Schedir Star – Lady in The Chair

Schedir is at 07°46′ Taurus with an orb of 2°10′
Fixed Star Schedir Star Astrology

Cassiopeia Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Schedir on April 27

Fixed star Schedir, Alpha Cassiopeiae, is a 2.2 magnitude pale rose star on the left breast of the Ethiopian Queen, Cassiopeia Constellation. The traditional name Schedir comes from the Arabic word صدر (şadr) which means breast.  Ulug Beg named the star الـ ذات الكرسي (Al Dhāt al Kursiyy) which means The Lady in The Chair.


03 ♉ 58
07 ♉ 40
07 ♉ 47
14 ♉ 14
14 ♉ 19

Fixed Star




Schedir Star Astrology

Fixed star Schedir is the main star of Alpha Cassiopeia, and has a Saturn nature, lessened by Venus. This fixed star incorporates serious demeanor with joi se vivre. Should good living transgress reasonable limits the results will be disadvantageous. The Arab name Sader means “bosom of Cassiopeia”. This star is not really considered unlucky, but a certain amount of demonic power seems to be ascribed to it, critical results must be ascribed to Hamal which is only 8′ distant. [1]

Schedir Star, Alpha Cassiopeiae

Schedir Star, Alpha Cassiopeiae []

Schedir in most spellings is a mishandling of the emphatic Arabic S in Al Sadr, the Breast. It lies at the more acute apex of a large W in the sky which represents the Queen on her throne. There is no Ptolemaic classification for any of her stars, surprising for such a clearly visible figure, but this may be because of Schedir’s near-conjunction with Hamal of Aries. The Queen’s capacity for disastrous bombast suggests the same Mars-Saturn simile we find with Hamal, save for the generous gratitude she showed then to Perseus, so Mars-Jupiter seems the best likeness. The man or woman with this star strong may have great qualities to rule over others, but should beware of letting it go to his/her head. [2]

The ancients believed that Schedir was a signification of makers of jewelry and those who earn their livelihood from the arts, especially as fine craftsmen. [3]

Constellation Cassiopeia is of the nature of Saturn and Venus. It is said to give haughtiness, boastfulness and exaggerated pride, but at the same time the power of commanding respect. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.10.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.129.
3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.20.
4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.36.

* 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 “Schedir Star – Lady in The Chair

  1. Hi Jamie. I’m enjoying your posts lately. This one starts out with a big typo, though. It should read:
    “The fixed star Schedir, at 7 degrees TAURUS in the Zodiac…” not Scorpio.
    Thanks for all the hard work.

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