Fomalhaut Star – Alpha Piscis Austrinus

Fomalhaut is at 03°52′ Pisces with an orb of 2°30′
Fixed Star Fomalhaut Astrology

Piscis Austrinus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Fomalhaut on February 23

Fixed Star Fomalhaut, Alpha Piscis Austrinus, is a reddish fixed star, the largest star in constellation Piscis Austrinus, the Southern Fish. The name Fomalhaut derives from Arabic fum al-ḥawt, meaning “mouth of the [Southern] Fish” (فُمْ اَلْحَوْتْ), a translation of how the classical astronomer Ptolemy labeled it. [1]

Degree*

23 ♒ 33
03 ♓ 46
03 ♓ 53
05 ♓ 20
06 ♓ 43

Orb

1°40′
1°40′
2°30′
2°30′
1°30′

Fixed Star Fomalhaut Astrology

Flammarion says that it was Hastorang in Persia 3000 B.C., when near the winter solstice, and a Royal Star, one of the four Guardians of Heaven, sentinels watching over other stars. [2]

The Archangel stars have been characterized as Horses, reflected both in the famed Four Horsemen of Apocalypse (Revelations 6) and Chariot Horses in the Book of Zechariah. Regulus was long considered the supreme of the Four Guardians but the role of Fomalhaut – Gabriel, in the birth of Jesus – must now be said to challenge or actually supplant, with a new stage in human spiritual evolution, the supremacy of the more ‘medical’ Archangel of the Leonine era. [3]

According to Ptolemy, it is of the nature of Venus and Mercury; and, to Alvidas, of Jupiter in square to Saturn from Pisces and Sagittarius. It is said to be very fortunate and powerful and yet to cause malevolence of sublime scope and character, and change from a material to a spiritual form of expression. Cardan stated that together with the stars rising with 12 Gemini it gives an immortal name. [4]

It has a Mercury-Venus character with a blending of Neptune influence. According to tradition, this star is of quite variable effect, either very good or very bad, depending on the overall cosmic structure. It is assumed, however, that the helpful influence is the greater one and if in conjunction with Mercury, it is said to stimulate mental capabilities and promise success as a writer or scientist. On the Ascendant and in good aspect, tradition has it that this star will make for ‘fame’ and a name ‘remembered forever’. In conjunction with Venus, there will be advantages in artistic pursuits. A conjunction with Jupiter or on the MC will bring favor from dignitaries of the church. Tied up with either Sun or Moon, the influence of Fomalhaut is said to be quite marked. [5]

Fomalhaut rules the heel of the right foot in the human body. [6]

Fomalhaut Star, Alpha Piscis Austrinus

Fomalhaut Star, Alpha Piscis Austrinus [astropixels.com]

Fomalhaut Star Conjunctions

Ascendant or Midheaven conjunct Fomalhaut: Great and lasting honors. [4]

Sun conjunct Fomalhaut: Dissipated, easily influenced by low companions, gain through inheritance but unproductive of good, may suffer for some crime committed, danger of bites from venomous creatures. [4]

Moon conjunct Fomalhaut: Secret business causing much trouble and enmity, but eventual gain after many difficulties. The separation is more benefic than the application. [4]

Mercury conjunct Fomalhaut: Many losses and disappointments, unlucky in business, better servant than master, writes or receives secret letters, worry through slander, imprisonment or damaged reputation, domestic difficulties, sickness of a Saturnian nature. [4] Success as a scientist or writer. [5]

Venus conjunct Fomalhaut: Secret and passionate love affairs, some restriction in the life, disappointments, easily led astray. [4]

Mars conjunct Fomalhaut: Malevolent, passionate, revengeful, many secret enemies, liable to disgrace and ruin, danger of bites from venomous creatures. [4]

Similar to Mars at the fixed star Sadalmelik. These individuals are unable to differentiate between illusion and reality. They are the wandered and they roam throughout the land. They are generally confined to institutions early in life as persons related to them do not know what to do to help them. These natives can become injured through neglect. They gravitate to those who show no mercy in the way they are treated. This is a karmic position for they are receiving the same cruelty in return that they inflicted on others in a former life. They mistreated others who were mentally deficient so that they are now at the mercy of cruel and harsh individuals in this incarnation. [6]

Jupiter conjunct Fomalhaut: Sympathetic, charitable, honors in the Church, Freemasonry or secret societies, many voyages. [4]

This causes only a slight problem with the sciatic nerve. There is an over-extension of the nerve down the right side of the spine causing a loosening effect so that the person is unable to life the right foot properly. This person therefore walks with a slight drag on this foot. This condition can be relieved to a large degree through proper exercise bu most person do not pursue this type of therapy. The condition is not that severe or serious but later in life it can cause a slight curvature of the spine. [6]

Saturn conjunct Fomalhaut: Accidents, ailments affecting the lungs, throat and feet, loss through enemies, friends, Mercurial affairs, bands and companies, wrongfully accused, affairs involved at end of life, sudden death and family cheated out of their rights. [4]

Uranus conjunct Fomalhaut: Unstable, wasted talents, evil environment, unpractical ideas, loses friends, addicted to drugs or intoxicants, utopian schemes, afflicted marriage partner, brings misfortune to associates, fatally injured by electricity, explosion or accident. [4]

Neptune conjunct Fomalhaut: Sharp, shrewd, self-seeking, analytical, detective ability, many secret enemies, connected with secret affairs or government work, occult interests, somewhat dishonest, influential friends, associated with 9th and 12th house affairs, gain through speculation, death of marriage partner, many narrow escapes, violent death through secret enemies. [4]

These individuals are open telepathically to pictures. Their psychic information received through mental pictures may at times be interpreted erroneously if they do not learn how to decipher the massages correctly. Depending on how they use this ability, they can either be of great benefit to other people, or merely entertainers who have the ability while blindfolded to identify what another person is holding in their hand. The audience is in awe over the performance, but it does not bring any practical benefits to those in attendance. [6]

References

1. Fomalhaut – Souled Out.
2. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889, p.346.
3. Dr Eric Morse, The Living Stars, p.56.
4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.57, 165-167.
5. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.78.
6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.160.
7. Condos, Theony; Eratosthenes; Hyginus, 1997, Star myths of the Greeks and Romans: a sourcebook containing the Constellations of Pseudo-Eratosthenes and the Poetic astronomy of Hyginus, p.163–164.
8. Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 5, p.333.

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

9 thoughts on “Fomalhaut Star – Alpha Piscis Austrinus

  1. This is my favourite royal star! It is so mysterious and works in much more unique ways, I feel, than Aldebaran, Antares, and Regulus! I seem to notice that we get much more brutal energies and overwhelming energies from the other three, but Fomalhaut is much more evanescent. I noticed it in your Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor post whenever she had her Mars on Fomalhaut!

  2. And Neptune is transiting conjunct now.

    This is significant to my current study of Chris Christie’s chart. He’s the Governor of New Jersey in the midst of a debilitating scandal that errupted in the media last week. He has Chiron-Jupiter conjunct under the Neptune-Chiron in Pisces transit opposite his natal Virgo Sun-Pluto-Uranus conjunction. A political idealist, who’s capable of crossing party lines to get things done, it seems he’s been undermined by his own staff members, costing him considerable favor. Upcoming federal and state investigations may reveal not only his staff’s, but his own nefarious intentions in the escapade.

    Nice new web-page, by the way !

  3. my sun in Pisces is conjunct to Fomalhaut and I also have mars conjunct Aldebaran. I would really love to understand them better, any tips?

    • Two or more Archangel stars in your chart signifies a very strong and prominent character with extremes of ups and downs in life. You do well out of challenging situations because of a powerful inner strength and recuperative powers. Leave a lasting impression.

    • I give a suggested orb at the beginning of each article for the fixed stars. For Fomalhaut it is 2°30′. Generally speaking, the larger the magnitude, or brightness, the larger the orb.

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