A Vintage Virgo: From The Alchymical Zoodiac

Each year at this time, my perceptions and energies seem preternaturally focused. Considering my September 13 birth date, is this a given? Or do we all find ourselves in this state on or around our birthdays throughout the year? Those who subscribe to astrological analysis with an emphasis on sun signs will confidently point to the sign of the zodiac in a certain position over the ecliptic and nod sagely. The history of science credits ancient astronomy and medieval alchemy as precursors to our understanding of the workings of creation and our role in it. While astrology’s readings of our personalities and events have also been part of human culture for millennia, our conventional science has yet to provide proof of this connection and has relegated astrology to the fiefdom of the foolish. Intuition suggests that this categorization of astrology may be premature; there is still much to learn about ourselves if we can move past its early efforts and allow its wisdom to augment our own. These sentiments inspired my creation of The Alchymical Zoodiac: A Celestial Bestiary (Imaginarius Editions, 2009) which may be purchased at my website: http://www.winnlederer.com/zoodiacbook/default.htm

Happy Birthday, fellow Virgoans (August 22nd-September 23rd)!

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2 Responses to “A Vintage Virgo: From The Alchymical Zoodiac”

  1. Galya Says:

    Your photos can be found here. Who is author?


    • Ilene Winn-Lederer Says:

      Hello Galya: Thanks for pointing out this person’s unauthorized use of my illustration. Since his site is written in Russian and I do not speak that language, I have no way of asking him to give me proper credit. Some people are not aware of copyright infringement or simply do not care. While I am glad that people are enjoying my work, I am sad that people who use it do not have the courtesy to ask my permission. I created this image; it is from my book, Between Heaven & Earth: An Illuminated Torah Commentary (Pomegranate, 2009). You can preview and/or purchase at: http://magiceyegallery.com/BookPage.aspx?id=2



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