Corona Borealis Constellation Meaning

Constellation Corona Borealis Astrology

Constellation Corona Borealis [Stellarium]

Constellation Corona Borealis Astrology

Constellation Corona Borealis the Northern Crown, is a northern constellation sitting above the head of the Serpent, constellation Serpens, between Bootes and Hercules. Corona Borealis spans 12 degrees of the Zodiac in the Sign Scorpio, and contains 2 named fixed stars.

Constellation Corona Borealis Stars
09 ♏ 08
12 ♏ 18
β Corona Borealis
α Corona Borealis

(Star positions for year 2000)

CORONA BOREALIS. The Northern Crown.

Legend. Corona Borealis represents the garland given by Venus to Ariadne on the occasion of her marriage to Bacchus after she had been forsaken by Theseus.

Influence. According to Ptolemy it is like Venus and Mercury. It is said to give artistic ability, love of flowers, lassitude and disillusionment, but to bring its natives to a position of command. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Daleth and the 4th Tarot Trump, “The Emperor”. [1]

The constellation is correlative with that which concerns the air and especially the weather and its effects on agriculture. It is generally a beneficial constellation. When in mutatine subsolar aspect the native will be fond of pleasure. When in matutine culmination, however, the native may prefer pleasure to the honors of life. If matutine setting, the constellation presages a propensity for pleasure that may even bring about disease, dishonor and imprisonment. [2]

Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown … was the only stellar crown known to Eratosthenes and the early Greeks, but they called it Stephanos, a Wreath; and their successors, who had begun to locate the Southern Crown (Corona Australis), added to this title of the original the distinguishing protos; and beta Borelos to show its priority and its northern position. The Latins adopted the Greek name and adjectives in Corona borea, borealis, and septentrionalis; and further knew it as the Crown of Vulcan fashioned ex auro et indicis gemmis; or of Amphitrite, probably from its proximity in the sky to the Dolphin (Delphinus) associated with that goddess.

Constellation Corona Borealis Astrology

Constellation Corona Borealis [Urania’s Mirror]

But generally it was Ariadnaea Corona, Corona Ariadnae, Corona Ariadnes, Cressa Corona, Corona Gnosida, Corona Cretica and Gnossis, varied by Minoia Corona and Minoia Virgo found with Valerius Flaccus and Germanicus, and Ariadnaea Sidus with Ovid; these classical designations referring to Ariadne, or to her father Minos, king of Crete, and to her birthplace in that island, at Gnosos, where Theseus married her. When deserted by him she became the wife of Liber Bacchus, and so took his name Libera; while the crown that Theseus — or, as some said, the goddess Venus — had given her was transferred to the sky, where it became our Corona. [3]

Corona the Crown’s lustrous ring, which twinkles with varying luminosity; for the circle is dominated by a single star, which with passing splendor sparkles in the mid-forehead and enhances with its blazing flame the bright lights of the constellation. They shine as the memorial of deserted Ariadne.

Next to rise is Erigone. When you behold her ascending with five degrees wrested from the sea, there will emerge from the waves the bright memorial of what was once Ariadne’s crown: and gentle will be the skills here from bestowed. For here shines a maiden’s gifts. The child of the Crown will cultivate a garden budding with bright flowers and slopes. Grey with olive or green with grass. He will plant pale violets, purple hyacinths, lilies, poppies which vie with bright Tyrian dyes, and the rose which blooms with the redness of blood, and will stipple meadows with designs of natural color. Or he will entwine different flowers and arrange them in garlands; he will wreathe the constellation under which he was born, and like Ariadne’s crown will be the crowns he fashions; and stems he will squeeze together, and distill mixtures therefrom, and will flavor Arabian with Syrian scents and produce unguents which give off a mingled fragrance, that the charm of the perfume be enhanced by the blending. His heart is set upon elegance, fashion, and the art of adornment, upon gracious living and the pleasure of the hour. Such is the endowment prescribed by the years of the Maid and the flowers of the Crown. [4]

Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God. [Isaiah 62:3]

So here, the CROSS is closely followed by the CROWN! True, “we see not yet all things put under Him, but we see Jesus… for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor” (Heb 2:9)… The Hebrew name for the constellation is Atarah, a royal crown, and its stars are known today in the East by the plural, Ataroth! Its Arabic name is Al Iclil, an ornament, or jewel.

It has 21 stars: one of the 2nd magnitude and six of the 4th. It is easily known by the stars θ, β, α, γ, δ and ε, which form a crescent. Its brightest star, α, has the Arabic name of Al Phecca, the shining.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.40.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.10.
  3. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.173-175.
  4. Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 5, p.29, 321.
  5. The Witness of the Stars, E. W. Bullinger, 8. Corona (the Crown).

17 thoughts on “Corona Borealis Constellation Meaning

  1. Very nice write-up of one of my favorite constellations, both as stargazer and astrologer. Natally, I have Mercury/Vesta at 11 degrees Scorpio, plus asteroid Ariadne conjunct Mars at 4 Capricorn. Ariadne is a major theme in my life, rescuing people from their islands. haha

    • Glad someone noticed! I am writing up all of the constellations before I start to fill in the fixed stars. This really is my passion, but unfortunately the horoscopes take up so much time, but they do pay the bills. that ans the readings I am so far behind with, better to back to it.

  2. Do not use Bullinger as your reference. It is a false science, to put it blunt, a conspiracy theorist. There is no Arabic word for al Iclil, he just made it up, a 19th-century liar. Robson is a much much better writer in this case.

  3. I learned more about Astrolgy by Rudolph von Serbottendorf. Who created books making it easier to do calculations of constellations. His books from arounf 1920 indicate communities of astrologers worldwide. Somebody know more about that?

  4. comet C/2022 E3 discovered March 2, 2022, reaches perihelion January 12, 2023.

    nearest star by longitude, Delta Corona Borealis? RA 15h 49m 45s

    Doesnt look to me like an In Your Face comet like Neowise or Leonard, but there is an Ascendant quincunx Sun aspect, with Mass Formation transits to look at. See what the astronomers can make of it.

    • The trajectory of C/2022 E3 is nearly vertical off the ecliptic, compared to the big moves in declination.

      You could use it to communicate Longitude, whether earth or heaven. For instance, between December 1-3 lights appeared in Wisconsin along longitude 88 West. And just prior to that, on November 29, the featured artwork at Art Basel Miami was Agnes Martin’s #14. She who was born on the prairies 106-107 W long. and would live in Taos, NM also 106-107 long. Her artwork featured grid patterns.

      Are the three connected? Is Space Force sending us a Christmas puzzle to fill the lonely hours?

    • Dec 1-3 Wisconsin lights, a line of longitude to compliment Agnes Martins’ lines of latitude, #14, 7 million$

      Her choice of colour is critical too in understanding Comet EZ interpretive trajectory. The World Cup of Soccer, for instance, in Qatar. The eventual winner Argentina, flag and uniform.

      With country flags and religion symbolism, find a set, and further your theory.

      What do you get?

      A cross, certainly, and the hexagon progresses to the next stage: Energy, and the criticism of the motive force. On this axis, the draconic tweaks the Royal stars; Mars and Moon along for the ride at Winter Solstice

  5. Comet Green, C2022 E3 ZTF

    alternative Ascendant, advance the Perihelion 2 hours. The purpose is to alleviate the Heart stress aspect to the Sun. We know activating the tolerance works because it was proofed on the Mars occult Moon thread, and further taken up by the BOJ.

  6. X 1.9 SolarFlare, 18:50 UTC, January 9


    Venus conjunct Ancha-Fomalhaut. Advantages of Artistic pursuits.

    Mercury opposite Pluto, which is like a robust gathering of American politicians..signing a few documents


    Geocentric seems to be telling us it acknowledges the C2022 E3 ZTF ‘Heart Stress’ with a Moon 19Leo quincunx Sun 19Cap.

  7. X 1.0 Solar Flare, 22:47 UTC, January 10


    Comet 2022 E3 ZTF, by Delta Corona B longitude, opposite Uranus. Ceres sextile Kappa Corona B. Earth/Moon trine Hidalgo 944 asteroid, for a Hispanic activist spiritual connection.

    Moon opposite Ancha-Fomalhaut. Moon is about Security, and Virgo achieves this thru analysis

    • Synastry, Comet 2022 E3 perihelion and 1963 January 12 Angel

      Disconnect a few Stars like Fomalhaut, dwarf Planets like Haumae and Makemake, and Centaur Hidalgo, and the Wing movement becomes more clear.

      • Comet Tail Disconnect, otherwise known as a DE, Disconnect Event. Chart is created January 18, 2023, one day prior to the Sponge rework, Synastry ‘Angel’ – Perihelion.


        The disconnect is symbolized by the Golden Yod snipped by the Minor Grand Quintile. The other tail, ion or dust, characterized by Earth/Moon aspects to Pluto, Saturn, Neptune, Eris. It is open to interpretation but the raw material is there.

  8. Angel wings, could be Butterfly wings too; a discerning message that of the Lorenz or Light scaler effect, notably GRB 221009A, which has its own Holographic astrologyking story.

    GRB 221009A with Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF perihelion transit.

  9. Winter Solstice, December 21, 2022, Heliocentric View

    The Meaning of the comet, there are a few..

    With Delta Corona B at apex, a very precise Golden Yod. Uranus fulcrum, warning on the dangers or abuse of astrology?

    But Jupiter quintile Mars. Can u not resist the gateway to creative art unto time, energy and outer space?

    Notice February 2, the comets perigee when transit Venus conjunct Jupiter. The patrons of the Arts.. what do they know?

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