the publius enigma

THE ZODIAC IN THE DIVISION BELL

The Division Bell could be interpretated as the DIVISION BELT.

The Zodiac is the Great Division Belt (or the Ragged Band) in the Sky.
The Booklet contains 12 double pages. The Zodiac is divided into 12 segments (signs) of 30° each.

Four main standpoints form a CROSS in the Zodiac: The Solstices and the Equinoxes.

This Cross can be found between the two faces of the cover page. It looks like an upside-down SWORD.

This Sword is also a reference to the Cross of Saint-Peter, founder of the Roman Church.

FRONT COVER TAURUS - ORION or GEMINI (Twin Faces)
Cluster One CANCER (Summer Solstice)
What Do You Want From Me LEO
Poles Apart VIRGO
MAROONED LIBRA or SCORPIO (Autumn Equinox)
A Great Day For Freedom SCORPIO
Wearing the Inside Out SAGITTARIUS
Take It Back CAPRICORN (Winter Solstice)
Coming Back To Life AQUARIUS
Keep Talking PISCES OR GEMINI
Lost For Words ARIES
High Hopes PISCES OR AQUARIUS
BACK COVER PISCES?
Back CD Case CAPRICORN (Winter Solstice)

FRONT COVER
TAURUS (ruled by Venus, element EARTH).

A possible reference to the constellation of ORION (belt, target).

STEEL EYE => ESTELLA? (STAR). BULLS-EYE = Aldebaran?

CLUSTER ONE
White Domes > Greek DOMOS, Lat. DOMUS = HOUSE.
Astronomy, Cluster as ORIGIN.

WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME
Lyrics is arranged in RAYS. the Disco Ball shows images of Polly Samson.

This name derives from the Hebrew Shamash, the Sun. Page number Five.

Leo is the fifth sign of the Zodiac.

POLES APART
A box of Gold. Virgo was once considered the GOLDEN AGE.

Virgo is opposed to the sign of PISCES.

Virgo = Mary, Pisces = Jesus Christ. Chrustos = Gold, golden.

MAROONED
The OMEGA shaped  motif on the sand looks like the glyph of Libra.

A GREAT DAY FOR FREEDOM
Scorpio = October-November (8+9 = 17 = 8).

Sexual meaning of the daisy chain. antagonistic "Paper Faces".

Main Star of Scorpio is ANTARES.

WEARING THE INSIDE OUT
EYE, DOOR, SCREEN > teaching, speculate (cf. Lat. Specula). Tele-vision: to SEEING FAR.

Sagittarius is concerned about travel, far away countries, religion, philosophy and spiritual teaching.

TAKE IT BACK
Winter Solstice. Bare tree. Balloons (Follis). Carnival. Absence of Life.

COMING BACK TO LIFE
Aquarius. Air sign. Mouth to mouth = blowing AIR. image taken at Durdle Door. Air+Waves.

The glyph of Aquarius is representing a DOUBLE WAVE.

KEEP TALKING
12 blue Monkeys. GEMINI is concerned by COMMUNICATION and SPEECH.

Gemini are usually very talkative.

LOST FOR WORDS
ARIES. Fighting (Boxing gloves)

HIGH HOPES

PISCES. The Dark Wing looks like theconstellation of PISCES.

This sign is known for his tendency to dream and elaborate complex fantaisies.

But is could also refer to Ely Cathedral's DARK AISLE, that is the North WING of the transept.

BACK COVER
PISCES. A Circle (Pi) and three flags looking like inverted Cs. Ergo Pi-Cs.