmidt in 1970. He talked about it in a book called "Astrology 14: Your New Sun Sign," and even NASA gave it a nod later on.These new signs, Ophiuchus and Cetus, don't spend much time around Earth, but if we include them, it could change how we see the regular zodiac signs – like where they are, what elements they're linked to, and their usual dates.
Ophiuchus comes between Scorpio and Sagittarius. Its story goes back to Greek myths, where it's connected to Asclepius, Apollo's son known for healing. People say Ophiuchus gets along well with Pisces, Aries, Cancer, Scorpio, and Sagittarius. As for Cetus, the sea monster, we're still figuring out its exact dates. But its addition brings a new twist to the zodiac lineup. We're not sure about its origins yet, but it adds more excitement and questions to how we look at astrology.
Cetus, portrayed as a sea monster, has its roots in Greek mythology. The story goes that Perseus slew this monster just as it was about to harm Andromeda. In terms of its astrological position, Cetus falls between Aries and Pisces. Compatibility assessments suggest that Cetus gets along well with water signs and fire signs.
The introduction of Ophiuchus and Cetus into the zodiac mix brings about a shift in the usual dates associated with the 12 familiar signs. This means that some folks might find themselves with a different zodiac sign than what they've known before. It adds a layer of uncertainty and excitement to the traditional understanding of astrology, as the inclusion of these new signs could potentially lead to a reevaluation of individual zodiac assignments. So, someone who thought they were, for example, a Leo might find themselves falling under a different sign with the proposed changes. It's like a celestial shake-up that might have people looking at their horoscopes in a whole new light.
The new dates are as follows: