Ha! So today is my birthday. Wow. Another one.
I don’t know if it means anything but I already got my presents last week and people were calling to wish me happy birthday yesterday... -_- Maybe I was born a few days too late? ;) Haha, actually I think I was born too early – I don’t feel ready to live... XD (is this supposed to be a joke? o_o ... um... isn’t it a little bit late for such reflections...? -_-‘)
Just kidding... (I hope!;) As a matter of fact I AM happy (from time to time at least) that I’m alive – there’s so many things in the world worth living for (I mean it!:).
Anyway, since it’s my birthday, and since I’m going to this lecture on astrological iconography I thought I could take a peek at the stars I was born under. (I don’t believe that stars determine or influence our life, but I believe that such a belief may do so. Does it make sense? Whatever. It’s my birthday, so I dispense myself from an obligation to make sense! XD)
So I was born into this earthly vale in the second decan of Scorpio, under the auspices of Sun (each sign of the zodiac is divided into 3 decans, each decan equals to 10 degrees and roughly to 10 days). The second decan of Scorpio is represented by an image of a scholar sitting on a bench with two dogs biting one another at his feet. Our professor said the dogs stand for constellations of Canis Minor and Canis Maior. Hmm, I guess this is astrology for you – it has its own logic (I mean why constellations that are visible in summer are associated with an autumn sign? Okay, they are related to Sun, but still... -_-)
These dogs look like they're embracing rahter than biting one another :) And they look a little bit like lemurs (these tails!). Two lemurs embracing? I like that! :)
So... sun, doggies and a rather nasty member of Arachnidae...? Sounds like fun! ~_~
But there’s more! Here is a really scrumptious piece of description of this decan: In the second face ascendeth a man naked, and a woman naked, and a man sitting on the earth, and before him two dogs biting one another; and their operation is for impudence, deceit, and false dealing, and for to lend mischief and strife amongst men.(the quote comes from “Three Books of Occult Philosophy” by Henry Cornelius Agrippa) Wow. That’s something. Deceit, false dealing, mischief. Really. Some people just can’t hold back. And the scene seems to be rather crowded – it looks like a threesome to me... =_= or even an orgy if you take into account the dogs! XD
But Giordano Bruno managed to come up with an even more controversial version: In the second face is a naked woman with a tail, and two naked men with tails. One of them stands proudly before the woman. The other lies on the ground, playing with a dog. Hmm... a woman with tail... a man with tail... another man with tail... and a dog...(with tail I suppose)... all naked... This is what I call perversion at advanced level XD And I’ve always thought Giordano Bruno was a scholar! But he WAS burned at the stake after all...
But I guess these tailed guys actually might have some fun... Maybe there is something missing in my life, a tail for example! I think everything would look quite different for me if I had a tail... *_*
Oh, well. Maybe next time... ;)