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 astrology 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.