Astronomical information and designation: α Lyrae. A pale sapphire star in the Lyre constellation.
Name: Vega is derived from Arabic Al-Waqi', "The stooping" eagle or "The swooping Vulture", and is often referred to as "The Vulture Star", "The Sitting Vulture", "The Falling Grype" and figured with upturned head with a lyre in its beak from the story of Orpheus who was torn apart by the Maenads, raving mad-women, they cast the lyre in the river. Jupiter sent a vulture to scoop it out of the river and then placed it in the sky.
Alpha is Wega, less correctly Vega. Waghi, Vuega vel Vagieh, Veka are variations.
Sayce identifies Wega, in Babylonian astronomy, with Dilgan, "the Messenger of Light", a name also applied to other stars.
Position: 16th degree Capricorn (2021- 15° 36')
Nature: Venus-Mercury (Ptolemy). To Alvidas, of Saturn in trine to Jupiter from the earthy signs especially Capricorn and Taurus.
Influence: It is considered fortunate. It gives to the native beneficence, ideality, hopefulness, refinement and creativity, charm, oratory abilities, practicality. It also gives changeability and double transactions. Those who are born under Vega’s influence are grave, sober, outwardly pretentious and usually lascivious. (Robson).
Vega is supposed to give artistic talents, especially for music and acting, but also a liking for good living. With eccentric artists, this may lead to a debauched life.
With Sun: Critical, abrupt, reserved, unpopular, fleeting honors,influential position, insincere friends. If with Mars also, above the earth, and the Moon be with Procyon, death from the bite of a mad dog. (Robson).
1950 14° 36'
1960 14° 44'
1970 14° 53'
1980 13° 10'
1990 15° 01'
2000 15° 17'
2010 15° 26'
2020 15° 34’