The Zodiac & the Sun.
Our observations of the sun is indicated/marked though various markers which we call time represented by, days, weeks, months and years.
Annually the position of the Sun relative to Earth is tracked in the measurement of months, of which there is 12 months:
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December. (noted in Musings Pt.1 derive from Roman/Latin (Gods/Emperors)
Which in turn are divided into weeks days, hours, minutes and seconds. Overlaying the Roman months! is also 12 Star signs, also known as horoscopes or houses or 12 tribes… Each with varying degrees of characteristics and esoteric meanings.
Additionally within the 12 months/signs is the 4 seasons on Earth, known as Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter, which are intersected by equinoxes and solstices.
The 12 Star signs intersect with the 12 months of an annual year on Earth, each represented as a Symbol and a Glyph. (Which connect back to the Hellenistic age) (Greco era)
What is an Analemma you ask!?
Take your camera, and place on a tripod and every day in a fixed position, at the same time everyday, weekly or each month. (Monthly easier) And the end result is the motion of the sun’s position throughout the 12 months of the year which resembles a figure of 8 loop. This loop will be important to recall at later point in my blog posts.
This phenomena which I came across in recent years I find fascinating and the more I’ve looked into it, is to realise the lack of common knowledge from a lot of people. Which has me alarmed and questioning why aren’t things like this taught in school or just general knowledge about the world and beyond that we live in. As a child I was heavily into astronomy/space and geography, but was genuinely stumped coming across this.
Even more interesting was overlaying the Analemma layout in conjunction with the 12 months and star signs, to uncover the astrological personifications of each star sign, correlating the suns position and the effect it’s having on the Earth, and it’s four seasons, equinoxes and solstices and it’s impact on the human and natural world (specifically the northern hemisphere of Earth.)
The above image Fig.6 the Christian cross the intersection of the cross overlaid with the analemma and the movement of the sun from the ground on Earth is also an interesting observation.
As the cross represents the life, death and resurrection of a particular figure within the faith itself. It also parallels the life/death and resurrection of the Sun, moving through the 4 seasons of a 12 month annual cycle.
Spring representing the rebirth of the sun/son
Summer representing the full living sun/son
Autumn representing the dying sun/son
Winter representing death of the sun/son
When these seasons are again placed in line with the zodiac (which itself is intersected by that cross in the middle!) You see astrological star signs are telling the story of the sun/son and it’s annual journey of death and rebirth upon a cross…
The Analemma, is an even larger cross which is the path of the sun as it intersects the equator and tropic lines of the earth to give our seasons. (notably the northern hemisphere) where the winters are more significant than in the southern hemisphere.
Our lives and various mystisms that underpin to belief systems and certain social constructs link to this particular observation of the journey of sun/son and seasonal changes over a 12 month cycle.
The purpose here is to begin my process of connecting the dots, tees and crosses. And welcome thoughts in the comments section below from interested readers.