For my museum book, I decided to do the western Zodiac symbols. Because there are twelve symbols, and each of them are unique, there was a few ways I considered presenting them. I made a graphic breaking some of the symbols down by their components.
The first set are small widgets representing the literal pictorial version of each symbol. The second row are versions of the traditional way the symbol is draw, the third is the symbol of the planet correlating with each sign. The last set could be a possible way to divide the set, fire, earth, air and water.
However, no matter how the set is divided, I think that I want to do an individual card for each symbol, using the see through constellation I displayed as a mood board. Below I listed each sign with information in this order:
Planet, Elemental, Gemstone, Color , Personality Discriptors
ARIES THE RAM [March 21 – April 19]
Mars, Fire, Diamond, Red, [Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious]
TAURUS THE BULL [April 20 – May 20]
Venus, Earth, Emerald, Pink, [Security, Subtle strength, Appreciation, Instruction, Patience]
GEMINI THE TWINS [May 21 – June 20]
Mercury, Air, Moss Agate, Green, [Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent]
CANCER THE CRAB [June 21 – July 22]
Moon, Water, Pearl, Silver, [Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective]
LEO THE LION [July 23 – August 22]
Sun, Fire, Ruby, Gold, [Ruling, Warmth, Generosity, Faithful, Initiative]
VIRGO THE VIRGIN [August 23 – September 22]
Mercury, Earth, Green/Dark Brown, Sardonyx [Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Thoughtful]
LIBRA THE SCALES [September 23 – October 22]
Venus, Air, Blue, Sapphire, [Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection]
SCORPIO THE SCORPION [October 23 – November 21]
Pluto, Water, Maroon, Opal, [Transient, Self-Willed, Purposeful, Unyielding]
SAGITTARIUS THE ARCHER [November 22 – December 21]
Jupiter, Fire, Rich Purple, Topaz, [Philosophical, Motion, Experimentation, Optimism]
CAPRICORN THE GOAT [December 22 – January 19]
Saturn, Earth, Brown, Black Onyx, [Determination, Dominance, Practical, Willful]
AQUARIUS THE WATER BEARER [January 20 – February 18]
Uranus, Air, Turquoise, Turquoise, [Knowledge, Serious, Insightful, Duplicitous]
PISCES THE FISH [February 19 – March 20]
Neptune, Water, Soft Seagreen, Moonstone, [Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive]
For the packaging, I wanted to fold an octagon shaped box, with all sides of an even length, to create a “circular” container. This “angled circle” would go along with my very angular icon design shown above.
Within the box would be sky chart panels, one for each constellation, in the shape of an octagon, with the information on the back, designed specifically for each star sign.
That’s it for now!