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by Jim Eshelman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Mirfak (alpha Persei) 7°21' Taurus
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Mirfak (alpha Persei) 7°21' Taurus

Ptolemy said that most of the stars in Perseus (including this one) resemble Jupiter and Saturn. Mirfak (sometimes called Algenib, a name otherwise reserved for Beta Pegasi) is in the midst of the Perseus Cluster. Its name means "elbow." Those with Sun conjunct Mirfak include Henri Rousseau, Arthur ...
by Jim Eshelman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Mirfak (alpha Persei) 7°21'
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Mirfak (alpha Persei) 7°21'

Ptolemy said that most of the stars in Perseus (including this one) resemble Jupiter and Saturn. Those with Sun conjunct Mirfak include Henri Rousseau, Arthur Conan Doyle, Harvey Milk, Jeffrey Dahmer, scientist Ferdinand Lindheimer, and Pope Marcellus II. WIthout digging deeper, I don't see a common...
by Jim Eshelman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Alcyone (eta Tauri) 5°15' Taurus
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Re: Alcyone (eta Tauri) 5°15' Taurus

Ptolemy said that the stars of the Pleiades are "like those of the moon and Jupiter."
by Jim Eshelman
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Alcyone (eta Tauri) 5°15' Taurus
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Alcyone (eta Tauri) 5°15' Taurus

Alcyone is the representative star at the heart of the Pleiades, and stands for them in general. It's on my local Zenith. The Pleiades are called "the Seven Sisters." Ebertin suggests reasonably that since Alcyone is the representative star in the midst of a nebular of seven visible and over 200 tot...
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: "Many Things"
Topic: There Really Is a Zodiac - Part I
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Re: There Really Is a Zodiac - Part I

Yeah, they were list jn the migration of the site. Id have to recreatectuem from scratch.

If I get time, I'll dig through all my cloud stirage nad see if there are extra copies I've misplaced.
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Vega (alpha Lyrae) 20°35' Sag
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Re: Vega (alpha Lyrae) 20°35' Sag

Conjunctions/oppositions only, or do you think squares have an effect? :D I'm even questioning oppositions; at least, I don't think I should try to derive meanings from observing observations unless a striking case presents itself. Others would allow squares. I've tended to say in the past that con...
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Altair (alpha Aquilae) 7°03' Cap
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Re: Altair (alpha Aquilae) 7°03' Cap

Ptolemy characterized all the stars of Aquila as of the nature of Mars and Jupiter.
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Vega (alpha Lyrae) 20°35' Sag
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Re: Vega (alpha Lyrae) 20°35' Sag

Ptolemy characterized all the stars in Lyra as like Venus and Mercury in character. I have always thought it had a distinct relationship to the fine arts.
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Sirius (alpha Canis Maioris) 19°21' Gem
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Re: Sirius (alpha Canis Maioris) 19°21' Gem

Ptolemy characterized Sirius as "like Jupiter and, to a less degree, Mars."
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Alphard (alpha Hydrae) 2°32' Leo
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Re: Alphard (alpha Hydrae) 2°32' Leo

Ptolemy characterized "the bright stars" in Hydra as "like Saturn and Venus."
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Algol (beta Persei) 1°26' Tau
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Re: Algol (beta Persei) 1°26' Tau

Ptolemy regarded all the stars in Perseus (except "the cluster in the hilt of the sword") as of the nature of Jupiter and Saturn. There is no other tradition, however, granting a Jupiter character to Algol, which, therefore, probably best characterized as a purely Saturn influence.
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Antares (alpha Scorpii) 15°01' Sco
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Re: Antares (alpha Scorpii) 15°01' Sco

Ptolemy considered Antares' nature to be "the same as Mars and, to some degree, Jupiter." It has seemed to me more likely a pure Mars influence - as much a quintessence of Scorpio as Regulus is of Leo (and it seems strange that Aldebaran would be only Mars-like while Antares is Mrs + Jupiter).
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Zubeneschamali (beta Librae) 24°38' Lib
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Re: Zubeneschamali (beta Librae) 24°38' Lib

Ptolemy regarded the nature of this "northern claw" (the northern pan of the scales) as being "the same as... Saturn and, to a less degree, Mars."

While the Saturn characterization is suitable for Libra, the Mars influence is contrary to Libra's general nature,
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Zubenelgenubi (alpha Librae) 20°21' Lib
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Re: Zubenelgenubi (alpha Librae) 20°21' Lib

Ptolemy regarded the nature of this "southern claw" (the southern pan of the scales) as being "the same as... Saturn and, to a less degree, Mars." While the Saturn characterization is suitable for Libra, and this star is at Saturn's exaltation degree, the Mars influence is contrary to Libra's genera...
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Spica (alpha Virginis) 29°06' Vir
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Re: Spica (alpha Virginis) 29°06' Vir

Ptolemy considered Spica's influence "like that of Venus and, in a less degree, that of Mars." A Venus influence is contrary to the nature of Virgo, and, if true, challenges my theory that first magnitude stars primarily signify a great intensification of the nature of the constellation. We need to ...
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Denebola (beta Leonis) 27°53' Leo
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Re: Denebola (beta Leonis) 27°53' Leo

Ptolemy considered "the bright star in the tail" (Denebola) as "the same as Saturn and Venus."
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Regulus (alpha Leonis) 5°06' Leo
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Re: Regulus (alpha Leonis) 5°06' Leo

Ptolemy characterized Regulus, "the bright star upon the heart," as "the same as Mars and Jupiter."
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Pollux (beta Geminorum) 28°29' Gem
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Re: Pollux (beta Geminorum) 28°29' Gem

Ptolemy characterized Pollux as like Mars (and also called it Hercules).
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Castor (alpha Geminorum) 25°30' Gem
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Re: Castor (alpha Geminorum) 25°30' Gem

Ptolemy characterized Castor as like Mercury.
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Aldebaran (alpha Tauri) 15°03' Tau
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Re: Aldebaran (alpha Tauri) 15°03' Tau

Ptolemy said Aldebaran is like Mars. This is easily thought because of its color, though I'm not convinced it is correct astrologically.

He knew it as Lampadias, "the Torch."
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Sidereal Lunar Returns
Topic: My SLR
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My SLR 6/24/19

My new SLR occurred this morning at 4:21 AM PDT. It leans positive (which is quite useful since I'm not in the partile phase of Saturn's last square to my Sun). I'm not happy that there is a partile mundane Moon-Saturn square which is probably a valid factor - I guess we'll have the chance to find o...
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:38 am
Forum: "Many Things"
Topic: Wisdom in astrology
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Re: Wisdom in astrology

I'm sure he was. Rudhyar (whom I met only once) thought the whole way of thinking about astrology that valued technical precision and empirical assessment was what was most wrong with astrology, a prime example of how astrology had been "so greatly abused and so greatly misused." That doesn't change...
by Jim Eshelman
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: My working star list
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My working star list

Algol (b Perseus) Var / 1°26' Taurus https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3283 https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=24 Alcyone (h Taurus) 3.0 / 5°15' Taurus https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=3304 Mirfak (a Perseus) 1.9 / 7°21' Taurus https://www.solunars.com/viewtopic.p...
by Jim Eshelman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Regulus (alpha Leonis) 5°06' Leo
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Phecda (gamma Ursa Maioris) 5°43' Leo

Harvesting Ebertin... One of the problems with fixed stars is that they can overlap, appear at the same longitude. This 2nd magnitude star is surely not as significant as Regulus, yet it falls at 5°43' Leo, in nearly the same place, and has a different character. It is the thigh of the Great Bear. ...
by Jim Eshelman
Sun Jun 23, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Fixed Stars
Topic: Denebola (beta Leonis) 27°53' Leo
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Denebola (beta Leonis) 27°53' Leo

Harvesting Ebertin... Denebola, "The Lion's Tail," is at 27°53' Leo. Ebertin says it "has a Uranus nature and it is supposed that in mundane horoscopes, major catastrophes are triggered off by it. ...Either preferment or fall are credited to this fixed star. Found in the Ascendant and especially if...