Albireo Star – The Swan’s Beak

Albireo is at 01°15′ Aquarius with an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Albireo Star Astrology

Cygnus Constellation[Stellarium]

The Sun joins Albireo on January 21

Fixed star Albireo, Beta Cygni, is a 3.2 magnitude double topaz yellow and sapphire blue star in the beak of the Swan, Cygnus Constellation. The brighter yellow star makes a striking color contrast with its fainter blue companion star. The traditional name Albireo comes from the Arabic phrase منقار ألدجاجة (minqār al-dajājah) which means the hen’s beak. The Latin translation is Rostrum Gallinǣ.


19 ♑ 48
25 ♑ 51
01 ♒ 15
01 ♒ 47
03 ♒ 46

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Albireo Star Astrology

Fixed star Albireo is of the nature of Venus and Mercury. It gives a handsome appearance, neatness, a lovable disposition and beneficence in despair. [1]

Albireo, the Beak, β Cygni is a Venus Mercury star, in keeping with Vega, and it would be difficult to think of a better start to the sociable Sign of Aquarius. Well aspected people really do soar to great heights on this one and, being well aspected people, of course they behave appropriately when they get there. If not, however, they have been known to be shot down again! [3]

Albireo rules seven inches below the bend of the left knee in the human body. [4]

Constellation Cygnus gives a contemplative, dreamy, cultured and adaptable nature. The affections are ill-regulated and unsteady, the talents develop late. There is some love of water and swimming and the arts. [1]

Today called Cygnus, in classical times it was a dreaded constellation hostile to all things in the air. Ptolemy gives the stars the natures of Venus and Mercury. This is consistent with the spectra of Deneb Adige (Venus) and Sador (Mercury), but both Albireo and Gienah have a Martian nature. [2]

Albireo Star, Beta Cygni

Albireo Star, Beta Cygni []

Albireo Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Albireo: These persons are basically uncomfortable with themselves because of contradictory energy involved here. The contradiction is in their continuous behavioral patterns. They do not wish to express themselves through the ego. These natives wish to be humanistic human beings and wish to love everyone equally. They want to belong to groups and organizations that are involved in helping humanity such as orphanages, the poor and deprived, and groups organized to feed the hungry around the world. This is the typical person who would join a group such as the Salvation Army, for example. Those financially able to do so, would join groups in other parts of the world involved in these things.

There is a problem here, however, in that once they begin active participation in these groups, they wish to receive recognition for their work. The conflict in their behavior pattern manifests when they make demands that their ego be satisfied through praise and admiration from others. If their ego is not totally satisfied, they begin holding back their dedication to the humanitarian group they are involved with. Their ego simply gets in the way; they turn their interests to the financial aspect of their work rather than the humanitarian. The humanistic approach to others is lost as their ego gets in the way. Their real objective is to receive praise from others for what they do and when they do not receive it, they become hostile – a strange turn of events which goes on for a lifetime. [4]

Mars conjunct Albireo: This creates a “mad man” type of disposition. They are brutal, changeable and very odd in the way they think. They respond and react abruptly and irrationally. They enjoy being involved with groups that administer punishment outside of the law. They imagine that others are invading their privacy, and to them, the rights of other people are not considered. If they dislike certain persons they would find a way to get rid of them. Individuals with this configuration are not recognized as irrational human beings, in spite of these behavior patterns. These are the persons who would burn the house down of a family they do not wish to have living near them. The point is essentially the non-acceptance or certain people because of cultural or ideological differences. They would instigate others to take action to remove them by whatever means necessary. [4]

Uranus conjunct Albireo: This is a strange configuration. These individuals have a difficult time relating to the world. They generally try to find a way to isolate themselves. They choose just a few friends for a lifetime and their entire life revolves around just those few people. They relate only to their little group and avoid talking to others outside of their group. Business dealings and entertainment remains with just their small group for the entire lifetime. This group remains small in number, rarely consisting of over five individuals. They become dependant on one another with a result that a great problem arises as they begin passing on. With only one or two to relate to they turn into hermits and take on projects to remain occupied. Many invent something that provides them with support for the rest of their lives. They avoid the public, preferring to remain to themselves when they find themselves alone. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.42, 118.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.18.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.173.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.133.

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

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