Fixed Star Alderamin

Alderamin at 12°47′ Aries has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Alderamin

Constellation Cepheus [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alderamin on April 2

Fixed star Alderamin, Alpha Cephei, is a 2.51 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.

02♈3503♈17Deneb Kaitos2°10′
21♈5722♈39Baten Kaitos1°30′

Constellation Cepheus

According to Ptolemy, Cepheus is like Saturn and Jupiter. 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]

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]

James Dean 0°24′ (and Uranus), Yao Ming 0°38′, George Blake 0°43′, Kendall Jenner 1°04′, Frieda Hughes 1°14′, Lena Horne 1°18′, Jon Voight 1°22′ (and Saturn), 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]

Stephen King 0°25′, Queen Camilla 0°28′, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 0°43′, Charles III 1°10′.

Saturn conjunct Alderamin: Jon Voight 0°31′ (and AC) 


  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.

7 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.

  2. As Rukbat is to GRB 221009A, Alderamin is to the Earthquake.

    Both have aversions to Fool and Zero Point, Venus/Mars in my natal and Art.

    The arc from Libra to Aquarius, one example, the Comedian, the other.

    Say that I Think come Gemini, tropical, we’ll have a congress of we’ve learned.

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