Fixed Stars in Astrology
33. Constellation – Lyra, the harp
Lyra, the harp, it represents the musical instrument given by Apollo to Orpheus. Initially lyra was invented by the infant god Mercury from a tortoise shell and offered as a gift to Apollo.
– art, music;
Stars of Lyra
The most important stars from Lyra, in the order of magnitude are: Wega (Vega), Sheliak and Jugum.
Wega (Vega) is the brightest star from Lyra and one of the brightest star on the sky.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 150 Capricorn 29′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Libra to Pisces
Planetary nature: Venus/Mercury
Official name: Alpha Lyra
– artistic talent, music;
– fame, success;
– grave, sober, outwardly pretentious people.
Aquila, the eagle, is a part of a group of three birds (the eagle – Aquila, the swan – Cygnus and Lyra) and the arrow – Sagitta.
In mythology it was the eagle that carried the thunderbolts of Zeus and was sent to kidnap Ganymede (the cupbearer of the constellation Aquarius), a handsome youth from whom Zeus fell in love.
– fire, lightning, thunderbolts;
– Romans custom was to release eagles at funerals because they will carry the souls to the land of immortals;
– it represents the sacrificial fire that allows a new beginning.
Stars of Aquila
The most important stars from Aquila, in the order of magnitude are: Altair, Alshain and Tarazed.
Altair is the brightest star in Aquila, located on the neck of the eagle.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 10 Aquarius 55′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Sagittarius to Aquarius
Planetary nature: Mars/Jupiter
Official name: Alpha Aquila
– success, courage, initiative;
– boldness, determination in what one want to achieve, but also risk, danger;
– willingness to explore new areas, penetrating mind;
– passion, beliefs, will, imagination.