Facies Star – M22 Sagittarius

Facies is at 08°18′ Capricorn with an orb of 1°00′
Facies Star Astrology

Sagittarius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Facies on December 30

Fixed star Facies is a nebula in the face of the Archer, constellation Sagittarius. Also called Messier 22 (M22), it contains a planetary nebula and two black holes.


03 ♑ 13
06 ♑ 19
08 ♑ 18
12 ♑ 23
13 ♑ 38

Fixed Star

Kaus Borealis



Facies Star Astrology

Astrologers have generally considered Facies to have an unfortunate influence, associated with eye problems, accidents and violence. There is some evidence to support these interpretations but it is not the whole story at all. Being in the constellation Sagittarius, Facies has a Jupiter nature giving interest in religion, politics, philosophy, travel, and expressing the self through publishing or producing something, literature or film. Facies also shows the nature of Pluto which gives a psychological, probing, intense, profound nature, with some association to the dark side of life.

There is some justification for the association with violence but this does not necessarily mean these people are violent or are subject to violence. This Mars Pluto nature is more likely to manifest as an extremely driven and hardworking person who never gives up, work till they drop. They do seem to relate, or delve deeply to question and understand, the darker nature of humanity. The greater influence does seem to come from the Jupiter Pluto nature, affecting the personal philosophy and how these people express themselves through words, images and symbolism. The expression is profound and leaves a lasting impression on others.

Keywords: Driven, focused, prolific, productive, profound, influential, weak eyesight, powerful insight, in your face, brave, tell it how it is, gritty, dark.

“The nebula in the Archer’s Face is of the nature of the Sun and Mars, and causes blindness, defective sight (all nebula can cause blindness), sickness, accidents and a violent death.” [1]

“Much blamed for accidents and broken limbs and so on. The Latin name is from the verb Facere, to make or do something, and it is often said to portend accidents due to the victim’s own careless actions. Naturally, there is a positive side to Facies, it symbolizes well that kind of Sagittarian who goes out to climb mountains, race cars, enter the ski-jump team or the Grand National steeplechase, making it right to the top and no doubt breaking a few bones along the way. On the more philosophical side it will mark those who must see their outlook and beliefs carried into practical effect somewhere, so that they go out on missions, set up their own churches and centers engage in good works of famine or refugee relief and so on. Inevitably they get hurt at times, but perhaps find compensation in the value of their works.” [2]

“represents the penetrating stare of a lethal weapon. It is one of the most difficult, and possibly the most violent, objects in the heavens. It gives a penetration of action that has no regard for others…Facies in a chart will indicate that the planet it touches will be very focused and driven…the push to achieve goals and aims may well become ruthless.” [3]

Facies rules the inside of the left knee in the human body. [4]

Constellation Sagittarius was the House of Jupiter, that planet having appeared here at the Creation, although this honor was shared by Aquarius and Leo. Nor did Jupiter monopolize its possession, for it also was the domicile of Diana. Thus the constellation was known as Dianae Sidus. It inclined to fruitfulness, a character assigned to it as far back as the Babylonian inscriptions; and was a fortunate sign. Yellow was the color attributed to it, or the peculiar green sanguine. [5]

It is a fortunate and fruitful constellation indicating events pertaining to kings or a large portion of mankind. Ptolemy states: “The stars at the point of the arrow have an effect like that of Mars and the Moon; those on the bow and at the grip of the hand like that of Jupiter and Mars; the cluster in the forehead like that of the Sun and Mars; those in the cloak and in the back resemble Jupiter, and to a lesser degree like Mercury; the stars in the feet have a nature akin to that of Jupiter and Saturn; and the quadrangle upon the tail like Venus, and to a lesser degree like Saturn.” [2]

Facies Star, M22 Sagittarius

Facies Star, M22 Sagittarius [cs.astronomy.com]

Facies Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Facies: Ernie Pyle (01′) was a US journalist and war correspondent who received the Pulitzer Prize and the Purple Heart. He got down and dirty and embedded with the troops, telling stories from their front line perspective. He applied political pressure through his articles for the jar-heads to receive a financial bonus for combat, just as airmen received their flight pay. Congress did legislate for $10 a month extra pay for combat infantrymen, termed The Ernie Pyle Bill. In one report he wrote “Their life consisted wholly and solely of war, for they were and always had been front-line infantrymen. They survived because the fates were kind to them, certainly — but also because they had become hard and immensely wise in animal-like ways of self-preservation.” Ernie predicted his own death before landing at Okinawa. He was killed by sniper fire to the head in April 1945.

Robert Lindsay (01’) is an English actor who describes himself as staunch socialist. Publicly criticizing Tony Blair, he said “You see those images of Iraq and Afghanistan and Lebanon, don’t you? And I suspect somewhere, when he goes home at night and the kids are in bed, he must go, Jesus, what have I done?” Francis Ford Coppola (03’) is a prolific and highly influential movie man, responsible for ground-breaking dark and violent award winners like The Godfather and Apocalypse Now.

Other notables with Facies rising include Martin Greif (06’), editor, lecturer, publisher and writer, best known for The Gay Book of Days, died of AIDS; Franz Kleffner (18’), Lieutenant Colonel in the Waffen SS, awarded the Knight’s Cross for extreme bravery, KIA 1945; James Joyce (14’), arguably the most influential writer of the 20th century; Actor Mark Hamill (22’), and astrologers Adair Lara (26’) and Lucy Pond (32’).

Sun and Mars conjunct Facies: This point would cause blindness through an accident. Mars alone at this point would not cause defective vision or blindness, but with this conjunction, the opportunity for contacting a jumping flame that would affect they eyes is very prevalent. [4]

Mars conjunct Facies: This position causes a deterioration pf the bone next to the cartilage, and the cartilage. It is a fiery energy that literally dissolves the cartilage. This occurs very slowly, but a redness around the knee area would ultimately be noticed by the individual. Exercise would be very important to these natives, preferably knee-bending exercises so that the energy flow in this area is kept moving instead of expanding in this part of the body. If the energy does not have an outlet, then a stiffness in the joint occurs and the tissues deteriorate. When the redness appears, a cool pack at this point will greatly help, as well as applying mint herbs or parsley directly on the area. At intervals of three times  per week, an application of mineral oil on the knee, upper leg and down to the ankle would greatly help this condition. [4]

Saturn conjunct Facies: These natives have problems with the knee even at an early age. It is the cartilage that is the problem at this point, as it lacks the tissue to absorb shock. The result is an inflexible knee joint with stiffness so that these persons would not be able to run to any extent. This problem can be greatly alleviated by the application of both warm and cool packs fir 15 minutes, twice per day. The warm pack should be applied first for three minutes; cool poack for three minutes, with the final application ending with a warm pack. a diet of leafy greens and raw vegetables would also help control the problem. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.165.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.94-95.
3. Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, Bernadette Brady, 1998, p.299.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.122-123.

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

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28 thoughts on “Facies Star – M22 Sagittarius

  1. I have 2 planets in 8 degree of Cap – Mars AND Mercury. They fall on my 10 house so I also am a Mars raising . Mars in Essence represents ME and Mercury all things Mercury – Communication, Thought. These two form a Sextile with my Saturn at 15 Degrees in Leo. 15 degrees is a CUSP between 5th and 6th houses. SO… We can say blindness or deafness (I’m neither) or not being to conceive and instead focusing on my career.
    I actually study astrology right now and in many murder victims, the women victims had their Venus at 8 degree Cap.

    I want you to know that in my case, the year I was born Facies was NOT yet in 8 Cap.
    And also the year the previous poster was born it wasn’t either .

    Can we say we missed it by a hair?
    Or, is there still risk?
    If I get blind I will find a way to let u know. If I get violently murdered, well… I will ask the killer to write you a report

  2. The unfortunate Reeva Steenkamp, shot gf of Oscar Pistorius had Facies conjunct her natal moon. At her time of death, tr PLuto was conj her Moon and Facies.
    She definitely has a chilling stare in some of her pictures – sort of blank eyes – she also broke her back riding, has sufffered a violent death etc

  3. I think Facies is involved in today’s shootings at the Washington DC ship yard. It is just over now, but much is unclear. Scary star/nebula.

  4. My AC is 7.01 Capricorn. Out of orb, but can relate to the keywords.
    Apart from the weak eye sight. I’m driven on this subject too, as I’ve been doing eye exercises for a long time as I refuse to wear glasses 😉
    I’m not a scared person at all and I can react quite dry and powerful when faced with danger from other people.
    But no accidents.
    And I’m not aggressive myself at all (Pisces sun, Sag moon, strong outer planets)

    • Hmmmm, not being totally honest here…. I can be FURIOUS at times! 🙂 But it usually blows over real quick and I’m definitely not a danger to others

  5. hmm, interesting. facies is conjunct my moon (at 8.55). Which makes me nervous! interestingly I do have eye problems. My soft contact prescription is at -12.0, very terrible. My chart has a strong Mars, Jupiter, Pluto already. (Mars and Jupiter in Grand trine with my Moon, and Pluto is sextile Mars and Moon – everything is connected).

    I am not violent but have been called intense. Hope there’s no violent accidents in my future, ha. Am working on being prolific and driven! Will try to integrate this into my overall understanding of my chart. Thanks.

  6. Facies is all over the malaysian flight 777 disappearance. It is conjunct pluto in the first house oat the time of the last transmission at 2:15 am from the plane. can you analyse the chart of the disappearance using fixed stars. I have included zosma, unkalhai, and facies which are all hitting important points in the chart.

  7. I have Facies closely conjunct AC, within a 20 minute orb. I also have 10th house Pluto square A.C, & Uranus & Mercury closely sextile A.C.
    I also have 10H Pluto at the exact midpoint of my M.C & Uranus

    When Pluto crossed my A.C 2 yrs ago [And was squaring my natal Pluto] all hell broke loose unexpectedly. I ended up fighting corruption at a high level in the finance scene & dealing with manipulation by big business of the justice system & the police amongst other things. I also ended up with goons breaking into my house & attacking me. It was a real eye opener about how systems of governance can be easily manipulated by big money. I lost millions of dollars of assets in the carnage but have learnt some profound lessons. I’ve come out the other side [substantially poorer!] but feeling clear headed, very driven & set free.

    I do wonder how much of my recent experience has been influenced by Facies….

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