Hath in the Ram his halfe cours y-ronne,
Aries, the ram, is the first sign of the zodiac, from 12th March to the 11th April.
Chaucer tells us that he has run half his course, which would actually put the date in late March (the 25th). There has been A LOT of ink spilt about this, and some fairly ridiculous theories, and it’s best to just see it as slightly sloppy astrology from Chaucer. If he’d finished and published The Canterbury Tales he’d probably have sorted it out.
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