Wasat Star – The Middle

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Wasat at 18°31′ Cancer has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Wasat Astrology

Fixed Star Wasat [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Wasat on July 10

Fixed star Wasat, Delta Geminorum, is a 3.5 magnitude  pale white and purple double star on the right elbow of Castor, the Northern Twin of Gemini Constellation. The tradition name Wasat comes from an Arabic word that means Middle. Pluto was discovered conjunct Wasat on 18 February 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.


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14 ♋ 58
18 ♋ 31
19 ♋ 01
20 ♋ 14

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Wasat Star Astrology

Fixed star Wasat is of the nature of Saturn. Connected with chemicals, poisons and gas. Violence, malevolence, destructiveness as a first principal. [1]

Al Wasat, δ Geminorum, is in the waist area of the Twins, the name meaning just that: the Middle. Ptolemy makes a Saturn type of it, so we should expect serious meaning here. It is well within the orb of influence of Castor, and visa-versa, and so adds its Saturnine weight to that star, helping to account for the heaviness and tendency to pessimism found in people with 18 – 20° of Cancer Sign active in their charts. Apart from that however, Al Wasat does show up a quality of being able to speak with clear authority when others are waffling and prominence in public affairs or management is often the result. [3]

Wasat star rules the right side below the breast 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]

Wasat Star, Delta Geminorum

Wasat Star, Delta Geminorum [www.webastro.net]

Wasat Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Wasat: Partnership and compromise. Rudolf Hess 0°13′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°20′

  • Rudolf Hess did have a very close partnership with Adolf Hitler. However he went behind his back in the interests of peace. Flying to Scotland, he “took it on his own to attempt negotiations with England on behalf of Germany. He believed that he was obeying supernatural powers and had a mission to end the war.”
  • Jerry Lewis was one half of the famous duo act with Dean Martin that  touched the hearts of millions. When his relationships with Martin ended bitterly, the two did not speak to each other for some 20 years.
  • George Michael was one half of WHAM!, Britain’s most successful pop duo of the ’80s. So the Gemini myth written in the stars certainly seems to manifest in real life down on here on Earth. This star which joins the twins, the “middle”, has an effect which builds bridges, forms alliances and treaties, and leads to peace more than war. There is also separation involved, as shown in the events with colonial powers moving out of occupied countries.

Descendant conjunct Wasat: Megan Fox 1°02′,Emperor Nero 1°13′

Part of Fortune conjunct Wasat: Dr. Phil McGraw 0°27′, Michael Bloomberg 0°56′, M. C. Escher 0°58′

Sun conjunct Wasat: Courtney Love 0°22′, O. J. Simpson 1°10′

Mercury conjunct Wasat: Arnold Schwarzenegger 0°16′

Venus conjunct Wasat: George H. W. Bush 0°00′

Mars Conjunct Wasat: This position affects the health. It affects family ties by bringing much anger towards parents who can be loving and nurturing. These persons lash out at those who attempt to mother them, as they definitely do not wish to be mothered but only to express pure ego. This could be the teenager who strikes a parent because they did not get what they wanted. As husbands, they physically harm their wives. Even as females, they can harm a mother or weaker husband. To get along with these persons, all that is necessary is to never offer them assistance or attempt to nurture them. Their hostile energy tends to inflame the stomach, bringing about fevers there so that they cannot eat for a day or two. Peppermint or spearmint tea would be very helpful in cooling down this energy. [4] Marie Antoinette 1°21′

Jupiter conjunct Wasat: Mark Twain 1°29′

Saturn conjunct Wasat: These individuals isolate themselves from their parents through their own choice. As a child, they isolate themselves by locking themselves in their own bedroom. They wish to stay away from nurturing energies for the reason that they do not feel any warmth or affection towards their parents. They do not know why – they just know that they do not have any feelings for their parents. The tendency here is to remain unmarried and away from a nurturing relationship. These persons are unable to cry. There is a restriction in the fluids around they eyes. They do not reach any type of emotional sensitivity that would bring out tears. [4] Leonardo DiCaprio 0°37′, Angelina Jolie 0°47′, Mel B 1°27′

Uranus conjunct Wasat: Nicholas Culpeper 1°11′, Michael Moore 1°26′

Neptune conjunct Wasat: Josef Mengele 1°32′

Pluto conjunct Wasat: Andy Warhol 0°07′, Anne Frank 0°20′, Audrey Hepburn 1°05′, Rupert Murdoch 1°13′

North Node conjunct Wasat: Marilyn Monroe 0°35′

South Node conjunct Wasat: Michael Moore 0°16′, M. C. Escher 0°40′

Wasat Star in Mundane Astrology

I’ve looked at some natal charts and found some justification for these interpretations. However looking at mundane events, I have found some most interesting, and more positive associations with the story of constellation Gemini. These themes are of cooperation, bridge building, and compromise. All Mercury Venus attributes associated with close partners, whether friend or foe. Finding the “middle” ground.

Pluto was discovered when conjunct Wasat in 1930, and Hiroshima was nuked when Saturn was on Wasat in 1945. These events show the darker side as described by Robson and Morse, but that nuclear attack did bring an end to conflict, and now America and Japan are close allies. Here are some other events which when outer planets were last conjunct Wasat:

Pluto conjunct Wasat (1928-30)

  • Pan Am’s first ever flight (Key West to Havana).
  • Holland Tunnel opened linking New Jersey and New York city.
  • USA pulled troops out of China.
  • Italy and Ethiopia signed the Italo-Ethiopian Treaty.
  • The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed, the first ever treaty outlawing aggressive war.
  • The USA brokered an end to the Cristero War in Mexico.
  • Mohandas Gandhi started the passive resistance of the Salt March.
  • The London Naval Treaty was signed by the UK, USA and Japan, limiting naval buildups.
  • France pulled out of the Rhineland.

Uranus conjunct Wasat (1953-54)

  • The first European Parliament opened.
  • Work began on the United Nations building in New York
  • Eisenhower flew to Korea to try and end the Korean War.
  • The first successful separation of Siamese twins occurred in Cleveland.

Saturn conjunct Wasat (1945-46)

  • Hiroshima atomic bombing ending WWII.
  • United nations Charter ratified by USA.
  • British troops withdrew from Iran.
  • Britain promised independence to India.
  • USSR and Switzerland resumed diplomatic relationships.
  • Jordan gained independence from Britain.
  • The Malayan Union was formed.
  • Singapore became a Crown Colony.

Saturn conjunct Wasat (1974-75)

  • The Suez Canal opened for the first time since the Six Day War.
  • The UK voted yes in a referendum to stay in the European Community.
  • The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) was created.
  • Egypt declared full independence from Britain.

Saturn conjunct Wasat (2004)

  • The Old Bridge of Mostar was reconstructed after being destroyed in the 1993 war.
  • 100,000 Israeli’s formed a 90 km human chain from Gush Katif to the Western Wall to protest disengagement plans.
  • Barack Obama delivered his keynote speech at the Democrat convention.


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.46, 216.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.39.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.45.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.49.

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

20 thoughts on “Wasat Star – The Middle

  1. I would like to hear about when Wasat is conjunct benefics like Venus and Jupiter. Can they turn around the saturian effects?

    • Would definitely bring about the “Partnership & Compromise” side of this star.

  2. I feel this star was not pretty for me yesterday. Though, I did the best I could, I felt the whole night and during the day a not pretty feeling of the swirling winds and found it hard to stay grounded and connected.

    I decided to be more than prudent with all the situations around me and I feel deeply grateful when I feel the tiny stars in certain parts of my body, when the dark episodes go by.

    Today, at peace (what am I going to do with somany hours…?).


  3. What are the odds, and how cool is this!!!!?? I have a twin brother and our charts are one degree apart on houses and all the planets are the same degree (5 minutes apart) So our Midheaven is at 18* and 19* Gemini (the twins) our Saturn is in this house at 18* Cancer! Wasat is 18* Cancer designated within the Twins. Ok so how cool is that, right! I don’t much about fixed stars.. but if anyone has a lead on this one I will be looking into it!

  4. “They wish to stay away from nurturing energies for the reason that they do not feel any warmth or affection towards their parents. ”

    I have Saturn conjunct Wasat, and that description is dead wrong. I’m very close to my parents, especially my mother.

  5. Yes, same as Kate in the disagreement, though with my Mars conjunct Wasat. Very close to parents, still having to live with them. I do throw fits and slam doors, but never hit anyone. I know you don’t deal with mutual receptions, but my Mars in Cancer is MR with my Moon in Aries (and both are involved in t-square with Pluto); so, I am motherly although no children, and I don’t mind being mothered/supported. Not married so I don’t know how I’d treat a husband. I do know he would need to be a strong understanding man!
    Jennifer in AZ

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