Ain Star – The Northern Bulls Eye

Ain at 08°28′ Gemini has an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Ain Star Astrology

Taurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ain on May 29

Fixed star Ain, Epsilon Tauri, is a 3.5 magnitude orange giant star marking the northern, or left eye of the Bull, Taurus Constellation. The traditional name Ain comes from the Arabic word عين which means Eye. John Flamsteed termed it Oculus Boreus, Latin for Northern Eye. Ain is a member of the Hyades Star Cluster which includes  γ Prima Hyadum, δ Hyadum II.

In 2007 the massive extrasolar planet Epsilon Tauri b was reported orbiting the star Epsilon Tauri. discoverers claimed it was the first planet ever discovered in an open cluster. [1]


05 ♊ 48
06 ♊ 52
08 ♊ 28
09 ♊ 47
15 ♊ 17



Exoplanet Epsilon Tauri b

Exoplanet Epsilon Tauri b []

Ain Star Astrology

Fixed star Ain, the Northern Bulls Eye, the Right Eye in the Head of the Bull is of a Venus-Moon character. Linked with the Sun, it gives the ability to get on in life, to achieve high honors and gain possessions. Linked with Neptune of Venus, this fixed star is supposed to make the native artistic. Linked with Jupiter, success in art or the art business is indicated. But if Saturn is unfavorably linked with the Sun and this fixed star, rise is followed by fall. [2]

Ain Hyadum, given a Mercury-Mars rating by Ptolemy, may be counted a yet stronger symbol of communicative ability than Prima Hyadum. The name Ain itself recalls that exalted level above the Qabalah’s ‘Tree of Life’, only two steps down from the Godhead, entirely appropriate for a star so close to the Archangel signified by Aldebaran that it is more an additional quality to the greater star than a symbol in its own right. We must suppose that good communicative ability, the quality of Mercury, is an essential for a good general or any other commander or a large community in action. [2]

The Hyades are of the nature of Saturn and Mercury. They give tears, sudden events, violence, fierceness, poisoning, blindness, wounds or injuries to the head by instruments, weapons or fevers, and contradictions of fortune. [1]

The Hyades as a group are violent and troublesome, causing storm and tempests both on land and sea. They have always been associated with rain (even China as well as Greece and Rome). Edmund Spencer calls them the “Moist Daughters”, and the stars have always had a favorable connotation regarding agriculture. Vivian Robson claims that Prima Hyadum is the chief star of the Hyades, but this is at variance with classical literature which gives this prominence to Aldebaran. [2]

The Hyades cluster of the rain stars bear out a Mars-Neptune character with a Uranian blend. Their influence is that of a staggering increase of the sexual urge; self-preservation, which could lead to greediness; sexuality; a dissolute life; excessive and licentious ways; and a striving for prestige leading to power politics. If this tendency is bridled, an increase in the positive sense can be the result, leading to tremendous success in life. When the pinnacle of the career is reached, the danger appears that the inherent nature may come again to the fore, and may, if uncontrolled, lead to failure and fall from power. With a connection to the Hyades, it is doubly important that power and strength must not be used to exploit other human beings. [3]

The Hyades are a small group of six stars including the Eye of Taurus (Ain). Greek mythology saw them as the daughters of Atlas and Aethra, major figures in the pre-disaster period of our history. Like their half-sister the Pleiades, they were a sorrowful group – understandably after seeing Father try in vain to keep the sky (Phaeton’s debris) up off the Earth – and they have long portended rain, to both farmers and seafarers.

Constellation Taurus was an object of worship in primitive cultures throughout the ages. To the ancient Egyptians it was the bull-god Orissi, but the star was also worshiped by the Babylonians, Chinese, Druids, and some tribes of Amazon Indians. Taurus traditionally presages the results of the beginnings of large political undertakings. The constellation also portends that which affects wild animals, especially those of danger to man. [2]

Ain Star, Epsilon Tauri

Ain Star, Epsilon Tauri []

Hyades Star Conjunctions

Ascendant or Midheaven conjunct Ain: Rising or culminating with luminaries, makes their natives military captains, commanders, colonels of horse and emperors. Injuries to the face, wounds, stabs. Blindness, bad eyes. Imprisonment. [1]

The Hyades on the Midheaven or Ascendant and connected with Sun or Moon is supposed to give the aptitude for a military career. [3]

Midheaven conjunct Ain: Disgrace, ruin, violent death. [1]

Sun conjunct Ain: Evil disposition (gay), disturbed mind, failure in study, muddled thinking, misfortune, murderer or murdered, death by blows, stabs, shooting, beheading or shipwreck. [1] Rudy Giuliani 0°24′.

Moon conjunct Ain: Tactful, fair ability, difficulties connected with writings, may forge the name of employer or friend but finally escape punishment and retain position, liable to sickness and disgrace, danger of blindness or eye injuries. [1]

Mercury conjunct Ain: Quick mind, resentful, hasty temper, broods over small troubles, favorable for gain. [1]

Venus conjunct Ain: Many accomplishments, artistic, ability to write or paint, strong passions, which influence work. [1]

This is not altogether detrimental. The problem with this configuration is that these persons feel they receive no affection from others. This causes difficulties with personal relationships. Their feelings of this lack of affection causes over indulgences in eating and drinking. Substitution is the key word here – they substitute over indulgence for affection. They are unable to find affection in relationships causing them to go from one relationship to another. [5]

Mars conjunct Ain: Abrupt, brave, aggressive, courageous, lacks concentration. [1]

Jupiter conjunct Ain: Ambitious, dishonest, legal difficulties, quarrels with relatives, judicial sentence. [1]

Saturn conjunct Ain: Caution, forethought, omnivorous reader, scientific, success but little prominence, worry and annoyance from relatives. [1]

Connected with Saturn, the Hyades points to falls and accidents [3]

This causes complications from the hips. down through the legs and to the toes. It is not an actual disease, but can be quite uncomfortable at times as it causes circulatory problems through the lower extremities. Persons with this configuration will find that these parts of the body “fall asleep’ at times for no good reason. [5]

Uranus conjunct Ain: Scientific, literary, artistic and mystical interests, unconsciously psychic, greatly influenced by environment, favorable for marriage after 35 and for gain and children, ill-health, seldom long life. [1]

These individuals experience problems with the gripping action of the hands. They may be able to grip things at times, but quite often they cannot hold onto anything for any period of time. It is the smaller objects that give the most trouble, such as cups, glasses and other objects like that. They are far more capable of picking up larger objects using both hands. Accidents can occur frequently, as they never know when the energy in the hands will suddenly disappear thus causing the loss of their grip. It may not seem to be a problem to these people, as they would put an object down before losing their grip so that others would not notice their weakness in this area. [5] Robert De Niro 0°49′ Rudy Giuliani 1°08′.

Neptune conjunct Ain: Keen intellect, learned, kind-hearted, sympathetic, scientific and philosophical interests, some inventive genius often connected with etheric waves, which will bring fame but not wealth, broad and unorthodox religious views, benefits from companies, favorable for domestic matters, not good for children, brothers or sisters, knowledge gained psychically, sudden death while engaged in important work. [1]

Vehlow recounts that “the Hyades with Neptune in the eighth house cause confused ideas, making ‘world saviors’ and leading to delusions of grandeur”, Vehlow wrote this before 1934. It is therefore hardly possible that he meant this to refer to Hitler in whose nativity Pluto is found in conjunction with the Hyades and nearby positioned is Neptune in the eighth house.” [3]


1. A Planetary Companion to the Hyades Giant ε Tauri, The Astrophysical Journal, Sato, Bun’ei; et al., 2007, 661 (1): 527–531.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.21.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.37.

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

5 thoughts on “Ain Star – The Northern Bulls Eye

  1. Hi Jamie

    FABULOUS site! I discovered it fairly recently and have been neglecting everything and everyone else while I’ve been exploring it. It’s generous of you to give us so much “for free”.

    As my Mars is near Aldebaran, this fancy and impressive Royal and Behenian star, I have read a fair bit about it.

    But today, for some reason, I took a look at Ain in the Hyades in Taurus. I was blown away by what I found!
    There are three references to the book “The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance”. ALL of them apply to me. The thing is, they don’t really line up with my planets in the way described.

    My Mars is 08Gem16in house 7, 33′ away from Ain which was at 07Gem43 when I was born.

    My Uranus is 16Gem26 in house 7. This is FAR away from Ain – and yet there’s this description of a Uranus/Ain condition that I have, in minute detail.
    Is THIS a possible link:
    Uranus is widely square Jupiter in Virgo (health!) in house 10.
    Jupiter is WIDELY conjunct Neptune and Chiron in Libra in house 10.
    Neptune and Chiron, in turn, trine my Mars.
    I didn’t think the fixed stars worked that way (“they cast no beams” – “use only tight conjunctions, except for Algol”). – Perhaps Algol, which is 19′ from my Descendant, is affecting all of my 7th house in some weird and mysterious way?

    Then there’s the health (or physical) description) for Ain/Saturn – again, it describes me perfectly. My Saturn is unaspected in Cancer in house 8 – the cusp IS in Gemini, though.

    Lastly, there’s the description for Ain/Venus. My Venus is also in Cancer in house 8. It is at 00Cnc07 in tight conjunction with the Moon at 28Gem59. This description is something I’ve worked at, but it’s still accurate up to a point.

    I’m beginning to think this is all about Gemini in some way!

    My birth details are:
    4 August 1945 at 15:35 in EET (2 hours ahead of UT in case I have that EET wrong). I was born about 1.5 days before Hiroshima. My granddad always said that atomic bomb affected the whole world.

    (BTW, the health book is not given as a reference in Ain, but I found it on other star pages.)

    Best from Charlo~

    • Wow, you are getting right into it, gives me a good feeling, this is what I really hoped to happen at some stage as people got more interested. I need your place of birth to check DC but your Mars is between The Ain and Aldebaran and in orb of both. But Mars is applying to Aldebaran and separating from Ain, so already got the full impact of Ain, but only in the process of fully getting the Aldebaran energy.

      Each star rules a particular part of the body and each planet affects it differently. Mars on Ain may show in many ways because of your aspect to Mars. Then there are all those minor aspects we never look at. Everything is linked! Did you read Uranus with Rigel? It’s great you have so many contacts with health descriptions.

      • You are so right, Jamie! Saturn is semi-sextile Uranus – one of the small aspects that obviously SHOULDN’T be ignored. And Uranus is conjunct Mars / Ain. Either Mars is very powerful, or the Eye of the Bull is concentrating on an enormous number of things at the same time.
        Of course, Ain is one of the infamous Hyades, and these interpretations refer to ALL of the Hyades. But I must say that the orb of the Mars / Uranus conjunction is a bit wider than I’m comfortable using, ESPECIALLY when a fixed star is involved in the whole mix.
        Need to think about this a bit more

  2. My name. is. actually. Ain (All my life I was told it means Precious in the Eye of the Beholder)and I am a Taurus. born 5.2 – i don’t know what this all means, but it is soo interesting!!! 🙂

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