Animal Versus Man: Happy Birthday Sagittarius

We are now in the astrological sign of Sagittarius the Archer. It is also the sun sign of Porcelains and Peacocks' friend Kirk Phillips of Shears & Window. The Archer is a centaur, half- man and half- horse symbolizing the conflict between animal nature and civilized man. Those born under the sign share with the centaur of Greek mythology an adventurous spirit and the wisdom of Chrion. They are also honest and direct like the point of an arrow. A sixteenth century Persian tile mosaic of Sagittarius depicts the Archer aiming at his own dragon headed tail. In the constellation card from the English Urania's Mirror of 1825, he is shooting into the heavenly sky. Lithuanian painter and composer, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis (1875-1911) painted Sagittarius as a man hunting a large bird of prey, part of his Cycle of Twelve Pictures (1907).

Happy Birthday Kirk!