Hamal Star – Head of the Ram

Hamal is at 07°40′ Taurus with an orb of 2°10′
Fixed Star Hamal Star Astrology

Aries Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Hamal on April 27

Fixed star Hamal, Alpha Areitis, is a 2.0 magnitude yellow star on the forehead of the Ram, Aries Constellation the Ram. The traditional name Hamal  derives from the Arabic راس الحمل (rās al-ħamal) which means head of the ram.

Hamal is a giant star that may host an orbiting planet with a mass greater than Jupiter. Between 2000 and 100 BC, the apparent path of the Sun through the Earth’s sky placed it in Aries at the northern vernal equinox, the point in time marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This is why most astrology columns in modern newspapers begin with Aries. While the vernal equinox has moved to Pisces since then due to precession of the equinoxes, Hamal has remained in mind as a bright star near what was apparently an important place when people first studied the night sky.[1]

A yellow star situated in the forehead of the Ram and commonly known as the ram’s Following Horn. From Al Hamal, the Sheep. Symbolically called the Death Wound and often incorrectly named El Nath. [2]

Degree*

03 ♉ 11
03 ♉ 58
07 ♉ 40
07 ♉ 47
14 ♉ 14

Orb

1°10′
2°00′
2°10′
2°10′
1°30′

Hamal Star Astrology

Fixed star Hamal is of the nature of Mars and Saturn according to Ptolemy. It causes violence, brutishness, cruelty and premeditated crime. [2]

Hamal is the main star in the head of the Ram, and is equivalent to an unfortunate Mars-Saturn combination. It appears Mars and Saturn are fighting each other for domination, and this influence could be a dangerous one in the material sphere. If connected closely otherwise, life may be repeatedly in danger; for example, if the native undertakes climbing or leaps into an abyss. If connected with beneficial stellar bodies, the influence of this star is lessened. If Mars or Venus are linked with Hamal, and if other factors are equally present, suffering connected with the love life or ill treatment by sadism is indicated. [3]

Hamal, or Ar Ras Al Hamal, to use its full title, means The Head of the (male) sheep, and this characterizes well its meaning astrologically. The famous astronomer-astrologer Ptolemy devised planetary analogues for many stars, so that he said Hamal has the qualities of Mars and Saturn together, Mars the more dominant. It is a good description of people with this star strong in their horoscopes – headstrong and often aggressive, yet potentially capable leaders and protectors of their community, all qualities of the ram. [4]

Hamal is an unfigured star above the head of the Ram. It is of the nature of Mars and can be indicative of violence. [5]

Hamal rules the right side of the neck and the parathyroid gland in the human body. [6]

Constellation Aries portends events concerning sacred rites and the worship of God. It affects the conditions of the air and of the seasons, and presages the results of these elements on things that grow, especially the new shoots or arboreal crops (e.g. grapes and figs). [5]

Hamal Star, Alpha Arietis

Hamal Star, Alpha Arietis [zimmer.csufresno.edu]

Hamal Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Hamal: Dissipation, evil associates, loss and disgrace. [1]

Moon conjunct Hamal: Patient, slow success through hard work, trouble through love affairs but favorable for marriage, marriage partner gains by business or speculation. [1]

Mercury conjunct Hamal: Dull mind, many friends, great determination, tactful, greatly influenced by marriage partner. [1]

Venus conjunct Hamal: Handsome, quiet, envious, jealous, domestic trouble, ill-health to native or family. [1]

Venus conjunct Uranus conjunct Hamal: This would cause the breakdown of the tiniest tissue cells in the parathyroid so that the organ cannot keep itself purified. These individuals would notice sharp, tiny shooting pains passing through the parathyroid. The neck would tend to palpitate slightly, causing a nervous twitch and the person would consider it only a nervous condition. However, there would be a swelling of the parathyroid gland, and the person would elect to have it removed by surgery. This would not alleviate the problem since malfunctions would occur elsewhere in the body. [6]

Venus conjunct Hamal opposite Uranus: On this degree, the individual would feel slight, sharp pains in the parathyroid and a slight movement on the right side of the throat, especailly when involved in social affairs. These pains would be increased when challenged by another over their opinion or set of values that causes a disagreement. [6]

Mars conjunct Hamal: Violence, criminal tendencies, influential position but final disgrace and ruin. [1]

Jupiter conjunct Hamal: Dissipated, hypocritical, legal or ecclesiastical preferment, loss by speculation. [1]

Saturn conjunct Hamal: Cautious, thoughtful, critical, sarcastic, materialistic, interested in geology or agriculture, some domestic happiness, favorable for gain. [1]

Uranus conjunct Hamal: Pleasant, sympathetic, easily influenced, sensitive, strong passions, weak nature, mediumistic, drink or detrimental habits, many friends, love troubles, death under distressing circumstances. [1]

Neptune conjunct Hamal: Strong character, firm, occult interests, mental disturbance at end of life, connected with societies, success in business connected with clothing or ornaments, success in dealing with opposite sex, domestic harmony, accumulates wealth, sudden death. [1]

References

1. Alpha Arietis – Wikipedia.
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.170.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.19.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.32.
5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.33.
6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.18.

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

4 thoughts on “Hamal Star – Head of the Ram

  1. My DC is at 6 Taurus, so of course I’ve been cruelly treated in my lovelife. Consequently, I don’t really have one anymore. The effect unfortunately compounds with things like Sag Venus sq Pluto/Uranus in Virgo, sq Chiron in Pisces and opposing Atropos in Gemini. Love really is the most dangerous and the most painful thing in my life. The DC might also be expected to attract people who want to hurt me physically and indeed it has. Their kind is actually easier to deal with, all you need is some fighting skills and an attitude to match.

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