The Royal Stars, also known as The Watchers are the most magical in Fixed Stars Astrology. Known since ancient times, they’re resonant and poetic. There are four of them and you’ve probably seen them before, even if you did not know their names.
These are the four brightest stars in the sky, outside of planets such as Venus and Jupiter. The word “planet” – by the way – means wanderer. Planets move in pre-determined paths, whereas the Fixed Stars are always in the same place.
The Watchers were well known to sailors, soldiers, and priestesses of the centuries gone by, being used for navigation and other, more occult purposes.
They have many names. In Ancient Persia, they were the Four Royal stars. Esoteric Christians see them as the Archangel stars. To the Buddhists, they are the Four Heavenly Kings. They even turn into four Angel acupuncture points in Traditional Chinese Medicine. They are also known as the Four Guardians or simply – the Watchers, which I find thrillingly poetic.
The Watchers Are The Most Magical In Fixed Stars Astrology
Individually, they are known by different names in Norse, Mayan, Maori – everything. But these are their main names and the current astrological placement is as follows:
Aldebaran – Watcher of the East – Archangel Michael – the Bull’s Eye – 10 Gemini.
Antares – Watcher of the West – Archangel Oriel – a red star, like Mars and currently near Mars – 10 Sagittarius.
Fomalhaut – Watcher of the South – Archangel Gabriel – 3 Pisces
Regulus – Watcher of the North – Archangel Raphael – 29 Leo/Zero Virgo
If You Were Born With The Sun, Moon or Ascendant Near One Of The Watchers, They’re Guide Stars
These are Fixed Stars so they don’t move around like planets but due to the precession of the equinoxes, their positions shift slightly over the years. If you have the Sun, Moon or anything near these Royal Stars, they are your lucky stars, your guardian angels.
They are also linked to the Winds, the Four Horsemen of the Christian mythology, four dwarfs of Yggdrasil – the immense magical tree of the Norse cosmology.
They are beautiful and oddly comforting to see in the sky at night, as countless millions of souls have gazed upon them for perspective and succor through the eons.
Stargazing as meditation is vastly underrated.
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