Under the cold signs of the zodiac

Under the cold signs of the zodiac
Under the cold signs of the zodiac

The Great Bear and the Little Bear are the coldest signs of the zodiac, under which those peoples who reside are required to suffer from extreme frost. The inhabitants of the North are used to them and know how to predict the coming of frost by means of various signals. If, for example, clouds gather found the setting sun and form a fiery ring or a column, as if some great city were in flames, this means severe frost is on the way. The sound of wild fowl and the crackling, rumbling sounds of the ice tell them of the chilling weather. The frost may be so severe that the wolves at the Arctic Circle lose their sight, strive to get close to human settlement, become enraged and steal food in great herds. At these times, they are very dangerous to humans.

Under the cold signs of the zodiac
Under the cold signs of the zodiac
Travelling in the cold and dark is troublesome, as the masses of ice and snow in the extremes of the North are so huge and the storms so terrible that those on foot are incapable even at close proximity to recognize or avert anyone coming against them, whether this person is a friend or foe. Journeying on the ice does proceed quickly, but the danger there is treacherous cracks which, in the dark, one may end up falling through.