I have to write more about astrological theory and stop talking about it whilst being drunk and with family members
Base of a ewer with Zodiac medallions, Seljuq period (1040–1196), first half of 13th century Iran
The full zodiacal cycle is depicted in the twelve medallions on the facets of this vessel. It also has three inscriptional bands, each in a different calligraphic style, that express traditional blessings to the owner. Here, Gemini (al-jawza, “the twins”) appears as a single body with two heads, an unusual variation on its typical depiction as twin brothers.
Scorpios are a mystery. Are they even real? Perhaps we have simply imagined them as part of a collective nightmare
Astrology is better understood as an experience of the world rather than an analysis. Every person you meet is unique and precious, but you may notice that you are attracted to people of a particular sign, while being unable to stand people of another. That does not mean your experience with people of that certain sign will always remain the same. Life is always changing and people are affected(effected) by the movement of the solar system, so why try to pin it down who each person is and place them in a box? If you try to put people in a box, they’ll only prove your theories wrong. The way they ARE is the true definition of their sign. Doing research on theories of astrology is great, but why read a book when you can experience the real, living Aries- right in front of you, needing to lead the hiking group, while also hiking farther than anyone ever has? And then you meet an Aries born the same day, a lady with controlling behavior that you can’t tolerate, and she cannot accept even kind feedback, and say it’s everyone else? Awareness and experience of the signs is more than enough if you want to learn and understand astrology on a deeper level. The similarities are there, but each person is their own personality and unique expression. You cannot always guess a person’s sign, because no one is an astrological stereotype. We are blends of many influences, from our family, culture, and on a larger more unmeasurable scale- the movement of the solar system itself. If you don’t believe in astrology, it is because you havent studied people with it’s awareness. Astrology is ancient and came from a time when people looked at one another and the sky. Who knows how far our experience can continue to go as we strive to understand others through a detached and receptive understanding.
'Book of Fixed Stars' (Kitāb suwar al-kawākib al-ṯābita) Virgo (1430-1440)