red rectangle nebula

Nebula Correspondences
  • Abell 36: tranquility, peace, insight, clarity, knowledge 
  • Abell 78: invisibility, protection
  •  Ant Nebula: communication, strength, power, energy, success, diligence 
  • Barnard’s Loop: vitality, survival, movement, motivation, strength, valor
  • Boomerang Nebula: communication, truth, astral projection
  • California Nebula: assistance, opportunity, finances, passion, creativity, competition, energy, emotional strength, pride
  • Carina Nebula: spirituality, inspiration, purification, protection, travel
  • Cat’s Eye Nebula: beauty, perception, divination, wisdom, mysticism, the unknown
  • Cone Nebula: motivation, confidence; revenge, general cursing
  • Dumbbell Nebula: abundance, prosperity, healing, emotional strength, new beginnings, opportunities
  • Eagle Nebula: wisdom, justice, growth, magic, success, business ventures
  • Egg Nebula: rebirth, spirituality
  • Elephant Trunk Nebula: creativity, ancient energies and knowledge, gentleness, patience, compassion, memory, diligence
  • Engraved Hourglass Nebula: divination, knowledge, protection, vision, intuition; banishment, cursing others, curse redirection
  • Eskimo nebula: money, protection, balance, mental awareness, focus, mental and psychic clarity
  • Flame Nebula: passion, love, lust, ambition, happiness, energy, empowerment, alertness, good health; anger, war, revenge
  • Ghost Nebula: divination, protection, banishment, removing curses, protection in sleep, spirit communication
  • Heart Nebula: love, romance, family, beauty, lust, fertility, fidelity, self-love, emotional healing, passion, friendship, joy
  • Helix Nebula: psychic protection, psychic awareness, drive away evil
  • Hen 2-47: Money, prosperity, fortune, joy Iris Nebula: wisdom, spirit work, guards secrets
  • Horsehead Nebula: inspiration, freedom, sexuality, fertility, intimidation, brings nightmares to enemies 
  • IC 434: Respect, strength, abundance
  • IC 405: protection, rebirth, bonds, guidance, self-love, emotional balance 
  • IC 2118: tranquility, sleep and dreams
  • Lagoon Nebula: divination, empowerment, intelligence, improves communication
  • Lemon Slice Nebula: joy, friendship, cleansing, protection from baneful magick
  • Little Dumbbell Nebula: self-love, emotional healing
  • Little Ghost Nebula: protection, purification
  • Medusa Nebula: charisma, beauty, healing, protection from harm
  • Messier 78: balance, banishment, binding 
  • North American Nebula: renewal, motivation 
  • Omega Nebula: creativity, closing things or ceremonies, starting anew
  • Orion Nebula: independence, psychic awareness, psychic protection, mental clarity, wisdom, beauty, glamour, brings change
  • Owl Nebula: protection during sleep, meditation, intuition, wisdom, clarity 
  • Red Rectangle Nebula: strength, courage, focus, empowerment in times of trial
  • Saturn Nebula: protection, honesty, sincerity, justice and law, time, spiritual awareness, intelligence, wisdom, chaos, spirituality
  • Shapley 1: protection, wishes
  • Southern Owl Nebula: self reflection, honesty
  • Spirograph Nebula: beauty, motivation, energy, self-empowerment, the arts, creativity, confidence
  • Ring Nebula: calm, honesty, friendship, family, protection of the home, respect
  • Tarantula Nebula: dreams, mysticism, creation, new beginnings, binding, chaos, illusion, deceptions 
  • Trifid Nebula: birth, youth, creation, growth
  • Stingray Nebula: prosperity, compassion, healing, maturity, good fortune
  • Veil Nebula: travel, astral projection, realm travel
  • Westerhout 5: growth, connections to the natural world, self-improvement, breaking down barriers, life, harmony, hope, healing
  • Wolf Rayet Nebula: independence, guidance, truth, hope, communication, ambition 

**special thanks to @cosmic-witch for going through this for me

Red Rectangle Nebula

The Red Rectangle Nebula is located about 2,300 light years away towards the constellation Unicorn.

The nebula is powered by an older binary star system. The shape of the nebula is unusual; it is likely caused by a thick circle of dust that pinches the output into cone shapes. From the viewing angle facing the torus of dust head on, the output is seen as an ‘x’. The color of the nebula is also strange, but is less understood.

Image from National Geographic, information from NASA.