Al Hecka Star – The Bull’s Southern Horn

Al Hecka is at 24°47′ Gemini with an orb of 2°20′
Al Hecka Star Astrology

Taurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Al Hecka on June 15

Fixed star Al Hecka, Zeta Tauri, is a 3.0 magnitude bright blue binary star located on the tip of the Southern Horn of constellation Taurus the Bull. The origin of the traditional Arabic name Al Hecka is obscure, but it closely resembles Al Hak’ah which means The White Spot (on the horn tip). In ancient Babylon it was called Shurnarkabti-sha-Shutu, the southern star bull horn. In China Al Hecka is called 天關 (Pinyin), Tiānguān, or Tien Kuan which means Celestial Gate.

Degree*

22 ♊ 59
23 ♊ 28
24 ♊ 47
28 ♊ 34
28 ♊ 45

Fixed Star

Ensis
Alnilam
Al Hecka
Polaris
Betelgeuse

Orb

1°20′
2°20′
2°20′
2°10′
2°40′

Al Hecka Star Astrology

Fixed star Al Hecka is of the nature of Mars. It gives violence, male violence and danger of accidents. Sometimes called “The Driver”.

Al Hecka, ζ Tauri, marks the tip of the bull’s southern horn and, as we might expect for this piece of weaponry, Ptolemy classed it as a Mars star. Tracing the Arabic original of the name is not made easy, early western scholars having generally made a poor job of that language. It may derive from Al Qarn, The Horn, a difficult near-K sound for us to pronounce, but more closely it resembles Al Haikal which can mean either a Huge Beast (such as a bull) or a Temple. To the Chinese it was Tien Gwan, the Heavenly Gate, so the Arabic ‘Temple’ is at least as likely as Huge Beast. One further possible Arabic origin is from Al Hak’ah, the White Spot (on the horn tip).

Astrologically it is counted an unfortunate star, but even if we may believe in ‘goodies and baddies’, it is risky to blame only Al Hecka here, since four other stars lie within two degrees of it – Mintaka, El Nath, Ensis and Alnilam. All five stars make a combative nature with the tongue, and sometimes manually too, which can indeed lead to misfortune, although the victim may well be convinced that it is ‘all for the cause’, and that the ‘reward in Heaven’ will compensate for the suffering here below. So again, both the bull’s horn and the temple or gate of heaven seem appropriate symbols for this bright star. [3]

Al Hecka represents the 13th vertebra from the top of the spine (6th dorsal) in the human body. [4]

Constellation Taurus was an object of worship in primitive cultures throughout the ages. To the ancient Egyptians it was the bull-god Orissi, but the star was also worshiped by the Babylonians, Chinese, Druids, and some tribes of Amazon Indians. Taurus traditionally presages the results of the beginnings of large political undertakings. The constellation also portends that which affects wild animals, especially those of danger to man. [2]

Al Hecka Star, Zeta Tauri

Al Hecka Star, Zeta Tauri [www.allposters.ca]

Al Hecka Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Al Hecka: Suspicious, reserved, studious, unfavorable for health and especially for the lungs, aptitude for military enterprise and stratagems but danger of deceit and ambushes. [2]

Moon conjunct Al Hecka: Quarrels, evil habits and company, depravity. [2]

Mercury conjunct Al Hecka: Hasty temper, selfishness, greed, dissipation, legal and business troubles, poor health, domestic troubles and separation from wife or children, low companions, loss of wealth and poverty. [2]

Venus conjunct Al Hecka: Unfortunate, low companions, bad environment. [2]

Mars conjunct Al Hecka: Evil companions, bad habits, sex troubles, and afflictions of a Mars-Venus type. [2]

Jupiter conjunct Al Hecka: Hypocrisy, dissipation, business losses and disgrace. [2]

Saturn conjunct Al Hecka: Uncontrolled passions, drink, debauchery, perverted genius, clever writer of undesirable literature, luxurious surroundings but little wealth, isolated or confined at end of life, domestic unhappiness, accidents if Mars is also afflicting. [2]

Uranus conjunct Al Hecka: Legal difficulties, trouble through occultism, danger of imprisonment but help from friends, unfavorable for love and marriage, parental disharmony, little wealth, death from an accident. [2]

This is a difficult energy point in the body. The vertebra becomes slightly twisted causing a disruptive energy flow to this area. The problem is incurable. These persons are unable to bend at the waistline, and must wear a support to relieve the pressure from the rest of the body. Sitting does not relieve the stress but actually aggravates it. They do not accomplish much in this life due to the fact that they are in pain most of the time. Another difficulty can be experienced through an inflammation of the pancreas, thus bringing on pain when digesting their food. These persons should not drink alcoholic beverages as they can also experience an inflammation of the kidneys. This is a very karmic position as these individuals have limited their accomplishments in this life time. If the planet Neptune is square to Uranus at this point, the vertebra will begin to literally dissolve. Attempts to place an artificial piece at this point will only result in failure to solve the problem. [4]

Hillary Clinton 1°52′.

Neptune conjunct Al Hecka: Accidents, secret enemies, great psychic powers, wife may be sickly or die soon after marriage, favorable for gain but many losses in latter part of life, sudden troubles of a Mars nature. [2]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.125.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.39.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.37.

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

2 thoughts on “Al Hecka Star – The Bull’s Southern Horn

  1. Yikes! This is 2′ away from my Gemini Sun at 27′! I have lived a violence free life so far.

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