Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Fixed Stars in Zodiac Sign Aquarius

This monthly wander among the Fixed Stars is drawing to a close. I did post on some of the Fixed Stars in zodiac sign Aquarius last year, in a different format from that used from Aries onward . Then I completely forgot to post on Fixed Stars in Pisces! So... I shall re-do Aquarius here, then finish up next month with Fixed Stars in zodiac sign Pisces, that'll complete a matching series. It's good to be neat and complete!

The previous Aquarius Fixed Stars post is HERE.

Fixed Stars within topical zodiac sign Aquarius. The data below comes from Astroweb (HERE), showing star positions in 1900 in the left-hand column and in 2000 on the right.

Astrological interpretations for some of those stars, if found to be tightly conjunct a natal personal planet, or important point, are available online. A good, all-encompassing website to investigate for this is
Constellation of Words.

Once again constellation and zodiac sign have to be blended. Some Fixed Stars in Aquarius form part of the constellation of Capricorn, and many forming part of constellation Aquarius now fall in zodiac sign Pisces.

My own nearest Fixed Star to natal Sun in Aquarius (27 January) is Bos. It lies on the head/face of the sea-goat, constellation of Capricorn, not marked on the illustration. Said to signify: Keen intellect, good for business, military, analysis. Fortunate; Saturn/ Venus. Business and military ? Not flippin' likely! The rest: I can but hope!

Interesting tid-bits:

Altair, now at 1+ degree of Aquarius, is in neither constellation Capricorn nor constellation Aquarius, but in constellation Aquila (The Eagle) on the eagle's neck.
Altair, by the way, was the name of one of four gorgeous Arabian horses in the famous chariot race in Ben Hur (the novel, and my all-time favourite film). The horses were named for Fixed Stars: Altair, Antares, Aldebaran and Rigel. All were known as fortunate. Altair (The Eagle), Antares (Heart of the Scorpion), Aldebaran (Bull's South Eye), Rigel (Orion's Foot). In the Ben Hur story Judah Ben-Hur meets an Arab sheikh who owns a magnificent stable of Arabian white horses. They go on to compete in a chariot race at the Circus of Antioch in Syria. The two main drivers being Judah Ben Hur and Messala, a Roman; they were boyhood friends who became enemies.

Deneb Algedi brightest star in constellation Capricorn, now at around 23 Aquarius marks the approximate position of the discovery of planet Neptune on September 23, 1846 by German astronomer Johann Galle. Neptune was back in roughly the same area between 2007 and 2009, after completing a circuit of the ecliptic.

Sadalsuud Brightest star in constellation Aquarius is found on the water bearer's left shoulder, now at around 23 Aquarius. Said to signify great fortune; astrology, the occult, government, business, psychic, visionary, originality; personal charm; temperance; aviation.
(See here)

Sadalsuud, whose name means 'Luckiest of the Lucky', is reputed to have been so named because of the weather conditions which accompanied its rising. Latin astrologers knew it by the title 'Fortuna Fortunarum', a clear indication of its benevolent nature. (See here)

I haven't yet been able to find any hint as to why Sadalsuud has connection to astrology.


mike said...

Gienah is conjunct my natal Jupiter, 10th house. Not much information about Gienah, mostly about Cygnus, the swan constellation. From Constellation of Words: "Cygnus gives a contemplative, dreamy, cultured and adaptable nature. The affections are ill regulated and unsteady, the talents develop late. There is some love of water and swimming and the arts."

From "Thrive on News, Spiritual Magazine":
"This thoughtful and dreamy but unsteady star seeks to release a gentle and harmonic energy into the natural world. Look to our relationship with the forests, the lakes and the birds… to our basic needs for survival and the human capacity to prepare for the future. Strength, intelligence and foresight are needed to ensure that we use our natural resources wisely and efficiently, so that every part of life can be a deeply significant and beautiful ritual. Only then can we spread our wings and fly. © Crystal Gaze"

Your solar return occurs about 1:30 AM, Wednesday morning. Some pleasant aspects...the harshest being Moon square Saturn, but that same Moon is trine Mercury-Pluto. The Jupiter conj N Node aspect is very benefic and rare to find in one's solar return. Some nice sextiles and semi-sextiles...and of course, the ubiquitous Uranus-Pluto square, which everyone has in their solar returns. Individuals born in the coming summer and fall months will be the first to have a wider separation between Uranus-Pluto, then Uranus retrogrades and will come within 3* square to Pluto in a year, then Uranus quickly goes out of square.

“I’m an only child, and therefore I gave birth to my parents, because if it weren’t for me, they wouldn’t even be parents.” Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

I hope you and anyjazz are staying-in for your birthday and not traveling. A cold front arrived about two hours ago. We'll have one of our coldest mornings tomorrow, about 34*, so I'm sure you are much colder.

Twilight said...

mike ~ Those are nice interpretations of Gienah/Cygnus - very nice for a constellation or fixed star. Pessimistic ancient astrologers usually managed to dredge up some additional dire warning or other to spoil the view. :-)

So my solar return is early hours then? I'd have thought it'd be more like around 9 am tomorrow (around 3pm GMT), but I suppose all the added years make a difference, it's not a simple anniversary. Thanks for taking a look for me - I'm not really into the idea of solar returns, but I'm glad to know it's not too dire a forecast.

We are thinking of taking a wee break out of town as a birthday treat, not tomorrow though, maybe nearer the weekend. I've had a fit of sinus/hay feverish unpleasantness for the past 2 days - though pollen is at low levels. It's not a cold, but feels like one. If it subsides in time we'll toddle of for a couple of days into Texas - not too far. Weather here is, at present, pretty decent for January. Low 50s daytime, rising by Saturday to mid to high 60s they say. Nights still very cold, but staying above freezing. You're probably now getting the colder snap we had here a few days ago.