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Fixed Star Capulus
23° or 24° Taurus
Last month I wrote an article titled, Fixed star Algol, Taurus: The Sexual, Emotional, & Psychological Drives of Heterosexual Men with Algol
After I wrote it, I realized my question about my own involvement with Algol men had not been fully answered. That’s when I started to take a closer look at Capulus. I don’t have Algol in aspect, or paran to any of my planets or angles but I do have Capulus Conjunct Saturn in the 4th house, but not in paran to anything.
The Perseus Myth
Fixed star energy is deeper, and stronger in my opinion, and basically sets the stage for our life.
The fixed star material I’m bringing up in this article is not easily accessed in talk therapy because it resides as a hidden layer under our regular natal chart (an undercurrent). When I say, “regular”, I mean the standard planets and signs that we readily find in a chart.
And while I find the planets of our natal chart describe who we are, the fixed stars seem to be the myths we play out, often with our soul mates (SN stuff). Fixed star energy is deeper, and stronger in my opinion, and basically sets the stage for our life. Therefore, it’s very important to know what river flows beneath the sand, and work towards applause, rather than boos.
And that’s what I hope to accomplish in this article. I hope that you’ll be able to uncover compulsive (covered and deep 8th house material) behavior so that you or the ones you care about may begin healing and putting an end to destructive myths being played out. But not only that, I want you and those you care about to achieve greatness — to take the next evolutionary step of self-awareness and self-development.
View images of Perseus (sexual, brave, ego, courage, victory, youth, dare, daring, vitality, strength, virility, potent , fearless, getting the job done)
Legend has it that “Zeus visited Danae in the form of a shower of gold and got her pregnant with Perseus. As a young man Perseus undertook a mission to kill the Medusa. He was furnished with the sword, cap and wings of Mercury and the shield of Minerva (Athena). He killed the Medusa by cutting off her head and afterwards killed the sea monster Cetus and then rescued and married Andromeda. [Robson*, p.56.]”
About the Perseus Myth: Greek Mythology site
To sum it up, for the purpose of exploring the effects of Capulus on a native, an oracle of Apollo told Danae’s father that her son would one day kill him.
So when Acrisius found Danae (his daughter) had a baby, he cast them out to sea in a large chest. They were saved by the brother (Dictys) of the king, and the king, Polydectes, wanted to marry Danae but she rejected him.
Polydectes set up a rouse to egg on the ego of Perseus. He challenged Perseus to bring him the head of Medusa!
In his journey to slay the head off of Medusa, he received help from Hermes, and Athena (Minerva) — giving Perseus the sickle of Cronos (Saturn) that was used to overpower Uranus and that Zeus used against Typhoeus. Athena also gave him a shield to protect him from the image of Medusa. Hermes gave him winged sandals. He also received from the Nymphs of the North, the cap of darkness (invisibility), and a “magic wallet” to put the head inside.
In the end, Perseus successfully slayed Medusa. He also accidentally hit Acrisisus with a discus in a game on the way back to King Polydectes, and that’s what killed him.
The main players in this story
- Acrisius, father of Danae
- Danae, mother of Perseus
- Perseus, immaculately conceived and is the son of Danae & Zeus (Pisces transformed into Aries or Scorpio?)
- Zeus, father of Perseus (Jupiter, Sagittarius and yet connected to Taurus as he at one point turns himself into a white bull)
- Polydectes, the savior (through his brother) of Dane and Perseus
- Adromeda, whom Perseus got released her from the rock, and married. Poseidon had punished her for her mother’s misstep by chaining her to rock to be sacrificed to a sea monster.
- Hercules, son of Zeus and also a descendant of Perseus and Adromeda
- Mercury (Gemini, Virgo)
- Minerva (Athena, Mars, Scorpio, Aries)
To learn more about the fixed star Capulus, go to the VirgoVault blog for the full article.