Fixed star:  CAPULUS
Constellation: M34  Perseus
Longitude 1900: 22TAU48 Longitude 2000:  24TAU12
Declination 1900: +56.41′ Declination 2000: +57.09′
Right ascension: 02h 18m Latitude: +40.22′
Spectral class: C Magnitude: 4.4

The history of the star: cluster Capulus


M34Perseus, Capulus, is a star cluster in the sword hand of the Champion.

M34 (NGC1039) is a fine open cluster scattered over 35′ arc minutes, more than the diameter of the full Moon. It contains about 60 stars, about 10 bright stars are noticeable with lots of faint stars as a background through binoculars.

The astrological influences of the constellation Perseus

Legend: Zeus visited Danae in the form of a shower of gold and got her pregnant with Perseus. As a young man Perseus undertook a mission to kill the Medusa. He was furnished with the sword, cap and wings of Mercury and the shield of Minerva. He killed the Medusa by cutting off her head and afterwards killed the sea monster Cetus and then rescued and married Andromeda. Perseus founded a city, having dropped his cap or found a mushroom (both named myces) at Mycenae. [Robson, p.56.]

Influences: According to Ptolemy, Perseus is like Jupiter and Saturn. It is said to give an intelligent, strong, bold and adventurous nature, but a tendency to lying. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Lamed and the 12th Tarot Trump "The Hanged Man." [Robson, p.56.]

The constellation is indicative of events effecting large numbers of people, especially those events caused by major meteorological phenomena. When prominent in a natal chart it is said to denote adventurous individuals, but also those who are less than honest in their dealings with others. [Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.14.]

The astrological influences of the star Capulus

It causes blindness or defective eyesight (all clusters of stars or nebula have this effect). [Robson, p.154.]


Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923].