The Thirteenth Sign: Ophiuchus

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Ophiuchus /ɒˈfjuːkəs/ has sometimes been used in sidereal astrology as a thirteenth sign in addition to the twelve signs of the tropical Zodiac, because the eponymous constellation Ophiuchus (Greek Ὀφιοῦχος “Serpent-bearer”) as defined by the 1930 IAU constellation boundaries is situated behind the sun between November 29 and December 18.