29. Constellation – Scorpio, the scorpion

 

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Scorpio, the scorpion, is a constellation that once contained the stars of Libra, as his claws. Now, because it lost his claws, Scorpio in his main part is not placed on the ecliptic, as is Ophiuchus, for example.

In Greek mythology, Scorpio killed Orion with his sting. They are placed in the heaven in opposition. The great Orion was so proud that he thought he was invincible, but a tiny creature like the scorpion succeeded to kill him.

Symbolism

– fight, strength, to see one’s vulnerability;

– resilience, perseverance.

Stars of Scorpio

 

The most important stars from Scorpio, in the order of magnitude are: Antares, Graffias, Isidis, Lesath, Acumen and Aculeus.

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29.1 Antares – 90 Sagittarius 56′

 

Antares is the brightest star from Scorpio, located in the heart of Scorpio. It is a royal star.

Magnitude: 1,0

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 090 Sagittarius 56′

Declination: 26S25’12”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Jupiter

Official name: Alpha Scorpio

 

Symbolism:

– destructiveness, evil, danger, violence, stubborn;

– military career;

– courage, ambition;

– success after difficult experiences, fame;

– to go to extremes;

– injuries to eyes.

 

29.2 Acumen – 280 Sagittarius 55′

 

Acumen and Aculeus are twin nebulas from Scorpio, located in the sting of Scorpio.

Magnitude: 3,2

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 280 Sagittarius 55′

Declination: 34S48′

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Moon

Official name: M7 Scorpio

 

Symbolism:

– dangers, a slow and long attack;

– illness, blindness, injuries to eyes.