|THE HISTORY OF STAR SIGNS|
There are many people who live their day to day lives by their horoscopes. These people look in the newspaper every day or actually go and visit astrologists to see what their horoscopes say before they can get on with their normal lives.
Star signs have been around for many centuries. Most cultures looked to the stars and planets and came up with various stories about them.
The ancient Greeks in particular used to study the behaviours of the planets from their temples called ziggurats.
Once these people noticed that certain major events occurredŠan earthquake at the time of the movement of Saturn for exampleŠ stars were given a name, certain characteristics and designated its own month.
People born under a particular star sign would be thought to take on the characteristics of that sign and so it was (in a nutshell) that astrology and horoscopes were born.
Astrology fascinated many people but its practice was more or less wiped out by the advent of Christianity.
It was kept alive and well by Jewish and Muslim people. There was a resurgance in astrology during the Renaissance although there was a slight setback due to laws prohibiting fortune telling in the 17th century.
Astrology is hugely popular today and there are many astrologers who write for newspapers and magazines.
WHAT IS YOUR STAR SIGN?
Capricorn 22 December – 19 January
Aquarius 20 January – 18 February
Pisces February 19 – 20 March
Aries 21 March – April 20
Taurus 20 April – 20 May
Gemini 21 May – 21 June
Cancer 22 June – 22 July
Leo 23 July- 22 August
Virgo 23 August – 22 September
Libra 23 September – 22 October
Scorpio 23 October – 21 November
Sagittarius 22 November – 21 December
SO IF YOU’RE A BULL, WHAT CHARACTERISTICS DO YOU HAVE?
Capricorn these people are supposed to be sensible and dedicated and are very career driven.
Aquarius people from this star sign are said to be cold characters who are aloof and often eccentric.
Pisces supposedly Pisceans are easily influenced and unreliable.
Aries this group of people are allegedly hot headed and impulsive. They love to give out orders but are not so good at taking them.
Taurus these bulls are said to be stubborn and stroppy and very fond of food.
Gemini these people are reputedly talkative and good at gathering trivial information. They are full of contradictions and mood swings.
Cancer soft and sweet natured is how these crabs are meant to be. They are said to exist to please.
Leo bold and loud, not scared to talk about themselves. These lions are meant to be easily recognisable.
Virgo supposedly fussy and prim, obsessed with details and doing things the right way.
Libra obsessed with equality and can be argumentative, these little scales of justice.
Scorpio these scorpions are secretive, loud and rude and have been known to talk about taboo subjects in a very loud fashion.
Sagittarius these are bright and bouncy characters who, it is said, can be a little insensitive.
STAR SIGNS OF THE CAST
Caleb Ross Sagittarius
Antonia Prebble Gemini
Victoria Spence Taurus
Meryl Cassie Aries
Jennyfer Jewel Gemini/Water Rat
Jaimee Kaire Gataulu Aries
Michael Wesley Smith Sagittarius
Next week we take a look at leisure in the world of the Tribe.