Sheratan Star – Right Horn of the Ram

Sheratan is at 03°58′ Taurus with an orb of 2°00′
Sheratan Star Astrology

Aries Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Sheratan on April 23

Fixed star Sheratan, Beta Arietis, is a 3.7 magnitude binary, pearly white star in the right horn of the Ram Aries Constellation. The traditional name Sheratan is from the Arabic الشراطان (aš-šarāţān) which means the two signs, a reference to the star having marked the northern vernal equinox together with Mesarthim, Gamma Arietis several thousand years ago.


01 ♉ 31
03 ♉ 11
03 ♉ 58
07 ♉ 40
07 ♉ 47

Fixed Star




Sheratan Star Astrology

Fixed star Sheratan is of the nature of Mars and Saturn. It causes bodily injuries, unscrupulous defeat, destruction by fire, war or earthquake. [1]

El-Sheratain in close conjunction with Gamma Arietis, Mesarthim, both in the left Horn of the Ram, combine Martian and Saturnian powers, and this makes their nature into a violent one. In relative connections, danger is indicated when acting impulsively and in a foolhardy fashion.  [2]

Sheratan, from Al Sharat, The Sign, was the marker of the vernal Equinox at the date it was so named, so that is what is ‘signed’. In Ptolemy’s list, it is another Mars-Saturn type, and it does indeed show similar qualities in people to those of Hamal. [3]

Sharatan and Sheratan are from Arabic Al Sharatain, the dual form of Al Sharat, a Sign, referring to this and gamma (γ Mesarthim), the third star in the head, as a sign of the opening year; Sheratan (β) having marked the vernal equinox in the days of Hipparchus (c.190 – c.125 BC), about the time when these stars were named. [4]

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 Hipparchus when the twelve signs of the zodiac were finally given their present designation. [5]

Sheratan rules the throat and the connection between the throat and the head and the tonsils of 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]

Sheratan Star, Beta Arietis

Sheratan Beta Arietis (below) Mesarthim (above)[]

Sheratan Star Conjunction

Mars conjunct Sheratan: This causes inflammation of the throat area, particularly the tonsils. they would experience severe inflammations and infections connected with the tonsils, far more often than would be considered normal. These are persons who would develop blisters and swollen tonsils, and would try surgery to correct the problem. This would not correct the problem since it would manifest in other areas, such as tremors, high fevers and other malfunctions. Alleviation of this imbalance could be found through spiritual means which could neutralize this negative energy, it would not be easy nor would it be rapid, but Self-love is the key here. In order to love others, they must love themselves; and in order to love self, they must find what they most dislike about themselves. [6]

Saturn conjunct Sheratan: These individuals would have difficulty in swallowing, particularly is Saturn and Mars are conjunct at this point. there is a difficulty with the muscles when swallowing as the timing would be off, As these persons eat, the tendency would be for them to swallow the food before the muscles in the throat react. They must pay strict attention when eating, particularly under stress, excited, or carrying on a conversion at the table. [6]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.208.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.6.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.32.
4. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.81.
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.17.

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

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