Acrux Star – Southern Cross

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Acrux at 11°51′ Scorpio has an orb of 2°30′
Fixed Star Acrux

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.

Degree*

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

Orb

1°10′
1°10′
2°30′
2°10′
1°40′

Acrux Star Astrology

Fixed star Acrux gives religious beneficence, ceremony, 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 see it from northern Egypt with an ease not 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 way. 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 star rules the bottom of the spine in the human body. [5]

Constellation Crux

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]

15th Arabic Manzil – Al Ghafr

Favorable for extracting treasures, digging pits, helps divorce, discord, the destruction of houses and enemies, and hinders travelers.

With Moon: Unfortunate for anything.

2nd Chinese Xiù – 亢 (Kàng) Neck

It presides over judgments and punishments, as well as the release of prisoners and animals. It is also the mansion of illness, and it’s advisable to consume ginger, onions, mustard, garlic, and pepper.

Unlucky to undertake construction on this day. Combats result in disaster. No marriages or funerals. It presages extremes in weather conditions. This mansion has also been called The Outer Temple.

Acrux Star, Alpha Crucis

Acrux Star, Alpha Crucis [www.rodroger.com]

Acrux Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Acrux: Mark Twain 0°08′, Sigmund Freud 0°17′, Katy Perry 0°52′, Bill Cosby 1°15′, Harvey Weinstein 2°05′, Napoleon Bonaparte 2°20′

Descendant conjunct Acrux: Boy George 1°34′

Midheaven conjunct Acrux: Emperor Nero 0°45′, Megan Fox 1°11′, J. Paul Getty 2°32′

Part of Fortune conjunct Acrux: George W. Bush 1°05′, Bruce Lee 1°18′

Sun conjunct Acrux: Tony Abbott 1°02′, Marie Antoinette 1°33′

Moon conjunct Acrux: Bruce Lee 0°21′

Mercury conjunct Acrux: Nicholas Culpeper 0°11′, Katy Perry 0°20′, John Lennon 2°29′

Mars conjunct Acrux: Martin Scorsese 0°45′, Leonardo DiCaprio 1°55′

Jupiter conjunct Acrux (0°30′ orb): 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]

Saturn conjunct Acrux: Oprah Winfrey 2°11′

Uranus conjunct Acrux: Abraham Lincoln 0°26′, J. Paul Getty 1°12′

Neptune conjunct Acrux: George Clooney 1°32′, Jim Carrey 1°56′, Johnny Depp 2°02′, Boy George 2°27′

Pluto conjunct Acrux: Adele 0°38′, Rihanna 0°51′

North Node conjunct Acrux: Josemaria Escriva De Balaguer 0°39′, Tony Abbott 0°43′

South Node conjunct Acrux: Josef Mengele 0°06′, Karl Marx 0°32′, Kurt Cobain 1°50′

References

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.

34 thoughts on “Acrux Star – Southern Cross

  1. What’s the orb for this fixed star? I have Jupiter in Virgo 10 degrees. It’s in my 7th house natally. I know it’s in the sign of its detriment.

  2. That is the exact degree of my Midheaven in Scorpio! Well, that explains my endless fascination with all that was stated and the inconvenient suffering which seems to go with this path of knowledge! Astrologer, Psychic, Medium, Metaphysics Teacher, endless seeker of knowledge, seeing deeper, beyond and beneath! 😉

  3. I have Neptune @ 10.15 Scorpio on the Desc at 8.27 Scorpio… (Sun rising opp) this explains some very beautifully tragic life events that repeat over and over. At 53 yrs old, I have determined I can not be with another human being in partnership, period. In fact, I have all but closed the door to almost all humans.
    Im an Astrologer of some 25 years. Thankfully that has saved my sanity, and kept me persevering on my beautifully rich spiritual path, which I am basically “married” to.
    Thank you for this info…very timely.

    • I have my Moon at 13.55 Scorpio in the First house.
      Ameliorating angulations and a 23.23 Libra ascendant ( conjunct Spica ) aside
      my life path has led me into some dark, dark places and
      left me with wounds too deep to heal in this lifetime.

      Studying astrology has also saved me from giving up entirely, as has meeting another
      with deep wounds to match my own. Apart from this individual I find
      it impossible to be around others for very long.
      This hermeticism was not inherent at my birth.

      I loved socialising as a little child; it has been forced upon me by other’s violent abuse of
      my trusting and open nature. It continues to be reinforced
      by societal approval of such narcissistic amoral behaviour as long as it is by the ‘successful’
      as well as its pathologising of inconvenient remembering.
      A society with spiritual Alzheimers.

      This Winner bullying culture we try to survive in thrives upon victimising its victims.
      Consequently, I find all of our modern institutions and the mass media intensely toxic.

      Sean M, thank you for writing what you have.
      It helps alleviate the grief of an isolation created by what one writer
      has recently called civic murder.

  4. Natal Neptune in Scorpio just within orb in my first house, Neptune is also in grand trine with Merc in Cancer and Chiron in Pisces. Natal Jupiter conjunct IC (in touch with the Ancients) and not that it is to do with this but ky moon is conjunct the Poseidon point in 12th house. I can only but imagine how those with an exaxt conjunction would experience earthly life, must have been a huge challenge.

  5. I have Ascendant at 12.16 Scorpio (conjucting South Node). I’m not religious at all, a little bit interested in astrology and unusual… but often thinking out of the box, maybe that is my “magic” or my “cross” – depends on situation 😉

  6. Uranus 11 degree Scorpio, square Sun 10 Aquarius. I am astrologer, helrunar and philosopher. My occult name is Fixed Cross. Thanks for the article.

  7. Hi Jamie, this star definitely describes me (Pluto on Acrux), as does the other stars you mentioned; Venus conjunct Alkes and moon conjunct Al Pherg. Maybe these stars would explain why I have always felt like a pisces natured person. My north node is in Pisces and Ceres in Pisces. I’ve been told by spiritualists that I’m a healer and an empath.

    Could you mention some good books to read on this style of astrology (the way you’ve learnt it). Precession and the stars etc. I’m a visual learner, so I find it helpful to see charts, images etc.

    • The main astrology books I have used are the fixed star ones listed n the references on these fixed star pages. I also have a bigger list on the main fixed star page. You can find some nice big posters of the constellations. I found software great too but the technology is getting past me now. I only got my first computer about 8 years ago. Try Stellatium but there are others, even google sky.

  8. I’ve got Stellarium! I haven’t been on it for ages, I’ll have to get back on it again. I love books with beautiful pictures of constellations, galaxies and nebulae! I go into a world of my own, mesmerised by the majestic imagery. I used to have a telescope, but there’s too much light pollution where I live in the city. Is there any software available online that I can use to find out friends and family’s closest stars? Thanks, I’ll see if my local library has any of those books. Some of the most beautiful things I’ve seen is pictures of dust clouds, like The Eagle Nebula and The Carina Nebula. I find that when I stare at the stars at night, it calms me and if I’m ever upset about anything, they take away my pain – really!

    • The extended chart selection at astro.com now has a number of important fixed stars. Otherwise you will have to scan down the list of fixed stars which is not that hard. I use the Solar Fire software but you have to but it. Celestia is another great program better than Stellarium for spinning out to graphics.

      • Do the fixed stars also apply for the North Node, South Node, Lilith, Chiron and the Asteroids? I’m still learning. I haven’t worked with fixed stars before. It’s fascinating and a lot of fun!

        • Yes Katie, even Part of Fortune and possibly Vertex points. The more comments that build up over the years the better understanding we will get. I think Robson was an excellent astrologer but the language and morals of the age require some deciphering.

  9. Thanks, I’ll give it a go! Enjoy your weekend, don’t work too hard on your website! I know what it’s like, I run my own business on my own.

  10. Hi Jamie,

    I have Ceres and Dark Moon Lilith conjunct on Acrux in the 1st, while both being conjunct Pluto on Zubenelschemali and Ascendant on Zubenelgenubi. I personally see that the dominant-theme consists of combining the Scales (claws, in accordance with antiquity) effect-wise, and the Acrux-effect supports the theme; adding a flavor of an ‘unconventional martyrdom of a spiritual-craft’.

    Though, I’m still curious, as in what effect is to be considered separately when it comes to the Ceres and Dark Moon Lilith conjunction? It’s a grand-conjunction putting Pluto and the Ascendant in the equation, but if I’m able to make an in-detail analysis, how would that get processed?

    Thank you.

    • Marina is more of an expert of both Ceres and Lilith than I am. I understand Pluto fairly well, my eldest daughter has Pluto rising opposite Mercury, Saturn and North Node. I will be writing Pluto conjunct Ascendant natal and updating the transit in the next mo nth or two. Very difficult to give a brief description as I’m sure you understand.

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

  12. 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

  13. 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…

  14. I think Acrux is the brightest star in the constellation. It could be a magnitude 1 star. In the night sky in the naked eye it looks like a white star, but it is really a blue-white star. Gacrux is a red giant star. It looks reddish in the night sky in naked eye. There are other stars in this constellation like mimosa. The constellation Centaurus is near Crux.

  15. Just learnt about Acrux and note I have Acrux conjunct Neptune in my 12th house. Neptune has always felt a challenge because of squares to Venus and the moon (venus & moon conjunct) in 3rd. Can you tell me what Acrux will bring to this complex configuration. Will it help or hinder the square? Many thanks

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