BaSotho's relationship with the #cosmos if of stellar proportions, literally. They have practically lived in the #celestial environment if you listen to them (SeSotho). They speak of things an eye does not see, narrate events unheard of and this is what ties them to the #dogon.💫
They have studied the #solarsystem, patterns and meanings and this is woven into SeSotho. When a MoSotho says "Ketla ho fapanya le pula" or "Ketla ho bontsha Tosa le madinyane a yona(Jupiter and and it's little moons)" you better stop whatever that it is you're doing, redzone!
They follow stars and #constellations to guide their lunar cycle activities. Selemela is Usar Major/Minor and it's arrival means ploughing must start, Ho Lema is farming. Molalatladi, a place where lighting lies is the Milky Lane and they believe it is related to the rainbow🌈
They have also named their ker stars. Sefalabohoho, Tsosamasiu, Makgakga is the Sirius Star B humans don't see at all, Mphatlalatsane ke naledi ya meso, The Morning Star. Ho phatlalatsa is to scatter, a star that disperses the dark to make way for the rising sun..☀️🤔⚡️🔥🔥
By the way if you want to know how you personally relate with the stars, the celestial bodies etc get in touch with Thabisa at Ky-Astro, T the Astro Tactician..🤓💫🌞

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