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50 Fixed Stars and their descriptions from Brady for study.

Fixed StarDescription
ACHERNAR Risk of rapid endings. The end of the great river Eridanus which empties near the Agro. This star has a strong effect in event charts indicating issues of fire and flood. On a personal note it seems to indicate an individual who will take many risks and i
ACRUX Focused on the physical world. The alpha star of Crux and located at the bottom of the cross. If we draw more on the symbolism of the Cross of Matter in astrology rather then the obvious Christian symbol, then this star can be linked to making things pr
ACULEUS Enduring attacks but success A nebula in the sting of the Scorpion which has a twin nebula named Acumen. Traditionally linked to blindness but because it has a twin, the issue is expressed as a polarity. Aculeus is one side of this polarity while Acumen
ACUMEN Enduring attacks which weaken. The twin nebula to Aculeus in the sting of the Scorpion. This is the same issue of attack as contained in Aculeus but being the more shadowy twin, the outcomes could be more difficult to handle.
AGENA The pain of learning A twin star to Toliman and connected to the sacrifices made on the pathway of learning and understanding. This star implies that the learning curve is steep, the frustration of and at times pain encountering knowledge.
ALCYONE Mystical but judgmental. The main star in the Pleiades and therefore by tradition linked to eyesight problems. However, the Pleiades was recognised by many ancient cultures well before the Greeks were connected to the dead and the judgement of the dead.
ALDEBARAN *** Success through integrity One of the Royal Stars of Persia, The Watcher of the East. Like the other three Royal Stars, Aldebaran promises great success as long as certain conditions are fulfilled. The issue for Aldebaran is one of integrity. If the indi
ALGOL--- Female passion and intensity. Considered the most evil star in the sky, this label is not supported by working with Algol in many charts. According to the Greeks, the star is the severed head of Medusa and is used by Perseus to save Andromeda, as well as
ALHENA To have a mission. Called the " Proudly Marching One" by the Arabs and linked to the concept of a mark placed on the one who is important, as in the biblical "Mark of Cain" or the Mortal Heel of Achilles. The one with a job to do, the person with a missi
ALPHECCA Fruitfulness A women's crown or a wedding garland. It is the crown of the celebration of life and fruitfulness rather than the male crown of victory and power. The joy of union and/or quiet achievement. The potential of fruitfulness and of being fertile.
ALPHERATZ Wanting freedom and movement. The head of Andromeda and the navel of Pegasus. This star is placed in the constellation Andromeda but nevertheless seems to draw greater symbolism from the concept of Pegasus. To strive for freedom and independence, to act
ALTAIR To explore, to be bold. The Greeks saw this constellation as Zeus in the form of an eagle carrying the youth Ganymedes to the heavens to be his cup bearer. The star indicates the strength or courage to go forward in life. To seize the moment, to act quick
ANTARES *** Success which can be obsessive One of the Royal Stars of Persia called "The Watcher of the West". Being a Royal Star it can bring great success but the possible cause of undoing is that the person goes to excess or become obsessive. Obsession leads to a
ARCTURUS A different approach The alpha star of Bootes, the hunter/gather turned cultivator. This star embodies the daring to strike out and take a new path. To try a new method. To go in a direction that has not been travelled before.
BELLATRIX ** Success through the Shadow. The beta star of Orion and the shadow twin to Betelgeuse. This is the left shoulder of the great god Osiris and was later renamed Orion by the Greeks. One of the great stars of the sky, Bellatrix is success through a long, and
BETELGEUSE *** Success which is not blocked. One of the great stars. This huge red star is in the right shoulder of Orion who was previously known to the Egyptians as the god, Osiris. This star is probably one of the most blessed and fortunate stars in the sky, for when
CANOPUS** The Path Finder The great navigator and pilot of the Argo, the one who guided the Egyptian boat of the Dead. This star is a beacon in the southern sky and thought by the ancients to symbolise the great path finder. Still used by NASA for navigational purp
CAPELLA Love of movement The brightest star of the Charioteer and considered by Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythology to be a goddess or the women who nursed Zeus in his infancy. This star can be thought of as a type of horse-goddess in the style of the great Celt
CAPULUS--- Male, sexual and/or aggressive The sword of Perseus and therefore representing the other type of weapon used by Perseus. The first being feminine - Algol - the second being his sword - Capulus. This star represents brute strength used in a forceful, foc
CASTOR To write or create. A twin to Pollux, both these stars struggle with the polarity of creative energy. Linked closely to writers, Castor is success or creativity which flows easily without pain and trauma.
DENEB ADIGE Strong will, strong temper. This constellation has always been a large bird but has gone through many different species in its history. The Greeks saw it as a form of Zeus in his guise as a Swan used in the seduction of Leda. But this constellation repr
DENEBOLA To go against society In the tail of the Nemean Lion. The lion symbolises the ancient goddess worship, for it was a grandchild of Gia whose mother was half woman and half snake. These worshippers were persecuted as the goddess gave way to the god. This
DIADEM To sacrifice oneself. The hair which was sacrificed by Berenice to ensure her husband's safe return from war. A women's sacrifice, quiet, gentle and very much at her own expense. To sacrifice yourself for others or for the large picture. The quiet actio
DUBHE Loving but forceful Care should be used when working with this star as it is circumpolar and either never rises for all southern latitudes or is of Curtailed Passage for all northern latitudes. The star is connected to the great Mother, all that is nurtu
FACIES --- Ruthlessness or the victim. The nebula in the face of the Archer. All nebulas are traditionally linked to the eyes and blindness, primarily because a test of good eyesight in the Roman army was to be able to see that a star was not one but a cluster. Th
FOMALHAUT *** Success through noble ideals One of the four Royal Stars of Persia, this is the Watcher of the South. Like the other three Royal Stars it promises success but only if the individual avoids the pitfalls presented by the star. This star is about ideals and
HAMAL To follow one's own path The head of the Ram. Often described as an evil star, in modern times we can think of this star as a statement of independence. For example, if linked to Mercury this may indicate the independent thinker; if linked to Mars it c
MENKAR --- A victim of the Unconscious This is the alpha star of Cetus the Whale but in all history this creature is more of a mythical beast rather than a great whale, more of a Loch Ness rather than a Humpback. The star is linked to the forces of the collective
MIRACH In harmony to be receptive This is the beta star of Andromeda. However, it does seem to embody the symbolism of Andromeda, the young woman who is harmonious, balanced and receptive. This star is strong in the charts of artists or any person who brings
MIRFAK Challenge-oriented. In the constellation Perseus, this is the young male warrior proud of his strength and his courage. It is the honorable fighter, the one who will accept the challenge. A desire for battle, a desire to compete.
MIRZAM To have one's say. This is the star that rises before Sirius in the northern hemisphere and was called by the Egyptians "The Announcer". Its energy seems to be about making a statement, of carrying a message. It can show someone who brings new ideas to t
PHACT To quest adventure. In modern times this star has been linked to the peaceful dove. However, it is placed on the top of the bow of the Argo thereby being the part of the ship which first touches the unknown, the uncharted seas. This is an adventurer char
POLARIS To show the way. Care should be used when working with this star as it is the current North Pole star and either will not rise for southern latitudes or is of Curtailed Passage for northern latitude births. Its symbolism is as a pointer, as a leader.
POLLUX The pain of creativity The twin star to Castor, Pollux represents the painful process of learning and discovering. The tormented artist, the person who sees or encounters the more difficult side of things. These difficulties can take the main focus, swamp
PROCYON Short lived opportunities Procyon is dulled by the brilliance of Sirius and this is expressed in its symbolism, for it is linked to the potential of rapid success which quickly fades. Any advantages or success should be developed quickly when this star
RAS ALHAGUE The desire to heal a wound. The head of the Serpent Holder, the doctor and healer of the heavens. Traditionally Ras Alhague is seen as an evil star because it is linked to a serpent and thus the feminine. However, a better understanding of this star is t
REGULUS Success if revenge is avoided. The heart of the Lion and known as The Watcher of the North. A Royal Star of Persia. This is one of the great stars in the sky and is linked to the Persian mythical king, Feridum. He was a prosperous king but lost his kingdo
RIGEL ** To bring knowledge to others. Orion's foot touching the river, Eridanus. The foot of the Pharoah which was the symbol for the giving of eduction, civilisation and protection. To be under such a foot was a blessing. Rigel is the educator, the one who br
RUKBAT Steadiness and strength. In the foot of the Archer, this star is not well defined but could be linked to either a steadiness and strength, drawing on the symbolism of the stance of the archer or it may be linked to education, drawing on the symbolism of
SCHEAT To be a thinker or intellect Traditionally seen as a very negative star, it seems to be predominant in the charts of famous, free-thinking people. Different ideas, fast thinking, daring to think or to do the impossible.
SCHEDIR The Queen, female power. Apart from the great fertility goddess of Virgo, the Greeks and Romans bound or chained all the other the women of the sky. Schedar represents the archetypal concept of the Queen and although she lost her power and was chained to
SIRIUS*** The mundane becoming sacred. The brightest star in the sky apart from our sun. Known to the Egyptians as "The Scorcher" or "The Shinning One", this star is one of the great stars and it has the ability to make the mundane sacred. To make the ordinary c
SPICA*** The potential for brilliance. One of the great stars of the sky, Spica is the wheat sheaf being held by the goddess of fertility, the thousand-named Isis or the Christian Mary. Spica represents the gift of this goddess. Once this gift used to be knowled
SUALOCIN Tantalising but naive. The alpha star of the Dolphin. This constellation has been known as the Dolphin or Sacred Fish for thousands of years. By Christian times it had also become the symbol of the fish of Christianity. This star seems to be the nature
THUBAN To protect or make a treasure. The great celestial dragon which guards the sacred pole of the northern sky. This star is linked to the mythology of the Dragon and is a symbol of one who guards or produces a treasure. The treasure may be material but it
TOLIMAN Learning, the lessons of life. Also known as Alpha Centaurus or Rigil Kentauris. This is the foot of the centaur. This centaur is most likely to be the great Chiron, as the centaur of Sagittarius is a warrior symbol. So in keeping with the symbolism of
VEGA Charismatic,magical. Whether we see this star as symbolising the charisma and magic of Orpheus' Lyre or as the sacred and charismatic Egyptian goddess Maat, this star is truly magical. If strong in a chart, it will express itself as a charismatic qualit
ZOSMA -- A victim or a saviour Located on the back of the Nemean Lion. Zosma is the point where the great lion's back was broken by Hercules. The lion represented the ancient goddess worship and the act of Hercules breaking its back is symbolic of the end of this
ZUBEN ELGENUBI Positive social reform The alpha star of Libra and the southern scale. Both stars of the scales of Libra can be considered twins and, therefore, represent the polarity of a concept. The concept is of social reform and this star, although traditionally se
ZUBEN ELSCHEMALI-- Negative social reform The northern scale of Libra, and its shadow companion to Zuben Elgenubi. Both stars are involved with social reform but this star is more involved with reform for its own ends. This may be expressed as reform without consultation o
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