Ophiuchus Our 13th Constellation

Sol Visits Ophiuchus the Medicine Man Annually
November 30 – December 17


Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer also known as Aesculapius (aa s k l EE p ee aw s), 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.

Ophiuchus is large, including Serpens Caput (the snake’s head) and Serpens Cauda (the snake’s 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

… The 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 ascended in vibration as illumined beings free from karmic entrapment. Nick Fiorenza 11/4/02

Each year, 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, located between Scorpius and Sagittarius. Images: Ophiuchus Zodiac Wheel, 3 Dated Zodiacs, 3 Zodiac Wheels The legs of Ophiuchus lie in sidereal Scorpio.

Ophiuchus 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.

The astronomical symbol of Ophiuchus is the caduceus--the entwined double serpent upon a staff--the double helix of the DNA. Nick Fiorenza 12/12/04

The double helix of the DNA and the caduceus always remind me of the kundalini serpent fire within each of us. The Subtle System

Celestial Influences
Nov.26 - Dec.25, 2019
Ending an Era
At the Head of the Scorpion and the Hand of Ophiuchus

In 2019 ...

... Lunar Cycle [Nov.26-Dec.25] occurs amongst the potent and passion-inducing stars of the Scorpion, the totem of transformation, metamorphosis, death, and rebirth and under the auspices of Ophiuchus ... the overseer of the Scorpion ... delineat[ing] the mastery of the metamorphic processes the Scorpion represents. This lunar cycle and the personal transformation it impels demarcates the "Ending of an Era" ... This New Moon conjoins ... Dschuba and the stars forming the Scorpion's head [they] impel a graduation in consciousness ... tak[ing] responsibility for our life experience, our actions, and their results ...

... Yed, the hand holding the Serpent coiled around the body of Ophiuchus, conjoins the Head of the Scorpion. Yed, referred to as "the hand of death," ... reveal[s] that something must die, an entire modality of being, the self-important façade we use to justify our entrapments in life. Yed impels us to ... apply the creative forces of life to attain the greater freedom ... which the Serpent reaching for the Northern Crown represents.

[Helpful Images: #1, #2]

Nearby Han, the left knee of Ophiuchus and the stars forming the left leg of Ophiuchus, delineate the actualization of this transmutational process. They impel us to establish a stance in life based on the awareness that we create our reality and that it is our responsibility to apply our creative potential to create the lives we want. Nick Fiiorenza / November 26, 2019, Lunar Cycle

Reflections and Summary

The legs of Ophiuchus stand in the burning ground of Scorpius the Scorpion. Fiery forces from Antares, the Scorpion's red heart star, ensure growth evolution and change. The stinger of Scorpius guarantees we stay awake and on the divine path of transformation.

Ophiuchus is the exemplar of one who has attained self-mastery, illumination and evolutionary freedom. He is the overseer of the Scorpion, and his left hand firmly lifts and holds the neck and head of the serpent toward the heavenly Northern Crown (Corona Borealis).

Sol, the burning heart of our solar system, along with the fires of Scorpius are initiating, inspiring, impressing and bio-illuminating us with the self-mastery of Ophiuchus. These heavenly beings are bound to ignite the life-changing kundalini serpent fire within humanity.

Listen. What are these great celestial beings telling you? What must die? What must heal? What must be changed and created personally, nationally and globally to serve the evolution of consciousness and humanity's spiritual development?

These great beings are teaching us who we really are, Homo Luminous.

I offer the following links for further pondering, if so desired.

The Sun ~ Scorpio ~ Antares

Solar Bathing

As our Sun transits this area of the sky, November 30 through December 17, take time each day to feel its warm rays touching you.

Know that these solar rays are a medicinal elixir imbued with the healing energies and mastery of Ophiuchus the Medicine Man and the evolutionary influences of Venus and Mercury, and Antares and Scorpius the Scorpion.

Take time to listen while absorbing the warm rays of the Sun. This type of sunbathing is bound to give you a new outlook on Life!

At our deepest level
we are all essentially Divine.
Take time on any day to
acknowledge and act on this truth.
Give thanks that we are all
spiritual beings having human experiences.
Give thanks that we can help
each other create the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth.


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Susan Sun

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