13 Astrology signs!Don’t worry, don’t get the tattoo removed yet, Tara Greene Astrologer Psychic



INSPITE of a recent storm of Twitter and other News media and I think the word Ophiuchus should become a new cuss word by the way.


13 constellations! Its not news to Astrologers at all either Western or Eastern.

But to Astronomers and the Media who want to ridicule ASTROLOGY for not being scientifically based and want to debunk it, the recent news by a Minnesota Astronomer and the hyperbole of YOU’RE NOT THE SIGN YOU THOUGHT YOU WERE, & NEW ZODIAC WITH 13 SIGNS, ETC.

The long known fact of the earth’s wobble on her axis and the Precession of the Equinoxes has created a time-drift between the symbolic historical points in space and the actual location of constellations in the skies. Let me explain.

Western astrology is time based on the SEASONS. At Spring Equinox when the sun is overhead at the Equator it is marked as the Zero degrees point of Aries as the starting point of the wheel of the year. Summer Solstice, usually June 21 is when the Sun touches the Tropic of Cancer in the Northern Hemisphere and where the Sign of Cancer begins. That’s the first day of winter in the Southern hemisphere.

When the Sun is on equator again in the fall in the North that marks the Sun at zero degrees of Libra in the Tropical Zodiac.

Winter solstice comes when the Sun touches zero degrees of Capricorn on the Earth’s plane and Dec. 21 usually marks the first day of winter in the North and the first day of summer in the Southern Hemisphere.

This system has been in use for thousands of years and it works.

Interestingly the most important Tibetan Mandala for World Peace the KALACHAKRA, Kala means time, Chakra means wheel, is actually based upon this seasonal system for sun, moon and earth. So it has a very highly spiritual relevance as well. Unbeknownst to most people.

The other most widely used astrology system is the Eastern Indian VEDIC system, very ancient 12,000 or more years old. It is based on the Constellations, as they are overhead in real time. Today most Indians would not marry without consulting an Astrologer whose profession takes many years to master and who’s profession is held in very high esteem and value. . Divided into Lunar Mansions, and very complex in-depth delineation periods. Which is what all this fuss about a “newly discovered” Astrology sign is purportedly about. It isn’t new at all.


Also very ancient is determined by the position of the Sun, Moon, major planets and comets and Fixed Stars at the time of birth. The 12 animals and the 12-year cycle is related to Jupiter’s orbit around the earth and that’s why the Chinese use 12 segments of the Zodiac wheel of the Year. Chinese calendar is solar and lunar based.


Due to the Precession of the Equinoxes, the FIXED STARS do actually move, quite slowly in human terms, I degree every 72 years. So since the time of the Ancient Greeks from which western astrology comes down to us. At the sprain Equinox zero degrees of Aries was actually aligned with the Constellation of Aries the Ram. The constellations appear to move backwards, from the beginning of the Age of Pisces when Jesus Christ was born, note Pisces image, the 2 fishes and the fishers of men symbolism. Now when we celebrate Spring Equinox around March 21 the constellations have moved backwards roughly 23 degrees, so 7 degrees of Pisces is where the Sun is oriented to when we celebrate Spring. But based on the season we say it is zero degrees of Aries.

Each Astrological age is called A GREAT YEAR.

Most of the Bible is all astrology-based symbolism as is the Mayan Calendar from which the current predictions about Dec 21 2012 arise.

OPHIUCUS WAS never lost or found!

Eastern Indian astrologers have always known of it and Astronomers, and astrologers who work with Fixed stars and use both systems, the Tropical and Sidereal systems. Confused yet?

The 12 constellation Aries, Taurus etc are located on a narrow band around the earth called the ECLIPTIC, the imaginary equator extended out into space from the earth, it is narrow band 8 degrees and the 12 most familiar constellations are aligned within this belt. The belt is divided into 12 parts thirty degrees, each which makes a complete circle of 360 degrees.

The constellations though are not neatly in that same size; some are much larger than others, but still measures as 30 degrees.

Western time based astrology is a poetic, symbolic, mythical, magical psychological system, and it works especially as it mirrors modern Western lifestyles, thinking, philosophy, and psychology.

THE INDIAN VEDIC system also uses a neat 30-degree measurement system for each sign. Vent Hough each constellation has vastly different sizes.

THEY ALL WORK! It is not a belief system. Different strokes for different folks!

Astrologers have been important since pre-history, all alignments of major monument on the Earth, the Pyramids in Egypt, in Mexico, are all aligned to the Constellations that were prominently rising at the time those structures were built.

Astrologers have advised Kings, generals, High potentates, acted as architects in all cultures throughout the world since before recorded history and in the West most well known up to Queen Elizabeth 1st times. Astrology has always guided Royalty throughout all ages and Cultures worldwide.

The Sun only passes through a narrow band of OPHIUCUS and the Ancient Greek choose not to include it in the celestial equator. OPHIUCUS is the only constellation that we know of that was based on a real living human though. Ophiucus known as the SERPENT BEARER it is a large constellation. It was one of the first 48 constellations listed by the 2nd Century astronomer Ptolemy. It remains one of the modern 88 constellations. Some of the closest stars lie in Ophiucus. The Supernova of 1604 observed on Oct 9 was near the major star Ophiucus observed by Johannes Kepler. Ophiucus The Serpent Holder is a three-part constellation, space-walking on the plane of the ecliptic, known to astrologers as “the belt of the zodiac.” He consists of the body of a man and a snake in two parts: Serpents Caudal (the tail) and Serpents Caput (the head}.

Ophiucus shows a man wrestling a serpent. It is closely connected to the Greek healer Asclepeius. Some say it is named after a 27 century BCE name named Imhotep {called Enki to the Ancient Babylonians, also closely connected to the Biblical man Joseph, son of Jacob. Both were said to be very knowledgeable in medicine.

The symbol of the serpent entwined around a staff is still used today to represent the medical profession.

All snakes symbolize the GODDESS, Chthonic energy, primordial grounded wisdom, immortality, change, and rebirth.

Constellation 13 Ophiuchus
The modern Archetype of Ophiucus / Asclepeius is a healer/shaman who journeys, usually in visions to the Upper and lower worlds, and who uses Kundalini, also known as snake/reptile Medicine to heal with. Steve Irwin the Australian crocodile hunter who died suddenly in 2006 was the modern symbolic embodyment of Ophiuchus, presaging this sudden interest in the Ancient Constellation into the collective consciousness.

Ophiucus/ Asclepeius

In Ancient Greece if one was ill and in order to be healed one went to a temple devoted to Asclepeius. There the patient was given herbs, perhaps snake venom and other forms of intoxicants, perhaps psychoactive plants and would be watched by various healers. The patient was left to rest, waiting to receive the healing dream. The belief was that only the Gods, {the Psyche, the Unconscious itself} would contain the secrets and the cure itself.

I have to say here that my husband Napoleon was stricken with brain malaria in a remote area of Indonesia in the early 90’s. . He did manage to have some malaria medicine as well as natural homeopathic remedies, and luckily a doctor who managed to get fresh fruits and vegetables available to him for the weeks that he was critically ill. While he lay in very high fever, hallucinating, shaking, delirious, he said he then had a very powerful LUCID DREAM of King Solomon’s temple and advise given which immediately broke his fever. He recovered within a day of receiving the healing dream and hasn’t had any problems since then!

So don’t worry about the current line-up on NEW SIGNS! WESTERN TROPICAL ASTROLOGY WITH 12 SIGNS WILL STAY THE SAME, still the same product still great,still works!
Maybe a bunch of folks thinking it is a new way to generate new products will quickly publish brand new signs of 13 and figure out how to synthesize and entire new system. It makes sense, sort of.
but the Vedic astrologers will just laugh.
Want to change your image then go ahead! It can be very confusing to identify yourself as a diffrent sign, but this is a sign that people are ready to change! We dont see things until we are ready to.

What I think is the most significant in all this is that it bridges the Eastern and Western Systems and claims a New archetypes attention to modern consciousness even if it’s just a news item for a few days! We’ll see how th elinger effects pan out.

We are in a 2011= 4 = the number 13 year! Hoe synchronistic that ZODIAC SIGN # 13 POPS UP!

In the Tarot TRUMPS # 13 is the symbol of DEATH and REBIRTH!

If people really want to honour OPHIUCHUS it is a very holistic healing sign. Ophiuchus is known for vivid premonitions, dream interpretations, natural healing, immortality, good luck, seeking higher education and wisdom, architects, aspiring, lofty ideals, poetic, inventive, fortunate in hard times, wisdom, genius, giving, generous. All the factors our modern culture needs to integrate.

Maybe Obama’s health care plan should be replaced with the building and aligning to the stars, the resurrection of the ancient healing temples dedicated to Asclepius and the integration of the OPHIUCHUS Health Care Plan.


Constellation Tropical Date Sidereal Date IAU Definition 1930

ARIES March 21- April 19 April 15 – May 15 April 17 – May 13

TAURUS April 20 – May 21 May 16 – June 15 May 14 – June 19

GEMINI May 22 – June 22 June 16 – July 15 June 20 – July 20

CANCER June 23 – July 22 July 16 – August 15 July 21 – Aug 9

LEO July 23 – July 22 August 16 – Sept 15 August 10 -Sept 15

VIRGO Aug. 23 – Sept. 23 Sept. 16 – Oct. 15 Sept. 16- Oct. 30

LIBRA Sept. 24 – Oct. 23 Oct. 16 –Nov. 15 Oct. 31 –Nov. 22

SCORPIO Oct. 24 – Nov. 22 Nov. 16 – Dec 15 Nov. 23- Nov. 28

OPHIUCUS N/A Nov. 29 – Dec. 17

SAGITTARIUS Nov. 23- Dec 21 Dec 16 – Jan. 14 Dec 18. –Jan. 17

CAPRICORN Dec. 22 –Jan. 20 Jan. 15- Feb. 14 Jan 18 –Feb. 15

AQUARIUS Jan. 21 – Feb 19 Feb. 15 – March 14 Feb. 16 –March 11

PISCES Feb. 20 – March 20 March 15- April 14 March 12–April 16

The dates will incrementally increase by 1 degree every 72 years. The “Fixed Stars” advance 1 degree in that time frame.

Oh and by the way I AM NOW AN OPHIUCHAN

3 thoughts on “13 Astrology signs!Don’t worry, don’t get the tattoo removed yet, Tara Greene Astrologer Psychic

    • There are many different systems of Astrology. There is the oldest tradition that we know of,Vedic, from India, apparently 12,000 years old and still very popular and widely used in India. There is modern Western Astrology,Tropical sign based astrology. Babylonian astrology, Hellenic, Chinese, Tibetan, Mayan, many systems. They all work in their own perspectives. The 13th sign thing was a laugh for most modern Western Astrologers,we use 12 signs, the 13th constellation is a well known one just not on the elciptic. Some feminists say it was left out. It is obvious that 12 signs is 1/2 the 24 hour day.I endevour to do the work I do, using the gifts I have to help assist people with as many tools and insights as I can. Blessings TARA


      • I’m sorry, I’ve always been skeptical of people who charge money for use of their gifts.
        I understand you need to eat like everyone else, but it just rubs me wrong.


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