Finding one's birth star
Astrogeographia and also the discovery of the significance of mega stars [click here] show that true star wisdom is a science that takes into account the entire celestial sphere and not just the stars comprising the signs of the zodiac. This signifies an enormous expansion upon the astrology of the Babylonians, who were focused primarily upon the passage of the Sun, Moon, and five visible planets against the background of the fixed stars making up the twelve signs of the zodiac. Similarly, mega stars represent an extension from the exaltations discovered by the Babylonians. Whereas the exaltations were discovered to be stars or stellar clusters lying within the zodiacal belt - for example, the beautiful star cluster of the Pleiades at 5° Taurus was seen by the Babylonians to be the place of exaltation of the Moon - the meridians which run through the mega stars circle around the entire celestial globe. For the use of mega stars in the context of a new star wisdom all that needs to be known, essentially, are the mega stars' longitudes in the sidereal zodiac. These are known thanks to the star catalog included in Peter Treadgold's program Astrofire, which lists the longitude, latitude, apparent magnitude, absolute magnitude, type, class, distance and luminosity of more than 4000 stars. Thus, information about the mega stars can be derived from Astrofire. The Astrofire star catalog, in turn, is based on the Hipparcos catalog, which is the most accurate of all star catalogs, whose measurements were made by the Hipparcos satellite between 1989 and 1993. For further information about Astrofire, click here.
Hitherto the modus operandi as to how the stars of the entire celestial sphere (and not just the zodiacal stars) send their influences into our solar system has remained hidden. Now, through the knowledge of the stellar meridians, it is at last possible to know why every star in the heavens exerts an influence, and that this influence proceeds along the star's meridian into our solar system via the point of intersection of that meridian with the ecliptic running through the center of the zodiac. For example, the meridian of the mega star Deneb, whose luminosity is 270,000 times that or our Sun, intersects the ecliptic at 10½° Aquarius. Although Deneb is located 60° north of the ecliptic, whenever the Sun or Moon or any planet is located at 10½° Aquarius, it is in conjunction with the Deneb meridian and is thus conjoined with the influence of Deneb, with its stellar energy flowing through that meridian. In this sense one can speak of a conjunction. For example, at the miracle performed by Christ of the feeding of the 5000, the Sun was located at 10½° Aquarius and was therefore in conjunction with the mega star Deneb even though the Sun and Deneb were 60° apart at this miraculous event.
In this way a person's birth star can be found - the birth star lying on the meridian passing through the Sun at the moment of a person's birth. The birth star may be at a considerable distance above (north of) the ecliptic, or it can be far below (south of) the ecliptic. For example, the birth star of the child Jesus whose birth is described in the Gospel of St. Matthew is the famous Garnet Star, so called because of its deep red color. Located in the crown of Cepheus the Crowned King, husband of Cassiopeia and father of Andromeda, this red supergiant is one of the largest and most luminous stars that can be seen with the naked eye. It is a mega star many thousands of times more luminous than our Sun (estimates of its luminosity vary; according to the Hipparcos catalog its luminosity is 46,000) and is located 64° north of the ecliptic. The meridian of the Garnet Star intersects the ecliptic at 15½° Pisces, which was the exact location of the Sun at the birth of the child Jesus who was visited by the three magi. The Garnet Star was the birth star of this Jesus child, and one of the exciting possibilities of the Astrofire program and the chart calculation service based on Astrofire is its use to determine one's birth star.