Bellatrix Star – Female Warrior

Bellatrix is at 20°57′ Gemini with an orb of 2°20′
Fixed Star Bellatrix Star Astrology

Orion Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Bellatrix on June 11

Fixed star Bellatrix, Gamma Orionis, is a 1.6 magnitude massive pale yellow star marking the left shoulder of the Hunter, Orion Constellation. The modern name Bellatrix is Latin for Female Warrior. It was also called the Amazon Star which comes from the Arabic name Al Najīd, which means The Conqueror. An older Arabic name was المرزم which means The Lion.


15 ♊ 17
16 ♊ 50
20 ♊ 57
21 ♊ 51
22 ♊ 10

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Bellatrix Star Astrology

Fixed star Bellatrix is like Mars and Mercury. It gives great civil or military honor but danger of sudden dishonor, renown, wealth, eminent friends and liability to accidents causing blindness and ruin. If prominent in a woman’s map it makes her loquacious and shrewish, and gives a high-pitched, hard and sharp voice. [1]

Bellatrix traditionally is the natal star of all those destined to great civil or military honors. It also indicates lucky and loquacious women. Thomas Hood (c. 1590) claimed that “women born under this star shall have mighty tongues”. [2]

Bellatrix on the left Shoulder of Orion, is pointing to its character by its name, The Amazon, being equivalent to Mars action. In addition to this, there is the influence of a Mercurial kind. This will make for characteristics such as quick decision-making; thoughts and plans being realized with energy, courage and fighting spirit; strategic talents;, ability to organize; discrimination; but also, often the reckless aggressiveness of a belligerent daredevil. If the positive properties can be drawn out, connections of Bellatrix, e.g., with Midheaven, will lead to advancement and success. But those who succeed always have to allow for being surrounded with envy and hatred. [3]

Bellatrix, γ Orionis, is the Mars-Mercury star on his forward, left, shoulder, from which his arm reaches out to carry his shield. The name means the Female Warrior, or the Amazon Star, calling to mind the association with Diana, Orion’s lady counterpart and sometimes said to have been his wife. One perhaps suspects Juno’s influence here, for the real Amazons were a female-ruled community around Greece who fought ferociously against the wild hordes invading from Asia and bringing male domination with them. Again it is a star revealing great courage, but a tendency to fight futile or lost causes if it is not well aspected. o the Arabs it was Al Najid, the Conqueror. [4]

Bellatrix rules the right side of the chest, chest cavity, and lungs in the human body. [5]

Constellation Orion is the most important constellation in the heavens outside the zodiac. In judicial astrology this is the constellation of war. In the Middle Ages this constellation was said to be a direful influence to agriculture, being the “the veri cuttrhrote of cattle” and presaging violent storms and much rain. In genethiacal charts the indications are for arrogance, rebellion, strength, and courage. Tetrabiblos lists the stars in the shoulder of Orion to have a nature similar to that of Mars and Mercury, and the other bright stars in the constellation to be similar to the natures of Jupiter and Saturn. [2]

According to Ptolemy the bright stars with the exception of Betelgeuse and Bellatrix are like Jupiter and Saturn. It is said to give a strong and dignified nature, self-confidence, inconstancy, arrogance, violence, impiety, prosperity in trade and particularly by voyages or abroad, but danger of treachery and poison. It was thought by the Romans to be very harmful to cattle and productive of storms. [1]

Bellatrix Star, Gamma Orionis

Bellatrix Star, Gamma Orionis []

Bellatrix Star Conjunctions

Midheaven conjunct Bellatrix: Quarrels, hatred, fraud committed or suffered, forgery, swindling, coining and perjury. [1]

Sun conjunct Bellatrix: Vacillating, changeable, indecisive in business, mechanical ability, riches and honor but final ruin, blindness by accident, disease, extreme sickness, fevers or violent death. [1]

Moon conjunct Bellatrix: Luxury, lust, vain ambition, waste, ruin, blindness by accidents, great power, honor and wealth, honor in martial matters, as soldier, surgeon, metal worker; may attain distinction through courage. [1]

Mercury conjunct Bellatrix: Honor and preferment in military matters, favorable for friendship and social affairs. [1]

Venus conjunct Bellatrix: Much suffering through love affairs owing to unrestrained feelings. [1]

Mars conjunct Bellatrix: Strength, energy, success as soldier, surgeon or metal worker, liable to accidents. [1]

This brings out anger in the individual. it also brings out hostility as well as aggressiveness. They like to lead others into fights. There is much creative energy here, but it is usually brought out in a violent manner. They enjoy using knives and stabbing others. It is not generally used in a more acceptable way, such as a butcher or one who works with a knife. This is a negatively directed energy and these individuals almost hunger for a violent situation to manifest. They are disruptive and seldom stay in a conservative lifestyle. It is recommended that these persons join a battle group fighting for a cause somewhere in the world. [5]

Jupiter conjunct Bellatrix: Philosophical and religious mind, hypocrisy, may be fanatic, legal prominence, and great honor but danger of slander. [1]

Saturn conjunct Bellatrix: Secluded and studious life, reserved, thoughtful owing to lack of interest, poverty at end of life, often single but if married the partner may die young, no children. [1]

Uranus conjunct Bellatrix: Mental disturbance, much activity, occult or unpractical interests, repeatedly suffers through the same mistakes, disharmony with relatives and neighbors, successful in the occupation of making peculiar machinery but little financial gain; unfavorable for domestic matters, many minor accidents. [1]

Neptune conjunct Bellatrix: Keen intellect, extremist, little forethought or balance, many quarrels, ability for mercantile pursuits, associated with companies connected with patents or electrical instruments, bad for marriage or partnership, many unexpected events, fairly good for gain, many narrow escapes but eventual violent death. [1]

This causes a deterioration of the lungs. These persons may go on and on with their lives, suffering painful and sporadic breathing problems. The lungs will always be weak, especially the right lung. [5]

Pluto conjunct Bellatrix: This causes a deterioration of the lungs. These persons may go on and on with their lives, suffering painful and sporadic breathing problems. The lungs will always be weak, especially the right lung. [5]

Neptune conjunct Pluto conjunct Bellatrix: If Neptune and Pluto are both on this degree and within 3° orb, the person does not have a chance to survive for very long. Their breathing cannot continue with the conjunction of these planets on this degree. It causes a total breakdown of the lungs. [5]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.55, 145.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.59.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.25.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.134.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.29.

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

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3 thoughts on “Bellatrix Star – Female Warrior

  1. Bellatrix conjunct Sun. Do you think the Orlando mass shooting may have happened due to this? The shooting was at 2:00 am but preparations were talking place on 6/11 for sure.

    • Yes Rita, Sun and Venus on Bellatrix. It does play its part in a yod pattern focused on Mars retrograde which I mentioned in the Neptune retrograde article:

      The Orlando nightclub shooting the day before Neptune stationed retrograde (12 June 2016, 2:02 am) had the religious persecution theme because of the terrorists link to ISIS. In this case the religious persecution of gays.

      The Mars Yod played out literally as the strong primal urge to hunt down the young and usual sources of pleasure. At the reaction point of the Yod, Mercury (29 ♉ 01) was conjunct the star of homosexuality, Alcyone at 00 ♊ 12.

      • New to astrology but I find this very fascinating even though it’s so so sad. Thanks for the reply!

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