Regulus Star – The Lion’s Heart

Regulus is at 29°50′ Leo with an orb of 2°30′

Fixed Star Regulus Star Astrology

Leo Constellation [Stellarium]

Fixed star Regulus, Alpha Leonis, is a white and ultramarine star in the heart of the Lion, constellation Leo.


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Fixed Star

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Regulus Star Astrology

Fixed star Regulus is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter. It gives violence, destructiveness, military honor of short duration, with ultimate failure, imprisonment, violent death, success, high and lofty ideals and strength of spirit, and makes its natives magnanimous, grandly liberal, generous, ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command, high-spirited and independent.

From Regulus, a Little King, and often called Cor Leonis, the Lion’s Heart, and symbolically the Crushing Foot. It was one of the four Archangel stars, Royal Stars of the Persians in 3,000 B.C., when, as Watcher of the North, it marked the summer solstice.

Agrippa1531 corLeonis.png  Regulus is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a lion, cat, or an honorable person seated in a chair. It makes the wearer temperate, gives favor and appeases wrath. Rules granite, sallendine, mugwort and mastic. [1]

“It may convey royal properties, noble mind, frankness, courage. The importance of this star is accentuated by its nearness to the ecliptic. Its effect is in the best sense that of Jupiter and Mars. On the Ascendant, it will give a courageous and frank character, especially if in conjunction with the Sun, Moon, Jupiter or Mercury. Positioned on the MC, Regulus will raise the native to high positions in life, positions far exceeding the environment the native was born into. On the MC it is not only a good omen for a military career, but also for careers connected with the public, such as lawyers, civil servants, bankers and the clergy, especially if Regulus is also in conjunction with the Sun or Moon or with a benefic stellar body. According to tradition, Regulus conjunct MC will bring with it connections with rulers, honorable people or famous people. If the cosmogram as a whole points to this possibility, Jupiter conjunct Regulus is one of the best configurations for success. People like this can reach high positions, positions of trust, preferment and favors; fortunes. Riches and power could fall to these natives easily. Elsbeth Ebertin had this star near the MC. An old saying goes that Regulus in the 10th house ‘makes astrologers to kings. people in high positions and noble men’. Naturally not everyone who has this configuration will make a ‘Royal Astrologer’ even if he has the necessary knowledge and capabilities. But with Frau Ebertin, this rule was borne out. During the first world war, her book ‘Royal Nativities’ was published. There followed commissions from royal houses and ruling industrialists. Elsbeth Ebertin studied historical events with the planetary configurations in each case and came to the following conclusion; ‘when Mars or Saturn are in conjunction with Regulus, especially exciting events are always recorded e.g. assassinations, coup d’états, revolutions, revolts, demonstrations, overthrow of heads of state and similar events’.” [2]

Regulus rules two inches below the top of the kidneys in the human body. [3]

Regulus Star, Alpha Leonis

Regulus Star, Alpha Leonis []

Regulus Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Regulus: Great honor and wealth, but violence and trouble, sickness, fevers, acute disease, benefits seldom last, favor of the great, victory over enemies and scandal. The 145th Consideration of Guido Bonnets is as follows: -” That thou see in Diurnal Nativities whether Cor Leonis be in the Ascendant, that is to say, in the Oriental Line or above it one degree or below it three degrees; or whether it be in the tenth in like degrees, without the Conjunction or Aspect of any of the Fortunes, for this alone signifies that the Native shall be a person of great note and power, too much exalted, and attain to high preferment and honors, although descended from the meanest parents. And, if any of the Fortunes behold that place also, his glory shall be the more increased; but, if the Nativity be nocturnal, his fortune will be somewhat meaner, but not much; but if the Infortunes cast their aspects there it will still be more mean; but if the Fortunes behold it also they will augment the good promised a fourth part, and mitigate the evil as much; yet still, whatever of all this happens, it signifies that the Native shall die an unhappy death; or at least that all his honors, greatness and power shall at last suffer an eclipse and set in a cloud. [1]

Midheaven conjunct Regulus: Honor, preferment, good fortune, high office under Government, military success. If with Sun, Moon or Jupiter, great honor and ample fortune. [1]

Sun conjunct Regulus: Power, authority, great influence over friends, honor and riches, but violence, trouble and ultimate disgrace and ruin, sickness, fevers, benefits seldom last. [1]

Sun conjunct Mars conjunct Regulus: This does create quite a problem. These natives are like pompous kings strutting around and showing their importance. They are always in a position of authority, and they demand total recognition for their achievements and abilities. They like to catch others off guard and show off their superiority. They do not know what the word “humble” means. Their drive and needs are extreme and overpowering. They strive to go to the very top in the military. These individuals are simply out of touch with everything except for the acknowledgement of their authority.

The Sun and Mars in conjunction here does affect the health. These persons have too much energy pumping through the heart, and later on in life when they  no longer have the vitality to feed this, the heart loses some of its elasticity and strength at which time a critical pointis reached. Only a few make it past sixty years of age. They could increase their lifespan if they learn to be humble, but they would have to start early in life. [2]

Moon conjunct Regulus: Occult interests, powerful friends, danger from enemies and false friends, gain by speculation, public prominence, great power, honor, wealth, benefits seldom last, violence, trouble and sickness. Make women high spirited and independent. If at the same time the Sun is with the Dragon’s Head in Gemini, or Jupiter is in the 10th house in trine to Mars and the Sun is with the Dragon’s Head, great preferment even from the lowest sphere to high rank. [1]

Mercury conjunct Regulus: Honorable, just, popular, generosity abused by opponents, fame, gain through high position. [1]

Venus conjunct Regulus: Many disappointments, unexpected happenings, violent attachments, trouble through love affairs. [1]

Mars conjunct Regulus: Honor, fame, strong character public prominence, high military command. [1]


This is one who takes command and gives orders. These persons work well in the miltary and can achieve high goals and honors here. The commanding personality extends even to their love life, since everyone is merely a stepping stone for their pleasures and ego. [3]

Jupiter conjunct Regulus: Fame, high preferment, especially of a military nature, success in the Church. [1]

Saturn conjunct Regulus: Just, friends among clergy, success in Church or law, scholarly, wealth, gain through speculation, companies and friends, high position, proud of home and family, good health, heart trouble at end of life. If angular and especially if rising or culminating, public honor and credit. If Mars be with the Pleiades, violent death in a tumult. [1]

Uranus conjunct Regulus: Energetic, ambitious, successful, may be unjust or dishonorable, self-aggrandizement, high official position, panders to aristocracy, associated with religion for business purposes, gain through speculation and companies, favorable for marriage, sorrow through death of daughter and disappointment through a son; friends become enemies at end of life, may retire and live in seclusion, violent death through accident or assassination. [1]

There persons strive to be leaders and almost make it to the top of their objective. They like to be in government positions in order to control masses of people. Support comes their way on the road to success, but just when they begin to feel the glory of success, someone causes their downfall. Something always happens so that they lose the confidence of their superiors, or the public will lose confidence in the individual. This happens abruptly and with surprise, and of course, affects the ego tremendously. [3]

Neptune conjunct Regulus: Prominent leader, lawgiver, diplomatic, strong character, control over others, influential friends, few if any enemies, domestic harmony, natural death in old age. [1]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.195, 235
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.51.
3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.67.

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


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14 thoughts on “Regulus Star – The Lion’s Heart

  1. Jamie ~

    Certainly, tight orbs are in order for the interpretation of stars with other planets. It’s also traditional to only consider a stars’ “light” via conjunction (or maybe opposition) with another planet. Do you consider a stars’ aspects beyond conjunctions/oppositions ?

    Regulus interests me because I have so many close-ones and astrological consorts with Leo rising, therefore Regulus in their 1st house. With Regulus very near (but not exact on) my MC, I deign I am meant to meet in board-rooms to promote and negotiate tacticals with the Regulan 1st housers for obvious reasons. Some of us easily come to terms regarding shared objectives; some of us must ultimately agree to disagree, but do so with mutual respect.

    I have difficulty discerning whether it’s the Leo rising, or the combination with Regulus in the first that attracts me to this ken. In all cases, I respect a similar clarity of intention and devotion amongst them all, which they don’t necessarily recognize in themselves. They attract the good will of others, by offering it of themselves in a most matter-of-fact manner. Unlike a Leo Sun or MC, these “Regulans” are most unconscious of the aura of self-dignity they project.

    My son has Regulus 1st house at a yod apex from Saturn 8th sextile Uranus 6th. Uranus is also conjunct Neptune. I know you don’t cater to houses, so I’ll keep this thought strictly to the aspects between the points. He’s full of himself. And what he’s most full of is devotion to others as satisfaction for himself. He will bend over backwards and twist himself like Gumby into a pretzel if necessary (Saturn) to negotiate a peaceable solution (Regulus) to a human problem (Uranus-Neptune). He is chiefly able to accomplish these harmonies with no damage to himself, and in all humility was recently honored by his high school graduating class as the “Glue-stick”.

    He can not bare to be embarrassed, and won’t tolerate any act that embarrasses another. I have seen his indignance in action; have replaced the broken door and the slammed lap-top when his sense of “right” was wronged. I failed to note a transit to Regulus at those times, but wasn’t looking for it then. What I noted was transits to his Uranus-Neptune position, not realizing Regulus was involved in a yod therefrom.

    He wears a blanket draped around himself in the house between public appearances. He’s done so since he was 4 years old. No pajamas, merely a simple robe.

    My Regulan Son.

    • I generally only use conjunctions, but it’s worth taking note of your transits for other aspects. Say transiting Pluto was trine your Sun, then I would take into consideration the fixed star which transiting Pluto is currently on. It will add it’s flavor to the transit.

      It’s normal for your boy to be a bit hot headed. Regulus peeps need to feel strong and confident in order to function properly. Any ridicule or disloyalty hurts bad and they can lash out.

      Though transiting Neptune opposite Regulus a year or so ago did seem to tame this adrenalin pumped ego down a bit, weakened it actually. Us Regulus ego maniacs now have to work on channelling the primal energy into a more spiritual form.

  2. Hi, I´ve got Regulus con my mercurius in teh 3 rd house sextile Jupiter to the 5 t house?

  3. Jamie conspicuous by his absence – Pluto!
    yes I have Pluto at this degree … feels heavy .. volatile ,,, and Mars sun .
    Gawd I hope I don’t implode !! lol

  4. I have it conjunct sun opposing asc and my love life has been a series of assasinations, coup d’etats, revolts and revolutions… then add to it a serious mutiny on the high seas with the neptune opposition a couple of years ago…. does anyone feel sorry for me?

    oh well i may have a book in me…at least i havent been bored!

    on the asc is it the antithesis of wealth?

  5. I have Regulus (29°15) conjunct Pluto (Virgo 2°11’45”), opposite Chiron (27°15), and sextile my Sun. But Venus ( Leo 22°32′), which is further away from Regulus seems to have more of an effect, without the violence, though. Would there be a reason for that? The opposition from Chiron maybe?

    • Mine, conjs. Regulus as well, both being on 2nd H. And opposes my natal Lillith on the 8th H. Not a very funny ride, for sure!

      Have difficulties to interpret now a days. Have been clinging to oracles and I just obey (or try: look, they told me that we are very near from the times where metabolisms are going to be quickened… and there i go to the movies, where I find some solace and some evasión -like an addiction- when things go rough with so many things to accomplish. And I eat the big package of pop corn, diet coke and a chocolate, like mad! hihihi!).

      So, obeying the best I can, with many things to do and doing the best, which does not reach my Virgo standards, I try to love myself and find the time to accept me… :)



  6. Hi… Why is there no explanation of IC conjunct Regulus? Is it insignificant? Or is it along the lines of the MC conj. Reg effect but in the “home” arena? This might be a silly guess, sorry, but really curious as my IC is 29 Leo, so pretty much exact conjunct Reg… any thoughts on that one? THANK YOU!!!

    • Helena,

      Am doing a reading for a young woman who has Regulus exactly conjunct her Lilith in the 10th House. Am not sure if she’s going to become the reigning queen of what she does for a living – she’s young but successful and entrepeneurial – or something more sinister with this conjunction. The orb is quite tight. At any rate, as an astrologer, and someone who has the same aspect with Mars conj. Regulus on the IC between Pluto at 6 degrees Virgo – I’m quite the ruler of my surroundings, especially the home. I can be as extreme as a despot. My way or the highway. My family resents me to no end for this quality – but I’m always right and it’s always for the best in the long run. LOL. How militaristic did that sound?

      Am sure Mars and Pluto color the way I manifest that star’s power. But it is one of the most powerful luminaries out there and it boasts of fame and fortune by virtue of militaristic honors – for it’s energy is that of Jupiter and Mars combined. Perhaps the other comments can illuminate you more. But if I’m reading it – any star – especially one so powerful (Robson gives it a 5 degree orb!!!!) – conjunct such an important point like the IC, would mean you’re your own royal Queen, especially behind closed doors. I think we seem to take our IC out on ourselves, but in private.

      It’s not like the Ascendant, out front and in public for all to see. Nor the Descendant through others, especially significant others. Or the MH, through the public in the biggest way.

      A great website you may want to check-out is Marina is the writer and a young astrologer, although she really knows her way around the stars. You can also start a conversation there (it’s out of London) where I believe the blogger’s are students or experienced astrologers which may have a better take than me.

      Also, if you google the older astrologers, like Vivian Robson, you could get great interps on all of the stars. The only thing we all need to consider is that Regulus moved from the constellation Leo to Virgo, quite recently.

      I’m not so sure it has the same star quality it did in Leo. But am a novice in comparison to the aforementioned people. Am learning about fixed stars late in my career, since nobody ever covered them in my astrology classes in New York in the late 1990’s.

      Feel free to email me if you need guidance to other stellar blogs that I have huge respect for. But Marina at Darkstar is the Queen of Fixed Stars today. Best of luck!!! :)


      • Thanks George! Ha. Speaking of Lilith, mine is conjunct my DC…. another one to seek explanation for, I guess – as I’m still not seeing how that one’s playing out…Anyhow, about the Reg-IC, somehow I feel that everything militaristic and super powerful you mention about your IC situation has to do with your Mars and Pluto, not necessarily IC on Regulus – as you said yourself. I have none of those power planets around it…although my Sun is there actually, on 24 Leo. Hmmm. Don’t know if that’s too far but according to V. Robson you mention – it’s still influencing me…and frankly not sure how that makes me feel given Jamie’s write up above (some benefits but really violence, trouble, ultimate disgrace, ruin, sickness, fevers….OUCH!)
        Not sure that I understand if Reg moving to Virgo has any effect on my natal IC on the 29degLeo…? I thought it didn’t. And yes, Marina…I do read her quite regularly.
        Thanks again for your input. I might email you as well!

  7. That’s interesting Helena. So you’re saying Regulus on your IC has manifested in a big (Jupiter) way with aggression (Mars)? Without looking at your chart as a whole, it’s a bit tough to decipher. But everyone underestimates the kinetic power of Mars. Yes, the other planets are significant, but without the Martian touch, they seem less explosive. Even evil Pluto right now drags on and on forever. There’s nothing like an appearance by Mars to give him a good punch in the jaw. Am a cancer D2 and have begged Jamie to illuminate me about this Pluto opp my decan more and more, but his cool silence answers my question about the torture I’ve endured and will endure til 2018. Life stopped for me in 2012. No joke. Pluto wiped out EVERYTHING- including an accident to my actor/model face. Now, can I get my life back or do I transform into a phantom of the opera existence? It’s a living death because being social is like oxygen to me. Am just not confident anymore. Back to you, Lilith has always spooked me. Remember her legend, as Adam’s first wife who bolted on him. I’ve seen planets on the descendant play out like this: either you’re meeting your share of darkly attractive, but super manipulative women who convince you to do things that go against your grain. Or because of the opposition to the ascendant, there’s a side of you – the darker side we all have – that you project onto other people, then feel guilty about it later. Lilith is the ultimate seductress, but her selfishness is her undoing. Funny, that would square your Regulus, so if Lilith is conjunction your descendant from the sixth house, it will manifest through health. From the seventh, through partners. Oh, and yes, Regulus progressed to Virgo moves the show forward. Am not sure anyone’s covered it yet, but a Leo progressed to Virgo is like the comic hero Superman turning into Clark Kent. Same powers, but the bravado is much more calculated. Like an undercover spy. It’s still conjunct your 29 degree Leo IC, but what do you have in early Virgo? That will be ignited. Please feel free to email me, but we should pressure Jamie to do a fixed star course and sell it on MP3. Especially because these incredibly potent power mongers are progressing since last recorded in 1925. Progressions change the color of the original sign. So yes, yes, yes it makes a difference. My email is Today, unfortunately, is my Solar Return, with a full Capricorn Moon conjunct this ice cold Pluto. The Moon is in it’s detriment in Cap. I can only turn to Mars for help. It just entered Cancer. But it will mean war on my part to earn what I need. It’s just after the Pluto opp Sun and Uranus square Sun, my fighting days are numbered. It was a cosmic rape. That bad. Hopefully, the promise of transformation of Scorpionic Pluto will come true. And I’ll resurrect from what it wiped out. Lol. Thank God I have a sense of humor about it. But, had I known in advance this would be so brutal, I would have definitely built a safety shelter. Like a nuclear bomb one. Ugh. :)

  8. Dear Jamie, thanks for this exciting article. My Jupiter is at 29.59″ Leo and my regulus at 29.58″ (!!!) conjunct in my natal chart in 9th house. I still didn’t catch what exactly really means, I suppose I’m predestined for spiritual success?

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