33. Constellation – Lyra, the harp

 

lyra1.JPGMythology

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.

 

Symbolism

– art, music;

– success.

Stars of Lyra

The most important stars from Lyra, in the order of magnitude are: Wega (Vega), Sheliak and Jugum.

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33.1 Wega – 150 Capricorn 29′

 

Wega (Vega) is the brightest star from Lyra and one of the brightest star on the sky.

Magnitude: 0,03

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 150 Capricorn 29′

Declination: 20N33’10”

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Libra to Pisces

Planetary nature: Venus/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Lyra

 

Symbolism:

– artistic talent, music;

– fame, success;

– refinement;

– grave, sober, outwardly pretentious people.

 

34. Constellation – Aquila, the Eagle

 

aquila.JPGMythology

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.

 

Symbolism

– 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.

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34.1 Altair – 10 Aquarius 55′

 

Altair is the brightest star in Aquila, located on the neck of the eagle.

Magnitude: 0,77

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 10 Aquarius 55′

Declination: 8N51’31”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Jupiter

Official name: Alpha Aquila

 

Symbolism:

– 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.