Fixed Star Algenib

Algenib at 09°09′ Aries has an orb of 1°40′
Pegasus Constellation

Pegasus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Algenib on March 29

Fixed star Algenib, Gamma Pegasi, is a 2.8 magnitude blue-white star on the tip of the wing of the Winged Horse, Pegasus constellation. The name Algenib derives from the Arabic الجانب (Al Janb) which means the Side. In Chinese, γ Pegasi is known as 壁宿一 (Bìxiù yī, the First Star of Wall.)


29 ♓ 22
02 ♈ 35
09 ♈ 09
12 ♈ 46
14 ♈ 18

Fixed Star

Deneb Kaitos



Algenib Star Astrology

The three main stars of Pegasus all have a similar astrological influence, those being Scheat, Markab and Algenib.

Fixed star Algenib gives notoriety, dishonor, violence, misfortune, and denotes the naked and poor professional beggar. Algenib is of the nature of Mars and Mercury (high enterprise, combative, destructive.) [1]

Penetrating mind and a strong will, as well as determination. An impressive way of speaking and a gift for oratory. In conjunction with the Sun, it will make for a fighting spirit and a love of learning. Connected with Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, one can count popularity and interest in art and literature and distinction; if not further configurations also point to similar gifts. With Saturn, in general, it is thought of as an impeding factor, but has a name for good memory according to Morin. If angular with Mercury and Uranus, Algenib will make for an inventive spirit. [2]

Excess of heat resulting in violence and perhaps misfortune or dishonor. [3]

Similar to Scheat and Markab is Algenib, another Mars-Mercury, its name, pronounced Al Zhaynib, meaning The Side (of the horse). Its placing in Aries since 754 years ago, now gives it extra impetus for better or worse, and shows something of that kind of Master who feels perhaps that the old-style secrecy in which his fellows used to surround themselves should now give place to a more open attitude, at least to such of the laity as show a willingness to learn and listen. [4]

Algenib star rules the bottom portion of the skull between the nose and the upper lip in the human body. [5]

Alpheratz (Alpha Andromedae), Caph (Beta Cassiopeiae) and Algenib (Gamma Pegasi) are together known as the Three Guides that mark the prime meridian of the heavens. It was believed to bless those born under its influence with honor and riches. [6]

Constellation Pegasus

Pegasus gives ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice and bad judgment. Prevails against disease of horses and preserves horsemen in battle. [1] The constellation portends events concerning ships and the ocean and also changes in the weather. In medieval times it was said to indicate vain individuals with a great deal of ambition, but with very poor judgment. [3]

27th Arabic Manzil – Al Fargh al Thani

Increases harvests, revenues, gain, heals infirmities, hinders building, upholds prisons, causes danger to seamen and destruction of enemies.

With Moon: Marry, take medicine, pursue business but do not travel or lend money.

14th Chinese Xiù – 壁 (Bì) Wall

Associated with archives of some sort, or a treasury. The mansion of exalted virtue, it presides over literature, the fine arts, and scholarship, but also lies and slander. Good for digging or extensions on buildings. Opening doors will bring great wealth to one’s family.

By respecting one’s ancestors, one can gain riches and official recognition. Children born on this day will be very accomplished and will bring honor to their parents. If you get married now, the education of your children will bring good fortune.

Algenib Star Gamma Pegasi

Algenib Star, Gamma Pegasi []

Algenib Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Algenib: Rash, very obstinate, ruined by headstrong and precipitate conduct. [1]

Stubborn but with original and inventive ideas. Can act rashly leading to undesirable consequences.

Descendant conjunct Algenib: Yoko Ono 0°17′

Midheaven conjunct Algenib: Changeable in business. [1]

Many changes in the career but very determined to succeed. Willing to try new fields or start an original business.

Joseph Goebbels 0°17′, Michael Bloomberg 0°24′, Anne Frank 1°20′

Part of Fortune conjunct Algenib: Sylvester Stallone 1°20′

Sun conjunct Algenib: Mental disturbances, fevers and ill health, some danger of accidents. [1]

A fighting spirit and a love of learning. [2]

Celine Dion 1°21′

Moon conjunct Algenib: Dishonor, loss by scandal, exiled or forced to flee, ill health, trouble through writings. [1]

Bill Gates 0°18′, Sarah, Duchess of York 1°58′

Mercury conjunct Algenib: Quick temper, mental disturbances, success in legal and other disputes. [1]

Liza Minnelli 0°37′

Venus conjunct Algenib: Generous, proud, quick temper, bad morals, drink or evil habits, favorable for financial affairs. [1]

Abraham Lincoln 0°57′

Mars conjunct Algenib: Quick mind and body, lying or theft, danger of accidents. [1]

This causes hot flashes around the head and face. These persons can feel the heat at times at the lips through blisters, rashes and sores. Surgery to the gums is certain but would not solve the problem as the problem would be enhanced at a later time through development of gum disease. [5]

Jeffrey Dahmer 0°33′, Charles Dickens 1°00′, Angelina Jolie 1°53′

Jupiter conjunct Algenib: Hypocrisy, financial success, real or pretended religious enthusiasm. [1]

Brad Pitt 1°11′, Nikola Tesla 1°26′, David Beckham 1°43′

Saturn conjunct Algenib: Many enemies, success, secret help from powerful friends and influential relatives, bad morals. [1]

An impeding factor, but has a name for good memory. [2]

This causes difficulties through growth patterns in the skull such as a calcium growth. The larger the growth, the more difficulties the person would experience in their daily functions such as dizziness and extreme pains in the head. [5]

Uranus conjunct Algenib: Active and eccentric mind, reformer or agitator, great influence over the minds of others necessitating journeys, peculiar ideas in advance of the time, mystic and fond of mysteries though frank and open, domestic troubles especially in a woman’s map. [1]

This affects the nervous system through the bottom of the skull to the brain, and the nerves in the front of the face. There would be pain and numbness under the nose and upper teeth, which would also be very sensitive. The person would feel they need a dentist due to an aching of the upper teeth and an irritation and burning sensation in the inner part of the ears. The nerve centers would be very sensitive, but the specific area could not be pinpointed. Although the sensitivity would not be constant, it would be noticed when the individual is under stress. These persons must be careful to balance out their diet and their thinking processes to compensate for their weakness in this area. [5]

Andy Warhol 1°00′, Audrey Hepburn 1°10′

Neptune conjunct Algenib: Conceited, stubborn, deceptive, cowardly, vacillating, untruthful, envious, superstitious, strong passions, sex troubles, evil surroundings, many enemies, mechanical ability, criminal tendencies, may be forger, sudden and violent death. [1]

North Node conjunct Algenib: Bernadette Brady 0°01′, Richard Nixon 1°45′

South Node conjunct Algenib: Zendaya 0°20′, Bruce Lee 1°18′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.56, 122.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.2.
  3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
  4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.128.
  5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.10.
  6. Star Lore of All Ages. W. T. Olcott, 1911, p.26.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

11 thoughts on “Fixed Star Algenib

  1. I think this is conjunct my Moon at 10’09 Aries. Does the MR and square (and part of a t-Square including Pluto!) to Mars in Cancer mean I should consider this star conjunct Mars also? Thank you Jamie! (BD: Sept 7, 1979 11:44pm Colorado Springs, CO, USA)

    • Algenib was 08°52′ Aries when you were born so well within orb of your Moon. I don’t see a link to your Mars and anyway, only conjunctions are used in fixed stars astrology. The link I do see to your Moon is quincunx Mercury on fixed star Zosma. This could suggest some health issues regarding negative thinking, depression or anxiety perhaps.

      • Okay, Thank you Jamie! The quincunx aspect is the tightest in my chart, minus the fixed stars. I am in the negative thinking/depression and anxiety phase now, sadly, but will continue working on easing those. In the Zosma article, Ptolemy likens to Saturn-Venus, which my chart supports. Saturn is tightly holding on to Venus, and on the other side, the Sun. Will do more studying, and try some chamomile tea! Thank you again!

  2. My 11th house Mars is in an opposition to Algenib by ’43. I’d truly appreciate your opinion on that. Thank you Jamie, all the best!

    • Only conjunction aspects are used with fixed star Essam. See the stars around 10 degree Libra which will be close to your Mars: Vindemiatrix and Porrima.

  3. Hi Jamie I have it conjunct to Chiron exact I’m the first house . Any thoughts? Thanks

  4. one of my favorite artists is Van Gogh who has his Sun in Aries on this star. The Sun is exalted in Aries and shows how Van Gogh loved the color yellow. He also enjoyed painting in the sunshine. however, his Sun had no major aspect to other planets leaving him at the mercy of the sun’s blinding rays. Vincent was notorious, misfortunate and poor and suffered ill health.
    I would not assign him to a psychotic mentality without accurate diagnosis. However he was known to be violent at times. A wonderful painter.

  5. Jamie, I had to tell you for the sake of research!

    My mother was diagnosed with a very rare benign brain tumor at the left base of her skull. She went in for a scan of her left shoulder and the scan just happened to get part of the tumor. After much testing, they found out that her shoulder pain, raspy voice, and brain tumor were all connected. Her tumor paralyzed one of her vocal cords and the nerve happens to run from the brain through her vocal cords to her left shoulder. Her doctors said that it has been there for a long time and is very slow growing. So she asked me to look in her chart to see if I could tell how long she’s had it.

    I immediately looked to the fixed stars on your site, the very first one I clicked on was this star. Her mercury (vocal chords/speech/mind) is within 10 seconds orb conjunction this star with Jupiter (growth) square the conjunction. I was able to see in her transits exactly when it began growing, in 1987, she was 15. Luckily the doctors say she will most likely be fine after vocal chord surgery, as the tumor is growing so slowly.

    Saturn conjunct Algenib: This causes difficulties through growth patterns in the skull such as a calcium growth. The larger the growth, the more difficulties the person would experience in their daily functions such as dizziness and extreme pains in the head.

    Turns out her tumor is a benign, inoperable, very slow growing calcium growth!

    Astrology still amazes me! Thank you for having this database of fixed stars, I use it all the time.

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