Fixed Stars: More than a Single Point

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I’m 245 pages into Bernadette Brady’s, Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars. I’m resting on the Stars of Gemini. Sometimes I skip around in books, this time I’m reading cover to cover.

Fixed Stars “in parans”

The mathematical system used by the ancient star gazers is what is called parans.


I’d never heard this term before I started reading this book. When I thought of fixed stars, one single degree and a horrible fatalistic meaning came to mind. The parans method employs the use of the entire horizon rather than just the eastern and western points of the ecliptic.

There are four points where parans can occur
  • The rising side of the horizon circle
  • The setting side of the horizon circle
  • The upper part on the prime meridian, or “culminating”
  • The part opposite this below the horizon, or “on the nadir”

Parans describes the passage of each star as it passes over the horizon, reaches culmination, sets, and then reaches the nadir. Brady associates these positions with various times in a person’s life. Where a star comes into paran with a planet determines at which time of life you will feel its effect.

Associations
  • Rising stars= youth
  • Culminating stars= prime
  • Setting stars= later life
  • Stars on the nadir= end of life

Heliacal rising and setting stars

  • Heliacal rising star: A star that disappears from view because the Sun enters the part of the sky where the star is located. Your mission in life.
  • Heliacal setting star: A star that becomes visible for the entire night. Slow recognition of gifts.
Parans is location specific

Some stars will have no effect at certain latitudes because the star cannot be seen at that latitude. There is also something called curtailed passage in which stars transcribe a circle around the globe yet never touch the horizon. They make their own circle but never rise and never set. Brady explains that stars with a curtailed passage of motion are more extreme in their meaning than those stars that do touch the horizon line. Orbs are kept tight, less than 00° 30′. You can read a longer explanation about parans on Star Logos. There is an animated map on “The Way the Sky Appears to Move: Diurnal Motion and Parans.”

Star Lore

I’m surprised by how engrossed I’ve become in reading the star lore in this book.

  • The constellation Orion (Osiris) was not a mere symbol of the Egyptian god, it was the Egyptian god.
  • Medusa (asteroid 149) was the mother of Pegasus.
  • Why The Charioteer in tarot is associated with the sign Cancer.
  • The blood on Medusa’s left side was fatal; the blood on her right side was helpful.
  • Asclepius the healer (asteroid 4581) had the blood of Medusa in his veins.

Finding your fixed stars “in parans”

It’s remarkably simple!

Go to astro.com/Free Horoscopes/Extended Chart Selection. Then, under “Methods” click “Special Charts.” From the drop-down box select “Parans according to Bernadette Brady, PDF.” Then “Click here to show the chart.”

The Best Book for Interpretation

Star and Planet Combinations delineates each of 64 stars in combination with the planets and nodes.

Other sources for interpretation include Skyscript.co.UK which has many of the ancient interpretations of the stars and a list of the “20 Brightest Stars“with brief interpretations.

I like Brady’s take on the stars better because she uses the ancient meanings and makes them modern and non-fatalistic.

An example from my chart

I have Mars culminating with Sirius.

Skyscript says of Sirius:

The nature of Sirius is elevating and activating. If well placed it can indicate great wealth and high position, but the star can be a volatile influence and if afflicted suggests anger, danger or intemperance.

According to Brady, Mars with Sirius means:

Dedication which leads to brilliance; strong powers of concentration. The expert; brilliance within a narrow field. Heat, politically, socially, or even meteorologically.

Using Brady’s methods, this energy will manifest during the prime of my life.

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  • Desta

    Hello from Zagreb, Croatia!
    I would appreciate if you could give me some explanation related to my fixed stars.
    My data are:
    place of birth Sisak, Croatia
    Date and time of birth: 10 June 1960, 2.25 pm
    45N29 016E23
    Is it possible to get an answer directly on my mail address?
    Thank you in advance!
    Regards, Desta

  • My progressed Sun will be conjunct Algol in 1.5 years.

    • Now I really worry about you 🙁

      • What I’ve noticed with Algol in men’s charts is that they tend to have very intense women closely involved in their lives. Maybe I’ll become very intense 🙂

  • That was a really intense few weeks for me. 

  • Jupiter conjunct ALgol these days and you know what?
    I heard multiple zombie-like news emerge from net

    1.Face eating man shot by police
    2.Men throwing intestines 
    3.Bisexual porn star dismembered his bf’s body and send parts to Conservative& Liberal congress party 

    Wtf??!!!

    All within same day!!

  • OceanRose

    Hi Michelle !

    I love your blog, congrat.
    If you have time could you see me what do they mean ?  these stars of my prime  thx

    Sun Spica (Cul-Cul, 0°12′,alh)
    Moon Zosma (Set-Cul, 0°02′)
    Mars Menkar (Rise-Cul, 0°23′)
    Mean Node Alphecca (Set-Cul, 0°12′)

    • I have time to do one 🙂

      Sun/Spica: A talented person; to admire those who excel in their profession; a tendency to be a fan but the need to claim this gift for oneself. A bright idea, a new solution.

      • OceanRose

        thanks so much 🙂

  • amoureuse

    i think i found my setting star… ” The brightest star of the group is Ras Alhague, from Ras al Hawwa ‘Head of the Serpent-charmer’. This is a 2nd magnitude, sapphire star, located on the forehead of the figure, which symbolically links the star to prominent mental or imaginative capabilities. Ebertin and Hoffman claim that its natives are especially prone to infectious contamination caused by toxins, have an easy dependency on drugs, and a danger of bites from animals (this would seem to reverse the general meaning of the constellation agreed by ancient authors, who only recognised such an influence when the star was badly placed). They argue that “only very few people” are able to attune themselves to the higher influences of this star, and so seem to agree with Vivian Robson that the main influence of this star is to offer mental depravity and misfortune from women.[6]

    There is a sense of subtlety, craft and caution about this star, but the meanings reported by Ebertin and Hoffman, and Robson, undermine the fact that this star brings an impetus to repair and an ability to heal, as well as the potential for destruction. Dr Eric Morse, in his Living Stars, reminds us that snakes are representative of old knowledge, summed up in the saying “be wise as serpents”. In the tale of Adam and Eve we are familiar with the serpent as the keeper of access to the tree of knowledge of good and evil; by which we must be prepared to lose our innocence and awaken from naivety. In a more positive vein, Dr Morse writes that the implication of the constellational figure as it relates to this star is:

    … this Doctor is not fighting with the creature, but actually has control over it. Since this is the Head star, the note is one of control by the mind, not by the brute strength that is so often evident in illustrations. [7]

    yaikks.. i dont like what it says..

    • Most of the normal fixed star descriptions are very negative. I like Bernadette Brady’s interpretations best (so far). Her delineations are much more realistic and much less extreme.

      • amoureuse

        MIch, I am just wondering where i can find berndette brady’s interpretation? i there someting onine that i can download? thanks

        • Her interpretations are not available online. You would have to buy one of her books. I like this one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1902405307/ref=as_li_tf_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=astr0f2-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=1902405307

      • amoureuse

        hi mich- i did some research, went to their website, there’s a form there to be filled up. after a couple of days they get back to you with a 2 page report of ur fixed stars. i just got mine. 🙂 it’s pretty interesting. not everything is in the report but at least they do not sound like doom and gloom. lol

        “PARAN ANALYSIS
        Star Options: Absolute, Visible from Location
        Orbs: 2.00 mins (00Ø30′) parans 4.00 mins (01Ø00′) angles
        Day Start: Just before Sunrise (09 Jul 1982 05:34)
        Planets: Standard
        ë Sun, í Moon, ì Mercury, î Venus, ï Mars, ñ Jupiter, ó Saturn
        ò Uranus, ® Neptune, ö Pluto, õ North-Node
        Stars: Brady
        STARS ON ANGLES AT MOMENT
        Diadem – Setting at the Descendant orb 00 mins 00 secs –
        To devote yourself to a cause, the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the one
        HELIACAL RISING STAR
        Murzim – Rising 05 mins 08 secs before Sunrise –
        A researcher, a gossiper, an announcer of facts
        HELIACAL SETTING STAR
        Ras Alhague – Setting 58 mins 47 secs before Sunrise –
        The healer; one who tries to bring help, through words or actions”

        i am not sure about this next.. it says hidden? what does it mean hidden?
        hidden
        Facies as ó Saturn is Culminating orb 00 mins 27 secs –
        To be the outsider by beliefs or action
        Facies as ï Mars is Culminating orb 00 mins 29 secs –
        Endurance, physical or mental, for good or for evil
        Regulus as ò Uranus is On Nadir orb 00 mins 49 secs –
        Sadalmelek as í Moon is Rising orb 01 mins 04 secs –
        Good, or fortunate, associations; one’s creative work is well received
        Alnilam as ì Mercury is Rising orb 01 mins 18 secs –
        A skilled orator or journalist with a different point of view
        Sirius as ï Mars is On Nadir orb 01 mins 45 secs –
        Dedication which leads to brilliance; very strong focus – Arising and lying hidden

        Spica as ë Sun is On Nadir orb 01 mins 36 secs –
        A talented person, to have a gift
        Dubhe as õ North-Node is On Nadir orb 01 mins 53 secs –
        ON NADIR – Stars of Your Foundation
        Aculeus as ® Neptune is On Nadir orb 00 mins 08 secs –
        Sadalsuud as í Moon is On Nadir orb 00 mins 11 secs –
        Being able to hold onto the good feelings or things of life

        *** i know i am a good writer… what i love about it is this… >> Acrux as ì Mercury is Setting orb 01 mins 23 secs –
        A practical thinker who takes decisive action in solving problems. A money-maker

        lol money maker!!! hahahahah i knew it! i knew ive always wanted to have my billions because i know ill be having my foundation soon soon soon

        • Very cool 🙂 I’m glad you found some answers.

    • Michaeldhagan

      Your heliacal rising star: Deneb Algedi (38 days earlier)

      Your heliacal setting star: Regulus (35 days earlier)
      Stars at Natal Horizon or Meridian Aculeus (Rise, 0°14′

      This is my stars at birth, regulus freaks me out. one of the greatest stars but hard to deal with! Deneb algedi helps out a lot though! please if you know anything about this combo or just tell me what you think! thanks! mike

      • According to Bernadette Brady in Star and Planet Combinations:

        Your heliacal rising star: Deneb Algedi 
        “Seeking the legal, physical or metaphysical  laws that govern the world. A seeker of knowledge or solutions, endeavoring to help others in one’s community.”

        Your heliacal setting star: Regulus
        To find in oneself both a natural talent but at the same time that one is subject to rumors. To succeed in the face of those who are envious of one’s work or hard won position.

        • Michaeldhagan

          I like bradys version of regulus better, doesnt scare the hell out me! No off with his head if you seek revenge on a person thats suppose to come into your life, or fall from high position! I know deneb has been going on for 4 years now, and regulus is just now starting or will start real soon! thanks for the new info michelle! if you know anything about natal to progressive or anyone who does i will post my chart off astro.com. Any help would be so great, just dont know much on this yet.

          • Michaeldhagan

            sorry dont know how to work this mac i just got! i will post soon as i find out how too!

            • Michaeldhagan

              hope this works! if there is something on here that needs to be removed or added please let me know and i will fix it and repost! thanks mike!

              • Michaeldhagan

                !!

              • Michaeldhagan

                if anyone knows how to post pic on here from astro.com and this is a new mac bookpro with lion osx. thanks

                • Michaeldhagan

                  One more question, sorry for the mess on here! What does it mean on a natal chart when everyone of my signs are on a cusp! When progressed, my asc,sun,moon,mercury,venus,mc, and mars is still in the 8th house almost directly inline with regulus. True node went from 8th to the 12th house and is almost on the cusp of the 11th and 12th! thanks for any info!

                  • Check out this post about the strength of degrees, it may give you some ideas about what the degrees of your cusps mean: http://astrofix.net/2010/08/13/the-strength-of-degrees/

          • Hi Michaeldhagan,

            Please don’t post your chart off astro.com, I don’t encourage chart readings in comments because AstroFix is not an astrology forum. You’d do better to head over to AstrologyWeekly.com or another forum.

  • amoureuse

    i wonder why i cant fnd my stars in the table.. =( it says murzim.. this is so interestin. i’ll investigat mor..

    • amoureuse

      awww.. murzim has two other names… mirzam and mirza.. i cant find my nterpretation.. =( ut this is s iteresting though

  • billow

    This was fun. Thanks for the re-run Michelle. 😀

    • What were some of your fixed star combinations?

  • Anonymous

    Heliacal stars and parans according to Bernadette Brady
    Star list: B.Brady (64 stars); Orb for parans: 0°30′ in RA; for position at axis: 1°00′ in RA
    Method: Real parans between two sunrises

    Your heliacal rising star: Spica (29 days earlier)

    Your heliacal setting star: Hamal (13 days earlier)

    Wow! What luck! I found this interpretation for both my stars…..

    Your Heliacal Rising Star is: Spica – A Gift from the Goddess

    Wanting to use one’s talents for the greatest possible good
    This is the star that has been walking the path of the underworld and has now emerged to be visible in the
    world of humans. This star, the Heliacal Rising Star, is the star that you were born under and it will bear
    gifts to you from the land of your past, your family and your genetics. It is your gift, the jewel or the
    treasure, which your ancestors handed you at your birth. This star is a theme in your life; helps to build
    your philosophies, and can at times take on a vocational pulse.
    As the star is seen as the wheat sheaf in the hand of the goddess, Spica was considered a symbol of her
    gifts to humankind. These gifts were originally of harvest and bountifulness. The wheat sheaf, therefore,
    symbolised human knowledge of cultivation, a gift from the goddess. In present times, the wheat sheaf is
    the symbol of knowledge and insights which are respected. The star is not connected with any particular
    field or profession, but rather shows the potential for brilliance. Spica is a gift of brilliance, an innate
    talent, skill or ability which is out of the ordinary. With Spica in such an important position on the day of
    your birth, you have the mark of a gifted person who truly does have something to contribute to the world.
    If Spica is supported by other strong, successful fixed stars, then one is looking at fame and possibly even
    glory. With your Sun rising with Spica, then you can and should try to stretch yourself, for Spica is
    indicating that you have a talent or an insight that may be quite special.

    Your Heliacal Setting Star is Hamal – The Head of the Ram

    Believing that action solves all problems
    This is the star that has been living amongst the immortals of the pole, and has now, at the time of your
    birth, returned to earth. This star is known as the Heliacal Setting Star and is a gift or treasure given to
    you from your spirit, from your immortal soul, from your daemon. This star represents goals that you
    reach for; vocations that motivate you, and the spiritual pathways that you seek. This star represents your
    doorway to the immortals, or your journey towards a fulfilled life. That which gives you the greatest
    happiness.
    Hamal is a forceful star of action and independence, a little like the meaning of the tropical zodiac sign
    Aries. It seems to enhance any planet it contacts with the strength of independence. With Hamal in such
    an important position on the day of your birth, your very identity will be linked to the concept of focused,
    motivated energy. You will prefer to act or think in a way that separates you from others. Lacking
    diplomacy, you may be a forceful leader, even a tyrant. This could manifest as the simple but useful
    ability to be focused and direct, or it could be expressed as temper or frustration, and the inability to deal
    with authority figures within the family or in the career. The manner in which you lead your life is based
    on the concept: action is better than words; you solve problems by physically coming to grips with the
    issues.

    Here’s the link to the report I found, it was for Marsilio Ficino, whoever that is :-)…..

    http://www.islandnet.com/~pjamesclark/ficino_parans.pdf

    Stars at Natal Horizon or Meridian
    Alphecca (Set, 0°24′)—this was underlined and I’m assuming it means it was on my MC or IC maybe?

    http://www.constellationsofwords.com/stars/Alphecca.html

    According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Venus and Mercury, but Alvidas considers it to be like Mars and Mercury. It gives honor, dignity and poetical and artistic ability. [Robson*, p.131.]

    Alphecca is noted for conveying honor, dignity and artistic ability. But like all Venusian stars it can also have its undesirable effects. Medieval astrologers, who tended to emphasize the more perverse side of astrology, asserted that Alphecca rising indicates a life spent in a variety of pleasurable pursuits by an individual who decked his body with adornments, secretly engaged in love affairs or adultery and who “bedded boys and girls” according to Firmicus Maternus. If the star is setting, disgrace will come of all this. [Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p10.]

  • Carrielefay

    Hey Michelle. I just wanted to say thank you again for this article. I finally bought Brady’s book. OMG, There is some much information here, it’s exciting! I should be entertainment for a couple months…

    • It’s a great book but it takes some time to get through it- there is a lot of information but it’s eye opening.

      Thank you for reading Carrielefay 😀

  • M Cloutier11

    HI, I am curious about this following stuff: * Rising stars= youth
    * Culminating stars= prime
    * Setting stars= later life
    * Stars on the nadir= end of life

    does rising star go with the star that rises before your birth ac or after or on the mc?
    nadir is the ic right

    thanks

    • Hi M Cloutier11,The rising, setting, culmination of a star is based on where it appears to be in the sky. Rising stars appear to rise at your ascendant. Culmination stars appear to be at the MC, setting stars appear to be at the descendant and lower culmination stars are at the IC. The nadir is the IC. Does that help at all?

      Thank you for reading 😀

  • Bob

    What PARANATELLONTA Means (Sep/1958 American Astrology Cyril Fagan)*

    “If two or more planets or fixed stars bodily rise or setsimultaneously, or come to the Midheaven or Nadir together, or if one crosses any of the angular cusps while another is also crossing an angle, then each is said to be the parantellonta of the other. These paranatellontas constitute the most powerful configurations in prognostic astronomy, and even a beginner should be able to see why this should be so. Paranatellonta is a Greek word signifying “acting simultaneously, ” but it is such a long and difficult-to-pronounce word, let us hereafter abbreviate it to paran — say “per-ran” for convenience.”

  • Thank you for sharing your story. That sounds like an Algol story. I imagine by the end of your life that you will be even more strongly centered in being a powerful woman.

  • Carriedawnart

    Yeah.. That sounds about right. I was raised by a very powerful woman, from a line of powerful family matriarchs… My foster sister would ramdomly lash out at me agressively as a kid, come to find out when we were older she told me she was afraid of me whenever she did something to me.(Which you'd think she'd stop doing stupid things if she was so scaried of me)

    Though I've never laid a hand on her to this day.(Though I've beaten the crap out of my brothers before.) Often I wonder if she was projecting this fear into me…. cause at those times she'd treat me the way she was afriad I'd treat her. LOL!

    As my setting star I guess the hidden talent would be I learn in life how powerful a woman I am myself. That sounds about right too. I've spent most of my life afriad and opressed. I went from “I wish I didn't have to deal with this”, to “I'm not putting up with this/your crap”… a lot of people are wimps from my point of view now, especially people who used to abuse me, and people now who try to opress me, I think “Oh, thats cute, why are you doing that?”

    Anywho, thanks for sharing Michelle. I left my personal story for anyone who might have a Algol connection as well.

  • Some of the interpretations for Algol are pretty dire. So far, it seems to me that Algol has a connection to having powerful women in your life who have a strong influence on you, or being a powerful woman.

  • CarrieDawn

    OMG!! Algol is my Heliacal Settting star. I'm going to slowly learn how to kill all of you! Mwhahahaha!!! No really.. I need to go find some postive interpretations… Jesus!

    • Anonymous

      LOL!

  • Lol 😀

    It is simple. Astro.com has some great tools under the extended chart selection. It's worth spending some time to play with them.

    Thank you reading!

  • CarrieDawn

    Wow! Omg this is awesome… Thank you , yeah it is pretty simple over at astro.com… b I really should play around with the settings someday… ::runs off to learn::

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  • Sadgeuk1

    Yeah, thanks for answering my question. 🙂 And yes exactly! The thing about your brother and Algol on the Ascendant – it doesn't always seem to work.

    The parans does seem to make things a little easier and neater. Thanks, Michelle. 😀

  • jjasonham

    How odd. I thought I responded to this! I don't have any specific books to recommend. I just remember watching “The Elegant Universe” on PBS.

  • I've seen that as well and I'm not sure how I feel about it. Using parans its easy to see which fixed stars will have an effect when. Using stars as single points, I think it's harder to tell, though you could try to pinpoint the time frame using the angle as guides.
    For examples, any star:
    From the Ascendant and 10th angle would be early-prime.
    From the 10th to the Descendant would be prime-late life.
    From the Descendant to the 4th cusp would be late life-death.
    I don't know what stars from the 4th cusp to the Ascendant would be.

    I don't know if people who use with single stars work this way. And, like you said, there are so many stars, do we have to look through them all (though, the same could be said about asteroids).

    I also think that so many of the star meanings are horrible and people tend to use them after the fact of some event to prove a point. I don't think that Algol at 26 Taurus 10' conjunct a planet or angle means you're going to be a horrible monster- you know? My brother has Algol conjunct his Ascendant at 26 Taurus 03'-and he's a nice guy.

    Did I answer your question?

  • sadgeuk1

    Hey Michelle! Cool post. So here's a question for you. There are tons and tons of fixed stars, and I have read interpretations of charts where a specific fixed star was mentioned as offering a major explanation for something in that person's life.

    However, how do you know which fixed stars are actually going to mean something within your personality or the course of your life? Is it only certain stars that really tend to be active, or is it a hit-or-miss thing?

  • Are there any books about time you'd recommend?

  • jjasonham

    Time is such an interesting topic! Yes, it can definitely be measured to a certain scale. Close up it looks linear, but when you back up to see the full picture, it's a circle!

  • I'd really like to get one of those Zyntara reports. What I've read from the books has been accurate. I tend to see time as simultaneously linear and non-linear. There are definitely sequences of events that can be recorded and measured, yet I still think that those events are not static, as they seem.

  • jjasonham

    Great post, Michelle. When I got my paran report from Zyntara, I almost fell out of my chair at how accurate it is. I mean, just so very specific. I've had this discussion with others who study Brady's Parans, and what they thought about the periods of time. I tend to think of time as something that is non-linear so it seems to me that the star energies are present at all periods, but stronger at the specific periods listed. I think parans and parallels are a lot clearer for stars like Sirius that are so far off of the ecliptic. We're a bunch of “Sirius” people on this blog! I have Sirius rising on Horizon and paran Sun, Mars and parallel Moon.

  • LB

    I’d have to say I had it all. And when I was younger, I suffered from both ocular and complex migraines which can cause a temporary loss of vision – very frightening if you don’t understand what’s happening.

    Sun/Sirius: I grew up in a very politically charged environment and often felt “sacrificed”. The landscape of my youth included celebrities, political figures and danger. As an example: I once was crossing the street, heard gunshots and later found out that a serial killer had murdered someone (less than a block from where I was). I wasn’t close with anybody really famous, just knew them or saw them around.

    As far as my vocation: For twenty years I worked in a very chaotic and stressful environment with lots of daily drama. Having to frequently phone 911 as a regular part of my duties did not contribute to a normal life. People depended on me.

    Moon/Sirius: My husband and I gave up a lot in order to provide for the needs of my mother. I managed her care until she passed away.

    I have several intense aspects in my chart; hopefully your life will be eventful in a more positive way. I never accomplished anything truly great, but I have led an interesting life. Hope this input helps as you continue to study the fixed stars. Thanks for sharing Brady’s descriptions; they’re very interesting . . .

    • billow

      Hold on there LB …..”I never accomplished anything truly great”. Excuse me, but that seems to conflict with the experiences you are sharing. The unsung hero is nothing to sneeze at.

      • LB

        Thanks billow, that’s kind of you to say. It was a nice comment to wake up to this morning. And you’re absolutely right; I have a lot of respect for the ‘unsung heroes’ of the world, especially those who walk among us, mostly invisible.

        I guess what I should have said was that it never felt like enough to me, almost as if I was meant to do something more with my life – for the sake of others as well as for myself. I wanted to make even MORE of a difference. But things have changed pretty dramatically since I posted that comment. Now that I’ve begun to make use of a newly discovered talent for healing, I finally feel like I’m on the right track. I suspect everything that came before was leading me to this place.

        I still have all of the same emergency numbers programmed into my phone though, since I’m still a practical gal!

  • Most of the traditional interpretations say you're either going to have everything, have nothing, or go blind.

    According to Brady:

    Sun/Sirius: A person who can be sacrificed to the larger need; a vocation which overrides the normalness of one's life. To be swept up in emerging events. The potential for great and immortal events to emerge.
    I have that one as a later life combination.

    Moon/Sirius: A desire to create a lasting monument to a loved person; to give one's energy to a loved one; to seek the success of another. A martyr; a person mourned by the common folk.

  • LB

    Thanks Michelle, for providing Brady’s description. The one I read just said something about it being fortunate with the potential for wealth, honor, popularity, harmony, etc. I got giddy contemplating.

    If you only knew my life, you’d laugh at how accurate Brady’s is. A 911 operator once complimented me by saying I was the best caller she’d ever had, meaning I kept my head during a very horrific situation. I was hoping for a little less pressure in my future.:O

    Listed under “Stars of Your Youth”, I have (had) Sun/Sirius (LCul-Rise) and Moon/Sirius (Set-Rise). Nothing for Sirius other than that. Looks like I’m destined to be less serious (haha) as I get older.

  • It took me several readings to really understand how parans works. I'm still not entirely clear on certain points, but what I do understand intrigues me.

    For Alpheratz as a setting star Brady writes,
    To discover through life circumstances that one works best under pressure. To find in oneself the ability to handle sudden changes and to act with speed in the development of a situation; to learn to welcome the new. Bill Gates has this one 😀

    I also wonder how she defines “prime.” It certainly depends on how long you live. Some people, like Jimi Hendrix, hit their prime in their 20s while others don't reach it till their 50s or later.

    It's interesting to me how well the stars of youth seemed to describe me when I was younger.

    About Mars-Sirius, seriously (pun intended), all the descriptions are pretty good. They are all rather nice. There's nothing patently dire and dismal about any of them. *edit- some of them do suck- I just read Zosma! Oy!

  • LB

    Hi Michelle – What a great post. I love exploring all things astrological, even if the particular subject matter is a bit over my head. Obviously this kind of stuff is right up your alley with “Mars culminating with Sirius”. I don’t quite get it yet, but I did print out the listing for my heliacal stars and parans and will begin studying it. Ever since I found out I have Aldebaran conjunct my MC, I’ve been curious about the various fixed stars. In my case, Aldebaran is culminating 0 10’ and is listed under “Stars at Natal Horizon or Meridian”. Based on my age, I’m probably past my prime, but you never know!

    I was happy to learn that my heliacal setting star is Alpheratz, which would seem to indicate good things may still lie ahead.

    Thanks a lot for bringing this to us.

  • LB

    Thanks Michelle, for providing Brady’s description. The one I read just said something about it being fortunate with the potential for wealth, honor, popularity, harmony, etc. I got giddy contemplating.

    If you only knew my life, you’d laugh at how accurate Brady’s is. A 911 operator once complimented me by saying I was the best caller she’d ever had, meaning I kept my head during a very horrific situation. I was hoping for a little less pressure in my future.:O

    Listed under “Stars of Your Youth”, I have (had) Sun/Sirius (LCul-Rise) and Moon/Sirius (Set-Rise). Nothing for Sirius other than that. Looks like I’m destined to be less serious (haha) as I get older.

  • It took me several readings to really understand how parans works. I'm still not entirely clear on certain points, but what I do understand intrigues me.

    For Alpheratz as a setting star Brady writes,
    To discover through life circumstances that one works best under pressure. To find in oneself the ability to handle sudden changes and to act with speed in the development of a situation; to learn to welcome the new. Bill Gates has this one 😀

    I also wonder how she defines “prime.” It certainly depends on how long you live. Some people, like Jimi Hendrix, hit their prime in their 20s while others don't reach it till their 50s or later.

    It's interesting to me is how well the stars of youth seemed to describe me when I was younger.

    About Mars-Sirius, seriously (pun intended), all the descriptions are pretty good. They are all rather nice. There's nothing patently dire and dismal about any of them.

  • LB

    Hi Michelle – What a great post. I love exploring all things astrological, even if the particular subject matter is a bit over my head. Obviously this kind of stuff is right up your alley with “Mars culminating with Sirius”. I don’t quite get it yet, but I did print out the listing for my heliacal stars and parans and will begin studying it. Ever since I found out I have Aldebaran conjunct my MC, I’ve been curious about the various fixed stars. In my case, Aldebaran is culminating 0 10’ and is listed under “Stars at Natal Horizon or Meridian”. Based on my age, I’m probably past my prime, but you never know!

    I was happy to learn that my heliacal setting star is Alpheratz, which would seem to indicate good things may still lie ahead.

    Thanks a lot for bringing this to us.

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