Betelgeuse Star – Alpha Orionis

Betelgeuse is at 28°45′ Gemini with an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Betelgeuse Star Astrology

Orion Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Betelgeuse on June 19

Fixed star Betelgeuse, Alpha Orionis, is a 0.4 magnitude super-giant red star located in the right armpit of the Hunter, Orion Constellation. Betelgeuse is labelled alpha Orion even though it is the second brightest star in Orion star behind Rigel. Constellation Orion is drawn as a hunting man, and Betelgeuse sits on his right shoulder. Betelgeuse is one of the largest stars known, and is rapidly shrinking in size at an increasing rate. Betelgeuse is 15% smaller than it was fifteen years ago [1].

This has lead to predictions that Betelgeuse will explode into a supernova in the next few years. Astronomers say it will turn into a supernova at some stage but cannot say when, but when it does it will be as bright as the full Moon. [2] The astronomers also say it will wont hurt us, but as an astrologer I say that losing such a major fixed star will definitely have an effect on us.


24 ♊ 47
28 ♊ 34
28 ♊ 45
29 ♊ 55
03 ♋ 26

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Betelgeuse Star Astrology

Fixed star Betelgeuse “gives martial honor, preferment and wealth” [3].

“great fortune, martial honors and ‘kingly’ attributes” [4].

Betelgeuse rules the navel in the human body. [6]

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]

Betelgeuse Star, Alpha Orionis

Betelgeuse Star, Alpha Orionis []

Betelgeuse Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Betelgeuse: A superior athlete, being endowed with outstanding agility and speed of body. Variable moods and the mind always anxious with the immediate problems of the day…Honors and titles will be given the native during his lifetime. [4]

Preferment, luck, success and everlasting fame are promised. [5]

Susan Boyle (03′), John Townley (07′), Ally Sheedy (18′), King Umberto II of Italy (26′), Alan Villiers (52′).

Midheaven conjunct Betelgeuse: Preferment, luck, success and everlasting fame are promised. [5]

Great military fortune, command, invention, ingenuity and helps in the perfection of arts and sciences. If at the same time with Sun, Moon or Jupiter, ample fortune and great honor. [3]

Will Young (12′), Walter Koch (19′), Raymond Merriman (19′), David Copperfield (35′), Silvio Berlusconi (40′).

Sun conjunct Betelgeuse: Interest in and ability for occult and mystical subjects, acute diseases, fevers, honor and preferment ending in final ruin. [3]

Paula Abdul (08′), Anne Murray (08′), Xanana Gusmão (20′), Brian Wilson (32′), Jay Rockefeller IV (32′), Errol Flynn (46′).

Moon conjunct Betelgeuse: Active mind, strong will, turbulent, rebellious under restraint, military success but suffering through quarrels with superiors, likelihood of great power, honor and wealth. [3]

Barbara Hand Clow (03′), Anna Freud (16′), Spike Milligan (29′), Doris Day (36′), Tom Jones (40′).

Mercury conjunct Betelgeuse: Serious, studious, scientific and literary, fame through writings or engravings in metal, favorable for health but liable to accidents. [3]

Christopher Lee (07′), William Wyler (18′), Martin Boyd (22′) Kylie Minogue (30′), Sandra Bernhard (32′) John Hinckley (52′).

Venus conjunct Betelgeuse: Somewhat retiring and reserved, great ability as a maker of fine ornaments, favorable for gain, some sorrow connected with the family or marriage. [3]

Rick Castro (03′), Casey Donovan (12′), Larry Christiansen (38′), Dean Martin (42′), Ernie Dingo (43′).

Mars conjunct Betelgeuse: Cautious, reserved, good leader and organizer, honor and preferment in martial matters. [3]

Coco Chanel (00′), Franklin D. Roosevelt (06′), Henry Kissinger (07′), James Joyce (09′), Ian Anderson (24′),Sean Connery (29′).

Jupiter conjunct Betelgeuse: Serious and studious mind, shrewd and profitable business dealings, great honor in the Church or law. [3]

Charlie Sheen (11′), Dane Rudhyar (29′).

Saturn conjunct Betelgeuse: Shrewd, cunning, craftily dishonest, treacherous to friends, eventful life with many ups and downs, eventual wealth but little comfort, unfavorable for domestic matters. [3]

Billy Tipton (38′), Billie Holiday (45′), Sigmund Freud (48′).

Uranus conjunct Betelgeuse: Quick, active and evil mind, clever criminal, notorious as forger or counterfeiter but rarely caught, quiet pleasant manner, generous and not bad at heart, possesses hypnotic and thought-reading powers. [3]

These are persons who would rather have friends than anything else in life. They give their all to their friends, and in return, they are usually very well taken care of. They will usually have a group of friends, or an organization, that helps them and takes care of all their needs. There is only a slight negative side to this energy. These persons may have a slight nervous disorder through the small intestine, but there would be no pain connected with it. Uranus is at peace in this position. [6]

Donna Summer (01′), David Cochrane (10′), Steven Forrest (12′), Billy Joel (13′), Yusuf Islam (14′), Richard Simmons (15′).

Neptune conjunct Betelgeuse: Ingenious, mechanical ability, may invent mechanical device, spiritualistic interests, some physical ailment or affliction or mental derangement, not good for gain but greatest success in partnership, favorable for marriage and children but disharmony with brothers and sisters, liable to some serious or fatal accident in middle age. [3]

Emperor Hirohito (11′), Reinhold Ebertin (13′), Rosamond Lehmann (22′), Clark Gable (24′), Lord Louis Mountbatten (37′).

Pluto conjunct Betelgeuse: This causes havoc with the internal system of the body. These persons tend to get fevers and aching around the naval, stomach and intestinal areas. There would be a buildup of gases that would make these persons very uncomfortable. They experience gas in abundance from the foods they eat, and they are at a loss to know what to eat. Drinking comfrey tea and small amounts of warm milk eill help soothe the area. [6]

Part of Fortune conjunct Betelgeuse: Helmut Kohl (17′), Alicia Silverstone (25′), Ann-Margret Olsson (42′).

Betelgeuse Star in Mundane Astrology

Because Betelgeuse is a red star, so has been associated with war and carnage. Anne Wright at Constellations of Words has looked at some events in history which seems to support this ancient association. In August 1914 when Saturn was on Betelgeuse, Germany declared war on Russia (06′), and Britain declared war on Germany (25′), starting WWI. After going retrograde, then turning direct again, Saturn was on Betelgeuse in April 1915 for the allied landing at Gallipoli (18′).

One Saturn cycle later, in June 1944, the invasion of Normandy marked a major turning point in WWII. Saturn was on Betelgeuse (10′). I’ve taken Anne’s research further to look at the most recent Saturn, Pluto, and lunations on Betelgeuse.

The last time Saturn was on Betelgeuse was in 2003. A civil was started in the African nation of Côte d’Ivoire which killed over 1,800 people (08’). In Indonesia, a Bali nightclub bombing killed 202 people (18′). The US Congress authorized president George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq (12′). The resulting Iraq War has killed over 200,000 people, half of them civilians.

The last time Pluto was on Betelgeuse was in 1911. The Mexican Revolution started, lasting 35 years and killing over 2 million people (01′). Japan annexed Korea, starting 35 years of Japanese rule (11′). The Agadir Crisis began with the arrival of the German warship Panther in Morocco, escalating pre-WWI tensions (12′).

The last time the Sun and Moon were conjunct on Betelgeuse was the New Moon on 23 June 1993 (05′). Six days later the USA destroyed the Iraqi Intelligence Service headquarters in Baghdad with 24 cruise missiles, killing 8 civilians

The last time the Moon was on Betelgeuse while opposite the Sun was the Lunar Eclipse on 21 December 1991 (25′), the same day the USSR ceased to exist. Two weeks later Bosnian Serbs declared their own republic, leading the the Bosnian War three months later which killed nearly 100,000 people.

Australia – Neptune conjunct Betelgeuse (08′).
Egypt – Sun conjunct Betelgeuse (43′).
Japan – Moon conjunct Betelgeuse (13′).
Iraq – Venus conjunct Betelgeuse (51′).
Taiwan – Pluto conjunct Betelgeuse (15′).


1. e! Science News, 9 June 2010.
2. Discover Magazine, 1 June 2010.
3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.55, 147.
4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.59.
5. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.37.
6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.39.

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


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40 thoughts on “Betelgeuse Star – Alpha Orionis

  1. He’s a speeded up animation of the surface activity, with an eerie soundtrack.

    • Perhaps the brilliant red I saw and the aura or long rays you saw AlterEgo of the flares in that animation, like our solar flares.

      • I believe that the aura substance that seemed to be literally flying off the star is like what happens on our sun.. and when we look at the sun, even if its covered by partial eclipse we mostly see the corona, in fact normally even if its covered 80% you have to look carefully to see anything covering it at all.

        I figure that its the majority of light which comes off of any stars but with Betelgeuse its really wild..and considering that its a large star, its corona must certainly expand millions of kilometers out.. and I know I can’t get a view of the star that even resembles that animation, but I have observed that the corona is acting very erratic..

        Maybe if I get the correct kind of filter, and the right magnification, I may be able to see the star itself, but I don’t think my son’s telescope is powerful enough.

        It is powerful enough to see craters on the Moon though and we are having a great time when we have clear sky but its been rare so far. :)

    • there is no way why we fear about this Betelgeuse. It is atleast ly from us.secondly not all the matter from Betelgeuse travel at speed of light
      finally even if we accept the fact then we still have a lot of time > years to run

  2. The star Betelgeuse, which is 600 light-years away, will already have exploded – and we’ll soon be in for a spectacular, and perfectly safe, interstellar fireworks show. If it is going to go Super Nova, well, it already has…somewhere around 1411. We just can’t see it yet. Funny how that works, huh One thing about the Super Nova. It will rise in the sky at midnight on Sept 22, 2011. It will light up the Eastern sky as if it were dawn. And at dawn we are going to see 2 suns in the sky.

  3. So Betelgeuse will soon be at the Cancer Aries Point??

    Betelgeuse is on my IC then 29* 36′ Gemini. Good. Maybe it can sprinkle some of it’s fairy dust magic there!
    Hmmm…Betelgeuse on Desc tends to have more influence after the native has passed. Maybe on the IC the energy will manifest in similar way??? Oh well…it still sounds like a pretty positive influence on this axis?! Actually, didn’t Martin Luther King have Betelgeuse on the IC?

  4. My moon is in 27.02 Gemini n i was born in july5,1986. So is my moon.conjuct to betleguese??? :(

  5. Hello Oscar, conjunction between a fixed star and a planet must be very closed, a very thight orb, a distance of seconds between the star and that planet for you can be able to feel/see the influence of the planet in a chart. So you your Moon is not conjunct Betelgeuse, sorry if this disapoints you.
    My Venus is instead conjunct Betelgeuse because is located on the precised orb of the star, at 28,58 Gemini, so you can see the difference of seconds between them, and i can even say i don’t have a conjunction because Venus has no great impact on my chart as a hole, it affects in a somewhat matter the domain of the house in that is located.

  6. As living the conjunction with Venus in my 6th house i can say descriptions of Robson are quite a good guide in discovering the potent facts in your life. For example, my last employer was retiring and reserved with a great ability for making fine ornaments and was favorable for gains but had a sorrow with familiy and marriage, never got married and stood all life long living with his origin family, sharing the same house, thow had one of his own, never lived alone. Now i have quite a similar situation at work instead is my own family’s affair, so the sorrow is in my family and connected with the marriage and separation. Shitty and whitty, what can i say….

  7. Lupe Velez, (Old Hollywood star who committed suicide or so they say), was said to have been born under a tragic star… I had a look at her chart and what stood out was Scheat cj DC and Betelgeuse cj MC…. The latter explains where her artistic talent came from (compounded with her 10th house stellium) … Very informative post o fixed stas – many thanks!

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