Fixed stars in Taurus
4. Constellation – Aries, the ram
Aries, the ram, is the constellation which was placed at the vernal equinox when the horoscopic astrology began, around 300 BCE. It was the time of Hellenistic astrology when the tropical and sidereal zodiac where almost the same, when the zodiac based on seasons, with the beginning at the spring equinox (0 Aries), was the same with the zodiac based on the position of fixed stars.
Now, due to the precession of the equinoxes, the fixed stars of Aries are in fact at the beginning of zodiacal sign of Pisces.
In mythology, the hero Phrixus fled from his stepmother Mo on the back of a ram. He escaped and sacrificed the ram as a tribute to Zeus.
– creativity, pioneering;
– intemperance, violence.
Stars of Aries
The most important stars from Aries, in the order of magnitude are: Hamal, Sharatan and Mesarthim.
Hamal is the brightest star from Aries, located in the head of the ram.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 70 Taurus 50′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Capricorn to Taurus
Planetary nature: Mars/Saturn
Official name: Alpha Aries
– violence, brutality, premeditated crime, danger;
– head injuries;
– healing skills.
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
Perseus, the prince, is a member of the royal family which consists in Cepheus the king, Cassiopeia the queen, Andromeda the princess daughter and Perseus the prince. Perseus was a hero who saved Andromeda from death and killed the gorgon Medusa and the sea monster Cetus.
– courage, ambition;
– military skills.
Stars of Perseus
The most important stars from Perseus, in the order of magnitude are: Mirfak (Algenib), Algol and Capulus.
Mirfak is the brightest star from Perseus, located in the chest of Perseus.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 20 Gemeni 15′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Aquarius to Cancer
Planetary nature: Jupiter/Saturn
Official name: Alpha Perseus
– bold, adventurous, tendency to lie;
– great meteorological events;
– courage, strength.
Algol is the beta star from Perseus, located in the head of Medusa. It is considered the most malefic star in the heavens. In Talmudic law it was associated with Lilith.
Magnitude: 2,0 var.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 260 Taurus 20′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Aries to Gemini
Planetary nature: Saturn/Mars
Official name: Beta Perseus
– hangings, loss of head;
– the demonic face of the feminine;
– passion, anger, sexual energy.
Capulus is a cluster of stars from Perseus, located in the sword of the hero.
Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 240 Taurus 22′
Range of degrees with which can be in parans: from Aquarius to Gemini
Planetary nature: Mars/Mercury
Official name: Capulus Perseus
– strong feelings, passion;
– violence, ruthlessness, destructive action.