Algorab Star – The Crow

Algorab at 13°27′ Libra has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Algorab Star Astrology

Corvus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Algorab on October 6

Fixed star Algorab, Delta Corvi, is a 3.0 magnitude pale yellow and purple double star in the right wing of the Crow, Corvus Constellations. 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



Algorab Star 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.

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 dream, 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]

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 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 star rules the right kidney in the human body. [4]

Constellation 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

Algorab Star, Delta Corvi []

Algorab Star Conjunctions

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

Midheaven conjunct Algorab: Elizabeth Taylor 1°40′

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

Moon conjunct Algorab: Accidents or injuries that are difficult to avoid. [3] Josef Mengele 0°13′

Venus conjunct Algorab: Joseph Goebbels 1°23′, Bill Clinton 1°34′

Mars conjunct Algorab: 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 an 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: Beyoncé 0°47′, George Washington 1°07′

Saturn conjunct Algorab: 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′, Serena Williams 1°28′

Uranus conjunct Algorab: Emperor Nero 0°56′

Neptune conjunct Algorab: Hillary Clinton 1°21′

Pluto conjunct Algorab: Tiger Woods 1°28′

North Node conjunct Algorab: John Lennon 1°35′

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 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, 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. [5]

When the World Trade Center was bombed on 26 February 1993, Jupiter was conjunct 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.
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. Assassination of Anwar Sadat – Wikipedia.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

60 thoughts on “Algorab Star – The Crow

  1. Well, I definitely have a reputation of cheating and lying with all my ex’s. I really have to make an effort not to lie in my relationships. So I know there’s a mean side to my character, I just have to keep it in check. Isn’t algorab associated with those topics? And as far as the “misfortunes” goes, well I also have Saturn in the first house :-/ but so is Jupiter! And it sextiles my sun…so there are ups and downs…like a rollercoster. Thanks for replying

  2. my natal Moon at 14Libra54, thus in just range of this fixed star conjunction, also in 12th house ho hum, so yes my life has been very much a battle to nullify inner demons and etheric ones alike however due to the crushing affect of the cardinal cross at one point plus the recent, almost done, square from pluto, a current sextile from transit Saturn and a soon to be conjunction from transit Jupiter, that right kidney of mine has really taken a bashing and yes it took a while to figure out what the constant discomfort in my right side was because its not pain and not really a strong ache, simply severe discomfort, thank goodness that moon is not quite in the conjunction range with Seginus also, I dread to think. So I am currently looking to understand how to make good use of the 8 month Jupiter conjunction from the 20th, without ignoring the negative potential so that Mr Saturn doesn’t add insult to injury lol! Being a Cancer Sun gives the moon a fair bit of power in my chart and with a Libra ascendant, my venus ruled chart has my 12th house moon quincunx my 7th house Venus, the challenges from unseen enemies and open enemies, especially character assassination bordering libelous levels at time, have threatened ruin and almost achieved it, given my situation of poverty, homelessness and almost alone, since the end of 2011 as a grand finale… need to expand to good new home horizons and hope to catch the expansive Jupiter wave to do so lol! What do you think Jamie, is there hope? it didn’t kill me so….. 🙂

  3. Algorab gives the power to drive out demons, you say. Strangely enough, that is one of my ambitions in life. My north node is conjunct Algorab. I also have Jupiter conjunct Yed Prior and Venus conjunct Alrisha, which also confer healing powers on those with these conjunctions in their charts. How do you think i could best access these latent abilities for the spiritual healing of others? Thanks.

  4. I’m curious.. What would be a small interpretation of Venus Conjunct Algorab? my Venus is in Libra at 12 56′ Degrees and trines my Moon in Aquarius at 13 58′ Degrees.

  5. I have Algorab conjunct Jupiter 13°. I have never been naturally a liar or prone to the other most wicked tendencies of this crow, but perhaps it does relate to my attraction to the shadowy side of life and to dark/occult mysteries? I did also for some time in my youth become obsessed by ideologies of the extreme/far-right; I think this might connect with it as well. I should add that I have completely exorcised such ideological demons. Speaking of demons, I became very aware of such influences through my conflict with adepts of the left-hand path, driving me to find Christ. It seems that Algorab influence—granted that it is mastered—might become useful in such encounters, as my highly unusual lifepath may lead to many more battles with the darker side before the end.

    By the way: Oslo, 27th Feb. ‘93, 06:30 am

  6. My Sun is at 12°44′ Libra and one of my main passions is removing darkness from people. I don’t cheat and lie though.

  7. well..i’m croatian wanna-be astrologer with sun on Algorab 😀 my twin brother and mother also have it. and yesterday we had full moon with mercury aries over it… today is Easter day and April Fools’ Day 🙂
    warlike tensions last few days and great diplomacy skills needed… feels like being tested about patience and maturity…from above…

    • forgot to add.. mars and saturn are conjoining tomorrow.. close to making sqaure to Algorab, but not exact, on 8 capricorn…

  8. How about the natal USA 10th house Saturn at 14 Lib 48 conjunct Algorab and the machinations of the Department of Justice? “…destructiveness, malevolence, fiendishness, repulsiveness, lying and connected with scavenging”, indeed! I’d say here is a fine example of Algorab showcasing the “more troublesome side of Libra”.

  9. my sun and moon and jupiter are all conjunct algorab in a stellium that also includes mercury pluto venus and uranus. All square my ascendent conjunct with mars in my 12th house capricorn. Now I feel like a bad bad beyonce.

  10. ^^^ honestly, these days, i am surprised i am alive. For 1: i think uranus in aries really fckd me up… neptune went into pisces, then saturn drug over my stellium for 2.5 years in 2011- or something all while pluto running me, over back and forth, fwd retrodrade, 12 house over mars and my ascendant. Am i exaggerating?

  11. ahhh 20111, fell on my head, got my neck stepped on by a cop (still hurts). In one year, that kicked off by being stuck in solitary confinement after getting pissed b/c my ass was fractured trying to tackle one of 3 sharpie-pitbulls attacking my dog, i got cuffed 7x and arrested 4.

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