Fixed Star Kerb

Kerb, or Salm, at 01°03′ Aries has an orb of 1°10′
Fixed Star Kerb

Constellation Pegasus [Stellarium]

Tau Pegasi is a 4.6-magnitude star in the constellation Pegasus. The star bore the traditional names Salm, Kerb (or El Khereb) and Markab (often spelled Markeb), a name shared with Alpha Pegasi, k Puppis and Kappa Velorum.

In 2016, Tau Pegasi was officially named Salm, Alpha Pegasi was named Markab, and Kappa Velorum named Markeb. A Salm is a leathern bucket.

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Kerb Astrology

Fixed star Kerb portends an indirect danger, as from a jilted lover. [2]

Ptolemy said the bright stars in Pegasus are like Mars and Mercury. [1]

The spectral type of A5 suggests Kerb is like Venus.

Constellation Pegasus

Constellation Pegasus the Flying Horse gives ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice, and bad judgment. It prevails against the diseases of horses and preserves horsemen in battle.

According to Ptolemy, the bright stars are like Mars and Mercury (high enterprise, combative, destructive. If rising, rash, very obstinate, ruined by headstrong and precipitate conduct. If culminating, changeable in business.) [1]

The constellation portends events concerning ships and the ocean and also changes in the weather. In medieval times it was said to indicate vain individuals with a great deal of ambition but very poor judgment. [2]

Pegasus, like birds, angels, and most celestial winged creatures, is an allegory for the superior spiritual power that the hero first sought out to aid him in his task, and the Owl represents the wisdom side of that same power. [3]

In mundane astrology, Pegasus is associated with drowning, accidents, catastrophes, earthquakes, tsunamis, storms, floods, shipwrecks, mining accidents, airplane accidents, falling accidents, shooting down from high, horses, jockeys, transportation, communications, space travel, exploration, pioneering, science, invention and heroism.

Tau Pegasi, Salm, Kerb

Tau Pegasi, Salm, Kerb []

Kerb Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Kerb: Rash, very obstinate, ruined by headstrong and precipitate conduct. [1]

Midheaven conjunct Kerb: Changeable in business. [1]

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.56, 231.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.30.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.127.
  • Star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

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