Fixed Star Algol

Algol at 26°10′ Taurus has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Algol

Perseus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Algol on May 16

Fixed star Algol, Beta Persei, is a 2.1 magnitude, rare triple star and eclipsing binary located in the Medusa’s Head, carried in the Hero’s left Hand, Perseus Constellation. The name Algol comes from the Arabic word رئيس الغول, meaning Head of the Ogre. The English translation became Demon Star, with other names being Satan’s Head and the Spectre’s Head. In Chinese, it belongs to a group of stars called the Mausoleum. Algol appears to blink, as shown in the animation below. Every 69 hours, its magnitude dips for about 10 hours before returning to full brightness again.

Algol Star Astrology

Algol Star []

Algol represents the head of the Gorgon Medusa, who was slain by Perseus. Medusa, who was the only mortal one of the three Gorgon sisters, was originally a beautiful maiden, but her hair was changed into hissing serpents by Minerva in consequence of her having become by Neptune, the mother of Chrysaor and Pegasus in one of Minerva’s temples. This gave her so fearful an appearance that everyone who looked at her was changed into stone. [3]

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Fixed Star Algol Astrology

In astrology, Algol is one of the most unfortunate stars. Ptolemy referred to it as “the Gorgon of Perseus” and associated it with death by decapitation: mirroring the myth of the Hero Perseus’ victory over the snake-headed Gorgon Medusa. Historically, it has received a strong association with violence across a wide variety of cultures. Medieval Arabic commanders tried to ensure that no important battle began whilst the light of Algol was weak. It may be connected to the periodic lucky prognosis in an ancient Egyptian calendar for lucky and unlucky days composed about 3200 years ago. The 17th-century English astrologer William Lilly regarded any planet to be afflicted when within five degrees of conjunction. [1]

Astrologers, of course, said that it was the most unfortunate, violent, and dangerous star in the heavens, and it certainly has been one of the best observed as the most noteworthy variable in the northern sky. [2]

Fixed star Algol is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter (dignified, pious, conservative, acquisitive, retentive.) It causes misfortune, violence, decapitation, hanging, electrocution and mob violence, and gives a dogged and violent nature that causes death to the native or others. It is the most evil star in the heavens. [3]

β Persei is an eclipsing variable star system comprising two components ranging between 2.2 & 3.5 in a period of 2.87 days; the eclipse lasts 10 hours. The spectral type of the main star is B8, with a temperature of 12,500 degrees Kelvin. The eclipsing star is dark, and no color has been assigned to it. Algol, anciently thought to be the demon star, has two well-defined natures. One is high in spiritual values, and the other is on the primitive side, evidenced by extreme misfortune.

The darker side of Algol is similar to a spectral ‘S’ star, while the brighter star is of the spectral B, indicating helium is prominent and can be related to influences of the spectral class stars, W, 0, and B. The darker star circles the brighter star every 68 hours, presenting a periodic change in brightness as viewed from the Earth. Since an ephemeris is not possible or available, the influences are listed as either positive or negative, with the darker side for the negative influences and the brighter side for the positive influences.

Some nativities can have both negative and positive influences. The brighter side, as of spectral classes W, 0. & B. The native is sober, serious, patient, talkative, and has high preferment, honors, and success in their careers. Native dislikes sordid actions, is faithful, not bigoted. The darker side as of spectral class ‘S’: The native is bigoted, violent or nonviolent, deals with the masses, possibly tends to be secretive, subject to violence, either to or by the native, forced changes, a propagandist, one with extreme mental powers, extreme physical powers, for good or bad. Mass vandalism, fanaticism, tragedies, ruthlessness. [13]

Algol symbol (Agripe 1531).svg  Algol is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a human head cut off at the neck. It gives success to petitions, makes the wearer bold and magnanimous, preserves the body, protects against witchcraft, and turns evil and spells back upon those who work them. Rules diamond, black hellebore, and mugwort. [3]

Algol is the Head of Gorgo Medusa. This name is derived from the Arabic Al Ghoul, meaning “demon,” “evil spirit,” or “devil.” Derived from the same root as “alcohol.” The dark one has the property of pure Saturn character; the lighter one corresponds not only to Saturnian influence but also to Mars-Uranus-Pluto nature. If the dark fellow is showing toward Earth’s path, the destructive invisible action is exercised. These will be the hours in which Algol is least bright. In the olden times, people were well aware of this. Dr, Lomer wrote in Kosmobiologie, August 1950: “Arabic commanders-in-chief, in times of conquest, made it a point that no important battles were begun when the light of Algol was weak.”

Despite the appreciable distance from the ecliptic, this double star’s influence is strongly felt, and in more cases, it is disastrous. Primitive natives will be of the base mind inclined to brutality and violence, especially when Algol is found together with Mars or Saturn. Avoiding accidents and severe injuries is difficult if Algol is conjunction Sun, Moon or the malefics. As everything has two sides, it has to be said that “high spiritual rays” are emanating from Algol also, but only those human beings can receive them who have already reached high spiritual development. Even then, it must be noted that those particular persons will have difficulties and obstacles in their way, and they must use much energy to overcome these handicaps. If their endeavors fail, strong counter forces and enmities will be present. [4]

Fixed star Algol has the nature of Jupiter, but it also has a long tradition as a troublemaker. It is said to be one of the most unfortunate, violent, and dangerous stars in the heavens. This is explained by the fact that Jupiter takes on all of its most perverse meanings: too much heat, as it were, resulting in extremist actions that undo all the beneficial qualities of this planet. [5]

Algol, alias Caput Medusa, is the Demon herself. Indeed she is, without doubt, counted the most malefic of all stars in astrology, even though Ptolemy gives her the less obviously ominous Saturn-Jupiter styling. Medusa’s Head, the meaning of the Latin title, is being held in Perseus’s Hand, which is she is star β in his constellation.

What seems to have been missed by the old school is that Capulus and Algol each have a very positive side to them. The sword removed a monstrosity from our world, and the monstrosity’s head did, in turn, rescue Andromeda – and, by the same token, all of us – from yet another monster of great evil. True that Algol comes from an old Arabic word meaning particularly nasty spirit. However, as we have noted, we all too easily look back and within ourselves only to be halted at our traumas and ‘nasty bits,’ failing to penetrate further to the glory beyond them. Lilith is not Medusa at all, not the ugly blockage in us but the beauty beyond it. Once we pass the ‘ghoul’ in Algol, we find the pure Spirit in that word, just as its modern derivative, Alcohol, which does so much damage if used irresponsibly, is also the background material of the Universe, without which nothing else exists at all.

How Capulus, and more especially Algol star, signify on horoscopes depends entirely on how the person concerned does or does not live life with an honest sense of purpose to it, a desire at least to try to live up to some philosophy, religion or ideal. If that is present in the person, question, or event for which the chart is drawn, then all will go well. The author has seen this happen so often once the superstition about these stars is dropped. If purpose and intent are ‘shady,’ then we don’t need stars to tell us that things are likely, with good reason, to go wrong.

Yes, we know that Algol often does show up in disastrous accidents with death as their climax, but we must remember that our too-common state of disbelief in life beyond the one event since birth that is the lot of all of us. We fear because we do not believe, and we fear to overcome our fear, lest to be fearless of death should somehow cause us to love mortal life the less. We fear to let go of the past because we lack faith in the Hand that holds the future. With Algol poorly aspected in our charts, we may well repeat the popular but obscene: ‘Better the devil you know that the devil you don’t,’ but those with the Star of the Spirit better placed, we find the person who knows better than to slander the Hand as a devil. Many a fine counselor and healer has Algol thus placed.

Alcyone, η Tauri, and the whole Pleiades group are noted in astrology for their association with deep sorrows and tragedies, bereavements showing strongly with this star. Its position by longitude soon after Algol in Perseus may account for the gloomy quality since Algol is much connotative with a violent death in mundane astrology, and that, of course, means bereavement for someone else. As a practicing astrological consultant, however, the present author has found that one or both of these stars prominent, even though ‘afflicted,’ on one’s horoscope makes for an excellent counselor to others in the time of bereavement, with a special gift for bringing out the brighter spiritual significance of Death as the transition to Greater Life and this so very often relieves the counselor him or herself from the misery that others so commonly suffer in that area of life. [6]

Fixed star Algol star rules one-quarter inch up the base of the neck in the human body. [7]

I have found that a strong Algol placement in the natal chart corresponds to very distinctive facial features and hair. There may be a striking beard or glorious long hair. The teeth, nose or ears may also be striking in some way, either extremely beautiful, large or deformed.

Constellation Perseus

Perseus Constellation gives an intelligent, strong, bold and adventurous nature, but a tendency to lying. [3] The constellation indicates events affecting large numbers of people, especially those caused by major meteorological phenomena. [5]

Algol Star, Beta Persei

Algol Star, Beta Persei []

Fixed Star Algol Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Algol: Honor and preferment. [1]

A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity from youth and in own city. The natives possess much, are very rich, have estates in various towns and cities, are lovers of the countryside, and are skilled in building houses. [12]

Carl Sagan 0°01′, Joe Rogan 0°06′, Linda Marshall 0°28′, Robert the Bruce 0°29′, Ben Shapiro 0°38′, Randy Travis 0°38′, Maria Shriver 0°48′, Althea Flynt 1°13′, Steve Forbes 1°33′, David Beckham 1°37′ (and Mercury), Frederick the Great 1°55′, Jordan Peterson 1°56′, Julian Lennon 2°00′.

Midheaven conjunct Algol: Honor and preferment. [1]

A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity from youth and in own city. [12]

Murder, sudden death, beheading, prone to murder and mischief. If at the same time in conjunction with Sun, Moon or Jupiter, it gives victory over others in war. [3]

Lucy Hale 0°03′, Jim Kerr 0°16′, Uma Thurman 0°31′, Lorraine Warren 0°47′, Kenny Chesney 0°48′, Donald Trump 1°03′, Frida Kahlo 1°31′, Woody Allen 1°53′

Descendant conjunct Algol: A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities; bountiful resources; well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity around middle age or through marriage or women. [12]

Helen Keller 1°35′, Gianni Versace 1°47′

Imum Coeli conjunct Algol: A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity in old age or through savings, investments or pensions, death will be famous and known to all. [12]

Rolf Harris 1°44′

Hyleg conjunct Algol and angular: Decapitation or a murderer who meets with a violent death. [3]

Part of Fortune conjunct Algol: poverty. [3]

Jimmy Page 0°26′, Rihanna 0°49′, Emma Watson 1°25′, Nigel Farage 1°36′, Ellen DeGeneres 1°53′, Pope Francis I 1°56′

Sun conjunct Algol: (+) The native has the potential to become a leader. High advancement in sports, legal, martial, occult and matters dealing with the public. These natives will be of outstanding character and a benefit to their communities.

(–) These natives will strive to excel but will become confused with their priorities and could become involved in legal entanglements. [13]

Violent death or extreme sickness. If also in no aspect to a benefic, or there is no benefic in the 8th house, and the dispositor of the Sun in a day nativity or if the Moon in the night one is in square or opposition to Mars, the native will be beheaded; if the luminary culminate he will be maimed, mangled, wounded or torn to pieces alive; and if Mars is at the same time in Gemini or Pisces his hands or feet will be cut off. [3]

Very difficult to avoid accidents and severe injuries. [4]

Tucker Carlson 0°05′, Liberace 0°10′, Marshal Applewhite 0°18′, Debra Winger 0°19′, Cosimo de’ Medici 0°19′, Tori Spelling 0°28′, Craig Ferguson 0°40′, Megan Fox 0°56′, Josh Homme 0°58′, Zara Phillips 1°02′, John Frawley 1°11′, Brian Eno 1°15′, Trent Reznor 1°19′, Georges Braque 1°35′, Don Bachardy 1°36′, Nicole Brown Simpson 1°43′, Pope John Paul II 1°46′, Andy Murray 1°48′, Erik Satie 1°53′, Che Guevara 1°55′, Yannick Noah 1°58′.

Moon conjunct Algol: Violent death or extreme sickness. [3]

Very difficult to avoid accidents and severe injuries. [4]

A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [12]

(+) Natives with this conjunction, can develop the ability to gain victory over their competitors. However, they can also experience setbacks prior to their victory. The natives will be dogged, indefatigable, continually striving to reach their goals, and never at a loss for words or expressions. Illness of a sublime nature possible.

(–) The native is clever, of a dogged, designing nature, the never say die type, possibly leading to turbulent actions because the native will not surrender their objectives. The native can become involved in controversial matters. Legal involvement and even a judicial sentence are possible. [13]

Christine Keeler 0°05′ (and Uranus), Carrie Fisher 0°30′, Tommy Lee Jones 0°36′, Pope John Paul II 0°39′, Mick Jagger 1°24′, Linda Lovelace 1°57′

Moon conjunct Ascendant or Midheaven with Algol: The natives have a virtuous disposition and respect their elders, have noble feelings, are generous, tolerant, sensible, and love their loved ones. [12]

Moon conjunct Venus conjunct Algol opposite Neptune: This energy point causes a multitude of problems connected with the neck. These people cannot look down to see their feet, and when under stress, they cannot bend the neck forward or in any direction. Their energy is blocked up to the pituitary gland, thus interfering with spiritual development. A great deal of the problem here is the lack of spiritual development, as these individuals wish to remain fixed on the mundane and material areas of their life. These beings should consult spiritual healers who can make life a bit more comfortable for them, as it will help open up the energy at this point and balance it with the rest of the system. Other parts of the body can be affected here, especially the thymus gland, which in turn affects the lymph nodes. Contrary to popular belief, the thymus gland does not discontinue functioning after puberty; it does continue to function and affect the lymph nodes and spiritual development. [7]

Mercury conjunct Algol: (+) Quiet persistence is the keynote of this nativity. The native will enjoy public acceptance, and good business ability can be developed. There can be legal preferment and high advancement in matters dealing with the public.

(–) On the primitive side, these natives will not hesitate to speak out when they would do better keeping silent. They will be inclined to associate with undesirables and/or poor business associates and, if so, encounter legal problems. On the extreme side, such natives could encounter legal problems and a judicial sentence.

Note: Domestic problems are possible with both (+) positive and (–) negative Mercury, surfaced or not. [13]

David Beckham 0°00′ (and AC), Eric Burdon 0°07′, Johnny Depp 0°21′ (and Venus), Alexei Navalny 0°40′, Jay Leno 0°44′, Mark Wahlberg 0°55′, Salvador Dali 1°20′ (and Mars), Clint Eastwood 1°22′, Joseph Gurney Cannon 1°22′.

Venus conjunct Algol: It is imperative that natives with this conjunction marry a congenial, competitive mate, else domestic problems will eventually surface. Natives with this conjunction can gain high public preferment. If there are domestic or romantic problems, any marriages so involved will be doomed to fail. Such natives will earn the displeasure of their family, regardless of who is at fault. There can be health problems. Caution should be exercised to avoid problematic actions. [13]

Eric Burdon 0°09′ (and Jupiter, Uranus), Prince William 0°15′, Johnny Depp 0°26′ (and Mercury), Billy Joel 0°56′, Sid Vicious 1°05′, Princess Diana of Wales 1°13′, Imelda Marcos 1°17′, Amber Heard 1°31′, Michael Moore 1°51′.

Mars conjunct Algol: (+) Natives with this conjunction will tend to be fearless, ‘tread where angels fear to go.’ They make good showmen and might even try to bluff their way through situations. These natives have the courage of their convictions. They can leave their ‘mark’ on posterity. Turbulence is possible.

(–) The native might seem headstrong or very determined, even at times unreasonable. Some such natives are subject to rash, illegal acts, taking unnecessary chances. They seem to have the strength of their convictions and have complete disregard for public opinion, which could be a minority opinion, but loudly expressed. Turbulence is possible. [13]

If Mars is elevated above the luminaries when Algol is angular, the native will be a murderer who will come to an untimely end. The same is caused by Algol angular or with the hyleg. [3]

Very difficult to avoid accidents and severe injuries. [4]

Salvador Dali 0°21′ (and Mercury), Nancy Pelosi 0°43′, Robert De Niro 0°45′, Liberace 1°37′.

Mars or Saturn conjunct Algol and Moon with Sadalmelik: Hanging or decapitation by royal command; if the Moon is with Denebola, death by judicial sentence; and if the Moon is with Alphard death by water or poison. [3]

Jupiter conjunct Algol: If Jupiter is well-aspected in the nativity, these natives can acquire the ability to amass considerable wealth. These natives are inclined to be collectors, be it art or something in their opinion that would be of value at some future date and which appeals to the native. More primitive natives, while they have the same potential, will tend to become recluses later and even reduce themselves to begging or scavenging. [13]

This is the best placement for Algol. It gives wonderful creative talents such as art and music, from which you can make a good living.

Sara Aldrete 0°21′, Robert Downey Jr. 0°31′, Pablo Picasso 0°58′, Eric Burdon 0°58′ (and Venus, Uranus), Kamala Harris 1°40′, John F. Kennedy 1°58′.

Saturn conjunct Algol: Very difficult to avoid accidents and severe injuries. [4]

Aretha Franklin 0°24′, John Wayne Gacy 1°14′ (and Uranus), Emmett Till 1°20′, Richard Speck 1°45′.

Uranus conjunct Algol: John Lennon 0°12′, Nikola Tesla 0°13′, Linda Marshall 0°25′, Eric Burdon 0°27′ (and Venus, Jupiter), Michael Bloomberg 1°02′, Muhammad Ali 1°06′, Christine Keeler 1°05′ (and Moon), Bob Dylan 1°17′, Tammy Fay Bakker 1°25′, Bruce Lee 1°40′, John Wayne Gacy 1°44′ (and Uranus).

Neptune conjunct Algol: Nikolay Gumilyov 0°25′, Wilhelm Canaris 0°44′, Hugo Black 1°35′, Eleanor Roosevelt 1°46′.

Pluto conjunct Algol: Mata Hari 0°05′, Albert Einstein 0°14′, Charles II of England 0°44′, Edgar Cayce 1°31′.

North Node conjunct Algol: LeBron James 0°45′, Stephen King 0°46′, Cecilia Bartoli 1°12′, Katy Perry 1°34′, Erwin Rommel 1°41′, Hillary Clinton 1°52′.

South Node conjunct Algol: James VI and I 0°32′, Justin Bieber 0°51′.

Algol Star and Evolution

From the mythology of Medusa, we can see her as a mutant. A mutation is the driver of genetic evolution. It is no surprise to see the Algol star prominent in the history of the Human Genome Project.

On June 1, 1866, Charles Benedict, the father of the American eugenics movement, was born. Mercury was conjunct Algol. He sterilized 60 000 “unfit” or mutant Americans and “strongly influenced the Holocaust in Europe” [8].

On July 16, 1945, we exploded the first nuclear bomb, the Trinity Test, in Nevada. Mars was conjunct Algol. The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki that followed killed over 200 000 people and mutated countless more.

On April 25, 1953, Watson and Crick published their groundbreaking discovery on the structure of DNA, the building block of our genes. Jupiter was conjunct Algol.

On December 9, 1984, research on casualties at Hiroshima and Nagasaki led to the Alta Summit, the beginnings of the Human Genome Project. North Node was conjunct Algol. “If genome projects prove important to biology, then historians will note the Alta meeting” [9].

On June 25, 2000, President Clinton announced the completion of the Human Genome Project [10]. Saturn was conjunct Algol.

On May 18, 2006, the last chromosome sequence was published in the journal Nature. Sun and Mercury were conjunct Algol.

On May 21, 2008, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act became law “To prohibit discrimination based on genetic information concerning health insurance and employment” [11]. Venus was conjunct Algol.

Recommended Reading

Medusa’s Head, Diana Rosenberg.


  1. Stars in Astrology – Algol, Wikipedia.
  2. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889, p.333.
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.56, 123, 124, 232, 242.
  4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.14-16.
  5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.21.
  6. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.38, 130.
  7. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.21.
  8. Charles Davenport – Wikipedia
  9. The Alta Summit, December 1984, Human Genome Project Information.
  10. White House Press Release, Human Genome Project Information.
  11. Public Law 110–233 110th Congress, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
  12. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  13. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.71-73.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

253 thoughts on “Fixed Star Algol

  1. Oh my… I’ve got Algol in my 5th house conjunct Mars (Taurus), and I have the grand talent trines I saw some people tripping on. I’m ridiculously talented with people commenting on it ALL MY LIFE, and it disgusts me because my it has been one long war. I’m pretty old now, and STILL fighting like hell. What do I have? One good person who loves me. THAT’S IT.
    I suppose it’s really all I ever had.

  2. Dangerous, perhaps your Mars / Algol conjunction has not only given you talent/s, but has helped you to survive your “one long war”?
    And if you have one good person who loves you, you can call your life a success.

  3. Medusa is not a demon, that was a deep and horrific evil corruption projected upon women in ancient times to destroy their equal status in society. Perseus should be brought to trial and sent to prison (the underworld) like many Gods of the Patriarch (RIP).

  4. Princess Diana and Prince William both have their 5th house ruler’s (Venus) conjunct this fixed star. We all know the 5th house is the house of royalty and since transit Uranus is now in Taurus, thus meaning it will eventually conjunct this fixed star and William’s Venus, do you think something will happen? Like something that will change his fate? I think the Queen might pass and he will be forced up a rank to which it will cause him great stress…it would be great to hear your prediction on this!

  5. hi H20,
    You wrote;
    “Princess Diana and Prince William both have their 5th house ruler’s (Venus) conjunct this fixed star. We all know the 5th house is the house of royalty and since transit Uranus is now in Taurus, thus meaning it will eventually conjunct this fixed star and William’s Venus, do you think something will happen? Like something that will change his fate? I think the Queen might pass and he will be forced up a rank to which it will cause him great stress…it would be great to hear your prediction on this!”

    I didn’t know the 5th house pertains to royalty. Interesting.
    OK, my thoughts are;

    1. Venus represents children, as well as many other things. So does the 5th house. Let’s hope none of William’s children are badly affected.And if Diana had Venus conjunct Algol, then William himself is doubly affected by Algol. Because he is Diana’s {Algol Venus} child and so it affects him from that direction. And since he has that conjunction in his own chart, his own children might experience misfortune ? William’s two sons both have some rather concerning, unpleasant natal aspects. Charlotte has {natal} Mars in the 12th.

    2. Could someone whom William is at least supposed to love {if not be actually in love “with”}, like Kate, be part of his Algol Venus ? Could she pass out of his life ?

    3. William has 2019 solar return stelliums in both the 2nd and 8th houses, {second house activating the 8th even more}…

    4. I read {and kept info from} an astrologer who stated that maybe both William and Kate might go “bye bye” in other words, and I think he meant prematurely.Things do happen. I can look it up and add more on that, I thought it was so interesting I kept what was said about it.

    5. Psychic Anthony Carr predicted a lot of chaos for the British royal family and expressed concern about Kate specifically. He has a video on YouTube about it, “Psychic Anthony Carr talks about Kate Middleton”.

    When do you think the Uranus transit will affect William ? Do you have a general or specific time period,? I agree,when Elizabeth passes, William might flake out. But it’s Charles who will succeed, so you feel William couldn’t handle the position Charles now holds {that William will inherit once everyone moves up a rank ?}. William does seem like a milksop. Honest opinion.

  6. Benedict Cumberbatch has Jupiter on Algol.
    Born Monday 19 July 1976 @ 12PM in Hammersmith, England.
    He also has a Yod with Sun Sextile Jupiter quincunx the Galactic Centre.
    A powerhouse!

  7. Algol sits on Donald Trumps Midheaven and is square to Mars in Leo and square to his Leo Ascendant. This star is considered the most evil star in the heavens and I do believe the evil that has been perpetuated since this man was elected has flourished. Think of just the children separated for years from their parents at the border and the Kurds slaughtered in the Middle East when our troops left Syria leaving families to be murdered. I cannot find one saving grace in this barbarian who stands on his lying haunches and sends derogatory remarks about patriotic workers of our democracy.\. Algol is still the most evil star in the heavens.

    • Judith,
      Children separated for years from their parents ? Oh. You must be talking about illegal aliens.They know full well they’re breaking our laws. Put their own children at risk, that’s what they chose to do.Try waltzing illegally into Mexico and demanding all kinds of perks.You’d probably find yourself in jail.The USA is also not responsible for saving everyone on the planet, {Kurds,etc}, someone’s always in dire straits somewhere.The USA does a LOT of good all over the world. There has to be limits of some sorts. And borders as well.

  8. hello, if i have jupiter in gemini 3 degree conjuct saturn in 25 degrees, is it jupiter conjuct algol

    • If your Saturn is at 25 degrees Taurus, you have Saturn conjunct Algol. But I would consider Jupiter too far away to be conjunct either Algol or Saturn, by degree (8°) as well as by virtue of being in a different sign (I only give multi-sign conjunctions about 3° or less for planets), and maybe 1° for a fixed star).

      • I have mine at 25.53 5th in Taurus…I just want to know if this is good or bad…🥲

        • Hi Gloria. FIxed stars are only important if they are conjunct a planet, or Ascendant or Midheaven.

        • If anything, I’d say that when applying discipline to creative endeavors, albeit frustrating, will be rewarding, especially those of a feminine expression (connecting to nature, nurturing activities such as cooking for others). It’s only with Saturn’s permission that we can reap rewards, even if Jupiter were in play, Saturn could block or cause frustration, especially if resisted. At worst, it may leave you more susceptible to be punished by others, so please take care of your own energy (burn sage and 3 bay leaves on a regular rotating basis, take care of your health, etc.).
          I do believe that planets conjunct fixed stars are of significance, but I put aspect patterns, declinations, among others of higher importance. Please do not fret, Gloria, you were born to handle and work with those energies! 🙂

        • My Algol sit exactly at 26.0 in 4th house Taurus. My mc at 10th house with Pluto Scorpio. Is it bad?

  9. History and Future of the Kepler 62 System will you made this ? and go to channel Algol *

  10. Children were separated from their ‘parent’s under Obama too, because no one can tell if the people they’re with ARE their parents or if they are human smugglers/ sex traffickers. FFS stop believing everything the lamestream media tells you.

    • Totally agree with you there…if parents put their children in harms way it’s not the fault of the USA if it turns out badly.

    • I’m sure the unaccompanied children are going to be killed for their adrenaline (adrenochrome) the real question is how did Joe Biden know the missing children that were separated from their parents were…”GONE!” ? And, why should taxpayers pay for their deadly expensive drug habit?! And do you think we will pay the parents of these unaccompanied children?! And will they still vote after they’re dead?!

  11. Part of Fortune conjunct Algol:


    Rihanna 0°49′,
    Nigel Farage 1°36′,
    Pope Francis I 1°56′

    Gerald 1°29′

    Ive mentioned at a few web sites, that the Trinity is worth over $3trillion with the Proofs as they are now. And could be Valued even Higher if we get unusual occurrences on November 2nd or December 21.

    I would say this kind of bold statement can be seen in the natal Mid Heaven 24Ari13, transit Eris as many as 11 times near or over the MC between 2018 and 2024.

    Obviously I can’t have any of it, but at least Now you know why it wasnt taken to the Patent Office, although it made it to a Swiss art show.

  12. Thank you for a great article. Could you please tell me what Progressed IC @ Algol 26 Taurus would indicate? My natal Moon (7th) Mars+Saturn (5th) midpoint conjuncts Algol. Please help me, I seek answers to a presently horrible situation with family. I appreciate any insight.

  13. I may please add to my previous comment that my husband’s natal Lilith/Nessus conjuncts Algol. And his moon conjuncts my Mars/Saturn. We are having loads of conflict with Lilith and Nessus types right now too. Not fun. Thank you to anyone who can offer advice, and to the creator of this website.

  14. That is a good point. Does anybody know where is Obama’s Algol? This is one the reason I sometimes doubt if Astrology is true. There is always contradictions..

  15. There are what appears to be contradictions
    because of how complex astrology is. For instance I have sensitive Neptune in Scorpio rising. But I also have a dictator placement, Pluto in the 10th house. See ? How can I be sensitive and otherworldly but also have a dictator indication ? Ooops.
    Ask Michael where Obama’s Algol is. 😂😂😂. Maybe he knows.

    • your 10th house is your reputation/public persona and your career. you may be as gentle as a summer wind and as soft as a cinnamon roll but when it comes to your career, you may be “a dictator”–and others would view you as such.

      but that’s not true for you. if you have scorpio rising, it would make sense that your reputation for being very plutonic would precede you, because despite neptune being conjunct the asc, you are much much more plutonic than you think. neptune conjunct your asc would serve as a blind spot to your true nature. of course all you’d see is your dreamy, sensitive side. neptune is just concealing the way you actually appear to others and present yourself and act.

  16. This was written 2 years ago, but I just had to respond. Never met an infant/toddler/pre/schooler/ grade schooler who knew full well they broke the law. Wow! That comment had a lot of irrational rage.

  17. Diana, surely you cannot be referring to this post:
    ‘Children separated for years from their parents ? Oh. You must be talking about illegal aliens.They know full well they’re breaking our laws. Put their own children at risk, that’s what they chose to do…’
    It seems quite clear to me that the post refers to ADULT illegal aliens?

  18. Fascinating stuff. I have Algol conj Saturn Rx in 1H Taurus. (Not conjunct my ASC by one degree out of orb – they’re 6 deg apart). My early life was filled with physical, emotional and mental abuse and a lot of RAGE in my spirit (I also have a Mars/Pluto conjunction in Virgo). Once I managed to leave that situation things improved dramatically. Today I feel like I’ve risen above the trials and am now reaping the rewards of my hard work. I’m sure I’ll have other setbacks, but I know I will thrive because of everything I’ve survived.

  19. I wonder what will happen when Uranus conjuncts Algol in 2024. Scary possibility of new covid mutation?

    • Hi max – just lock at my post down here…read “the horrorscope of algol” article in internet somewhere…it may be ukrainian war and NOT covid….greez from germany !

  20. The Lunar Eclipse on 16 May 2022 will have Sun conjunct Algol. Square Saturn and sextile Neptune. More COVID variants no doubt. When is this going to end?

    • OK. Hmmm. My birthday is 17 of May and my Sun is in 26 degrees of Taurus in the 8th house.

  21. A estrela continua existindo no mapa de todos. Se a casa está vazia, simplesmente não há um astro ou ponto que ative Algol.

  22. Are you out there Jamie? Gosh I dislike leaving comments and wanting comments at that too. But with thanks in advance, I am seeking a little bit of reassurance. Or the cold hard truth. My chart reading skills and understanding of transits is limited. But I have managed to sufficiently freak myself in the current weather. Would you be so kind as to have a quick sqizz at my chart pretty please? I am having a lot going on in the 8th house at the moment. And with Markab and Algol and then Uranus, natal Leo sun 12, Moon transiting with the current solar eclipse in Taurus? Like I said. Sometimes a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Anyway thanks if you can help. I realise you are asked frequently. 17th Aug. 1973. 7.40am. Au.

      • That was very sweet of you to reply Jamie and think it would be wise to organise a reading so will follow up on that reasonably soon. In the meantime many thanks again and warm wishes to you.

    • You are not alone there. I am the odd one out but not the first: Precession. One of my aims with this website is to show how accurate astrology can be without the use of Signs or Houses.

  23. Hi Jamie,
    Oh I see. Well yes that’s interesting. But I love houses. LOL.

  24. Does this fixed star have effect if its on the vertex? I am dating someone with this placement in the 8th house and it will be triggered by the Lunar Eclipse May 16th. How does it play out if its on the vertex?

  25. HI, my daughter is moving this weekend to Connecticut and will arrive at her new apartment with Algol conjunct her solar return moon in the 9th house and the total lunar eclipse in Scorpio! I am so worried about her. She is following her dream and I hope that helps medicate some of the bad aspects.

  26. Judith where is your ALGOL ? You seems to be very influence by evil and not good astrologer.

  27. Dear Elder Mountain Dreaming, the interpretation you propose here is relevant through the lens of patriarchy, but we should all know that those are ARCHETYPES not human characters ! Medusa is NOT a WOMAN, she is a FEMININE ENERGY. Perseus is NOT a man, he is a MASCULINE energy. They are YIN and YANG to one another. In the schools of mysteries in ancient times, the feminine or Divine Mother is represented as the one who suffers through incarnation and gets modified by it to the point of – in this myth – becoming a demon. First she is a PERFECT SOUL : beautiful maiden devoted to The Mother Goddess Athena, but as all incarnated soul, she got tainted in the end, mutating slowly into a monstruous creature, MEDUSA. This is allegoric to the descent of the SOUL into MATTER. And then, the perfect soul becomes a suffering creature i.e. a demon. A demon is nothing that a fallen angel. Meaning the energy of the Logos (Christ) that is the energy of creation which is consciousness-existence-bliss, that got adulterated and now it’s producing opposite effects to his own nature, meaning anti-Christ or Demon or Satan whose energy produce only suffering. A demon is no different from you and me, because we are using our divine creative energies to produce our own suffering, through thought emotion and deed ! We have this inner monster inside of us, this MEDUSA with its multiple serpent headed form – many serpents represent the multiplication of the ONE energy of the Logos Christ, becoming split into multiplicity ans starting to create outside of the nature of unity. The HEAD of MEDUSE is your own mind ! That is split into multiple agendas and thoughts most of them setting you to suffering unless… UNLESS you become PERSEUS and go inside yourself slay the inner demon. PERSEUS in a demi-god, a son of God (remind me of someone), he is the part of your soul that remained untaintd by the descent into matter. This one you have to nourrish in order for it to SAVE you. The son of God inside of you is your own savior that’s gonne conquer the monster, slay the dragon, etc… PEREUS is your sporitual self MEDUSA is your split psychological self. Now, WHY did they USE a feminine archetype to represent the monster in us : because the monster in us reproduce very fast giving birth to new venues of suffering, giving birth is a feminine quality. The masculine archetype is hence evident to represent the seed of consciousness that will fertilize the feminine so that she birth the SON of MAN or Christ, and stop birthing demons or psychological selves/egos that lead to suffering. So really, MEDUSA is an aspect of the DIVINE MOTHER when she is prostituted, meaning when her christic energies are used towards materialistic et egoistic pursuits, then our inner Divine Mother becomes a monster. Only Her Son, the Christ (or Vishnu, or Budha, or Ahura Mzda…) can slay her chains and liberate her so that we can get out of our misery and discover our real nature, which is bliss. But as long as suffering is real in out life, we still have Medusa’s head on and we should pray for perseus to come and behead her, so than we can get back the access to the highest aspect of our divine mother Athena / Mary / Lakshmi / Isis etc… In conclusion, I really don’t think you want your inner Perseus to be bought to trial 🙂 you actually need him to come and save you, so that you can get back your creative energies and create a life that suits you <3 Wishing you all the best on your journey ^_^———————-Disclaimer : I am a sis-woman, feminist, activist for lgbtq+ community, with a Lilith conjunct NN, a spiritual seeker, teacher and astrologer.

  28. I have algol conj Hygeia, and that is conjunct my vertex which is conjunct Misma, this all seems kinda influential in my life, any thoughts on what this could mean?

  29. Same, except mine is in my 1st house. I’m super scared about the “Violent death” part🥺

    • Mine might be creepier. My Taurus sun is at 26 degrees and it’s in the 8th house. And the 8th house cusp is also at 26 degrees of Taurus. 💀

    • Hi Deborah. Fixed stars are only supposed to influence in conjunction. But they affect you if you are experiencing a transit from that degree. For example, you will have Uranus opposite Sun transit in the next year or two. That transit will be influenced by Uranus conjunct Algol.

  30. Hi Jamie,
    Are there fixed star reports available ? I should Google that. Is a conjunction anything like having your natal Sun in 26 degrees of Taurus ? My 26 degree Taurus sun is in the 8th house and that house cusp is also 26 degrees of Taurus. I’m interested in any transits that would potentially set it off. Seems like my astrology is a bit concerning.

  31. OK thanks. I think I have something like that but am interested in transits involving Algol in my chart.

  32. Hi! Can anyone tell me about Jupiter-Saturn conjunct Algol? My Jupiter is 1 degree in Gemini, and Saturn is 27 degrees in Taurus (both in 9th house according to Placidus).

  33. Judith has the fixed star MSNBC conjunct her Mercury. A very unfortunate placement 😢
    It makes one very susceptible to Trump Derangement Syndrome, and completely unable to see that the Democratic Party and the Mainstream Media are the true bringers of evil.

  34. It is going to end when you start to read up a bit on this Subject, start with doctor Mercola

  35. My natal Algol is conjunct Jupiter at 25°25′ and Black Moon Lilith at 24°49′ in 2nd house Taurus. I’m trying to figure out if this this good, bad, or balances out to something in between.

  36. Hi jamie what about uranus on algol 2024 in connection to ukrainian war aka 3rd world war ? What do you and others here think about it in comparison to events in the early 40s of last century ? Will there be atomic holocaust ?

  37. And how about germany now urged to deliver the so called TAURUS cruise missiles for selenskyi ? Uranus is running through TAURUS towards algol – what do you think about this ? Only coincidence without any meaning ?

  38. Does this mean if my sun is at 26 degrees Taurus that my sun is conjunct Algol?
    I’m born May 17th
    Thank you for any clarification

  39. Hi
    I was born May 17th too, I have my chart, and my sun is at 26 degrees of Taurus in the 8th house, and my 8th house cusp is also at 26 degrees. I’m also interested in knowing more about the degree.

    • Hi Anne, I have just a new interpretation for Sun conjunct Algol. The main theme that fixed star astrologers have found with Algol is the double-sided nature of this star. I manifests very differently depending on whether the person is “primitive” or “evolved”.

  40. Jamie, I can’t find a way to calculate my Algol conjunction; can you help? My MC is at Taurus 25 53’38 & Algol was at Taurus 25 57’26 when I was born. 

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