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

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Ras Elased Borealis at 21°26′ Leo has 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]

Constellation Leo

In mundane astrology Leo Constellation is associated with royal events especially the ascension or death of kings and queens, the election or death of heads of state, assassinations uprisings and massacres, currency and the stock exchange, the Vatican and European Union.

9th Arabic Manzil – Al-Tarf

Hinders harvest and travelers and causes discord.

With Moon: Plant, build, marry, but do not travel.

24th Chinese Xiù – 柳 (Liǔ) Willow

This mansion governs vegetation, sadness, tears, and suffering. It is unfavorable for everything. Not a good time to launch new projects, at the risk of losing your investments.

Ras Elased Borealis Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Muhammad Ali 1°05′

Midheaven conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Julian Assange 1°04′

Part of Fortune conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Celine Dion 1°09′

Moon conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Jeane Dixon 0°23′

Venus conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Dr. Phil McGraw 0°36′, George W. Bush 0°49′

Mars conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Boy George 0°26′, Amy Winehouse 0°39′

Jupiter conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Rudy Giuliani 0°36′

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

Uranus conjunct Ras Elased Borealis: Sean Penn 0°46′, George Clooney 0°47′


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.

4 thoughts on “Ras Elased Borealis Star – The Lion’s Head (North)

  1. My Venus and the asteroid karma are conjunct this star, what do you think this could mean? Thanks for your insight!

    • Hi Maria. Given you have such a sweet planet here I expect only the best side of this star to shine for you. Check out the preceding star to get more detail about it. Both stars act very much the same.

  2. Thanks Jamie, will let you know if something appears to confirm this! By the way do you still plan to do a piece on Pluto transit ascendant – I have that happening now (Capricorn 18degrees) and just gave up s job of 21 years…

  3. My son has this star almost exactly conjunct his ascendant……he has a lot of trouble with depression. Is there anything that could help?

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