Fixed Star

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Tarot key number 17[1]

A luminous heavenly body, or more accurately a spheroid of plasma.
Groups of fixed stars form constellations.

The term fixed star is distinguished from the term planet (Greek for 'wanderer').

See also

Weblinks

Bibliography

Kabbalistic sign "Caput Algol"[2]
  • Ebertin-Hoffman: Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, American Federation of Astrologers 2009, 116 pages, ISBN-10 0866900918, ISBN-13 978-0866900911
This book contains 73 major stars and describes their essential nature.
  • Henry Clay Hodges: Science and Key of Life Volumes 3 and 4, 1902. Kessinger Publishing, 2004 ISBN 0766182312
  • Vivian Robson: The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia PA 1923. Astrology Classics, 2005 Excerpt online
The classic on fixed stars
  • Bernadette Brady: Star & Planet Combinations 261 pages. Wessex Astrologer Ltd. ISBN 1902405307
  • Bernadette Brady: Brady's Book of Fixed Stars 461 pages. Samuel Weiser Inc 1999, ISBN 0877288860; paperback ISBN 157863105X
  • Geoffrey Cornelius: The Starlore Handbook: An Essential Guide to the Night Sky 176 pages. Chronicle Books, 1997. ISBN 0811816044 (ISBN13: 9780811816045)
Weaving together astronomy, myth, and symbolism

Notes and References

  1. A Major Arcanum. From the Rider-Waite tarot deck
  2. Corresponding to Algol (β Perseus), a star in the Perseus' constellation. Originally described in Libri tres de occulta philosophia, 1531 by Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa