5. Constellation – Cassiopeia, the Queen

 

cassiopeia1.JPGMythology

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

She and her daughter were more beautiful than the Nereids, and she was punished for her vanity to be chained to her throne and set in the sky to orbit around the Pole for eternity.

 

Symbolism

– the powerless position of women;

– beauty spoiled by vanity;

Stars of Cassiopeia

The most important stars from Cassiopeia, in the order of magnitude are: Schedar, Caph, Tsih, Ruchbah and Marfak.

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5.1 Schedar – 70 Taurus 58′

 

Schedar (Shedir) is the brightest star from Cassiopeia, located in the left breast of the constellation – queen.

Magnitude: 2,5

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 70 Taurus 58′

Declination: 56N30’33”

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Venus

Official name: Alpha Cassiopeia

 

Symbolism:

– sorrows in love, demonic power, ;

– too much good living can lead to problems;

– ability to command respect, wisdom, intuition, archetype of the queen.

 

6. Constellation – Cetus, the whale

 

cetus1.JPGMythology

Cetus is a sea monster who was sent to kill Andromeda, but was slain by Perseus who saved Andromeda from Poseidon’s anger.

Christians associated him with the whale that swallowed Jonah, Aratus named him “the hateful monster Cetus”, in earlier times was associated with the Mesopotamian monster Tiamat.

 

Symbolism

– sea, fishermen;

– illness, ill fortune, danger from beasts.

Stars of Cetus

The most important stars from Cetus, in the order of magnitude are: Menkar, Deneb Kaitos, Baten el Kaitos, Deneb Kaitos Schemali and Mira.

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6.1 Menkar – 140 Taurus 29′

 

Menkar is the second brightest star from Cetus, located on the nose of the whale. It was the brightest star from Cetus until the 19th century, when Deneb Kaitos took her place.

Magnitude: 2,8

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 140 Taurus 29′

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

Declination: 4N4’15”

Planetary nature: Saturn

Official name: Alpha Cetus

 

Symbolism:

– sea, fishermen;

– illness, ill fortune, danger from beasts;

– throat problems;

– link with the collective unconscious which can erupt through the individual;

– disgrace, ruin, unjustified enmities.

7. Constellation – Perseus, the prince