۞ Praecipua is the brightest star in the Lesser Lion.
۞ 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.