Achernar Star – Mouth of the River

Achernar is at 15°19′ Pisces with an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Achernar Star Astrology

Eridanus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Achernar on March 5

Fixed star Achernar, Alpha Eridani, is a 0.5 magnitude blue-white star located in the Mouth in the River, Eridanus Constellation. The traditional name Achernar comes from the Arabic phrase آخر النهر (ākhir an-nahr) which means The End of the River.


06 ♓ 43
08 ♓ 52
15 ♓ 19
23 ♓ 28
29 ♓ 22

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Achernar Star Astrology

Fixed star Achernar is of the same influence as Jupiter. It is symbolized as the Cherub and Sword and gives success in public office, beneficence, and religion. [1]

Achernar, on the End of the Eridanus River, possesses a Jupiter nature with a dash of Mars-Uranus character. Well placed, it promises happiness and success by giving good morals, faithful adherence to one’s religious beliefs, or a philosophical inclination. According to tradition, Achernar is credited with bestowing high offices in the church, especially if conjunction Jupiter.

Achernar rules the center of the left foot in the human body. [4]

Constellation Eridanus, with the exception of Achernar, is like Saturn. It gives a love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents especially at sea and of drowning. [1]

This constellation portends rain. Modern astrologers claim that the constellation gives a love of knowledge and science, but there is no support for this contention in classical astrology. Eridanus does, however, indicate events concerned with rivers and streams. Ptolemy states that the star at the end of the river has a nature like that of Jupiter, and the other stars in the constellation have an influence akin to that of Saturn. [2]

Achernar Star, Alpha Eridani

Achernar Star, Alpha Eridani []

Achernar Star Conjunctions

Mercury conjunct Achernar: These individuals accomplish many things. This creates an expansion of the psychic through the subconscious. They are always in communication with the spiritual realm. When asking a question of their spirit guides, the answer comes to them immediately. There is no waiting even though it may be a question from their own ego subconscious, or a question asked by another. The answers are given immediately. They can be psychics for the public or it can be used for their own benefit. There can be difficulty with earthbound and mundane matters so that they need someone who can take care of these functions for them. They generally seek out a partner who wants to be needed and who can take care of those earthly necessities for them. It is difficult for them to take care of their own physical needs and they require a partner who is more on the mundane level. [4]

Mars conjunct Achernar: This is a stressful energy to the body, as it can affect the adrenal glands and diaphragm. These individuals will notice that there is a problem with the left foot which is caused by the tissue surrounding the bone structure of the foot. The tissue tends to become inflamed, thus separating slightly from the bone structure. In turn, there is an excessive heating of the adrenal glands which produces an excess supply of adrenalin. The individual becomes very argumentative and impatient with others. There is no physical contact here generally, but there would be continuous bickering and arguments about everything. The individual may also have an uncomfortable feeling in the left foot which is always slightly irritated. The diaphragm becomes irritated and swells slightly thus losing its elasticity. The individual feels a burning sensation that is similar to heartburn and the condition is irreversible. If these persons can learn to love others and can force themselves to get along with people, the symptoms can be relieved to a large extent, but in any event, there is nothing medical or dietary that can restore this area. [4]

Neptune conjunct Achernar: This configuration causes a disturbance in the immune system affecting all the glands in the body. The native is susceptible to disorders of the entire endocrine system so that diseases can develop almost anywhere in the body. The entire body is weak and they have little energy. These individuals should never take any drugs or medication of any kind as they can pick up almost any disease, especially the long-term diseases such as cancer. They are subject to infections of the blood and are susceptible to diseases such as leukemia. The diseases all begin in the central part of the body, and spread throughout the glandular system. The condition can be helped to a great extent through the consumption of parsley every day at every meal including parsley tea. Parsley vitalizes and strengthens the immune system. Pomegranates are especially favorable for these individuals as well as oranges, especially the portion inside the skin, every other day.

It should be noted that if cancer is a problem with an individual with this degree, look to the adrenal glands for the inception of the disease. The disease is then spread to other areas. The diaphragm can also initiate the disease as well, but more than likely it will be the adrenal glands. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.44, 116.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.61.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.77.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.164.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

16 thoughts on “Achernar Star – Mouth of the River

    • Whatever the interpretation for the fixed star, this will apply to your partner or what you want in a partner. It may also relate to business partners and enemies.

  1. I’d like to know too Curious, this star is conjunct my DC…squaring natal neptune. I have developed adrenal insufficiency and multiple endocrine imbalances, Interesting..

    • Interesting Bec. I always love to see feedback especially about these health implications. How is your Mars placed?

  2. Thank you for this article Jamie. I have a major asteroid conjunct Achernar. Would love to learn how to define the influences and meanings. Can you recommend a good reference for a beginner to use?

    • Good question but I can think of no one who has looked into asteroids on fixed stars. We still have so much to learn about the planets on fixed stars. For asteroids alone try The Dreamweaver.

  3. This star is conjunct my north node. It definitely describes me, as I have become very spiritual in this life. I am a bit religious too, as I do believe in Christ and God and more drawn to Christianity than any other religion, I’d say. I do hold onto the occult though – don’t worry I won’t let that go. I like to marry together religion, science and the occult. I’ve always been very philosophical too. Jupiter is conjunct my ascendent and that’s philosophical, so I think that’s been helping to push me forward in this life. I’m using astrology to learn more about myself and the way forward (my soul purpose and lessons).

  4. This star is conjunct my Sun and does describe my philosophical nature. Sun at 15 degrees Pisces is said to be noble and honest, but lesser individuals will try to demean them. I think there is some truth to that.

  5. Great read, thank you! My natal venus is conjunct achernar at 15 degrees pisces. What could that mean?

    • Hi Simone. It would have to be a good omen for relationships, happiness and success in marriage I would think. Social charm and well off or at least comfortable financially. But you would be a better judge than me, let us know what you think.

      • Thank you! There is another unfortunate aspect that troubles my venus, so it’s comforting to think Achernar would be a good omen.
        I have venus at 15 degrees pisces and mars at 18 degrees pisces both in house 7, which on my chart is ruled by Uranus.
        And my uranus is in house 4, squaring both my venus and my mars 🙁 Everytime there is a Uranus transit my relationship goes on a rollercoaster!

        • Simone, conjunction of Venus and Mars, squared by Uranus, is a sign in your chart. You should engage in partnership astrology, at least as hobby. This is a way for you to harmonize your own partnership. Uranus is a very eccentric planet. If you don’t work with it, it will work with you. And it’s not nice! I have similar situation – powerful and dis-harmonic Uranus is ruler of my horoscope. My field is medical astrology, at this moment as hobby. And I have my natal Moon conjunction with Achernar at the same (15) degrees of Pisces!

  6. When looking over some of my charts I found a relative who is a published writer having Mercury conjunct this star. I also found Albert Einstein, a Pisces, has his Midheaven conjunct this star Achernar. Maybe the Constellation is right in suggesting interest in science in those who have this star in aspect to their planets and/or points. Final note: the writer, a Pisces, wrote a novel about the ocean and fishing. These constellations make you wonder even more about the construction of our universe.

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