reconnecting to the stars
The idea of "reconnecting to the stars" can have different meanings for different people, but in my case, I wanted to regain a sense of perspective and wonder about the stars and the old historical studies in the Arab world. I wanted people to look up at the stars and be reminded of how vast and mysterious the universe is, which can help us appreciate the beauty and complexity of the world we live in. This can give us a sense of awe and wonder, which can be a powerful source of inspiration and motivation. Throughout history, the stars have played an important role in mythology, religion, and storytelling for many cultures. Reconnecting to the stars can be a way to connect with our ancestors and tap into a sense of collective history and identity.
The people of Qatar and the Arabian Peninsula have always closely followed the Suhail star to determine the beginning and end of the summer season, by dividing the star into four parts. It is the second brightest star in the constellation and one of the brightest stars in the sky. The S'hail star also has significant historical and cultural importance because since ancient times, the Arabs have felt good upon its appearance, as it coincides with the change in weather conditions along with the beginning of the southern retreat of the low season and the start of strong winds called "Habayeb Suhail".
This is a map showing the ancient constellation of Argo by the late Persian astronomer Abd al-Rahman al-Sufi before it was split into three constellations in modern times. Suhail, the second brightest star in the constellation, is encircled in the map and located at one of the "oars" of the ship. Suhail is also one of the brighter stars in the sky.