Hyades Star Cluster – The Rain Stars

Hyadum I is at 05°48′ Gemini with an orb of 1°30′
Hyadum II is at 06°52′ Gemini with an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Hyades Star Cluster Astrology

Taurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Hyadum I on May 26
The Sun joins Hyadum II on May 27

The Hyades star cluster is a group of six stars situated on the face of the Bull, Taurus Constellation. They include γ Prima Hyadum, δ Hyadum II, and ε Ain.

Hyadum I, Gamma Tauri, is a magnitude 3.7 star. The traditional name Hyadum I is Latin for First Hyad, sometimes called Prima Hyadum.

Hyadum II, Delta Tauri, is a magnitude 3.8 triple star. The traditional name Hyadum II is Latin for Second Hyad.

In Greek mythology, the Hyades were the five daughters of Atlas and half-sisters to the Pleiades. After the death of their brother, Hyas, the weeping sisters were transformed into a cluster of stars that was afterwards associated with rain.

Degree*

26 ♉ 10
00 ♊ 00
05 ♊ 48
06 ♊ 52
08 ♊ 28
09 ♊ 47

Fixed Star

Algol
Alcyone
Prima Hyadum
Hyadum II
Ain
Aldebaran

Orb

2°00′
2°00′
1°30′
1°30′
1°30′
2°30′

Hyades Star Astrology

The Hyades are of the nature of Saturn and Mercury. They give tears, sudden events, violence, fierceness, poisoning, blindness, wounds or injuries to the head by instruments, weapons or fevers, and contradictions of fortune. [1]

The Hyades as a group are violent and troublesome, causing storm and tempests both on land and sea. They have always been associated with rain (even China as well as Greece and Rome). Edmund Spencer calls them the “Moist Daughters”, and the stars have always had a favorable connotation regarding agriculture. Vivian Robson claims that Prima Hyadum is the chief star of the Hyades, but this is at variance with classical literature which gives this prominence to Aldebaran. [2]

The Hyades cluster of the rain stars bear out a Mars-Neptune character with a Uranian blend. Their influence is that of a staggering increase of the sexual urge; self-preservation, which could lead to greediness; sexuality; a dissolute life; excessive and licentious ways; and a striving for prestige leading to power politics. If this tendency is bridled, an increase in the positive sense can be the result, leading to tremendous success in life. When the pinnacle of the career is reached, the danger appears that the inherent nature may come again to the fore, and may, if uncontrolled, lead to failure and fall from power. With a connection to the Hyades, it is doubly important that power and strength must not be used to exploit other human beings. [3]

The Hyades are a small group of six stars including the Eye of Taurus (Ain). Greek mythology saw them as the daughters of Atlas and Aethra, major figures in the pre-disaster period of our history. Like their half-sister the Pleiades, they were a sorrowful group – understandably after seeing Father try in vain to keep the sky (Phaeton’s debris) up off the Earth – and they have long portended rain, to both farmers and seafarers.

Prima Hyadum is a Saturn-Mercury star in Ptolemy’s coding, which we might well describe as unhappy thoughts, and so shows up when the star is on a difficult aspect or planet in a horoscope. But if it be harmonious in aspect, instead, the same star denotes a good clear thinker, writer or speaker.

Of the Hyades overall, we can now add the note that these princesses of one of Earth’s most powerful rulers in the run-up to the Disaster would indeed have been among those required to communicate the news to a panic-stricken population and to exercise firm control over them. And that is very much the quality we find in this part of Taurus Constellation, now in Gemini decan 1 (5 to 10° Gemini Sign). [4]

Prima Hyadum rules straight across the shoulder line from left to right in the human body. [5]

Constellation Taurus was an object of worship in primitive cultures throughout the ages. To the ancient Egyptians it was the bull-god Orissi, but the star was also worshiped by the Babylonians, Chinese, Druids, and some tribes of Amazon Indians. Taurus traditionally presages the results of the beginnings of large political undertakings. The constellation also portends that which affects wild animals, especially those of danger to man. [2]

Hyades Star Cluster

Hyades Star Cluster (Aldebaran at top)

Hyades Star Conjunctions

Ascendant or Midheaven conjunct Hyades: Rising or culminating with luminaries, makes their natives military captains, commanders, colonels of horse and emperors. Injuries to the face, wounds, stabs. Blindness, bad eyes. Imprisonment. [1]

The Hyades on the Midheaven of Ascendant and connected with Sun or Moon is supposed to give the aptitude for a military career. [3]

Midheaven conjunct Hyades: Disgrace, ruin, violent death. [1]

Sun conjunct Hyades: Evil disposition (gay), disturbed mind, failure in study, muddled thinking, misfortune, murderer or murdered, death by blows, stabs, shooting, beheading or shipwreck. [1]

Moon conjunct Hyades: Tactful, fair ability, difficulties connected with writings, may forge the name of employer or friend but finally escape punishment and retain position, liable to sickness and disgrace, danger of blindness or eye injuries. [1]

Mercury conjunct Hyades: Quick mind, resentful, hasty temper, broods over small troubles, favorable for gain. [1]

Venus conjunct Hyades: Many accomplishments, artistic, ability to write or paint, strong passions, which influence work. [1]

This is not altogether detrimental. The problem with this configuration is that these persons feel they receive no affection from others. This causes difficulties with personal relationships. Their feelings of this lack of affection causes over indulgences in eating and drinking. Substitution is the key word here – they substitute over indulgence for affection. They are unable to find affection in relationships causing them to go from one relationship to another. [5]

Mars conjunct Hyades: Abrupt, brave, aggressive, courageous, lacks concentration. [1]

Jupiter conjunct Hyades: Ambitious, dishonest, legal difficulties, quarrels with relatives, judicial sentence. [1]

Saturn conjunct Hyades: Caution, forethought, omnivorous reader, scientific, success but little prominence, worry and annoyance from relatives. [1]

Connected with Saturn, the Hyades points to falls and accidents [3]

This causes complications from the hips. down through the legs and to the toes. It is not an actual disease, but can be quite uncomfortable at times as it causes circulatory problems through the lower extremities. Persons with this configuration will find that these parts of the body “fall asleep’ at times for no good reason. [5]

Uranus conjunct Hyades: Scientific, literary, artistic and mystical interests, unconsciously psychic, greatly influenced by environment, favorable for marriage after 35 and for gain and children, ill-health, seldom long life. [1]

These individuals experience problems with the gripping action of the hands. They may be able to grip things at times, but quite often they cannot hold onto anything for any period of time. It is the smaller objects that give the most trouble, such as cups, glasses and other objects like that. They are far more capable of picking up larger objects using both hands. Accidents can occur frequently, as they never know when the energy in the hands will suddenly disappear thus causing the loss of their grip. It may not seem to be a problem to these people, as they would put an object down before losing their grip so that others would not notice their weakness in this area. [5]

Neptune conjunct Hyades: Keen intellect, learned, kind-hearted, sympathetic, scientific and philosophical interests, some inventive genius often connected with etheric waves, which will bring fame but not wealth, broad and unorthodox religious views, benefits from companies, favorable for domestic matters, not good for children, brothers or sisters, knowledge gained psychically, sudden death while engaged in important work. [1]

Vehlow recounts that “the Hyades with Neptune in the eighth house cause confused ideas, making ‘world saviors’ and leading to delusions of grandeur”, Vehlow wrote this before 1934. It is therefore hardly possible that he meant this to refer to Hitler in whose nativity Pluto is found in conjunction with the Hyades and nearby positioned is Neptune in the eighth house.” [3]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.188.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.19.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.37.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.25.

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

11 thoughts on “Hyades Star Cluster – The Rain Stars

  1. WOnderful post! So accurate. I am so fascinated by fixed stars.
    I have so many planets and asteroids in the area. I am successful in quick healing other people sorrows, traumas etc, skilled in writing. Scar on my nose, bad eyesight although corrected by exercise. Not receiving enough love In my youth. Not gay ( aka “evil disposition”)😀.
    Thank you

  2. I’ve got Jupiter conjunct this star, but like you said – if other stars/aspects have a stronger orb or more significance then they dominate. Because I would say the only truth here is ambitious and quarrels with immediate relatives, but definitely not dishonest. Jupiter’s on my ascendant. I could imagine myself being a military commander, but who knows – it may be different if I was put into the career from a young age. I’d rather be in command than shouted at in the military though. You you, from watching films like ‘Full Mental Jacket.’ I wouldn’t want to shout at people, but I do think that I would make a good leader and I’m a communicator. The commanders must enjoy shouting at people to be able to do it. It makes you wander what’s going through their heads. Very masculine, but maybe too masculine. It’s nice to have a balance in life with masculine and feminine energy whether you’re a man or woman. I like men who are in touch with their feelings and sensitive, caring and sweet. Oh I love those hind of guys. Apparently we’re attracted to whatever our Mars sign is, if woman. Venus for man. Do you reckon that’s true, Jamie? My Mars is in the constellation of Pisces and I find myself being attracted to the really sweet, slightly emotional and sensitive men who are caring. I can’t wait to meet a guy like that!

    • Not sure about that Katie. I think the Descendant related more strongly to our inner partner. Sure Mars is your passionate desire but more just physical than the whole package with the DC.

      • I meant that I couldn’t imagine myself being a commander. I need to start proof-reading before I tap the send button! Yeah, I know what you mean. Mars isn’t long-term (marriage). Descendant’s for the long haul.

        • Looks like Sun quincunx Mars would have an aversion to commanding. Apart from stellar influences there are no aspects suggesting bossing people around. Moon sextile MC is public popularity so you could win a popularity content or election.

          • Yeah, I let people do what they want, because I wouldn’t like someone telling me what to do. We should all be free to do what we want (good intentions and all). I’ll have to read about that aspect (the Sun and Mars), I haven’t read about it yet. A family friend was joking around the other day that I should go up for priminister – it’s because I’m always taking about politics to him (but we mostly have the same political views). Apparently moon opposite vertex has a public popularity effect? I have that aspect and was reading about a celebrity who has that. I can’t remember if it was Brad Pitt?

            • I just read the “quincunx aspect.” I don’t relate to it at all. Maybe something else in my chart outweighs that aspect. The moon isn’t aspecting my MC. It’s Mars that’s Sextile my MC. Was that some kind of joke putting “moon Sextile MC?”

            • Quincunx is a minor aspect but I though it would be relevant being the only aspect to your Sun.

            • Yes that Vertex aspect most likely does even though I have not heard of it or researched it. I do remember that Part of Fortune opposite a planet seems to bring good fortune too.

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