Ensis Star – The Orion Nebula

Ensis is at 22°59′ Gemini with an orb of 1°20′
Fixed Star Ensis Star Astrology

Orion Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ensis on June 13

Fixed star Ensis, Iota Orionis, is a 4.0 magnitude nebula in sword-sheath of the Hunter, Orion Constellation. The traditional name Ensis comes from the Latin word for Sword. The Orion Nebula (M42) is the astronomical term. It has a distinctive greenish tint in addition to regions of red and of blue-violet. Older names for the Orion Nebula include the Great Nebula in Orion and the Great Orion Nebula.


22 ♊ 24
22 ♊ 35
22 ♊ 59
23 ♊ 28
24 ♊ 47



Ensis Star Astrology

Fixed star Ensis is of the nature of Mars and the Moon. It causes blindness, defective sight, injuries to the eyes, sickness and a violent death. [1]

ι Orionis Ensis, Latin for Sword, the scabbard of which hands from the Belt. The Arabic alternative name Hatysa is obscure but may come from Hilya(t), Jewelry, or from Mahtassr, the Point of Death. In some drawings, Orion is holding his sword in his hand so that its point is just about on this star. Having a Mars-Moon rating, it is not generally accounted a ‘good star’ but, as always, that depends on the user of a gift for putting aggressive energies to practical effect. If the effect be a worthy one, then fine; but if not, then not fine. [3]

Ensis rules two inches below the breastbone in the human body. [4]

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]

Orion Nebula M42 Ensis Star

Ensis Star, Orion Nebula M42 [commons.wikimedia.org]

Ensis Star Conjunctions

Mercury conjunct Ensis, square, quincunx or opposite Mars and Uranus: Mars and Uranus must be in exact conjunction. A quincunx aspect of Mercury to the conjunction of Mars and Uranus would be the harshest to deal with. This energy point is a tiny pinpoint and everything must be exact by degree. This causes collapsing of the nerves that affect the spine at the 10th, 11th and 12th vertebrae, counting down from the top (3rd, 4th & 5th Dorsals). This is very painful due to the nerves throughout that area of the spine. The pain is continuous with no relief for long periods. The pain can travel to the head, thereby causing pain in the head and to the eyes. These persons can live through this, but the body would be in disorder much of the time. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.55, 165.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.59.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.135.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.33.

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

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