AQUARIUS: November 5-11

Before the invention of the printing press, books in Europe were handmade. Medieval monks spent long hours copying texts, often adding illustrations in the margins. There’s an odd scene that often appears in these illuminated manuscripts: knights fighting snails. Scholars don’t agree on what this means. One theory: The snail symbolizes the “slow-moving tedium of daily life,” which can be destructive to hopes and dreams – similar to the way that literal snails may devour garden plants. In accordance with the cosmic omens, I am bestowing a knighthood on you, so you will be inspired to rise up and defeat your own metaphorical version of the snail.