The topic of fixed stars must come up from time to time. I'm reluctant to bring it up because I don't want to freak anybody out, but I'm curious to know how other people use them in readings, or if they ignore them. It has always been my believe that even with difficult placements in astrology, we still live in a loving universe, and challenges can always be translated into something positive. I'm a Taurus, born on the 19th of May, which, I think, with 27 degress 59 seconds is in relation to the fixed star Algol, which is supposedly negative. Does anyone else have this placement? I've read it can also be a source of great creativity and good, like Albert Einstein, Picasso, and Dali?