Fixed stars in Virgo

17. Constellation – Leo, the lion

Mythology

Leo, the lion, is the constellation that represents in Greek mythology the lion of Nemea, killed by Hercules. He killed the lion with his bare hands and then wore its skin.

Symbolism

– strength, authority;

– eminence, royalty, luxury.

Stars of Leo

The most important stars from Leo, in the order of magnitude are: Regulus, Denebola, Algeiba and Zosma.

17.1 Regulus – 00 Virgo 03′

Regulus is the brightest star from Leo, located in the heart of the lion. It is located on the ecliptic and is a Royal star.

Magnitude: 1,3

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 00 Virgo 03′

Declination: 11N59’35”

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

Planetary nature: Jupiter/Mars

Official name: Alpha Leo

Symbolism:

– success, honors, nobility;

– violence, destructiveness;

– courage;

– leadership, great power, great ambition, to strive for success;

– good mind.

17.2 Denebola – 210 Virgo 48′

Denebola is the second brightest star from Leo, located in the tail of the lion.

Magnitude: 2,2

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 210 Virgo 48′

Declination: 14N36’10”

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Venus

Official name: Beta Leo

Symbolism:

– regrets, despair, criticism;

– self control, perseverance;

– catastrophes in mundane astrology;

– fame, nobility, rise to power;

– nonconformity.

17.3 Zosma – 110 Virgo 26′

Zosma is the fourth brightest star from Leo, located in the back of the lion.

Magnitude: 2,6

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 110 Virgo 26′

Declination: 20N33’10”

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

Planetary nature: Saturn/Venus

Official name: Delta Leo

Symbolism:

– melancholy, illness, unhappiness, suffering, depression;

– alert mind;

– danger from poison.

18. Constellation – Draco, the dragon

Mythology

Draco, the dragon, is a constellation associated in many cultures with a snake, dragon or serpent. The original constellation encompassed Ursa Major and Ursa Minor to symbolize a mythical creature, half bird and half snake, which appear in all mythologies.

Draco constellation is moving around the North Pole being a guardian of that sacred place which represent an entrance to immortality.

Symbolism

– to guard;

– solitude;

– sacred matters.

Stars of Draco

The most important stars from Draco, in the order of magnitude are: Thuban, Rastaban, Rastaben, Eltamin, Nodus Secundus, Giansar, Gennam, Dsiban and Al Athafar al Dhib.

18.1 Thuban – 70 Virgo 37′

Thuban is the brightest star from Draco, located in the tail of the dragon.

Magnitude: 3,6

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 70 Virgo 37′

Declination: 64N24’21”

Planetary nature: Saturn/Mars

Official name: Alpha Draco

Symbolism:

– mental ability;

– solitude;

– protection, to guard;

– dishonor, accidents;

– prospectors of gold and silver, money administrators, accountants;

19. Constellation – Crater, the cup

Mythology

Crater, the cup, is a constellation which belonged to a group named Hydra et Corvus et Crater, formed by Hydra which had a cup on her back and guarded it from the ever thirsty Corvus the Raven.

In Greek mythology Apollo sent the Crow to bring a cup of water, but he returned too late with a snake in the cup, telling that this was the cause of his delay. Apollo found that he lied and, angered, sent the Crow in the heaven with a cup guarded by the snake, in order to make him feel the pain of always be thirsty.

Crater represents the archetype of the Holy Cup, full with fertility, as the Holy Grail of Christian mythology, the cup used by Ishtar for Babylonians, the Lamp of Aladin, the well of Apollo etc.

Symbolism

– gifts, pleasures;

– the reward that comes after the trials;

– eminence, good fortune.

Stars of Crater

Crater is a faint constellation with no bright stars, but the alpha star is Alkes.

19.1 Alkes – 230 Virgo 44′

Alkes is the alpha star from Crater, located at the base of the cup.

Magnitude: 4,2

Projected Ecliptical Degrees: 230 Virgo 44′

Declination: 18S01’56”

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

Planetary nature: Venus/Mercury

Official name: Alpha Crater

Symbolism:

– mental abilities;

– kind, generous person;

– spiritual, mystical, religious qualities;

– fertility, gifts, honors.

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