To reiterate for any other celestial mages who are curious: Even parans create a relationship between a planet and a star and that planet becomes a type of translator of light, just as they would in a projected ecliptic conjunction.
I use both projected degree conjunctions and parans... But will say that talismans done on the heliacal rise of a star are WAY more potent imo. Way fewer elections, but the direct metaphorical contact of the star with the earth is like yowza!
For more on this, check out the excerpt I wrote with @psychic_desert for her heliacal Vega talisman:
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"Learn more about the stars in astrology. So many are talking about "sidereal" astrology, but not saying jack about the actual stars! Learn from a meticulous learner and teacher."