Gomeisa Star – Beta Canis Minor

Gomeisa is at 22°12′ Cancer with an orb of 1°00′

Fixed Star Gomeisa Astrology

Fixed Star Gomesia

Gomeisa is a white star in the chest or neck of the Lesser Dog, Canis Minor.
The traditional name Gomeisa, comes from the Arabic al-ghumaisa’ “the bleary-eyed (woman)” [1] short for مرزم الغميصاء mirzam al-ghumaisa’ “girdle of the bleary-eyed one“. In Arabic, the short form would be identical with the name of Procyon. In Chinese, it is known as 南河二 (Nán Hé èr, English: the Second Star of South River.)[2]

Occasionally it has been Al Gamus, from another of the Arabians’ titles for the whole; and Al Mursin, identical with the name of Beta Canis Major, and for a similar reason, – as if announcing the rising of the brightest star of the figure. [3]


1. http://stars.astro.illinois.edu/sow/gomeisa.html
2. http://www.lcsd.gov.hk/CE/Museum/Space/Research/StarName/c_research_chinengstars_e_g.htm
3. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889, p.135.
4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.35.
5. Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 5, 317.

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