Sabik Star – The Snake Handler’s Knee

Sabik is at 17°58′ Sagittarius with an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Sabik Star Astrology

Ophiuchus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Sabik on December 10

Fixed star Sabik, Eta Ophiuchi, is a 2.4 magnitude bluish white star located on the right knee of the Serpent Bearer, Ophiuchus Constellation. The name Sabik is of Arabic origin meaning preceding (knee?). Sabik is also a Filipino word meaning anxious. Sabik is the northern pole star of the planet Uranus.

Degree*

11 ♐ 58
16 ♐ 09
17 ♐ 58
22 ♐ 27
24 ♐ 01

Orb

1°40′
1°30′
2°00′
2°10′
2°00′

Sabik Star Astrology

Fixed star Sabik is of the nature of Saturn and Venus. It causes wastefulness, lost energy, perverted morals, and success in evil deeds. [1]

The star Ras Alhague (α Ophiuchi) is on the nature of Venus, as is Sabik (η Ophiuchi). But these stars have generally been associated with the excesses of this planet, portending perverted morals, mental depravity, and misfortune through women. [2]

Sabik, η Ophiuchi, on the Doctor’s right knee, is a word meaning Preceding, probably to indicate that this knee is ahead of the other. By longitude it is in very strong position, with the Head star of Hercules and Ophiuchus before and after it respectively. It continues the Saturn-Venus theme. [3]

Sabik rules two inches below the center of the left buttock in the human body. [4]

Constellation Ophiuchus is said to give a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature, unseen dangers, enmity and slander. Pliny said that it occasioned much mortality by poisoning. This constellation has also been called Aesculapius and held to rule medicines. [1]

Fixed Star Sabik Star Astrology

Sabik Star, Eta Ophiuchi [www.omninet.net.au]

Sabik Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Sabik: Sincere, honorable, scientific, religious and philosophical interests, unorthodox or heretical, moral courage. [1]

Moon conjunct Sabik: Secret enmity and jealousy, trouble through relatives, successful but not wealthy, success in breeding stock. [1]

Mercury conjunct Sabik: Injury from open enemies, little help from friends, failure in business, fairly good for gain but legal losses, scandal through relatives of marriage partner. [1]

Venus conjunct Sabik: Musical and artistic ability. [1]

Mars conjunct Sabik: Unorthodox or heretical religious views that may cause trouble, domestic disharmony, trouble through love affairs. [1]

Mars conjunct Jupiter conjunct Sabik: These natives are exceedingly lucky. They never have to pay back anything they do to others even if harmful. They can sift money from others with ease and never hav to pay it back, which would include employers, organizations or other individuals with whom they are involved. They would be the persons who manipulate the financial records of a company or organization in order to sift money from them, yet everybody absolutely trusts them. They are very cordial individuals who wine and dine the company or organization executives so they can continue sifting money for themselves without suspicion. They can get away with it for long periods of time as they are very good at this. By arranging sexual or other pleasures for everyone in their group, they have a free hand in taking what they need. In this way, they feel they earn their pay. [4]

Jupiter conjunct Sabik: Material success, preferment in Church or law but criticized, gain through large animals, trouble through relatives. [1]

Saturn conjunct Sabik: Industrious, persevering, economical, strong passions, trouble through some active indiscretion affecting whole life, trouble and disappointment in love affairs, secret help from female friends which may cause scandal, success especially in latter part of life in affairs of an earthy or Sagittarian nature, but little prominence. [1]

Uranus conjunct Sabik: Sincere, sober, retiring, melancholy, thoughtful, calm and patient in trouble, clergyman or associated with the Church, some physical disability, separated from friends and relatives, some great sorrow in the life, occupied in doing good but disappointed in results, rarely marries. [1]

Neptune conjunct Sabik: Highly sensitive, psychic strong will, prominent writer or speaker, success, many friend, favors from opposite sex, gifts and legacies used for scientific purposes, domestic harmony, sudden death in middle age from colds or consumption. [1]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.54, 199.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.157.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.109.

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

9 thoughts on “Sabik Star – The Snake Handler’s Knee

  1. If my natal neptune is at 19.54 Sagittarius (5 house), would it be in conjunction to Sabik?

    “Neptune conjunct Sabik: Highly sensitive, psychic strong will, prominent writer or speaker, success, many friend, favors from opposite sex, gifts and legacies used for scientific purposes, domestic harmony, sudden death in middle age from colds or consumption. ”

    Would all of this be related to the house in which is located? I mean for example highly sensitive, psychic strong in matters of the fifth house – romance, children, hobbies, creativity ….

    Thanks!

    • It’s a close thing with the 2 degree orb. Plus you have to take away the precession correction value from it’s year 2000 position. For example, if you were born in 1980 then you would have to minus 17′. leaving Sabik at 17°41′. Also, Any fixed star conjunction will play out through the planet, not a house which is an imaginary human construct. Any effect houses do have is based on the energy of communal human imagination, or brainwashing.

  2. My AC is 1: 21’27 Scorpio 2: 17’53 Sagittarius 3: 8’53 Capricorn

    Does that mean my second house is affected? Looks like it’s sitting right on Sabik. I lost everything a few years ago (dark night of the soul) so could that be why?

    Do you think the SUN joining Sabik will be a positive force? Snakes like to BASK in the sun right? Perhaps my time in the sun has finally come! 😉

    Also, is it often that the SUN joins Sabik? Sorry lots of questions, I am fascinated by the fixed stars-
    Thank you for this article, really glad I saw it

    QB 🙂

    • Hi Queenie, house cusps other then the cardinal axis’are not affected by fixed stars. Check out your Ascendant conjunct Rasalhague. Very interesting considering your interest in snakes. And yes, Sun on Sabik is a good influence. Gals to see the stars have tweaked your interest!

  3. Does that mean I’m a bit of a snake charmer O.O …that explains a lot!!! (I also have Alphard in my chart) – and tend fall in love with people that have addictions, though I don’t have any (except for coffee!!) This stuff is so fascinating- much to learn. Thanks for taking the time to reply, much appreciated! 🙂

    • When there is no specific interpretation I stick to the general description, in this case applying it to your partners.

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