Learning the Zodiac

Hi there, it’s Ken Bolt from Brant Florist and if you’re old enough, you likely remember learning the constellations using a little mnemonic that school teachers would require us to memorize. For learning classical history, it’s a must as many of the stories involving Greek and Roman gods require an understanding of the Zodiac.

A friend and I were sitting over coffee having the typical “old codger” discussions when something swung the conversation into the subject of the Zodiac. Perhaps someone had mentioned their horoscope. I don’t recall.

Zodiac Circle
Zodiac Circle

Regardless, either he or I began this mnemonic and the other joined in and we recited it together. If you’re old enough, you might recall it as well.

In January, a goat (Capricorn), drinking from a stream (Aquarius) said, “Look, a fish (Pisces).”

A ram (Aries), and a bull (Taurus), carrying the twins (Gemini) said “There’s also a crab (Cancer).”

A lion (Leo) roared in agreement, which startled the young maiden (Virgo) so that she dropped and smashed her scales (Libra).

“That’s no crab – it’s a scorpion (Scorpio),” said the archer (Sagittarius).

If you’re looking for something to teach the grandkids this holiday season, you might try this!

Let me know how it goes.

Until next time,

Ken Bolt