Our 13th Constellation
Visits Ophiuchus the Medicine Man Annually
November 30 December 17
Astronomie des Moulins
the Serpent Bearer also
known as Aesculapius, the first doctor of medicine, has the reputation
of being the "thirteenth constellation" of the zodiac. Each
year from November 30 to December 17 the
Sun journeys through the southern regions of this constellation.
including Serpens Caput (the snakes head) and Serpens
Cauda (the snakes
tail) in his hands. This heavenly Medicine Man is located above, on
and actually crosses the ecliptic.
Scorpius lies below the feet of this
Serpent Bearer and below the ecliptic. Ophiuchus
is often shown with his left foot on the heart of the Scorpion and
his right foot above the stinger. Images 1, 2
neck and head of the serpent reach toward the Northern Crown (Corona
Borealis) ... The entire image of Ophiuchus standing upon the scorpion
with the snake reaching for the Northern Crown [Image]
articulates the process of claiming our self-mastery ... to become
as illumined beings free from karmic entrapment. Nick
as November ends and December begins, the Sun spends a substantial
amount of time transiting the legs of Ophiuchus, hence the claim it
is the "thirteenth constellation" of the zodiac or the tenth
Sun Sign. The legs of Ophiuchus lie in sidereal Scorpio.
is knowledge holder over the raw creative forces governing life and
death--one who has attained ascension from the lower-order forces
that perpetuate our scenarios of (re-incarnational) entrapment. Ophiuchus
is exemplar of one who has mastered the initiatory forces of life
and who has brought the interplay of these forces to a greater spiritual
fulfillment. The neck (Unukalhai) and head of the snake embody the
essence and wisdom of living true to soul, in one's true self-mastery--as
a Christed (soul infused) being of light.
symbol of Ophiuchus is the caduceus--the entwined double serpent
upon a staff--the double helix of the DNA. Nick
helix of the DNA and the caduceus always remind me of the kundalini serpent
fire within each of us. The
our Sun transits this area of the sky November
30 through December 17, take time each day to feel its warm
rays touching you with the healing energies and mastery of Ophiuchus
the Medicine Man.
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