32. Constellation – Sagittarius, the archer

 

sagittarius_1.JPGMythology

Sagittarius, the archer, is a constellation that represents a centaur, similar with Centaurus, the second constellation of this type. In the case of Sagittarius it represents a war-like centaurus, which is said to be placed in the heaven by Chiron to guide the Argonauts in their expedition to Colchis.

Symbolism

– fight, strength;

– guidance.

Stars of Sagittarius

 

The most important stars from Sagittarius, in the order of magnitude are: Rukbat, Arkab, Al Nasl (Nushaba), Kaus Meridionalis, Kaus Australis, Ascella, Kaus Borealis and Facies.

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32.1 Rukbat – 150 Capricorn 56′

 

Rukbat is the brightest star from Capricorn, located in the feet of the centaur.

Magnitude: 4,1

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 150 Capricorn 56′

Declination: 40S37’32”

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

Planetary nature: Jupiter/Saturn

Official name: Alpha Sagittarius

 

Symbolism:

– steadiness, consistency;

– strength;

– long term goals.

 

32.2 Facies – 80 Capricorn 26′

 

Facies is a nebula from Capricorn, located in the head of the centaur.

Magnitude: 5,9

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 80 Capricorn 26′

Declination: 23S55’38”

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: Capricorn

Planetary nature: Sun/Mars

Official name: M22 Sagittarius

 

Symbolism:

– blindness, violence, ruthless;

– leadership;

– focused action, combative energies;

– sickness, accidents.