Izar Star – The Veil

Izar is at 28°06′ Libra with an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Izar Star Astrology

Boötes Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Izar on October 20

Fixed star Izar, Epsilon Boötis, is a double pale orange and bluish-green star is the waist of the Plowman, Boötes Constellation.  The name Izar is derived from the Arabic for Veil. It has also been called Pulcherrima which is Latin for Loveliest.

In 1973, the Scottish astronomer and science fiction writer Duncan Lunan claimed to have managed to interpret a message caught in the 1920s by two Norwegian physicists that, according to his theory, came from a probe orbiting the Moon and sent there by the inhabitants of a planet orbiting Epsilon Boötis.The story was even reported in Time magazine. [1]


23 ♎ 50
24 ♎ 14
28 ♎ 06
03 ♏ 09
03 ♏ 48

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Izar Star Astrology

Of very deep meaning to us is the star Izar, ε Boötis. From long before present the constellation system was recognized, Epsilon Boötis was revered by ancient Peoples, especially in Africa and South America, as a star from which their ancestors had first come to this planet. Since it is 150 light years away, the story is unlikely to say the least. But it is quite uncanny that this binary star’s components are in relationships to each other almost exactly as Sun and Phaethon must have been before the Great Disaster began.

It is reasonable to suggest, then, that early astronomers discovered the kinship of the Izar binary to our own former state, and that their findings were announced by the media of the time, not as “This is like what we came from’, but ‘This is where we came from’. We can imagine the popular press doing the same now.

Fixed Star Izar Star Astrology

Izar Star, Epsilon Bootes [www.ocastronomers.org]

The notion certainly took very deep root in us for, while the name Izar is merely Arabic for girdle, its position on the figure, the word is frequently associated with Czar, Shah and other such terms for father-figure to the community.

Early western students of astrology confused the name Izar, which can be also be spelled Mizar, the Mirach, the name of β Andromedae, but this is in itself that kind of ‘inspired mistake’ which points again to the theme of Izar as a source of life to us, and a point from which to look forward, as we saw with β Andromedae itself. The result is that those with Izar strong for them do have both the keen interest in our origins, and a protective nature that wants to see us go safely on into our future development as a life species. Ptolemy did not apply himself to Izar, so far as we know, but a Saturn-Venus quality would seem entirely appropriate.

Izar Star Conjunctions

Mars conjunct Izar: Tony Abbott 0°06′.


1. Epsilon Boötis, Wikipedia.
2. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, 1988, p.142.

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

One thought on “Izar Star – The Veil

  1. It’s strange how ironic this universe can be! I haven’t read about this star in connection with my own chart but found it interesting to see that my natal moon is conjunct Izar by 0°02′ and I have natal Venus conjunct Saturn too! Hmm! 🔍

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