Ras Elased Borealis Star – The Lion’s Head (North)

Ras Elased Borealis is at 21°26′ Leo with an orb of 1°10′
Fixed Star Ras Elased Borealis Astrology

Leo Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ras Elased Borealis on August 13

Ras Elased Borealis is an orange star in the head of the Lion, constellation Leo.  Alshemali is another name, both of which come from the Arabic for the northern star of the lion’s head. The astronomical classification for the fixed star is Mu Leonis.


19 ♌ 26
20 ♌ 42
21 ♌ 26
27 ♌ 17
27 ♌ 34

Fixed Star

Ras Elased Aus.
Ras Elased Bor.



Ras Elased Borealis Star Astrology

“Of the nature of Saturn and Mars, and has been called “He who rends.” It gives a bold, bombastic, cruel, heartless, brutish and destructive nature, but artistic appreciation and power of expression.” [1]

“These star in the Lion’s head; ε Leo, Ras Elased Australis, and μ Ras Elased Borealis; are said to indicate those with an appreciation for language and a power of expression, but also those who may be heartless and cruel.” [2]

“Credited with properties such as conveying higher spiritual gifts of the Logos to those men who are able to conceive them. In primitive natives, this star may become a danger, if bound up with a poorly placed Saturn or Neptune, severe psychological depressions are indicated and possibly even suicide. In conjunction with a ‘strongly’ placed Mars, the Lion’s Head will make for feverish diseases and if conjunct with Uranus, dangers of accidents are present. Bismarck had this fixed star positioned exactly conjunct his Ascendant; this fact as well as the part played by other configurations gave this chancellor his mental superiority.” [3]

This star is not used as much in astrology as Ras Elased Australis. I used though, it gives the quality of looking carefully at a situation before forging ahead into it. [4]

Ras Elased Borealis Star Conjunctions

Saturn conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Hillary Clinton 0°37′.


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.123.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.32.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.50.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.60.

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

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