Lupus Constellation Stars

Constellation Lupus Astrology

Constellation Lupus [Stellarium]

Constellation Lupus Astrology

Constellation Lupus the Wolf, sits south of constellation Libra and constellation Scorpio, between constellation Centaurus and constellation Ara. Lupus spans 15 degrees of the Zodiac, in the Signs of Scorpio and Sagittarius, and contains 1 named fixed star.

Constellation Lupus Stars
22 ♏ 31
α Lupus

(Star positions for year 2000)

Although very ancient, Lupus is inconspicuous, lying partly in the Milky Way, south of Libra and Scorpio, east of the Centaur, with no star larger than 2.8 magnitude. The Greeks and Romans did not specially designate these stars, and thought of them merely as ‘Therion’, a Wild Beast, Fera, Quadrupes vasta, and Hostia, the Victim. Both cultures thought Centaurus was offering this animal as a sacrifice. Chiron the Centaur (Centaurus), is depicted as spearing this animal and offering it as a sacrifice on the Alter…

According to Ptolemy the bright stars are like Saturn and partly like Mars. Lupus is said to give an acquisitive, grasping, aggressive, prudent and treacherous nature, with a keen desire for knowledge, and strong ill-regulated passions [1]

Constellation Lupus Astrology

Constellation Lupus [Urania’s Mirror]

Lupus, the Wolf… Zibu, the Beast, of Euphratean cylinders, may be for this constellation; and Urbat, the Beast of Death, or the Star of the Dead Fathers, is a title for it attributed to the Akkadians…The alpha star, 2.6, seems to be unnamed except in China, where it was Yang Mun or Men, the South Gate. On the Euphrates it probably was Kakkab Su-gub Gud-Elim, the Star Left Hand of the Horned Bull, said to have been a reference to the Centaur that was thus figured in that valley. [2]

Its modern name is Lupus (a wolf), because it looks like one. It may be any animal. The great point of this ancient constellation is that the animal has been slain, and is in the act of falling down dead. Its Greek name is Thera, a beast, and Lycos, a wolf. Its Latin name is Victima, or Bestia (Vulg. Gen 8:17), which sufficiently indicates the great lesson. This is confirmed by its ancient Hebrew name, Asedah, and Arabic Asedaton, which both mean to be slain.

More than 22 of its stars have been catalogued. None of them are higher than the 4th magnitude; most of them are of the 5th or 6th… In the ancient Zodiac of Denderah He is pictured as a little child with its finger on its lips, and He is called Sura, a lamb! In other pictures He has, besides, the horn of a goat on one side of His head. All this pointed to one and the same great fact, viz., the development and explanation of what was meant by the bruising of His heel! [3]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.41.
2. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889, p.182-184.
3. The Witness of the Stars, E. W. Bullinger, 7. Lupus (Victima the Victim Slain).

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