Dorsum Star – Back of the Goat

Dorsum is at 13°51′ Aquarius with an orb of 1°00′
Fixed Star Dorsum Star Astrology

Capricornus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Dorsum on February 3

Fixed star Dorsum, Theta Capricorni, is a 4.1 magnitude yellow star on the back of the Sea Goat, Capricornus Constellation. The traditional name Dorsum is from the Latin word for The Back.


11 ♒ 43
12 ♒ 44
13 ♒ 51
20 ♒ 12
21 ♒ 17

Fixed Star




Dorsum Star Astrology

Fixed star Dorsum is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter and is of unfortunate influence. [1]

Dorsum, θ Capricorni, is close enough in longitude to Armus that one may consider them as an astrological pair, if an item on the horoscope lies between them, but the distance is sufficient to take each one of them alone, if the item lies just before the first or just after the second.

Dorsum, meaning The Back, is on that part of the Sea Goat. There is no special mythology attached to this star, apart from that of the constellation, and so Ptolemy’s classification of it as a Saturn-Jupiter type is the important thing about it. This is an important feature, since conjunctions of these two planets, which happen every twenty years, are invariably times of very important events in world affairs, usually with a stressful side to them but with an overall positive outcome. And individuals born with that conjunction prominent on their charts are well recognized as having a role in life, and the ability to play it, well beyond the average of their fellows. [3]

Dorsum rules the left leg just above the ankle in the human body. [4]

Constellation Capricornus has a great influence over human affairs portending major changes in such areas as climate and political customs. Along with the sign, the constellation is also noted as the “Mansion of Kings”. Unfavorably situated with regards to lunar eclipses, it indicated major storms, especially at sea. [2]

Dorsum Star, Theta Capricorni

Dorsum Star, Theta Capricorni []

Dorsum Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Dorsum: Danger of bites from venomous creatures. [1]

Mars conjunct Dorsum: Danger of bites from venomous creatures. [1]

Similar to Mars at the fixed stars Bos and Armus. This position affects the health, It causes damage to the bone structure of the left leg. There is pressure at this point that also brings about a chemical change which dissolves the bone this causing a ripple affect on the bone structure through the loss of calcium. Later in life, the leg can be shortened somewhat, however, the real problem to the individual is the hot, flashing pain they experience when walking. The pain is sporadic and is directly related to these persons’ anxieties. They experience this difficulty throughout the life. Cool packs with mint herbs on the leg will help as well as consumption of mint teas. In addition, they must learn to control their anxieties and impatience. Impatience and anxiety is the key here. If not controlled, the circulation at this point can be affected as well as the nerves. The diet of these persons must include calcium, or calcium taken daily in small amounts. [4]

Saturn conjunct Dorsum: This is a critical configuration. It causes the actual decay of the bone at this point of the body. This is a critical point since the entire weight of the body rests on this spot, Jogging would not be possible with these persons. The bone structure here deteriorates through a flaking process, The particles circulate to other parts of the body that can cause infections as well as swelling. Doctors are unable to connect the swelling and infections to the deteriorating of the bone at the lower part of the leg. The flaking of the bone structure leaves it in a ragged state which affects the nerves that can cause infection and swelling of the ankle as they get older. This is not a disease that can be overcome. There is great difficulty in walking and they generally require a cane after the age of forty. These individuals do not know how to live harmoniously with friends, and the more they find fault with others, the more severe the disease becomes. The difficulty with friends is that they become isolated and others do not wish to be around them. The natives need to understand that they are somewhat strange and other people do not comprehend them easily. If they would accept this, the deterioration of the leg would lessen to a great extent. The key here is to live in harmony with others.

Calcium is absolutely necessary in the diet, but it must be in solid form that would require it to be chewed. Cottage cheese, almonds and peaches would be excellent for the diet. Peaches will soothe this area and help distribute calcium to this point. It is important that the calcium in the food be chewed well in order that it be energized to this part of the body. [4]

Neptune conjunct Dorsum: This is not a constant problem to these individuals but it is one that is not understood. It causes an impediment of the tendons at this point, so that when they are walking the ankle can hang up and they are unable to put and weight on the leg until it is revitalized by rubbing or the placement of a warm pack on the area. There is no deterioration at this point, but the impediment is always there and these individuals never know when the ankle will hang up. As they become older, the more accident prone they become due to this problem. This point needs to be rubbed frequently to keep the energy flow moving through it, especially when arising in the morning. There is no cure for this problem. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.163.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.51.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.103.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.148.

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

One thought on “Dorsum Star – Back of the Goat

  1. I have saturn conjunction Dorsum, 24, when I give pressure to lower shins, my left shin hurts notably more than the right shin, sad. I like exteme sports.

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