Zaurak Star – The Boat

Zaurak is at 23°52′ Taurus with an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Zaurak Star Astrology

Eridanus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Zaurak on May 14

Fixed star Zaurak, Gamma Eridani, is a 3.0 magnitude yellow star in the River, Eridanus Constellation. The traditional name Zaurak is from the Arabic word قارب (zaurak) which means boat.


14 ♉ 14
14 ♉ 19
23 ♉ 52
24 ♉ 12
26 ♉ 10

Fixed Star




Zaurak Star Astrology

Fixed Star Zaurak has a Saturnian character. Anyone who has this star connected with a planet in his chart should endeavor not to take life too seriously and put too much weight on everything people say. This person should struggle to overcome melancholy. Otherwise, this star could trigger off fear of death and suicidal tendencies. Elsbeth Ebertin noted several cases in which the Sun connected with Zaurak brought long, drawn out illnesses and difficult times in life. Vehlow described the last degrees on Taurus and first degrees of Gemini as “an unfortunate corner”. [1]

Zaurak, γ Eridani is named from Al Na’ir al Zaurak, the Bright one on the Boat, Ptolemy seems not to have bothered with it but Joseph Rigor gives it a bad name for melancholia and feelings of great loneliness, as though one is all alone on that long river. It is indeed close to the markedly difficult Capulus (M34 Persei), and is only a short way down the river from the start of the journey. So, yes, there can be that feel of ‘it’s a long way to go’. Yet, if the aspects be right, there can also be that forward-looking faith that one is not really alone, that He truly is there at Achernar, and even Rigor has had to note that this star features with many fine writers and poets of great inspiration. So if Ptolemy had classified it, he would probably have made it a Saturn-Mercury. [2]

Constellation Eridanus, with the exception of Eridanus, is like Saturn. It gives a love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents especially at sea and of drowning. [3] This constellation portends rain. Modern astrologers claim that the constellation gives a love of knowledge and science, but there is no support for this contention in classical astrology. Eridanus does, however, indicate events concerned with rivers and streams. Ptolemy states that the star at the end of the river has a nature like that of Jupiter, and the other stars in the constellation have an influence akin to that of Saturn. [4]

Zaurak Star Conjunctions

North Node conjunct Zaurak: Hillary Clinton 0°26′.


1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.13.
2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.138.
3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.44.
4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.61.

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

Donate to Jamie

Leave a Reply