Take a moment to go back in time into the minds of the ancient astro-alchemists and read about the fifteen prominent Fixed Stars that featured prominently in the destiny of all men …
The Alchemical Stars
ALDEBARAN: Bestows riches and honor. The image is that of a flying man. Rules ruby, carbuncle and the thistle.
ALOGL: Preserves the body and protects against witchcraft by reflecting spells. The image is a decapitated human head. Rules the diamond and mugwort. Contemporary astrologers consider the influence of this star to be dangerous.
ALGORAB: Produces anger and back-biting as well as bad dreams. It was thought to house the power of summoning or driving away evil spirits. The image is a raven or snake. Rules black onyx and henbane.
ALPHECCA: Promotes chastity and the goodwill of men. The image is a crowned man or a hen. Rules topaz and rosemary.
ANTARES: Promotes understanding and memory and houses the power of bonding evil spirits. The image is a scorpion or a man dressed in a coat of mail. Rules amethyst, sardonyx, and saffron.
ARCTURUS: Cures fevers and acts as an astringent. The image is a wolf or a horse or a dancing man. Rules jasper and plantain.
CAPELLA: Bestows honor and nobility and cures the toothache. The image is a musician. Rules sapphire and mandrake.
DENEB ALGEDI: Grants prosperity but promotes wrath. The image is a goat or an angry man. Rules chalcedony and marjoram.
PLEIADES: Strengthens eyesight, reveals hidden things, and raises spirits. The image is a lamp or a virgin. Rules crystals and frankincense.
POLARIS: Protects against evil spells and renders an individual secure when traveling. The image is a bull or calf or a pensive man. Rules lodestone and periwinkle.
PROCYON: Preserves health, brings favor from the gods, and dispels witchcraft. The image is a cock or three young maidens. Rules achates and marigold.
REGULUS: Grants temperance and honor. The image is a lion or cat or an honorable person. Rules granite and sallendine.
SIRIUS: Promotes goodwill among men and the airy spirits and grants honor. The image is a hound or a virgin. Rules beryl and dragonwort.
SPICA: Removes scarcity, grants riches, and prevents mischief. The image is a bird or a merchant. Rules emerald and sage.
WEGA: Grants pride and magnanimity and power over beasts and devils. The image is a vulture or a traveler. Rules chrysolite and succory.
Information courtesy of the classic “Fixed Stars & Constellations in Astrology” by Vivian Robson B.Sc.