Phact Star – The Dove

Phact is at 22°10′ Gemini with an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Phact Star Astrology

Columba Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Phact on June 12

Fixed star Phact, Alpha Columbae, is a 2.6 magnitude star in the body of the Dove, Columba Constellation. The traditional name Phact comes from the Arabic word ألفاجتة (fākh(i)tah) which means ring-dove.

Degree*

20 ♊ 57
21 ♊ 51
22 ♊ 10
22 ♊ 24
22 ♊ 35

Orb

2°20′
2°40′
2°00′
2°10′
2°20′

Phact Star Astrology

Fixed star Phact is of the nature of Venus and Mercury. It gives beneficence, hopefulness and good fortune. Situated at the base of the right wing of the Dove. Said to be from Had’ar, Ground, or Fached, the Thigh.[1]

Wezen, with the nature of Mercury, is linked together with Phact in astrological lore. These two stars are called the Good Messengers, or the harbingers of good news. Phact, of course, is one of the members of the Egyptian “X”. By itself it gives beneficence, hopefulness, and good fortune. [2]

Phact corresponds to the nature of Mercury-Venus, with a touch of Uranus. This fixed star in a good conjunction gives an appreciation for form and rhythm as well as artistic talents, and also ardent interest in science. Phact near the Sun is found in the cosmograms of the great mathematician Newton and the composer Richard Strauss. This fixed star gives a touch of genius and mediumship, and it is assumed it will gain importance with the beginning of the Aquarian Age. [3]

Columba, The Dove, is sometimes called Noah’s Dove. One star alone is prominent, the α of the figure, its name Phact, from an Arabic word for Earth, which long precedes its inclusion in Columba. Phact is a Venus-Mercury star, as we should hope for in a Dove but actually a remarkable piece of premonition by Ptolemy! It may be seen as exercising a moderating influence on the Mars-Mercury Capella, with which it is nearly conjunct. [4]

Phact rules the bronchial air sacs in the human body. [5]

Constellation Columba gives a gentle, kind, timid, innocent and self-sacrificing nature, together with strength of spirit. Bringers of good news. First recognized by Royer in 1679, but in existence some years before. It represents the dove sent by Noah from the Ark. [1]

Phact Star, Alpha Columbae

Phact Star, Alpha Columbae [wiki.astro.com]

Phact Star Conjunctions

Venus conjunct Phact: This position does not represent problems. Here is a kindhearted person who usually has a nice thing to say about almost everybody. This gives the person a pleasant way of communicating with others. [5]

Saturn conjunct Phact: This creates difficulties in the bronchial area as it restricts the oxygen supply. These are individuals who are diagnosed as asthmatics. They have difficulty catching their breath; however, it is not asthma causing this problem. It is a disorder that is similar to asthma. The difficulty lies in the circulation of air within the breathing mechanisms. There is instability at this point which does not allow air to flow freely. [5]

Uranus conjunct Phact: This causes spasms with respect to the air sacs and the heart. The spasms are usually between the heart and the bronchial area. When under stress, these persons experience a type of feeling that is similar to indigestion. It is a discomfort, and generally is not diagnosed properly. The air flow is disturbed when breathing thus causing sharp pains through the chest. [5]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.39, 181.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.66.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.27.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.174.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.32.

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

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