Corvus The Crow ~ Birthdays October 1/9


Algorab is an notorious darkstar discovered within the constellation of Corvus the crow. Algorab has a fame 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 have been born underneath 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 means, this raven was distracted by some advantageous figs on a tree and misplaced monitor of time gorging upon them. When the crow instantly remembered his errand he picked up a passing snake (Constellation Hydra) and used it as his excuse for why he had not stuffed up the cup as requested.

One other delusion says “The Raven, was given a activity by Apollo of holding 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 offer craftiness, greediness, ingenuity, persistence, revengefulness, ardour, selfishness, mendacity, aggressiveness, and materials instincts, and generally causes its natives to turn into agitators.” [1.] I might 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 yr 2000.
** Dates are approximate as precession modifications the place the older you might be.

The Lunar mansion Hasta incorporates all the celebs of Corvus. Hasta means hand and in addition 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 will probably be energetic, resourceful, shameless, cruel, and a thief and drunkard.” [2.] Although I’m positive 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 desires; (?!) 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.’ Combat fireplace with fireplace I’d say. It takes crow to defeat a unhealthy crow.


Algorab The Behenian Star?

Algorab is probably the most infamous star of Corvus although it’s not the brightest. There may be 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 necessary as a result of solely one in every 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. Nevertheless, 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 fame, however is Algorab truly 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 aspect of Libra, a variation on the reality when an excuse appears to be like to be safer.” [3] and eventually from the Ebertins “Delays and restraint are indicated to come back about by fiascos, losses, improper dealing with of issues and enmity generally. 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 many others. makes males offended, hateful, daring, and evil-speaking, causes depraved desires, 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 fame of the Crow as an entire. The truth that ‘fiendishness’ is related to magic displays the traditional worry of prophetic potential. Nevertheless, we must always not simply dismiss this as uptight Christians’ exaggerated worry of witchcraft.

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Wanting 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 girls have 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 in addition spiritual zealots. Typically I really feel that each one the celebs of Corvus have a witchy vibe to them, however most notably after they align with the Moon.


1 & 2. Fastened Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.41 & p. 80.
3. The Residing Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.175.
4. Fastened 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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