Fish Eaters: The Whys and Hows of Traditional Catholicism


"Praise ye Him, O sun and moon: praise Him, all ye stars and light''



 The Zodiac

The Astronomer, by Gerrit Dou - 1650-1655

 Ecclesiasticus 43:10
The glory of the stars is the beauty of heaven;
the Lord enlighteneth the world on high.

 


Oh, how right St. Hippolytus (d. ca 236) was when he wrote:

Good, yea, very good, are all the works of our God and Saviour -- all of them that eye seeth and mind perceiveth, all that reason interprets and hand handles, all that intellect comprehends and human nature understands. For what richer beauty can there be than that of the circle of heaven? And what form of more blooming fairness than that of earth's surface? And what is there swifter in the course than the chariot of the sun? And what more graceful car than the lunar orb? And what work more wonderful than the compact mosaic of the stars?

The purpose of this section is to help Catholics appreciate just what St. Hippolytus said, to encourage them to look up to see God's beautiful stars, especially those of the Zodiac.

This piece will be divided into sub-sections, as follows:


Table of Contents
The Zodiac

Introduction

A Tour of the Heavens

Envisioning the Celestial Sphere

The Constellations of the Zodiac

Virgo

Libra

Scorpius

Sagittarius

Capricornus

Aquarius

Pisces

Aries

Taurus

Gemini

Cancer

Leo

Summary and a Few Odds and Ends

The Traditional Catholic View of Astrology


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