Hydrus Constellation Meaning

Hydrus Constellation Astrology

Hydrus Constellation [Stellarium]

Constellation Hydrus the Male Water Snake is a small constellation in the deep southern sky, not to be confused with the the larger and older Female Water Snake, Hydra Constellation. It is close to the south celestrial pole and is bordered by constellations Mensa to the southeast, Eridanus to the east, Horologium and Reticulum to the northeast, Phoenix to the north, Tucana to the northwest and west, and Octans to the south.

Hydrus was established by the Dutch astronomer Petrus Plancius in 1597, from the observations of the southern sky by the Dutch explorers Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. The Water Snake represents a type of snake encountered on the expedition rather than a mythical creature. [1]

List of Stars in Hydrus Constellation

00 ♒ 57βBeta Hyi2.791°40′
10 ♒ 11νNu Hyi4.761°00′
10 ♒ 26γFoo Pih3.261°30′
29 ♒ 00η2Eta2 Hyi4.681°00′
29 ♒ 09δDelta Hyi4.081°00′
01 ♓ 53εEpsilon Hyi4.121°00′
04 ♓ 23ζZeta Hyi4.831°00′
12 ♓ 06αHead of Hydrus2.861°40′

Hydrus Constellation Astrology

Constellation Hydrus the Snake is said to give a cunning, practical and treacherous nature, with great danger of poisoning. [2]

Constellation Hydrus

Constellation Hydrus [Urania’s Mirror]


  1. Hydrus, the Lesser Water Snake, Ian Redpath’s Star Tales.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.47.

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