Fixed stars in Scorpio

25. Constellation – Crux, the cross

Mythology

Crux, the cross, is a constellation which originally was part of Centaurus. It has similar association with Bungula, a star from Centaurus. In 1679, Augustin Royer, a french astronomer, officially named Crux as a separate constellation from Centaurus.

Symbolism

– religious issues, morality;

– sacrifice, resilience, control of the basic individual instincts for the sake of collective benefit;

– incurable injury, but outstanding talent.

Stars of Crux

The most important stars from Crux, in the order of magnitude are: Acrux and Mimosa.

25.1 Acrux – 120 Scorpio 02′

Acrux is the brightest star from Crux, located at the bottom of the cross.

Magnitude: 0,76

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 120 Scorpio 02′

Declination: 63S04’24”

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

Planetary nature: Venus/Jupiter

Official name: Alpha Crux

Symbolism:

– intuition, occult studies, inventive mind;

– astrology;

– sadism;

– a person who seeks practical results, material outcome.

26. Constellation – Corona Borealis, the northern crown

Mythology

Corona Borealis represents the wedding garland of flowers given to Ariadne by Venus to celebrate her marriage to Dionysus.

Christians saw it as the Crown of Thorns worn by Christ.

In many cultures it was seen as a crown, a garland of flowers, a woman’s headpiece.

Symbolism

– woman power, value, dignity;

– a gift, a chance, advancement.

Stars of Corona Borealis

Coma Borealis is a faint constellation and has only one named star: Alphecca.

26.1 Alphecca – 120┬áScorpio 26′

Alphecca is the brightest star from Corona Borealis.

Magnitude: 2,3

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 120 Scorpio 26′

Declination: 26N44’11”

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

Planetary nature: Venus/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Corona Borealis

Symbolism:

– honor, artistic ability;

– healer, occult ability;

– achievements, advancement, feminine strength;

– betrayal in love.

27. Constellation – Libra, the scales

Mythology

Libra, the scales, is a constellation that originally represented the claws of the Scorpio. In Egypt’s mythology it represents the scales that measure the souls at the entrance in the underworld. It is a symbol for justice, objectivity and polarity.

Symbolism

– balance, measure, polarity;

– justice.

Stars of Libra

The most important stars from Libra, in the order of magnitude are: Zuben Elgenubi, Zuben Eschamali and Zuben Hakrabi.

27.1 Zuben Elgenubi – 150┬áScorpio 14′

Zuben Elgenubi is the brightest star from Libra, located on the southern scale of Libra.

Magnitude: 2,9

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 150 Scorpio 14′

Declination: 16S01’09”

Range of degrees with which can be in parans: Scorpio

Planetary nature: Saturn/Mars

Official name: Alpha Libra

Symbolism:

– disease, violence, revenge;

– social interest, groups;

– theft, betrayal, abuse;

– poisoning, drowning.

28. Constellation – Centaurus, the centaur

Mythology

Centaurus is a large constellation which makes part of a story about worship and devotion along with the constellations of Lupus the wolf and Ara the Altar. The Greeks thought that Centaurus hold Lupus in his hand and tried to make way to Ara, the Altar, to make a sacrifice.

It was identified with Chiron or Polos, famous centaurs in Greek mythology. It was accidentally wounded by Hercules with an arrow and he learned what pain is. He became a healer and renounced to his immortality in favour of the Titan Prometheus.

Symbolism

– religion, sacrifice, fraternity, altruism;

– healer, gifted teacher, associated with Chiron;

Stars of Centaurus

The most important stars from Centaurus, in the order of magnitude are: Rigil Kentaurus (Toliman), Hadar (Agena) and Chort.

28.1 Rigil Kentaurus (Toliman, Bungula) – 290┬áScorpio 46′

Rigil Kentaurus (Toliman) is the brightest star from Centaurus, located in the Centaur’s left foot.

Magnitude: – 0,3

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 290 Scorpio 46′

Declination: 60S46′

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

Planetary nature: Venus/Jupiter

Official name: Alpha Centaurus

Symbolism:

– friends, honor, morality;

– fatalistic attitude, problems with women, emotional difficulties;

– incurable injury, but outstanding talent.

28.2 Agena (Hadar) – 230 Scorpio 58′

Agena (Hadar) is the second brightest star from Centaurus, located in the Centaur’s foot. It is similar in nature with her sister star Bungula, but has a less intense effect.

Magnitude: 0,6

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 230 Scorpio 58′

Declination: 60S21’04”

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

Planetary nature: Venus/Jupiter

Official name: Beta Centaurus

Symbolism:

– friends, honor, morality, good health;

– fatalistic attitude, problems with women, emotional difficulties;

– incurable injury, but outstanding talent.

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