The passage from this world to the fantasy kingdom of Stormhold is through a breach in a wall beside an English village. In the 1800s, a boy becomes a man when he ventures through the breach in pursuit of a fallen star, to prove his love for the village beauty. The star is no lump of rock, it’s a maiden, Yvaine.
Ever lay back in the grass at night and stare up, watching the stars twinkle as time slowly drags on? Ever wonder why we, as a human race have looked to the stars and still do quite often as curious little creatures staring at the infinite and vast universe wondering if other lifeforms are staring back at us…
Ursa Major, also known as the Great Bear, is the third largest constellation. Nearby is Ursa Minor, or Lesser Bear. Most know them today however, has the Big Dipper, or the Plough, and Little Dipper. Known to several cultures, this constellation contains the northern pole star, Polaris.
Most people, when they think of constellations, think of big dipper and little dipper. They may even think of the horoscope, the zodiac constellations. However, there are so many more than just that, everything from the bird of paradise Apus to a chisel called Caelum.
My sign, for example, has a mythical background related to a pair of twins called Castor and Pollux (Sarah’s sign as well, we’re both Geminis).
Horoscope is one of the very first personality predictors in human history. It’s no Carl Jung but it gives us a baseline peek into who we are and as creatures of curiosity we are always looking inward as much as we are looking upward (sic to the stars, our roots?) and outward (to each other, our fellow star dust buddies?).