Thuban Star – The Dragon’s Tail

Thuban is at 07°27′ Virgo with an orb of 1°00′
Fixed Star Thunam Star Astrology

Draco Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Thuban on August 31

Fixed star Thuban, Alpha Draconis, is a 3.6 magnitude pale yellow star in the tail of the Dragon, Draco Constellation. The traditional name Thuban comes from the Arabic word ثعبان‎ (thuʿbān) which means snake. It has also been called the Dragon’s Tail and as Adib. Despite being the Alpha star, Thuban is much fainter than Etamin, the brightest star in the constellation.

Degree*

29 ♌ 50
00 ♍ 29
07 ♍ 27
11 ♍ 19
13 ♍ 25

Fixed Star

Regulus
Phecda
Thuban
Zosma
Coxa

Orb

2°30′
2°00′
1°00′
2°00′
1°00′

Thuban Star Astrology

Fixed star Thuban was the pole star 3000 years ago. It was called the “Judge of Heaven” during the reign of the first Saragon king of Akkad, and it can be seen from the bottom of the central passage of the Great Pyramid of Cheops. [2]

Constellation Draco is like Saturn and Mars. Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning. It was said by the Ancients that when a comet was here poison was scattered over the world. [1]

The early astrologers called Draco “The Poisonous Dragon”. The constellation is especially hurtful to mineral resources, and presages the pollution of rivers and the air. The Moon’s Nodes are named after this constellation. The Dragon’s Head (North Node) and the Dragon’s Tail (South Node) refer to the Moon’s undulating course symbolized by the twisting of the Dragon about the North Pole. [2]

Thuban Star, Alpha Draconis

Thuban Star, Alpha Draconis [www.oocities.org]

Thuban Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Thuban: When rising, Thuban indicates prospectors of gold and silver or those who are ministers of money (this might include accountants, clerical workers, cashiers etc. nowadays). [2]

Descendant conjunct Thuban: If setting and if Mars is conjunct the descendant or in harsh aspect with it, it is said to presage the native being burned in his own house or killed by public execution. [2]

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.43.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.9.

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

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