Alpheratz Star – Head of the Princess

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Alpheratz at 14°18′ Aries has an orb of 2°10′
Alpheratz Star Astrology

Andromeda Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alpheratz on April 3

Fixed star Alpheratz, Alpha Andromedae, is a 2.1 magnitude white-purple binary star in the head of the Princess, or Chained Woman, Andromeda Constellation. The names Alpheratz and Sirrah both derive from the Arabic  سرة الفرس (surrat al-faras) which means the navel of the mare. The association with the Horse comes from the time of Ptolemy when he shared this star with Pegasus constellation. She is so very close to her fathers heart. Cor Regis, The Heart of the King, is only 2 minutes away at 14 ♈ 20 in Cepheus Constellation.


09 ♈ 09
12 ♈ 46
14 ♈ 18
21 ♈ 57
23 ♈ 16

Fixed Star

Baten Kaitos



Alpheratz Star Astrology

It is a fortunate fixed star, being Jupiter and Venus in nature. It gives independence, freedom, love, riches, honor and a keen intellect. [1]

Harmonious nature which makes for popularity. If it is in affinity to propitious stellar bodies and with the personal points Midheaven, Ascendant, Sun, Moon, one can count on becoming well known in public and popularity with the masses. If connected to the Sun, the native can easily become unpopular and can be toppled over. Also if transiting Saturn passes over the fixed star in conjunction with another stellar body a weakening of popular appeal is indicated. In this way E. Ebertin noted that, in many cases, directors and administrators, who had in their cosmogram. Sun in conjunction with this star, lost their posts, when in 1938 and 1939 transiting Saturn passed over this conjunction. [2]

Alpheratz star rules the area connecting the head with the neck and the lower jaw in the human body. [4]

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. [5]

Constellation Andromeda has an influence similar to that of Venus according to Ptolemy, though the legend would lead one to suppose some connection with Virgo. It is said to bestow purity of thought, virtue, honor and dignity upon its natives, but to cause battle with chimerical fears and a tendency to become easily discouraged. It gives love between husband and wife and reconciles adulterers. If Mars afflicts the luminaries from Andromeda and especially if in an angle, it causes death by hanging, decapitation, crucifixion or impalement. [1]

It is a generally favorable constellation denoting that which is honorable and eminent. Badly placed, however, it can portend earthquakes, and in the Middle Ages was said that Mars in this constellation in aspect with the Sun caused death by crucifixion or hanging. [6]

Alpheratz Star Alpha Andromedae

Alpheratz Star, Alpha Andromedae []

Alpheratz Star Conjunctions

With a malefic and the Moon at the same time with Sirius, death by a fiery cutting weapon or from beasts; if the Moon be with Vega, violent death. [1]

Ascendant conjunct Alpheratz: Can count on becoming well known in public and popularity with the masses. [2] Rihanna 1°01′

Descendant conjunct Alpheratz: Roman Polanski 1°58′

Midheaven conjunct Alpheratz: Can count on becoming well known in public and popularity with the masses. [2] Celine Dion 0°43, ′James Woods 1°38′

Part of Fortune conjunct Alpheratz: Justin Bieber 0°35′, Andy Warhol 1°12′, Napoleon Bonaparte 1°24′

Sun conjunct Alpheratz: Honor, preferment and favors from others. [1] Can count on becoming well known in public and popularity with the masses. But can easily become unpopular and can be toppled over. [2] Mike Starr (Alice in Chains), Nigel Farage 0°06′

Moon conjunct Alpheratz: Energetic, persevering, honor, wealth, many good friends and business success. [1] Andy Warhol 0°30′, Tony Abbott 0°49′, Angelina Jolie 0°52′

Mercury conjunct Alpheratz: Active mind, benefits from judges, lawyers or churchmen, pioneer work bringing prominence, accused of selfish motives, writes on science, religion or philosophy. [1] Rudolf Hess 0°20′

Venus conjunct Alpheratz: Neat and tidy appearance, quiet life, good health, fond of pleasure and society, fortunate for speculation.” [1] George Clooney 0°41′, Rihanna 1°12′

Mars conjunct Alpheratz: Sharp mind, energetic, business success through own endeavors. [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 the development of gum diseases. [4]

Jupiter conjunct Alpheratz: Philosophical or religious mind, benefits from professional men, ecclesiastical honor and dignity, favorable for gain. [1] This position causes the protruding jaw when Jupiter is in poor aspect to Saturn. It causes the persons to be unable to speak well as they would not be able to coordinate the muscles of the tongue leading down to the throat. [4] Johnny Depp 0°11′, Tiger Woods 1°30′

Saturn conjunct Alpheratz: Open and affable but miserly, seeks popularity, pretends to be religious for business ends, favors from clergy and lawyers, likelihood of wealth, domestic harmony, liable to diseases in the head and tumors that finally cause death. [1] There are problems with the tongue which may also cause problems with the bone structure of the jaws. Difficulties can be experienced with the muscle of the tongue area. [4] Celine Dion 0°49′

Uranus conjunct Alpheratz: Just, honorable, good speaker, domestic harmony if male, but not so fortunate for female, benefit from practical application of ideas, interest in the occult, considerable psychic power if female, favorable for gain. [1] Rupert Murdoch 0°33′, Warren Buffett 1°24′

Neptune conjunct Alpheratz: Sincere, earnest, humane, good speaker and writer, engaged in charitable work, religious reform or animal protection, knowledge of human nature, money sought and obtained chiefly for charitable purposes many friends, domestic harmony, not very favorable for children. [1] Attracted to animals. [3]

Pluto conjunct Alpheratz: Interest in big business; good vitality and recuperative powers. [3] Mark Twain 0°56′

North Node conjunct Alpheratz: Rupert Murdoch 1°19′, Jeff Bridges 1°30′, Pablo Escobar 1°52′


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.26, 133.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.2.
3. Alpheratz – The star of Pegasus and Andromeda, a lady in distress, Dikki-Jo Mullen.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.11.
5. Star Lore of All Ages. W. T. Olcott, 1911, p.26.
6. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.30.

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

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