Antares Star – Heart of the Scorpion

Antares is at 09°46′ Sagittarius with an orb of 2°40′
Antares Star AstrologyThe Sun joins Antares on December 2

Fixed star Antares, Alpha Scorpii, is a 1.0 magnitude, fiery red and emerald green star in the Heart of the Scorpio, Scorpius Constellation. The traditional name Antares, is from the Ancient Greek Άντάρης, which means anti-Ares, or the rival of Mars, because of it similar color to the red planet.


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Fixed Star

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Antares Star Astrology

Fixed star Antares is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter. It causes malevolence, destructiveness, liberality, broad-mindedness, evil presages and danger of fatality and makes its natives rash, ravenous, headstrong and destructive to themselves by their own obstinacy.

Agrippa1531 corScorpii.png  Antares is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a man armed with a coat of mail, or a scorpion. It gives  understanding and memory, help against evil spirits, and the power of driving them away and binding them. Rules sardonyx, amethyst, long aristolochy and saffron. [1]

Antares in the constellation of Scorpio is, as its name Ant-ares says, of Martian nature, but to this Mars nature, powers of Mercury, Jupiter and also Saturn are added. Antares makes people tough, belligerent and pugnacious. This is an important star for military personnel and is said to convey mental alertness, strategic ability and courage and to make daredevils, especially if tied up with the Midheaven, Ascendant, Sun or Jupiter.

If associated with Mars, courage is said to become foolhardiness, leading to increased dangers. Natives with this particular configuration have to be prepared at all times for sudden incidents and unforeseen events and potential accidents. According to tradition, Antares is of violent character and is credited with being significant for a violent death, either in battle or by process of law. On the other hand, danger may come about by fire, weapons or machinery. Antares is also said to be unfortunate for the eyes if conjunction the Ascendant, Moon or Sun.

Antares was conjunction Ascendant in the birth charts of Ghandi, who died by assassination; general Schleicher, murdered by Hitler; Helen Keller. A conjunction with the MC has been recorded with boxer Ten Hoff and Bormann, minister under Hitler. A conjunction with the Sun can be found in the charts of British Prime Minister Churchill, Field-Marshall Kesserling and the former Reichsarschall Goering. Antares was conjunction the Moon of Copernicus, and bound up with the lunar Node and Moon of the philosopher Nietzch, who at age 45, became an imbecile. The Austrian Kulturphilisoph, Rudolf Kassner was bornwhen the fixed star was conjunction Mars. because he contracted infantile paralysis, he had to use crutches all his life. [2]

The prime star of Scorpio is Antares, a name meaning ‘Rival to Mars’. In the night sky it is often more visible than Mars itself. In Babylon it was Urbat in the asterism Hurrus, Divine Protector. The Babylonian title brings us to this star’s role as one of the four Archangel stars: Fomalhaut – Gabriel, Aldebaran – Michael, Regulus – Raphael, and now Antares – Uriel. the City of Ur, where Abraham was born, is said to have been the first city to be built after the Great Disaster, and was given the name of Earth itself: Urs. That city stood close to the site of later Babylon itself, not too far from the modern Baghdad. Uriel, the Archangel not mentioned in the sacred texts made available to the public, was the one who held the secret knowledge of the Great Disaster, and only revealed it to those judged able to accept it and still believe in the Divine Goodness in all that befalls us. Again this is so very Scorpio in nature that one cannot miss or deride its ring of truth.

Ptolemy classified Antares as a Mars-Jupiter type, and all astrologers have noted it as an indicator of success in war, and high command therein, but not forgetting that one’s opponent may have the support of Aldebaran, the star opposite to this one, and star of Archangel Michael, commander of the Heavenly Host itself! What does tend to show up when these two stars are both engaged on the horoscope is a conflict, either the starting date of the war, or the natal charts of the leaders, is that peace rarely ensues before the total and crushing defeat of one side or the other. And it is a war that escalates to huge proportions, even to a world scale, as aggressive Mars is precedence over expansive Jupiter would imply.

But war is not the only outlet for the symbolism of Antares, and it indicates just as often the individual’s great store of energy and optimism to undertake ventures which others could not attempt. According to the planets involved, and the house on the horoscope where Antares is found, such ventures can include anything from sports achievements and exploration of Antarctica or the Moon, to diplomacy of the most hazardous kind or scientific research at the extremes of human knowledge and ability. [3]

Antares rules the right side of the third vertebra from the bottom (fifth lumbar) in the human body. [5]

Constellation Scorpio was the dreaded symbol of darkness in the region of the Euphrates. Comets in this region of the sky were said to portend plagues of “reptiles” (read as locusts or other insects harmful to agriculture). In Classical Scientific Astrology the fruitful nature of Scorpio was mentioned. This attribute also applies to the constellation. The constellation of the Scorpion has been considered unlucky from earliest antiquity. [2]

Antares Star, Alpha Scorpii

Antares Star, Alpha Scorpii [Wikipedia]

Conjunctions to Antares

Ascendant conjunct Antares: Riches and honor, violence, sickness, benefits seldom last. [1]

Midheaven conjunct Antares: Honor, preferment and good fortune. [1]

Part of Fortune conjunct Antares: Poverty. [1]

Sun conjunct Antares: Pretended religion, insincere, honor and riches ending in disgrace and ruin, military preferment, danger of treachery, violence committed or suffered, fevers and sickness, injuries to the right eye, violent death. If rising or culminating, great honor through violence attended by difficulties and casualties. If with Mars also, pestilential disease. [1]

Moon conjunct Antares: Popular, broad-minded, interested in philosophy, science and metaphysics, liable to change religious opinions, influential friends, favorable for business and domestic matters, active in local affairs, great power, honor and wealth but benefits may not prove lasting, danger of violence, sickness, drowning or assassination. If in 1st or 10th houses, honor and preferment but many dangers and calamities. Liable to blindness or eye injuries especially if at the same time Mars or Saturn be with Regulus. If Saturn be with Aldebaran, danger of a violent death probably by hanging; but if Mars be with Aldebaran death by a stab, blow or fall especially if in angles. [1]

Mercury conjunct Antares: Suspicious, wrongfully accuses friends, unpopular, uses ecclesiastic influence in business, money obtained slowly and with much difficulty, danger of sickness to the native and his family, and death of a relative at home or away. [1]

Venus conjunct Antares: Insincere, dishonest, energetic and able but selfish. [1]

Mars conjunct Antares: Detrimental habits powerfully affecting the life, quarrels with friends and relatives, fairly favorable for gain. If at the same time the Moon is with Aldebaran, danger of death by sword or hanging. [1]

This brings brutality and the person is in a rage over many things. This individual can even feel the rage at the bottom of their spine as this energy comes up the spine causing energized adrenal glands. They are enraged over the philosophies of society, such as the court system, religious disciplines and the government. They are enraged over any limitations, those limiting structures in the home, work, the government, religions and the military. They do not understand what their problem really is, they just know they are angered at everything. They respond to incidents that are trivial to others with chaos and aggression. They are especially destructive to those close to them for they are the ones who receive the greatest anger. These natives are never in a calm state and will literally beat anyone down who gets in the way. They do not feel any remorse or sorrow after hurting another being: they absolutely lack compassion. [5]

Jupiter conjunct Antares: Great religious zeal real or pretended, ecclesiastical preferment, tendency to hypocrisy, benefits through relatives. [1]

Saturn conjunct Antares: Materialistic, dishonest through circumstances created by environment, religious hypocrisy, many disappointments, loss through quarrels and legal affairs, trouble through enemies, many failures, hampered by relatives, unfavorable for domestic matters, much sickness to and sorrow from children. If at the same time the Moon is with Aldebaran, danger of death by sword or hanging. [1]

This planet restricts mobility, and these natives generally end up walking with a cane. Their nerves are usually shortened so that one leg is slightly shorter than the other causing them to walk with a limp. This is painful, but the cane offers support so that the pain is bearable. They eventually have more pain due to an imbalance of the spine caused by an interrupted blood flow at that point. Taking small amounts of garlic daily would help the nerves through the area and stimulate the energy flow.

Deep within themselves, these people do not like to participate in daily activities. they do not like to help others, and there is a subconscious dilemma that brings on this blockage. they like to feel they are too good or too self-righteous and above others to participate in normal day-to-day activities. These persons use their restriction in mobility to place them-selves above others. [5]

Uranus conjunct Antares: Abnormal and extreme ideas, hypocritical, lies and exaggerates, extremely socialistic, incites to riot, lawlessness and anarchism and in danger of imprisonment on this account, occasional poverty, disharmony with relatives, more than one marriage, unfavorable for children, violent death. [1]

This causes spasms through the sciatic nerve and down through part of the thigh. it is not painful, but it is unstable as the person will shake slightly when they try to put weight on that side. Hops would be of great help, and should be taken three times per week in an herb tea such as chamomile which would relax the muscles. [5]

Neptune conjunct Antares: Shrewd, cunning, unbalanced and mentally unsound, secretive but apparently candid, dishonest, tendency to theft, economical, untruthful, strange religious ideas, evil environment, gain through hard work, sudden and unexpected death brought about by treachery or through enemies who will escape retribution. [1]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.136, 234.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.70-71.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.82-84.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.105-107.
6. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.47.

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

80 thoughts on “Antares Star – Heart of the Scorpion

  1. What about Antares conjunct natal vertex exact and also North Node? Any ideas about this?

    • For the Nodes you can combine the influence of the Sun and Moon with the fixed stars. Same for Vertex but add the Ascendant description too.

  2. Hello Mr. Jamie I have my Part of Fortune Conjunct Antares = Poverty is this really true, I’ve been looking for a job quite a while now things are just going very crazy in my family and immediate environment. Can you possibly tell me a little of whats going on right now in my life. Aug 19 1994 Denver, Co Really need some “Expert Advice” and you sound very enlightening. Thank you.

    • I cannot justify this interpretation. In time I will add more celebrities to the list of conjunctions to help us out.

    • Depends what is meant by poverty, will you sacrifice material gain for more important and worthwhile things in your life, maybe that choice is not unique to antares, most sacrifice for a greater good. In fact unless you sacrifice it will not be a greater good for you. Antares is the heart of the scorpion, the heart of living a life with personal meaning, the heart of what we are willing to starve for, be tortured for, be jailed for and to die for. Its message is simple what do you value enough to die for, what is more important than your comfort and your life? That can be love or that can be change like Gandhi or MLK. but whatever it is, it always requires a sacrifice for how else would we understand its value and importance to us. To have the heart of the scorpion is to have the capacity to make the ultimate sacrifice but the choice is always ours. Personally this Mars conjunct Antares would always choose the sacrifice and the life worth living o ver existence in comfort but you my friend are always entitled to different perspective for there are no truths but our own and none of us are capable of choosing what is right for another person.

  3. I actually have Neptune conjunct Antares, and I find the majority of the description does not fit me. Wait, I could be being dishonest and untruthful. They are both conjunct my MC/Mid-heaven, if that makes a difference. Perhaps because they are culminating? (read elsewhere)

    • Hi Rav. Yes, Antares conjunct Midheaven is very fortunate. A star on a very personal point like Sun, Moon, Ascendant or Midheaven will trump an outer planet conjunction.

      • Fortunate in what way? It appears there isn’t a whole lot of information out there, at least that my Google skills is uncovering. Thank you for your response and input!

  4. hi mr jamie .. i have sun in 13 sag 11’14” .. is it conjunct Antares ?

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  6. I know someone with Saturn conjunct Antares by minutes… Bitch to the max. Makes so much sense now. ”these persons use their restriction in mobility to place them-selves above others”… hear hear

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