Fixed Star Felis the Cat

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Felis at 08°20′ Virgo has an orb of 1°00′
Fixed Star Felis

Felis Constellation

The Sun joins Felis on August 31

Fixed star Felis, HD 85951, is a faint 4.95 magnitude star in the constellation of Hydra. This was the brightest star in the now-obsolete constellation of Felis. HD 85951 was officially named Felis on 1 June 2018.

Felis (Latin for cat) was a constellation created by French astronomer Jérôme Lalande in 1799. It was between the constellations of Antlia and Hydra.

Degree*

00 ♍ 29
07 ♍ 27
08 ♍ 20
11 ♍ 19
13 ♍ 25

Fixed Star

Phecda
Thuban
Felis
Zosma
Coxa

Orb

2°00′
1°00′
1°00′
2°00′
1°00′

Fixed Star Felis Astrology

Constellation Felis the Cat is said to give a quiet, cautious, watchful, careful, stealthy, cruel, revengeful and destructive nature, with fondness for out-of-the-way subjects and attached to home. The love of cats displayed by Virgo natives is probably due to this constellation. 1

Constellation Hydra the Female Water Snake is said to give an emotional and passionate nature, threatened by great troubles, and to cause some interest in shipping. According to Ptolemy the bright stars are like Saturn and Venus (slovenly, very immoral, shameless, revolting, mean, sorrows in love. If rising, good-tempered, healthy, gain by industry and marriage. If culminating, improved health, fame by help of superiors.) 1

Urania's Mirror

Urania’s Mirror

References

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 41, 47.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

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