I posted this about a week or two ago in brainstorming. Thought I'd have better luck in this forum. One of the stories I'm currently involves a culture that's religion and zodiac/horoscope is tightly tied into the way they see themselves. I've got the basics of what I want down. What I'mlooking for assistance on is what each sign means for those born under it. Temperment,etc.. I don't really know much or believe in the zodiac but thought it would make for an interesting culture. This is what I have: GODS ASAR - 'All-powerful, awesome, all-seeing eye' The pole star and creator god. ENIR - House of brightness. Home to ASAR, The sun. (Heaven) Asar created the Mul 'Those who shine in the heights' the Ninkurrai to live upon the Ki as his children. He then created the Mitutu to bring the dead to Enir when the time came. Thousands of years later Asar accidently creates the Mulki 'The celestial body that had been cleaved apart' half alive half dead people when he mates with one of his Mitutu. Anyone not of the Ninkurrai race. LA'ATZU - Spirit world. The night sky/constellations MITUTU -'The dead ones' The grim reapers. Solid white men and women shaped beings that bring the Titaan at death to La'atzu via Kadingir. Gateway of the Gods - KADINGIR [Holy city of Esharra sits on this, the highest peak of Ninkurra, and thus the world) La'atzu and Ki intersect here at the mountains highest point. Titaan - Those who in heaven live. The dead. The stars in the sky. Bu'idu - Ghosts, those who have failed to please Asar doomed to wander Ki forever. Ki- The physical world. Asar created four 'children' to take care of the world. Nagiru, the herald who with his seven rubies brings lights and color to the world. His home is Eresh the scented house. Azag the winged serpent with his great axe keeps the fields full until winter approaches. Atu, the head of the Mitutu watches over the gateway to the afterlife and brings cold to the world. Urbat, dog of death and his birds forever torment those dead not deemed worthy of La'atzu. The Ninkurrai believe deeply in the horoscope and that the dead whom make up the signs direct their lives. There are sixteen signs that all Ninkurrai know and their aspects. It's considered almost offensive and pitiable for someone to not have this knowledge. 16 lunar cycles of 27-28 form a full year on their planet. The signs which fit to each moon cycle or Minesh are as follows: Summer NAGIRU - The herald SEBET ABANYARAHHU - The seven rubies MARGIDDA - The celestial chariot ERESH - The scented house AZAG - The serpent ALANI - The Axe KAPPU - Wings EQLUM - Field Winter ATU - Gatekeeper QANNU - Horn TAMMABUKKU - Dragons INA BABU - The gate URBAT - Dog of death SHUHADAKU - Sword ESSURU - Bird EBIH - Abode of sorrowful calling The first sign represents light and leadership. The second sign represents strength and weapons, people under this sign to be the strong but essentially followers. The third sign represents flight, the heavens and stars. Thought to be lucky signs. Only people born under these signs can be Margidda pilots. The fourth sign, unlucky as the cycles are at their weakest. Oddly though those born under Ina Babu and Nasaqu thought to be divinely touched as these are signs signaling transition summer/winter life/death. Many of the Guda born to these signs. Any and all ideas critcisms wanted and appreciated.