Algenib Star – Gamma Pegasus

Algenib is at 09°09′ Aries with an orb of 2°00′
Algenib Star Astrology

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.


29 ♓ 22
02 ♈ 35
09 ♈ 09
14 ♈ 18
21 ♈ 57



Algenib Star Astrology

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

Fixed star Algenib is of the nature of Mars and Mercury. It gives notoriety, dishonor, violence, misfortune, and denotes the naked and poor professional beggar. [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 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 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]

Algenib Star Gamma Pegasi

Algenib Star, Gamma Pegasi []

Algenib Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Algenib: Stubborn but with original and inventive ideas. Can act rashly leading to undesirable consequences.

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

Sun conjunct Algenib: Mental disturbances, fevers and ill health, some danger of accidents. [1] A fighting spirit and a love of learning. [2]

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

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

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

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]

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

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]

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]


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.

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6 thoughts on “Algenib Star – Gamma Pegasus

  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!

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