Saturday 2 October, 2021, 75 mins, £20, UK 10 a.m., Australia 7 p.m. A recording will be made available afterwards.
Our word ‘zodiac’ can be traced back to Ancient Greece and means a ‘wheel of life’ or a ‘circle of animals’. The zodiac is like a ring of sculptured animal figures engraved upon the Sun’s path along the ecliptic; in effect, it is one of our first picture books that illustrates the imagination of our ancestors. Like emblems of a sacred circle, the zodiacal representations are profound metaphors of human experience. In this presentation we will honour the zodiacal animals through myth, story, image, instinct and character to deepen our understanding of the symbols of the signs.