Acubens Star – The Claws

Acubens is at 13°39′ Leo with an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Acubens Star Astrology

Cancer Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Acubens on August 5

Fixed star Acubens, Alpha Cancri, is a 4.2 magnitude red and white binary star, located on the left claw of the Crab, Cancer Constellation. The traditional name Acubens comes from the Arabic term الزوبنة (al zubanāh) which means the claws.

Degree*

07 ♌ 32
08 ♌ 43
13 ♌ 38
15 ♌ 12
19 ♌ 26

Orb

1°00′
1°30′
1°30′
2°20′
2°10′

Acubens Star Astrology

Fixed star Acubens is of the nature of Saturn and Mercury. It has been called “the sheltering of hiding place,” and gives activity, malevolence and poison, making its natives liars and criminals. [1]

Acubens is spectrally as Venus, but it is in the claw and its reputation portends malevolence and poisoning. [2]

Acubens, the main star of Cancer, in The Scissors of the Crab, has a Martian nature, and a strong blending in of Saturnian influence, conveying an unbalanced and jumpy nature. If the cosmogram is a disharmonious one to people affected by it, and especially if Acubens is conjunction Mars, Sun or Uranus, this makes for an unsettled mentality and helplessness. [3]

The tip of the forward southern leg is Acubens, α Cancri, familiar in astrology as a Saturn-Mercury type, thus more cautious than the martian quality of β, though the piercing or stinging notion in the Latin form of the name still contains the note of attack. (The Crab, Lobster and the Scorpion were once all thought to have stings, from their somewhat similar appearances). It is also suggested, however, that the name originates from the Arabic Al Zubanah, The Claw, and indeed this star does represent the southern of the crab’s claws. We shall find later that several more Saturn-Mercury stars are on the points of various weaponry carried by the characters in the heavens.

So one significance of Acubens is the enforced use of applied intelligence when finding oneself in combat at someone else’s behest, as we may say the Crab’s front leg finds itself driven on by the Mars Al Tarf on the back leg. But a generally more positive quality to read from Acubens is that of a sharp intellect and ease of coming to grips with problems, for which one might earn quite high public renown. But, again, there is the note of doing this under pressure of others demanding ‘from behind’’. [4]

The Acubens star rules the outer tissues of the left side of the kidneys in the human body. [4]

Constellation Cancer the Crab presages thunderstorms, famine, and locusts. The stars in the eyes (according to Ptolemy) have a nature similar to that of Mercury and Mars; those in the claws to that of Saturn and Mercury; the nebula to that of Mars and the Moon; and the Asses to that of Mars and the Sun. [2]

Acubens Star Conjunctions

Mercury conjunct Acubens: This creates an energy flow to the spine around the 14th vertebra (7th Dorsal) where the pain is felt. Persons would feel a pinching type of sensation in this area. There are also slight spasms in the outer tissues of the left side of the kidneys. Most of this is not felt until the person ages and more damage has occurred. Drinking chamomile tea would be of great help in this area. They should never take relaxants or other drugs of this kind as it would tend to unbalance the nerves here. [5]

Mars conjunct Acubens: Hillary Clinton 1°06′.

Saturn conjunct Acubens: If conjunction Saturn, major disappointments in life, ordeals and trials, mental suffering, excitements, loss, opposition, disputes and deception are indicated. According to Elsbeth Ebertin’s experience, this is the case especially if these persons are in positions of social standing or are politically active. [3]

There is a sugar imbalance at this position that causes sugars to seep through the kidneys into the body. There is an excess that seeps out of the wall tissue of the kidneys and enters the system in such a way as to make it impossible for the system to handle it. The kidneys cannot eliminate it through urination.

These persons should remain in a sugar-free diet; however, this would not include natural sugar found in honey or fruits. Natural foods are handled by the body in the proper way. They must always be on a light diet, and one containing plenty of lettuce. Lettuce helps to balance out the fluids in the system and aids in keeping the kidneys clean. Also, a consistent diet of natural brown rice would be very helpful.

Due to this problem, many with this degree exhibit a very negative, grouchy and irritable behavior. They can become irrational and at times violent. This can be uncontrollable unless they realize early what their problem really is and make the changes in their diet as stated. [5]

Uranus conjunct Acubens: Tony Abbott 1°28′.

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.116.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.40.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.42.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.50.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.67.

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

6 thoughts on “Acubens Star – The Claws

  1. May I ask, what is the astrological influence if Jupiter & Circe are conjunct Acubens, less than 0,25°?

    • If it is not mentioned then it won’t be a majorly significant influence. SO I expect Jupiter would bring out the more positive side of the star and reduce the detrimental influence.

  2. Thanks Jamie,
    You are so kind and your your quality of your readings are positive ,accurate and sharp intellectual .

  3. So one significance of Acubens is the enforced use of applied intelligence when finding oneself in combat at someone else’s behest, as we may say the Crab’s front leg finds itself driven on by the Mars Al Tarf on the back leg. But a generally more positive quality to read from Acubens is that of a sharp intellect and ease of coming to grips with problems, for which one might earn quite high public renown. But, again, there is the note of doing this under pressure of others demanding ‘from behind’’. [4]

    What would be the interpretation for the last sentence of this paragraph?

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