Fixed Stars on the Sidereal Zodiac

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Most astrologers, even sidereal astrologers, hardly do any stargazing anymore. I live in New York so I can’t gaze into the night sky unless I drive far away in the country but I can compile some literature on all the fixed stars. Here are the degrees the fixed stars are located on the 12 evenly divided signs of the Sidereal Zodiac; the zodiac developed by the astrologers Fagen and Bradley.

Sadly, I have no source that pinpoints the exact location of each fixed star, so I had to use natal chart websites to round up the degrees. It is my hope a Sidereal astrologer will pinpoint the exact locations of each fixed star and for all astrologers to use the fixed stars in their readings.

The following dates are the times of year the sun passes through a sign and its stars as of 2000 ACE. In 1900 ACE, most the dates were pushed back by one degree, some even two degrees. Most of the stars have an orb of one or two degrees, some even orbs of three degrees. In layman’s terms, the sun is conjunct a star in a margin of about two to three days.

All detailed descriptions of the constellations and stars are in hyperlinks. Ancient and medieval astrologers paid a lot of attention to the fixed stars and wrote extensively about them. Perhaps we should too.

Sources:
Constellation of Words
Astrologer King

Aries (April 14 – May 13)
~2 ° –  Al Pherg , the chord between the fish
~5 ° –  Alrisha  , the knot of the chord
~8 ° –  Mesarthim , left horn of the ram
~9 ° –  Sheratan beta, right horn of the ram
~13 ° –  Hamal alpha, head of the ram
~26 ° –  Botein , the flank of the ram

Taurus (May 14 – June 14)
~5 ° to 6° – The  Pleiades or Seven Sisters located on the shoulder of the bull, including  Alcyone , central star of the Pleiades
~10 ° –  Hyadum I , one of the Rain Stars on the face of the bull
~11 ° –  Hyadum II , one of the Rain Stars on the face of the bull
~13 ° –  Ain , the northern bull’s eye
~14 ° –  Aldebaran , the bull’s eye
~28 ° –  El Nath , the bull’s north horn
~30 ° –  Al Hecka , the bull’s south horn

Gemini (June 15 – July 15)
~8 ° –  Tejat Prior , Castor’s front foot
~10 ° –  Tejat Posterior , Castor’s back foot
~14 ° –  Alhena , the shining one
~24 ° –  Wasat , the middle star (Castor’s right elbow)
~24 ° –  Propus , star between the twins
~26 ° –  Castor , the mortal twin
~29 ° –  Pollux , the immortal twin

Cancer (July 16 – August 16)
~10 ° –  Al Tarf , south hind foot of the crab
~13 ° –  Praesepe , the head of the crab
~13 ° –  Asellus Borealis , north star of the shell’s crab
~13 ° –  Asellus Australis , south star of the shell’s crab
~19 ° –  Acubens – The claws of the crab
~26 ° –  Ras Elased Australis , south star of the lion’s head
~26 ° –  Ras Elased Borealis , north star of the lion’s head

Leo (August 17 – September 16)
~3 ° –  Adhafera , mane of the lion
~3 ° –  Al Jabhah , mane of the lion
~5 ° –  Regulus , heart of the lion
~17 ° –  Zosma , back of the lion
~18 ° –  Coxa , hip of the lion
~27 ° –  Denebola , tail of the lion

Virgo (September 17 – October 16)
~2 ° –  Zavijava , head of the maiden
~10 ° –  Zaniah , upper left arm of the maiden
~15 ° –  Vindemiatrix , right arm of the miaden
~16 ° –  Porrima , left elbow of the maiden
~17 ° –  Auva , hip of the maiden
~28 ° –  Heze , girdle of the maiden
~29 ° –  Spica , ear of wheat

Libra (October17 – November 15)
~10 ° –  Syrma , left shin of the maiden
~13 ° –  Khambalia , left foot of the maiden
~21 ° –  Zuben Elgenubi , the southern scale
~21 ° –  Zuben Elakribi , star west of the northern scale
~24 ° –  Zuben Hakrabi , star west of the southern scale
~25 ° –  Zuben Elschamali , the northern scale

Scorpio (November 16 – December 15)
~1 ° –  Zuben Elakrab , star middle of the northern scale
~9 ° –  Dschubba , crown of the scorpion
~9 ° –  Acrab , head of the scorpion
~10 ° –  Jabbah , four star cluster on the head of the scorpion
~16 ° –  Antares , heart of the scorpion
~23 ° –  Grafias , tail of the scorpion
~30 ° –  Lesath , sting of the scorpion
~30 ° –  Shaula , sting of the scorpion

Sagittarius (December 16 – January 14)
~1 ° –  Sargas , tail of the scorpion (tail is hooked)
~2 ° –  Aculeus stars above the sting of the scorpion
~5 ° –  Acumen , stars above the sting of the scorpion
~7 ° –  Spiculum , bow of the archer
~8 ° –  Polis , upper part of the archer’s bow
~9 ° –  Kaus Medius , middle part of the archer’s bow
~10 ° –  Kaus Australis , lower part of the archer’s bow
~12 ° –  Kaus Borealis , top of the archer’s bow
~14 ° –  Facies , face of the archer
~18 ° –  Nunki , vane of the arrow
~19 ° –  Ascella , armpit of the archer
~21 ° –  Manubrium , second face of the archer
~21 ° –  Arkab Prior , calf tendon of the archer
~22 ° –  Arkab Posterior , calf tendon of the archer
~23 ° –  Albadah , second face of the archer
~23 ° –  Rukbat , knee of the archer

Capricorn (January 15 – February 14)
~1 ° –  Terebellum , rump of the archer
~9 ° –  Algedi Prima , right horn of the sea goat
~9 ° –  Algedi Secunda , right horn of the sea goat
~9 ° –  Dabih , head of the sea goat
~10 ° –  Alshat , middle star of the horns of the sea goat
~10 ° –  Oculus , right eye of the sea goat
~10 ° –  Bos , face of the sea goat
~17 ° –  Albani , left hand of the water bearer
~18 ° –  Armus , shoulder of the sea goat
~19 ° –  Dorsum , back of the sea goat
~25 ° –  Castra , tail of the sea goat
~27 ° –  Nashira , tail of the sea goat
~28 ° –  Sadalsuud , left shoulder of the water bearer
~28 ° –  Deneb Algedi , tail of the sea goat

Aquarius (February 15 – March 14)
~8 ° –  Ancha , hip of the water bearer
~8 ° –  Sadalmelik , right shoulder of the water bearer
~11 ° –  Sadachbia , right arm of the water bearer
~14 ° –  Skat , right leg of the water bearer
~15 ° –  Situla , bucket of the water bearer
~24 ° –  Fum al Samakah  , mouth of the fish

Pisces ( March 15 – April 13)
The major stars of Pisces overlap the signs Aquarius and Aries. The Pisces constellation is very large and the two individual fish are very far away from each other.

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