Labrum Star – Lip of the Cup

Labrum is at 25°18′ Virgo with an orb of 1°30′
Labrum Star Astrology

Crater Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Labrum on September 19

Fixed star Labrum, Delta Crateris, is an orange giant star in the base of constellation Crater the Cup. The name Labrum is Latin for the ‘Upper Lip’.


24 ♍ 34
25 ♍ 08
26 ♍ 41
26 ♍ 56
27 ♍ 10

Fixed Star

Cor Caroli



Labrum Star Astrology

Of the nature of Venus and Mercury. It gives ideality, psychic power, intelligence, honor and riches in disgrace and purifies to salvation. [1]

It is not a surprise that Ptolemy rates Labrum, the star at the Lip of the Cup, as a Venus-Mercury style…it is effectively conjunct with Alkaid and should thus suggest to such bearers of office the familiar line from Shakespeare: “In Peace there’s nothing so becomes a man, as modest stillness and humility.”

Like Alkaid only two degrees beyond it, Copula often signifies the potential for taking public office, but there is certainly a note of misfortune if the holder allows Moon-Venus to symbolize the making of quick personal fortune from it. Nothing in Virgo permits that kind of corruption without penalty. But, excluding that temptation, Copula and Alkaid (and Labrum, between the two) can signify great respect given to the individual for services well given. [2]

Labrum rules the pancreas in the human body. [3]

Constellation Crater is like Venus and in some degree like Mercury. It gives a kind, generous, cheerful, receptive, passionate and hospitable nature, with good mental abilities, but subject to apprehension and indecision. There is a disordered life full of sudden and unexpected events, and great danger of unhappiness, but usually some eminence. [1]

Labrum Star Conjunctions

Saturn conjunct Labrum: There are fluid restrictions insofar as the restriction of food is concerned. The restriction is in the upper part of the pancreas which does not allow foods to be broken down in a more refined state for absorption by the pancreas. This causes a shortage of vitamins and calcium as only a small amount of essential vitamins are assimilated for the use of the body. These persons would especially lack Vitamin B-1, B-2, B-6 and B-12. This would then effect the nervous system, and the lack of calcium would affect the skeletal part of the body. There would be congestion at the pancreas and these persons would feel as though they have a stomach ache. These individuals live with this all their lives as the problem is never pinpointed. They continually take antacids which would ultimately cause them greater problems as they grow older. Angelica, an aromatic herb that is related to celery, would help this condition tremendously. They should also eat plenty of fruit, but not apples. Peaches, green grapes and watercress would be very helpful for this condition. [3]

Pluto conjunct Labrum: This degenerates the wall tissue at the top of the pancreas so that foods these persons eat are not broken down sufficiently to be utilized by the body. They continually feel bloated, but there is no pain connected with this. There are no symptoms connected with this with the exception of the bloating that they consider normal. These individuals should eat ¼ of an apple each day and fruit such as green grapes, cantaloupes and papaya.

Another side to this position is the affect on the personality. They do not like seeing others with whom they work being pleasant or happy. They are not generally pleasant themselves, and they bring this pessimistic attitude into their work place. This attitude stems from their health problem connected with the pancreas. The person simply wants to get the work done so they can eat more food, and of course, begin the unhealthy feeling all over again. [3]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.41.
2. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.151.
3. The Fixed Stars Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, p.72.

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

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2 thoughts on “Labrum Star – Lip of the Cup

  1. I have trans neptune point of Apollon at 26 Virgo, I was born in ’61 and this point doesnt move very fast, thus many will have this activated by the Full moon in March too, quite impressive how nature works hey?

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