If your zodiac sign is Scorpio or Sagittarius but you don’t feel like you quite fit, it may be because you’re a different star sign entirely — the 13th zodiac sign, as some call it. Not only can knowing your zodiac sign give you some insight into your personality, but it may also help you find the best job for your sign, the most complimentary makeup palette, and even the ideal furry companion.
What’s the 13th zodiac sign?
A few years ago, NASA broke the news about a 13th zodiac sign. Because the Earth’s rotational axis has shifted over thousands of years, there’s room for a new sign, Ophiuchus. The Babylonians, who decided on the zodiac signs we use today knew of Ophiuchus but chose to nix it so there were only 12 signs to fit with their 12-month calendar. If you include Ophiuchus in your zodiac calendar calculations, it lasts from November 29 to December 18, sandwiched right between Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Now you know what the 13th zodiac sign is, but what are the Ophiuchus personality traits? “House Ophiuchus represented unity. Its people were spirited, magnetic, impulsive, clever, flamboyant, and at times jealous, power-hungry, and temperamental. At their hearts, they were healers who hoped to one day rid the Zodiac of every ill—disease, violence, etc—and bring everyone closer together,” ZodiacBooks.com writes.
According to Bustle, Ophiuchus signs navigate through life with ease and are often liked by people in authority. That said, an Ophiuchus sign is not one to follow blindly; this sign is curious, possessing visionary views and an appreciation for change. This thirst for knowledge coupled with creativity makes them suited for a career as an architect.
Ophiuchus is passionate, like it’s predecessor Scorpio. As a result, this sign is often guilty of jealousy, arrogance, secretiveness, and temper tantrums. Ophiuchi tend to be introverted, avoiding social situations where they aren’t the center of attention. Be careful not to mess with the Ophiuchus sign; they will shun you if you earn their disapproval.
If your birthday happens to fall during Ophiuchus’ range, you can finally find a sign that accurately reflects your personality. And if Ophiuchus isn’t the right fit for you, remember that you can be whoever you want to be — regardless of what astrology says.