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, "Diana K. Rosenberg" <ye-
> Mark wrote:
> > Juno
> > *Al Hecka (Zeta Corvi)
> Mislabeled; this is Zeta Tauri. See below.
> > *Tien Kuan (Zeta Tauri)
> Also known as Al Hecka. It marks the southern horn of the Bull.
> "It gives violence, male violence and danger of accidents."
> Anne Wright also mentions something about "taking the bull by the
> I don't know if I would say "mislabeled" - since it has been Al
> for years in astrology references, I don't think you can completely
> delete this name without causing comfusion...
I mean, I had Zeta *Corvi* as Al Hecka. That's not also called Al
Hecka, is it?
> Robson lists it as Al Hecka -- he copied Alvidas verbatim - lord
> where Alvidas got it.
> Eric Morse ("The Living Stars") has some knowledge of Arabic; on
> he has it as Al Hecka and writes:
> "Tracing the Arabic original name is not easy, early western
> having generally made a poor job of that language; it may derive
> Al Qarn, The Horn, a difficult near-K sound for us to pronounce,
> closely it resembles Al Haikal which can mean either a huge beast
(such as a
> bull) or a temple...
> one further origin is from Al Hak'ah, the white spot..."
> I am virtually certain that the source is Al Hak'ah, because that
> Arabic lunar mansion whose determinant stars are Lambda and Phi
> virtually the same longitudes, just below Zeta Tauri.
> As for the Chinese name:
> From my Chinese notes:
> Zeta Tauri (24GE30), the tip of the Bull's S Horn, along with 121
> T'ien Koan, the Celestial Barrier, (or T'ien Mun, the Celestial
> ruled frontier fortifications; when the barriers were closed, the
> One key word for Juno is "vulnerable" - so this could certainly
> the current concerns about
> the security of our ports!
Mark A. Holmes