the jokes made about the belief in the signs of zodiac, such a belief
exists. It is curious, but the people who refuse to accept the idea
of the one God Creator, prefer submitting to some imaginary rams that
are running among the stars. A housewife ignores the words of Christ
“love your neighbour”, but listens to the TV speaker,
if she says “you will have a hard day today, avoid the conflicts
with your relatives”.
The fact the man is directed to the mysterious side of his existence,
speaks about the duality of human nature. On one side, the immediate
world, the seen one, but on the other the mystical world, unknown
and unsure, but present latently in everyone. The man believes, if
not in God, than in anything else. For instance, the students from
Iasi , during the session do not walk by the wall of the former publishing
house “Junimea”, because it could go wrong in the exams.
The others, because of the same reasons, do not step on the canalization
The inner world of these men is a kaleidoscopic, disordered world
which leaves its imprint on the way of thinking and perception. From
here comes the fragmentation of the modern world and, especially,
of the post-modern one, the world of clips and collages.
The man needs landmarks in the Universe, he cannot exist by himself.
The experience of fear, loneliness, pushes us to the strangest beliefs.
It s true, there are stars and constellations, each with its own name
and trajectory, but how can we believe that an irrational body can
somehow influence such a complex being as the man? As a matter of
fact, the man in his complexity, can believe that even the moon, which
is nothing else than a boulder, can decide his destiny! This belief
reminds me of the Creanga’s personage, who cried fearing the
salt boulder from the top of the stove.
The Holy Fathers say that the habits are the second nature. That is
why, the man who listens a long time to the horoscopes, begins, at
last, to be the shadow of his sign of zodiac. These men do not realise
they are becoming very vulnerable, because it is enough to find out
his sign and you can make with him what you want, manipulate him as
a zombie, this being especially relevant for women.
We are invited to imitate either Christ, or the zodiac’s rams,
bulls or crabs. Through imitating, we become, states the orthodox
ascetics. But, of course, everyone is free to choose what he wants
Translated from Romanian by Veronica - firstname.lastname@example.org