Big Bear Astrology

Bear Grabbing MushroomUrsa Major is the Great Bear Constellation, it’s beyond our Zodiac Ecliptic but it borders Leo.  Ancient mythologists, sages and witches saw it as totally magic, some of the legend is here in this fabulous site.

Its key fixed star is Dubhe – gracing 13 to 15 degrees of Leo – so if you are born around August 8, you have this star conjunct the Sun. Fixed Star esoteric history and associations are insane but totally cool. Dubhe is linked to the Tarot card The Chariot and the Cat Goddess Bast but yes, in this Big Bear constellation. Anything you have in your chart at these degrees is near it. Some ancient astrologers say it was like Mars and fiendishly destructive, others credit it with “psychic ability, the power to overcome enemies; courage, strength, power; feminine power.

Click the links for more info…it’s kind of rad and adds a whole other dimension to your astro.

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GFTpisces
GFTpisces

This is crazy, and I know that this post was a few months ago, but I’m newish to astro and have been bingeing like crazy, especially on these DIY astro posts. I have, for quite a few years, identified the bear as my spirit animal. And in no glib way, but in a conscious consideration of animals and animals spirits. I have Dubhe RIGHT on my ASC (which is smack in the middle of Leo, obvs, I guess) and it’s kind of crazy to consider this Bear power in another light.!

bluesky
bluesky

I dunno. First I’ve heard of Dubhe. It is conjunct my Asc. The only link I can think of off the top of my head is from a dream. I saw a brown bear swimming in a pool behind a ranch house that (in the dream) I was viewing to buy. Then a few days later in reality I saw a tv news report of a baby bear that had gotten stuck in a swimming pool behind a house in California. I was astounded at how it matched my dream. The tv visuals were exactly what I pictured in my… Read more »

leony
leony

August 7, 14 leo, thats me, this is very interesting …
‘passionate ‘love affairs’ and then part company leaving the female pregnant and alone’ uh, yes,
‘her pride in rejecting all suitors’ well, mm, yes,
‘stay with their bear lovers for a period of time and studies have found that it is often the female that rejects the male causing him to leave her, also knowing he could harm the cubs’ ummm, yeees.

and ‘in their dealings with animals these (wo)men will find them submissive to their rule’ – well I do have affinity with animals yes, lol

Sherbear
Sherbear

I just remembered one of my parents’ friends made a ceramic bear with my birthdate, name, etc on it and gave it as a gift when I was a baby.

Sherbear
Sherbear

I have my ascendant at 11 degrees Leo conjunct Dubhe at 14 degrees Leo trine Eris in Aries (Sun @ 9 Aries) trine North Node (22)/Neptune(9) in Sag. I have a Cancer moon ( 6 degrees) conjunct Saturn, S. Node, Mars in Gemini. My nickname is bear. My friends gave me the nickname and give me bear memorabilia for gifts. My mouth fell open when I read this article and realized Dubhe was on my ascendant.

pegasus
pegasus

Have something called ‘The Lost Zodiac’ (and the legends behind them), found in the recycled table of metaphysical bookshop and have been meaning to send to Myst as astrology is not my forte, that or my brain is filled with my other studies and ain’t no space for anymore mysteries of cosmic proportions. 22 ancient star signs with book & 22 large cards showing all the constellations, like the dolphin, the raven,lyre of orpheus,the swan, serpent, charioteer there is also the bear keeper, so 2 of the bear. The connect to the tarot is obvious here and also animal medicine… Read more »

MiloBloom
MiloBloom

Mars at 13 Leo (conjunct Moon at 10Leo).
AND I’m Aries Rising.
Love the strength of my Mars even more now!

Anonymous
Anonymous

Has my attention span decreased dramatically? Because I simply cannot read too much from either of the two links… ????

Miss Leo
Miss Leo

My sun is 13 degrees Leo; 5 August.

Will have to read quite a bit on this one. This placement also squares Pluto.

fluidfeline
fluidfeline

Me too Miss Leo – conjunct my Sun in the 6th but square Neptune.

pegasus
pegasus

Then you are under The Dragon, the stars of Draco (wasn’t that the name of a temple cat in Kim Falconer’s books?).
‘Guards the north pole lying between Ursa Major and Cygnus the Swan.
The Dragon coils around the Little Bear, which was the Dragon’s wings in ancient times’.
‘Thuban, the main star in the Dragon was the Pole Star in 3000 BC.’

S
S

What a cutie! I forgot to buy mushrooms today.

S
S

Great reading links MM. Thank you.

pegasus
pegasus

Gold tops? 🙂
An interesting book called Mushrooms & the Cross about how they were used in religious ceremonies to see ‘god’ or invent ‘god’.

S
S

Not blue meanies Pegs. Thanks for making me smile. Just checking out that book The Sacred Mushrooms And The Cross by John M Allegro. I’ve been feeling the pull back to The Dead Sea Scrolls too. Thanks for your wisdom Pegs!

pegasus
pegasus

🙂 o o o they were the days when the walls melted & Dark Side of the Moon playing at high decibels……

earthmonkey
earthmonkey

Cool…conjunct my sun in the 8th…

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

aw i was gonna call it the redemption of the hitler saturn! then i read the very end of the dubhe link… 😯

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

but i can’t stop watching the bear. 🙂 🙂 🙂

Firehorse
Firehorse

August 8 here… with Taurus moon. spending the entire weekend alone reading up on bear and dubhe sounds heavenly!

Lucy
Lucy

August 6 here, ya bit of a proud maiden.

Andromeda
Andromeda

“Constellations of Words”, that site is like crack for me, etymology, astro, history & myth? Yes plz!

Love the bear, they are speedy, cute and powerful.

Got a trine to Eris with Bear (Dubhe), that’s it.

if you fall... dive
if you fall... dive

Mine’s in 2H Leo and trines my multi-conj 10H Aries sun/venus/mercury/moon. I have a hard time with hanging out with a man and remembering to pay for my own way… I think it also makes me feel a little untouchable professionally, even though I’m entry-level pro. I still play the office games, but perhaps it helps me just let all the politics roll off me like I’m above them, except my super-conj Ramzilla factor believes it.

When I go home, work doesn’t go with me – no matter what.

12th house virgo
12th house virgo

Right on! My moon is 13 Leo.

hiddendragonqueen
hiddendragonqueen

apparently you have a mao moon!

Silver Huang
Silver Huang

Those two pages are intense! I whipped up my chart with Dubhe in astro.com and it’s in my 1st house, square Chiron in Tau and trine Venus in Sag. It seems like the Bear is a symbol that I’ve overlooked, yet apparently plays quite a large part in my identity. I also have Ascendent and True Node (in 1st house) in Leo. Destiny, appearance and identity, all wrapped up together. Love the symbology with The Chariot, symbol of change and flux, highlighted by this part, “The daily circumpolar movement of Ursa Major is simple, easy to observe, and can be… Read more »

scorpiorising
scorpiorising

I couldn’t find the star Dubhe. Only Dubner.

pegasus
pegasus

Dubhe & Merak, Mizar, Megrez,Alioth, Phedka also
in the Great Bear.

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