Baten Kaitos Star – Belly of The Whale

Baten Kaitos is at 21°57′ Aries with an orb of 1°30′
Baten Kaitos Star Astrology Astrology

Constellation Cetus [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Baten Kaitos on April 11

Fixed Star Baten Kaitos, Zeta Ceti, is a 3.9 magnitude yellowish star in the Whale, or Sea Monster, Cetus Constellation. The traditional name Baten Kaitos comes from the Arabic بطن قيتوس (batn qaytus) which means the belly of the sea monster.


09 ♈ 09
14 ♈ 18
21 ♈ 57
23 ♈ 16
26 ♈ 49

Fixed Star

Baten Kaitos
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Baten Kaitos Star Astrology

Fixed star Baten Kaitos in astrology portended falls and blows. [1]

It gives compulsory transportation, change or emigration, misfortune by force or accident, shipwreck but also rescue, falls and blows. [2]

Baten Kaitos in The Whale has the character of Saturn. The Saturnine properties, such as inhibition, reserve, caution, solitude, and simplicity often are forced onto such people either by a mundane power or a higher power. Sometimes ideas are propagated which make life for the native trying or troublesome for the native. To such persons, their fate is usually one of change. People influenced thus tend to depression or dwell on the thought of death. Life often is full of humiliation, renunciation and obstacles. But the position of the complete chart is always important. [3]

Baten Kaitos, Belly of the Whale, is of course associated with the Jonah legend. Likewise a Saturn star by Ptolemy, it often does mark where someone becomes stuck with a situation for some little while, perhaps from their folly under Deneb Kaitos (Beta Ceti), but, aspects all being well, should emerge with some benefit to count for the experience, even honor from it if all is very well in the matter of aspects. [4]

Baten Kaitos is a warlike star that portends falls and blows and other misfortune brought about by force. [5]

Baten Kaitos rules the center point of the head in the human body. [6]

Constellation Cetus is like Saturn. It is said to cause laziness and idleness, but to confer an emotional and charitable nature, with the ability to command, especially in war. Makes one amiable, prudent, happy by sea and land, and helps to recover lost goods. [2]

 Baten Kaitos Star Zeta Ceti

Baten Kaitos, Zeta Ceti []

Baten Kaitos Star Conjunctions

Venus conjunct Baten Kaitos: This position affects the left ear causing an imbalance of the fluids in the inner ear. The person would use the left ear more frequently than the right ear as this energy would be working through the left ear. [6]

Saturn conjunct Baten Kaitos: This affects the right ear causing a decrease in energy on the right side. This is not a condition that involves disease but merely a flow of energy at this point. These persons notice more restriction on the right side of the head. [6]

Venus conjunct Saturn conjunct Baten Kaitos: There would be a restriction of energy flow that would work back and forth from the left ear to the right ear. This would not be a continuous action but would occur from time to time. [6]

Venus conjunct Mars conjunct Baten Kaitos: These individuals would experience a loss of hearing at the left ear and they should not attempt to correct this through surgery for the reason that it would only create more blockage due to scar tissue. [6]

Mars conjunct Saturn conjunct Baten Kaitos: This causes the loss of hearing on the right side which cannot be corrected through surgery. These persons must live with this throughout their life. [6]


1. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.38, 145.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.3.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.123.
5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.57.
6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.12.

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

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8 thoughts on “Baten Kaitos Star – Belly of The Whale

  1. wow…This star sounds far from being positive “It gives compulsory transportation, change or emigration, misfortune by force or accident, shipwreck but also rescue, falls and blows” … what can I expect from it if my MC is at 22.12 Aries ? Would it be activated by Uranus on transit 3 times or I would feel it all the time on matters related to my MC?

    • It will always influence your natal chart but be felt stronger during transits to your MC. I have it on my Saturn and I have never lived in the one house for longer than 7 years. You may feel it more in changing jobs or even what you want to do for a living.

      • Am I wrong if I expect to feel it around the 10th Oct as Uranus will conjunt it? when will be the end of this transit?

        I have usually lived in houses for a long period of time although since Uranus approached my MC housing has become a concern and I have been forced to move many times in the last year and half… not sure if I can “blame” this star or it’s more related to the fact that Uranus in transit was making an opposition to natal pluto on my chart (near IC)

        As for jobs…I had some compulsory changes due to the last global financial crisis which at the end encourage me to launch something on my own which is related to my profession but it’s not completely what I want to do for a living in the long term… not easy…lot of blows to direct my career where I want to do as a living.

        • Not the end Meli because Uranus is retrograde at the moment. I was expecting instability in my living arrangements with my Saturn here. But it is looking like Uranus direct will bring one really big change, so maybe you can expect the same with you. One final definitive move around the time of Uranus direct on your MC.

          Uranus conjunct MC transit:
          21 May 2016
          10 Oct 2016 Rx
          13 Mar 2017

          • Remember your natal aspects making grand trine to MC also being transited by Uranus. MC trine North Node trine Vertex.

            • ​I keep that in mind but still haven’t see who it helps!! I think the eclipse in February is at 2 degrees from north node ….so my understanding is that the trine will be trigger again as well as when transiting saturn hits the vertex ….I am really wondering how this trine will play!!

              by the way I think I can relate to this description of Baten Kaitos,” it often does mark where someone becomes stuck with a situation for some little while” so I hope the trine is what will help me to “emerge with some benefit to count for the experience, even honor from it if all is very well in the matter of aspects. [4] ”

              Many many thanks for taking the time to clarify for me so many things about this star and uranus conjunct my MC!

            • The eclipse plus Saturn should materialize something so you can see how this grand trine works. Surely it must be through relationships that is plays out, helping or involving you career or spiritual calling. Work may be different from you calling in this case, for the time being anyway.

          • Let’s take it as easy as we can then !!!
            Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it. ~ Henry Miller

            Should I understand Uranus conjunct MC as a trigger for changes on the career side or house & family (IC matters) or both? Uranus rules my DC so should I understand that is something related to DC matters?

            Now, if I recall the first hit (21 May): There were manyy changes and transportation and everything was up and down on both MC and IC matters. There were also obstacles and delays (but I think mercury was retrograde …or just waking up !) Things were particularly more related to housing and friendship mattters although behing that there was an on going family member’s illness.

            As for the 10 Oct I was thinking to travel b sea around that date but right now taking into account the meaning of this star I am not so sure about it!

            Could the events happening on 21 May, 10 Oct and 13 Mar be somehow related (similar to eclipses each hit gives a part of the whole change)?

            I will definitel note these dates on m agenda and keep you posted!!

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