January 3rd, the first Sunday of the new year. A day normally dedicated to rest (and football). It was also the peak of the Quadrantids meteor shower. The origination of this annual meteor shower is in the constellation Bootes.
Much discussion abounds about the naming of this constellation. Homer referred to it the “late setting” or “slow to set” and it was used as a reference point for navigation. Bootes is sometimes thought to be a child of Demeter, or even Icarius the winemaker. Either way, it is associated with hard work leading to success in some fashion. That of a hunter, or as a winemaker even Dionysus himself was proud of.
2016 is going to be a year of hard work and I hope for many steady successes both personally and professionally. Discipline will be important in this. So far I am not doing so well. I wanted to be caught up on these spell a day posts before returning to work on Monday but that isn’t going to happen. Looks like I could use a little bit of Bootes assistance in my life.
What assistance could you use from Bootes this year? What areas of your life could you use some more discipline? Go forth and make this year great for you gentle readers. I leave you with an image of Bootes, which can be seen with the naked eye, borrowed from Wikipedia.