The Ophiuchus complex
Picture this. A proud lion, resting in the shade. Purring gently after a successful hunt. Surrounded by his pride of lionesses and cubs who look up to him in awe. His mane waving majestically in the wind, as his royal eyes sweep his kingdom… the undisputed king of all he surveys.
Now picture this. A crab, scuttling out of his burrow, under cover of night, to quickly snap on an unsuspecting prey, quickly ingesting it and scuttling along back into his burrow, lest he become the entree for a host of other predators, who skulk around in the hope of making a meal out of him!
Who would you rather be?
My guess is that you’d rather be the Lion than the Crab.
I second that.
Unfortunately, I have been unceremoniously booted down the food chain. Just like that. In a matter of minutes. With no remorse, or repent.
Till a few days ago I was born under the proud zodiac of Leo. The ultimate predator. At the top of the food chain.
Today I belong to the zodiac sign of Cancer. A night hunter who is also hunted!
From a ‘Fire’ sign to a ‘Water’ sign.
From a proud leader, to a moody, wishy-washy, nice guy!
No offence to Cancerians (I actually like them – my Dad is one), but I much prefer being a Leo.
After all to quote Linda Goodman (the person who has single handedly shaped the future of billions)…
“…Leo, the lion, rules all the other animals. Leo, the person, rules you and everybody else…”
“…another mood Cancerians have. Crabby. The person who gave you a cranky answer when you asked for the time, the one who nearly snapped your head off when you asked him to pass the salt, was probably a Cancer person going through one of his occasional crabby spells that makes him hate the world. He’s not angry with you. He’s disappointed with life.”
Why would I want to be disappointed with life, when I can rule the world?
I am led to believe that the culprit behind this demotion in the food chain is a wobble. The earth, over thousands of years has wobbled, leading to a change in the alignment of the stars which in turn has led to the birth of a new zodiac sign.
I’m sure a lot of you are also facing the same problem. After years of conditioning ourselves into displaying traits reflective of our current zodiac signs, we now need to realign, unlearn and relearn our inherent traits.
Is it fair, that after so many years of being who we are, we realize that we’re not that person any more?
I mean, we’re talking about a mass scale identity crisis, with billions of lost souls in a dilemma as to whether they should accept the new zodiac signs or stick to their old ones.
Should they be like a Libra and weigh the pros and cons of each before deciding which one they want to go with?
Or like the Gemini twins; hold on to both, ‘coexist’ with both signs and identify with one depending on the situation?
Or should they, like a Taurus, ‘bull’doze their way through everything, including the new zodiac sign?
However, there is hope for all of us!
A careful read of each and every zodiac sign, shows promise that you WILL survive.
If you read it without the rose tinted glasses, that predispose you to identifying with any one particular sign, you’d notice that you, as a person, display traits reflective of each and every one of the sun signs. Each one of us has personality traits of all the Zodiac Signs in our behaviour. We just never noticed them before!
So does all the hullabaloo about the new zodiac sign matter? My conclusion is an unequivocal ‘No’!
This is just another instance of someone coming up with a bright idea to fleece poor unsuspecting fools, floating new concepts and sun signs so that they can sell more astrology services, books, predictions and merchandise. After all, a fool and his money are soon parted!
A Leo I was, a Leo I will continue to be. Even if I need to hunt in my kingdom with pincers instead of claws!
Let’s not waste any more time on the Ophiuchus sign and its ramifications on our lives. You’ve already wasted quite a bit of yours reading this blog.
Go on. Do something useful for a change!