Reading the stars
A couple of thousand stars are visible to the naked eye in the night sky. The further away from electric light we get, the more stars our eyes can see. Besides using the stars to show the way and tell the time, people have also ascribed magical meanings to them that can be interpreted and understood.
In the past, belief in a supernatural world with magical “signs” that could be understood by those who had the knowledge was established early in life. The ability to read the stars could provide help, insight and information on everything from a person’s future love life to how much snow there would be next winter. “They are clever at star signs” was the phrase used to describe those who were skilled in reading the stars.