Beyond the Veil: the Pleiades and the Power of Grief

“Canst thou bind the sweet influences of the Pleiades…?”

It’s a curious question posed to Job in his eponymous Book of the Old Testament. Especially after the last few years, Job is a relatable character: he’s a respected citizen, a devoutly pious man, a caring father, and a hardworking businessman. Yet Job’s story is not a happy one. Over the course of the book, Job sees his livestock stolen, his fields burned, his entire household murdered before he himself is beset with terrible illness. Even when his friends advise him to abandon hope…