Praecipua

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Praecipua

 

۞ Praecipua is the brightest star in the Lesser Lion.

Leo Minor

۞ There is no classical mythology on Leo Minor. The Polish astronomer Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687 C.E.) created this constellation from 18 left-over stars, or supernumeri, located between Leo and the rear legs of Ursa Major. He named star 46 Praecipua, “the Excellent One.”

۞ Chinese astrologers believed that the clarity of these 18 stars in Leo Minor, foretold the election of worthy men.

۞ Praecipua gives a generous, noble, peaceful, and fearless nature, as well as the ability to undertake prominent and responsible positions.

۞ Position of Fixed Star Praecipua in the year 5760 (2000 C.E.): 0°53′ Virgo.

۞ Malachite is the Birthstone of 0°-1° Virgo and the 30th of Av.