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The word "Constellation" does not only refer to "horoscope". It also connotes the psychological meaning of "the collective of association" as suggested by Carl Gustav Jung. In astrology, a constellation is the position of stars that shape the events and destiny of humankind. Facts that are originally unrelated can be interconnected to build a new relationship.
The stars do not have a meaning in the first place. It was us – humans who took the liberty of considering their aggregates as constellations through culture and interpretive prejudices. To give a narrative to the constellation, we need a theme on which we could form a concrete consensus. We resemble those processes, experiences and events that were once scattered and give meanings to them as significant forms, figures and images. As such, new interpretations are created by connecting the facts. It is in the perspective of this interpretation that humanity can be manifested.
What is humanity today?
Today, we may no longer view society with optimism. However, we could have a new perspective of the world if we change the way we look at people and things. At the same time, this view is not necessarily a one-way perspective, but rather a humanist perspective from which we still stand in a complex environment where events are intertwined.
In this time and age, humans tend to understand things through cause and effect. All of us are part of this cycle. An unfinished cup of coffee, a tree in the park, a peg on a notice board, a friend's washed hands may be seen as small, insignificant subjects yet they might mean something to someone else. If you could look and observe the world around you from your own perspective, you may find something new.
I hope you can find a new constellation too.