Fixed stars in Taurus

4. Constellation – Aries, the ram

Mythology

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.

Symbolism

– creativity, pioneering;

– intemperance, violence.

Stars of Aries

The most important stars from Aries, in the order of magnitude are: Hamal, Sharatan and Mesarthim.

4.1 Hamal (Head of the sheep) – 70 Taurus 50′

Hamal is the brightest star from Aries, located in the head of the ram.

Magnitude: 2,2

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 70 Taurus 50′

Declination: 23N26’18”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Saturn

Official name: Alpha Aries

Symbolism:

– violence, brutality, premeditated crime, danger;

– independence;

– head injuries;

– healing skills.

5. Constellation – Cassiopeia, the Queen

Mythology

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.

Symbolism

– 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.

5.1 Schedar – 70 Taurus 58′

Schedar (Shedir) is the brightest star from Cassiopeia, located in the left breast of the constellation – queen.

Magnitude: 2,5

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 70 Taurus 58′

Declination: 56N30’33”

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Venus

Official name: Alpha Cassiopeia

Symbolism:

– sorrows in love, demonic power, ;

– too much good living can lead to problems;

– ability to command respect, wisdom, intuition, archetype of the queen.

6. Constellation – Cetus, the whale

Mythology

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.

Symbolism

– 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.

6.1 Menkar – 140 Taurus 29′

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.

Magnitude: 2,8

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 140 Taurus 29′

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

Declination: 4N4’15”

Planetary nature: Saturn

Official name: Alpha Cetus

Symbolism:

– 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

Mythology

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.

Symbolism

– courage, ambition;

– bravery;

– military skills.

Stars of Perseus

The most important stars from Perseus, in the order of magnitude are: Mirfak (Algenib), Algol and Capulus.

7.1 Mirfak – 20 Gemeni 15′

Mirfak is the brightest star from Perseus, located in the chest of Perseus.

Magnitude: 1,9

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 20 Gemeni 15′

Declination: 49N50’25”

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

Planetary nature: Jupiter/Saturn

Official name: Alpha Perseus

Symbolism:

– bold, adventurous, tendency to lie;

– great meteorological events;

– courage, strength.

7.2 Algol – 260 Taurus 20′

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′

Declination: 40N56’02”

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Mars

Official name: Beta Perseus

Symbolism:

– hangings, loss of head;

– violence;

– the demonic face of the feminine;

– passion, anger, sexual energy.

7.3 Capulus – 240 Taurus 22′

Capulus is a cluster of stars from Perseus, located in the sword of the hero.

Magnitude: 4,4

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 240 Taurus 22′

Declination: 57N07’14”

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

Planetary nature: Mars/Mercury

Official name: Capulus Perseus

Symbolism:

– blindness;

– strong feelings, passion;

– violence, ruthlessness, destructive action.

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