The constellation Crater represents the cup given to Corvus the crow by Apollo to fetch water. In the heavens you can see it on the back of Hydra the water-snake opposite the crow.
It gives “a kind, generous, cheerful, receptive, passionate and hospitable nature, with good mental abilities, but subject to apprehension and indecision. There is a disordered life full of sudden and unexpected events, and great danger of unhappiness, but usually some eminence.“
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Fixed star Alkes is located at 23º Virgo in the constellation Crater. This star is a bright orange and of 4th magnitude. It gives a love of springs, rivers and streams.
Subjects with this star prominent may be very protective of water sources and are happiest living by the sea or on the river. They also may work in any business connected with water in a therapeutic sense; hydrotherapy, saunas, garden-ponds and fountains, canal builder or even colonic irrigation.
The other named star in Crater, Labrum gives “ideality, psychic power, intelligence, honor and riches in disgrace and purifies to salvation.” 
Alkes is connected to fine wines, vineyards and lush, well-watered gardens. This sacred cup is also associated with prophetic ability as various vessels cross-culturally have versions of it. ie: the Holy Grail or the Cauldron of Bran.
Therefore Alkes can be a gift, something precious carried by an individual to pass down the generations of the family through the genes, like artistic, musical or psychic ability. Alkes’ talent is usually of a Neptunian nature.
Alkes Rising: Olivia Newton-John (04’), Annie Lennox (00’), Brook Shields (08’), Francesco Franco (41’), Julian Emery (24’), Steve Jobs (47′)
Sun Alkes: Agatha Christie (04’), David Copperfield (27’), Oliver Stone (49’), Lauren Bacall (26’), Henrich Stilling (07’), Prince Harry (31’).
Moon Alkes: Deborah Houlding (08′), William Wordsworth (28′), Sarah Aldrete (35′), Howard ‘Hopalong’ Cassidy (26′), Dame Nellie Melba (67′)
Mercury Alkes: Amy Winehouse (25′).
1.Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 p.41, 173.