Vega & Constellation Lyra

Vega is the principal star of Constellation Lyra. The harp is found between 10º – 29º Capricorn. It is from these stars that give the Zodiac sign of the goat its aspirations, the urge to rise above mediocrity and the need to be seen in the right places with the right people. This area of the sky craves high status and wants to influence. Constellation Lyra’s myth; Mercury made a little harp with three strings and gave it to Orpheus who used it to charm the beasts. Jupiter placed Lyra in the heavens to honor Orpheus’s death. “It is said to give an harmonious, poetical and developed nature, fond of music and apt in science and art, but inclined to theft.” [1] Ptolemy said it is like Venus and Mercury. The theft will come from its associations with Mercury. The constellation obviously has a trickster element to it. As you can see below, crime and punishment and being a law unto yourself is also a feature of this stellar zone. It is said that when this constellation rises in a chart;

Constellation Lyra

“There shall be born a man to investigate wrong-doing and punish the guilty…he will get to the bottom of crimes by sifting the evidence for them and bring to light all that lies hidden under the silence of deceit. Hence, too, are begotten the merciless torturer, the dispenser of penalties…..” ~ Manilus. The Latin word fidicula, sometimes associated this constellation, also signifies an instrument of torture. This explains the eclectic mix of artists, media “whores”, and politicians alongside some sadistic murderers. The Australian Lyrebird was mistakenly thought to have a tail shaped just like a Lyre and this “lie” was commemorated on a postage stamp. This extremely shy bird IS infact a lair though, it is famed for its extraordinary ability to mimic any variety of bird and any sound. This is fitting since its principle star Vega is associated with pretentiousness.


Blood is thicker than water, family honor, loyalty, musical, theatrical, arty and crafty, waxes lyrical, charming the birds from the trees, pied piper, paying the piper, songbirds, lullaby, lair, aspiring, social climbers, class conscious, divas, wannabies, fans, stalkers, admirers, high status, flash cars, impressive, political clout, gangsters, grasping, publicity hungry, media whores, ancestral talents, dynasties, forging, faking, plastic surgery, perfection, idealism, the pinnacle of success, snobbery, rags to riches, riches to rags, thieving, criminal activity, torture, punishment, law unto themselves.

Author: Marina Macario


  1. Donna, are you an artist? Is second house ruled by Saturn or Jupiter? I am a Vega Mercury and Mercury is my chart ruler.

    I think it is hard to talk about the north node without more information about the chart. I am pretty fascinated with the north node because I am so interested in reincarnation, and the nodes to me are very much about past life gifts and challenges. to me the North Node is about what we both fear and yet need to confront and integrate. I think you have to look at all the things related to the second house and the highest and best characteristics of Capricorn and follow your intuition about it. Or get a professional to read your chart to see your past life gifts/challenges to better understand the north node. For example, your south node would be in Cancer, so some negative expression of Cancer is to be overcome in this life with Capricorn gifts. My south node is in Virgo in my first house, and one of my challenges has been to overcome excessive analysis and crippling self-doubt to develop more compassion and faith in what is unknown so that I can be fulfilled through trusting a worthy partner.

    hope that helps!

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  2. Hello Marina, nice post! It is an interesting perspective, as many, although admire these bright stars (aldebaran, sirius, spica, etc..) talk about their huge possible negative effects (quick ascensions and quick falls).
    Although i believe there are thousands and thousands of people like me, i found out My ASC in Cappy(14 degrees and a few min) conjuncts Vega within one degree, and Mars and Mercury sit in the light of Sheliak at 18 degrees capricorn (although shows that they conjunct ASC and Vega too).
    This implies that my Descendant also conjuncts Sirius, which is true (Moon also parallels Sirius)
    Also, my North Node in Libra conjuncts Spica in the 9th House. (4 seconds difference)

    Does the axis Vega ASC – Sirius DSC have any meaning?

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  3. Hallo,
    i have a question. i have vega and rukbat conjunct IC and pluto is now conjunct vega in transit. many thanks

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