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Seasons, stages of life, and zodiac signs – Part One

Disclaimer: these are just my humble insights, coming from my knowledge, experience, logic and intuition. Whether you’re a skeptic or believe in astrology, my main intention is to entertain you, as I’m not an expert and I don’t pretend to be one.

You may already know that Western astrologyย is made of 12 signs, divided by elements and qualities. And seasons. 12 can be divided by 4, that gives 3 signs for each season.

Seasons can also be linked to the stages of life: that occurs a lot in mythology, where the stages of nature are somehow compared to those of human existence.

We often believe life begins at birth and ends at death, but seasons are repeated in a loop, so there can’t be a proper beginning and a proper ending.

I had to cut the whole article in two parts, for length issues.

In this part, I will describe Spring and Summer and the first 6 signs related to them.

I used a “male dummy” to tell you the story, but this also applies to females, of course.

SPRING (BIRTH)

Aries

The newborn

The months of darkness have gone, the light comes back to shine.

A baby was born, just like flowers bloom in the fields and on the trees.

This is the time where the gods are brought back to the world of the living.

Our baby Aries is easily excited, everything will catch his interest, but that interest doesn’t last for long, as there’s always something MORE exciting behind the corner!

Many projects, but little perseverance, because the baby is surrounded by distractions.

The ruler is Mars, which means action and… Oh look, balloons!

Taurus

The toddler

Our baby has learned that some things can be enjoyable.

A food? A song? A warm hug? Colorful cartoons? LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!

The Taurus represents sensory experiences and earthly pleasures.

The ruler is Venus. This Venus is not about beauty or aesthetics, but gratification of the senses. A full belly and a warm blanket, comfort is everything.

Gemini

The talkative kid

Our baby used to say mommy and daddy, but now his vocabulary is wide enough to annoy you all the time, by asking questions.

It could be how, it could be why; whatever it is, it’ll drive you crazy.

The Gemini kid has learned how to talk, and he won’t waste a chance!

He goes to school: he loves listening, learning. He comes back home and talks about what he discovered, while you beg him to stay quiet and eat the soup because it’s getting cold.

The ruler is Mercury, the planet of reasoning and guess what? Communication.

SUMMER (LIFE)

Cancer

The teen

Our character is no longer a kid, but he hasn’t yet become mature.

He constantly looks for an identity, a purpose.

Thankfully, he has no responsibilities except those imposed by his family.

And by society, perhaps. He can’t cope with emotions like adults do but, at the same time, he can’t cry like babies do.

He tries to act like an adult, while hiding the child inside, often fearful of judgement or afraid of being taken advantage of.

He often feels like he has many duties, but no rights.

The ruler is the Moon, strong enough to affect the tides, but apparently vulnerable and dependable, as it doesn’t shine by itself, but reflects the sunlight.

Leo

The king

Have you ever noticed competitions such as the Olympics and the World Cup take place in summer? Not a coincidence, summer has always been the time for people to show their value. And here we are, in the middle of the summer.

Our man fights to win, to prevail, to prove he’s the best!

A great career? A nice car? A big house? A beautiful wife? He wants the best!

Eventually, he wins. We can call him KING now.

The ruler is the Sun, enough said.

Virgo

The wise elder

Enough of celebrations, the king has to rule.

Obsessed with efficiency, and perfection, he has plans.

He works on making his kingdom a better place.

After all, that’s the reason why he was elected.

The ruler is Mercury, here reasoning is probably more important than communication. The king has to anaylize the situation, solve problems and give advice.

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  1. I think the ancient Sumerians, 6000 years ago when they were in the cradle of our civilization, thought there were 11 heavenly objects orbiting around the sun (so much for Ptolemy) although only 5 of them were then visible to the naked eye. So whether astrology was just a precursor to the science of astronomy or whether it was a science in its own right depends largely on our view of history. I do know that most of the people who are violently opposed to astrology have never studied it.

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  2. I enjoyed this. I expressed some doubt to one of my friends long ago and he referred me to this book, “The Combination of Stellar Influences” by Reinhold Ebertin. He also looked me up in it and afterwards I was less skeptical.

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    • Good point, but there’s more. Or better, there’s less. ๐Ÿ™‚
      Earth is where the stars and planets are observed, and doesn’t count.
      The last three planets (Uranus, Neptune, Pluto) were discovered after astrology was created, and were given to three signs that now appear to be ruled by two planets each.
      In part two, I kept the original planets and didn’t add U-N-P.
      So we’re actually left with seven, but a planet can rule up to two signs.
      Mercury has both Gemini and Virgo, for example.
      Venus has Taurus and Libra, Mars has Aries and Scorpio and so forth.

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      • Good point about the Earth but there is no reason we can’t update astrology to reflect new data. But I did know that when astronomy was first created it only included heavenly bodies visible to the naked eye; for some reason I didn’t factor that into my analysis

        I don’t like some planets being impacted but I guess that’s unavoidable in any case…

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  3. Thank you! Finally, I managed to write something regarding astrology, it’s something I had been procrastinating for a while. It’s also hard to find new ideas as most things have already been written. ๐Ÿ˜€

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