To translate generally means to carry across. If you try to do this with meaning, it may become interpretative and insightful.
Throughout history the head has been seen as needing to be protected. Hats, chapeaux, yamaka, full head masks, or crowns, all preserve the psychic energy that resides in our minds. Today we mostly think of the weather or fashion as the need for coverings. Our early ancestors usually chose symbolism to translate the metaphysical powers. The reminder and reality to protect our emotional foibles is where head coverings come in.
The chapeau translates to circle or wreath of skin. To tip the chapeau is offering kudos, respect, to acknowledge a job well done. And of course, we mostly always cover our feet.
The circle of the zodiac starts with Aries, the head, and closes with Pisces, the feet. The sole of the foot and the soul of our beings are intertwined. Were Dorothy’s red shoes her passion, the color red, to discover her soul?
Glinda’s crown displayed her reaching for the stars.
Our connection to the earth and the cosmos are displayed through the ouroboros of the beginning and endings. The top of the head has a soft spot when we are born to demonstrate the connection to the invisible. Over time it hardens as a kind of covering. We need to somehow open this entrance into our psyche to examine and be free of fears. But, have a hat handy to cover and protect.
Psychic Astrologer Mary Michele Rutherford
Mystical Intelligence - Madam Blavatsky