Al Pherg Star – The Cord

Al Pherg is at 26°39′ Aries with an orb of 1°30′
Al Pherg Star Astrology

Pisces Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Al Pherg on April 16

Fixed star Al Pherg , Eta Piscium, is a 3.6 magnitude star near the tail of the Northern Fish of Pisces constellation. Even though a dim star it is still the brightest star in the constellation. The ancient Babylonian name for this star is Kullat Nūnu, with Nūnu meaning Fish and Kullat referring to either a bucket or the cord that ties the fish together.” The traditional name Al Pherg is from the Arabic تدفق المياه (Al Fargh) which means an outpouring of water.


21 ♈ 57
23 ♈ 16
26 ♈ 49
27 ♈ 51
29 ♈ 23

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Al Pherg



Al Pherg Star Astrology

Fixed star Al Pherg is indicative of success through determination. [1]

Of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It gives preparedness, steadiness, determination and final success. [2]

Kullat Nuni or Al Pherg is the only star in constellation Pisces that is used in fixed stars astrology. It lies in the shorter, northward running arm of the string. It crossed the vernal point (0° Aries) in 1846, the same year that the planet Neptune was discovered.

The origin of the Babylonian name Kullat Nuni is a little obscure now, but was long thought to be, again, ‘Cord of the Fish’. There is good reason, however, to interpret this as ‘Home of the Fish’. This brings to mind the Sagittarian star Nunki (Pelagus), the ‘Voice of the Sea’, symbolizing the guidance which directed the early survivors of the Great Disaster to make landfall and a new civilization in the region later to become Babylon. So the ‘Voice’ and the ‘Home’ of the ‘Fish’, those who came from the sea, have much more in common than the mild similarity of the names Nunki and Nuni. It is further significance that the astrological Fishes themselves, both in and out of the Zodiac Signs, are known specifically by the stars in their mouths, Fomalsamakah and Fomalhaut, in other words by their voices.

Kullat Nuni’s later name, Al Pherg, is of course Arabic, properly Al Fargh. The term means an outpouring of water, and the mouth or lip of any vessel used for water (or anything else). So there is the connotation of, again, something coming out of its container onto the earth and for the use of Man. Water inside a vessel is very much a hidden thing; we don’t even know for sure that it is water until it is poured and tasted. Folklore abounds, of course, with tales of wine and water interchanging by magic within the flask, or emerging poisoned, or as the fire-creature the Jinn (or Genie) when Al Fargh is uncorked.

So this star of mysteries to be revealed to us, about ourselves, our distant origins, our Creator, was well classed by Ptolemy as another Saturn-Jupiter type. Those with it well placed in their horoscopes have ready access to , and understanding of, what the Church loves to call ‘The Mysteries’ (but is reluctant to reveal to us, if it knows them itself). Let those who have Al Pherg poorly aspected beware of the Genie that may emerge if they uncork it by mere dabbling for occult kicks. Nothing that happens with a Saturn-Jupiter conjunction is on a small scale, neither enlightening revelation, nor pathological obsession with the past. [3]

Al Pherg rules the top of the head, between the top of the forehead and the crown in the human body. [4]

Constellation Pisces portends events concerning the sea, especially those that affect the destiny of kings and large numbers of mankind. [1]

Al Pherg Star, Eta Piscium

Al Pherg Star , Eta Piscium []

Al Pherg Star Conjunctions

Saturn conjunct Al Pherg. This affects the pineal gland. These are persons who would put extra seasoning on their food as there would be difficulty in tasting the foods they eat. This position dulls the senses, thereby affecting the tips of the fingers causing a numbness there. This can also affect the gums, tongue and the sense of smell. The vision can be affected through what is commonly referred to as tunnel vision. [4]

Uranus conjunct Al Pherg. The effects of this planet on this degree does not show up often. The nervous system is affected at this point so that spiritual development would be difficult. This is what can be described as “short circuits” in the nervous system affecting different areas of the body. The result would be pain in those areas of the body involved with other harsh planetary aspects. Lacking in spiritual development, the individuals would not have flashes of their past or their future through psychic experience. [4]

Neptune conjunct Al Pherg. These persons would not be able to put their thoughts and movements together in proper coordination. They are unable to organize their thought processes in order for the body and mind to function together properly. Difficulty would be experienced in their attempt to put any type of communication together, whether verbal or physical. [4]

Pluto conjunct Al Pherg. This point causes irritations in the pineal gland. These persons experience burning headaches that can blind the persons at times, due to pressure and severe pain. This is a karmic position relating to the person’s misdeeds in a previous life. The pressure at this point can cause swollen blood vessels and disruption in the flow of blood in the head. The blood actually seems to boil as there is a great amount of heat at the top of the head that can cause hemorrhaging at this point. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.40.
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.134.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.117.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.13.

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

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4 thoughts on “Al Pherg Star – The Cord

  1. I have my sun/moon midpoint at 25 degrees aries? What would that interpretation mean? Thank u in advAnce 🙂

  2. My Mid heaven is 26 degree Aries, with Moon/Mercury conjunct the mid heaven in the 9th my Sun is in the Tenth. I can certainly agree with this fixed stars influence in my life.

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