Astrology is looking for answers, signs, and predictions in the movements of the celestial bodies, and has a long history of humans looking up at the stars to plan their lives. It’s January which means it’s the month of Capricorn and Aquarius. The ancient greek zodiac sign of Capricorn, represented as a sea-goat is December 22 – January 19 and Aquarius, represented by water-bearer, is January 21 – February 19.
There is often more than one story behind the symbols of the star signs, so this episode covers one of those for each, Capricorn and Aquarius. The ancient Greek myth behind the zodiac sign of Capricorn is the myth of the sea-goat, Pricus and the ancient Greek myth behind the zodiac sign of Aquarius is the myth of Zeus and Ganymede.
Even though the stars are just one of the many things in the natural world that human beings have turned to for answers over the years, the reason people keep turning to the sky is our tendency for “self-selection”, the search for interpretations that match what we already hope to be true.