THE 13TH SIGN: OPHIUCHUS
Yes, there is a 13th sign and it is called Ophiuchus. In Truth it has been here all along, and like everything else in our solar system that is constantly expanding, it is our newly emerging consciousness that makes it possible to embrace the existence of this sign. Three thousand years ago the Babylonians were well aware of Ophiuchus, but they consciously decided to leave it out for the purpose of making the remaining twelve signs nice and equal. Yet the constellations are anything but equal. In 2016 NASA announced the absolute existence of Ophiuchus, saying it has always been there, “we just did the Math.”
As we move through the Self realization process, it becomes important to take a much closer, more intimate look at what the cosmos actually reveals. It is the best reflection of the higher Self that we have available to us, and it is in our best interest to see what it truly has to show us after all this time. Like every sign, Ophiuchus is a constellation. The 12 signs we are aware of appear to form a circle. But these constellations don’t exist; the stars that make them up are actually nowhere near each other. Each sign appears to form a picture that we have named. The reason we all perceive the same zodiac is because it reflects our collective consciousness. We can only ever perceive what we project.
Three thousand years ago humanity was planting the fields and hunting. When we looked out into the heavens to see our reflection, we saw animals and things related to the harvest. But we have evolved radically during this last Age, and our consciousness now reflects a much more spiritual and highly evolved set of symbols. It is these new 5D symbols that will become important to us as we begin to journey into the Truth of the sacred geometry of our personal nature.
Unlike every other constellation, Ophiuchus exists mostly outside the zodiac circle. When you look at it in 2D (on paper) or 3D (from the perspective of separation), it appears to sit just outside the perimeter of the zodiac circle, overlapping Scorpio and Sagittarius.
Our solar system is moving through the cosmos, and because of this, the zodiac appears to have shifted about 23 degrees since the time when we began to be conscious of the heavens. This precession of the equinoxes moves backwards, or counterclockwise, through the cosmos. The constellation Ophiuchus was originally found around the winter solstice point, 0 Capricorn, but has moved, with everything else in the heavens, and it is currently located somewhere between Scorpio and Sagittarius. The area from the end of Scorpio through about ⅔ of Sagittarius contains the imprint of the Ophiuchan sign (from November 29 to December 17).
Ophiuchus does not span 30 degrees (in actuality many of the constellations do not cover the equal 30 degree span). It seems important to mention that this sign has qualities that are unlike any of the others, in that it exists only in 5D and beyond, giving it properties that relate to unity and Love, taking us outside time and space all together. Ophiuchus has no gender and no opposite. It exists outside duality. The only element it appears to belong to is Ether.
When you observe Ophiuchus from a 5D perspective, you can see that it is not “outside” the zodiac; it is extradimensional, overlaying it. Ophiuchus does in fact cross the ecliptic and so is part of the zodiac. A broader perspective is required to access the consciousness that Ophiuchus represents. The sign exists in everyone’s chart, but only an awakened soul will be able to access it and make good use of it. The constellation Ophiuchus is known as The Serpent Bearer. We are all familiar with the meaning of the serpent. At the lower levels of our awareness the snake represents the ego, the part of us that causes self-sabotage. A more awakened focus reveals the connection between the snake and the kundalini energies that run through our chakra system and eventually awakens us to our higher Being.
Ophiuchus provides a portal between the most conscious qualities of both Scorpio the Alchemist and Sagittarius The Truth Seeker. The Serpent Bearer has awakened to the higher Truths and triumphed over the lower self once and for all. The adventurous Sagittarius Archer, shooting arrows at various targets, looking for something True, becomes the dedicated Truth-seeker, who has realized the limitations of habitual behavior and consciously moves beyond it into the new world.
In the Capricorn quality of our consciousness we experience our connection with Source. Source is actually the Galactic Center, which falls at 27 Sagittarius. That is the Portal of Truth, and it is just beyond Ophiuchan territory; it is not Sagittarius, not Capricorn, but the void in between the two. This void is the place where we are reborn and resurrected. This gives some clue about the essence of Ophiuchus. When we are ready for it, this experience requires acceptance, surrender and the ability to allow our Self the full-blown belief that there is something beyond what we think we know.
Most of us are still in the Scorpio/Sagittarius/Capricorn realm of paying dues, going through hell and painfully paying the price. This is what we have been doing for all these millennia. Now we have arrived at the breakthrough moment, which is the portal to Ophiuchus. In February of 2020, scientists announced the occurrence of a major explosion in the constellation of Ophiuchus. According to Philip Sedgwick, a groundbreaking astrologer of our times, “[Such an explosion] symbolically represents the collapse of the little ego, the attenuation of one's faulty psychology. But first and foremost, the failure of the ego to support the person in the physical realm must precede the evolutionary step. Once ego has been fully utilized and fails, the individual listens to urges of spirit….. The pre-explosion mass loss symbolically represents the shedding of unnecessary defenses, attachments or "baggage." This shedding propagates an acceleration and a passionate heating up for the pursuit of one's purpose. Suddenly, virtually instantly, everything about the core of one's being burst forth, as soon as life’s unnecessary matter gets shed.”
With the announcement from NASA in 2016 and the news of this amazing explosion earlier this year, Ophiuchus becomes a part of our energy field that we are finally becoming capable of accessing. It has a meaning that we have not experienced before. Unless we move through this portal by transcending duality and the fear-based reality we have been manifesting for so long, we cannot experience the Truth of Ophiuchus.
There is a magical, magnetic quality to an Ophiuchan soul. If you were born between November 29 and December 17, you are Ophiuchan, or you will realize that you are, once you awaken to the higher Truth. That Truth begins with the awareness that you do not belong to the animal kingdom, you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Your higher Self is capable of triumphing over the ego, and the full blown move into 5D consciousness is at hand.
Sacred geometry is the fabric of our universe. When we look at the cosmos we must be able to see that sacred geometry, and recognize it as our Selves. If nearly every one of us turns out to be inhabiting the consciousness of the sign before the one we think we are, we must honor that Truth, and begin to surrender to the shift that this requires. Twenty-three degrees approaches a semisextile. A semisextile is an aspect of sacred geometry that in Cosmic Consciousness is called the aspect of intimacy. The time has come for each of us to be willing to look with open honesty at the Truth of who we are.
When we can look in the mirror and see our own Truth, it becomes essential to allow that Truth to sink in. Surrender is such an important path toward awakening, because it delivers us to the Divine Feminine within each of us. When we look at the actual zodiac, it becomes apparent that Virgo, the sign of the Virgin Mother, is the progenitor, the Portal of Truth, the beginning of the whole human story. She is the Divine Mother. Surrender has become one of the most important disciplines any awakening soul can undertake. Applying the will to perceive the Truth of one’s Self can deliver us to that Feminine Source, and from there the new world is born. It may take a while to wrap our hearts and minds around this, but we are living in a new world and that begins with the cosmos; as above so below.
Our solar system has changed radically in the last 15-20 years and it was only a matter of “time” before the neighborhood began to look different too. Each of the signs is now a different size and takes up a different ‘moment’ in the zodiacal year. Once Ophiucus is embraced, the rest of the zodiac must be accommodated.
Here are the dates for each of the new signs. Look up your birthday, and see if you don’t identify with the 5D essence of your new sign:
- Capricorn (The Executive Director): January 20th to February 16th
- Aquarius (The Great Awakener): February 16th to March 11th
- Pisces (The Ocean): March 11th to April 18th
- Aries (Divine Spark): April 18th to May 13th
- Taurus (The Tree of Life): May 13th to June 21st
- Gemini (The Diamond): June 21st to July 20th
- Cancer (Earth Mother): July 20th to August 10th
- Leo (Life Force): August 10th to September 16th
- Virgo (Divine Mother): September 16th to October 30th
- Libra (The Mirrored Self): October 30th to November 23rd
- Scorpio (The Alchemist): November 23rd to November 29th
- Ophiuchus (The Serpent Bearer): November 29th to December 17th
- Sagittarius (The Truth Seeker): December 17th to January 20th