The ancient Sumerian Empire has been called the Cradle of Civilization. It began some 6,000 years ago in Mesopotamia (ancient Babylon, modern day Iraq). The Sumerians were the first known people to develop a written language.
They were also the first people to utilize the sexagesimal numbering system, based on the number 60. It was the ancient Sumerian who divided time into 60 seconds and 60 minutes. They divided a circle into 360 equal sections (6 times 60), called "degrees."
They created a 12-month calendar (6 plus 6) and studied the stars, dividing the heavens into 12 equal sections (6 plus 6) of 30 degrees each, creating a 360 degree view of the universe.
However, due to an imprecise number of days per year (365.25), their calendar was imperfect and required adjustments.
During this same period, the study of astronomy was first recorded, which included the 12 signs of the Zodiac.
Each sign of the Zodiac was associated with one of the constellations that crossed the "ecliptic" (the plane of the earth orbit around the sun). The 12 Zodiac signs start at the spring equinox with Aries (the Ram) -- followed by Taurus (the Bull), Gemini (the Twins), etc.
The dates of the 12 Zodiac signs are:
Mar 21 - Apr 20 = ARIES
Apr 21 - May 21 = TAURUS
May 22 - Jun 22 = GEMINI
Jun 23 - Jul 23 = CANCER
Jul 24 - Aug 23 = LEO
Aug 24 - Sep 23 = VIRGO
Sep 24 - Oct 23 = LIBRA
Oct 24 - Nov 22 = SCORPIO
Nov 23 - Dec 21 = SAGITTARIUS
Dec 22 - Jan 20 = CAPRICORN
Jan 21 - Feb 19 = AQUARIUS
Feb 20 - Mar 20 = PISCES
Having 12 signs in the Zodiac allowed them to be divided equally into a duality of two groups -- 6 signs were masculine and 6 signs were feminine. The 12 signs were divided equally into the four elements of Fire, Earth, Air and Water. For example, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius are Fire signs.
Since these signs were drawn up several thousand years ago, the Earth's orbit around the sun has changed -- the sun no longer necessarily corresponds to the same constellation as it did back then.
Furthermore, not all the constellations that cross the ecliptic are the same size, thus it takes a different number of days to go from one sign to the next (see table below).
Plus, believe it or not, there are 13 constellations that cross the ecliptic.
The constellation, Ophiuchus, has been known for several thousand years. The astronomer Ptolemy included it in the list of 48 named constellations nearly 2,000 years ago.
The 13 constellations that cross the ecliptic and the number of days within each sign, listed below.
Apr 19 - May 13 = ARIES -- (25 days)
May 14 - Jun 19 = TAURUS -- (36 days)
Jun 20 - Jul 20 = GEMINI -- (31 days)
Jul 21 - Aug 09 = CANCER -- (20 days)
Aug 10 - Sep 15 = LEO -- (37 days)
Sep 16 - Oct 30 = VIRGO -- (45 days)
Oct 31 - Nov 22 = LIBRA -- (23 days)
Nov 23 - Nov 29 = SCORPIO -- (7 days)
Nov 30 - Dec 17 = OPHIUCHUS -- (18 days)
Dec 18 - Jan 18 = SAGITTARIUS -- (32 days)
Jan 19 - Feb 17 = CAPRICORN -- (30 days)
Feb 18 - Mar 11 = AQUARIUS -- (22 days)
Mar 12 - Apr 18 = PISCES -- (38 days)
This does not alter the validity of modern astrology.
In western (Hellenistic) astrology, using the Tropical Zodiac, the constellations represent the personality of the Zodiac signs whereas the precise positioning and duration of the constellations may vary due to the nature of the universe.
In sidereal astrology (Vedic astrology), adjustments are made to the Sidereal Zodiac to coincide with the gradual precession of the vernal equinox.
Ophiuchus is known as the Serpent Wrestler. It is a man (called Asclepius, the son of Apollo) grappling with a large snake-like serpent (reptilian being).
It's interesting how this thirteenth constellation has been mostly ignored (kept secret) from the general public.
It's interesting how this constellation depicts a human being struggling against a reptilian being (serpent).
Throughout the ancient world, there has been a constant theme of "serpent gods" who have descended from the heavens to create the human race, advance the human race and to rule over the human race. This theme is present in legends, myths, artwork, hieroglyphics, petroglyphs, ancient texts, tablets, cave drawings, and so forth -- on every continent across the globe.
Zecharia Sitchin is a premier scholar of ancient civilizations and one of only 200 people in the world who is able to read the Sumerian language, the oldest language on Earth. He has extensive knowledge of ancient Hebrew, Semitic languages, archeology and the Old Testament.
During his 60 years of research, Sitchen has written a dozen books on the ancient history of Planet Earth and the origins of the human race. His works include:
The 12th Planet (Earth Chronicles, No. 1), 1976
The Stairway to Heaven (Earth Chronicles, No. 2), 1980
The Wars of Gods and Men (Earth Chronicles, No. 3), 1985
The Lost Realms (Earth Chronicles, No. 4), 1990
Genesis Revisited: Is Modern Science Catching Up With Ancient Knowledge?, 1990
When Time Began (Earth Chronicles, No. 5), 1993
Divine Encounters: A Guide to Visions, Angels and Other Emissaries, 1995
The Cosmic Code (Earth Chronicles, No. 6), 1998
The Lost Book of Enki: Memoirs and Prophecies of an Extraterrestrial god, 2002
The Earth Chronicles Expeditions, 2004
The End of Days: Armageddon and Prophesies of the Return (Earth Chronicles, No. 7), 2007
Journeys to the Mythical Past, 2007
According to the Sitchen translations of ancient Sumerian cuneiform tablets, a race of reptilian beings (serpent gods) called the Anunnaki descended from above, on a planet called Nibiru which has an orbit that extends into our solar system every 3,600 years.
The Anunnaki (serpent gods) created the human race through genetic alteration -- homo erectus became homo sapiens. And they co-inhabited with the daughters of man (earthly female homo sapiens) to create an offspring called the Nephilim.
It wasn't a talking snake in the Garden of Eden, it was a reptilian being (serpent) from beyond earth.
The Nephilim (reptilian hybrids) became the rulers of the planet.
In India, those who descended from serpent gods and mingled with earthly females were called Nagas (meaning serpent kings). Buddhist text lists 80 kings who descended from the Nagas. They were able to move between reptilian form and human form at will, called shape-shifting.
In China, those who descended from serpent gods (Chinese emperors) were known as Dragons (part human and part reptilian being from beyond earth).
In Mesoamerica, Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent (reptilian being) was able to travel between the heavens and the earth. He is credited with the creation of mankind.
In Central America, Itzamna, meaning lizard sorcerer (reptilian being), is a serpent god. He resides in the heavens and was responsible for creating the human race.
In England, King Arthur descended from "dragons" (reptilian beings). Celtic folklore includes the royal bloodline having been created by interbreeding of human and non-human entities.
In Scandinavia, Jormungandr is a serpent (reptilian being) that encircles the world and has a stranglehold on the human race. Perhaps another clue that our world has been encircled (dominated) by hybrid reptilian entities for a very long time.
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." Ephesians 6:12
Perhaps the rulers of the darkness of this world have been manipulating humanity for a very long time.
Perhaps Ophiuchus the Serpent Wrestler has been kept from us because of the enormous implications of the origin of the human race, and the nefarious ploys of the reptilian hybrids that control and enslave us.
On December 21, 2012, our solar system crosses the exact center of the Milky Way galaxy, also known as the Dark Rift.
This cosmic event may be of monumental importance to the human race. There will likely be surges in electromagnetic fields, potentially creating earth changes and/or accelerations in human consciousness.
This event, which happens every 25,627 years as the solar system completes the Precession of the Equinoxes (a complete cycle through all 12 or 13 constellations) may also include possibilities of ascension onto higher dimension of existence, if one is prepared to adopt a unity consciousness.
If we are indeed enslaved by an inter-dimensional race of beings, they would likely attempt to prevent those seeking ascension to a higher dimension from attaining their goal.
Food for thought.
Quote for the Day -- "I don't believe in astrology -- I'm a Sagittarius and we're skeptical." Arthur C. Clark
Bret Burquest is the author of 7 books, including THE REALITY OF THE ILLUSION OF REALITY and ORB OF WOUNDED SOULS (available on Amazon). He lives in the Ozark Mountains with a dog named Buddy Lee and where the signs of the sky speak to those who wonder.