Fixed stars in Libra

22. Constellation – Coma Berenices, Berenice’s hair

Mythology

Coma Berenices owns the name of the Queen Berenice II of Egypt, wife of Ptolemy III Euergetes (246 – 221 BC), king of Alexandria.

She was waiting her husband to come from the Third Syrian War when promised to offer her hair to Aphrodite in order to assure the safety of the king. After the king returned, she cut her beautiful, long, blonde hair and placed it in the goddess’s temple. The hair disappeared from the altar, and some said Aphrodite was so moved by the sacrifice that took it and placed in the heaven.

The loved woman’s hair was the most sacred form of talisman as the hair represented the power of woman, her pride, her value.

Symbolism

– woman power, value, dignity;

– sacrifice.

Stars of Coma Berenices

Coma Berenices is a faint constellation and has only one named star: Diadem.

22.1 Diadem – 90 Libra 07′

Diadem is the brightest star from Coma Berenices.

Magnitude: 4,3

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 090 Libra 07′

Declination: 17N33’33”

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Coma Berenices

Symbolism:

– charm, popularity;

– baldness, blindness;

– feminine values, sacrifice for the loved one, feminine strength;

– people which don’t seek personal recognition, but work for others.

23. Constellation – Virgo, the virgin

Mythology

Virgo, the virgo, is the only female figure in the sky and has been associated with Virgin Mary and gods like Aphrodite, Ceres, Demeter, Ishtar or Isis.

Symbolism

– feminine qualities;

– material abundance.

Stars of Virgo

The most important stars from Virgo, in the order of magnitude are: Spica, Zavijava and Vindemiatrix.

23.1 Spica – 240 Libra 00′

Spica is the brightest star from Virgo, located on the ear of corn in maiden’s left hand.

Magnitude: 1,2

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 240 Libra 00′

Declination: 11S08′

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: Libra

Planetary nature: Venus/Mars

Official name: Alpha Virgo

Symbolism:

– honor, fame, wealth;

– scientists, painters, musicians, writers;

– unfortunate for marriage;

– fertility, gifts, skills to do something outstanding.

23.2 Vindemiatrix – 100 Libra 06′

Vindemiatrix is the third brightest star from Virgo, located in the arm of the virgin.

Magnitude: 3,0

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 100 Libra 06′

Declination: 11N14′

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Mercury

Official name: Epsilon Virgo

Symbolism:

– disgrace, stealing;

– widowers;

– mental concentration;

– to be a collector.

24. Constellation – Bootes, the herdsman

Mythology

Booteswas, in Greek mythology, a ploughman who drove the oxen into the constellation Ursa Major. Other myths associate Bootes with a herdsman, a hunter, Icarius or the inventor of the plow.

In Greek mythology it was the son of Zeus and Callista, a wood nymph.

Symbolism

– the transition from hunter civilisation to the cultivator and domesticator of animals;

– evolution, the civilisation process;

– agriculture.

Stars of Bootes

The most important stars from Bootes, in the order of magnitude are: Arcturus, Nekkar, Mirak and Alkalurops.

24.1 Arcturus – 220 Libra 24′

Arcturus is the brightest star Bootes, located on the knee of the herdsman, and the fourth brightest star on the sky.

In mythology it represents the guardian of the bear, being next to bear – constellations Ursa Major and Ursa Minor.

Magnitude: – 0,04

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 220 Libra 24′

Declination: 19N12’47”

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

Planetary nature: Jupiter/Mars

Official name: Alpha Bootes

Symbolism:

– agriculture;

– prosperity, honors, success;

– enterprising spirit, protection for those who embrace a new life style, a new way of doing something;

– stormy weather, quarrelsome people.

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