Fixed stars in Gemini

8. Constellation – Taurus, the bull

Mythology

Taurus, the bull, is the constellation which was placed at the vernal equinox between 4000 BCE and 1700 BCE, a period when the symbol of the bull was very powerful in many cultures.

In Greek mythology Zeus took the form of a bull to seduce Europa, while in the Mesopotamian Epic of Ghilgamesh, Ishtar (Venus) sends Taurus to kill Ghilgamesh.

Symbolism

– strength, stamina;

– courage, violence.

Stars of Taurus

The most important stars from Taurus are Aldebaran, the brightest from Hyades, El Nath, stars from Pleiades and stars from Hyades.

8.1 Aldebaran – 90 Gemini 57′

Aldebaran is the brightest star from Taurus, located in the asterism named Hyades, in the left eye of the bull. It is a royal star.

Magnitude: 0,85

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 90 Gemini 57′

Declination: 16N29’53”

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

Planetary nature: Mars

Official name: Alpha Taurus

Symbolism:

– high honors associated with dangers, wealth;

– great career if the person pass the test of integrity;

– courage, integrity;

– military career, war, fierceness;

– abnormal sexual inclinations;

– violent death, danger.

8.2 El Nath (Alnath) – 220 Gemini 36′

El Nath is the second brightest star from Taurus, located in the northern horn of the bull. It is a one of the most benefic star from Taurus.

Magnitude: 1,8

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 220 Gemini 36′

Declination: 28N34′

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

Planetary nature: Mars

Official name: Beta Taurus

Symbolism:

– eminence, wit, intelligence;

– fortune;

– quarrels, dangers, enemies;

– attack, weapons.

8.3 The Pleiades, Alcyone- 00 Gemini 10′

The Pleiades is a cluster of seven stars with a great mythological background, placed in the shoulder of the bull. They represent the seven daughters of Atlas and Pleione who committed suicide because of their father everlasting punishment to support the world on his shoulders.

The most representative star is Alcyone and the other six are Maia, Electra, Merope, Taygete, Celaeno, Sterope.

Alcyone is the brightest star from Pleiades. The symbolism of Alcyone can be extended to the whole cluster of Pleiades.

Magnitude: 3,0

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 00 Gemini 10′

Declination: 24N05’17”

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

Planetary nature: Moon/Jupiter

Official name: Eta Taurus

Symbolism:

– blindness, injuries of the eye;

– immorality, disorder, homosexuality, perverted sexuality;

– luxury, overindulgence;

– feminine power;

– violent death;

– ambition, fast promotion, but also fast decay;

– mystical interest, inner knowledge.

9. Constellation – Orion, the hunter

Mythology

Orion, the hunter, was the major constellation for the Egyptians around 6000 BCE because it was rising just before the Sun, at the spring equinox, the beginning of the agricultural year. For Egyptians Orion was the god Osiris, and the Pharaohs came from him.

In Greek mythology Orion was a gigantic hunter, brave and handsome, who became the lover of Artemis, goddess of hunting. After he offended her, telling that he can kill any creature on the world, she conspired with a scorpion who killed Orion with his sting. Jupiter placed him in the heaven opposed to Scorpio constellation, so he can escape from his murderer.

The constellation is centered on the equator, being visible from all parts of the world.

Symbolism

– art, music;

– turbulent weather.

Stars of Orion

The most important stars from Orion, in the order of magnitude are: Betelgeuse, Rigel, Bellatrix, Mintaka, Alnilam, Saiph and Thabit.

9.1 Betelgeuse – 280 Gemini 55′

Betelgeuse is the alpha star from Orion, located in the right arm of the hunter.

Magnitude: 1,0 var.

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 280 Gemini 55′

Declination: 07N24’22”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Orion

Symbolism:

– rashness, danger, violence;

– great fortune, fame, success in military activities;

– leadership, self – confidence, strategic skills.

9.2 Rigel – 170 Gemini 01′

Rigel is the brightest star from Orion, even is the beta star, located in the left foot of the hunter.

Magnitude: 0,3

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 170 Gemini 01′

Declination: 08S12’21”

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

Planetary nature: Jupiter/Saturn

Official name: Beta Orion

Symbolism:

– fame, wealth;

– inventive and mechanical ability;

– ambition, military skills;

– education, school, wisdom, knowledge.

9.3 Bellatrix – 210 Gemini 38′

Bellatrix, the Female Warior, is the gamma star from Orion, located in the left arm of the hunter.

Magnitude: 1,7

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 210 Gemini 38′

Declination: 06S20’44”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Mercury

Official name: Gamma Orion

Symbolism:

– courage, boldness, ability to fight and to organize, military skills;

– honor, fame;

– accidents;

– particularly beneficial influence for women.

9.4 Alnilam – 230 Gemini 38′

Alnilam is the epsilon star from Orion, located in the belt of the hunter.

Magnitude: 1,8

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 230 Gemini 38′

Declination: 01S14’00”

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

Planetary nature: Jupiter/Saturn

Official name: Epsilon Orion

Symbolism:

– good intellect;

– honor, fame.

10. Constellation – Auriga, the Charioteer

Mythology

Auriga, the charioteer, is a constellation which is represented in different ways from a man holding a whip and reins to a man riding a chariot with a goat on his left shoulder. It is part of the northern group of constellations involved with horses along with Pegasus, the Winged Horse, Equuleus the Little Horse.

It has an asterism (a constellation within a constellation) of a she-goat nursing two kids, where is placed Capella, the brightest star of Auriga.

In mythology it often represents the Greek hero Erichthonius of Athens, the son of Hephaestus, the God who made his chariot. In Celtic mythology it was associated with Macha, the great Celtic horse goddess.

Symbolism

– nurture, support, protection;

– horses, agriculture;

– feminine values, twins, birth.

Stars of Auriga

The most important stars from Auriga, in the order of magnitude are: Capella, Menkalinan, El Nath, Maaz and Duo Haedi.

10.1 Capella – 220 Gemini 00′

Capella is the brightest star in Auriga, located in the body of the goat, represents the goat that the charioteer is carrying. In Roman mythology it represented the goat Amalthea that suckled Jupiter and whose horn, accidentally broken by Jupiter, was transformed into Cornucopia, the “horn of plenty”.

Magnitude: 0,08

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 220 Gemini 00′

Declination: 45N59’22”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Auriga

Symbolism:

– honors, wealth, public position, ambition;

– independence, freedom;

– love of learning, curiosity, interest in research;

– feminism, love, to nurture.

11. Constellation – Ursa Minor, the little bear

Mythology

Ursa Minor, the little bear, represents the son of the wood nymph, Callisto, in Greek mythology. She was raped by Zeus and turned into a bear by Hera, Zeus jealous wife. Arcas, son of Callisto, was a hunter and, shooting the bear, was almost to kill his mother. To avoid the tragedy, Zeus put both of them in the sky, Arcas, the minor bear, and Callisto the great bear.

Symbolism

– destruction, evil outcome;

– guidance.

Stars of Ursa Minor

The most important stars from Ursa Major, in the order of magnitude are: Polaris, Kochab, Pherkad Major, Pherkad Minor, Yidun and Farkadain.

11.1 Polaris – 280 Gemini 44′

Polaris is the brightest star from Ursa Minor, located in the tail of the bear. It is the current pole star.

Magnitude: 2,1

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 280 Gemini 44′

Declination: 89N14’14”

Planetary nature: Saturn/Venus

Official name: Alpha Ursa Minor

Symbolism:

– sickness, disgrace, loss;

– pioneering, guidance;

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