What Are The Ophiuchus Personality Traits? The 13th Zodiac Sign Has Its Strengths & Weaknesses

I darn near fell out of my chair when I heard that there might be a 13th sign of the zodiac called Ophiuchus. What? Who? HOW? I demand details. What are the Ophiuchus personality traits, and what should we expect from the possible new addition to astrology? To be fair, Ophiuchus isn't completely new. But last week, the debate surrounding its possible existence began circulating again, so naturally, many of us are searching for as much information about the sign as we can find. Nestled in between Scorpio and Sagittarius, it could potentially change the face of the zodiac as we know it.

The 13th sign is unique in that unlike the 12 signs we're already familiar with, Ophiuchus is associated with a real person named Imhotep, also known as Serpentarius, or Aesclepius by the ancient Greeks. But we'll stick with Ophiuchus, so as not to get confused. (Honestly, I'm already confused.) Anyhow, Imhotep lived in the 27th century BCE in Egypt. Ophiuchus, meanwhile, sits behind the sun and represents people born from Nov. 29 through Dec. 17.

Something else that makes this sign so special is that contrary to every other sign, it does not have an opposite — thus, there aren't polar experiences. Furthermore, just as the sign itself falls between Scorpio and Sagittarius, so too do its traits. That's a good thing if you learn you're an Ophiuchan, the sign of the woman snake handler: People find you very desirable, and good luck follows you.

What else do we know about Ophiuchus? Well, apparently you Ophiuchans progress well through your life, and authority looks upon you positively (even though you refuse to blindly follow it and always seek the truth). You have a thirst for wisdom and knowledge, and would apparently make a great architect. You're known for your flamboyant sense of style and you love to dress in bright colors. Also, fun fact: Your lucky number is 12. Not 13. That would make too much sense. Ophiuchus is curious, open to change, a true visionary, and has a great sense of humor. Not too shabby, right?

The 13th sign is also a very passionate one, which — as many of us passionate people can confirm — is a double-edged sword. (I can definitely agree with that.) So, while Ophiuchus has many wonderful qualities, it is also the jealous type, secretive, and arrogant, with a wild temper. As an introvert, this sign enjoys time alone and in fact avoids social situations where they know they can't dominate. If Ophiuchus fears or mistrusts you, they will shun you. You don't want to get on their bad side: Between the air of mystery surrounding them and their ability to fool and bring down just about anyone, Ophiuchus is not to be toyed with.

As you can see, like every other sign, Ophiuchus has its positives and negatives.

A lot of people are confused by and even distressed over this possible change to the zodiac. So, regardless of what astrology tells you, remember this: You are who you choose to be! So just keep being your cool self. Deal? Deal.

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