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۞ Merak is a greenish white star in the flank of the Great Bear.

۞ Merak has a Mars nature and is of importance in a natal chart, if the sign Leo is tenanted and other configurations give a clue to love of command and domination. This star is credited with increasing the power to get on in life and this is especially so if in conjunction with the Sun, Mars or Pluto. [Elsbeth Ebertin]

۞ Merak gives a love of command and domination, the power to achieve, and communication skills with animals, but also warns of great anger and revengefulness when roused.

۞ According to Ptolemy the constellation of Ursa Major is of the nature of Mars.

۞ Position of Fixed Star Merak in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 19°26′ Leo.

۞ Sunstone is the Birthstone of 19°-20° Leo and the 19th of Av.