Aldebaran, The Follower
Royal Star of the Vernal Equinox
The four Royal stars, Aldebaran, Regulus, Antares, Fomalhaut, are the brightest stars in their constellations, appearing to stand out from the other stars in the sky and among the 25–brightest stars in the night sky having a magnitude of 1.5 or brighter. The Persians considered these four stars to be the four guardians of the heavens. They marked the seasonal changes and marked the equinoxes and solstices. Aldebaran, whose Persian name is Tascheter is the watcher of the East, and is the Royal Star which marks the vernal Equinox.
A pale beauty and the “Follower” of the Pleiades and the dominant star in the Taurus constellation. The Taurus constellation, containing notable stars and clusters include the Hyades and Pleiades, fixed the Spring Equinox from approximately 4,000 to 2,000 B.C. During the Age of Taurus, a central form or ritual activity were the cults of the bull. The Apis bull of ancient Egypt was an actual creature chosen to serve as the earthly vessel of the spirit of Osiris.
Aldebaron marks the red eye of the bull and is probably linked with the term, “hitting the bull’s eye”, and was equated with the Persian god of light, Ahura Mazda, and is said to endow integrity and to engender the test of honor. Aldebaron marked the Vedic lunar mansion which, as Na’ir al Dabaran, the BrightOne of the Follower. In astrology, Aldebaron has been thought to be eminently fortunate, foreshadowing future riches and honor. Try the following ritual to invoke riches and honor!
Loa voodoo doll
3 white candles
Incense of Jasmine or Rose
Take a cleansing bath, imagine yourself in the ocean, the womb of all creation. After your cleansing bath, light the incense, and three white candles.
Stand facing the east, the place of the rising sun, saying this
“Welcome element of air, fountain of insight and inspiration.
Let the creatures of the air surround me with clarity of dreams.”
Imagine yourself in a field of green wheat, the wind making waves through the standing stalks. Smell the air and notice the freshness of spring. You might feel a physical gust of wind, or see the candles flicker as the element of Air surrounds you.
You may have a vision of a presence that comes to share in your experience, consider this your totem. Set your Loa Voodoo Doll beside you, to represent this totem, as you reach out to touch her. Feel the companionship. Sit in a spot facing the East and meditate accessing your dreams. Remember things you truly crave and the creativity you have lost or the love you need.
Say a few words of gratitude to the elements and send them back to where they came with love. Thank your Loa Voodoo doll and let out three breaths of gratitude and ground yourself. Set a few pieces of dark chocolate next to your Loa Voodoo Doll as an offering. Blow out all your candles before leaving the room. Blessed Be your journey into the green, fertile ground of your aspirations. So it has been written, so mote it be.
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Peace, Love and Light