Fixed star:  RANA
Constellation: Delta (δ) Eridanus
Longitude 1900:  19TAU28 Longitude 2000: 20TAU52
Declination 1900: -10.06′ Declination 2000: -09.46′
Right ascension: 03h 43m Latitude: -28.40′
Spectral class: K0 Magnitude: 3.7

The history of the star: Rana


Delta (δ) Eridanus, Rana, is a star in the River.

Rana is a Latin word for the genus “bullfrog” so called because of its strong croak, said to sound like a bull bellowing.

The astrological influences of the constellation Eridanus

Legend: Eridanus represents the river Padus or Po into which Phaeton fell when slain by Jupiter for having set the world on fire by misguiding the chariot of his father Phoebus. [Robson, p.44.]

Influences: According to Ptolemy all the stars with the exception of Achernar are like Saturn. Eridanus gives a love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents especially at sea and of drowning. [Robson, p.44.]


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