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#ASIANDOLL #YHUNGTO #TWISTA #FATMANSCOOP AND MORE (oh-few-kuss) The Zodiac has 13, not 12, signs! The constellation of the goddess Ophiuchus, the snake handler, can clearly be seen next to Scorpio and leaping up to meet Hercules. Only her tail remains in the ecliptic.Ophiuchus deserves to be reinstated into the Zodiac. She is the birth of the new; the power of the zenith; the culmination of Scorpio's lonely vigil. Astronomers recognize her as one of the eponymous (original) signs on the Zodiac. Yet, she's a non-entity in tropical astrology, and was changed into a man by the Greeks. Ptolemy eliminated Ophiuchus, as well as masking the gender of other female gods, and superimposing a static, Solar 12-sign Zodiac with equal thirty-degree houses. The Romans went so far as to gouge Libra out of Scorpio to honor the bloody reign of their syphilitic Emperor, Augustus. The arrogant Romans cut and sliced up the Cosmic pie to reflect their own wretched slave-based and hypocritical society! Astrology is actually based on the 28 day, 13-month lunar calendar. THE MENSTRUAL CYCLE!!! Each of 13 signs hold a different share of the 360 degrees of the Sun's yearly travel, but the portions aren't all identical, they vary. The Sun is in Virgo for the most days of the year, 46, and Scorpio has the least, with six. Ptolemy's oversimplification of astrology may have been convenient before computers, when star gazing was an arcane pursuit;
The constellation, Ophiuchus, has been known since ancient times, and is better known as Serpentarius, the Serpent Holder. It  is included in the list of 48 constellations described by Ptolemy. Ophiuchus is depicted as a man handling a serpent; his body dividing the large snake into two parts, giving way to the symbol used today as an Asclepius - the medical staff. Astrologers have not included Ophiuchus in the wheel of Astrological signs because the Sun spends only about nineteen days in this 13th sign of the Mazzaroth. Not that there wasn't a 13th sign in the Heavens, but as far as Astrologers were concerned, the Sun traveled from the constellation 'Scorpius' and then proceeded directly into the sign of Sagittarius. In reality, this was not the case. The Sun, for 19 days of the year, travels through the star constellation 'Ophiuchus' before entering Sagittarius from Scorpius - see chart below. thus  The sign of Ophiuchus is patterned after the original 'Serpent Holder',Enki MarDuk(RA), a Sun god. The signs of the Zodiac are for the most part, the highway, or path on which the Sun takes it's yearly journey across the heavens -  as it would appear to Earthlings. These signs are actually star constellations occupying space in which the Sun appears to travels in an earth year. The original twelve signs/constellations: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces are quite familiar to everyone, however, the thirteenth sign and constellation, [Ophiuchus], is in fact, not well known.  To acknowledge a 13th sign now would seem awkward for astrologers, who like the tidiness of 12 signs that rule over the 12 houses of the Zodiac. The heavens are alive and they do change after a few thousand years and the astrologer who wants to maintain accuracy must change along with the signs in the heavens. he constellation of Ophiuchus is the only sign of the Zodiac which is linked to a real man. This man lived in ancient Egypt around the 27th century BCE, and his name was Imhotep [again patterned after Enki]. Many of the same attributes of Imhotep can also be found in the Biblical Hebrew man Joseph, son of Jacob - Imhotep is credited with many accomplishments including the knowledge and use of medicine.  It is said of Imhotep that he brought the art of healing to mankind. The symbol of a serpent [or snake], which is still widely used today to represent the medical profession, was used to represent Imhotep.  Imhotep was also known as 'Aesclepius' to the ancient Greeks, but by any name the attributes are still all the same. The attributes listed below describe the Serpent Holder, Imhotep, i.e. the Hebrew Joseph, and Aesclepius. The keyword descriptions seen below, originated with Betty Rhodes, and are the attributes for the 13th sign of the Zodiac - Ophiuchus: IMHOTEP/AESCLEPIUS/LILITH/EVE/HYGEIA/TIAMAT/APEP/APOPHIS/APHRODITE/COSMIC EGG/TANNIN/ILLUYANKA/HADAD/LEVIATHAN/CHAOS/SEA SERPENT/ KUNDALINI/ GREAT MOTHER/DIVINE FEMININE/ DARKNESS/ DEATH/ ABYSS/NOTHINGNESS/ ABSOLUTE Who has Scorpio been protecting? Embattled Ophiuchus, hunted down and slaughtered for 5,000 years, this sign was demoted and cast of of the eponymous circle of constellations in the Zodiac. Ophiuchus is the female deity -- the medicine woman. Her title and her herbs was usurped by men, who obliterated anything associated with her and her sisters as evil. The Roman astrologer Ptolemy was eradicating her from the Zodiac while the Roman legions destroyed the matriarchal tribes that worshiped her. The male Ophiuchus has borrowed these potions and healing techniques from the female -- and is the only public personae of Ophiuchus. The female stays hidden, and is guarded, fearful and hermetic, and is often persecuted by society. Ophiuchus is still an object of hatred by misogynists and conquerors everywhere. Both male and female Ophiuchus are in danger of being found out and burned at the stake. Both male and female Ophiuchus exhibit the complete spectrum of the female archetype, one who can also display the strength and persistence as well as the accepted female attributes. The Ophiuchus is the ancient incarnation of women, the symbol of birth and death, and not just the highly restricted roles that women are allowed to play in modern times. Ophiuchus' world does not just revolve around men, having babies, fitting in, sexuality or the family. Ophiuchus is the center of such experiences, but she's independent, her own person in her own right. Ophiuchus doesn't just aspire to be what others want them to be. She is adamant in her resistance to those who would violate her or her coven and covenant. Ophiuchus does not try to form herself into a image, she is the real thing. Ophiuchus is the original woman, with all her powers. Since the dawning of man's violence and oppression, she has had to preserve herself against domination. She has had to dominate. In a hostile world, she has had to hide her true power from her enemies.
Her manifestation is for the betterment of humanity. Yet she is also paranoid and vengeful, smarting from the hatred and persecution of systemic extinction. Ophiuchus doesn't just aspire to be what others want them to be. She is adamant in her resistance to those who would violate her or her coven and covenant. Ophiuchus does not try to form herself into a image, she is the real thing. Ophiuchus is the original woman, with all her powers. Since the dawning of man's violence and oppression, she has had to preserve herself against domination. She has had to dominate. In a hostile world, she has had to hide her true power from her enemies. Her manifestation is for the betterment of humanity. Yet she is also paranoid and vengeful, smarting from the hatred and persecution of systemic extinction. Ophiuchus was born to lead us through the labyrinth of life and death. She both our midwife and coroner. She obeys no god, tyrant, guru nor saint, she does what Mother Nature has instructed her to do. In society's tyranny she has only reaped grief, torture and death. Yet she still refuses to knuckle down, to be a slave. She will not succumb to man's will and has proved her point by dying a million deaths and hiding in the shadows until her rebirth is assured. Ophiuchus was born to lead us through the labyrinth of life and death. She both our midwife and coroner. She obeys no god, tyrant, guru nor saint, she does what Mother Nature has instructed her to do. In society's tyranny she has only reaped grief, torture and death. Yet she still refuses to knuckle down, to be a slave. She will not succumb to man's will and has proved her point by dying a million deaths and hiding in the shadows until her rebirth is assured. Ophiuchus represents true individuality; the realized self; the lover and mother of others. Haters and their minions, who are locked into a sense of false community based on coercion and violence, will try to destroy the Ophiuchus any chance they get. Maybe it’s just a simple fact of the patriarchy hating the Mother, the maternal leader and sage; the someone in contact with the secret source of a woman's awesome power over death, which men cannot control. For eons, women have been helping the world confront the world beyond their understanding. Men call it magic, women call it intuition and transformation. But Women are not the only target of violence and ignorance, men with this sign are also liable to be punished or driven underground. The tokens of Ophiuchus are snakes, which are Man’s traditional enemies. Man’s jealousy and hatred for the skills of the healer have led him to launch armies against Ophiuchus, to try to ridicule, separate and eradicate her from human society and experience. Snakes are the symbol of knowledge, the springboard of understanding the human body, yet they are also dangerous, and unpredictable. Man has used propaganda against Ophiuchus, depicting her as evil and beyond redemption, denigrating her love as a nest of vipers. Look at his treatment of Medusa, whose mantle of vipers protected her from harm. One glance from her could turn a man to stone, so her assassination was a foregone conclusion. No mercy was to be shown to the woman who demanded equality with men; the woman who would resist his fire and steel with the greater power of Mother Nature and her irresistible and irrefutable importance in the human existence. There is no need to fear the snake if you leave it unmolested and honor its power and self-interest, yet mankind has a passion for killing the snake, as well as what it represents in human existence. They fear the snake; they fear Ophiuchus; they fear women’s sexuality and powers. And they fear retribution, so much so that through the ages men have hunted and killed the strong women in their midst, and feared even the most arbitrary symbols of their power - the number 13, the witch’s cooking pot, black cats, and all the other paraphernalia with which Ophiuchus surrounds herself.
The major problem with the modern generation of Ophiuchus has to do with the conflict of materialism vs maternalism. The former is forced upon us, the latter is pointless to resist. Mankind knows only one way: the exploitation of nature, the selfish accumulation of power, and holds the maternal instinct in contempt. Women have been enslaved to the wheel of imperialism, and their nurturing of the young has been held up as irrelevant, even harmful to them. Intolerance and violence has been Man’s answer to the Mother, as Earth and the womb. Women themselves have been relegated to obscurity and domesticity, and the killing of women goes apace without any letup or remorse, What Ophiuchus brought to the world has become superstition, affectation and a mockery of her power, and what she represents. The Ophiuchus is always in conflict with the male, solar, 12-sign view of the world. It was women who developed the lunar calendar of 13 equal months of 28 days (with one day left over for celebration) which worked for centuries before the Greeks and Romans sampled and disfigured it. Astrologers have been wandering in the dark ever since. The power of women and the coven is given form by Ophiuchus, along with her darker side, Lilith and the Black Moon. The ignorance of Man has transformed to aggression and brutality against women in leadership roles. Man has been relentless in his attacks on these magical and profound entities. Yet Ophiuchus has survived thousands of years of persecution by organized religions and Man’s political structures, which eviscerated Ophiuchus who, along with her sisters, held power in ancient tribal organizations and the arts of healing and prediction. The Romans turned women, healers and prophets into slaves, and the Ophiuchus has the pugnacity of the ex-slave, still stinging from the lash, or death by flames. Ophiuchus was actually exterminated as a social class, as well as deleted from the Ptolemaic calendar. They have been feared and hated as witches ever since. The Roman Catholic Church burned witches for 300 years. The extermination only increased during the so-called age of enlightenment, with the acceptance of science and surgery over the wisdom and healing methods of the Crone. Instead of integrating Ophiuchus as part of our Universe, mankind has chosen to repress, renounce and rip-off the mysterious powers that each and every Ophiuchus has in its collective memory. It is no wonder that Ophiuchus can have a hunted look and often wishes to stay in the background. It's a very brave Ophiuchus that will stand up to persecution.
With any of the angles (ANGELS) touching Ophiuchus, the native will be strongly influenced by originality which turns into duplicity, and innocence that turns into suspicion. Ophiuchus is the crisis of change; the trauma and the miracle of transformation. We are recreated as the culmination of our human experience. The Ophiuchus is the living embodiment of what we aspire to be, and also, in the world, the disappointment and fear at the failure to achieve this without opposition and danger. Ophiuchus as the rising sign changes by location, so that ANY sign will start to draw the ire and negative attention that Ophiuchus/Medusa attracts from those who fear the feminine powers over flesh and matter. While the RISING SIGN is in this unpredictable sign, the native will feel persecuted and try to disguise themselves and their sexuality under wraps - perhaps masquerading as the opposite sex. The dangers that Ophiuchus/ascendant senses are ever present, and real. After the initial rush of freedom, release and awe in rebirth, the Ophiuchus is pounced upon without reason by the world into which he or she has been thrust. The birth is immediately accompanied by an onslaught of predators. Ophiuchus, without having developed a magic strong enough to vanquish its enemies, must resort to subterfuge, disguise and chicanery. Only when the powers of Ophiuchus are enlightened, and they are able to forgive the trespasses against them, can they truly be free.
THE SUN IN OPHIUCHUS:
ISIS THE LIGHT You are a passionate and intense individual. You may gain attention through creating dramatic situations. You may also be secretive. These are all tendencies blamed on Scorpio, for whom you have an intimate understanding. Scorpio is your mother - the larval pupae that gave you life. In Ophiuchus the insect has transformed into a dragon. The fledgling has grown into the Eagle.
You love power, and can be spellbinding, but may prefer to perform behind the scenes, or behind a veil of ambiguity. You are able to make or break a group with your support, and others can come to depend on you. You are secretive, but curious of other's weaknesses. You want an absolute oversight on the people near to you, for fear of betrayal. Assimilation into society is difficult; you are a stand-alone, stand-out, often persecuted or scape-goated as a youth. Or you may have achieved a certain notoriety for being an anarchist or a prickly pear, a snake with a poisonous bite. The mood swings can be very intense, depending upon the Moon's position, since Ophiuchus is ruled by the 13-month lunar calendar. Ophiuchus is the birth of the new from the old, the emergence of the bird from the nest or the snake from its lair; the paragon of untested power to rise from the darkness to the light, from the rubble of war. This is the ego at its most vulnerable time, a painful, anxious period, when you land on your feet, naked, a stranger in a strange land.
This, ironically, stigmatizes the Ophiuchus as crazy, uncooperative, even dangerous in modern society. Ophiuchus Sun means the person with it feels beyond society's norms, like a sorcerer/herbalist and her potions; a law unto herself, a savior and protector for those entrusted to her care. Since this is the sign of the witch the native Ophiuchus will harbor a natural affinity for secrets, potions, omens, conspiracies, cats, astrology, psychology, and the midnight hour. They are alert to intruders and don't like being exposed or uncovered. They have speed and unerring aim and a snake's poisonous fangs. They can be political fanatics, and despise organized religions. Both males and females sometimes establish or join covens, semi-secret affinity groups devoted to making magic or visualizing change.
This sign creates a shadowy organization that manipulates information to control the masses. Ophiuchus is an ethereal (their element is ether) mentalist sign; their grasp of physical events and the mechanics of the material world is very limited, they simply have no interest in how things work, or what can go wrong in the conventional world. Ophiuchus is often pushing a vision of reality that does not seem possible in the real world, as experienced by the rest of humanity. Often the Ophiuchus is of two minds, even two appearances, where one sex can disguise themselves as the other, or disguise their sexuality completely. As with all of Ophiuchus’ traits, they are still only a shield to confuse the gawkers.
From the Book of Ophiuchus "Ophiuchus Sun is the risen, reborn Scorpio, into the symbol of the soaring eagle, trading life for death; snake eats tail, where unprecedented phenomena takes place to the incredulity of all. Ophiuchus belongs in an ethereal society, where female visualizations become man's miracles, the impossible happens, we can seize the power of the gods. Ophiuchus' message must be heard and acted on, immediately."

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