Astrology in the news. The Jupiter in Sagittarius Neptune in Pisces Square- coming into exact Jan. 13th. I came across this article.
Master of the Codex Rossiano [CC0] https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Trinity_in_an_Initial_B_MET_DT3613.jpg A very interesting article about an 11th Century German Nun who was accidentally discovered to have microscopic crystals of a rare and precious Middle Eastern gemstone Lapiz Lazuli embedded in a tooth.
Lapis Lazuli, which was prized and used in Ancient Egypt, “is a gemstone mined only in a part of Northern Afghanistan, and a classic example of a luxury good in medieval Europe and Asia. It was prized for its rich blue color, and would often be processed into a dye called ultramarine, which was used in lavish gospels and prayer books produced by hand in European monasteries. How lapis lazuli got to a religious community in northwest Europe is a story of commerce and empire, likely involving Near Eastern…
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