Tejat Posterior Star – Back Foot

Tejat Prior is at 05°18′ Cancer with an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Tejat Prior Star Astrology

Gemini Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Tejat Posterior on June 26

Fixed star Tejat Posterior, Mu Geminorum, is a 2.9 magnitude star located in the Left Foot of the Twin Castor in Gemini Constellation. The tradition name Tejat Posterior is a Greek Word which means meaning back foot.


29 ♊ 55
03 ♋ 26
05 ♋ 18
09 ♋ 06
14 ♋ 05

Fixed Star

Tejat Prior
Tejat Posterior



Tejat Posterior Star Astrology

Fixed star Tejat Posterior, or Dirah, comes from Al Dirah, the Seed or Branch. Symbolically called the Abused or Beaten One. Of the nature of Mercury and Venus. It gives force, energy, power and protection. [1]

Tejat Prior, η Gemorium, has a hybrid Arabic-Latin name meaning the Underneath Front (star). Within two degrees of it on Castor’s foot is Tejat Posterior, μ Gemorium, the Underneath Rear star, naturally. Bye the bye, Tahat is a better pronunciation. Posterior also goes by the names Dirah and Nuhaiai.

Both Tejats are Mercury-Venus stars by Ptolemy: thus again, we find that quality which we saw in Alhena, the ability to express ideas in reasonable and acceptable ways which win because of their manifest intelligence. Some commentators have, as usual when they mention almost any star, drawn attention to the capacity found in these three to capitalize on the popularity one may gain from the ease of the ‘public appeal’ quality latent in them, and to use it for unscrupulous ends. But this is doubtful if there is any advantage at all in human affairs which may not be abused, if one is so minded, so why single out this one for special condemnation?!

All three stars, the two Tejats and Alhena, fill the first 10°, or Decan, of the Cardinal Sign Cancer, into which they entered in 1349, 1621 and 1755 A.D. respectively. Each of these dates, within a year or two, was significant in the rise of European thought and literature from the Renaissance onwards. [3]

Tejat Posterior rules the center of the chest in the human body. [4]

Constellation Gemini is said to cause trouble and disgrace, sickness, loss of fortune, affliction and danger to the knees. [1]

Astrologers assigned to this constellation guardianship over human hands, arms, and shoulders; while Albumasar held that it portended intense devotion, genius, largeness of mind, goodness, and liberality. Considered the House of Mercury and a fortunate sign. Chinese astrologers asserted that if this constellation were invaded by Mars, war and a poor harvest would ensue. [2]

Tejat Posterior Star, Eta Geminorum

Tejat Posterior Star, Eta Geminorum (left) [www.constellation-guide.com]

Tejat Posterior Star Conjunctions

Venus conjunct Tejat Posterior: This enhances the materialistic values in the home and gives domestic security. These individuals are very giving of their material possessions as they intuitively know they will always have plenty. They are generous and loving with their family and other human beings. [4]

Saturn conjunct Tejat Posterior: This planet causes delay for these persons in finding security in the home. They are usually raised by selfish parents who lack the nurturing element that is necessary for the child. It is not that the parents lack the resources to supply the child with what it needs, it is simply that the parents wish to express their selfishness. The child may receive the basic necessities, but more often than not, the deprivation is worse. As the child matures, it begins to feel worthless, and as an adult, they would feel deprived and irritated with their childhood. The tendency would be to dwell on the injustices of their parents and thereby reflect on that part of their life often. This can affect these persons physically through stomach problems. Food would not digest properly in the stomach causing a breakdown of the tissues there. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.46, 163.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.39.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.45.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.44.

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

One thought on “Tejat Posterior Star – Back Foot

  1. Hello Jamie, what is your take on the natal sun conjunct this fixed star? Thanks for your input!

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