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۞ Menkent is the third biggest star in the constellation Centaurus, a red and bluish double star, marking the left shoulder of the Centaur.

۞ Menkent gives wisdom, especially an affinity for astronomy, divination, medicine, botany and music, but also warns of an inclination to vengeance.

۞ According to Ptolemy the constellation of Centaurus is of the nature of Venus and Mercury.

۞ Position of Fixed Star Menkent in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 12°18′ Scorpio and conjunct Behenian Fixed Star Alphecca (12°17′ Scorpio).

۞ Blue Nephrite Jade is the Birthstone of 12°-13° Scorpio.