Almost 80% of the people I know are into zodiac sign reading. Religiously checking what their star says about their fate or destiny for that particular day. I often wondered how does your zodiac affect your outlook on life. The same way as to how Chinese Astrology draws people in?
Deciding it was time I did some research of my own sign, I found some very interesting details.
Libra is the seventh sign of the zodiac, and it’s at this point in the zodiac that we start to see a shift. While the first six signs of the zodiac focus on the individual, the last six focus on the individual’s contact with others and with the world.
What was intriguing to me, was the scales. It’s the scales that symbolizes the Libra sign and just like that balancing mechanism wants to stay even, Libras want to be on an even keel.
Think of the Scales of Justice and how they work at striking the right balance. Likewise, Libras are objective, just and want to do what’s best for everyone.
The more I thought about it, the more I couldn’t sit still.
A trait of my sign, the element that is associated with Libra is Air, and that means reaching higher, specifically to the higher mind. Libras like to put their mind to good use, and enjoy communicating their thoughts to others.
That was how I started working on the skeleton for The Twelve Tribes.
What makes a leader? Are they born to lead? What if they each had their own tribe, different times, and different settings with different agendas but all leading to 1 final mission?
What if you’re actually reading the history of your tribe? We are all born with a zodiac sign, are we not? What if The Twelve Tribes speak of legends, and history that leads back to your bloodline? Being able to discover and uncover cultural characteristics and practices through sentences. Drawings mental pictures while interpreting traditions and beliefs.
Unraveling mysteries on unexpected tactics like Crazy Horse. To have a vision—a clear picture of where to go, what success is, how to achieve it and share it like Sitting Bull. How to use allies like Tecumseh and Hiawatha did. Or how to persevere like Red Cloud and Geronimo. So much to discover with just a flick of the hand.