Mizar Star – Tail of the Big Bear

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Mizar at 15°42′ Virgo has an orb of 2°10′
Fixed Star Mizar

Ursa Major Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Mizar on September 8

Fixed star Mizar, Zeta Ursae Majoris, forms a double star with Alcor (15°52′ Virgo). Mizar is located in the Tail of the Big Bear, Ursa Major constellation. This brilliant white and pale emerald star also appears in the handle of the Big Dipper asterism. Mizar is an Arabic word meaning waistband or girdle.

Degree*

11 ♍ 19
13 ♍ 25
15 ♍ 42
17 ♍ 42
21 ♍ 37

Fixed Star

Zosma
Coxa
Mizar
Asterion
Denebola

Orb

2°00′
1°00′
2°10′
1°30′
2°10′

Mizar Star Mythology

Chinese Taoism personifies Mizar as the star of Lu (禄). The Lu star is believed to be Zhang Xian who lived during the Later Shu dynasty. The word lu specifically refers to the salary of a government official. As such, the Lu star is the star of prosperity, rank, and influence. The Lu star was also worshipped as the deity dictating one’s success in the imperial examinations, and therefore success in the imperial bureaucracy. The Lu star is usually depicted in the dress of a mandarin.

The Star of Prosperity is Mizar in Ursa Major. The Star of Prosperity (Luxing), dressed in imperial robes, is a smiling, bearded man who holds the Wish-Fulfilling Scepter (ruyi). [1]

In Hindu astronomy, Mizar is called Vasistha and Alcor is called Arundhati. As a married couple, they symbolize marriage. In some Hindu communities, priests conducting a wedding ceremony point these stars as a symbol of the closeness marriage brings to a couple.

The 13th-century Persian astronomical writer Al Kazwini said that “people tested their eyesight by this star.” Arabic literature says that only those with the sharpest eyesight can see its companion Alcor. The name the Arabs used for Alcor was suha, meaning either the ‘forgotten’ or ‘neglected’ one. Mizar is easily seen today and it is believed it has grown in magnitude over the centuries. [2]

Mizar Star Zeta Ursae Majoris

Mizar, Zeta Ursae Majoris [astropixels.com]

Mizar Star Astrology

Supposedly, Mizar portends a Mars nature. The reputation of Mizar, if it is in maximal position in a mundane map, is that of being connected with fires of a catastrophic extent and mass calamities. In personal charts Mizar is not helpful if conjunction bad planets. It is not wrong to assume that, besides these handicaps, artistic emanations can also be attributed to Mizar. Mozart and Marlene Dietrich had this star rising. [3]

Mizar is said to presages the death of a loved one by the ancient astrologers. [4]

Mizar means a girdle or waistband. There is no traceable reason for this name appearing here, and it is almost certainly an early western misspelling of Mirza, Prince, for the next star along signifies a man of authority. In both cases, of course, the titles come from a culture which saw other than a bear in these stars or did not allow the Bear this long tail.

We have to keep to the wrong name, which is now too well established., but we should allow that Mizar/Mirza does show more than average authority in the Virgoan role of service to one’s fellow-man, sharing in that tendency to power which shows in all stars in the mid-point of a Sign. The same Saturn-Venus nature found with its zodiacal neighbors Zosma and Denebola. [5]

Ursa Major Constellation

Ursa major gives a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit and great anger and revengefulness when roused. [6]

26th Chinese Lunar Mansion – 張 (Zhāng) Extended Net

The name of this mansion is taken to mean “spreading”, like a net. Associated with festivities, such as after a good hunt (game collected for a feast). As it was customary to bring presents on such occasions, this mansion indicated gifts/presents.

Right conduct is rewarded. It brings harmonious relationships and rewards due to industriousness such as promotion and salary increase. Good for family reunions and acquiring new property. It also presages the sickness of the authority figure.

Mizar Star Conjunctions

Midheaven conjunct Mizar: Justin Bieber 0°12′, Liz Greene 1°45′

Part of Fortune conjunct Mizar: Roman Polanski 1°53′

Sun conjunct Mizar: Sara Aldrete 0°51′

Moon conjunct Mizar: Jamison Twins 1°24′, William Lilly 1°34′

Venus conjunct Mizar: Mick Jagger 1°19′

Mars conjunct Mizar: Charles Manson 0°03′, Napoleon Bonaparte 0°21′, Yoko Ono 0°21′

Neptune conjunct Mizar: Elvis Presley 0°20′, Charles Manson 0°31′, Woody Allen 1°53′, Bill Cosby 1°54′

Pluto conjunct Mizar: Brad Pitt 0°57′, Sara Aldrete 1°11′

North Node conjunct Mizar: Sean Penn 0°31′, Muhammad Ali 0°37′, Michael Bloomberg 1°28′

South Node conjunct Mizar: William S. Burroughs 0°48′, Nicholas Culpeper 2°10′

References

  1. The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons
    Ming-Dao Deng, 19 February 2013, p.81.
  2. Mizar and Alcor – Wikipedia.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.55.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.5.
  5. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, 1988, p.147.
  6. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.65

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

4 thoughts on “Mizar Star – Tail of the Big Bear

  1. Dear Jamie! I have a question relating the fixed stars. Namely, I came across a site for the calculation of my fixed star parans. But, as a result, I have only the stars expressed in minutes, e.g. I have Reguls on angles at moment, (Regulus – On Nadir orb 02 mins 33 secs) and all other stars expressed in the same way. How do I know if they conjunct my natal planets so that I could read your interpretations? Many many thanks!

      • Oh, I had no idea 🙂 The thing is, it seems to me it involves a lot of maths, and I am a linguist 😀
        Thank you very much Jamie, I’ll try to figure it out. All the best to you 🙂

  2. I found Dwight D. Eisenhower had Mizar rising conjunct his Mars in Virgo. He certainly was involved with a mass catastrophe when he was placed in the role of commanding officer during the operations involving D Day. Eke continued to be of great service to his fellow man throughout his lifetime.

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