Skat Star – The Wish

Skat is at 08°52′ Pisces with an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Skat Star Astrology

Aquarius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Skat on February 28

Fixed star Skat, Delta Aquarii, is a 3.3 magnitude green star on the right leg of the Water Bearer, Aquarius Constellation. The traditional name Skat comes either of two Arabic words. The Arabic word الساق (as-saq) which means leg or shin; otherwise the Arabic word شئت (ši’at) which means wish.

Degree*

05 ♓ 20
06 ♓ 43
08 ♓ 52
15 ♓ 19
23 ♓ 28

Orb

2°30′
1°30′
1°40′
2°40′
2°00′

Skat Star Astrology

Fixed star Skat is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It gives good fortune and lasting happiness. [1]

The star Skat gives good fortune and lasting happiness and also indicates safety in a deluge. [2]

Skat, δ Aquarii, is another Saturn-Jupiter star by Ptolemy. Utter confusion surrounds the origin of the name, which looks like a Scandinavian rendering of Shat ‘Sheep’. There is no Arab record of it that way, however. Another guess has been Shak, ‘Shinbone’, since that is its location on the water-pourer, but that should be spelt Saq anyway, so that is not to be favored. Some Arab maps have been found to show it as Shi’at, ‘The Wish’, and that is probably the right answer. This causes confusion with the major star Scheat, β Pegasi, at 29° Pisces, however, so that, having found the most likely meaning now for the name, we do best to keep it spelt Skat.

Obviously, the planetary simile gives it much the same nature and significance as the stars from Dorsum to Deneb Algedi inclusive, but here we must see it as in the context of ‘moving on’, like the star before it. People with it strong for them are likely to be good leaders in any adventurous field of activity, physical, economic or social, and its name as ‘The Wish’ characterizes well the astrologer’s view of the eleventh Sign and House as the realm of hopes and desires. In that case, all should remember that wishes granted by fairies melt away with the next sunrise; those which endure do so because the beneficiary has worked to deserve them. Such is ever the combination of Saturn and Jupiter. [3]

Skat rules the top of the instep of the right foot in the human body. [4]

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]

Skat Star, Delta Aquarii

Skat Star, Delta Aquarii [spacegid.com]

Skat Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Skat: Sensitive, emotional, psychic, criticism and persecution through mediumship, but help from friends. [1]

Moon conjunct Skat: New and influential friends, associated with companies, public position but little prominence, valuable gifts, love of respectable women. [1]

Mercury conjunct Skat: Peculiar events, occult interests, psychic, many friends. [1]

Venus conjunct Skat: psychic, occult interests, friends among opposite sex, favorable for gain. [1]

Mars conjunct Skat: Energetic, advancement through exertions, mechanical discoveries or ability. [1]

Jupiter conjunct Skat: Philosophical occult or religious mind, social success, prominent in Freemasonry. [1]

Saturn conjunct Skat: Trouble through opposite sex, many travels and peculiar adventures, sudden up and downs, early marriage but may desert wife may be deserted or marriage may be bigamous, separated from children, no help from friends, bad for health in latter part of life, may die in workhouse, hospital or asylum. [1]

Uranus conjunct Skat: Vacillating, weak character, mentally far in advance of his time, writer on theories of life, suffering from violent attachment or marriage in early life, eccentric, greatly criticized, sudden death. [1]

This brings on flashes of spiritual revelations to help the individual create the most pleasant existence possible. They receive a complete picture to guide them, but they must grasp the revelation quickly, as it is just a flash in the mind. By pursuing the path that the image has projected, the energy will respond to greatly benefit their lives. They receive revelations as they are needed depending on circumstances surrounding their lives. Their most vivid revelations are received about every seven years from birth which follows the orbital pattern of Uranus. These revelations are not received to benefit others but are strictly for their own welfare. The flashes they receive are generally though dreams but could be received through meditation of while wide awake.

There could be many difficulties if these natives do not pay attention to their insight ability. There would be some benefits even though they ignore their spiritual images for they do move towards some part of their dream, but for the most part, they would have to depend on the help of others to get out of difficulties and hardships. [4]

Neptune conjunct Skat: Abnormal mind, changeable, easily discouraged, idealistic, psychic, many alliances, separated from marriage partner and children, accidents, may become insane, death through a fall or by water in middle life. [1]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.28, 210.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.51.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.111.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.163.

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

9 thoughts on “Skat Star – The Wish

  1. i have sent you a small donation via paypal and (as soon as i type it!) an email, please check waste folder if you cannot find it! thank you 🙂

  2. Good Morning. what do you think about having moon at 19 piscis?

    • This would be closer to fixed star Achernar which is also a much brighter star thus stronger influence. 19 Pisces marks the boundary between Aquarius and Pisces Constellations. There are also some small stars there from Constellations Pegasus, Phoenix and Reticulum.

      With no strong influence from fixed stars the main influence on your Moon will come from any planetary aspects or even asteroid conjunctions.

      The March 2016 solar eclipse at 19 Pisces will be making you more emotionally sensitive until the September 1 solar eclipse.

  3. thank you very much!!! my moon is in trine with venus and saturn that are in scorpio

  4. Skat is exactly on my MC, and conjunct my Jupiter+Chiron conjuction in Pisces/9th. Its message for me is spot-on. Thanks, Jamie. 🙂

  5. Uh! Ohwow…
    The top instep (initially) of my right foot had a pull which quickly transferred to an inner band of flesh between the base of the big toe and ankle from Dec. ’15 and bugged me intermittently till I resolved it with some special treatment on 15 Nov. This initial ‘pull’ was directly opposite the flashpoint of my 1st gout attack on the Monday of the 16th July, 1996 week.

    Would my ‘discovery’ of this Skat article be connected to changing/evolving energies in my life and the ‘solution’ applied ? Perhaps I’m moving on to the next level ?

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