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Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign Meaning and Significance

20 Mar, 2024 by Swati S. Kumar

Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign Meaning and Significance

20 Mar, 2024 by Swati S. Kumar

Do you know! There is one more sign other than the 12 zodiac signs. Have you ever heard about the existence of the 13th zodiac sign? Are you looking for information about the Ophiuchus zodiac, the new horoscope sign? If yes, then you are on the right page. Read on to know more about it!

Well! The idea of the 13th sign in the zodiac signs list is not new. If we look into the true astronomical roots of the zodiac sign, we can see the mention of 13 zodiac signs. According to ancient astrologers, the celestial planisphere points to the position of the Sun in Ophiuchus in a specific time period. This zodiac sign month and date are not included in the popular astrological calendar and thus are not known to many. 

Curious, what is Ophiuchus and what are its dates, and how it may affect the zodiac sign calendar and your life? Take a quick look and unleash the Ophiuchus, the new horoscope sign. 

What is the Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign?

Ophiuchus also referred to as Serpent Bearer, is the 13th and a forgotten constellation of the zodiac. It lies between Scorpio and Sagittarius and can be observed during the summer of the Northern Hemisphere. It means you can see the Ophiuchus constellation in the sky during the month of July. 

Ophiuchus meaning: The name of Ophiuchus is derived from the Greek language which means “Serpent Holding''. The reason behind having such a name is its structure in the sky. If seen in the dark sky, the Ophiuchus constellation may seem like a big guy holding a snake. It is thus considered a serpent constellation and is associated with the Greek physician, Asclepius (the physician who used to heal with Serpent’s venom) in the Greek star lore.

Ophiuchus origin: As discussed above, Ophiuchus is considered a new horoscope sign but this is not true. The fact is, the origin of the Ophiuchus sign dates back to 2500 years ago when the Babylonians divided the sky into 12 sections. They did it to study the position of the sun and its movement in the 12 constellations. Although they have observed the Ophiuchus constellation in the sky, they didn’t include it in 12 zodiac signs. They left it like the other zodiac constellations that didn’t fit neatly into the 12 sections of sidereal astrology. 

Ophiuchus Symbol and Star Sign Dates 

Like other zodiac signs, the new zodiac, Ophiuchus, also has a symbol and date. Here are the new zodiac sign facts you didn’t know earlier.

Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign Symbol

Ophiuchus Symbol 

Even though most of the astrologers didn’t consider Ophiuchus as a star sign, there were few who believed in the theory of Ophiuchus. One such astrologer was Walter Berg. He was a famous British astrologer who founded the 13 sign astrology system. Walter Berg proposed the Ophiuchus symbol that appears like a letter ‘U’ with a snake across it. 

The Ophiuchus zodiac symbol signifies unity. It means that people of this zodiac are healers who believe that one day everyone will get rid of their negative traits and come together as one being. Moreover, people of the Ophiuchus zodiac sign have a special affinity for snakes, especially for the Zawinder species of serpent. They are called Serpent Bearers or Ophiuchus natives. 

What are the Dates of The Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign?

People who are born between November 28 and December 18 are said to be born under the Ophiuchus zodiac sign. If you consider the 13 sign astrology/ Ophiuchus sign date calendar, then you may see the variation in zodiac dates of the other 12 signs as well. Check out the rearranged new dates of zodiac signs after considering the 13th sign, Ophiuchus. 

New Zodiac Chart with Ophiuchus

Here is the zodiac chart with the Ophiuchus star sign and the other zodiac sign dates.

Zodiac Signs

13 Star Sign Dates


April 18 to May 13


May 13 to June 21


June 21 to July 20


July 20 to August 10


August 10 to September 16


September 16 to October 30


October 30 to November 23


November 23 to November 29


November 29 to December 17


December 17 to January 20


January 20 to February 16


February 16 to March 11


March 11 to April 18

Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign Traits: Discover Personality Traits of New Star Sign!

Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign Traits: Discover Personality Traits of New Star Sign!

Like other zodiac signs, the Ophiuchus zodiac sign, in a 13 sign sidereal system, also bestows some special traits to its natives. They are said to have qualities of both Scorpio and Sagittarius, given their placement of Ophiuchus between the two-star signs. Here are the personality traits of people born in Ophiuchus zodiac sign dates. 

Positive Traits of Ophiuchus Star Sign

  • Smart and Creative
  • Happy and Positive
  • Brutally Honest
  • Trustworthy and Dependable
  • Curious
  • Passionate
  • Empathetic
  • Sensuous
  • Strongly Charismatic
  • Wisdom and Knowledge Seeker
  • Insightful
  • Adaptive to Changes
  • Considerate
  • Calm
  • Mysterious
  • Humorous
  • Intellectual and Inspiring
  • Adventurous

Negative Traits of Ophiuchus Star Sign

  • Impulsive
  • Jealous
  • Rebellious
  • Short-tempered
  • Procrastinating
  • Judgemental
  • Impatient
  • Secretive
  • Arrogant
  • Restless
  • Critical
  • Gets bored quickly in routine things

The Bottom Line

Since the sun transits in the Ophiuchus Zodiac Sign constellation for about 2 weeks a year, the Ophiuchus constellation is an informal part of the zodiac series. By understanding this zodiac sign, you may unravel one more aspect of your personality. Even if you are not born under Ophiuchus zodiac dates, learning about the new horoscope sign would be interesting and knowledgeable. 

Were you born in November or December zodiac sign? Are you curious about your zodiac personality and future prospects? Talking to expert astrologers can help you gain clear and detailed insights into your personality and life. Even if you are stuck in problems or need guidance for a better future, our expert astrologers at Anytime Astro can help you with solutions and suggestions. They may help you know your birthstones including Ophiuchus birthstones/ November or December birthstones for luck and happiness. 

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