Algorab Star – The Crow

Algorab is at 13°27′ Libra with an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Algorab Star Astrology

Corvus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Algorab on October 6

Fixed star Algorab, Delta Corvi, is a 3.0 magnitude pale yellow and purple double star in the right wing of the Crow, Corvus Constellations. The name traditional Algorab comes from the Arabic word الغراب (al-ghuraab) which means the crow.


09 ♎ 56
10 ♎ 08
13 ♎ 27
17 ♎ 40
22 ♎ 09



Algorab Star Astrology

Fixed star Algorab is of the nature of Mars and Saturn. It gives destructiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness and lying, and is connected with scavenging.

Agrippa1531 alaCorui.png  Algorab is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a raven, snake or negro dressed in black. It makes the wearer angry, bold, courageous and a backbiter, gives bad dream, the power of summoning or driving away evil spirits and protection from winds and the malice of men and devils. Rules stones of the color of black onyx, burr, quadrangles, henbane, comfrey, and the tongue of a frog. [1]

Can indeed show up the more troublesome side of Libra, a variation on the truth when an excuse looks to be safer, but is not always found to be so – as the Crow discovered. Not a significant star when well aspected, but can be a nuisance if aspects or planets involved are hard ones. [2]

Algorab, in The Crow, has a Saturn-Mars nature and is said to be a hindrance, especially when other Saturnian influences are predominant. Delays and restraint are indicated to come about by fiascoes, losses, wrong handling of matters and enmity in general. The cosmogram of Kaiser Franz Joseph I is a good example. He has Algorab on his Ascendant, and his life was full of misfortune. A conjunction with Sun or Moon is not good either, if the lights are afflicted… if Algorab is conjunction the Sun, Moon, or one of the malefics, it has a reputation for accidents or injuries that are difficult to avoid. [3]

Algorab rules the right kidney in the human body. [4]

Constellation Corvus is like Mars and Saturn. It is said to give craftiness, greediness, ingenuity, patience, vengefulness, passion, selfishness, lying, aggressiveness, and material instincts, and sometimes causes its natives to become agitators. [1]

Algorab Star, Delta Corvi

Algorab Star, Delta Corvi []

Algorab Star Conjunctions

Mars conjunct Algorab: This position causes an imbalance in the right kidney. It affects the muscle action in that there would be an expansion of the kidney without a contraction at times. This causes an increased blood flow in the muscle that bursts some of the small veins in the kidney. There is blood in the urine at times and the individual would believe that there is an infection; however, it would not necessarily be a kidney infection but just a physical ache through the area. The body ultimately compensates for this, but these persons do not urinate often. When they do, it takes quite a few minutes in order to fully relieve themselves. They would be the ones who would read while in the bathroom, Relief of this condition can come through peppermint and chamomile tea, mixed together and taken twice a day. The kidney can therefore be cooled and balanced at the same time. It does not cure the problem, but it does eliminate the ache that is being experienced. [4]

Saturn conjunct Algorab: This is the opposite affect of the Mars placement here. The muscle of the right kidney would contract but not expand at times. This restricts the action of the kidney and slows down the filtering process, thus releasing toxins back into the body. The native would feel tired, and would even feel a loss of vitality in a normal day of activity. Symptoms will appear at the heart for there would be a lack of vitality causing the heart to function sluggishly. Often they are misdiagnosed as having heart trouble by doctors. These individuals should drink a glass of weak ginger root tea three times per day. Papaya juice is also very helpful for this condition as it works well with the kidneys. Papaya has the cleansing and fiber action that is soothing to the kidneys. [4]

Neptune conjunct Algorab: Hillary Clinton 1°21′.

Fixed Star Algorab and Terrorist Attacks

Some young Croatian Astrologers I have chatted with noticed that Algorab was activated during the attacks and assassinations of Croatian War of Independence (1991 to 1995), and also attacks and assassinations on journalists and politicians since that war. They called this star “Kill or be Killed”. Robson says of Corvus that it “sometimes causes its natives to become agitators”. I have looked back at conjunctions to Algorab and there is definitely a link to terrorism:

On 6 October 1981, president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat was assassinated with Sun on Algorab (0°07′) and Saturn on Algorab (0°20′). A fatwa approving the assassination had been obtained from Omar Abdel-Rahman, a cleric later convicted in the US for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. [5]

When the World Trade Center was bombed on 26 February 1993, Jupiter was conjunct Algorab by 0°04′.

When the first plane struck the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, Algorab was rising (0°56′) and Mercury was also conjunct Algorab (0°52′).


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 41, 80.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse,1988, p.175.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.60.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.81.
5. Assassination of Anwar Sadat – Wikipedia.

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

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47 thoughts on “Algorab Star – The Crow

  1. Sorry, meant to say Sun, Mercury and Uranus. Venus is 23 degrees Libra in 7th house as well.

  2. So I was very happy reading about Sirius being conjunct my MC….however, my smile faded now that I know my ascendant is at 13 libra 🙁
    Does that mean my life will always be full of misfortunes? I mean…I’ve always had an agitated crazy life for which I blame a fixed t square between Mars, moon and Venus. But now it all makes sense…I’m loosing hope 😭

    • This depends a lot on the overall chart and any aspects to your Ascendant. So far, I would say the negativity of this star shows mainly through conjunctions to the moon, because of the subconscious, habit-like behaviors. Of course, self awareness of such a star in your chart can be enough to change any associated negative behavior. I have Moon conjunct Zosma which is associated with lying and stealing. Eventually, I stopped stealing but nearly ended up in jail before I stopped. Now I have not even stolen a paper clip in over 10 years.

  3. Well, I definitely have a reputation of cheating and lying with all my ex’s. I really have to make an effort not to lie in my relationships. So I know there’s a mean side to my character, I just have to keep it in check. Isn’t algorab associated with those topics? And as far as the “misfortunes” goes, well I also have Saturn in the first house :-/ but so is Jupiter! And it sextiles my sun…so there are ups and downs…like a rollercoster. Thanks for replying

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