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    The Fixed Stars

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    Click to read Rob's bio
    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 Astrology on the Web 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 (& 2010) position and the character of their effects.

    Rob lives in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, on the east coast of Australia.

    Stars in the Signs
    William Lilly
    William Lilly
    Astronomy Facts
    Non-astrological selection of current scientific facts (off-site).
    1. Star Names
    2. Brightest Stars
    3. Nearest Stars
    4. Solar System
    5. Constellations
    6. Obs. Constellations

    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.

    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.

    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). Magnitude is equivalent to "class"; so Mg.1=1st class; Mg.4=4th class, etc. Magnitudes of a negative number (e.g. Sirius: Mg.–1.43, or Canopus: Mg.–0.72) are even brighter than 1st Class! You may think this is weird, but science is like that... 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 (2011) 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 arc-seconds of a degree per year to the 2000 position of the star as listed. The table up to epoch 2010 is now complete with some new additions, though there are some minor named stars that I have not as yet included. You can see the old version here.

    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

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    precess 50" per year
    Star Keywords Year 2000 Year 2010 Effect Character Constellation
    Scheat * Imprisonment, murder, suicide, drowning, extreme misfortune. Essence of intellect; independent thought; break with conventional thought or philosophy
    : The 30' orb of influence of Scheat crossed into 1st degree Aries mid 2010. This has been a very notable (and ongoing) event, as Jupiter and Uranus did so at almost the same time. Its effect will be prolonged until February 2012, when Uranus (finally) leaves the conjunction.
    29° Pis 22
    [till mid 2010]
    29° Pis 30
    [from mid 2010]
    Very Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury β (Beta) Pegasi
    M2 (red) Mg.2.6
    Kerb Danger of being jilted by a lover; ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice, bad judgment 1° Ari 03 1° Ari 11 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury τ (Tau) Pegasi
    A5 (bluish-white) Mg.4.6
    Deneb Kaitos
    Laziness, self destruction, nervousness, illness, inhibitions, loss. Tail of Cetus (the Whale). 2° Ari 35 2° Ari 43 Unfortunate Saturn β (Beta) Ceti
    K0 (orange) Mg.2.2
    Algenib Ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, bad judgment. Wingtip of Pegasus (the Winged Horse) 9° Ari 09 9° Ari 17 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury γ (Gamma) Pegasi
    B2 (blue) Mg.2.9
    Authority, sober mind; judges or arbitrators; cruel & severe trials; tragedy; bloody death; drama 9° Ari 42 9° Ari 50 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter μ (Mu) Cephei
    M1 (deep red) Mg.4.1 var.
    Alderamin Gravity, sternness, judgement, severe trials, poetry, drama 12° Ari 47 12° Ari 55 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter α (Alpha) Cephei
    A7 (bluish-white) Mg.2.6
    Alpheratz * Grace, popularity, independence, honours; freedom, love of movement, speed; strong motivation; fame. Head of Andromeda. 14° Ari 18 14° Ari 26 Fortunate Venus α (Alpha) Andromedæ
    B8 (blue) Mg.2.2
    Baten Kaitos Isolation, depression, accidents, emigration, shipwrecks. Belly of Cetus (the Whale). 21° Ari 48 21° Ari 56 Unfortunate Saturn ζ (Zeta) Ceti
    K0 (orange) Mg.3.9
    Acamar Success in public office, ecclesiastical success 23° Ari 16 23° Ari 24 Fortunate Jupiter
    Anciently "the Mouth of the River" Eridanus, so a Jupiter star like Achernar (its former name)
    θ (Theta) Eridani
    A2 (bluish-white) Mg.3.4
    Kings, rulers, judges; head injury, decapitation, severe wounds; cruel trials; talent for acting, writing, entertaining 24° Ari 13 24° Ari 21 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter ξ (Xi) Cephei
    A1 (bluish) Mg.4.6
    Al Pherg Preparedness, steadiness, success through determination. In cord near Tail of Northern Fish. 26° Ari 49 26° Ari 57 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter η (Eta) Piscium
    G3 (yellow) Mg.3.7
    Merciless, uncaring, dispenser of punishment; mercenary; hideous death when afflicted by Mars; blindness; weakness 27° Ari 51 27° Ari 59 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon M31 Andromeda
    spiral nebula Mg.3.4
    Alrisha Unifying influence with groups 29° Ari 23 29° Ari 31 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury α (Alpha) Piscium
    A2 (bluish-white) Mg.3.9
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    Mirach Good fortune through marriage, beauty, love, talent; intuition, brilliance, creativity, generosity; inspires others, loves home. Girdle of Andromeda (on left hip) 0° Tau 24 0° Tau 32 Fortunate Venus β (Beta) Andromedæ
    M0 (red) Mg.2.4
    Stella Mira
    Well aspected: prudence, perseverance, versatility, progressive spirit, problem-solving. Poorly placed: failures, fiascos, enmity, melancholy, suicide. An eclipsing binary, its dramatic variability can range from invisible to peak at Mg 2.0, over a phase of around 11 months. In necklace of Cetus 1° Tau 31 1° Tau 39 Unfortunate Saturn/ Jupiter ο (Omicron) Ceti
    M6 (garnet) Mg.3.0 var
    Sharatan Violence, defeat, accidents, injury, danger, honours 3° Tau 49 3° Tau 57 Unfortunate Mars/ Saturn β (Beta) Arietis
    A5 (white) Mg.2.7
    Caph A troublemaker for Islam 5° Tau 07 5° Tau 15 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus β (Beta) Cassiopeiæ
    F2 (yellowish-white) Mg.2.4
    Hamal Violence, cruelty, brutality, also the "Healer" 7° Tau 40 7° Tau 48 Unfortunate Mars/ Saturn α (Alpha) Arietis
    K2 (orange) Mg.2.2
    Schedir Astrology, mysticism, writing; serious demeanour combined with joie-de-vivre; requires moderation 7° Tau 48 7° Tau 56 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus α (Alpha) Cassiopeiæ
    K0 (orange) Mg.2.5
    Azha "The Hatching Place"; love of knowledge, science, much travel, many changes, position of authority, accidents at sea, drowning (influence of Eridanus) 8° Tau 45 8° Tau 53 Fortunate Saturn
    Eridanus, "The River", traverses several Signs
    η (Eta) Eridani
    K2 (pale yellow) Mg.4.0
    Achird Haughtiness, boastfulness, exaggerated pride; commands respect 10° Tau 15 10° Tau 23 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus η (Eta) Cassiopeiæ
    F9 (yellowish-white) Mg.3.6
    Almach Success in Venusian occupations, artistic ability, popularity; eminence, beauty; military honours; cheerful, liking change & amusement 14° Tau 15 14° Tau 23 Fortunate Venus/ Mars γ (Gamma) Andromedæ
    K2 (orange/emerald/blue)
    Menkar Disease, throat trouble, disgrace, ruin, injury from beasts, unjustified enmities; sudden emergence of deep unconscious issues 14° Tau 19 14° Tau 27 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus α (Alpha) Ceti
    M2 (red) Mg.2.8
    Rana Love of knowledge, science, much travel, many changes, position of authority, accidents at sea, drowning (influence of Eridanus) 20° Tau 52 21° Tau 00 Fortunate Saturn
    Eridanus, "The River", traverses several Signs
    δ (Delta) Eridani
    K0 (orange-white) Mg.3.7
    Zaurak Melancholy, fear of death and suicidal tendencies 23° Tau 52 24° Tau 00 Unfortunate Saturn
    Eridanus, "The River", traverses several Signs
    γ (Gamma) Eridani
    M0 (orange-red) Mg.3.2
    Capulus Primitive male sexual energy; penetrating; ruthless; adventurous; dishonesty; mass effects, esp. meteorological; blindness (spiritual or emotional if not physical) 24° Tau 12 24° Tau 20 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury
    Nebulous cluster in hilt of Perseus's Sword
    M34 Perseus Cluster
    C (red) Mg.4.4
    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. A pulsating, eclipsing double-star also associated with extreme creativity; an expression of the Dark Side... More on Caput Algol. 26° Tau 10 26° Tau 18 Very Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars
    Ptolemy says Saturn/ Jupiter. Pulsating double-star, like a winking eye
    β (Beta) Persei
    B8 (blue-white) Mg.2.1 var
    The Seven Sisters
    Accidents, blindness, violence, homosexuality, feminine power 29° Tau 58 0° Gem 06 Unfortunate Group of 7 stars in shoulder of Bull (refer Alcyone) M45 Pleiades Cluster
    B (blue) Mg.1.6
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    Accidents, blindness, violence, homosexuality, feminine power 29° Tau 58 0° Gem 06 Unfortunate Group of 7 stars in shoulder of Bull (refer Alcyone) M45 Pleiades Cluster
    B (blue) Mg.1.6
    Alcyone *
    Ambition, honour, glory. Trouble with opposite sex; homosexuality, disgrace. Bereavement; loss; sorrow 0° Gem 00 0° Gem 08 Unfortunate Moon/ Jupiter/ Mars η (Eta) Tauri
    B7 (blue-white) Mg.3.0
    Mirfak Events affecting large numbers of people, especially due to meteorological phenomena. Bold, adventurous, somewhat dishonest 2° Gem 05 2° Gem 13 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn α (Alpha) Persei
    F5 (white) Mg.1.9
    Hyades *
    Scandal, violence, disgrace, imprisonment; bringer of rain. Weapons of the Gods. A nebulous cluster of 7 stars in the face of the Bull 5° Gem 45 5° Gem 53 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mercury
    Group of 7 stars in face of Bull
    γ (Gamma) Tauri
    G9 (yellow) Mg.3.9
    Aldebaran *

    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° Gem 47 9° Gem 55 Unfortunate
    Some call it "fortunate", but any honours carry immense risk & responsibility
    Brightest star of the Hyades
    α (Alpha) Tauri
    K5 (pale rose) Mg.0.85 var.
    Tabit Strong, dignified, self-confidence, inconstancy, arrogance, violence, impiety; prosperity in trade & by voyages or abroad; danger of treachery & poison. 11° Gem 55 12° Gem 03 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn
    One of several "π" stars in Orion's lionskin shield.
    π3 (Pi3) Orionis
    F5 (yellowish) Mg.3.3
    Cursa Currents of Fate, fluctuating emotions, irreversible changes to rhythm of life, sense of oblivion 15° Gem 17 15° Gem 25 Fortunate Saturn
    Eridanus, "The River", traverses several Signs
    β (Beta) Eridani
    A3 (white) Mg.2.9
    Rigel *
    Technical and artistic ability, inventiveness, humour, honours, riches, happiness 16° Gem 50 16° Gem 58 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars β (Beta) Orionis
    B8 (blue-white) Mg.0.12
    Hoedus I
    For both Hoedus I and II when rising: self-confidence, honours; happiness, but great vicissitudes. Adroit mind, public service, magistrate, judge. Country life, education of young people; fickle love; storms at sea 18° Gem 38 18° Gem 46 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury ζ (Zeta) Aurigae
    KB (orange) Mg.3.8 var
    Hoedus II
    For both Hoedus I and II when setting: petulant, lascivious, depraved and vicious desires. Cowardice, early death, possibly suicide. A deceptive exterior. Violent storms, esp. at sea. 19° Gem 27 19° Gem 35 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury η (Eta) Aurigae
    B3 (bluish) Mg.3.3
    Bellatrix *
    Loquaciousness, accidents, sudden dishonour 21° Gem 28 21° Gem 36 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury γ (Gamma) Orionis
    B2 (pale yellow) Mg.1.7
    Inquisitiveness, open mindedness, powerful friends 21° Gem 51 21° Gem 59 Fortunate Mars/ Mercury α (Alpha) Aurigæ
    CG (white) Mg.0.08
    Phact Talent in art or science 22° Gem 16 22° Gem 24 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury/ Uranus α (Alpha) Columbæ
    B8 (bluish-white) Mg.2.8
    High position, studious, sharp mind, good memory. Good fortune, depending on associated planets. A double star, the westernmost star in Orion's belt, the first to rise. 22° Gem 24 22° Gem 32 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury/ Jupiter δ (Delta) Orionis
    O9 (bright white) Mg.2.5
    El Nath Luck, fortune, success, quarrels, headstrong; weapons of war; point of attack 22° Gem 26 22° Gem 34 Fortunate Mars β (Beta) Tauri
    B7 (bluish-white) Mg.1.8
    Alnilam *
    Brief fame, quick temper, scandal. Central star of Orion's belt 23° Gem 28 23° Gem 36 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn ε (Epsilon) Orionis
    B0 (white) Mg.1.8
    Notoriety, good fortune, lasting happiness. A triple star, the easternmost in Orion's belt. 24° Gem 41 24° Gem 49 Fortunate Jupiter/ Saturn ζ (Zeta) Orionis
    B0 (bluish) Mg.1.74
    Al Hecka * Honours, wealth, power, greed, aggression 24° Gem 42 24° Gem 50 Fortunate Mars ζ (Zeta) Tauri
    B2 (bluish-white) Mg.3.0
    Polaris *

    Sickness, trouble, loss, affliction, spiritual powers 28° Gem 34 28° Gem 42 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus α (Alpha) Ursa Minoris
    F8 (pale yellow) Mg.2.1
    Betelgeuse *
    Great fortune and fame, especially military success, but associated with calamities, danger, and violence 28° Gem 45 28° Gem 53 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury α (Alpha) Orionis
    M2 (reddish orange) Mg.0.50 var.
    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° Gem 55 00° Can 03 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury/ Venus β (Beta) Aurigæ
    A2 (bright yellow) Mg.1.9 var.
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    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° Gem 55 00° Can 03 Unfortunate Mars/ Mercury/ Venus β (Beta) Aurigæ
    A2 (bright yellow) Mg.1.9 var.
    Propus *
    Overconfidence, pride, shamelessness, violence, eminence, manifest intelligence 3° Can 26 3° Can 34 Unfortunate Mercury/ Saturn η (Eta) Geminorum
    M3 (red) Mg.3.3 var.
    Tejat Posterior Force, energy, power, protection; manifest intelligence; cultural development 5° Can 18 5° Can 26 Fortunate Mercury/ Venus μ (Mu) Geminorum
    M3 (red) Mg.3.2 var.
    Mirzam Good qualities, charitable, faithful; dangerous passions; "The Roarer", announcing the rising of Sirius; "The Announcer", with Gomeisa 7° Can 11 7° Can 19 Fortunate Venus β (Beta) Canis Majoris
    B1 (white) Mg.2.0
    Acute sensitivity, creative imagination, artistic skills, writing, injuries to feet 9° Can 06 9° Can 14 Fortunate Mercury/ Venus/ Jupiter γ (Gamma) Geminorum
    A1 (bluish white) Mg.1.9
    Alzirr Hunting, besieging towns, the revenge of princes, trouble, disgrace, sickness, loss of fortune, affliction, danger to knees 11° Can 13 11° Can 21 Unfortunate Mercury/ Venus/ Jupiter ξ (Xi) Geminorum
    F5 (yellowish white) Mg.3.4
    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° Can 48 13° Can 56 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars ψ (Psi) Draconis
    F5 (yellowish white) Mg.4.9.
    Sirius *

    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° Can 05 14° Can 13 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars α (Alpha) Canis Majoris
    A1 (bluish white) Mg. –1.43 var.
    Canopus *
    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° Can 51 14° Can 59 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter α (Alpha) Carinæ
    F0 (white) Mg. –0.72
    Wasat Chemicals, poisons, gas; violence, malevolence, destructiveness as a first principal; pessimism; clear, authoritative speech; prominence in public affairs 18° Can 31 18° Can 40 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars δ (Delta) Geminorum
    F2 (pale white) Mg.3.5
    Castor * Sudden fame or loss, distinction, keen mind, violence, mischief; "The Mortal Twin" 20° Can 14 20° Can 22 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars/ Venus α (Alpha) Geminorum
    A1 (bluish white) Mg.1.57
    Gomeisa "The Weeping One"; frivolity; fame through speaking; love of dogs; dogbite; death by drowning 22° Can 12 22° Can 20 Unfortunate Mercury/ Mars β (Beta) Canis Minoris
    B8 (blue) Mg.3.1
    Pollux *
    Contemplative speculation, audacity, astrology, ruin, disgrace, death, calamity; the "Immortal Twin"; the "Heartless Judge" 23° Can 13 23° Can 21 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon/ Uranus β (Beta) Geminorum
    K0 (reddish orange) Mg.1.14
    Procyon *
    Wealth, fame, good fortune; sharp mind, willpower, stubbornness; violence, sudden success then disaster, occult, politics, dissipation; death by drowning; love of dogs; dogbites 25° Can 47 25° Can 55 Very Fortunate Mars/ Mercury α (Alpha) Canis Minoris
    F5 (yellow-white) Mg.0.38
    Aludra Good-hearted, charitable, faithful; dangerous passions; danger from or fear of darkness and night; liability to dog bites. 29° Can 32 29° Can 40 Fortunate Venus η (Eta) Canis Majoris
    B5 (blue) Mg.2.4
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    Talitha Quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, great anger when roused; control of wild animals 2° Leo 48 2° Leo 56 Neutral Saturn/ Mars ι (Iota) Ursæ Majoris
    A7 (white) Mg.3.1
    The Aselli
    Death by fever, fire, hanging, beheading, or violent catastrophe, ruin, disgrace, wounds, hurts to face, eye trouble, blindness, imprisonment, great changes in society. A small asterism on the back of the Crab. Nebulous
    in 1st decan
    of Leo
    in 1st decan
    of Leo
    Unfortunate Mars/ Moon
    Praesaepe * Inner drive, reclusive, blindness, murder, tragedy, fires, homosexuality, violent death. The soul gate (souls entering earthly incarnation). Fortunate in business, though liable to loss and disgrace. The Manger, or Crib, flanked by the two Asses of the Nativity. 7° Leo 12 7° Leo 20 Unfortunate Mars/ Moon ε (Epsilon) Cancri
    C (reddish) Mg.3.7
    M44 Cluster, the Beehive or Manger, an open nebula, part of The Aselli
    North Asellus *
    Patience, beneficence and courage, heroic and defiant leader 7° Leo 24 7° Leo 32 Fortunate Sun/ Mars γ (Gamma) Cancri
    A0 (white) Mg.4.7
    South Asellus *
    Military preferment, blindness, eye trouble, shipwreck, mass murder, horrors, self-willed, uncooperative 8° Leo 35 8° Leo 43 Unfortunate Sun/ Mars δ (Delta) Cancri
    K0 (reddish orange) Mg.4.2
    Giansar Penetrating and analytical mind, travel and many friends, craft, ingenuity, and valour, but danger of robbery and accidental poisoning 10° Leo 20 10° Leo 28 Neutral Saturn/ Mars λ (Lambda) Draconis
    M0 (reddish orange) Mg.4.1
    Acubens Astrology, writing, perseverance, domestic problems, poison, liars 13° Leo 35 13° Leo 43 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury α (Alpha) Cancri
    A5 (white) Mg.4.3
    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 15° Leo 08 Fortunate Venus/ Mercury/ Mars α (Alpha) Ursæ Majoris
    K0 (orange) Mg.2.0
    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 19° Leo 14 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury/ Mars β (Beta) Ursæ Majoris
    A1 (white) Mg.2.37
    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 19° Leo 41 Fortunate Mercury/ Mars λ (Lambda) Ursæ Majoris
    A2 (white) Mg.3.5
    Cruel, heartless, bold, bombastic, brutish, destructive, artistic appreciation. Power of expression, spiritual gifts, leadership 20° Leo 42 20° Leo 50 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars ε (Epsilon) Leonis
    G3 (yellow) Mg.3.1
    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 21° Leo 22 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars μ (Mu) Ursæ Majoris
    M0 (red) Mg.3.2
    "Own Worst Enemy" An unfortunate degree. No freedom to act on one's own behalf 22° Leo 22° Leo Unfortunate  
    Subra Strength; plunder; swagger; yet simple and without guile 24° Leo 15 24° Leo 23 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mars ο (Omicron) Leonis
    F6 (white) Mg 3.8
    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 27° Leo 16 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus α (Alpha) Hydræ
    K3 (orange) Mg.202
    Adhafera Crime, lying and stealing, suicide 27° Leo 34 27° Leo 42 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mercury ζ (Zeta) Leonis
    F0 (white) Mg.3.6
    Al Jabhah * Wealth, sound judgement, cleverness, prone to violence, self-seeking, danger, loss, mutiny 27° Leo 41 27° Leo 49 Neutral Saturn/ Mercury η (Eta) Leonis
    A0 (bluish white) Mg.3.6
    Regulus *

    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 0° Vir 01 Very Fortunate Mars/ Jupiter α (Alpha) Leonis
    B7 (blue/white) Mg.1.35
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    Regulus *

    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 0° Vir 01 Very Fortunate Mars/ Jupiter α (Alpha) Leonis
    B7 (blue/white) Mg.1.35
    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° Vir 29 0° Vir 37 Fortunate Jupiter/ Venus γ (Gamma) Ursæ Majoris
    A0 (topaz yellow) Mg.2.5
    Præcipua Generous, noble, peaceful, fearless nature, with the ability to undertake prominent and responsible positions 0° Vir 53 1° Vir 01 Fortunate Jupiter/ Mars (46) Leonis Minoris
    K0 (orange) Mg.3.83
    although brightest, this is modern, so no Greek letter
    Megrez Spiritual sight; creativity; violence; Atri, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages), the ruling star of the Great Bear, Ursa Major 1° Vir 04 1° Vir 12 Fortunate Mars δ (Delta) Ursæ Majoris
    A3 (pale yellow) Mg.3.4
    Alula Borealis Hindmost foot of Ursa Major. As the northern Alula, it is more fortunate. Associated with female infidelity & 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; great anger when roused. 6° Vir 39 6° Vir 47 Fortunate Mars/ Venus/ Saturn ν (Nu) Ursæ Majoris
    K3 (orange) Mg.3.7
    Alula Australis Hindmost foot of Ursa Major. The southern Alula, it is less fortunate. Associated with female infidelity & revenge. The Great Bear gives a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit; great anger when roused. 7° Vir 21 7° Vir 29 Fortunate Mars/ Venus/ Saturn ξ (Xi) Ursæ Majoris
    G0 (yellow) Mg.3.9
    Thuban Prospectors of gold and silver or those who are ministers of money; burning to death in own house 7° Vir 27 7° Vir 35 Fortunate Saturn/ Mars α (Alpha) Draconis
    A0 (pale yellow) Mg.3.6
    Suicide among women; danger in pregnancy; Angirasa, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) in Ursa Major 8° Vir 56 9° Vir 04 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus ε (Epsilon) Ursæ Majoris
    A0 (white) Mg.1.7
    Zosma Keen intellect, depression, fearful, unhappy, feels restricted, loss in childhood; egotism; prophetic ability (with Coxa: "Kua, the Oracle") 11° Vir 16 11° Vir 24 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus δ (Delta) Leonis
    A2 (pale yellow) Mg.2.6
    Coxa Good for voyages, gain by merchandise, redemption of captives; prophetic ability (with Zosma: "Kua, the Oracle"); strength; wisdom 13° Vir 25 13° Vir 33 Fortunate Saturn/ Venus θ (Theta) Leonis
    A4 (white) Mg.3.4
    Mizar Connected with fires of a catastrophic extent and mass calamities; Vasishta, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of Ursa Major 15° Vir 42 15° Vir 50 Unfortunate Mars ζ (Zeta) Ursæ Majoris
    A2 (white) Mg.2.4
    Denebola * Criticism, perseverance, control, lack of imagination, honours, undesirable associates, mental illness, happiness turns to despair, disease, natural disasters, catastrophes 21° Vir 38 21° Vir 46 Unfortunate Saturn/ Venus β (Beta) Leonis
    A4 (bluish-white) Mg.2.2
    Coma Berenices * Eye problems; suave manner, with great personal charm; idle and dissipated; dramatic; an asterism, or galactic cluster, rather than a star, with the main star being Diadem. 23° Vir 48 23° Vir 56 Fortunate Moon/ Venus α (Alpha) Comæ Berenices
    F4 (yellow-white) Mg.4.3
    Labrum Honours, riches, ambition, psychic, chronic illness, dishonest income 26° Vir 38 26° Vir 46 Fortunate Mercury/ Venus δ (Delta) Crateris
    K0 (orange) Mg.3.8
    Associated with death and mourning, war, natural catastrophes; Marichi, one of the 7 Rishis (Hindu sages) of Ursa Major 26° Vir 56 27° Vir 04 Unfortunate Moon/ Mercury/ Saturn η (Eta) Ursæ Majoris
    B3 (bluish white) Mg.1.9
    Markeb Voyages, educational work, broad knowledge, piety, temporary injury 28° Vir 54 29° Vir 02 Fortunate Saturn/ Jupiter κ (Kappa) Velorum
    B3 (bluish-white) Mg.2.6 var.
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    Zaniah Order, congeniality, lovable nature, refinement, honour; money, love, adultery, prostitution 4° Lib 31 4° Lib 39 Very Fortunate Mercury/ Venus η (Eta) Virginis
    A0 (white) Mg.4.0
    Diadem Suave, well-bred; personal charm; dissipation. Dramatic ability. The "Wreath of Jewels" in Berenice's hair (the constellation Coma Berenices) 8° Lib 57 9° Lib 05 Fortunate Saturn/ Mercury α (Alpha) Comæ Berenices
    F4 (yellow-white) Mg.4.3 var.
    Falsity, folly, disgrace, stealing, widowhood, depression, witch-hunts, mysticism & the occult 9° Lib 56 10° Lib 04 Unfortunate Saturn/ Mercury ε (Epsilon) Virginis
    G6 (bright yellow) Mg.3.0