Asellus Australis Star – Southern Donkey

Asellus Australis is at 08°43′ Leo with an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Asellus Australis Star Astrology

Cancer Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Asellus Australis on July 30

Fixed star Asellus Australis, Delta Cancri, is a 3.9 magnitude orange giant star located on the shell the Crab, Cancer Constellation. The traditional name Asellus Australis comes from the Latin phrase which means The Southern Donkey Colt.

Degree*

07 ♌ 20
07 ♌ 32
08 ♌ 43
13 ♌ 38
15 ♌ 12

Fixed Star

Praesepe
Asellus Borealis
Asellus Australis
Acubens
Dubhe

Orb

1°00′
1°00′
1°30′
1°30′
2°20′

Asellus Australis Star Astrology

Fixed star Asellus Australis has been called the Mare Ass, A Resting Place, and the Ending or Stop.  [1]

The Aselli are of the nature of Mars and the Sun. Together they give care and responsibility, with a charitable and fostering nature, but danger of violent death, serious accidents and burns. [1]

The Asses, Asellus Australis and Asellus Borealis, portend a violent death to such as come under its influence. When they get dim in the sky the indication is for rain. [2]

North and South Aselli outflank the stellar cluster Manger. This might be the origin of nativity pictures of the birth of Christ, of the donkey always behind the manger. Both these fixed stars correspond to the effects of Sun and Mars. They are therefore a positive influence if in conjunction Ascendant, Midheaven or stellar bodies of the same character, and especially if  with Sun and Mars. These people have an aggressive nature, and will not take insults easily. They may, by their own lack of caution or by being dare-devils, put their life in danger, and will not hesitate to use brutal and violent means.

The strong Mars influence, emanating from the Aselli, must not necessarily be thought of as a destructive element. If a person is able to sublimate the Mars energy, then extraordinary output of achievement is possible. [3]

The ‘patient donkey’ is a lovable creature, but it can be very self-willed and uncooperative indeed at times of its own choosing. And the Aselli reflect this to near perfection. They display all the moodiness of Cancer Constellation at its most negative, while in Leo Sign, they can put up a wonderful display of stubbornness and impatience at one and the same time. Both are Mars-Sun stars by Ptolemy, and one can marvel at the utter frustration one suffers in trying to persuade or even just help someone with their own Sun or Mars (or both!!!) on these stars. Mars-Sun stars, along with Mars-Moon and the reverses of both combinations, are generally known as ‘blind stars’, indicative of eyesight problems, and astrologers sometimes warn clients to avoid any surgery on or near the eyes when such stars are activated by the transit of a significant planet (for that particular horoscope) over them.

The ‘blind stars’ have another, far more positive quality, which is at least as much importance if the astrologer is trying to help the client to actualize the full potential which the horoscope shows to be there. These stars show up an ability to ‘see’ what other folks cannot. People with the Aselli and Praesepe strong in their horoscopes, favorably aspected, do show a capacity for cooperation with others, the secret of much of their success in life, symbolized by both the regime of a Beehive and by a Stable that is one home for two Donkeys. [4]

The Aselli rule the top of the heart in the human body. [5]

Constellation Cancer the Crab presages thunderstorms, famine, and locusts. The stars in the eyes (according to Ptolemy) have a nature similar to that of Mercury and Mars; those in the claws to that of Saturn and Mercury; the nebula to that of Mars and the Moon; and the Asses to that of Mars and the Sun. [2]

Asellus Australis Star, Delta Cancri

Asellus Australis Star, Delta Cancri [asociacionandromeda.blogspot.com]

Asellus Australis Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Asellus Borealis: Burning fevers, bad eyes, blindness of left eye, injuries by beasts, quarrels, slander from low women or vulgar persons, martial preferment. [1]

When the Asellus are with the Ascendant, danger by large animals may exist. [3]

Midheaven conjunct Asellus Australis: Disgrace and ruin, often violent death. [1]

Sun conjunct Asellus Australis: Unfavorable for dealing with the public and influential people, trouble in business. Blows, stabs, serious accidents, shooting, shipwreck, beheading, hanging, murderer or murdered, violent fevers, danger of fire, disgrace and imprisonment. [1]

If the Sun be on such a star, and favorably aspected, there will be that intuitive sense which makes one ‘see the possibilities’ where others miss them, and this is very much the case with these two Aselli. [4]

Moon conjunct Asellus Australis: Ill-health, defective sight, hearing or speech; bad for business affairs, loss of friends and trouble through enemies. Inflammatory fever, pains in the head, blindness. [1]

According to Vehlow, the Chinese gave this group of stars the name “the spirit of the ancestors” and were of the opinion that mainly if persons had a conjunction with the Moon, they would have peculiar experiences with the realms of the dead. The same can be said for spiritual seances. The Neptunian influence is shown thereby. [3]

A conjunction with the Moon, Mercury, Venus or Neptune, well aspected, takes the intuition deeper and will often reveal the poet, painter, musician unusually gifted, composer, psychic ‘medium’ or astrologer. In all cases too, there is that patience for which the Donkey is respected, a quality necessary for all really reliable psychism. Perhaps when the donkey is being stubborn, he is seeing something in the path which his impatient master cannot, or will not see. [4]

Mercury conjunct Asellus Australis: Mental affliction. Difficulties brought about by children. Much worry and disappointment. Bad for success in spite of help from friends. Loss by fire of valuable papers. [1]

A conjunction with the Moon, Mercury, Venus or Neptune, well aspected, takes the intuition deeper and will often reveal the poet, painter, musician unusually gifted, composer, psychic ‘medium’ or astrologer. In all cases too, there is that patience for which the Donkey is respected, a quality necessary for all really reliable psychism. Perhaps when the donkey is being stubborn, he is seeing something in the path which his impatient master cannot, or will not see. [4]

Venus conjunct Asellus Australis: Trouble through friends, unfavorable for love and marriage, enmity of women, too fond of pleasure and society. [1]

A conjunction with the Moon, Mercury, Venus or Neptune, well aspected, takes the intuition deeper and will often reveal the poet, painter, musician unusually gifted, composer, psychic ‘medium’ or astrologer. In all cases too, there is that patience for which the Donkey is respected, a quality necessary for all really reliable psychism. Perhaps when the donkey is being stubborn, he is seeing something in the path which his impatient master cannot, or will not see. [4]

These individuals are indulgent in matters of love. They have a very great capability of loving others, but not loving humanity in general. They love those around them and those who participate in the joy and pleasure of parties. They are fun to have around and to be with. They love their children but are not disciplinarians. They can live a domestic type of life but would need a spouse who enjoys the party of life, as they are always having parties and many people around them. A spouse who can support this lifestyle would make a fine partner. [5]

Mars conjunct Asellus Australis: Energy, courage, misapplied powers, public disfavor. [1]

This is a difficult aspect as these persons in working with others push their energies to the extreme. Instead of being more serving, they would be meddling as they try to push their own opinions and viewpoints on others; trying to change others over to their way of doing things. They will generally have positions of leadership thereby giving them the opportunity to dominate the personal lives of others. They run their home in the same manner.

There are health problems connected with this since their rigidity in their thinking brings extra pressure on the heart. They become overly energized which then disturbs the pumping action of the heart. They should eat food that contains manganese, as manganese helps to keep the pressure from building so that the arteries can expand freely thus expelling the pressure. Niacin in small amounts can also be very helpful. [5]

Jupiter conjunct Asellus Australis: Legal and ecclesiastical troubles, hypocrisy, dishonesty, false friends, danger of imprisonment. [1]

Saturn conjunct Asellus Australis: Untrustworthy, dishonorable, low morality, bad habits formed early in life. [1]

Uranus conjunct Asellus Australis: Seeks applause, suffers from own mistakes, seldom sees own faults, official positions of short duration, downfall brought about by enemies, self-seeking, or ruin through speculation and domestic matters, danger of accident causing lingering death. [1]

Uranus linked with the Aselli will indicate sudden tragic fate, such as accidents, falls and emotional upsets. [3]

Neptune conjunct Asellus Australis: Ambitious but indolent; if male, handsome, pleasant and affable and a lady’s man; if female, rather masculine in appearance and character; many love affairs causing general suffering, losses through speculation, unmerited favors from friends, advantageous marriage but domestic disharmony, fevers and violent diseases, sometimes causing death in infancy. [1]

A conjunction with the Moon, Mercury, Venus or Neptune, well aspected, takes the intuition deeper and will often reveal the poet, painter, musician unusually gifted, composer, psychic ‘medium’ or astrologer. In all cases too, there is that patience for which the Donkey is respected, a quality necessary for all really reliable psychism. Perhaps when the donkey is being stubborn, he is seeing something in the path which his impatient master cannot, or will not see. [4]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.141.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.40.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.41.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.50.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.58.

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

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