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{{Quote|To be sure, it was an inauspicious time to have a baby, I always said... Why, Morrslieb was fat, Dragomas the Drake was in ascendant, and the Big Cross was nowhere in the sky... That newborn babe was pulled from its mother, and I wasn’t surprised to see the babe touched...|—Lucretia, Wise Woman}}
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{{Quote|To be sure, it was an inauspicious time to have a baby, I always said... Why, Morrslieb was fat, Dragomas the Drake was in ascendant, and the Big Cross was nowhere in the sky... That newborn babe was pulled from its mother, and I wasn’t surprised to see the babe touched...|—Lucretia, Wise Woman}}[[File:Astrology.png|thumb|439x439px]]
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Some believe in the heavens are written the tales of what has passed, what happens now, and what shall come to be. For generations, [[Man]] has looked up to the firmament to question his purpose and place, casting prayers to whatever deaf gods play amongst the burning torches. [[Sailor]]s use the stars as guides, helping them navigate the uncharted waters of the [[Sea of Claws]], whilst the [[Araby]]an philosophers stare up at the nightly heavens to discover the secrets of the world, a practice brought back to the [[Empire]] by the [[Crusade against Araby|crusaders]].
   
Some believe in the heavens are written the tales of what has passed, what happens now, and what shall come to be. For generations, [[Man]] has looked up to the firmament to question his purpose and place, casting prayers to whatever deaf gods play amongst the burning torches. Sailors use the stars as guides, helping them navigate the uncharted waters of the [[Sea of Claws]], whilst the [[Araby]]an philosophers stare up at the nightly heavens to discover the secrets of the world, a practice brought back to the [[Empire]] by the [[Crusade against Araby|crusaders]].
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Over the centuries, certain clusters of stars have acquired names, characteristics, and some supernatural significance. Some, nay most, believe the position of the clusters when a child is born reveals some truth about a person, shaping his personality, outlooks, hopes, and dreams for the rest of his life. Whether dismissed as the foolish superstitions of [[peasants]], soothsayers, and charlatans or embraced as a fundamental truth, no one can deny the coincidences between Man and the arrangement of the heavens.
 
Over the centuries, certain clusters of stars have acquired names, characteristics, and some supernatural significance. Some, nay most, believe the position of the clusters when a child is born reveals some truth about a person, shaping his personality, outlooks, hopes, and dreams for the rest of his life. Whether dismissed as the foolish superstitions of peasants, soothsayers, and charlatans or embraced as a fundamental truth, no one can deny the coincidences between Man and the arrangement of the heavens.
 
   
 
=== '''List of Constellations''' ===
 
=== '''List of Constellations''' ===
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{| class="wikitable" style="text-align:center"
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|-
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! Sign
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! Classical Name
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! Significance
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! Date
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|-
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| [[Wymund|Wymund the Anchorite]]
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| Wymenos
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| Sign of Enduring
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| 22/12 - 7/1
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|-
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| [[Big Cross|The Big Cross]]
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| Azurios
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| Sign of Clarity
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| 8/1 - 27/1
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|-
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| [[Limner's Line|The Limner's Line]]
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| Verros
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| Sign of Precision
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| 28/1 - 15/2
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|-
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| [[Gnuthus|Gnuthus the Ox]]
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| Nuthios
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| Sign of Dutiful Service
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| 16/2 - 1/3
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|-
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| [[Dragomas|Dragomas the Drake]]
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| Drakonos
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| Sign of Courage
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| 2/3 - 21/3
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|-
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| [[Gloaming|The Gloaming]]
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| Tarotes
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| Sign of Illusion and Mystery
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| 22/3 - 8/4
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|-
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| [[Grungi's Baldric|Grungni's Baldric]]
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| Gileon
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| Sign of Martial Pursuits
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| 9/4 - 28/4
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|-
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| [[Mammit|Mammit the Wise]]
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| Mammius
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| Sign of Wisdom
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| 29/4 - 15/5
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|-
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| [[Mummit|Mummit the Fool]]
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| Mammios
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| Sign of the Indistinct
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| 16/5 - 1/6
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|-
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| [[Two Bullocks|The Two Bullocks]]
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| Hashoor
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| Sign of Fertility and Craftsmanship
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| 2/6 - 21/6
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|-
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| [[Dancer|The Dancer]]
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| Adamnos
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| Sign of Love and Attraction
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| 22/6 - 7/7
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|-
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| [[Drummer|The Drummer]]
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| Lupios
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| Sign of Excess and Hedonism
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| 8/7 - 27/7
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|-
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| [[Piper|The Piper]]
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| Sangist
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| Sign of the Trickster
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| 28/7 - 15/8
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|-
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| [[Vobist|Vobist the Faint]]
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| Vobist
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| Sign of Darkness and Uncertainty
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| 16/8 - 1/9
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|-
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| [[Broken Cart|The Broken Cart]]
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| Kharnos
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| Sign of Pride
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| 2/9 - 21/9
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|-
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| [[Greased Goat|The Greased Goat]]
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| Talios
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| Sign of Denied Passions
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| 22/9 - 8/10
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|-
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| [[Rhya's Cauldron]]
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| Rionyes
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| Sign of Mercy, Death, and Creation
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| 9/10 - 28/10
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|-
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| [[Cacklefax|Cacklefax the Cockerel]]
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| Kakeros
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| Sign of Money and Merchants
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| 29/10 - 15/11
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|-
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| [[Bone Saw|The Bone Saw (Grimoire)]]
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| Alyoi
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| Sign of Skill and Learning
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| 16/11 - 1/12
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|-
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| [[Witchling Star|The Witchling Star]]
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| Solkios
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| Sign of Magic
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| 2/12 - 21/12
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|}
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'''Spring'''
 
'''Spring'''
 
* [[Limner's Line|The Limner's Line]] -- Sign of Precision
 
* [[Limner's Line|The Limner's Line]] -- Sign of Precision
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* [[Wymund|Wymund the Anchorite]] -- Sign of Enduring
 
* [[Wymund|Wymund the Anchorite]] -- Sign of Enduring
 
* [[Big Cross|The Big Cross]] -- Sign of Clarity
 
* [[Big Cross|The Big Cross]] -- Sign of Clarity
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==Trivia==
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* In ''The Burning Shore'', [[Florin d'Artaud]] mentions not being able to see "The Mill", "The Griffin" or the "The Lady's Veil," in the night sky over [[Lustria]]'s eastern coast. It is unclear if these constellations are [[Bretonnian]] names for star signs already mentioned, or if they are their own. However, even in Lustria, one constellation - The Serpent - can still be seen as a bright star (its eye), while beneath it, trails of stars form the fangs. The constellation then spirals over and into the horizon.{{Fn|2a}}
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* ''Aenarion's Swordbelt'' is the Asur name of a constellation visible in Ulthuan's night sky.{{Fn|3a}}
   
 
== Source ==
 
== Source ==
 
* ''Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- The WFRP Companion'' (pg. 46-52).
 
* ''Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- The WFRP Companion'' (pg. 46-52).
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* {{Endn|2}}: ''The Burning Shore'' (Novel), by Robert Earl
[[Category:Mankind]]
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** {{Endn|2a}}: Chapter 8
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* {{Endn|3}}: ''Sword of Caledor'' (Novel), by William King
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** {{Endn|3a}}: Chapter 15
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[[Category:Araby]]
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[[Category:Astronomy]]
 
[[Category:Constellations]]
 
[[Category:Constellations]]
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[[Category:Mankind]]
 
[[Category:The Empire]]
 
[[Category:The Empire]]
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[[Category:S]]

Latest revision as of 04:13, March 17, 2020

"To be sure, it was an inauspicious time to have a baby, I always said... Why, Morrslieb was fat, Dragomas the Drake was in ascendant, and the Big Cross was nowhere in the sky... That newborn babe was pulled from its mother, and I wasn’t surprised to see the babe touched..."
—Lucretia, Wise Woman
Astrology

Some believe in the heavens are written the tales of what has passed, what happens now, and what shall come to be. For generations, Man has looked up to the firmament to question his purpose and place, casting prayers to whatever deaf gods play amongst the burning torches. Sailors use the stars as guides, helping them navigate the uncharted waters of the Sea of Claws, whilst the Arabyan philosophers stare up at the nightly heavens to discover the secrets of the world, a practice brought back to the Empire by the crusaders.

Over the centuries, certain clusters of stars have acquired names, characteristics, and some supernatural significance. Some, nay most, believe the position of the clusters when a child is born reveals some truth about a person, shaping his personality, outlooks, hopes, and dreams for the rest of his life. Whether dismissed as the foolish superstitions of peasants, soothsayers, and charlatans or embraced as a fundamental truth, no one can deny the coincidences between Man and the arrangement of the heavens.

List of Constellations Edit

Sign Classical Name Significance Date
Wymund the Anchorite Wymenos Sign of Enduring 22/12 - 7/1
The Big Cross Azurios Sign of Clarity 8/1 - 27/1
The Limner's Line Verros Sign of Precision 28/1 - 15/2
Gnuthus the Ox Nuthios Sign of Dutiful Service 16/2 - 1/3
Dragomas the Drake Drakonos Sign of Courage 2/3 - 21/3
The Gloaming Tarotes Sign of Illusion and Mystery 22/3 - 8/4
Grungni's Baldric Gileon Sign of Martial Pursuits 9/4 - 28/4
Mammit the Wise Mammius Sign of Wisdom 29/4 - 15/5
Mummit the Fool Mammios Sign of the Indistinct 16/5 - 1/6
The Two Bullocks Hashoor Sign of Fertility and Craftsmanship 2/6 - 21/6
The Dancer Adamnos Sign of Love and Attraction 22/6 - 7/7
The Drummer Lupios Sign of Excess and Hedonism 8/7 - 27/7
The Piper Sangist Sign of the Trickster 28/7 - 15/8
Vobist the Faint Vobist Sign of Darkness and Uncertainty 16/8 - 1/9
The Broken Cart Kharnos Sign of Pride 2/9 - 21/9
The Greased Goat Talios Sign of Denied Passions 22/9 - 8/10
Rhya's Cauldron Rionyes Sign of Mercy, Death, and Creation 9/10 - 28/10
Cacklefax the Cockerel Kakeros Sign of Money and Merchants 29/10 - 15/11
The Bone Saw (Grimoire) Alyoi Sign of Skill and Learning 16/11 - 1/12
The Witchling Star Solkios Sign of Magic 2/12 - 21/12

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Summer

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Winter

TriviaEdit

  • In The Burning Shore, Florin d'Artaud mentions not being able to see "The Mill", "The Griffin" or the "The Lady's Veil," in the night sky over Lustria's eastern coast. It is unclear if these constellations are Bretonnian names for star signs already mentioned, or if they are their own. However, even in Lustria, one constellation - The Serpent - can still be seen as a bright star (its eye), while beneath it, trails of stars form the fangs. The constellation then spirals over and into the horizon.[2a]
  • Aenarion's Swordbelt is the Asur name of a constellation visible in Ulthuan's night sky.[3a]

Source Edit

  • Warhammer Fantasy RPG 2nd ED -- The WFRP Companion (pg. 46-52).
  • 2: The Burning Shore (Novel), by Robert Earl
    • 2a: Chapter 8
  • 3: Sword of Caledor (Novel), by William King
    • 3a: Chapter 15

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