1. Constellation – Cepheus, the king

 

cepheus.JPGMythology

Cepheus is a member of the royal family which consists in Cepheus the king of Aethiopia, Cassiopeia the queen, Andromeda the princess daughter and Perseus the prince.

Christians called him King Solomon, the Chaldeans saw him as son of Belos, other cultures also associate that place in the sky to the king archetype.

 

Symbolism

– wisdom, judgment;

– gravity, severe trials;

Stars of Cepheus

The most important stars from Cepheus, in the order of magnitude are: Alderamin, Alfirk and Errai.

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1.1 Alderamin – 120 Aries 57′

 

Alderamin is the brightest star from Cepheus, located on the right shoulder of the king.

Magnitude: 2,6

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 120 Aries 57′

Declination: 62N22’24”

Planetary nature: Saturn/Jupiter

Official name: Alpha Cepheus

 

Symbolism:

– wisdom, judgment;

– gravity, severe trials;

– hanging, decapitation, crucifixion, impalement;

– male qualities, gentle male domination.

 

2. Constellation – Andromeda, the Princess

 

andromeda.JPGMythology

Andromeda is a member of the royal family which consists in Cepheus the king, Cassiopeia the queen, Andromeda the princess daughter and Perseus the prince.

 

Symbolism

– Andromeda is a princess which needs to be rescued and then marry to live happy like in fairy tales;

– it may also mean a fertile virgin waiting for suitors;

– other myths describe Andromeda as a chained women or a women in a passive, weak position;

– Perseus is saving her or courting her from a powerful position, with his raised sword, showing courage, strength, virility.

Stars of Andromeda

The most important stars from Andromeda, in the order of magnitude are: Alpheratz, Mirach, Almach and Adhil.

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2.1 Alpheratz – 140 Aries 28′

 

Alpheratz is the brightest star in Andromeda, located in the neck of the constellation – princess. It seems more related with the constellation Pegasus, than with Andromeda.

Magnitude: 2,2

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 140 Aries 28′

Declination: 29N03’50”

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Sagittarius to Taurus

Planetary nature: Venus

Official name: Alpha Andromeda

 

Symbolism:

– popularity, independence, love for freedom, talent, strength;

– wealth, honor, love of life;

– it influences the planets giving them an impulse toward freedom, movement, motivation, love of independence.

 

2.2 Mirach – 00 Taurus 33′

 

Mirach is the second brightest star in Andromeda, located on the left hip of the constellation. It seems more be more related with the constellation Andromeda than it is Alpheratz.

Magnitude: 2,4

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 00 Taurus 33′

Declination: 35N35’38”

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Capricorn to Taurus

Planetary nature: Venus

Official name: Beta Andromeda

 

Symbolism:

– happiness in marriage, devotion, love, forgiveness;

– artistic ability, desire for perfection;

– secrets, stubbornness;

– fertility, receptivity, open to ideas, desire for harmony;

– beauty, art, loves home, family.