Dubhe Star – Back of the Bear

Dubhe is at 15°12′ Leo with an orb of 2°20′
Fixed Star Dubhe Star Astrology

Ursa Major Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Dubhe on August 7

Fixed star Dubhe, Alpha Ursae Majoris, is a 1.8 magnitude yellow star on the back of the Great Bear, Ursa Major Constellation. The traditional name Dubhe comes from the Arabic word for bear. The original phrase was ظهر الدب الاكبرżahr ad-dubb al-akbar which means the back of the Greater Bear. Another traditional name is Ak which means The Eye.


08 ♌ 43
13 ♌ 38
15 ♌ 12
19 ♌ 26
20 ♌ 42



Dubhe Star Astrology

Fixed star Dubhe, in Arabic “Bear”, main star of the Great Bear, is credited with the destructiveness of Mars, working itself out, particularly in mundane maps, in a nasty way if this fixed star is conjunction Saturn. Dubhe is positioned conjunction the Moon in the natal chart of Mao Tse Tung, and with Saturn in the chart of Hitler. [3]

Just on past Acubens, we come to the first of our Ursa Major star, the α of the Constellation, Dubhe, or Dubb the Arabic for Bear. It is on the creature’s back and, on the Dipper, it is at the lip of the pan end, pointing the way to Polaris. We get no help from Ptolemy here, but the function of Dubhe in pointing us to our chief guiding star tells us that those gifted with it, while they may not have all the expertise themselves, will certainly know where to send others for help, and will delight in doing so. A mercury-Venus simile is not far amiss. [4]

Constellation Ursa Major is like Mars. It is said to give a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit and great anger and revengeful when roused. [1]

Astrologically both Bears were said to presage an evil influence. They are particularly injurious as regards to the affairs of nations and kings. [2]

Dubhe Star, Alpha Ursae Majoris

Dubhe Star, Alpha Ursae Majoris [www.flickr.com]

Dubhe Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Dubhe: When rising is said to presage those who are kind to wild beasts and who “associate with bulls and lions as if they were people. [2]

Descendant conjunct Dubhe: When setting and aspected by Mars the native is said to be in danger of “being killed by wild beasts”. [2]

Mars conjunct Dubhe: Hillary Clinton 0°27′.

Pluto conjunct Dubhe: Hillary Clinton 0°-23′.


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.65.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.7.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.43.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.145.

* 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 “Dubhe Star – Back of the Bear

  1. My Saturn is on Dubhe 1°33′ and my partner’s 0°27′ 🙁
    We are both vegans for 15 years now and let ants invade our home whenever they feel like hahaha
    I cannot say for either of us to be destructive….

    • I would say more research needs to be done before stating this is a destructive star. Ebertin only gives those two examples after all.

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