Hamlet quote with eclipse allusion:
King Lear reference?
Previous eclipse entry?
There’s a secondary, possibly more profound reference in Lear, but I can’t seem to put my hands on it. I know I’ve used it numerous times.
The point is to rethink the approach. In some circles, certain astrological lore is accepted as fact with no substantiating data. The problem being, too much of astrology is written off as merely metaphysical metaphor.
The component pieces in the eclipse patterns are usually just the Sun and the Moon, with a relatively rare celestial position that yields the visual effect.
The pieces that are part of my world include the nodes of the moon, either exact or averaged…
In older terminology, the nodes were revered to as “the dragon’s head,” or “the dragon’s tail.” Provides another link here, into Shakespeare’s canon.
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