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⛎ Ophiuchus Emoji

[ of-ee-yoo-kuhs ih-moh-jee ]

The Ophiuchus emoji ⛎ depicts the sign of Ophiuchus, a constellation and what some consider to be the 13th zodiac sign in astrology. Unlike the other zodiac signs, Ophiuchus is much more obscure. For this reason, the Ophiuchus emoji ⛎ is often used by people who have recently discovered the existence of Ophiuchus or consider it to be the 13th sign of the zodiac.

Ophiuchus is also known as The Serpent Bearer. The word Ophiuchus comes through Latin from the Greek Ophioukhos, which is a combination of the noun ophis (“snake”) and the verb ekhein (“to hold”). The Ophiuchus emoji ⛎ usually depicts the symbol of Ophiuchus, which resembles a capital letter U with a squiggly line through it. This symbol is thought to represent two arms carrying a snake.

Are you caring but moody? An astrologer might peg you to be a Cancer. But what does it mean to be an Ophiuchus? Let’s find out!

Related words

♐️ Sagittarius emoji, ♑ Capricorn emoji, ♏ Scorpio emoji, ♒ Aquarius emoji, ♎ Libra emoji

Where does ⛎ Ophiuchus Emoji come from?

The Ophiuchus emoji ⛎ was approved under Unicode 6.0 in 2010. On most major platforms, the emoji resembles the symbol of Ophiuchus (a glyph that depicts a U with a wavy line through it) colored white and imposed on a geometric shape. On Apple, Samsung, WhatsApp, Twitter, and Facebook, the Ophiuchus symbol is on a purple square with rounded corners. On Microsoft, the purple square has sharp corners and is surrounded by a black outline. On Google, the Ophiuchus symbol is instead on a blue circle.

On Twitter, the Ophiuchus emoji ⛎ is often accompanied by the word Ophiuchus and usually an explanation of what the heck Ophiuchus is. Most casual followers of astrology are either unaware of Ophiuchus or don’t consider it to be an actual sign of the zodiac.

The sun travels through the constellation of Ophiuchus from about November 30 until December 18, which means it would overlap with dates currently assigned to Sagittarius. Astrology fans who do consider Ophiuchus to be the 13th sign of the zodiac may consider people whose birthday falls within this time period to have Ophiuchus as their sign.

Because Ophiuchus is also known as The Serpent Bearer, the Ophiuchus emoji ⛎ is sometimes used alongside the Snake emoji 🐍.

If you’d like to know more about Ophiuchus, you can slither on over to our investigation of the origins of Ophiuchus.

Examples of ⛎ Ophiuchus Emoji

Why does #Ophiuchus ⛎🐍 resurface like every other week 🤣 ? It’s like Meg Griffin to the zodiac signs.
@minnienotminii, July 14, 2020
So pleased I never got that Sagittarius ♐  tattoo. I'm apparently an #ophiuchus ⛎ How did Emoji know this sign and not me 😩😩🙈🙈😂
@LadyNadiaEssex, September 20, 2016

Who uses ⛎ Ophiuchus Emoji?

The Ophiuchus emoji ⛎ is most likely to be used by followers of astrology. Even then, the emoji is often used to point out how obscure Ophiuchus is or to argue for or against its inclusion as part of the zodiac.

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