Acrux Star – Southern Cross

Acrux is at 11°51′ Scorpio with an orb of 2°30′
Fixed Star Acrux Astrology

Crux Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Acrux on November 4

Fixed star Acrux, Alpha Crucis, is a 0.8 magnitude multiple star system in the Southern Cross, Crux Constellation. The name Acrux is an “Americanism” for the full Bayer designation Alpha Crucis. Acrux is represented in the flags of Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, and Papua New Guinea as one of five stars which comprise the Southern Cross.


03 ♏ 48
06 ♏ 57
11 ♏ 52
12 ♏ 18
15 ♏ 05



Acrux Star Astrology

Fixed star Acrux gives religions beneficence, ceremonial, justice, magic and mystery, and is frequently prominent in the horoscopes of astrologers and occultists. [1]

The Southern Cross is a magnificent arrangement of stars. The Jupiter nature of this fixed star is especially impressive if its latitude is the same as that of the Ascendant. Then this star is supposed to be credited with intuition, a grasp for the inner nature of one’s fellow man, a preference for occult studies , the gift of successful investigation of the hidden side of things, an inventive mind, and a deeply religious nature connected with mystical and theosophical interests. Elsbeth Ebertin had the exact conjunction, and the reading given fits perfectly.

This interpretation of the Southern Cross is especially true if the sign Scorpio is in favorable cosmic circumstances in the chart and the negative properties of Scorpio are eliminated thereby. [2]

α Crucis, Acrux, prime star of the Southern Cross, Crux, accorded the appropriate simile Jupiter by Ptolemy. He, by the way, could not see it from northern Egypt with an ease no possible now, for precession has carried Centaurus, of  which Crux was long an integral part, farther to the south in our skies.

Acrux is significantly conjunct by longitude, all save 12′ of arc, Alphecca, prime star of Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown which lies close to the Head of Bootes in our more familiar skies. We may not see The Cross from the northern hemisphere but we can see the Crown that comes as the reward carrying it a little of the wat. Alphecca’s name comes from the ‘Bright One of the Bowl’ for in fact the Crown is that way up in the sky.

If that sounds a little bit too ‘Christian Establishment’ for some tastes, remember that there is no prophet in history that has not suffered persecution for bringing new light to peoples when many of them felt more comfortable in their familiar half-darkness. [3]

Acrux rules the bottom of the spine in the human body. [5]

Constellation Crux gives perseverance, but many burdens, trials and responsibilities, together with much suffering and many hardships. [1]

In the new identification of ‘the Cross’, the theme of sacrifice and stoic resilience has been further emphasized with heightened ecclesiastical connections… a need to sacrifice the animal/ego-driven instincts in pursuit of fortitude in the face of adversity, spiritual advancement and wounds that can never be healed. [4]

Acrux Star, Alpha Crucis

Acrux Star, Alpha Crucis []

Acrux Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Acrux: Tony Abbott 1°02′.

Jupiter conjunct Acrux: This is a powerful fixed star and a powerful energy that makes these natives very aware of everything around them. Other planets can bring about this awareness, but not as much as Jupiter can bring. These persons know exactly what to respond to and at the right time. They always have what they want out of life for they take the higher and more positive side of life for the most part. Only a few with this fixed star would stay at the lower level, but even then at the lower level, they have the things they prefer. With Jupiter at this degree, they would always be the eagle – never the scorpion. [5]

North Node conjunct Acrux: Tony Abbott 0°43′.


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.41, 116.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.59.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.165.
4. Crux: the Southern Cross, Deborah Houlding.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.91.

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

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29 thoughts on “Acrux Star – Southern Cross

  1. Acrux 1 degree conj my Midheaven. Does it show interest in astrology, numerology, oneirology and life after death? 🙂

  2. Outstanding explanation. Check out the New Moon for Oct. 30, 2016. The star of Acrux rises above the luminaries and Mercury after Nov. 4, 2016. People with strong Scorpio placements may be greatly affected

  3. Great explanation. I have Acrux 1 degree conjunct Jupiter in Scorpio. Other factors in my chart strongly point towards occult an spiritual awareness to say the least ( Sun, Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Neptune in Scorpio, North Node in Pisces, Moon in 8th and Neptune in 12th house) and my SR chart plunged me head first into occult vocation as of last year. I am wondering if I could ever make a living out of astrology…or by healing ppl’s psychic wounds…

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