Mesarthim Star – Left Horn of the Ram

Mesarthim is at 03°11′ Taurus with an orb of  1°10′
Mesarthim Star Astrology

Aries Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Mesarthim on April 22

Fixed star Mesarthim, Gamma Arietis, is a 3.9 magnitude binary, bright white and gray star in the left horn of the Ram, Aries Constellation. The traditional name Mesarthim is of obscure origin, and has been called the First Star in Aries as having been at one time the nearest visible star to the equinoctial point, 0° Aries (around the 3rd century BC when the Greeks invented the tropical zodiac, see Precession of the Equinoxes). The name Mesarthim may be from the Hebrew word mᵋshārᵋtīm, meaning the Minister, or the Arabic word ألمثرتم (Al Muthartim), meaning the Ram. In Sanskrit, the Constellation is known as Mesha, meaning The Ram and the First point of Aries is Meshadi. The name could have very well originated from this and transformed to Mesarthim. [1]

Degree*

00 ♉ 24
01 ♉ 31
03 ♉ 11
03 ♉ 58
07 ♉ 40

Fixed Star

Mirach
Mira
Mesarthim
Sheratan
Hamal

Orb

2°10′
1°30′
1°10′
2°00′
2°10′

Mesarthim Star Astrology

Fixed star Mesarthim, γ Arietis, is a word meaning Ministers (in old Hebrew) and it is noteworthy that Ptolemy gave this near neighbor of the other two the same planetary simile in opposite order: Saturn-Mars. Our astrology here must take on pin-point accuracy but the implication is that Mesarthim shows up more of the protective-administrative quality, less of the impulsive aggressive of Hamal and Sheratan. [2]

Mesarthim and Sheratan are in the horns of the Ram. They have a spectra that would indicate a Venusian nature. Mesarthim marked the beginning of Aries, and the vernal equinox in the days of Hipparchos when the twelve signs of the zodiac were finally given their present designation. [3]

Mesarthim Star, Gamma Arietis

Mesarthim Star, Gamma Arietis [cs.astronomy.com]

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). [3]

References

1. Gamma Arietis – Wikipedia.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.33.
3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, 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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