Constellation Corvus the Crow is a small constellation, perched on the back of the Water Snake, Hydra. It lays south of the ecliptic under the head of the Maiden, Virgo constellation. The name Corvus is Latin for raven or crow.
Corvus Constellation spans less than 10 degree of the zodiac in the Sign Libra, and has 5 named fixed stars.
Position in the Year 2000 Astronomical Name Star Common Name Magnitude Orb
Conjunct alignment with our Sun and Earth occurs every year around until .
(day-time mediation in the Northern Hemisphere)
and the Opposite Alignment from around until
(night-time meditation in the Northern Hemisphere).
*Note the alignments are the other way around for Southern Hemisphere.
To check on the exact dates, search HERE for Sun returning to Corvus Stars Astrological degrees listed below.
You can also use our free calculator HERE to see if Corvus stars are present in your natal Astro chart or on the day of your interest.
Apollo gave a feast to Jupiter and requiring water sent the raven with a cup (constellation Crater) to fetch some. On his way the raven noticed a fig tree, and, resting there until the figs became ripe, feasted himself upon them until, remembering his errand and fearing the anger of Apollo, he picked up a snake (Hydra) and on his return gave as an excuse that it had prevented him from filling the cup. Apollo ordained in punishment that the raven should never drink so long as figs were not ripe, and placed the raven (Corvus), cup (Crater) and snake (Hydra) in the heavens as a memorial.
According to Ptolemy, Corvus is like Mars and Saturn (malicious, thieving, merciless, fiendish, repulsive, liar, accidents, violent death. If culminating, military preferment but final disgrace.) It is said to give craftiness, greediness, ingenuity, patience, revengefulness, passion, selfishness, lying, aggressiveness, and material instincts, and sometimes causes its natives to become agitators.
The Greek figure of Corvus is modeled on the Babylonian Raven (MUL.UGA.MUSHEN), which was similarly placed sitting on the tail of the Serpent (Greek Hydra). The Babylonian constellation was sacred to Adad, the god of rain and storm; in the second Millennium it would have risen just before the start of the autumnal rainy season.
CORVUS STARSEEDS PERSPECTIVE
CHANNELLED TEXTS RECOMMENDATIONS - BOOKS BY
Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.133.
Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.31-34.
Astronomica, Manilius, Book 5, 1st century A.D., p.351.
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