Sadachbia Star – Lucky Star of Hidden Things

Sadachbia is at 06°43′ Pisces with an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Sadachbia Star Astrology

Aquarius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Sadachbia on February 25

Fixed star Sadachbia, Gamma Aquarii, is a 3.9 magnitude greenish star in the right arm of the Water Bearer, Aquarius Constellation. The traditional name Sadachbia comes from the Arabic expression سعد الأخبية (sa‘d al-’axbiyah) which means luck of the homes (tents). Another Arabic name was أول ألأجبية (awwil al ahbiyah) which means the first of luck of the homes (tents), the Latin translation being Prima Tabernaculorum.

Degree*

03 ♓ 53
05 ♓ 20
06 ♓ 43
08 ♓ 52
15 ♓ 19

Fixed Star

Fomalhaut
Deneb Adige
Sadachbia
Skat
Achernar

Orb

2°30′
2°30′
1°30′
1°40′
2°40′

Sadachbia Star Astrology

Fixed star Sadachbia is also called the “The Lucky Star of Hidden Things”. In horary it indicates the ability to discover that which is hidden or lost, especially when the star is emerging from the Sun’s rays (i.e. helical rising). [2]

Sadachbia, γ Aquarii, is yet another lesser-known star, astrologically, but this one really does deserve some attention. The name, in which the ‘ach’ is pronounced as if in German, not like ‘atch’ in English, is a poor rendering from the Arabic: Al Sa’as al Ahbiyah, ‘The Lucky One for Hidden Things, or for Tent-dwellers. Ahbiyah is the plural of a word once common for a tent but also meaning a place of seclusion.

It is said that, when the Sun rises conjunct this star, about February 25th, then all the worms and insects come out of their winter holes, and tent dwellers can move to their Spring pasture-lands. That is the warmer climes of Arabia, of course, not London or New York.

The meaning we find in this star is as an indicator of the right time for making moves, entering upon new ventures, and a likelihood of general success in enterprises if Sadachbia be well placed and aspected on the horoscope. Ptolemy did not record a planet simile for it but something like Venus-Mercury would fit quite well. He gave the same to Deneb Adige, Tail of the Swan, α Cygni, which precedes it by 1°40’or so, and likewise has connotations of ‘time to move on’. [3]

Sadachbia Star, Gamma Aquarii

Sadachbia Star, Gamma Aquarii [www.vedicsociety.org]

Constellation Aquarius appears to have some rule over the virtue of temperance. The beauty of Ganymedes and his flight through the air also link it to the ideas of personal charm and aviation with which it is certainly connected. [1]

The constellation of Aquarius is traditionally the place of good fortune. It indicates full-flowing rivers and springs and portends a sufficient amount of water for agricultural requirements. When in mutatine rising (Sun in 12th house conjunct Ascendant) or in vespertine setting (Sun in the 7th house conjunct Descendant) aspect to the Sun the indication is for rains (but not floods). In medieval astrology Saturn in the constellation of Aquarius meant that mankind was completely dominated by this planet. While none of the named stars are of the Saturnian spectra, the house of Saturn can be expected to exert its influence throughout the constellation. [2]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.28.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.51.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.111.

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

5 thoughts on “Sadachbia Star – Lucky Star of Hidden Things

    • Wow Paul, I rarely see such exact star conjunctions. I hope it has translated as some good fortune in your life.

  1. My sun is 7o37 Piscis in house II. trine Mars 14o.30 Scorpio (X) trine Uranus 10o.04 (VI) It is a GRAND TRINE

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