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Stars in astrology

Several stars have played important role in the ancient and medieval astrology.

Aldebaran

Astrologically, Aldebaran is a fortunate star, portending riches and honor. This star, named "Tascheter" by the Persians, is one of the four "royal stars" of the Persians from around 3000 BC. These stars were chosen in such way that they were approximately 6 hours apart in right ascension. Each of these stars was assigned to a season, Aldebaran was prominent in the sky of March and as such, it was associated with the vernal equinox.

The four royal stars with their modern and ancient Persian names were

  • Aldebaran (Alpha Tauri) vernal equinox is the brightest star in the constellation Taurus.
  • Regulus (Alpha Leonis) summer solstice is the brightest star in the constellation Leo.
  • Antares (Alpha Scorpii) autumnal equinox the brightest star in the constellation Scorpius.
  • Fomalhaut (Alpha Piscis) winter solstice is the brightest star in the constellation Piscis Austrinus.

To medieval astrologers, Aldebaran was one of fifteen Behenian stars, associated with rubies, milk thistles and the kabbalistic sign .

In Hindu astrology, Aldebaran corresponds to the Rohini Nakshatra.

Procyon

Astrologically, Procyon portends wealth, fame, and good fortune. Medieval astrologers considered it one of fifteen Behenian stars, associated with agate and water crowfoot. According to Cornelius Agrippa, its kabbalistic symbol is .

Sirius

In the astrology of the Middle Ages, Sirius was a Behenian fixed star, associated with beryl and juniper. Its kabbalistic symbol was listed by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa.

Vega

Medieval astrologers counted Vega as one of the Behenian stars and related it to chrysolite and winter savory. Cornelius Agrippa listed its kabbalistic sign under Vultur cadens, a literal Latin translation of the Arabic name.

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