Fixed Star Alderamin

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Alderamin at 12°46′ Aries has an orb of 1°50′
Fixed Star Alderamin

Constellation Cepheus [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alderamin on April 2

Fixed star Alderamin, Alpha Cephei, is a 2.5 magnitude blue star in the right shoulder of the King, Cepheus Constellation. The traditional name Alderamin comes from the Arabic الذراع اليمين al-dhirā‘ al-yamīn, which means “the right arm” (of the King). In Chinese, Alpha Cephei is known as 天鈎五 (Tiān Gōu wu, the Fifth Star of the Celestial Hook.)

Fixed star Alderamin is located near the precessional path traced across the celestial sphere by the Earth’s north pole. It will be the pole star in 7500 AD.

Degree*

02 ♈ 35
09 ♈ 09
12 ♈ 46
14 ♈ 18
21 ♈ 57

Orb

2°10′
2°00′
1°50′
2°10′
1°30′

Constellation Cepheus

According to Ptolemy, Cepheus is like Saturn and Jupiter (dignified, pious, conservative, acquisitive, retentive. Honor and preferment if culminating.) It gives authority and a sober mind, sometimes making its natives judges or arbitrators, but exposes to cruel and severe trials. If Mars afflicts the luminaries from Cepheus, especially if in an angle, it causes death by hanging, decapitation, crucifixion or impalement. By the Kabalists this constellation is associated with the Hebrew letter Shin and the 22nd Tarot Trump “The Fool.” [1]

In classical times Cepheus was said to presage earthquakes and other events that affect large portions of mankind .[2] The ancient astronomers were Cepheans who made Cepheus the father of their royal family of stars. [4]

27th Arabic Manzil – Al Fargh al Thani

Increases harvests, revenues, gain, heals infirmities, hinders building, upholds prisons, causes danger to seamen and destruction of enemies.

With Moon: Marry, take medicine, pursue business but do not travel or lend money.

14th Chinese Xiù – 壁 (Bì) Wall

Associated with archives of some sort, or a treasury. The mansion of exalted virtue, it presides over literature, the fine arts, and scholarship, but also lies and slander. Good for digging or extensions on buildings. Opening doors will bring great wealth to one’s family.

By respecting one’s ancestors, one can gain riches and official recognition. Children born on this day will be very accomplished and will bring honor to their parents. If you get married now, the education of your children will bring good fortune.

Alpha Cephei Fixed Star Alderamin

Alderamin Star, Alpha Cephei [Wikipedia]

Alderamin Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Alderamin: Those who have this star rising will be serious, austere, feared for their severity, always assuming the countenance of upright characters who follow with zeal the Stoic philosophy. Such among the ancients were the Gatos; and another was Tullian in our time, who deservedly through his severity attained the rank of regularly-elected consul. If Venus and Mercury are in aspect, the natives will be writers or performers of tragic dramas. [3]

Alderamin was rising in the charts of both Cato the Elder (234-149 BC), Roman statesman, and Tullian (Tullianus Symmachus Valerius), Roman consul, 280-330 AD.[2]

Yao Ming 0°38′, George Blake 0°43′, Lady Davina Lewis 0°59′, Kendall Jenner 1°04′, Frieda Hughes 1°14′, Lena Horne 1°18′, Johannes Vehlow 1°34′, Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse 1°36′.

Descendant conjunct Alderamin: But if this star is found in its setting they will at some time incur dangers and death on certain rocks or they will perish immediately at birth; or will be publicly punished for incest with a new and unheard-of death. [3]

Midheaven conjunct Alderamin: Honor and preferment. [1]

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 0°43′

References

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.37.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.12.
  3. Mathesis: Liber Octavus, Firmicus Maternus, 4th Century AD, p.279.
  4. Stars, Stones and Scholars, Andis Kaulins, 2003, p.19-20, p.57.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

4 thoughts on “Fixed Star Alderamin

  1. You kill two birds with one stone here Jamie, plus the stone is wrapped in a message for the lucky soul that finds it:

    1. The Suns transit of the Vernal Equinox (anunciation) , followed a week later by a transit of Alderamin. Would this make him one of the Magi Kings’ at Epiphany?

    2. Next look at Jamie Bamber’s birthday and place this actors birthtime at the ascendant.

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