Alnilam Star – String of Pearls

Alnilam is at 23°28′ Gemini with an orb of 2°20′
Fixed Star Alnilam Star Astrology

Orion Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alnilam on June 14

Fixed star Alnilam, Epsilon Orionis, is a 1.7 magnitude large blue supergiant star located in the middle of the Belt of the Hunter, Orion Constellation. . The traditional name Alnilam derives from the Arabic word النظام (an-niżām), related to the word نظم (nażm) which means String of Pearls.

The Belt of Orion is make up of three stars, Mintaka (Delta Orionis), Alnitak (Zeta Orionis) and Alnilam (Epsilon Orionis).


22 ♊ 35
22 ♊ 59
23 ♊ 28
24 ♊ 47
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Al Hecka



Alnilam Star Astrology

Fixed star Alnilam is of the nature of Jupiter and Saturn. It gives fleeting public honors. [1]

The star Alnilam portends public honors to all those born under its influence. It was also said to indicate a good nut crop. [2]

Alnilam has a generally brighter message with its pearls or jewels on the belt, and its Jupiter-Saturn simile. It is the signal of being able to do really great things if it is well aspected, and to be well rewarded as a result. Otherwise, however, it can reflect much of the useless bravado and show of some (not all) whom we see around at present with glittering studs over their leather jackets, and nothing better to fight about than weather the rival gang has long or short hair!. [3]

Alnilam rules the diaphragm in the human body. [4]

Orion’s Belt gives strength, energy, industry, organizing abilities, notoriety, good fortune, lasting happiness, a sharp mind and a good memory. [1]

These stars in medieval times were said to presage those who were “passionately devoted to hunting, but not noble hunting with falcon or bow”. [2]

Orion’s Belt

Orion’s Belt []

Constellation Orion is the most important constellation in the heavens outside the zodiac. In judicial astrology this is the constellation of war. In the Middle Ages this constellation was said to be a direful influence to agriculture, being the “the veri cuttrhrote of cattle” and presaging violent storms and much rain. In genethiacal charts the indications are for arrogance, rebellion, strength, and courage. Tetrabiblos lists the stars in the shoulder of Orion to have a nature similar to that of Mars and Mercury, and the other bright stars in the constellation to be similar to the natures of Jupiter and Saturn. [2]

According to Ptolemy the bright stars with the exception of Betelgeuse and Bellatrix are like Jupiter and Saturn. It is said to give a strong and dignified nature, self-confidence, inconstancy, arrogance, violence, impiety, prosperity in trade and particularly by voyages or abroad, but danger of treachery and poison. It was thought by the Romans to be very harmful to cattle and productive of storms. [1]

Alnilam Star, Epsilon Orionis

Alnilam Star, Epsilon Orionis []

Alnilam Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Alnilam: Legacies, love or dissipation, gravity and austerity. [1]

When rising, Alnilam, together with Alnitak and Mintaka, portend irreligious and treacherous individuals. In a female chart, any of these three stars rising portend a shrew.[2]

Descendant conjunct Alnilam: When setting and aspected by Mars any of these three stars indicate individuals who will incur all kinds of dangers. [2]

Sun conjunct Alnilam: Rash, headstrong, surly. If also culminating, military preferment and gain. Notoriety, good fortune, lasting happiness. [1] Donald Trump 0°13′

Moon conjunct Alnilam: Many sudden and unexpected losses and reverses, much help from friends, ill health of family. Blindness of at least one eye, new and influential friends, valuable gifts, love of respectable women. If a malefic be with Markab, drowning. If the moon is with Saturn also, drowning and assassination. [1]

Mercury conjunct Alnilam: hasty, quick temper, quarrels with associates, domestic disharmony through actions, troubles through writings and opposite sex. [1]

Venus conjunct Alnilam: Trouble through love affairs, scandal, enemies among women. [1]

Mars conjunct Alnilam: Quarrels, loss by lawsuits, domestic disharmony, bad health, violent death. [1]

Jupiter conjunct Alnilam: Legal or Church preferment but danger of disgrace, loss by speculation, trouble through relatives and foreign affairs. [1]

Jupiter conjunct Saturn conjunct Alnilam: These are persons who make decisions affecting their financial position through strong intuitive feelings. It is what is commonly referred to as a “gut” feeling. They are excellent at business propositions, gathering together the necessary capital through those who wish to put their money in investments they have proposed. After one money-making investment is completed, they go on to another investment as their strong intuitive sense dictates. They are definitely not prudent individuals, and the money is spent as fast as it is made. They are at times in the public eye due to their financial exploits, but there are long periods when they are out of public view. [4]

Saturn conjunct Alnilam: Courageous, domestic disharmony, leaves home early, successful but many unexpected losses, favorable for health. [1]

Uranus conjunct Alnilam: Scientific ability, critical, enthusiastic, too many interests, may practice medicine or invent new surgical appliances but reaps no gain from them, many troubles and annoyances, disharmony with brothers and sisters who may cheat native out of inheritance, loss through law and in business, several marriages, enmity between native and partner’s relatives, unfavorable for children, sudden death in middle age while travelling, leaving affairs involved in litigation. [1]

Neptune conjunct Alnilam: Honest, outspoken, hasty in speech, rash and impulsive, offends others through irreligious speech, business and mercantile pursuits or engaged in science, may be head of learned institution or connected with large companies, fond of speculation, sports and the water, quick and level headed in emergencies, many friends but loss through some, danger of accidents, domestic harmony, dies before old age. [1]

North Node conjunct Alnilam: Donald Trump 1°54′.


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.55, 128, 156.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.59.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.135.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p..

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

7 thoughts on “Alnilam Star – String of Pearls

  1. You’re one of the best astrology in all Internet appreciate all what you do here and I hope god safe you ….

    Thank you for great information thanks a lot ….

    • That’s a really hard question as understanding Chiron is still a work in progress. I would stick to the general description or perhaps blend the Saturn and Uranus interpretations.

    • Everything I can find I add here. But the Jupiter Saturn nature and “public honors” suggest a government position, perhaps management or business, job security.

  2. great site. Back in the day before the internet, all I had for the stars was the power of fixed stars by joseph rigor and star names and robsons fixed stars. One thing I learned about Orion’s belt is that persons having these stars prominent in their chart always wanted to be rich above all else. And many became somewhat wealthy but gave gifts to their friends, not their family. one thing people should learn with this freak Trump is that people should stop bowing to the rich. Trump hates the common people, the poor and the handicapped and the poor or common masses hate the poor as well but glorify the rich.

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