Yed Prior Star – Healing Hand

Yed Prior is at 02°18′ Sagittarius with 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



Yed Prior Star Astrology

Fixed star Yed Prior is of the nature of Saturn and Venus. 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]

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

Constellation Ophiuchus gives a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature, unseen dangers, enmity and slander. Pliny said that it occasioned much mortality by poisoning. This constellation has also been called Aesculapius and held to rule medicines. [1]

Yed Prior Star, Delta Ophiuchi

Yed Prior Star, Delta Ophiuchi []

Yed Prior Star Conjunctions

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]

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 finger nails from side to side would also be very helpful. [3]


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.

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

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5 thoughts on “Yed Prior Star – Healing Hand

  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

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