Corvus The Crow ~ Birthdays October 1/9


Algorab is an notorious darkstar discovered within the constellation of Corvus the crow. Algorab has a repute of being fiendish however is that this notoriety warranted? On this article I have a look at the mythology behind it, what different astrologers have stated about this star and supply some examples of its vitality in those that had been born beneath its affect.

The parable goes that the solar god Apollo despatched the raven with a cup (Constellation Crater) to fetch some water for his feast. On his method, this raven was distracted by some positive figs on a tree and misplaced monitor of time gorging upon them. When the crow all of the sudden remembered his errand he picked up a passing snake (Constellation Hydra) and used it as his excuse for why he had not crammed up the cup as requested.

One other fantasy says “The Raven, was given a job by Apollo of conserving a watchful eye on Apollo’s pregnant lover Coronis. The raven reported again to Apollo the unwelcome information that she was having an affair with another person. Apollo in anger cursed the raven, and its color modified from its former silver hue to the current black.” ~ Corvus 

Extra on the constellation; “Corvus is like Mars and Saturn. It’s stated to present craftiness, greediness, ingenuity, endurance, revengefulness, ardour, selfishness, mendacity, aggressiveness, and materials instincts, and typically causes its natives to turn out to be agitators.” [1.] I’d add to this that they make nice gossips, journalists and paparazzi. They often prey on the misfortune of others.

The Stars of Corvus

Libra 10º 44’ ~ Gienah within the left wing of Corvus the Raven. 2.8*
Libra 11º 40’ ~ Minkar within the neck of Corvus the Raven. 3.2
Libra 12º 15’ ~ Alchita within the beak of Corvus the Raven. 4.2
Libra 13º 27’ ~ Algorab within the right-wing of Corvus the Raven. 3.1
Libra 17º 22’ ~ Kraz in the correct claw of Corvus the Raven. 2.8
*Star positions for the 12 months 2000.
** Dates are approximate as precession modifications the place the older you’re.

The Lunar mansion Hasta accommodates all the celebrities of Corvus. Hasta means hand and likewise laughter. The crow’s cry does appear to resemble a depraved crone’s cackle. The Moon right here creates both mad genius’s or brings out the bottom vibration within the crow. The moon on Algorab in line with Robson: “start native shall be lively, resourceful, shameless, cruel, and a thief and drunkard.” [2.] Although I’m certain this place can be utilized in an developed method additionally, as an exorcist maybe.

Agrippa On Corvus;

“maketh a person choleric, daring, brave, filled with ideas, a backbiter and causeth naughty goals; (?!) it additionally giveth the facility of driving away evil spirits and of gathering them collectively; it’s worthwhile in opposition to the malice of males, devils and winds.” [5]

In magic, Corvus is used to drive away evil spirits. The wings have a twin position. One the shadow of the opposite, the difficulty is that one can by no means inform which is the  ‘good’ and which is the ‘unhealthy.’ Struggle fireplace with fireplace I’d say. It takes a very good crow to defeat a unhealthy crow.

Algorab The Behenian Star?

Algorab the Crow

Algorab is essentially the most infamous star of Corvus although it’s not the brightest. There’s additionally some thriller and confusion between the 2 principal stars of Corvus, Gienah (Left-wing, Gamma Corvus) and Algorab (Proper-wing, Delta Corvus).

In Fifteenth-century star charts, Gienah is marked as being on the right-wing and never the left. That is vital as a result of solely considered one of these stars is classed as a Behenian star, which has magical properties and is utilized in medieval magic.

Wiki lists the title Gienah at 13º Libra 23’ from Agrippa’s 1531 version which is definitely Algorab’s present place. Nonetheless, Christopher Warnock lists the place for Gienah as 10º 44’ for his ‘Wing of Corvus Rising’ Talisman.

Medieval Magic

The star Algorab has a horrible repute, however is Algorab really Algorab? Someplace down the road, their names have been switched. Algorab in line with Robson “provides destructiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness and mendacity, and is related with scavenging.”

Extra interpretations of Algorab: “A Mars-Saturn star that may present up the extra troublesome facet of Libra, a variation on the reality when an excuse appears to be like to be safer.” [3] and at last from the Ebertins “Delays and restraint are indicated to return about by fiascos, losses, mistaken dealing with of issues and enmity on the whole. Accidents or accidents tough to keep away from.” [4]

In medieval magic, Algorab is used with “Burdock seed, leaves, and roots, with the tongue of a frog, positioned and so forth. makes males indignant, hateful, daring, and evil-speaking, causes depraved goals, drives demons away, and protects males in opposition to demons and evil winds.”

Is Algorab Magic or evil?

Is one-star evil and the opposite magical? The confusion solely provides to the shifty repute of the Crow as an entire. The truth that ‘fiendishness’ is related to magic displays the traditional concern of prophetic potential. Nonetheless, we should always not simply dismiss this as uptight Christians’ exaggerated concern of witchcraft.

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Trying on the proof there doesn’t appear to be a notable distinction between Gienah or Algorab of their supposed ‘malevolence’. Each Annie Besant and Helena Blavatsky each had their moons on Gienah. This provides the star extra credence as being the Behenian magic star since each women had been main lights of the theosophical society.

Of their day (late nineteenth century) these girls would I think about have been branded as ‘witches’ by mainstream Christian society. Rosenberg brings up “witch hunts” in her Gienah interpretations and likewise spiritual zealots. Usually I really feel that each one the celebrities of Corvus have a witchy vibe to them, however most notably once they align with the Moon.

1 & 2. Mounted Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.41 & p. 80.
3. The Residing Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.175.
4. Mounted Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.60.
5. Agrippa. Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 47, (Tyson ed.) p. 395.
6.Secrets and techniques Of The Historical skies. Diana Okay Rosenberg. p.65/66
7. Secrets and techniques Of The Historical skies. Diana Okay Rosenberg. p.79/80


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