There are four stars that you have probably seen before, even if you do not know their names, as they are the four brightest stars in the sky, outside of planets such as Venus and Jupiter et al.
These stars were well known to sailors, soldiers and priestesses of the centuries gone by, being used always for navigation and other, more occult purposes.
They have many names: in Ancient Persia – the Four Royal Stars, the Four Archangel Stars (to esoteric Christians) and the Four Heavenly Kings in Buddhism. 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.
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
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 aeons.
Image: Tatiana Plakhova – Complexity Graphics
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