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The Fixed Stars


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Rob Tillett, the author of this article, is a poet, astrologer and musician. As well as being a magician, healer, dramatist and composer, he is the editor and publisher of AstroScope Me and has written many of the articles on this website.

This article examines the influence of the Fixed Stars, with a comprehensive table of their year 2000 position and the character of their effects.
Rob lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.


William Lilly
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The Fixed Stars were so called by the ancients to distinguish them from the Planets, or Wanderers, which are heavenly bodies moving perceptibly across the sphere of the Zodiac. Fixed Stars do not move across the ecliptic in the same way as planets do and in classical times were believed to be fixed to a gigantic celestial sphere, which twirled in a stately dance around the earth every single day. Fixed Stars appear to be stationary, relative to the Earth and to each other, and are grouped into symbolic patterns called constellations (although they do travel due to precession at a rate of less than one minute per year, so needing some seventy-two years to move slightly more than one degree of arc). In modern times, these stars have also been shown to have real motion of their own, as the galaxies appear to be rotating and expanding, although this is not possible to see with the naked eye. This discovery led scientists to propose the Big Bang Theory of the origins of the universe.

However, in the tropical cosmological picture, fixed stars do not lie within the tropical zodiac of the signs, which is a symbolic map; they are all beyond it in the constellations. Some of the fixed stars, particularly those near the ecliptic and of significant magnitude, have been found to exert considerable influence. The images on which our zodiac is based are, of course, patterns drawn from constellations of fixed stars, but the constellations are no longer exactly the same as the Signs of the Zodiac. For example, thanks to the precession of the equinoxes, fixed stars in the constellation of Scorpio can nowadays be found in the tropical sign, Sagittarius. The individual stars nevertheless have a definite influence in themselves, adding a deeper level of meaning to the interpretation of the figure in question.

With regard to the interpretation of the fixed stars, the mythical significance of the star, its constellation and indeed its position in its constellation, will provide much insight into its meaning in the figure. To get a good grasp on this, be sure to have a look at John Frawley's excellent analysis, Reading the Fixed Stars, an excerpt from his upcoming book, due in 2010. The brilliant Mr Frawley is definitely The Man on matters connected with traditional astrology—knowledgeable, articulate, and witty. [I will at some stage place another column in the table to illustrate this method, hopefully sooner rather than later; for now check the positions in the constellations on Anne Wright's Constellations of Words.]

Ptolemy and Lilly

Ptolemy in Tetrabiblos (I:9) declares that the stars are given natures according to their similarities to planetary influences. He specifically assigns stars in sectors of the major constellations to particular planetary likenesses. He lists these without comment, other than to say that these "are the observations of the effects of the stars themselves, as made by our predecessors".

The Elizabethan astrologer, William Lilly, identified about fifty fixed stars in his horary delineations (these are marked in the table with an asterisk *). The fixed stars have an influence when in conjunction, opposition, square or parallel aspect with a planet, or significant point in the horoscope. They are particularly important when in the Ascendant or Angles at birth, or when near the Sun or Moon. They also have an effect when directed to the Angles and can be activated by major transits. Lilly states in Christian Astrology that the planets in some parts of the Zodiac do more evidently declare their effects than in others; and he conceives this to be in those signs and degrees where fixed stars of the same nature with the planet are more in number, and nearer the ecliptic.

Behenian Fixed Stars

Fifteen stars considered especially useful for magical applications (in the mediæval astrology of Europe and the Arab world) are known as the Behenian Fixed Stars (each marked with Behenian Star). The name derives from Arabic bahman, "root," as each was considered a source of astrological power for one or more planets. Each is also connected with a gemstone and plant used in rituals intended to draw the star's influence (e.g., into a talisman).

When a planet was within six degrees of an associated star, this influence was thought to be particularly strong. For Agrippa's table, see the Behenian Fixed Stars; for a different viewpoint, see the Table of Hermes.

Orb of Aspect

Despite the foregoing, the allowed orb for fixed stars is a matter of some dispute among astrologers. Most modern astrologers lean to a very small orb, mainly based on the magnitude of the star (the brighter the star, the greater the orb). For a more detailed examination of magnitudes and other factors, check out Anne Wright's very comprehensive site at Constellations of Words.

Traditional astrology uses a smaller number of stars and allows a larger orb, especially for the four Royal Stars, Aldebaran, Regulus, Antares and Fomalhaut, plus Sirius and Spica. Caput Algol is also allowed a larger orb, because it is such a powerful influence for evil. [If you find this a trifle harsh, dear reader, please examine Medusa's Head, a remarkable article by Diana K. Rosenberg – perhaps the greatest modern authority on the fixed stars.]

In my own work, I have found that an orb of 1 degree (one finger's width) is usually quite noticeable, though I'd allow up to 6 degrees for Algol and various sizeable orbs for the other major stars. I generally ignore most of the smaller stars unless there is a very significant reason not to. Experience is the best teacher. Have a look at my article on the influence of the fixed stars on the September 11 attack, American Catastrophe for some insight into the way they work. Fixed stars are also said to "cast no rays" meaning that aspects other than conjunction should not be considered, but this is by no means always the case, as demonstrated by Rosenberg. See also my colleague Ian Thurnwald's article on the 2002 Uranus/Algol cycle The Cycle of Uranus and Algol in 2002.

Sun and Moon have a naturally wide orb (since they actually physically occupy more of the sky). This said, the closer the orb, the stronger the influence. If a star is angular, especially if rising or setting, its influence is the greatest. This requires the use of parans (locationally determined angular relationships between planets and fixed stars in a chart, based on the horizon and the prime meridien, not the ecliptic). Bernadette Brady is the best modern writer on this. Brady's Book of Fixed Stars makes a very useful and readable addition to any astrologer's library. Conjunctions of fixed stars with planets (including lunar nodes) in the natal chart are very significant, especially if rising, setting or culminating, and when stimulated by transits.

Movement of Stellar Positions due to Precession

It's now (2010) been more than ten years since I first drew up this page. Consequently, several stars in the final degree of their tropical signs have now moved, or are moving, into the subsequent sign. Examples are Scheat, which although still technically in Pisces, entered Aries by a tight orb of influence in mid-2010; Pleiades, already in Gemini; Menkalinan, already in Cancer; Regulus, already in Virgo. You can calculate the movements by adding approximately 50 seconds of a degree per year to the 2000 position of the star as listed. I will endeavour to update this whole table in due course.

The strength and efficacy of the Fixed Stars is to be considered from their magnitude, their splendours, their natures or properties, their nearness to the Ecliptic, their place in the World, their multitude, their first oriental appearance, the purity of their place, the similitude or agreement of the body or rays of a Planet with them and their circle of position.

— The Seven Segments of Cardan [ed. William Lilly, 1675]

Important Fixed Stars

Star Keywords 2000 Position
Effect Character
Scheat * Imprisonment, murder, suicide, drowning, extreme misfortune. Essence of intellect; independent thought; break with conventional thought or philosophy
: Scheat's orb of influence crosses into the 1st degree of Aries in mid 2010. This will be a very notable event, as Jupiter and Uranus do so at almost the same time.
29° Pisces 30
[from mid 2010]
Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
Kerb Danger of being jilted by a lover 1° Aries 03 Neutral Mars/ Mercury
Difda
Deneb Kaitos
Laziness, self destruction, nervousness, illness, inhibitions, loss 2° Aries 35 Unfortunate Saturn
Algenib Ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, bad judgment 9° Aries 09 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
Erakis Authority, sober mind; judges or arbitrators; cruel & severe trials; tragedy; bloody death; drama 9° Aries 42 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Alderamin Gravity, sternness, judgement, severe trials, poetry, drama 12° Aries 47 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Alpheratz *
Alpha Andromedæ
Grace, popularity, independence, honours; freedom, love of movement, speed; strong motivation; popularity, fame; harmonius relationships. 14° Aries 18 Fortunate Venus
Baten Kaitos Isolation, depression, accidents, emigration, shipwrecks 21° Aries 48 Unfortunate Saturn
Acamar Success in public office, ecclesiastical success 23° Aries 16 Fortunate Jupiter
Kurdah
Alkurah
Kings, rulers, judges; head injury, decapitation, severe wounds; cruel trials; talent for acting, writing, entertaining 24° Aries 13 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Alrisha Unifying influence with groups 29° Aries 23 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury
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Mirach Good fortune through marriage, beauty, love talent 0° Taurus 24 Fortunate Venus
Sharatan Violence, defeat, accidents, injury, danger, honours 3° Taurus 49 Unfortunate Mars/ Saturn
Caph A troublemaker for Islam 5° Taurus 07 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
Hamal Violence, cruelty, brutality, also the "Healer" 7° Taurus 40 Unfortunate Mars/ Saturn
Schedir Astrology, mysticism, writing; serious demeanour combined with joie-de-vivre; requires moderation 7° Taurus 48 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus
Azha "The Hatching Place"; love of knowledge, science, much travel, many changes, position of authority, accidents at sea, drowning (influence of Eridanus) 8° Taurus 45 Fortunate Saturn
part of "The River", a constellation traversing several Signs
Achird Haughtiness, boastfulness, exaggerated pride; commands respect 10° Taurus 15 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
Almach Success in Venusian occupations, artistic ability, popularity; military honours; cheerful, liking change & amusement 14° Taurus 15 Fortunate Venus/ Mars
Menkar Disease, throat trouble, disgrace, ruin, injury from beasts, unjustified enmities; sudden emergence of deep unconscious issues 14° Taurus 19 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
Rana Love of knowledge, science, much travel, many changes, position of authority, accidents at sea, drowning (influence of Eridanus) 20° Taurus 52 Fortunate Saturn
part of "The River", a constellation traversing several Signs
Zaurak Melancholy, fear of death and suicidal tendencies 23° Taurus 52 Unfortunate Saturn
Capulus Primitive male sexual energy; penetrating; ruthless; adventurous; dishonesty; mass effects, esp. meteorological 24° Taurus 12 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
Caput Algol *
The Gorgon's Head
Primitive female sexuality; strangulation, beheading, danger to throat and neck, murder, violence, mass catastrophe; the "Evil One", the Demon Star; passionate; intense; hysterical. Also associated with extreme creativity, an expression of the Dark Side... More on Caput Algol. 26° Taurus 10 Very Unfortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Pleiades
The Seven Sisters
Accidents, blindness, violence, homosexuality, feminine power 29° Taurus 58 Unfortunate Constellation of 7 stars
(refer Alcyone)
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Alcyone *
Central star of the Pleiades
Ambition, honour and glory. Trouble with opposite sex. Bereavement; loss; sorrow 0° Gemini 00 Unfortunate Moon/ Jupiter/ Mars
Mirfak
Alpha Perseus
Indicative of events effecting large numbers of people, especially those caused by major meteorological phenomena. Bold, adventurous, somewhat dishonest 02° Gemini 05 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn
Hyades * Scandal, violence, disgrace, imprisonment; bringer of rain. A nebulous cluster of 7 stars in the face of the Bull 5° Gemini 45 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mercury
Aldebaran *
Bull's South Eye
A Royal Star. The archangel Michael, the Watcher of the East. Eloquence, high honours, integrity, popularity, courage, war mongering, agitation; danger, loss, violent death 9° Gemini 47 Unfortunate Mars
Tabit Strong, dignified, self-confidence, inconstancy, arrogance, violence, impiety; prosperity in trade & by voyages or abroad; danger of treachery & poison. 11° Gemini 55 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn
Cursa Currents of Fate, fluctuating emotions, irreversible changes to rhythm of life, sense of oblivion 15° Gemini 17 Fortunate Saturn
Rigel *
Orion's Foot
Technical and artistic ability, inventiveness, humour, honours, riches, happiness 16° Gemini 50 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars
Bellatrix *
Orion's Left Shoulder
Loquaciousness, accidents, sudden dishonour 21° Gemini 28 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
Capella
Inquisitiveness, open mindedness, powerful friends 21° Gemini 51 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury
Phact Talent in art or science 22° Gemini 16 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury/ Uranus
El Nath Luck, fortune, success, quarrels, headstrong; weapons of war; point of attack 22° Gemini 26 Fortunate Mars
Alnilam * Brief fame, quick temper, scandal 23° Gemini 49 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn
Al Hecka * Honours, wealth, power, greed, aggression 24° Gemini 42 Fortunate Mars
Polaris *
The Pole Star
Sickness, trouble, loss, affliction, spiritual powers 28° Gemini 34 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
Betelgeuse *
Orion's Right Shoulder
Great fortune and fame, especially military success, but associated with calamities, danger, and violence 28° Gemini 45 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
Menkalinan Ruin, disgrace, violent death, esp. through pleasure-seeking; self-confidence, honours, fond of country life. Danger of earthquakes if associated with solar eclipse 29° Gemini 55 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury/ Venus
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Propus *
Tejat Prior
Overconfidence, pride, shamelessness, violence; eminence 3° Cancer 26 Unfortunate Saturn
Tejat Posterior Force, energy, power, protection; manifest intelligence; cultural development 5° Cancer 18 Fortunate Mercury/ Venus
Mirzam Good qualities, charitable, faithful; dangerous passions; "The Roarer", announcing the rising of Sirius; "The Announcer", with Gomeisa 7° Cancer 11 Fortunate Venus
Alhena
Almeisan, the shining one
Acute sensitivity, creative imagination, artistic skills, writing, injuries to feet 9° Cancer 06 Fortunate Mercury/ Venus/ Jupiter
Alzirr Hunting, besieging towns, the revenge of princes, trouble, disgrace, sickness, loss of fortune, affliction, danger to knees 11° Cancer 13 Unfortunate Mercury/ Venus/ Jupiter
Dziban
The Two Jackals
Artistic, emotional but sombre; penetrating, analytical mind, much travel, many friends; danger of robbery and accidental poisoning. Craft, ingenuity, valour. A binary star in Draco, the Dragon. 13° Cancer 48 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
Sirius *
the Dog Star
the Sun of the Sun
the prime Sun of our Galaxy

Ambition, pride, emotionality, fame, leadership, wealth, fires, drought, danger through impetuosity. Sirius was worshipped in many cultures; its heliacal rising signalled the peak of summer, the annual flooding of the Nile and the beginning of the ancient Egyptian calendar. More on Sirius. 14° Cancer 05 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars
Canopus *
Ship of the Desert
Voyages, journeys, creativity; scandal, violence; great glory, fame, wealth; changes evil to good; the Rishi (Hindu sage) Agasthya; star of St Catharine; helmsman of the Argo 14° Cancer 51 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Wasat Chemicals, poisons, gas; violence, malevolence, destructiveness as a first principal; pessimism; clear, authoritative speech; prominence in public affairs 18° Cancer 31 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
Castor * Sudden fame or loss, distinction, keen mind, violence, mischief; "The Mortal Twin" 20° Cancer 14 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars/ Venus
Gomeisa "The Weeping One"; frivolity; love of dogs; dogbite; death by drowning 22° Cancer 12 Unfortunate Mercury/ Mars
Pollux *
Caput Hercules
Contemplative speculation, audacity, astrology, ruin, disgrace, death, calamity; the "Immortal Twin"; the "Heartless Judge" 23° Cancer 13 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon/ Uranus
Procyon *
Violence, sudden success then disaster, occult, politics, dissipation 25° Cancer 47 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
Aludra Good-hearted, charitable, faithful; dangerous passions; danger from or fear of darkness and night; liability to dog bites. 29° Cancer 32 Fortunate Venus
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Talitha Quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, great anger when roused; control of wild animals 2° Leo 48 Neutral Saturn/ Mars
The Aselli
The Asses
Death by fever, fire, hanging, beheading, or violent catastrophe, ruin, disgrace, wounds, hurts to face, eye trouble, blindness, imprisonment, great changes in society Nebulous cluster
in 1st decan of Leo
Unfortunate Mars/ Moon
Praesepe * Inner drive, reclusive, blindness, murder, tragedy, fires 7° Leo 12 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon
North Asellus *
Asellus Borealis
Patience, beneficence and courage, heroic and defiant leader 7° Leo 24 Fortunate Sun/ Mars
South Asellus *
Asellus Australis
Military preferment, blindness, eye trouble, shipwreck, mass murder, horrors, self-willed, uncooperative 8° Leo 35 Unfortunate Sun/ Mars
Giansar Penetrating and analytical mind, travel and many friends, craft, ingenuity, and valour, but danger of robbery and accidental poisoning 10° Leo 20 Neutral Saturn/ Mars
Acubens Astrology, writing, perseverance, domestic problems, poison, liars 13° Leo 35 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury
Dubhe
The Bear
Astrology, arrogance, psychic power, destruction; aka Krathu, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) in Ursa Major; Bast Isis, the Egyptian goddess; "The Eye"; "Heaven's Pivot" 15° Leo 00 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury/ Mars
Merak Prudent, restrained, mistrustful, self-controlled (but angry when roused), love of command, power to achieve, good with animals; Pulaha, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of Ursa Major 19° Leo 06 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury/ Mars
Tania Borealis In the right hind paw of Ursa Major, along with Tania Australis, this star was part of an early Arabian constellation, The Gazelle, of which this group is the "Second Leap". The Great Bear is mainly martial in action, considered unfortunate for nations and kings. 19° Leo 33 Fortunate Mercury/ Mars
Ras Elased Aust
Algenubi
Cruel, heartless, bold, bombastic, brutish, destructive, artistic appreciation. Power of expression, spiritual gifts, leadership 20° Leo 42 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
Tania Australis In the right hind paw of Ursa Major, along with Tania Borealis, this star was part of an early Arabian constellation, The Gazelle, of which this group is the "Second Leap". The Great Bear is mainly martial in action, considered unfortunate for nations and kings. 21° Leo 14 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
"Own Worst Enemy" An unfortunate degree. No freedom to act on one's own behalf 22° Leo Unfortunate  
Subra Strength; plunder; swagger; yet simple and without guile 24° Leo 15 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
Alphard * Gives wisdom, musical and artistic appreciation, knowledge of human nature, strong passions, lack of self control, immorality. Sudden death by poison or drowning. Problems with law, love affairs, drugs 27° Leo 08 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus
Adhafera Crime, lying and stealing, suicide 27° Leo 34 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mercury
Al Jabhah * Wealth, sound judgement, cleverness, prone to violence, self-seeking, danger, loss, mutiny 27° Leo 41 Neutral Saturn/ Mercury
Regulus *
Lion's Heart
The most Royal Star. Raphael, the Healing Archangel, the Watcher of the North. Nobility, ambition, alertness, great power, status, leadership, sudden downfall, accidents, violence. Said by some to be the most benefic star in the universe. 29° Leo 53 Very Fortunate Mars/ Jupiter
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Phecda Civilising influence, tamer of beasts, transmission of divine knowledge; Pulasthya, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of the Great Bear, Ursa Major; bloodbaths, assassinations, riots, sexual perversion 0° Virgo 29 Fortunate Jupiter/ Venus
Præcipua Generous, noble, peaceful, fearless nature, with the ability to undertake prominent and responsible positions 0° Virgo 53 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars
Megrez Spiritual sight; creativity; violence; Atri, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages), the ruling star of the Great Bear, Ursa Major 1° Virgo 04 Fortunate Mars
Alula Borealis Marking the hindmost foot of Ursa Major, the Great Bear, the "first leap" of the early Arabian constellation, the Gazelle. Being the northern of the two Alulas, it is the more fortunate. Associated with female infidelity and revenge. This star is conjunct the natal Sun and Part of Fortune of popstar Michael Jackson. The Great Bear gives a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit and great anger when roused. 6° Virgo 39 Fortunate Mars/ Venus/ Saturn
Alula Australis Marking the hindmost foot of Ursa Major, the Great Bear; the "first leap" of the early Arabian constellation, the Gazelle. Being the southern of the two Alulas, it is the less fortunate. Associated with female infidelity and revenge. The Great Bear gives a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit and great anger when roused. 7° Virgo 21 Fortunate Mars/ Venus/ Saturn
Thuban Prospectors of gold and silver or those who are ministers of money; burning to death in own house 7° Virgo 27 Fortunate Saturn/ Mars
Alioth
The Black Horse
Suicide among women; danger in pregnancy; Angirasa, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) in Ursa Major 8° Virgo 56 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
Zosma Keen intellect, depression, fearful, unhappy, feels restricted, loss in childhood; egotism; prophetic ability (with Coxa: "Kua, the Oracle") 11° Virgo 16 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus
Coxa Good for voyages, gain by merchandise, redemption of captives; prophetic ability (with Zosma: "Kua, the Oracle"); strength; wisdom 13° Virgo 25 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus
Mizar Connected with fires of a catastrophic extent and mass calamities; Vasishta, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of Ursa Major 15° Virgo 42 Unfortunate Mars
Denebola * Criticism, perseverance, control, lack of imagination, honours, undesirable associates, mental illness, happiness turns to despair, disease, natural disasters, catastrophes 21° Virgo 38 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
Coma Berenices * Eye problems; suave manner, with great personal charm; idle and dissipated; dramatic; a constellation rather than a star, with the main star being Diadem. 23° Virgo 48 Fortunate Moon/ Venus
Labrum Honours, riches, ambition, psychic, chronic illness, dishonest income 26° Virgo 38 Fortunate Mercury/ Venus
Alkaid
Benetnash
Associated with death and mourning, war, natural catastrophes; Marichi, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of Ursa Major 26° Virgo 56 Unfortunate Moon/ Mercury/ Saturn
Markeb Voyages, educational work, broad knowledge, piety 28° Virgo 54 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
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Zaniah Order, congeniality, lovable nature, refinement, honour 4° Libra 31 Very Fortunate Mercury/ Venus
Diadem Suave, well-bred; personal charm; dissipation. Dramatic ability. The "Wreath of Jewels" in Berenice's hair (the constellation Coma Berenices) 8° Libra 57 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury
Vindemiatrix Falsity, folly, disgrace, stealing, widowhood, depression, witch-hunts, mysticism & the occult 9° Libra 56 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mercury
Gienah
Gamma Corvus
Craftiness, greed, ingenuity, patience, revengefulness, passion, selfishness, lying, aggression, and material instincts; sometimes causes natives to become agitators.
NOTE: In ancient times was identified with Algorab (in the right wing of Corvus, the Raven), but modern charts declare otherwise. I have designated it a Behenian Star due to its name, but it is more likely that Algorab deserves this honour
10° Libra 44 Unfortunate Mars/ Saturn
Algorab
Scavenging, destructiveness, repulsiveness, malevolence, fiendishness and lying, suicide, greed, injuries.
NOTE: In ancient charts this star was identified with Gienah, in the right wing of the Raven, hence it was the Behenian Star, but today Gienah is placed in the left wing. The joys of science. It is more likely then, at least going by the Alfonsine Tables, that Algorab was the actual Behenian star, even though Agrippa names it Gienah.
13° Libra 27 Unfortunate Mars/ Saturn
Merga Guardians, ministers of state, custodians, treasurers, force behind the scenes, hidden masters, economists, architects, designers, "The Sickle" 15° Libra 27 Fortunate Mercury/ Saturn
Seginus * Business, astrology, law, loss through friends, deceitful, shameless 17° Libra 39 Fortunate Mercury/ Saturn/ Venus
Mufrid Prosperity from work, planning, strong desires, a tendency to excess, a fondness for rural pursuits, occultism 19° Libra 20 Fortunate Mercury/ Saturn
Foramen
Eta Carinæ
Prosperity, leadership; divine teacher, creative power; peril, dignity, piety, usefulness, acquisitiveness; ear & eye trouble, indecision, shipwreck 22° Libra 09 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Spica *
Wealth, fame, honour, glamour, the "Fortunate One". A planet in close conjunction to Spica is protected from the heat of the Via Combusta 23° Libra 50 Very Fortunate Venus/ Mars
Arcturus *
Inspiration, riches, fame, honour, popularity, benefits through travel, success through work 24° Libra 14 Very Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars
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Princeps * Ability to research keen, studious and profound mind, business, government, law, science, arts, lies 3° Scorpio 09 Fortunate Mercury/ Saturn
Khambalia Deep research of any kind, police investigation, espionage and esoteric subjects 6° Scorpio 57 Fortunate Mercury/ Mars
Acrux Interest in astrology and spirituality, metaphysics, sacrifice 11° Scorpio 52 Occult Jupiter
Alphecca *
Honour, dignity, literate, brilliant, poetic, scandals, betrayal in love, sorrow through children 12° Scorpio 16 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
Menkent Wisdom, astronomy, divination, medicine, botany and music 12° Scorpio 18 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
South Scale *
Zuben Algenubi
Loss, theft, betrayal, abuse, venereal disease, poisoning, drowning, anguish, revenge, criminality 15° Scorpio 04 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
Serpentis
the "Accursed Degree"
A malefic degree, tragedy, misfortune, the "Accursed Degree". This degree does not precess. 19° Scorpio Unfortunate Mars/ Saturn
North Scale *
Zuben Alschemali
Honours, wealth, distinction, brilliant mind, success in sports, politics, war, religion, writing, tragedy, violence, melancholy 19° Scorpio 23 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mercury/ Mars
Alpha Serpentis *
Unukalhai
Success followed by fall, suicide, insanity, accidents, success in war, politics, writing, problems in love, forgery, shipwreck, loss, earthquake 22° Scorpio 04 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
Agena Good health, high morals, disillusion through love, success with the masses 23° Scorpio 48 Fortunate Venus/ Jupiter
Toliman
Bungula
Occult and philosophical learning, self analysis, honours, stubborn, cruel 29° Scorpio 36 Fortunate Venus/ Jupiter
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Kornephoros Fixity of purpose, strength of character, ardent nature and dangerous passions 1° Sagittarius 05 Neutral Mercury
Yed Prior * Success in astrology & 9th house matters, shrewd 2° Sagittarius 18 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus
Marfik Passionate, blindly good-hearted, easily seduced, healer with herbs 5° Sagittarius 36 Neutral Saturn/ Venus
Antares *
Heart of the Scorpion
A Royal Star. The Archangel Oriel, the Watcher of the West. Spirit of adventure, obstinacy, injuries to eyes, honours, sudden loss, stubborn, suspicious, violent, several marriages 9° Sagittarius 46 Fortunate Mars/Jupiter/ Mercury
Rastaban * Impulsive, honourable, good for astrology, government, writing, sports, finance, the arts, accidents, wounds, blindness, criminality 11° Sagittarius 58 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars/ Jupiter
Sabik Wastefulness and lost energy, perverted morals, success in evil deeds 17° Sagittarius 58 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
Maasym Strength of character, tenacity, fixity of purpose, ardent nature and dangerous passions; the turning point of the Sun 19° Sagittarius 54 Unfortunate Mercury
Atria Just, truthful, righteous and benevolent, interest in architecture and freemasonry 20° Sagittarius 54 Very Fortunate Mercury/ Jupiter
Ras Alhague The head of Serpentarius (Ophiuchus). Trouble with women, drugs, poisoning, hallucination, medicines, infections, mystical healing 22° Sagittarius 27 Fortunate Saturn/Venus
Lesath
Scorpion's Sting (with Shaula)
Danger, desperation, immorality and malevolence, connected with acid poisons, accidents, catastrophes, operations 24° Sagittarius 01 Unfortunate Mercury/ Mars
Shaula
Mulam: the Root
Danger, desperation, immorality and malevolence, connected with acid poisons, aids victory in sieges, destruction of seafarers & captives, exorcism, mesmerism, spiritual pressure towards enlightenment 24° Sagittarius 35 Unfortunate Mercury/ Mars
Aculeus Of the same nature as Acumen; affects eyesight; blindness in one or both eyes if conjunct an afflicted luminary or a malefic afflicting the luminaries; morbid outlook, sharp mind, religious extremism 25° Sagittarius 44 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon
Galactic Centre A vast Black Hole at the centre of our galaxy, discovered 1932; source of energy, motivation, aspiration; alien consciousness; crisis of faith; travel; education; philosophy; spiritual urges; single-minded dedication 26° Sagittarius 52 Fortunate Jupiter
Etamin Liking solitude, good concentration, dishonour, downfall and loss of prestige, esoteric and philosophical studies 27° Sagittarius 58 Neutral Mars/ Moon
Acumen Of the same nature as Aculeus; affects eyesight; blindness in one or both eyes if conjunct an afflicted luminary or a malefic afflicting the luminaries; morbid outlook, sharp mind, religious extremism 28° Sagittarius 45 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon
Sinistra The left hand of Serpentarius (Ophiuchus). Immoral, mean and slovenly, depraved, lustful, wanton, infamous, scandalous, addicted to sorcery and poisoning 29° Sagittarius 45 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus
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Spiculum Eye trouble, blindness, depression, hopelessly doomed, morbid religious outlook, no concern for human life 1° Capricorn 04 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon
Alnasl Eye trouble, blindness (or bad eyesight) 1° Capricorn 16 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon
Polis Martial desires, high ambitions, domination, keen perception, success 3° Capricorn 13 Very Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars
Kaus Medeus Favourable for coronations, expiatory ceremonies, planting trees, sowing seeds, building towns, and matters of a permanent nature; polite, popular, many friends; danger of earthquakes, natural disaster, political conflict 4° Capricorn 35 Fortunate Mars/ Jupiter
Kaus Australis Quiet nature; strong limbs, keen intellect, swift movement, indefatigable spirit 5° Capricorn 05 Fortunate Mars/ Jupiter
Kaus Borealis Promoters of idealistic and humane ideas, promoters of mental stimuli, enterprise and a sense of justice 6° Capricorn 19 Fortunate Mercury/ Mars
Facies Blindness, violent death, sickness, accidents; leadership, war, coldness, detachment, perfectionism; earthquakes; pure combative energies; risk-taking, glamour; seeks fulfilment through charitable works 8° Capricorn 16 Very Unfortunate Sun/ Mars
Ascella Good fortune; lasting happiness; valuable gifts, love of women; burning & poison 13° Capricorn 38 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mercury
Manubrium Blindness, explosions, fire, heat; heroism, courage, defiance; high-performance athletics, intellect; military strategy 14° Capricorn 59 Unfortunate Sun/ Mars
Vega *
Luck in politics, artistic talent, fleeting fame, double dealing, generosity, practicality 15° Capricorn 19 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
Sheliak Artistic talent, sexual adventures, disgrace, gaudiness, independent thought, trouble with authority, death by violence 18° Capricorn 53 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
Dheneb Martial Arts, ability to command, liberality, beneficence 19° Capricorn 48 Very Fortunate Mars/ Jupiter
Sulaphat Harmonious, poetical, developed nature, fond of music; scientific, artistic; inclined to theft 21° Capricorn 55 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
Peacock Vanity and love of display, together with a long life and sometimes fame 23° Capricorn 49 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury/ Saturn
Terebellum Strength and power, rise in life, riches, cunning, disgrace 25° Capricorn 51 Fortunate Venus/ Saturn
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Tarazed
The Plundering Falcon
Spoil and plunder, imagination, strong passions, will, clairvoyance, fame, powerful mind 0° Aquarius 56 Fortunate Mars/ Jupiter
Sham Combative, opinionated, jealousy, danger of death in battle 1° Aquarius 04 Unfortunate Mars/ Venus
Albireo Contemplative, cultured, artistic, congenial appearance and disposition 1° Aquarius 15 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
Altair *
The Eagle
Sudden but ephemeral fortune, impulsiveness, courage, accidents, astrology, writing 1° Aquarius 47 Neutral Mars/ Jupiter
Algedi *
Giedi Prima
Beneficence, peculiar events, love affairs, great good fortune 3° Aquarius 46 Neutral Venus/ Mars
Bos Keen intellect, good for business, military, analysis 5° Aquarius 34 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus
Albali Danger, persecution and even death, but also said to give good fortune 11° Aquarius 43 Neutral Mars/ Mercury
Dorsum The Wheel of Fortune; bites from venomous creatures (with Sun or Mars) 13° Aquarius 51 Unfortunate Saturn/Jupiter
Alnair Retiring, active, proud, watchful, kind, idealistic, devoted, liking for astronomy, "the Bright One" 15° Aquarius 54 Fortunate Mercury/Jupiter
Castra Destructiveness, uncontrollable temper, malevolence 20° Aquarius 12 Unfortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Nashira * Writing, government, religion, overcomes evil 21° Aquarius 47 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Kitalpha Gives friendship and sagacity but frivolity and love of pleasure 23° Aquarius 07 Neutral Mercury/ Venus
Sadalsuud * Fortuna Fortunarum, great fortune; astrology, occult, government, business, psychic, visionary, originality; personal charm; temperance; aviation 23° Aquarius 46 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury
Deneb Algedi
A wise leader; finding the joy inherent in sorrow – and vice versa; glory and fame if death is avoided; betrayal, loss of position if associated with Sun or Moon 23° Aquarius 50 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Sador Glittering wings, figured by stars. Part of the Christian Cross. Words of command, gathering of wealth; a hidden god; love of water, swimming, the arts; communication with birds; aviation 24° Aquarius 50 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn
Gienah
Epsilon Cygnus
Soar to great heights, potential of sudden downfall 27° Aquarius 45 Neutral Venus/ Mercury
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Fomalhaut * A Royal Star. Archangel Gabriel, the Watcher of the South. Congenital birth defects, magic, fame, occult, faith, "Star of Alchemy", addiction, undesirable associates 3° Pisces 52 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury/ Neptune
Deneb Adige *
Alpha Cygnus
Intelligent, creative, original, naive, astrology, writing, the public, dog bites 5° Pisces 16 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
Sadalachbia Success in ventures, personal charm, movement to rich pastures, aviation, discovery of lost items, "the Star of Hidden Things" 6° Pisces 43 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury
Skat Good fortune, personal charm, lasting happiness, psychic interests, sensitivity, occult interests, many friends 8° Pisces 52 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter
Achernar Sudden success in public office, religious benefits, access to another realm 15° Pisces 19 Fortunate Jupiter
"the mouth of the River" a constellation extending over several Signs. NOTE: stars in this constellation (Eridanus) are ruled by Saturn, with the exception of Achernar, the brightest
Markab * Violence, honours and riches, "Star of Sorrow", literary, legal problems, accidents 23° Pisces 29 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury/ Venus
Sadalbari "Luck of the Splendid One"; Pegasus: ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice, bad judgment; changes in weather; events concerning ships & ocean; knowledge of healing herbs 24° Pisces 23 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury
Matar "Fortunate Rain"; Pegasus: ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice, bad judgment; changes in weather; events concerning ships & ocean; knowledge of healing herbs 25° Pisces 43 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury
Azalfafage "Tail of the Hen"; Cygnus: understanding & control of birds; contemplative, dreamy, cultured & adaptable nature. Talents develop late. Love of water, swimming & the arts. 28° Pisces 17 Fortunate Venus
Scheat * Imprisonment, murder, suicide, drowning, extreme misfortune. Essence of intellect; independent thought; break with conventional thought or philosophy
: Scheat's orb of influence crosses into the 1st degree of Aries in mid 2010. This will be a very notable event, as Jupiter and Uranus do so at almost the same time.
29° Pisces 22 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
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For an even more comprehensive analysis of the Fixed Stars and their effects,
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