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Posts Tagged ‘fixed stars’

Procyon

Procyon

Ptolemy likens the star to Mercury, with a hint of Mars. Robson relates it to violent actions, disasters, danger of dog bites, and misfortunes in general. Ebertin talks of a hot temper-being hasty, jealous, and pig-headed-but does add that the individual will still be able to put together successful plans. Rigor, however, links Procyon to […]

Murzims

Murzims

Ptolemy links the stars of Canis Major to Jupiter and Mars. Robson, Ebertin, and Rigor do not refer to this star. Murzims was called The Announcer because it rose before Sirius. This star seems to embody the symbolism of the dog: just like a dog its nature is to announce, to make noise, to speak […]

Sirius

Sirius

Ptolemy states that Sirius is like Jupiter with a touch of Mars. Robson mentions fame and honor, as well as faithfulness and guardians. Ebertin agrees with Robson and adds that a person influenced by Sirius is in danger of pushing things forward too fast. Rigor agrees with Ebertin and adds that such a person loves […]

Canis Major

Canis Major

NOT FAR FROM THE STERN OF THE ARGO lie two dogs, a large one lying in the south, Canis Major, and a smaller dog, Canis Minor, sitting above it on the equator. These are the dogs of Orion, chasing a hare, Lepus, and harassing the mighty bull of Taurus. Aratus refers to Canis Major as […]

Arcturus

Arcturus

Ptolemy says that, because of its red color, Arcturus is like Mars and Jupiter. Robson claims it gives riches and honors, as well as prosperity through journeys.” Ebertin suggests it can make the native belligerent and quarrelsome and, at the same time, give the person a get-ahead enterprising spirit. Rigor agrees about the honor and […]

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