William John Meegan Your diagram of the Zodiac with the two trees I would consider positioned incorrectly. Instead the Tree would have gone between Cancer and Leo up between Aquarius and Capricorn. The second tree should be located between Aries and Taurus going up through Libra and Scorpio. The key to understanding this is to realize that Cancer and Leo represents the Moon and Sun respectively, which in turn symbolizes ego-consciousness and the unconscious mind. These two are columns outside of every Masonic Temple representing Jachin and Boaz. They represent the doors to the Temple, which leads to the Holy of Holies. However, this is the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Whereas the Tree of Life runs between Aries and Taurus because that is the location of the Garden of Eden. This become all to obvious when you realize that the twelve signs are pair off into six sets.
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