Several stars have played important role in the ancient and medieval astrology
, 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.
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 .
In the astrology
of the Middle Ages
was a Behenian fixed star
, associated with beryl
. Its kabbalistic
symbol was listed by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa
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.