۞ 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.