El Nath Star – The Bull’s Northern Horn

El Nath is at 22°35′ Gemini with an orb of 2°20′
Fixed Star El Nath Star Astrology

Taurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins El Nath  on June 13

Fixed star El Nath, Beta Tauri, is a 1.7 magnitude brilliant pure white and pale gray double star located on the tip of the northern (left) horn of the Bull, Taurus Constellation. The traditional name El Nath comes from the Arabic word النطح (an-naţħ) which means the butting.


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Fixed Star

El Nath



El Nath Star Astrology

Fixed star El Nath is of the nature of Mars and Mercury. It gives fortune, eminence and neutrality for good or evil. Commonly known as the Bull’s North Horn. Symbolically called the Shepherd. [1]

El Nath belongs to both the constellation of the Charioteer and to the constellation of the Bull (Taurus). Modern astrologers assert that it has the nature of Mars and Mercury because these planets are associated with Taurus by Ptolemy. But the spectra is that of Jupiter. This is confirmed by the fact that traditionally El Nath portends great eminence and fortune to all who could claim it as their natal star. [2]

El Nath, β Tauri, second brightest in the Constellation, has the same Mars quality according to Ptolemy, but lacks the august Archangelic status of Aldebaran. The name means ‘The One Who Butts (or Gores)’ , deriving from its position one one of the bull’s horn-tips. So it is more of the officer in the front line than the general at G.H.Q. if we stay with the military scene or, since Mars is not only the planet of war but also of surgery, engineering, iron and steel generally, El Nath will show up practical skill in any of these professions. Some astronomers have considered El Nath to be in the neighboring Constellation Auriga, where it is γ, third brightest, under the name Al Ka’b or Al Aqib, The Heel of the Rein-holder. Either way it has been in the Sign Gemini since 362 AD. [3]

El Nath rules the right side of the 8th Vertebra (First Dorsal) in the human body. [4]

Constellation Taurus was an object of worship in primitive cultures throughout the ages. To the ancient Egyptians it was the bull-god Orissi, but the star was also worshiped by the Babylonians, Chinese, Druids, and some tribes of Amazon Indians. Taurus traditionally presages the results of the beginnings of large political undertakings. The constellation also portends that which affects wild animals, especially those of danger to man. [2]

El Nath Star, Beta Tauri

El Nath Star, Beta Tauri [astropixels.com]

El Nath Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct El Nath: Ecclesiastical preferment, honor through science, religion or philosophy. [1]

Moon conjunct El Nath: Quarrels with questionable associates, business success, environment detrimental owing to wife, partner or relative. [1]

Mercury conjunct El Nath: Favor of superiors, but enmity of colleagues, rises to high position or changes vocation, favorable for gain, but many small losses, domestic expenses, often obliged to support an invalid. [1]

Venus conjunct El Nath: Favorable for gain, enemies who are powerless to injure. [1]

Mars conjunct El Nath: Good lawyer, speaker, and debater, quick-witted. [1]

Jupiter conjunct El Nath: Success in legal or ecclesiastical affairs, favorable for gain and inheritance. [1]

This brings on idealism in communications. These people like to exaggerate their ideals to others and they can be very inspirational when communicating with people. Depending on how biased these individuals are, their communications can be outright lies. However, these persons are unable to see them as untruths. These natives can be very inspiring and helpful to those who need guidance through one who is developed beyond the normal prejudices of an earthbound upbringing. Tis could be the clergy who feel they are bringing truths to others when in fact they are relaying their own prejudiced and judgmental ideas. They are eloquent in speech, and can sway people to their idealisms. Some handle it on a highly evolved level, but many handle this energy on a lower level and manipulate others to their ideas.

If Saturn is poorly aspected to Jupiter in their natal chart, they would handle this energy in a negative way. There are some people who are helped by these individuals as they need something to lean on, but for the most part, it is because they have little understanding of what is really true. [4]

Saturn conjunct El Nath: Cautious, thoughtful, bad-tempered, accumulates money, favorable for domestic affairs, gain through relatives, may receive start in life through a legacy. [1]

Uranus conjunct El Nath: Great mental energy and force of character, weak body, original and practical ideas, occult interests, but material aims, late success, favorable for domestic affairs, death in middle age. [1]

Neptune conjunct El Nath: Active in mind and body, vacillating, some physical defect, occult interests, may make discoveries in medicine, domestic disharmony owing to peculiar matrimonial ideas, may become famous, death in middle age. [1]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.164.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.36.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.34.

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

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