Yeah, that’s right. I’m jumping on the trending topic of the now suddenly infamous Ophiuchus. The “mysterious” 13th constellation in the zodiac. I’ve been reading all sorts of articles today about the validity of this constellation in the zodiac and what it means to us. I’ve seen some compelling arguments and some goofy stories stating that thousands of years worth of astrological work is all way off base.
I decided to have a look at what the Tarot had to say about this ”new” outsider stepping in and joining the zodiac. Not surprisingly, the Eight of Swords came up.
How quickly we get tied up in our thoughts and logic. We are presented here with facts and figures that seem to disprove everything we held dear to us. Suddenly we are being told that the traits we have identified with for so long are now false. Everything that was revealed to us in our birth charts may horribly be wrong. Whatever shall we do?!?
Calm down, take a chill pill, stop freaking out…
While I am no astrologer, I can say that from the research I have been doing there is nothing to even consider here. As I understand it (astrologers correct me if I am wrong here), western astrology is based more off of the seasons and the SIGNS associated with them. Not necessarily the constellations. Beginning with the vernal equinox, the signs are separated out in 30 degree increments. The sun may have been in the constellation of Ophiuchus when you were born but it was in the sign of Sagittarius.
Been thinking all your life that you were an Aries? Well, you are.
The Eight of Swords reminds us that we create our own bindings and trappings with our thoughts and perceptions. When we calm down and look at the reality of the situation, we can see that there is really nothing wrong. We just got ourselves worked up over nothing.
In the immortal words of Public Enemy, “Don’t believe the hype!”