March's common idiom, "in like a lion, out like a lamb," refers to the change in weather that occurs over the course of the month. It's a phrase associated with the Farmers Almanac and weather reporters alike. Charting seasons was traditionally part of astrology in early civilizations, such as Babylonia. They certainly would have observed that March (or whatever they would have called it) contains the Spring Equinox, when the sun is directly over the equator and daylight and nighttime are nearly equal. This is a significant astrological observation, spurring spring festivals and the building of temples aligning with the stars on this day, the world over. Now, the stars may not directly effect our weather patterns, but 1 star certainly does (Heey, Sun!). And this is what drew my attention to the constellation and zodiac sign, Leo. How did it get it's name? It must be the shape the stars configure, right? Well, as illustrated above, the shape is a stick figure. And, if you ask me, it doesn't screeeam LION. In trying to understand how the Babylonians looked at that cluster of stars, traveling through space in sync with one-another, and saying, "Oh yeah, that totally looks like a lion," one must understand their customs, their symbolisms, and, of course, the prevalence of lions at that time. Instead, lets just infuse that night sky with our own customs and recognizable figures. To me, it looks a little like a horse with no legs. We're dealing with stick figures, box-like figures at best, so, really, it looks like a Trojan Horse with no legs. The problem with that analogy is I've never seen a Trojan Horse, I'm really just borrowing a legend from another time and era. Instead, let's update it to the last century. It looks like an All Terrain Armored Transport (AT-AT) Walker from the original Star Wars trilogy... with no legs... and a pointed, triangle tail.... Regardless, new names and new mythologies for a new era, I say! What are the legends of our time? Mostly movies. Let's update the idiom, as well. "In like an AT-AT Walker, out like a lamb."