"Remote and shining as Aldebaran"
Map showing position of Aldebaran - Credit: Maksim
is an orange giant star
located in the constellation of Taurus
. It is one of the brightest stars in the sky, which has led to various associations. In astrology, it is said to be a portent of wealth and prestige; the Persians considered it a Royal Star
. Its name means 'The Follower' in Arabic, probably because it rises after the Pleiades
cluster of stars. Due to its size, it is also one of the 57 stars of celestial navigation.