Fixed star:  MISAM
Constellation: Kappa (κ) Perseus
Longitude 1900: 26TAU18 Longitude 2000:  27TAU41
Declination 1900: +44.29′ Declination 2000: +44.50′
Right ascension: 03h 09m Latitude:  +26.04′
Spectral class: G8 Magnitude: 4

The history of the star: Misam


Kappa (κ) Perseus, Misam, is a star in the left arm of the Champion.

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.]


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