Not only that there had been a sudden surge in the number of visitors on my blog, but the number of discussions on my first blog post about Ophichus increased significantly as well.
I had wanted to round up some discussions under the comment page, but I got too happy and wrote too much. Hence, I decided to pen a new blog post to address some of the comments.
Many of you are right to point out that the existence of Ophichus is not new. It had been around for ages, but the press merely "resurface" the news and package it as new, hence directed this recent interest in Ophichus.
Some had suggested that since Ophichus is technically a cusp of Scorpio and Sag, hence it’s the traits should be a combination of both signs. I am not agreeable to the argument. Many signs which lay side by side rarely shared similar traits see libra and virgo as example. Their traits are determined with some historical influences. If so, shouldn’t we look at how Ophichus came about and from there determine characteristics which made up the sign?
I just want to raise one point here for those who felt that they do not belong to their current zodiac sign or those who always felt that zodiac readings are not accurate. The zodiac sign which we categorised ourselves are actually our sun signs.
To get an accurate reading of our birth astrology, professional astronomers (not referring to scientists) had to consider the time and place of your birth in order to determine your moon signs, mars sign and venus sign i.e. at which star constellations the moon, mars and venus was located at the time of your birth.
These signs further influence a person’s character. Your sun sign can be a Virgo, but because your moon is at Cancer for example, then you might show some characteristic of cancer in your personality.
Exactly what these other signs represent, I am not very sure at this moment. I could probably write another blog post to address this if everyone else is keen to read about it.
To give you an idea, I found an explanation from ofsite.com, they wrote that “the Moon is said to rule your personality, while the Sun rules your individuality, while the Ascendant Sun dictates our outer appearance and mannerisms...” I supposed Mars and Venus influenced some other aspects of us.
For those who are not very familiar with astrology, I think you have had enough shock this week. I leave you all to sink in to the astrological facts.
Have a happy week ahead!
*Photosophize is not an astronomer, but a curious girl who is interested with Astrology. She lives in Singapore, lamenting that she is still the critical Virgo in spite of the inclusion of Ophichus…
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