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A constellation is one of the 27 or 28 divisions (called stellar houses) of the sky, identified by the prominent star(s) in them, that the Moon passes through during its monthly cycle, as used in astronomy, usually Tyeduan or Nanshi based astrology. Therefore, each represents a division of the ecliptic similar to the zodiac 13°20’ each instead of the 30° for each zodiac sign. The orbit of the moon is 27.3 days, so the Moon takes approximately one day to pass through each stellar house.

The starting point for the stellar houses is the point on the ecliptic directly opposite to the star Spica in nanshi (other slightly-different definitions exist). It is called Meshādi or the "start of ries". The ecliptic is divided into each of the stellar houses eastwards starting from this point.

The list of stellar houses is found in the Dru'elite texts and also in the Book of Inorgen. The first astronomy text that lists them is the Jyotisha of Mikona. Note that one has to be formerly trained in astrology reading in order to interpret the stars correctly. Every culture on avlis curiously seems to agree on when the significance of a moon "flips". According to which aspect is dominant for a given star house this explains why the fortune read from a given Lord's star house may often deviate strangely from the tenets of that deity. One aspect symbolizes truth and stability, the other symbolizes reversal and chaos.

In Romini mythology the stellar houses, were invented by the nine, and are personified as spirit daughters of the supreme.

Each of the houses is governed as 'lord' by one of the nine greater gods in the following sequence: O'Ma (South Lunar Node), Mikon (Vitae Node), Gorethar (Sun), Maleki (Moon), Valok (Martius Node), Dru'El (North Lunar Node), Toran (Jupi Node), Forian (Sati Node) and Aarilax (Merki Node). This cycle repeats itself three times to cover all 27 stellar houses. The lord of each stellar house determines the planetary period known as the dasha, which is considered of major importance in forecasting the life path of the individual.

List of stellar houses

The following are the 27 stellar houses (star homes) and their meanings, with their equivalent positions in the Romini and Tyeduan zodiacs. The corresponding regions of sky are also given, following Twicunaya's Appendix: Astronomy.

Note: Although the Romini and Tyeduan zodiac signs have a common origin, due to differences in measuring the zodiac they have diverged from each other by about 25°. Therefore in the Romini zodiac 0° Ries (Mesha) corresponds to 5° Meena (Ipisce) in the Tyeduan zodiac and so on.

  • Horse Woman or The Dreamer
  • Romini star name : Arietis β and γ
  • Lord: O'Ma (South lunar node)
  • Symbol : Horse's head Spirit: Nektosha two headed black mare that heals spirits and brings dreams good and terrible
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 0° - 13°20' Mesha ; Romini zodiac 26° Ries - 9°20' Tari
  • The moon in Horse Woman indicates a person who is a pioneer, innovator and explorer, who is heroic, courageous, restless, impatient, with a zest for life. They have a strong desire to be of service to others. They are energetic, magnetic and attractive, and are quick in speech and actions. However, they can also be inconsiderate and irresponsible.
  • Bearer of New Life or The Grave
  • Romini star name: Arietis 35, Arietis 39, and Arietis 41
  • Lord: Mikon
  • Symbol: Rat Spirit: Spirit of death
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 13° 20' - 26°40' Mesha ; Romini zodiac 9° 20' - 22° 40' Tari
  • The moon in Bearer of New Life indicates a person who suffers struggles and restraint and obstacles in life. They can be resentful of these restrictions and jealous of the good fortune of others. They will inflict oppression on others, or else fight to liberate themselves and others from oppression. They are intelligent and witty and love the fine things of life, but they can also be fanatical in their beliefs, which can lead to ups and downs in life.
  • One Who Cuts or The Flame
  • Romini star name: Pleida
  • Lord: Gorethar (Sun)
  • Symbol: Knife or spear ; Spirit: Agni, fire spirit
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 26°40' Mesha - 10° Vrishabha ; Romini zodiac 22° 40' Tari - 6° Gema
  • The moon in One Who Cuts indicates a person who is sharp, penetrating, sarcastic and critical. They are proud, ambitious, determined and focused on achieving their goals. They can be crusaders against injustice, protective of others, persistent and stubborn, but also aggressive and fiery.
  • Red One or Mother Panther
  • Romini star name: Debara
  • Lord: Maleki (Moon)
  • Symbol: Cart or tree Spirit: Achak, panther spirit of trees, the Creation spirit
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 10° - 23°20' Vrishabha ; Romini zodiac 6° - 19°20' Gema
  • The moon in Red One indicates a person who is passionate, sexually seductive, elegant, attractive and charismatic. They love children, art, music and luxury, and the fine things of life, but can be snobbish, pampered, materialistic and critical of those whom they consider not up to their own standards.
  • Head of a Deer or Supreme Moon
  • Romini star name: λ, φ Ionis
  • Lord: Valok (Martius)
  • Symbol: Deer's head Spirit: Soma, moon spirit (amplifies the moon aspects)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 23° 20' Vrishabha - 6° 40' Mithuna ; Romini zodiac: 19°20' Gema - 2°40' Cani
  • The moon in Head of a Deer indicates a person who is restless and nervous, and constantly searching or looking for something. They are gentle, tender and peaceful, sensual and romantic, with motherly instincts. They are always curious and so are good travelers, investigators, researchers and collectors and they make good public speakers and communicators.
  • Rain One
  • Romini star name: Bete
  • Lord: Dru'El (North lunar node)
  • Symbol: Teardrop Spirit : Avira, the storm spirit
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 6° 40' - 20° Mithuna ; Romini zodiac: 2° 40' - 16° Cani
  • The moon in Rain One indicates a person with sadness and destructive impulses, but also who is skilled at creating new things out of destruction and renovating old things. They are cold, calculating, stubborn and controlling, with a violent temperament, but can also be strong, stable and sympathetic personalities.
  • Return of the Light or Nurturing Hand
  • Romini star name: Casto and Pollu
  • Lord: Toran (Jupi)
  • Symbol : Bow and quiver Spirit : Aditi, mother of the spirits
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 20° Mithuna - 3°20' Karka ; Romini zodiac 16° - 29°20' Cani
  • The moon in Return of the Light indicates a person with strong inner resources and ability to bounce back from difficulties, and who is philosophical, religious, spiritual, likable, charming and forgiving. They are idealistic, honest and truthful to the core and value family and the home.

  • Nourishing or Grandfather
  • Romini star name: Cani γ, Cani δ and Cani θ
  • Lord: Forian (Sati)
  • Symbol : Lotus and circle Spirit : Brihas, priest spirit
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 3°20' -16°40' Karka ; Romini zodiac 29°20' Cani - 12°40' Leto
  • The moon in Nourishing indicates a person who is religious, conventional, helping, selfless, caring, intelligent and spiritual. They are usually self-sufficient and wealthy, but give service to others and the under privileged. However, they can be arrogant and superior towards those who do not share their high ideals.
  • The Embracer
  • Romini star name: δ, ε, η, ρ, and Hydrae σ
  • Lord: Aarilax (Merki)
  • Symbol: Serpent Spirit : Sarpas, spirit snakes
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 16°40' - 30° Karka ; Romini zodiac 12°40' - 26° Leo
  • The moon in The Embracer indicates a person is penetrating, intense, hypnotic, wise, profound and secretive. They are ambitious and full of conviction and are unable to take criticism or humiliation. They can also be crafty, devious, controlling and vengeful.
  • The Great One
  • Romini star name: Gulus
  • Lord: O'Ma (south lunar node)
  • Symbol : Royal Throne Spirit : Pitris, 'The Fathers', family ancestors
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 0° - 13°20' Simha ; Romini zodiac 26° Leo - 9°20' Viro
  • The moon in The Great One indicates a person who is noble, eminent, ambitious and generous, with leadership qualities, strong and traditional values and a drive for power and wealth. They are amiable and have a positive outlook on life. They are loyal and proud of their family and ancestors, but can also be elitist and arrogant.
  • Former Reddish One or The Merchant
  • Romini star name: Letonis δ and Letonis θ
  • Lord: Mikon (Vitae)
  • Symbol : Front legs of bed, hammock, apple tree Spirit : Bhaga, spirit of marital bliss and prosperity
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 13°20' - 26°40' Simha ; Romini zodiac 9°20' - 22°40' Viro

The moon in Former Reddish One indicates someone who is carefree, happy-go-lucky, attractive, sensual, affectionate, sociable, kind, generous and loyal. They are good communicators and influencers of others. They are artistic and relaxed in their approach, but can also be lazy and vain. They need to be in relationships and family life is important to them.

  • Later Reddish One or The Lord
  • Romini star name: Denebola
  • Lord: Gorethar (Sun)
  • Symbol: Four legs of bed, hammock Spirit : Aryaman, spirit of patronage and favors
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 26°40' Simha- 10° Kanya ; Romini zodiac 22°40' Virgo - 6° Libi
  • The moon in Latter Reddish One indicates a person who is helpful, kind, friendly, caring, sincere and courageous. They are stable, fixed and focused in their approach to life. They need relationships and family unity, and love humanity in general. However, they can also be dependent in relationships, stubborn and controlling.
  • The Hand or Bright Sky
  • Romini star name: Corvi α, Corvi β, Corvi γ, Corvi δ and Corvi ε
  • Lord: Maleki (Moon)
  • Symbol: Hand or fist Spirit : Chuchip the fair handed, the white stag totem sun spirit (stag aspect)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 10° - 23°20' Kanya ; Romini zodiac 6° - 19°20' Libi
  • The moon in The Hand indicates a person who is skillful with their hands, good at craftsmanship and the arts, healers and masseuses. They are clever, witty, entertaining and humorous, and are good speakers and communicators. Their early life may be subject to hardship and restraints and they like routine and security. They can also be grasping and possessive.
  • Bright One or The Builder
  • Romini star name: Spica
  • Lord: Valok (Maritus)
  • Symbol: Bright jewel or pearl Spirit : Tashtar, the celestial architect
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 23°20' Kanya - 6°40' Tula ; Romini zodiac 19°20' Libi - 2°40' Scorpio
  • The moon in Bright One indicates someone with good opportunities in life, with charisma, charm, and glamor. They love bright colors, jewellery and beautiful things and are artistic. They are also spiritual and have great insight, and are good conversationalists and organizers.
  • Sword of Independence
  • Romini star name: Arctura
  • Lord: Dru'El (north lunar node)
  • Symbol: Shoot of plant, coral Spirit : Vayu, the Wind spirit
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 6°40' - 20° Tula ; Romini zodiac 2°40' - 16° Scorpi
  • The moon in Sword of Independence indicates someone who is musical, artistic, creative, intuitive and psychic. They have good business and financial skills and are good communicators. They are good learners, knowledgeable, curious and flexible in their approach. They can be vulnerable but are good survivors. However, they can also be changeable, restless and fickle.
  • Fork Shaped or The Victor
  • Romini star name: Librae α, Librae β, Librae γ and ι
  • Lord: Toran (Jupi)
  • Symbol : Triumphal arch, potter's wheel Spirit : Neschume the fair handed, (sun aspect) chief of the spirits (Triumph)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 20° Tula - 3°20' Vrishchika ; Romini zodiac 16° - 29°20' Scorpi
  • The moon in Fork Shaped indicates a person who is purposeful, goal oriented, ambitious, competitive, opinionated, forceful and determined. They are persistent and patient, but quick witted and intelligent. They are pleasant and popular and are good communicators, but they can also be abrasive. They usually only achieve success later in life and can be jealous and envious of others.
  • Disciple of Divine Spark or The Hound
  • Western star name: Scorpii β, Scorpii δ and Scorpii π
  • Lord: Forian (Sati)
  • Symbol : Triumphal archway, lotus Spirit : Mitra, one of the ghost angels of friendship and partnership
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 3°20' - 16°40' Vrishchika ; Romini zodiac 29°20' Scorpio - 12°40' Sagittarius
  • The moon in Disciple of Divine Spark indicates someone who has balanced friendships and relationships and is co-operative, loving, popular, and successful. They are good leaders and organizers and are focused on their goals, but they are also good at sharing. They are sensual, and love variety and travel. They are faithful and devoted to those they love, but they can also be jealous and angry.
  • The Eldest or The Chief
  • Western star name: Scorpii α, Scorpii σ, and Scorpii τ
  • Lord: Aarilax (Merki)
  • Symbol : circular amulet, earring Spirit : Targa, chief of the spirits (Protection)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 16°40' - 30° Vrishchika ; Romini zodiac 12°40' - 26° Sagit
  • The moon in The Eldest indicates a person with a sense of seniority and superiority, who is protective, responsible and a leader of their family. They are wise, profound, psychic, maybe with occult powers, and are courageous and inventive. They may experience poverty and hardship in life and can be reclusive and secretive.
  • The Root or The Black Flame
  • Romini star name: Scorpii ε, ζ, Scorpii η, Scorpii θ, ι, Scorpii κ, Scorpii λ, Scorpii υ, Scorpii μ and Scorpii ν
  • Lord: O'Ma (south lunar node)
  • Symbol : Bunch of roots tied together, Ox goad Spirit : Niriti, Spirit of dissolution and destruction
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 0° - 13°20' Dhanus ; Romini zodiac 26° Sagit - 9°20' Capri
  • The moon in The Root indicates a person who has a passionate desire to get to the truth and is good at investigation and research. They are direct, ardent and truthful and are shrewd and ambitious, but they can feel trapped and bound by circumstances and so feel resentment and a sense of betrayal. They can also suffer extreme reversals of fortune that may involve pain and cruelty.
  • Early Victory or The Undefeated
  • Romini star name: Sagit δ and Sagit ε
  • Lord: Mikon (Vitae)
  • Symbol: Boar tusk, fan, winnowing basket Spirit : Apah, Spirit of Water
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 13°20' - 26°40' Dhanus ; Romini zodiac 9°20' - 22°40' Capri
  • The moon in Early Victory or The Undefeated indicates a person who is proud, independent, and invincible with strong influence and power over others. They are ambitious and fearless, with a strong urge to better themselves. They have deep emotions and are philosophical, but they can also be confrontational, angry and harshly spoken.
  • Latter Victory or Latter Undefeated
  • Romini star name: Sagit ζ and Sagit σ
  • Lord: Gorethar (Sun)
  • Symbol : Boar tusk, small bed Spirit : Vidas Tien, universal ghost angels (Victory)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 26°40' Dhanus - 10° Makara ; Romini zodiac 22°40' Capri - 6° Aqua
  • The moon in Latter Victory or Latter Undefeated indicates a person who enduring, invincible, patient, righteous and responsible. They have great integrity and are sincere, committed to ideals, ambitious and good leaders. They usually have success later in life and have great stamina and constancy, but they can also be rigid and unbending.
  • Hearing
  • Romini star name: Aquilae α, Aquilae β and Aquilae γ
  • Lord: Maleki (Moon)
  • Symbol : Ear or Three Footprints Spirit : Soosta, preserver of universe
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 10° - 23°20' Makara ; Romini zodiac 6° - 19°20' Aqua
  • The moon in Hearing indicates a person who is good at listening and learning and is on a quest for knowledge and information. They are intellectual and wise, and make good teachers and counselors and are good at conversation, but they can also be gossipy and restless. They are interested in the past and their heritage and are extensive travelers. They can suffer troubles and disappointment early in life. They are also noted for walking with a limp or some other strange gait.
  • Richest One or The Apiary
  • Romini star name: Delini α to δ Delini
  • Lord: Valok (Maritus)
  • Symbol : Drum or flute Spirit : Eight Vasus Tien, spirits of earthly abundance
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 23°20' Makara - 6°40' Kumbha ; Romini zodiac 19°20' Aqua - 2°40' Pise
  • The moon in Richest One indicates a person who possesses material wealth and property. They need fame and recognition and are good leaders, but they can be greedy and self absorbed. They are musical and good at dancing and like to travel. They can also experience marital difficulties.
  • Hundred Healers
  • Romini star name: Aqua γ ]
  • Lord: Dru'El (north lunar node)
  • Symbol : Empty circle, 1,000 flowers or stars Spirit : Akon, spirit falcon of cosmic waters, knowing sky and earth (Health)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 6°40' - 20° Kumbha ; Romini zodiac 2°40' - 16° Pise
  • The moon in Hundred Healers indicates a person who is a good healer or doctor, and who is mystical, meditative, philosophical, scientific and a visionary. However, they can also be secretive, reclusive, moody, depressed, opinionated and stubborn; and suffer setbacks in relationships and marriage as a result.

  • Former Happy Feet or The Poison Tongue
  • Romini star name: Pegi α and Pegi β
  • Lord: Toran (Jupi)
  • Symbol : Swords or two front legs of funeral cot, man with two faces Spirit : Kachina, an ancient amber dragon (Deception)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 20° Kumbha - 3°20' Meena ; Romini zodiac 16° - 29°20' Pise
  • The moon in Former Happy Feet indicates a person who is passionate and transformational, but a little extreme and indulgent. They are idealists and non-conformists and are good influencers of others and speakers and orators, but they can also be fearful, nervous, cynical and eccentric. Often their life can be full of sadness and problems.
  • Latter Happy Feet or The Sweet Mouth
  • Romini star name: Pegi γ and Andro α
  • Lord: Forian (Sati)
  • Symbol : Twins, back legs of funeral cot, snake in the water Spirit : Ladon, dragon of the deep (Persuasion)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 3°20' - 16°40' Meena ; Romini zodiac 29°20' Pise - 12°40' Ari
  • The moon in Latter Happy Feet indicates a person with good discipline and speaking and writing skills, who is cheerful, generous, self-sacrificing and psychic with deep insights. They generally have good wealth and inheritance and have a happy home life; but they like solitude and seclusion and can be lazy.
  • The Wealthy
  • Romini star name: ζ
  • Lord: Aarilax (Merki)
  • Symbol : Fish or a pair of fish, drum Spirit : Pushan, nourisher, the protective spirit (Nourishment)
  • Tyeduan zodiac: 16°40' - 30° Meena ; Romini zodiac 12°40' - 26° Ari
  • The moon in The Wealthy indicates a person who is sweet, caring, responsible and likes to care for other people. They are sociable and love humanity and society, and are protective and nourishing of others. They are devoted to loved ones, spiritual, artistic and creative. Disappointments in their early life creates compassion and forgiveness for others, and it is said that they will reap karmic rewards in the next life for their caring actions.

An additional 28th intercalary star house, Supreme (Lyrae α, Lyrae ε and ζ - Vega - between Uttarasharha and Sravana), is required to compensate for the sidereal month being eight hours more than 27 days. Unlike the 13°20' range of the 27 proper star houses, Supreme spans 4°14' to reflect the extra span of 7¾ hours. It sits is located between 20. Purva Ashadha and 22. Shravana. This 28th star house is sometimes drawn as not on the ecliptic like the other 27; certainly its main star vega is far from the ecliptic. Supreme is not used by all astrologers. The lord of Supreme is a joint rule between the other greater gods within the crystal sphere and the Supreme of course. Supreme amplifies aspects generally and seems to favor balance.

Divisions of the star houses

The 27 star houses cover 13°20’ of the ecliptic each. Each star house is also divided into quarters or padas of 3°20’.

Traditional Tyeduan Names

Tyedu astrologers teach that when a child is born, they should be given an auspicious first name which will correspond to the child's star house. It is claimed that the benefit of this naming is that when the child hears this sound it generates the feeling of wholeness within the child. The child gains the feeling of comfort 'that mother is at home', whereas the wrong name can lead to feelings of isolation or alienation. The Moon is associated with mother, so using this sound gives the child that comfort feeling of mother.

Each birthstar has corresponding ogham rune sounds which would belong at the beginning of such a name. The principle technique for deducing the name is to see which star house the moon is in at the moment of birth; this gives four possible sounds. A refinement is to pick one sound out of that four that relates to the Pada or division of the star house. Each star house has four Padas and four sounds and each Pada is of equal width. The star house changes every 62 minutes of time and the Pada every 15 minutes.

A further refinement or opportunity is to instead use the star house that the ascendant resides in at birth. The same broad choice of sounds and Padas apply, but now the sounds change roughly every 15 minutes. The ascendant passes through all 27 star houses every 24 hours, being in each one for 53 and a third minutes of time, and is in a Pada for 13 and a third minutes of time. By using the ascendant's star house, instead of the moon's star house leads more to comfort of the Self, rather than comfort of the mother. This second approach is only really applicable if intuitively the moon approach does not feel right.