Fixed Star Algorab

Algorab at 13°27′ Libra has an orb of 1°50′
Fixed Star Algorab

Corvus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Algorab on October 6

Fixed star Algorab, Delta Corvi, is a pale yellow and purple wide double star in the right wing of the Crow, Corvus Constellations. Magnitude (V) +2.96, spectral type A0 IV(n) kB9. The magnitude 9.3 companion has the spectral type K2Ve.

The name traditional Algorab comes from the Arabic word الغراب (al-ghuraab) which means the crow.


09 ♎ 56
10 ♎ 08
13 ♎ 27
17 ♎ 40
22 ♎ 09

Fixed Star




Algorab Astrology

Fixed star Algorab is of the nature of Mars and Saturn. It gives destructiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness and lying, and is connected with scavenging. [1]

δ Corvi. A double star, yellow and purple, on the Crow’s right wing. “The Raven.” Spectral class AO. This star gives the native high business preferment, government preferment. The native is self-seeking, can be charming, clever; also repulsive, destructive, or tears down, and misrepresents. [5]

It can indeed show up the more troublesome side of Libra, a variation on the truth when an excuse looks to be safer but is not always found to be so – as the Crow discovered. Not a significant star when well aspected, but it can be a nuisance if aspects or planets involved are hard ones. [2]

Algorab, in The Crow, has a Saturn-Mars nature and is said to be a hindrance, especially when other Saturnian influences are predominant. Delays and restraint are indicated to come about by fiascoes, losses, wrong handling of matters and enmity in general. The cosmogram of Kaiser Franz Joseph I is a good example. He has Algorab on his Ascendant, and his life was full of misfortune. A conjunction with Sun or Moon is not good either, if the lights are afflicted… if Algorab is conjunction the Sun, Moon, or one of the malefics, it has a reputation for accidents or injuries that are difficult to avoid. [3]

Algorab rules the right kidney. [4]

Agrippa1531 alaCorui.png  Algorab is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a raven, snake or negro dressed in black. It makes the wearer angry, bold, courageous and a backbiter, gives bad dreams, the power of summoning or driving away evil spirits and protection from winds and the malice of men and devils. Rules stones of the color of black onyx, burr, quadrangles, henbane, comfrey, and the tongue of a frog. [1]

Constellation Corvus

Corvus is like Mars and Saturn. It is said to give craftiness, greediness, ingenuity, patience, vengefulness, passion, selfishness, lying, aggressiveness, and material instincts, and sometimes causes its natives to become agitators. [1]

Algorab Star, Delta Corvi

Delta Corvi, Algorab []

Fixed Star Algorab Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Algorab: Accidents or injuries that are difficult to avoid. [3]

Midheaven conjunct Algorab: Military preferment but final disgrace. [1]

Stormy Daniels 1°37′, Elizabeth Taylor 1°40′.

Descendant conjunct Algorab: James Dean 0°16′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Algorab: Theodore Roosevelt 0°35′, Manuel Noriega 0°48′, Vespasian 1°18′.

Sun conjunct Algorab: High preferment in government, martial, sports, writings, science and matters dealing with public affairs. Natives with this conjunction make a good impression, they go on and on, continually gaining public  favor, if in public view, gaining fame and glory. However, a certain amount of danger lurks in the background, and unless the nativity is very well-aspected, the native falls out of favor. [5]

Accidents or injuries that are difficult to avoid. [3]

Vladimir Putin 1°08′.

Moon conjunct Algorab: The native can gain preferment in affairs dealing with corporations, organizations, lodges, religious groups. Negative nativities will tend to tear down what they should be building up, destroy the good they should do. Most of these natives will be of a reserved type; generally quite suspicious, always looking for ulterior motives. Not really executive types. [5]

Accidents or injuries that are difficult to avoid. [3]

Josef Mengele 0°13′, Kristen Stewart 1°09′, Jordan Peterson 1°27′.

Mercury conjunct Algorab: The native can exhibit considerable charm. They are very clever, but can be tactful when it suits their purpose and in general, these natives make use of all the wiles necessary to gain their objectives. The more negative nativities are subject to sorrows brought on by their indiscretions or actions that could have been avoided. They will tend to self-destruct, even resorting to fiendish acts. Outwardly these natives can appear to be calm and of a patient nature, however, they are self-seeking. They tend to be deep thinkers and intensely dislike inharmonious surroundings. Domestic problems are possible. Impulsiveness, a feature of this conjunction, in particular with negative nativities. [5]

Venus conjunct Algorab: Diplomatic and charming, well-liked, makes friends easily, the keynote of this conjunction. However, negatively aspected natives while having the same attributes, can also be subjected to and/or create sorrows, resort to fiendish acts, depending upon the extent of the negativism. Self-destruction possible. [5]

Ivan The Terrible 0°39′, Joseph Goebbels 1°23′, Bill Clinton 1°34′.

Mars conjunct Algorab: Natives with this conjunction who become involved in disputes, generally emerge unscathed. They gain high public preferment, however, when such natives push their luck too far, and don’t know when to stop, for their own good; then these natives can become involved in legal entanglements, and disruptive disputes. Turbulence or self-destruction is possible. [5]

(No orb): This position causes an imbalance in the right kidney. It affects the muscle action in that there would be an expansion of the kidney without a contraction at times. This causes increased blood flow in the muscle that bursts some of the small veins in the kidney. There is blood in the urine at times and the individual would believe that there is an infection; however, it would not necessarily be a kidney infection but just a physical ache through the area. The body ultimately compensates for this, but these persons do not urinate often. When they do, it takes quite a few minutes in order to fully relieve themselves. They would be the ones who would read while in the bathroom, Relief of this condition can come through peppermint and chamomile tea, mixed together and taken twice a day. The kidney can, therefore, be cooled and balanced at the same time. It does not cure the problem, but it does eliminate the ache that is being experienced. [4]

Elvis Presley 0°16′.

Jupiter conjunct Algorab: These natives can gain preferment, they tend to be industrious, with a well aspected Jupiter, however, while there is not exactly a loss of respect, they do not continue to maintain the full respect they once enjoyed from their friends and public. They develop this void themselves. Natives with neutral Jupiter’s will appear to be constantly striving for acceptance. [5]

Beyoncé 0°47′, George Washington 1°07′.

Saturn conjunct Algorab (0°30′ orb): This is the opposite effect of the Mars placement here. The muscle of the right kidney would contract but not expand at times. This restricts the action of the kidney and slows down the filtering process, thus releasing toxins back into the body. The native would feel tired, and would even feel a loss of vitality in a normal day of activity. Symptoms will appear at the heart for there would be a lack of vitality causing the heart to function sluggishly. Often they are misdiagnosed as having heart trouble by doctors. These individuals should drink a glass of weak ginger root tea three times per day. Papaya juice is also very helpful for this condition as it works well with the kidneys. Papaya has the cleansing and fiber action that is soothing to the kidneys. [4]

Harvey Weinstein 0°13′, J. Paul Getty 0°20′, Francisco Franco 1°09′, Serena Williams 1°28′.

Uranus conjunct Algorab: Nero 0°56′.

Neptune conjunct Algorab: Alice Cooper 0°08′, Billy Joel 0°09′, Hillary Clinton 1°21′, Charles III 1°23′, David Duke 1°49′.

Pluto conjunct Algorab: Giorgia Meloni 1°03′, Tom Brady 1°13′, Tiger Woods 1°28′, Catherine the Great 1°31′.

North Node conjunct Algorab: William Bligh 0°24′, Louis XVI 0°29′, Isaac Newton 1°08′, John Lennon 1°35′.

South Node conjunct Algorab: Jim Jones 0°03′, Marshall Applewhite 0°06′

Fixed Star Algorab and Terrorist Attacks

Some young Croatian Astrologers I have chatted with noticed that Algorab was activated during the attacks and assassinations of the Croatian War of Independence (1991 to 1995), and also attacks and assassinations on journalists and politicians since that war. They called this star “Kill or be Killed”. Robson says of Corvus that it “sometimes causes its natives to become agitators”. I have looked back at conjunctions to Algorab and there is definitely a link to terrorism:

On 6 October 1981, the president of Egypt, Anwar Sadat was assassinated with Sun on Algorab (0°07′) and Saturn on Algorab (0°20′). A fatwa approving the assassination had been obtained from Omar Abdel-Rahman, a cleric later convicted in the US for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. [6]

When the World Trade Center was bombed on 26 February 1993, Jupiter was conjunct with Algorab by 0°04′.

When the first plane struck the World Trade Center on 11 September 2001, Algorab was rising (0°56′) and Mercury was also conjunct Algorab (0°52′).


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 41, 80, 233.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse,1988, p.175.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.60.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.81.
  5. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.142-143.
  6. Assassination of Anwar Sadat – Wikipedia.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

88 thoughts on “Fixed Star Algorab

  1. My natal Pluto at 15°45 conjunct natal Algorabo at 13°08 both is in 12th house.

  2. Al Ghuraab doesn’t actually mean raven. It means the answer/reply, giving an account either in defense of something you have said or done and its why it falls in the sign of Libra – the sign of scales and justice.

  3. Age of Aquarius Progressed chart, Tina

    Moon conj. Algorab

    Jordon Peterson in the news, has this aspect. “bureaucrats-will-rue-the-day-they-tried-to-shut-me-up”
    Gonzalo Lira, journalist, recently deceased, Jan 12

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