Fixed Star Ain

Ain at 08°28′ Gemini has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Ain

Taurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ain on May 29

Fixed star Ain, Epsilon Tauri, is a star in the Hyades star cluster marking the northern, or left eye of the Bull, Taurus Constellation. Magnitude 3.53, spectral type G9III.

The Hyades contains hundreds of stars sharing the same age, place of origin, chemical characteristics, and motion through space. The five brightest of these are:

05♊48γ TauHyadum I, Prima HyadumK03.65
06♊52δ1 TauHyadum II, Secunda HyadumK03.76
07♊57θ1 TauHyadum IIIK03.84
07♊58θ2 TauHyadum IV, ChamukuyA73.40
08♊28ε TauAinG93.53

Some astrologers include α Tauri, Aldebaran, in the Hyades. However, Aldebaran is unrelated to the Hyades, as it is located much closer to Earth and merely happens to lie along the same line of sight. 

In Greek mythology, the Hyades were the five daughters of Atlas and half-sisters to the Pleiades. After the death of their brother, Hyas, the weeping sisters were transformed into a cluster of stars that was afterward associated with rain.

The traditional name Ain comes from the Arabic word عين which means Eye. John Flamsteed termed it Oculus Boreus, Latin for Northern Eye.

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06♊5207♊35Hyadum II1°30′
07♊5708♊40Hyadum III1°30′

Ain Astrology

Fixed star Ain has the spectral type G9, indicating the planetary nature of the Sun and, to a lesser extent, Mars.

ε Tauri. An orange star in the northern eye of the Bull. Spectral class: KO. Honors, preferment, good fortune, rise followed by a fall, legal problems, chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness. [5]

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 or 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. [3]

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. [4]

The Hyades

The Hyades consist of six stars (α, θ1, θ2, γ, δ, and ε, Tauri) situated on the forehead of the Bull and marking the northern eye. According to Ptolemy they are of the nature of Saturn and Mercury; and, to Alvidas, of Mercury and Mars. Simmonite likens the Hyades to Mars but this is probably a misinterpretation of Ptolemy’s meaning. 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. [4]

Constellation Taurus

Ptolemy makes the following observations: “Those stars in Taurus which are in the abscission of the sign resemble in their temperament the influence of Venus, and in some degree that of Saturn . . . the stars in the head (except Aldebaran) resemble Saturn, and, partly, Mercury; and those at the top of the horns are like Mars.” By the Kabalists Taurus is associated with the Hebrew letter Aleph and the 1st Tarot Trump “The Juggler.” In all the ancient Zodiacs, Taurus is the beginning sign and marked the Vernal Equinox from about 4,000 to 1,700 B.C. [1]

The constellation was an object of worship in primitive cultures throughout the ages. To the ancient Egyptians, it was the bull-god Orissi, but according to R. A. Allen in Star Names and Their Meanings, the star was also worshiped by the Babylonians, Chinese, Druids, and some tribes of Amazon Indians. Its stars, according to Tetrabiblos are: “…like Venus along the line where the constellation is cut off [Taurus is represented as the head and fore-part only of a charging bull. These are the stars 5-Tau, 4-Tau, 3-Tau, 0-Tau, and 30-Tau.]: those in the Pleiades have the nature of the Moon and Jupiter; the one in the Hyades that is bright and somewhat reddish called Troch (Aldebaran) has a  ‘temperament’ like that of Mars; the others (in the Hyades) like that of Saturn and moderately like that of Mercury; and those (stars) in the tips of the horns, like that of Mars.” With the exception of El Nath (constellation of the Charioteer), all the named stars in Ptolemy’s catalog of this constellation are in the Hyades and Pleiades. The Bull is now called Taurus (Tau) and traditionally presages the results of the beginnings of large political undertakings. The constellation also portends that which affects wild animals, especially those dangerous to man. [1]

Epsilon Tauri, Ain

Epsilon Tauri, Ain []

Fixed Star Ain Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Ain: With the Sun or Moon, military captains, commanders, colonels of horses and emperors. Injuries to the face, wounds, stabs. Blindness, bad eyes. Imprisonment. [1]

Queen Victoria 0°01′, Will Smith 0°21′.

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

With the Sun or Moon, military captains, commanders, colonels of horses and emperors. Injuries to the face, wounds, stabs. Blindness, bad eyes. Imprisonment. [3]

Bella Hadid 0°41′, Sarah Paulson 1°06′ (and S.Node).

Descendant conjunct Ain: Patch Adams 1°20′ (and Sun), Bruce Lee 1°26′. 

Imun Coeli conjunct Ain: Yves Saint Laurent 0°01′, Heinrich Himmler 0°23′, Pablo Neruda 0°54′ .

Part of Fortune conjunct Ain: Ernesto Miranda 0°42′, Henry VIII 1°00′ (and Venus), Nicolaus Copernicus 1°16′, Joseph Goebbels 0°06′, Mata Hari 0°37′, Barbara Hutton 0°50′, Dwayne Johnson 1°22′.

Sun conjunct Ain: Preferment in sports, occult, astrology, writings, martial matters and affairs dealing with the public. These natives can develop the ability to get what they want out of life, achieve honors in their careers, leave their mark on posterity. If the Sun is adversely affected, there could be a rise followed by a fall. These natives should try to avoid legal entanglements or problems that in some manner could prove disastrous. Chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or serious illness possible. [5]

Evil disposition, disturbed mind, failure in study, muddled thinking, misfortune, murderer or murdered, death by blows, stabs, shooting, beheading or shipwreck. [1]

Rudy Giuliani 0°24′, Mel B 0°24′, Patch Adams 0°25′ (and DC), John F. Kennedy 0°32′.

Moon conjunct Ain: Preferment in writings, politics, scientific and matters dealing with the public. Natives with this conjunction can develop the ability to make outstanding contributions in their fields of activities. [5]

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]

Roy Orbison 0°45′, William Bligh 1°47′.

Mercury conjunct Ain: The native can be very popular, attract many friends, in particular mercurial people, the native can also be of an envious nature, envious of their abilities and accomplishments, and there can be lasting gains. Domestic problems possible. Chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or serious illness possible. [5]

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

Charles II of England 0°33′, Marilyn Monroe 0°38′, Duke William 0°45′, Jane Roberts 0°50′.

Venus conjunct Ain: Natives with this conjunction can be rather easygoing and likable. [5]

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

Margot Robbie 0°08′, Henry VIII 0°36′ (and POF).

Mars conjunct Ain: Some natives with this conjunction lack ambition, are too easygoing, and can become drifters. They will be mentally keen and alert. Generally, they are honest and quite outspoken and ingenious. Negatively, they can be cynical, and caustic. Domestic problems possible. Self-destruction. [5]

Abrupt, brave, aggressive, courageous, lacks concentration. [1]

Keith Richards 0°43′ (and Uranus).

Jupiter conjunct Ain: The native can gain high preferment in unusual occupations, in particular with a well-aspected Jupiter. [5]

Ambitious, dishonest, legal difficulties, quarrels with relatives, judicial sentence. [1]

Xi Jinping 0°20′, Arthur Koestler 1°19′.

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]

Benito Mussolini 0°43′, Bobby Fischer 1°09′.

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]

Mick Jagger 0°07′, Robert De Niro 0°49′ Rudy Giuliani 1°08′, Bob Marley 1°27′, Keith Richards 1°36′ (and Uranus).

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]

Agatha Christie 0°07′ (and Pluto), Erwin Rommel 1°06′ (and Pluto), Charles de Gaulle 1°22′ (and Pluto).

Pluto conjunct Ain: Charles de Gaulle 0°05′ (and Neptune), Jawaharlal Nehru 0°44′, Isaac Newton 0°52′, Agatha Christie 0°56′ (and Neptune), Erwin Rommel 1°11′ (and Neptune).

North Node conjunct Ain: Andy Warhol 0°27′.

South Node conjunct Ain: Friedrich Nietzsche 0°42′, Franklin D. Roosevelt 1°08′, Sarah Paulson 1°12′ (and MC), James Joyce 1°15′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.63, 188.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34-36.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.21.
  4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.37.
  5. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.79-80
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

9 thoughts on “Fixed Star Ain

  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!!! 🙂

  3. I have my sun conjunct Ain and Aldebaran, like right smack in between them at zero degrees pretty much. But I am not evil at all, I’m a born again Christian, I’m not gay either. I do have a crazy iron will and I could see myself being evil had I not been divinely guided because I have Mars square Pluto. I did have disrupted education but I’m super smart, I just didn’t get a college degree. I am considering going back to school in my 40’s. I did very well in sales. I have had some misfortune but haven’t we all? I almost feel this is ancestral, could that be? In other words, perhaps it was my karma to break the cycle. I do have about 35% native American in me. I dunno….

  4. Thank you!!! More and more has been revealed to me since then!! I AM made up of the stuff of stars!! I feel the veil of illusion dropping everyday and hope to SEE the way home from this “whirled” we live in!!

  5. I’m grateful to have explored today and found this research ready site. I’m a direct 0 degree sun with Aldebaran. The progression from 9 degrees to 10, have placed Aldebaran on my natal mercury. Progress from 9 to 10 also have current placement sextile my natal moon at 10 Leo. And trine my ascendant all within a 1 degree orb. Now this also trines my Jupiter and squares Saturn. Jupiter Leo Saturn Virgo. Much like the first post. I have Uranus in my 10th and midheaven at 29 Scorpio so strong antares influence. Currently I feel protected, but when placed in a negative moment suffer greatly from a slip up. Chiron natally is directly conjunct mars in Taurus 11 in my 4th so I have a tough aspect there, and that also keeps me at bay. I feel I was born unable to slip up. Being that impossible, I learn quick, and solve problems in lasting ways. Reach out in giving offering and striving to keep a solid mind to work hard and shine. This also has given me the thorough understanding of a dark night of the soul, only clearing that with in months of my Uranus opposition. If I’m dangerous, it’s to self only, and I am my greatest critic. I have loved myself as much as disdained myself. I feel more events than usual are fated or destined. I don’t fight what is. And I don’t push for what isn’t, but I will fight to the end for Justice. I feel as if I’m the underdog warrior, with a mountain to accomplish, a past of a million trials and a million errors. Only to gain enough practice to dawn in the new age. And as I sit here today, am positioned to do just that. Powerfully wise I have been given no memory of past existences. But after coming through my dark night, have picked up hidden talents that are so far from my grasp of understanding that again, fate and destiny are actual truths I come to. My pre solar and post eclipses seal that deal, and I learned the hard way with the great American solar eclipse what learned can be like. After I clear this Uranus opposition and clear my Chiron through passionate experience, I think I will viably be able to say that I will sit within the realm and take in Aldebaran aspects, most genuinely. I’ve lived patterns that finally speak to me that I have come to planet earth for a mission. That mission is to be successfully accomplished, this time. Most of whom will congregate as “my tribe” have been a “tribe” for years. I, always “outcasted” yet respected, valued, and generally liked, though private. When the fatal day arose to enter the path I have learned that I carry their talents, naturally. I never feared them, just assumed I wouldn’t be any good. Silly to find I likely failed many missions before and caused much pain to self and to others in my past by accidental failures. Most find me interesting, but I’m quite misunderstood, and often i misunderstand. I’m socially spot on, a recluse to thoughts and ideas, that is until they are embraced of which I can run the realms of distant galaxies with how far my mind can go. I know now, How heavily aspected I am to Aldebaran and antares. Because of the learning of this, I honor their presence, respect their grace. And try with my might to become the game changer I was born to be. With their direction and their protection, I feel I finally will rise to the occasion, being forth my magic, leave my wisdom, and guide those willing I to the new era of Aquarius. I feel blessed honored, tired and willing. Ready as I’ll ever be, again, in gratitude hope, love and in light, I hope your research bring much guidance to this unexploited magic of fate, so that those that come after can alchemy their path in fruitful success and understand the depth of their fated ways. And so it is.

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