Fixed Star Yed Prior

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Yed Prior at 02°18′ Sagittarius has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Yed Prior Star Astrology

Ophiuchus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Yed Prior on November 24

Fixed star Yed Prior, Delta Ophiuchi, is a deep yellow star in the left hand of the Serpent Bearer, Ophiuchus constellation. It forms a naked eye optical double with Epsilon Ophiuchi, Yed Posterior (03 ♐ 33). The traditional name Yed Prior is Arabic for the hand.


23 ♏ 48
29 ♏ 29
02 ♐ 18
02 ♐ 34
03 ♐ 11

Fixed Star

Yed Prior



Fixed Star Yed Prior Astrology

Fixed star Yed Prior is of the nature of Saturn and Venus (slovenly, very immoral, shameless, revolting, mean, sorrows in love. If rising, good-tempered, healthy, gain by industry and marriage. If culminating, improved health, fame by help of superiors.) It causes immorality, shamelessness and revolution. [1]

Yed Prior, δ Ophiuchi is a linguistic hybrid of Arabic and Latin meaning the Fore Star of the Hand, and of course this hand is holding the snake near its head. Yed Posterior, rear star of the hand, is too close here to be sensibly taken seriously. These stars and the previous one are (by longitude) either side of the main stars of Centaurus, symbol of the healer Chiron, meaning a shift from the knowledge gained with Unukalhai, to putting it to use through this healing hand. Its Saturn-Venus quality is perfectly fitted to the purpose, and it is the sure Sign of the practical healer by hand when it is well placed and aspected in the horoscope. [2]

Fixed star Yed Prior rules the left side of the second vertebra (Second Cervical) in the human body. [3]

Constellation Ophiuchus

According to Ptolemy is like Saturn and moderately like Venus. It is said to give a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature, together with little happiness, unseen dangers, enmity, strife and slander. Pliny said that it occasioned much mortality by poisoning. This constellation has also been called Aesculapius and held to rule medicines. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Oin and the 16th Tarot Trump “The Lightning Struck Tower”. [1]

Ophiuchus was noted in classical times as the constellation of those who had the power of discovering healing herbs and skill in curing the bites of poisonous serpents. In a genearthical chart the constellation denoted prudence and wisdom. [4]

16th Arabic Manzil – Al Jubana

Hinders journeys and marriage, harvest and merchandise, favorable for redemption of captives.

With Moon: Buy cattle but do not navigate.

3rd Chinese Xiù – 氐 (Dǐ) Root

Regarded as bringing both sweetness and illness (through damp). Any calamities are due to failure to observe proper rites. It brings storms, flu, and burglaries, especially for couples who married that day. Take care of the elderly.

Those born in this mansion are usually introverted and suffer from communication problems. They must also avoid trades with a direct link to the sea and sea voyages in general.

Yed Prior Star, Delta Ophiuchi

Yed Prior Star, Delta Ophiuchi []

Fixed Star Yed Prior Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Yed Prior: Good-tempered, healthy, gain by industry and marriage. [1] Julian Assange 0°05′

Midheaven conjunct Yed Prior: Improved health, fame by help of superiors. [1]

Descendant conjunct Yed Prior: JonBenét Ramsey 1°37′

Sun conjunct Yed Prior:

Mercury conjunct Yed Prior: The natives with this degree should be careful of their speech patterns as there is a tendency to be tense at times which affects the nerves on the left side of the second vertebra. The nerves draw up and do not remain elastic. This causes these persons to walk with a slight limp and could get to the point where a cane would be necessary. There is also a slight numbness in the spine at the hip. Relief can be obtained by drinking peppermint teas which would lubricate the tiny nerves. They should stay away from harsh foods such as potatoes and tomatoes and substitute rice and cottage cheese instead. Potatoes and tomatoes would be difficult as they affect the nerves at this point. [3]

Venus conjunct Yed Prior: Jeane Dixon 0°09′, Margaret Thatcher 0°48′

Jupiter conjunct Yed Prior: Hillary Clinton 1°03′.

Saturn conjunct Yed Prior: This is an unraveling of the nerves at this point thus causing inflammation and deterioration. The vertebra becomes sharp and actually cuts into the nerves. There is a lack of energy and circulation throughout this area. These persons have a difficult time bending forward or bending from the hips as it is too painful. There is much pain connected to this, all of which results in these individuals becoming isolated because of the lack of mobility. The seriousness of this problem requires a delicate balance between lubricating oils, Vitamins A and E, and calcium. Calcium is definitely required daily and three avocados over a period of one week. This should be a continuous schedule together with one glass of buttermilk per day and some fruit such as peaches, bananas and small amounts of lemon to keep from building up calcium. Lightly scraping their vertebra with the fingernails from side to side would also be very helpful. [3] Joseph Goebbels 0°38′

Uranus conjunct Yed Prior: M. C. Escher 0°21′, Prince William of Cambridge 0°33′

Neptune conjunct Yed Prior: Elon Musk 1°07′, Julian Assange 1°11′, MacKenzie Scott 1°19′

North Node conjunct Yed Prior: David Beckham 0°53′, Angelina Jolie 1°04′, Mel B 1°04′

South Node conjunct Yed Prior: O. J. Simpson 0°06′, Mark Twain 0°43′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°01′, James Woods 1°26′


  1. 1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.54, 218.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.156.
  3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.99.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

9 thoughts on “Fixed Star Yed Prior

  1. Sounds like my body is feeling this Yed, she needs a healing hand !

    What period of time ? It’s So painful ~
    Thank you for the clarity, and the nutritional guidance,

    • November 24 plus one day either side. Thanks for the question. Now I am adding the dates that the Sun joins each fixed star.

    • Hi Hannes, if there is nothing specific mentioned for a planet, then the general description should apply, in this case to your self love, love life and finances

  2. Your only comment on Jupiter conjunct Yed Prior was “Hillary Clinton”. I read your article on her chart but saw no reference to this conjunction at all. Maybe “Hillary Clinton” is enough said? Should I go feel bad about myself now for having this conjunction in my chart too? Haha. Just joking.

    • Hi Christina. For PLanets that astrologers have not written about I have started listing celebrities so we might get a better idea. Obviously I have a way to go 🙂

  3. My North Node conjunct both Yed Prior, and Toliman. However, my South Node conjunct Alcyone. What do they mean?

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