Fixed Star Al Hecka

Al Hecka at 24°47′ Gemini has an orb of 2°20′
Fixed Star Al Hecka

Taurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Al Hecka on June 15

Fixed star Al Hecka, Zeta Tauri, is a 3.01 magnitude bright blue binary star located on the tip of the Southern Horn of constellation Taurus the Bull. The origin of the traditional Arabic name Al Hecka is obscure, but it closely resembles Al Hak’ah which means The White Spot (on the horn tip). In ancient Babylon it was called Shurnarkabti-sha-Shutu, the southern star bull horn. In China Al Hecka is called 天關, Tiānguān, or Tien Kuan which means Celestial Gate, an asterism within the Net (畢宿 Bì Xiù) mansion.

On June 30, 2017 Zeta Tauri was officially named Tianguan by the International Astronomical Union.


22 ♊ 59
23 ♊ 28
24 ♊ 47
28 ♊ 34
28 ♊ 45

Fixed Star

Al Hecka



Fixed Star Al Hecka Astrology

Fixed star Al Hecka is of the nature of Mars (violent death, ultimate ruin by folly or pride.) It gives violence, male violence and danger of accidents. Sometimes called “The Driver”.

Al Hecka, ζ Tauri, marks the tip of the bull’s southern horn and, as we might expect for this piece of weaponry, Ptolemy classed it as a Mars star. Tracing the Arabic original of the name is not made easy, early western scholars having generally made a poor job of that language. It may derive from Al Qarn, The Horn, a difficult near-K sound for us to pronounce, but more closely it resembles Al Haikal which can mean either a Huge Beast (such as a bull) or a Temple. To the Chinese it was Tien Gwan, the Heavenly Gate, so the Arabic ‘Temple’ is at least as likely as Huge Beast. One further possible Arabic origin is from Al Hak’ah, the White Spot (on the horn tip).

Astrologically it is counted an unfortunate star. Al Hecka gives a combative nature with the tongue, and sometimes manually too, which can indeed lead to misfortune, although the victim may well be convinced that it is ‘all for the cause and that the ‘reward in Heaven’ will compensate for the suffering here below. [3]

Al Hecka represents the 13th vertebra from the top of the spine (6th dorsal) in the human body. [4]

Constellation Taurus

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]

5th Arabic Manzil – Al-Haq’ah

Helps the return from a journey, the instruction of scholars, building, and gives health and goodwill.

With Moon: Begin war but do not sow or undertake any good.

21st Chinese Xiù – 参 (Shēn) Three Stars

Governs frontiers and literature. Good for constructions, all kinds of new projects, labor relations and industry. Industry is the keynote for this mansion, and it favors jobs related to culture and communications, so long as they are done with rigor and creativity.

It also governs executions, murders, sudden death, fortresses, and decapitations, depending upon where it is found in the horoscope. Bad for trading, closing projects, marriage contracts, weddings, and funerals. The fates vary according to one’s actions, as in the previous mansion.

Al Hecka Star, Zeta Tauri

Al Hecka Star, Zeta Tauri []

Fixed Star Al Hecka Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Al Hecka: Wealth, power, courage, generosity, ingenuity, rise to authority, martial success, subject to cuts, wounds, accidents, sores and injuries to the face, pains in the head and fevers. [1]

Kamala Harris 0°08′ (and North Node), Jamison Twins 0°17′, Theodore Roosevelt 1°47′, LeBron James 1°51′

Midheaven conjunct Al Hecka: Martial eminence, success in trade and in occupations of a Mars nature. [1]

Paul McCartney 0°14′, Tiger Woods 0°31′, Franklin D. Roosevelt 1°01′, Hugh Hefner 1°26′, Francisco Franco 1°43′   

Descendant conjunct Al Hecka: Agatha Christie 0°21′, Jimi Hendrix 0°41′, Richard Ramirez 1°32′, Warren Buffett 1°41′

Part of Fortune conjunct Al Hecka: Jim Carrey 0°27′, Amelia Earhart 0°45′ (and Neptune), Donald Rumsfeld 0°49′, Kourtney Kardashian 1°54′, Vladimir Putin 1°58′, William S. Burroughs 2°03′

Sun conjunct Al Hecka: Suspicious, reserved, studious, unfavorable for health and especially for the lungs, aptitude for military enterprise and stratagems but danger of deceit and ambushes. [2]

Xi Jinping 0°51′, Donald Trump 1°06′, Boy George 1°27′

Moon conjunct Al Hecka: Quarrels, evil habits and company, depravity. [1]

Khloé Kardashian 0°45′, Catherine the Great 2°07′, Nicholas Culpeper 2°14′

Mercury conjunct Al Hecka: Hasty temper, selfishness, greed, dissipation, legal and business troubles, poor health, domestic troubles and separation from wife or children, low companions, loss of wealth and poverty. [1]

Mel B 0°50′, Bob Dylan 0°54′, Pierre Cardin 1°18′, Cecilia Bartoli 1°29′, Angelina Jolie 2°06′

Venus conjunct Al Hecka: Unfortunate, low companions, bad environment. [1]

Alexis Arquette 0°09′, André the Giant 0°27′ (and North Node), Richard Branson 0°32′, Adele 0°43′, Frida Kahlo 0°51′, Dwayne Johnson 1°00′, Megan Fox 1°03′, Julian Assange 1°05′, Cat Stevens 1°05′, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 2°01′, Priyanka Chopra 2°13′

Mars conjunct Al Hecka: Evil companions, bad habits, sex troubles, and afflictions of a Mars-Venus type. [1]

Dwayne Johnson 0°30′, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 0°34′, Sirhan Sirhan 1°23′, Martin Luther King 1°53′ 

Jupiter conjunct Al Hecka: Hypocrisy, dissipation, business losses and disgrace. [1]

Michael Moore 0°14′, Clint Eastwood 0°16′, Theodore Roosevelt 1°44′

Saturn conjunct Al Hecka: Uncontrolled passions, drink, debauchery, perverted genius, clever writer of undesirable literature, luxurious surroundings but little wealth, isolated or confined at end of life, domestic unhappiness, accidents if Mars is also afflicting. [1]

Robert De Niro 0°10′, Nicolaus Copernicus 1°10′, Mick Jagger 2°01′

Uranus conjunct Al Hecka: Legal difficulties, trouble through occultism, danger of imprisonment but help from friends, unfavorable for love and marriage, parental disharmony, little wealth, death from an accident. [1]

(No orb): This is a difficult energy point in the body. The vertebra becomes slightly twisted causing a disruptive energy flow to this area. The problem is incurable. These persons are unable to bend at the waistline, and must wear a support to relieve the pressure from the rest of the body. Sitting does not relieve the stress but actually aggravates it. They do not accomplish much in this life due to the fact that they are in pain most of the time. Another difficulty can be experienced through an inflammation of the pancreas, thus bringing on pain when digesting their food. These persons should not drink alcoholic beverages as they can also experience an inflammation of the kidneys. This is a very karmic position as these individuals have limited their accomplishments in this lifetime. If the planet Neptune is square to Uranus at this point, the vertebra will begin to literally dissolve. Attempts to place an artificial piece at this point will only result in failure to solve the problem. [4]

Steve Forbes 0°08′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 0°26′, O. J. Simpson 0°36′, Alice Cooper 1°40′, Hillary Clinton 1°52′, Stephen King 2°03′

Neptune conjunct Al Hecka: Accidents, secret enemies, great psychic powers, wife may be sickly or die soon after marriage, favorable for gain but many losses in latter part of life, sudden troubles of a Mars nature. [1]

M. C. Escher 0°58′, Joseph Goebbels 1°08′, Amelia Earhart 1°48′ (and Part of Fortune)

Pluto conjunct Al Hecka: Frida Kahlo 0°15′, Arthur Koestler 0°46′

North Node conjunct Al Hecka: Vincent van Gogh 0°15′, Kamala Harris 1°29′ (and Ascendant), André the Giant 1°53′ (and Venus), Liza Minnelli 1°59′, Billie Eilish 2°14′

South Node conjunct Al Hecka: Billy Bob Thornton 0°09′, Pope Francis I 0°21′, Miley Cyrus 2°15′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.125.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.39.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.37.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

Last Updated on December 6, 2022 by Jamie

2 thoughts on “Fixed Star Al Hecka

  1. Yikes! This is 2′ away from my Gemini Sun at 27′! I have lived a violence free life so far.

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