Rigel Star – Orion’s Left Foot

Rigel is at 16°50′ Gemini with an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Rigel Star Astrology

Orion Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Rigel on June 7

Fixed star Rigel, Beta Orionis, is a 0.1 magnitude bluish triple star system situated on the left foot of the Hunter, Orion Constellation. The modern name Rigel and traditional name Jauzah both come from the Arabic phrase Rijl Jauzah al Yusrā which means the left leg (foot) of Jauzah. Rigl means foot and Jauzah means Orion. The rarer name for the star, Algebar or Elgebar, comes from the Arabic phrase رجل الجبار (riǧl al-ǧabbār) which means the foot of the great one.

Degree*

09 ♊ 47
15 ♊ 17
16 ♊ 50
20 ♊ 57
21 ♊ 51

Orb

2°30′
2°00′
2°40′
2°20′
2°40′

Rigel Star Astrology

Fixed star Rigel is of the nature of Jupiter and Saturn. It gives benevolence, honor, riches, happiness, glory, renown and inventive or mechanical ability. [1]

The star Rigel gives splendor, honor, riches, and happiness to those who are born under it. It is seen that while the constellation may indicate a bad influence, such as those who are foolish and impious, the individual star portends all those who are apt to be self-reliant persons whose success will give them riches and eminence. [2]

Rigel on the Left Knee, in the constellation of Orion corresponds to a Mars-Jupiter combination. Tradition regarding the influence of Rigel is quite contradictory, implying again that the cosmogram must be fully analyzed. With this Mars-Jupiter nature, Rigel has particular meaning when found in charts of government officials, military people, politicians, leaders of political parties, barristers and priests. [3]

The first star in Orion is β Orionis, Rigel (pronounced Rizhel) and meaning the Foot. It is his forward foot, nearest to the bull. Classed by Ptolemy as Jupiter-Mars, it invariably shows a character that will take on anything before it, but such a person does have to be careful that their courage is used with wisdom and sincere purpose if they are not to be painfully stung for flaunting bravado for the sake of vanity. [4]

Rigel rules the center of the breastbone in the human body. [5]

Constellation Orion is the most important constellation in the heavens outside the zodiac. In judicial astrology this is the constellation of war. In the Middle Ages this constellation was said to be a direful influence to agriculture, being the “the veri cuttrhrote of cattle” and presaging violent storms and much rain. In genethiacal charts the indications are for arrogance, rebellion, strength, and courage. Tetrabiblos lists the stars in the shoulder of Orion to have a nature similar to that of Mars and Mercury, and the other bright stars in the constellation to be similar to the natures of Jupiter and Saturn. [2]

According to Ptolemy the bright stars with the exception of Betelgeuse and Bellatrix are like Jupiter and Saturn. It is said to give a strong and dignified nature, self-confidence, inconstancy, arrogance, violence, impiety, prosperity in trade and particularly by voyages or abroad, but danger of treachery and poison. It was thought by the Romans to be very harmful to cattle and productive of storms. [1]

Rigel Star, Beta Orionis

Rigel Star, Beta Orionis [it.wikipedia.org]

Rigel Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Rigel: Good fortune, preferment, riches, great and lasting honors. [1]

Quick rise in life is promised on account of a strong, inherent will power, love of action, and a lucky hand in enterprise. A continuous battle to retain an acquired position has to be waged. This fight at the same time stimulates an increase in vigor. Even in spite of unhelpful aspects, success and reaching the set aim can be secured by this powerful concentration. If however the native is not cautious or has an attack of weakness, failure and disappointments, a fall from success will follow. [3]

Midheaven conjunct Rigel: Great military or ecclesiastical preferment, anger, vexation, magnanimity, much gain acquired by labor and mental anxiety, lasting honors. [1]

Quick rise in life is promised on account of a strong, inherent will power, love of action, and a lucky hand in enterprise. A continuous battle to retain an acquired position has to be waged. This fight at the same time stimulates an increase in vigor. Even in spite of unhelpful aspects, success and reaching the set aim can be secured by this powerful concentration. If however the native is not cautious or has an attack of weakness, failure and disappointments, a fall from success will follow. [3]

Sun conjunct Rigel: Bold, courageous, insolent, unruly temper, hasty actions, bloodshed, many enemies, great good fortune, military success. [1]

Quick rise in life is promised on account of a strong, inherent will power, love of action, and a lucky hand in enterprise. A continuous battle to retain an acquired position has to be waged. This fight at the same time stimulates an increase in vigor. Even in spite of unhelpful aspects, success and reaching the set aim can be secured by this powerful concentration. If however the native is not cautious or has an attack of weakness, failure and disappointments, a fall from success will follow. [3]

Moon conjunct Rigel: Much worry and disappointment, injuries to life and fortune, sickness, ill-health or death to wife or mother. [1]

Quick rise in life is promised on account of a strong, inherent will power, love of action, and a lucky hand in enterprise. A continuous battle to retain an acquired position has to be waged. This fight at the same time stimulates an increase in vigor. Even in spite of unhelpful aspects, success and reaching the set aim can be secured by this powerful concentration. If however the native is not cautious or has an attack of weakness, failure and disappointments, a fall from success will follow. [3]

Mercury conjunct Rigel: Scientific, prominent position in connection with Mercurial matters or in science. [1]

This planet does not go to any extremes at this point and there is no health problem or disease with this configuration; however, it does create a person who is very high-strung. It is not serious, nor is it necessarily of long duration. The entire nervous system is stimulated, causing a very rapid and even-flowing energy throughout the nervous system and mental thought patterns. These are persons who can sell anything to anyone. They usually speak rapidly; are very bright, and people enjoy listening to them. They are thus able to be persuasive in any area they wish to apply their communicative ability. [5]

Venus conjunct Rigel: Honors or favors in middle life, good and influential marriage especially if female. [1]

Mars conjunct Rigel: Unruly, ingenious occupied with mechanical matters, great military preferment. [1]

This brings out a more ruthless type of individual. These people can sell anything, even those things they do not own or have on hand to sell. This point is a gift, but with Mars on this degree they take advantage of others and thus use it unwisely. The entire nervous system is stimulated, causing a very rapid and even-flowing energy throughout the nervous system and mental thought patterns. These are persons who can sell anything to anyone. They usually speak rapidly; are very bright, and people enjoy listening to them. They are thus able to be persuasive in any area they wish to apply their communicative ability. [5]

Jupiter conjunct Rigel: Great legal or ecclesiastical preferment, many journeys, benefits from foreign affairs, favorable for marriage. [1]

Saturn conjunct Rigel: Benefits from elderly people, clergy and lawyers, just, discriminating, good for legacy and inheritance, domestic harmony, good health, long life. [1]

Uranus conjunct Rigel: Scientific, romantic, interested in antiquities, fame through historical or geological discoveries, probably in an unexplored country, friendships formed in a peculiar way abroad, many adventures and narrow escapes, early love disappointment, favorable for marriage after 30, death through some trivial accident abroad. [1]

This brings out the higher vibrations of the individual. It would be the person who pursues those causes that would help their society in a humane way. Or it can be one who would take a stand on an issue to back up those who are unable to stand up for themselves. The entire nervous system is stimulated, causing a very rapid and even-flowing energy throughout the nervous system and mental thought patterns. These are persons who can sell anything to anyone. They usually speak rapidly; are very bright, and people enjoy listening to them. They are thus able to be persuasive in any area they wish to apply their communicative ability. [5]

Neptune conjunct Rigel: Kind, energetic, scholarly and active mind, position under Government or at the head of some learned institution, cautious, reserved, resourceful, prompt, diplomatic, occult interests, success, public prominence, domestic harmony, natural death. [1]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.55, 197.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.59.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.24.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.134.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.28.

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

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