Procyon Star – Little Dog

Procyon is at 23°47′ Cancer with an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Procyon Astrology

Fixed Star Procyon

The Sun joins Procyon on July 18

Fixed star Procyon, Alpha Canis Minoris, is a bright white star with a faint yellow tinge in the body of the Lesser Dog, Canis Minor Constellation. The traditional name Procyon comes from the Greek word προκύον (prokyon), which means before the dog, since it precedes the “Dog Star” Sirius as it travels across the sky due to Earth’s rotation.

Degree*

20 ♋ 14
23 ♋ 13
25 ♋ 47
07 ♌ 20
07 ♌ 32

Fixed Star

Castor
Pollux
Procyon
Praesepe
Asellus Borealis

Orb

2°20′
2°30′
2°40′
1°00′
1°00′

Procyon Star Astrology

Fixed star Procyon is of the nature of Mercury and Mars. It gives activity, violence, sudden and violent malevolence, sudden preferment by exertion, elevation ending in disaster, danger of dog bites and hydrophobia, and makes its natives petulant, saucy, giddy, weak-natured, timid, unfortunate, proud, easily angered, careless and violent. Two cases are on record of death or injury by dog bite in which Procyon and Sirius are involved.

Agrippa1531 Canisminor.png  Procyon is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a cock, or three little maids. It gives the favor of the gods, spirits and men, power against witchcraft, and preserves the health. Rules the stone Achates, flowers of marigold, pennyroyal. [3]

Procyon is a very fortunate star; known to the Mesopotamians as ‘The Star of the Crossing of the Water – Dog’, as it lies near their River of Heaven, the Milky Way. Procyon foretold wealth and renown, and in all astrology has been much regarded, giving ‘Everlasting of the Right, and Good Effect’. Procyon has a Mars-Mercury nature and therefore makes people hasty, jealous, pig-headed. But it also confers will-power and ability to put thoughts and plans into action. According to tradition there is also a tendency to a hot temper and impudence. Rise and success are found with it, but fall from high position later, is indicated. Enterprises created in haste therefore do not last. People who “want to go through the wall with their head” only cause injury to themselves. Procyon gives drive and a good sharp mind. Linked with positive stellar bodies, success is made greater, but the native, in order to avoid a fiasco, has always to take care not to be imprudent. Especially dangerous is Procyon configured with Mars and Pluto. With the Sun, a valiant demeanor is indicated. [4]

Procyon rules just below the left eye in the human body. [5]

Procyon Star, Alpha Canis Minoris

Procyon Star, Alpha Canis Minoris [astropixels.com]

Procyon Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Procyon: Artful, crafty, dissembling, wealth by violence and rapine, lust, dissipation, waste and ruin, military preferment, quarrels, loss in trade or by servants. [3]

Sun conjunct Procyon: Great help from friends, gifts and legacies if not afflicted, military preferment after great struggles and expense. If rising or culminating, kingly preferment. [3]

Moon conjunct Procyon: Occult interests, restless, never remains long in one place, quarrels with friends, partners and employers. If at the same time the Sun and Mars be with Deneb Adige or Vega, above the earth, death from the bite of a mad dog. [3]

Mercury conjunct Procyon: Occult interest, minor position of management under Government, trouble and scandal through opposite sex, favorable for health and gain. [3]

Mercury conjunct Mars conjunct Procyon: These persons have difficulty in communicating with others. Their personality would be abrupt and course. As a child, the natives would resent their parents telling them what to do. They would be very resentful and leave home at an early age, never to return again. As parents, these individuals would be quite harsh and would not wish to be parents very long. They would allow their children to do whatever they wish and they would not bother to lead them or refine them in any way. They expect their children to leave home as soon as possible, and when they do not, they become brutal and harsh. As these individual grow older, they find themselves alone, but they continue to force their harsh and coarse manner on others. [5]

Venus conjunct Procyon: Many benefits from influential friends, associated with the Church, favorable for gain. [3] Donald Trump 0°42′

Mars conjunct Procyon: Cruelty, violence, scandal and slander, disgrace and ruin, danger of dog bites. [3]

Jupiter conjunct Procyon: Many journeys, trouble through relatives and the Church or law, help from friends. [3]

Saturn conjunct Procyon: Good judgment, high position of trust often in connection with land, may be adopted by aged couple from whom a good inheritance is obtained, benefits from elderly friends, good health, domestic harmony, marriage to one of higher station. [3] Donald Trump 1°14′

Uranus conjunct Procyon: Broad-minded, liberal, minister or speaker on religious and philosophical subjects, not limited to any definite creed, many friends among the people, favorable for domestic matters. [3]

Neptune conjunct Procyon: Sensitive and mediumistic, notorious through and luck in speculation, political interests, wealthy friends favorable for domestic matters, death from tumorous growth after unsuccessful operation leaving financial affairs involved. [3]

References

3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.191, 235.
4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.43.
6. Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 5, 317.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.55.

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

21 thoughts on “Procyon Star – Little Dog

  1. I am born July 20 1947 at 4:30 am in Boston ma. I was attacked and bitten by 2 German Shepherds on April 17 2005 at my front door. They came to my house after getting loose. My sun is 26 degrees 48 minutes. I have always had dogs. Procyon figures strongly in my life

  2. july 20th 1962, small terrier bit me on ankle as a boy, long fear of dogs well into adulthood ensued, ,my sun is 27and a half degrees Cancer

  3. sun is in 8th house, will i be lucky? especially with Sagittarius ascendant

  4. doesn’t it mean drive for success, which one achieves; followed by a fall due to rashness?

    • Good answer Grant. With all these stars that say fall from position, I think if you remain conscious about going too far then it can be avoided, and it depends on aspects to the MC or point in question.

    • Robson’s book says that it depends upon the planets involved. That would usually mean conjunctions and parallels. And the degree of success and fallin is extremely variable accordin to other factors. Without planets, it might not be seen at all.

  5. I have this star conjunct N asc… I rose quickly in my art field; was robbed by people working for me; and adore dogs…Have 2 scars on left thigh from dog bites… I didn’t have a ‘fall’ so to speak- but had to put my time and attention to very serious family illness- long term

    Sirius is conj my M mars

  6. Cancer is my rising sign at 25.47 so this star is in orb. I hope it brings me luck!

  7. Wait a minute. Do I follow ascendant conjunct this star which is horrible or do I go by sun conjunct Procyon which is much better? I was happy for a moment but now I’m confused.

    • You have Ascendant conjunct Procyon but don’t be scared by the shocking words that Robson used over a century ago. Things change depending on any aspects to your Ascendant.

    • The book says that the negative interpretations apply only where there is an affliction from the planets. And the extreme interpretations would be true only in extreme afflictions. This website perhaps left that out of the text.

      Also, Ivy Goldstein Jacobson said that a chart requires three indicators before you judge a statement to be true. Procyon is only one indicator. Also you have conflictin testimonies from sundry writers above. You have to know whether a planet is conjunct or parallel to Procyon in your chart. If that planet is lo’ward of the fifth or ninth house it gets one plus point. If it is a benefic it gets one plus point. If it is in its dignity it gets one plus point.

      A malefic planet gets one minus point. Lo’ward of the sixth, eighth, or twelfth house gets one minus point. Planet in its fallen sign gets one minus point.

      Reckon it up that way. Then you have two testimonies — the planet and the ascendant.

      Beyond that I will not go since you are not a student of mine.

      Erik the Vermilion

  8. I have procyon conjunct my Venus in the 4th house of cancer. I must be lucky right?

    • To me you simply have Venus conjunct fixed star Procyon because I do not use Houses or Signs. Sounds good to me!

  9. Robert Jansky published twelve books, one for each sign, with very thorough interpretations for the stars. More content than I have seen anywhere else. These are forgotten booklets and I wonder whether anybody would be able even to find any of them.

    Erik the Vermilion

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