I was reluctant to open the Pandora's Box of Astrology but after writing the four tutorials the zodiacal attributions of Jacob & Sons were far too obvious to suppress.
Initially I was going to limit the tutorial to what is now the first segment, because I had only considered the sons of Leah. However, after reviewing this article for me, Egyptologist Daniel Kolos suggested that I explore the other six sons of Jacob. Until then, it didn't even occur to me to do this. Well it took three more segments to accomplish that task, but I hope you'll agree that it was well worth the trouble. A whole new "twist" to Genesis has opened up.
In order to understand the Zodiac column in the new Chart 2 you'll need to study all four of the tutorials carefully. It should then be clear that there is no ambiguity in the mappings of tribes to signs. This is not to say that there are not other legitimate ancient formulas involving the constellations and the circuit of the sun. However, the Biblical conception is now unequivocal.
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