I first witnessed this union back in the winter of 2003, during a 2-week tour of Europe. I saw a stained-glass window depicting the 12 signs of the zodiac inside Cologne Cathedral in Germany. Initially, I was shocked to see it, as I normally get an ear full from my Christian friends on how sinful I am and how I'll grow out of it 'When you know all you need is God', so seeing glimpses of astrology inside a church was simply unbelievable. My disposable camera couldn't capture its splendour at the time, so here's a link of it from another traveller's blog: http://www.traveljournals.net/pictures/39773.html
In the majestic setting of Oxford in 2008, I attended the annual Summer School organised by the Faculty of Astrological Studies. If I recall correctly, over dinner or breakfast one day, John Etherington told us about the astrological stone roof bosses found at the gate of Merton College, so one afternoon, I set off with some other faculty students and captured the following:
|Can you identify some of the zodiac signs represented here?|
|Cancer and Leo|
|Aries and Capricorn|
In the summer of 2010, during a visit to the Victoria & Albert museum in London, I encountered more astrology. You can read about them here:
Have you come across any astrological symbols in churches, cathedrals or other ancient buildings?