“You cannot look up at the night sky on the Planet Earth and not wonder what it’s like to be up there amongst the stars. And I always look up at the moon and see it as the single most romantic place within the cosmos” - Tom Hanks
The poster of The Last Jedi shows a blood red background with what looks like the constellations of Orion and Scorpio behind Luke and Kylo respectively.
In Greek mythology, the Gods sent a scorpion to kill Orion for his hubris, and both Orion and the Scorpion were placed in the skies by the Gods.
The constellations of Orion and Scorpio are never seen in the sky at the same time. When
Scorpio climbs the eastern sky,
Orion disappears under the western horizon as if hiding from
However, every six months the roles get reversed. As Orion rises in the East, Scorpio scurries below
the western horizon, as if fleeing from the great hunter he killed who now
The two are destined to consciously interact, brought
together by higher forces, so that each one brings
a dramatic change to the other one.
Luke suffered a “death” of sorts when his jedi order was destroyed, and he went into exile, and is being pursued by Kylo. Could it have been due to some arrogance on Luke’s part in the past?
Does this also mean that the rumors of exploding huts is true, and we’re going to see Luke as the pursuer and Kylo as the pursued in Episode 8?
Where does Rey fit in all this? I believe that Rey (with the glowing lightsaber) represents Polaris, the star that never sets, and all the stars in the Northern sky appear to rotate around it. Polaris is also known by other names such as the Pole Star, Highest Peak
of the World Mountain, Lodestar, the Steering Star, the Ship Star and
Stella Maris (Star of the Sea) .
The ancient Greek referred to Polaris as Kynosoura, from which the word Cynosure is derived. Cynosure
means an object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration
or something that serves to guide.
This reinforces Rey’s role as the central character and hero of this adventure. She will also be the voice of reason and guide to both Kylo and Luke, helping a lost and fractured family find their way.