Antares is the brightest star in the constellation of Scorpius. It has a beautiful red spector & can be visible with the naked eye. It is a red supergiant that form a binary system. Its mass is unknown. There is an opinion that it is approximately 12 times that of the Sun.
The modern Astrology calls the star “The Heaven Guardian” as it forms an axis with another star named Aldebaran famous as the axe or fatality or catastrophes. Never the less, in the past, it was called “The heart of Scorpion”. Antares is one of the most ancient known stars, yet the Babylonians called it Gaba Gir Tab (the Breast of the Scorpion). In Mesopotamia, it had various names: Urbat, Bilu-sha-ziri (the Lord of the Seed), Kak-shisa ( the Creator of Prosperity), Dar Lugal (the King), Masu Sar (the Hero and the King), Kakkab Bir (the Vermilion Star). In Persia it was known as Satevis, one of the four Royal stars.The name “the Heart of Scorpion” was invented by the Arabs (Qalb al-‘Aqrab). This version was further translated into Greek & other languages.
Antares is a far star. The distance with the Earth is 554,5 light years. So, it is yet impossible to be reached, however it can be watched in last days of May, while it joints the Sun annually in the end of November.
Astrology regards Antares as a negative star bringing big misfortunes. In the 20th century its energy revealed itself during numerous technogenic catastrophes. This point of view is too radical. Since the time immemorial Antares brought not only destruction but great honours, high spiritual level & glory. This star makes plenty of quests & trials to clear up the human heart, so only few ones can really pass them to know its true bliss.
Happy stellar journey!🎇✨✨☺