The first disovered sketchs of Zodiac are dating from 4,000 thousands years before J-C. They belong to the Sumerians people who lived in the low valleys of Mesopotamia. In these ancient times, calendar had not been invented yet. One would spot a date according to the Zodiac’s division in constellations. However a legend attributes the astrology ‘s revelation to mankind to the Marin god Oanès, because the sailors of the Mediterranean seas used stars and constellations to find their way at night. From Earth, stars seem dotted on a spherical surface and these first observers learnt to group together them in constellations to recognize them better. For the record, names borrowed from the Mythology were given to them.
As for the infidelity, it may be necessary to refer to the myths, and particularly to the one of the creation. Let’s meet in front of the Notre-Dame de Paris monument. Observe carefully the entry portal. You will recognize in it the Tree of Knowledge, with Eve who tightens an apple to Adam. But which is this beautiful feminine face framing in the fork of the tree?
Zohar insists then on the weakness of Adam who demanded the return of Lilith … Of course, she refused and the word of Lilith served as metaphor to mean " unwanted people and outlawed ". She became the big cursed, symbol of the temptation, some sort of seductive magician, feminine power thwarting the established order, dangerous and hidden, but yet latent and desirable.
Going back through centuries, we come upon the big chaos of the Olympe where everybody sleeps with everybody, without distinction of sex … Only Juno remains the faithful wife of Jupiter, the absolute and incontested home and moral order’s guard. In order to satisfy his desires of conquests and quench his passions Jupiter has to take on the most improbable appearances. However, the great lovers of the zodiac are Venus and Mars. The problem is that Venus is married to the old and limping Vulcan, while Mars is a brave warrior, young, beautiful and conquering … A Tintoret’s painting mlust have inspired Feydeau for his Light comedy theater. We indeed see in it, Vulcan noticing Venus’ infidelity and, in the background of teh painting, we perceive Mars, helmeted, hidden under a table covered with a tablecloth … Moreover it is said that out of revenge Vulcan had invited all the people of Olympe to surprise both lovers, so that they would all be witnesses of his misfortune.
Sylvie Tribut, Astrologer
Sylvie Tribut has been fascinated by astrology for 25 years.