Fixed star:  TARAZED
Constellation:  Gamma (γ) Aquila
Longitude 1900:  29CAP33 Longitude 2000:  00AQU56
Declination 1900:  +10.22′ Declination 2000:  +10.36′
Right ascension:  19h 46m Latitude:  +31.14′
Spectral class:  K3 Magnitude:  2.8

The history of the star: Tarazed

from p.60 of Star Names, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.
[A scanned copy can be viewed on this webpage


Gamma (γ) Aquila, Tarazed, is a pale orange third magnitude star in the back of the Eagle, lying north of Altair

Tarazed, or Tarazad, from the Persian title, [according to Wikipedia it is derived from Persian term šāhin tarāzu meaning “the beam of the scale”, referring to an asterism of α, β and γ Aquilla]. These three stars; Tarazed with Beta (Alshain), Alpha (Altair); constitute the Family of Aquila, the line joining them being 5° in length.

Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889]. 

The Lunar Mansions

Alpha (α Altair), with beta (β Alshain), and this star gamma (γ Tarazed) constituted the twenty-first nakshatra (Hindu Moon Mansion) Çravana, the Ear, and probably was at first so drawn, although also known as Çrona, Lame, or as Açvattha, the Sacred Fig Tree, Vishnu being regent of the asterism; these stars representing the Three Footsteps with which that god strode through the heavens, a Trident being the symbol. [Star Names, Allen, p.59.]

Influences of the 21st Hindu Moon Mansion Çravana: Ruled by the Moon. A mutable asterism belonging to the lowest caste and favorable for commencing work of an impermanent or moving character. Those born on the lunar day will be cunning, active, bold, truthful, virtuous, religious and skilful. With Moon here at birth native will be rich, learned, famous, and have a good wife. Rules parade grounds and private parts. [Robson, p.84]

The astrological influences of the constellation Aquila

Legend: Originally called Vultur Volans or the Flying Grype, Aquila represents the Eagle, thought to be Jupiter himself, that carried Ganymedes to heaven (see Aquarius). [Robson, p.29.]

Influences: According to Ptolemy the influence of Aquila is similar to that of Mars and Jupiter. It is said to give great imagination, strong passions, indomitable will, a dominating character, influence over others, clairvoyance, a keen penetrating mind and ability for chemical research. It has always been associated with the sign Scorpio, and by the Kabalists with the Hebrew letter Vau and the 6th Tarot Trump “The Lovers.” [Robson, p.29.]

The astrological influences of the constellation Aquila given by Manilius:

“The Eagle, soars to the heights, the bird of mighty Jupiter carrying thunderbolts, it is a bird worthy of Jupiter and the sky, which it furnishes with awful armaments. This bird brings back the thunderbolts which Jupiter has flung and fights in the service of heaven. He that is born on earth in the hour of its rising, will grow up bent on spoil and plunder, won even with bloodshed; he will draw no line between peace and war, between citizen and foe, and when he is short of men to kill he will engage in butchery of beast. He is a law unto himself, and rushes violently wherever his fancy takes him; in his eyes to show contempt for everything merits praise. Yet, should perchance his aggressiveness be enlisted in a righteous cause, depravity will turn into virtue, and he will succeed in bringing wars to a conclusion and enriching his country with glorious triumphs. And, since the Eagle does not wield, but supplies weapons, seeing that it brings back and restores to Jupiter the fires and bolts he has hurled, in time of war such a man will be the aide of a king or of some mighty general, and his strength will render them important service”. [Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 5, p.341.]


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