5. Constellation – Cassiopeia, the Queen
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.
– 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.
Schedar (Shedir) is the brightest star from Cassiopeia, located in the left breast of the constellation – queen.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 70 Taurus 58′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Aquarius to Taurus
Planetary nature: Saturn/Venus
Official name: Alpha Cassiopeia
– sorrows in love, demonic power, ;
– too much good living can lead to problems;
– ability to command respect, wisdom, intuition, archetype of the queen.
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.
– 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.
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.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 140 Taurus 29′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Taurus to Gemini
Planetary nature: Saturn
Official name: Alpha Cetus
– 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