Sinistra Star – Left Hand of the Serpent Bearer

Sinistra is at 29°45′ Sagittarius with an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Sinistra Star Astrology

Ophiuchus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Sinistra on December 22

Fixed star Sinistra, Nu Ophiuchi, is a 3.3 magnitude star on the left hand of the Serpent Bearer, Ophiuchus Constellation. The traditional name Sinistra is a Latin word which means left side. Although not a binary star system, Sinistra has two brown dwarf companions. Nu Ophiuchi b was discovered in 2004 and Nu Ophiuchi c was discovered in 2010. An image below shows the star Sinistra with the first brown dwarf.

Degree*

27 ♐ 58
28 ♐ 45
29 ♐ 45
01 ♑ 04
03 ♑ 13

Fixed Star

Etamin
Acumen
Sinistra
Spiculum
Polis

Orb

2°10′
1°00′
1°40′
1°00′
1°30′

Sinistra Star Astrology

Fixed star Sinistra gives an immoral, mean and slovenly nature. [1]

Last important star of Ophiuchus is Sinistra, ν Ophiuchi, and simply the Latin for left (hand), holding the tail of the snake. Sinistra has a Saturn-Venus theme of intelligence and healing. [2]

Sinistra rules the middle of the right thigh in the human body. [3]

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]

Sinistra Star, Nu Ophiuchi

Sinistra Star, Nu Ophiuchi with Companion [commons.wikimedia.org]

Sinistra Star Conjunctions

Moon conjunct Sinistra: Lustful, wanton, infamous, scandalous, addicted to sorcery and poisoning. [1]

Venus conjunct Sinistra: This is not a health problem but it is concerned with the joviality of a person. It is the jovial type individual who overindulges in many things. They would be considered the happy-go-lucky person who does not particularly care what others think or say about them. They do not care what type of situation they are in. They are plain, simple and happy type beings who are very uncomplicated. They would just as likely sit in a pig sty to eat their dinner with their dog out of the same plate. They prefer to eat in a slovenly manner that others find totally unacceptable. Karmically, these individuals were tied to strict social circumstances in a prior life and were now given this break in order to fully relax from social amenities in this life. These persons are likable beings, but others are unable to take them to any social events as it would prove to be quite embarrassing. [3] Tony Abbott 0°14′.

Saturn conjunct Sinistra: This is a restriction of happiness. It is the opposite to Venus at this degree. These persons are usually very serious beings and experience difficult personal problems. They are very structured and self-righteous, but not from a religious standpoint. They are simply very serious with anything they attempt. Their is no laughter in their system. Seriousness extends to the simple task of preparing a small meal. Others who try to be jovial around these individuals are doomed to failure as those with this planetary position cannot feel a sense of joviality within themselves. There is no serious health problem here except that they do have weak thighs and therefore do not go into any type of sports but stay at home and ponder over the serious situations manifesting around the world. [3]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.54, 208.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.157.
3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.116.

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

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