Accrux is the Latinized form to Alpha Crucis; it is the brightest star from the asterism known as the constellation of Southern Cross (Crux Australis).
Accrux – Brightest Star of the Southern Cross
Accrux is the Latinized form to Alpha Crucis; it is the brightest star from the asterism known as the constellation of Southern Cross (Crux Australis). The star was noticeable to ancient Hindu stargazers who labeled it Tri-shanku. It was also perceptible to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who regarded it as part of the constellation of Centaurus. Accrux is also known as “Star of Magellan,” after being a stellar guide to the famous Portuguese Navigator.
It confers to those under its influence, the inclination for Spirituality, Religiosity, and Occultism. The star influences the sense of justice, and affinity with magic, and mysticism. Negatively, it creates the possibility of having to face unexpected difficulties, challenging trials when the star receives bad aspects, especially from luminaries and angular houses. However, the native who has this star in his birth zodiac will have an enormous chance of obtaining an excellent success, which is a lot of result of a good effort and of his personal aptitudes. It has the general nature of the Planet Jupiter. Success and Perseverance. You should stay on the right path to get the maximum benefits that this star gives the native.
The Centaur Constellation
Some poems are like the Centaurs – a mingling of man and beast and begotten of Ixion on a cloud.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The history of this constellation is associated with the twelve works of Hercules. The centaurs were mythical creatures, half men, half horses, descended from Ixion (a cloud formed by Zeus).
These beings frequently appear in Greek mythology.
This constellation consists of a group of stars that form this well-known figure (half-man / half-horse) in the firmament and give it the name.
The Centaurus constellation is one of the biggest constellations in the southern celestial hemisphere with a clearly visible asterism. The feet of this constellation is formed by two bright stars: Alpha and Beta Centauri, also known by the Arabic names of Wazn and Hadar. Alpha Centauri is better known as “Rigil Kentaurus,” or as the foot of Centaur. It is a triple system, like three stars that are closest to the Sun.
The Science Behind the Constellation
The Centaur constellation practically surrounds the Asterism of the Southern Cross. Whoever finds himself in the southern hemisphere, can admire this constellation on a clear night sky. When we look up at the Centaur, we can appreciate the Boomerang Nebula which records the coldest point in the observable universe.
Also in the direction of is the largest concentration of stars in the Milky Way, a veritable star cluster that is particularly bright. The Centaur gallops tirelessly every night in the infinite sky, wielding his bow, waiting for yet another battle. The neighboring constellations are Hydra, Antlia, Vela, Carina, Musca, Circinus and Lupus.
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