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Fixed Stars Astrology (eltanin astrology)


I first intend to lay out the significations and astronomy of Eltanin and its constellation of Draco . Add a definition for the word meaning and some musing of its mythology as many star names and their mythology appear to be significant in the stars signification and at very least worth taking into consideration. I will mention past astrologers significations of the star and explain my own research and give some conclusions on Eltanin’s overall signification.

Astronomy of Eltanin

Eltanin or Gamma Draconis a reddish to orange giant star, is the bright star in the head of the dragon known as constellation Draco with a magnitude of 2.36 it is likely to be the brightest in our night sky in approximately 1.5 million years when it comes within 28 light years of Earth. For now, it remains at 154 light years away and about the 64th brightest star in the night sky. Catalogue names you may find Eltanin under are HIP 87833, HD 164058 and HR 6705 the star is located midway between the 18th and 19th parallels of longitude and at a declination of approximately 47.5 degrees north. At such a high northerly declination many would not give this star to much attention as it is approximately 23 degrees out of bounds from the ecliptic. I will be using tight orbs so If it has any relevance my research should show what that may be.

Eltanin name meaning

Eltanin or Gamma Draconis (Greek a unit of strength a dragon) has been known by many similar names such as Altamin, Etannin, Etanim meaning the same as Eltanin also Al Ras Tinnin which meant one in a herd of Camels, and earlier known by Arabic astrologers as Ras al Tinnin meaning the Dragons Head. It is important to be clear this reference to the Dragons head has no affiliation with the lunar nodes.

Eltanin and its Constellation Draco

Draco nears the polar sphere and has many named stars such as Thuban, Giausar, Edasich, Altais, Rastaban and Grumium this fact can only mean the ancients gave great importance to this constellation. It is best seen in the evening midheaven between May and June in the northern hemisphere. Ptolemy believed the bright stars in Draco were of the Nature of Saturn and Mars. To paraphrase Robson, he believed that Draco signified clever bravery and emotional maturity, travel, friendship and was intellectually stimulating however accident prone.

Past Significations of Eltanin

Few mention Eltanin however, Ebertin and Hoffman mentions Eltanin in reference to mental ability and solitude if un afflicted and self destruction if afflicted giving it a Saturn Jupiter signification with a Mars influence.

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Mythology of Eltanin

There are a few myths connected with Draco but they all have a theme of Draco being a dragon that is in conflict and comes to defeat, weather it be the dragon that was defeated by Minerva in the Gods and monsters war. Minerva tangled the dragon and placed it in the heavens before it could uncoil. Or Hera’s dragon that guarded the golden apples of Hesperides, were it was Hercules 11th or 12th labour to find and take the apples. Eventually finding and spearing the dragon with the help of Atlas. The dragon was faithful to Hera and so placed in the heavens. Or the dragon killed by Cadmus in the form of the bull searching for his sister Europa while banished. He founded the city of Thebes under the direction of Minerva with the teeth of a slain dragon he found protecting the water in a cave, his men were killed by the dragon but when they did not return, he found and speared it. It has been said that using references to the constellations position and previous use of these myths it is most likely and acceptable that Draco was the dragon that guarded Hera’s Golden apples. However below I show that the myth of Cadmus fits all 20 of my research famous people. I do believe however that in previous cases if there are multiple myths then all of there meaning can be poignant and there are multiple myths for a reason as you will see in some cases below.

Eltanin Research

Eltanin Conjunct MC

Alexander Bell

Scottish born inventor of the telephone and academic spent much of his life teaching speech to the deaf and formed the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the deaf. He taught at Boston university after moving to Canada for health reasons and bought a property in Nova Scotia where he made his home. He was granted US citizenship in 1882 and developed the commercial gramophone the money made from the patient funded his association for the deaf. He died from diabetes in 1922 and is buried in Nova Scotia.

10th house and MC ruler Jupiter in detriment in the 4th house of home and family. Multiple homes and connections with family may bring poor communication and loss due to spreading oneself to thinly, or taking on to much in career.,_Alexander_Graham

Mark Brunell

American pro footballer filled for bankruptcy in 2010 at the end of a very distinguished career winning the Super bowl with New Orleans Saints being the highlight. He gave regular generous donations to his church while in financial hardship.

10th house and Mc ruler in 9th house of Scorpio law and religion the release of legal secrets and philanthropy

Francesco Prudentio

Italian Mafia boss and contraband smuggler throughout Albania, Montenegro, Greece, Bulgaria and Italy. Was in hiding from 1995 until he was finally captured in Greece in 2000.

10th house and MC ruler Jupiter in 10th house RX and conjunct MC and Eltanin oppose Uranus. Business and public profile falsely expansive and over exaggerated ones luck can be suddenly poor due to pushing public or business limitations.

Rolf Von Sydow

German born he server undetected after graduation, in the German army as his mother was half Jewish and was wounded many times. He wanted to be an officer or diplomat like his farther and grandfather but was unable to because of his Jewish heritage. Began a career as a director in radio then tv and feature films. He later become a published author as well mainly of an autobiographical nature. He had three wives throughout his life and died in 2019 2 days before his 95th birthday.

10th house and MC ruler Jupiter in 10th house RX oppose Mercury. Business and public profile is regressed in networking give and take are required as learning and communicating in the home or in private is favoured and a lack of publicity or optimism may result in one's work not getting the attention it deserves.

Billy Williams

Billy was an American major league baseball player. He was rookie of the year in 1961 and a star player for the Chicago cubs. He was selected as an all star 6 times and was the 2nd most durable player in history playing 1,117 consecutive games. Was traded to the Oakland A’s in 1974 and stayed with the club a further 18 years and finishing his career in 1986 when joining the staff there. He was Inaugurated into the national baseball hall of fame in 1987.

10th house and Mc ruler Jupiter in 1st house of Pisces Compassionate spiritual individual with self confidence and an optimistic outlook, ones physical body and persona is the key to the career.

Elisabetta Gardini

Elisabetta was a well known Italian tv presenter and actress from mid 1985 – 2000. She entered politics and had some issues finding a suitable party in Italy and had some loses however took up some non elected positions in various parties. she was elected to the European parliament in 2009 and 2014 however but lost her elected place in 2019.

10th house and Mc ruler Jupiter in 6th house of Leo conjunct Pluto, expansive flamboyant and intense power in service to others.

Georges Auric

French composer born in 1899 was a child prodigy by age 10 made his name in film and ballet scores, and was one of the famed les six composers of the early 1900’s. He also wrote music criticism for periodicals and was director of the Paris opera from 1962 – 1968. His most recognisable score was that of Moulin Rouge. He was a private and secretive man, and little was known of his home life.

10th house and Mc ruler Jupiter in 9th house of Scorpio oppose Moon releasing hidden emotions to both the everyday and wider world is a key to one's career.

Richard E Lyng

Richard graduated from university of Notre Dame in 1940 and served in the pacific in WW2 he was an American Agri businessman running a seed and bean business a