I looked at other peoples’ UU posts, and did some more research, because I keep forgetting there are 13 zodiac things now.
So. Ophiuchus, the 13th zodiac. Makes buckets of sense. Because while I’m sure some of you have seen the symbol of Ophiuchus as the U with a squiggly through it, he has another one too. See, the constellation itself is a man holding a snake. In Greek mythology, Ophiuchus, the snake wrestler, was equated with Asclepius, the God of Medicine and Healing, who used snakes in his medical practices.
Okay. So. Asclepius’s symbol is basically a cadeceus with just one snake encircling it, which, then, is another symbol for the constellation Ophiuchus.
And the traditional sign for Asclepius’s field of practice, medicine and healing, is a full cadeceus.
Very interesting, no?