Agena Star – Beta Centauri

Agena is at 23°59′ Scorpio with an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Agena Star Astrology

Centaurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Agena on November 16

Fixed star Agena, Beta Centauri, is a magnitude 0.6 trinary star system situated on the left front knee of Centaur, Centaurus Constellation. The traditional name Agena comes from Latin words for the knee. It is sometimes called Hadar, from the Arabic word حضار which means to be present, or settled, civilized area.

Beta Centauri is well known in the Southern Hemisphere as the inner of the two “Pointers” to the Southern Cross, Crux Constellation. A line made from the other pointer, Alpha Centauri Toliman, through Beta Centauri leads to within a few degrees of Gacrux, the star at the top of the cross. Using Gacrux, a navigator can draw a line with Acrux to effectively determine south. [1]

Degree*

19 ♏ 22
22 ♏ 05
23 ♏ 48
29 ♏ 29
02 ♐ 18

Orb

2°00′
2°00′
2°40′
2°40′
1°40′

Agena Star Astrology

Fixed star Agena is of the nature of Venus and Jupiter. It gives position, friendship, refinement, morality, health and honor. [2]

Beta Centauri is endowed with a strong Venus character with a touch of Jupiter blended in. Not visible to observers living in the northern hemisphere, it is a star of the southern latitudes. If this fixed star, in its degree of ecliptic, is in connection with Mercury or on the Ascendant and conjunction a benefic, it can be taken as a promise for happiness and success. Tied up with Venus, however, this star makes for pronounced sensuality; if, in addition to this, it is tied up with Mars, Saturn or Neptune, then the native may be subject of gossip or scandal. [4]

β Centauri, Agena, is a lovely Venus-Jupiter star. The name’s origin is lost in antiquity but it has the alternative Arabic name Hadar, from the word in that tongue for the Ground or Earth, a vital element, because it is the field of action for the high spiritual ideal that are manifest in all the stars we are now looking at. Noted for great enthusiasm for whatever causes they embrace and they are likely to be quite self-sacrificing about it. They can even afford that expenditure if the star is well aspected, for it truly does indicate a bountiful flow of energies from within, or Above, however we may express it.[5]

Agena rules the bottom center of the adrenal glands in the human body. [6]

Constellation Centaurus: According to Ptolemy the stars in the human part of the figure are of the nature of Venus and Mercury, and the bright stars in the horse’s part of Venus and Jupiter. It is said to give hard-heartedness, inclination to vengeance, love of arms, strong passion, and an energetic nature. It may be connected with poisons. [1]

Astrologically the constellation gives wisdom and a proficiency in botany, music, astronomy, divination, and medicine. In Medieval times the constellation was said to be connected with poison and to indicate strong passions and vengeance. [3]

Agena Star, Beta Centauri

Agena Star, Beta Centauri on Right [heartstar.org]

Agena Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Agena: Mental activity, rashness, success, many friendships. [2]

Moon conjunct Agena: Sarcasm and bitter speech, strong passions. [2]

Mercury conjunct Agena: Great mental ability, sarcasm, material gain, speaking, writing and championing the masses. Hillary Clinton 0°40′. [2]

Venus conjunct Agena: Poetical, strong passions, rash friendships with women. [2]

Mercury conjunct Venus conjunct Agena: This energy balances the entire endocrine system and brings about positive energy to the person, thus affecting their actions and outlook on life. They are fortunate as they do not have much stress through their system. They look upon any situation as to whether it is good for them, and if it is, they pursue it. They are good in money markets as they are very good at taking advantage of a profitable situation. They receive an image as to what they can get out of a deal, and then they proceed to find a way to get it without any stress at all. They always seem to take advantage of any money-making scheme; they can actually see the money coming to them through the subconscious and they act on it. [6]

Mars conjunct Agena: Legal authority, honor as speaker or writer, great mental and physical powers. [2]

Jupiter conjunct Agena: Intellectual success, legal and Church authority, professional honor. [2]

Saturn conjunct Agena: Thoughtful, shrewd, association with medical men, healing powers, abrupt manner, occultism, domestic disharmony through jealousy. [2]

Uranus conjunct Agena: Sarcasm, public work but eventual disfavor of superiors, caustic speaker and writer, violent, coarse, unrefined, strong passions, domestic disharmony, loss of expected wealth, peculiar death. [2]

This affects the endocrine system in that there is a decreased blood flow to the adrenal glands. There is a restriction in the energy flow at this point causing the bottom part of the adrenal glands to become stagnant at times. This decreases the energy of the native, and it could show up as an epileptic type of disorder. A lack of adrenalin can cause the body to go into convulsions, so these individuals need extra adrenal stimulation. This can be done by rubbing the body just below the rib cage. They can rub the middle of the foot, or the center of the hands to stimulate the adrenal glands, or soak the feet in ginger at the rate of ½ tablespoon to a gallon of water. The hands and feet have a connection to every spot in the body. The blood flow to the adrenal glands is the cause of the problem, and anything that generates energy to that area would be helpful. [6]

Neptune conjunct Agena: Sharp, rash, headstrong, original, organizer, poor executive ability, loss through law and speculation, obstacles to success, many false friends and enemies, liable to accidents, death by colds or fevers. [2]

South Node conjunct Agena: Hillary Clinton 0°31′.

References

1. North Star to Southern Cross, Will Kyselka, Ray E. Lanterman, 1976, p.59.
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.37, 117.
3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.72.
4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.64.
5. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.
6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.96.

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

19 thoughts on “Agena Star – Beta Centauri

  1. The Atlas-Agena was a rocket that sent the Ranger and Mariner spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, and Mars from 1960 to 1978. I’d forgotten the starry namesake. Thanks, Jamie.

    • As with most fixed stars conjunct Pluto, I would go with the general description. Hopefully over time some will add comments of what they think the missing descriptions could mean.

  2. Hello Jamie,

    I have Ixion conjunct Quaoar on Agena in the 1st, how can that be interpreted?

    Thank you.

  3. My ex’s moon is here. Extremely sarcastic (one of the most sarcastic people I’ve ever known). He also had an “acid tongue.” Knew how to say some nasty things! Things that you couldn’t take back! Every time, these stars are spot on!

      • Yes, it’s uncanny how accurate they are. But I do agree that other stars can dominate or/and aspects. The chart has to be looked at as a whole. I need to look at which is the strongest star in my chart.

        • Have you decided on one, or two even? I was thinking the stars where you have planetary conjunctions, like Jupiter AC and Saturn Uranus.

          • I’ve just read the stars conjunct these planets and they don’t describe me at all to be honest. The star Acumen seems to have a very negative and dark description. Anyone who knows me on a personal level would know that the star wouldn’t describe me at all. Both the Jupiter, Saturn and Uranus stars indicate blindness. Well I have really good eyesight and can even see quite well in the dark. People with a developed 3rd eye – psychic abilities don’t usually wear glasses or have eye problems. I chose in life to be a positive and spiritual person and turn my head away from the dark side of life. And I haven’t got any extreme views of religion on the for or against side. I’m more swayed to Christianity, but I’m not extreme in my views and I don’t go to church. So no to everything that’s written in Acumen and Prima Hyadem.

            • There’s a lot more to you than meets the eye. I don’t think that you’re working on your soul growth. You’ve got a dark side. That’s why you keep getting your karma and you will continue to keep getting your karma. When you reply to comments, there’s nothing heart felt or sympathetic in your comments. You only reply to people to keep this website going and collect information on the aspects. I’ve sensed in your replies to people that you’re not compassionate. I’m not stupid; you’ve continually been trying to point out “negative” stars or aspects in my chart and I think you’ve been doing it on purpose. Well those negative stars or aspects don’t describe me at all. I try my best to be positive and work on my soul growth in life. The harmonious stars and aspects in my chart define me as I chose to be positive and chose good over evil. Some people delight in being nasty to others, and that’s really quite low. Very low. The universe will respond appropriately to that behaviour.

            • We’ll see. I have found that positive aspects, stars and transits take care of themselves. It is the challenging ones we need to put the most effort into. Most people who ask for readings do so when they are going through the worst of times, because of really challenging transits. Not during the best of times because of lovely stars and transits. My comments are brief so I can reply to most of them, Mercury opposite Saturn.

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