Fixed stars in Cancer

12. Constellation – Canis Major, the dog

Mythology

Canis Majorand Canis Minor are the two dogs of Orion chasing a hare, Lepus, and the bull of Taurus. It represents a dog in a submissive position waiting for an order to sprint after Lepus, the hare.

Symbolism

– protection, the dog guarding home;

– a passage between two worlds, a guardian.

Stars of Canis Major

The most important stars from Canis Major, in the order of magnitude are: Sirius, Murzims, Wezen and Aludra.

12.1 Sirius – 140 Cancer 15′

Sirius is the brightest star in the sky, located in the mouth of the dog symbolized by the constellation Canis Major. It was the star after the Egyptians founded their calendar.

In mythology Sirius was identified as Orion’s dog or even the goddess Isis, wife of Osiris.

Magnitude: – 1,43

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 140 Cancer 15′

Declination: 16S42’25”

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

Planetary nature: Jupiter/Mars

Official name: Alpha Canis Major

Symbolism:

– fame, honors, success, love of power;

– sacrifice of the individual life for the community, success in public life may destroy personal life;

– dogs;

– fires, drought;

– individual action may have important collective effects, immortality.

12.2 Mirzam(Murzim) – 70 Cancer 21′

Mirzam it was called The Announcer because rose before Sirius. It has a similar nature with Sirius, but with a less powerful effect.

Magnitude: 2

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 70 Cancer 21′

Declination: 17S57’04”

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

Planetary nature: Venus

Official name: Beta Canis Major

Symbolism:

– to bring message;

– good qualities, faithful.

13. Constellation – Gemini, the twins

Mythology

Gemini, the twins, is the constellation which represents in mythology the concept of polarity, light and dark, two faces of the same issue. In the bible this archetype is represented by Cain and Abel, for Egyptians it was Horus, god of the evening, and Set, his evil brother.

In Greek mythology the constellation is associated with the twins Castor and Pollux, children of Leda. In the night when Leda married with Tyndareus, the king of Sparta, she was seduced by Zeus, disguised in a swan. As a result the twins were born, but Castor was the son of the king, while Pollux was the son of Zeus. Castor became a horseman, with skill in art, music, science, while Pollux was famous for his strength and ferocity.

Symbolism

– polarity, duality;

– courage, strength.

Stars of Gemini

The most important stars from Gemini, in the order of magnitude are: Castor, Pollux, Alhena, Wasat, Mebsuta and Tejat.

13.1 Castor – 200 Cancer 24′, Pollux – 230 Cancer 22′

Castor is the brightest star from Gemini, located in the head of northern twin, Pollux the second brightest star from Gemini, located in the head of the southern twin.

Magnitude: 1,6 – Castor, 1,16 – Pollux

Castor Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 200 Cancer 24′

Pollux Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 230 Cancer 22′

Declination: Castor – 31N53’52”, Pollux – 28N02’14”

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Cancer to Leo

Castor planetary nature: Mercury

Pollux planetary nature: Mars

Castor official name: Alpha Gemini

Pollux official name: Beta Gemini

Castor symbolism:

– sharp intellect;

– success in law and publishing;

– violence;

– the good part of a situation;

– skill with horses

Pollux symbolism:

violence, rashness;

– love of sport;

– the bad part of a situation;

13.2 Alhena – 90 Cancer 16′

Alhena is the third brightest star from Gemini, located in the left foot of the southern twin. Represents the heel of an inmortal one who touches the Earth.

Magnitude: 1,9

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 90 Cancer 16′

Declination: 16N27′

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

Planetary nature: Mercury/Venus

Official name: Gamma Gemini

Symbolism:

– artistic skills, creativity, imagination;

– injuries to the feet;

– science, diplomacy.

14. Constellation – Argo, the Ship

Mythology

Argo, the ship, is a constellation placed in the far south, divided in the last centuries into four separate constellations: Carina the Keel, Puppis the Stern, Vela the Sails and Pyxis the Compass.

In mythology it represented the ship with which we can go to the Far Away Places, inaccessible places, places at the edge of the world. For Christians it was the Noah’s Ark, for Greeks it was the mythical ship used by Jason and the Argonauts in his quest to find the Golden Fleece, for Hindus it was the ship used by Vishnu to escape from one of the great floods.

Symbolism

– exploration, adventure;

– wisdom, knowledge, secret knowledge;

– quest for new knowledge, experiences, places etc.

Stars of Argo

The most important stars from Argo, in the order of magnitude are: Canopus, Miaplacidus, Muhnithain and Al Suhail.

14.1 Canopus – 150 Cancer 00′

Canopus is the brightest star in Argo, located in the Keel, in the new constellation Carina. It is one of the greatest stars on the sky and derives his name from the pilot of the ship of the king Menelaus who died on his return from the Trojan war.

Being one of the brightest star on the sky, there are many cultures which associated mythical stories to Canopus, such as: the Arabs called it The Bright One and used it as a South Pole star, the Egyptians saw it as a ship which carried dead people to afterlife, the Indians named it a Death Star etc.

Magnitude: – 0,7

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 150 Cancer 00′

Declination: 57S07’14”

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Jupiter

Official name: Alpha Argo

Symbolism:

– love of travel, journeys;

– leadership, a pathfinder, new directions, wealth, fame;

– changes evil to good;

– it can destroy what he created.

15. Constellation – Canis Minor, the lesser dog

Mythology

Canis Minorand Canis Majorare the two dogs of Orion chasing a hare, Lepus, and the bull of Taurus. It rises before Canis Major and is Orion’s little dog, sometimes called The Puppy.

Symbolism

– messenger;

– guardian.

Stars of Canis Minor

The most important stars from Canis Minor, in the order of magnitude are Procyon (Antecanis) and Gomeisa.

15.1 Procyon – 250 Cancer 57′

Procyon (Antecanis) is the brightest star from the constellation Canis Minor, located in the back of the dog symbolised by the constellation Canis Minor.

In mythology Procyon was seen as Orion’s dog or Helen of Troy dog.

Magnitude: 0,4

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 250 Cancer 57′

Declination: 05N14’18”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Canis Minor

Symbolism:

– bite of a dog or wild animals, death by drowning;

– honors, wealth, military career;

– rash temper, energy, jealousy, quick rise and fall;

– has the nature of Sirius, but with a smaller power and with more quick and less stable effects.

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