Alrisha Star – The Knot

Alrisha is at 29°23′ Aries with an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Alrisha Star Astrology

Pisces Constellation

The Sun joins Alrisha on April 19

Fixed star Alrisha, Alpha Piscium, is a 3.8 magnitude double star, pale green and blue, marking the knot in the cord that binds the Fishes, Pisces Constellation. The name Alrisha comes from Alrescha, the Arabic الرشآء al-rišā , meaning the well rope. Another old name for this star is Okda, from the Arabic عقدة uqdah, which means knot.

Degree*

26 ♈ 49
27 ♈ 51
29 ♈ 23
00 ♉ 24
01 ♉ 31

Fixed Star

Al Pherg
Vertex
Alrisha
Mirach
Mira

Orb

1°30′
1°30′
1°30′
2°10′
1°30′

Alrisha Star Astrology

Fixed Star Alrisha, the bright star marking the knot in the cord, is of the nature of Mars, to some degree, Mercury. This star, however, has the A2 spectrum of Venus. It is of a unifying influence. [1]

The prime star of the Constellation, α Piscium, is Alrisha, The Cord (or String). This apparent double star at the point where the two arms of the figure meet. In some portrayals, the fishes themselves are at the far ends of the arms, so that the long string is folded at the star α as though being held at that point.

In some Latin works this star is called The Node of the Fishes, or of the Two Strings, Nodus Piscium or Nodus Duorum Filorum, which describes the position precisely but has not remained in general usage. It is here mentioned only for the record, as also the Arabic rendering of the same title, Al Ukd Al Haitain, or Ukda, or Kaitain, with variations on those spellings. In general, the better name to use and remember what we started with, Alrisha, though it is worth warning the reader that this name has also been used in the past for the star β Andromedae, better known as Mirach. However, Alrisha, is practically conjunct with the Great Galaxy in Andromeda; and this latter, a glorious family of billions of stars, must surely take precedence over the barely visible α star in Pisces.

Alrisha Star, Alpha Piscium

Alrisha Star, Alpha Piscium [www.answers.com]

If we take further note of Alrisha at all, it should be to think of it as the crux of a thread holding things together in the notoriously nebulous Pisces, and as a kind of lifeline to be thrown those adrift in the Ocean of Time and Space. We shall see more of this when we discuss Andromeda separately; for now it is enough to say that people with this point strong in their horoscopes do have a better than average capacity for knowing where they are, and where they are going, and a gift for helping others forward also. [2]

Constellation Pisces portends events concerning the sea, especially those that affect the destiny of kings and large numbers of mankind. [1]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.55.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.118.

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

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