Fixed Star Alphard

Alphard at 27°17′ Leo has an orb of 2°20′
Fixed Star Alphard

Hydra Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alphard on August 19

Fixed star Alphard, Alpha Hydrae, is single star in the neck of the Water Snake, Hydra constellation. Magnitude 2.00. Spectral type K3 II-III.

The traditional name Alphard is from Al Fard Al Shujah, Arabic for the solitary one in the snake. This is because Alphard is the only bright star in the empty-looking region below Leo constellation. It has also been called Cor Hydrae. the heart of the snake.


20 ♌ 42
21 ♌ 26
27 ♌ 17
27 ♌ 34
27 ♌ 54



Alphard Astrology

ALPHARD. α Hydrae. An orange star in the neck of Hydra. From Al Fard al Shuja, the Solitary One in the Serpent. Often called the Hydra’s Heart or Cor Hydrae. Ptolemy states that it is of the nature of Saturn and Venus, but according to Alvidas it is similar to the Sun and Jupiter in sextile. It gives wisdom, musical and artistic appreciation, knowledge of human nature, strong passions, lack of self control, immorality, revolting deeds and a sudden death by drowning, poison or asphyxiation. [1]

Anonymous, in 379 AD, stated Alphard is like Saturn and Venus. [5]

ALPHARD. α Hydrae. A giant orange star. Spectral class K3, in the neck of Hydra. This star imparts to its natives wisdom, knowledge, a good appreciation of the arts, a knowledge of human nature and negatively it gives its natives troubles, anxiety, losses, intemperance, revolting deeds, turbulence, strong passions, a lack of self control, suffering and self destruction. This star, when in conjunction with a nativity and the nativity is also in conjunction with Regulus, dilutes the influence of Regulus to a large degree. [6]

Alphard, the main star of the Water Serpent Hydra, in Arabic El-Ferd, “the one who stands alone,” is of a Saturn nature. However, there is a measure of the influence of Venus and Neptune. This combination is a disadvantage in most cases. Particularly matters connected with “poison” are accentuated badly, e.g., blood poisoning, murder by poison, attempts of poisoning, poisoned hatred in women, gas poisoning, danger to life by the wrong use of drugs and overindulgence of good living, smoke inhalation and danger of suffocation, snake bite, bites by poisonous insect bites, or bites from dogs with rabies.

The danger is marked if either Sun, Moon, Mars, Neptune, Ascendant or MC are linked up with this star. A ‘poisoning’ is also possible in a relationship between a man and a woman in marriage. This is especially true in a male chart. On the material plane, nearly always unhelpful, though if the native is able to conceive it in the spiritual sphere, the Saturn-Neptune combination may give enlightenment. [2]

Alphard gives the ability to grow and rise to high places, with always that Saturnine note of precaution, that we must be clear about much we know in objective truth about the matter, and that we endanger ourselves by letting a little knowledge and power go to our heads. [4]

Alphard rules the bottom of the heart. [4]

Constellation Hydra

Hydra gives an emotional and passionate nature, threatened by great troubles, and to cause some interest in shipping. [1]

Alphard Star, Alpha Hydrae

Alpha Hydrae, Alphard

Fixed Star Alphard Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Alphard: Much trouble, anxiety, and loss in connection with estates and building; addicted to women and intemperance. [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. Prosperous natives, who have many possessions, are well known and subject to passions, commit obscenities or speak softly. They have harsh words towards the pleasures of love and, with the passing of age, participate in some priestly office, are esteemed for some religious practice or self-mastery, refuse some foods (red meat?) and are experts in occult books. They become lovers of the sciences of the sky, their eyes are somewhat glaucous and glittering, and their appearance is beautiful. [5]

Martin Scorsese 0°12′, George H. W. Bush 0°23′, John Maynard Keynes 0°32′ (and POF), Henri Matisse 0°59′, Edgar Cayce 1°05′, Ted Bundy 1°30′, Nancy Pelosi 1°32′, Alan Leo 1°42′ (and Saturn), O. J. Simpson 1°55′

Midheaven conjunct Alphard: 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. [5]

Jim Carrey 0°18′, Elsbeth Ebertin 0°27′, Marquis de Sade 0°27′, Alice Cooper 1°01′, Emily Dickinson 1°26′, Lana Del Rey 1°36′, Sigmund Freud 1°36′, Clint Eastwood 1°40′, Charles Ponzi 1°54′

Descendant conjunct Alphard: 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. [5]

Rolf Harris 0°31′, Emmett Till 0°37′ (and Moon, Venus), Khloé Kardashian 1°11′, William S. Burroughs 1°14′, Karl Marx 1°41′, Audrey Hepburn 2°19′

Imum Coeli conjunct Alphard: 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. [5]

Part of Fortune conjunct Alphard: Proclus 0º55′, Elizabeth I 1°14′, John Maynard Keynes 1°27′ (and AC), Nicholas Culpeper 1°28′.

Sun conjunct Alphard: Power and authority but suffering through own acts and from enemies, loss of position and honor, overcome by enemies. [1]

The native seeks the limelight, power, authority, and they are subject to a name and fame for themselves, good or bad. Negatively, the star imparts to its natives suffering from their acts, possible loss of both  position and power and authority. Loss of honour. Subject to legal entanglement and a possible judicial sentence. The native is jealous but makes an effort to conceal it. [6]

Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria 0°05′ (and Moon), Bill Clinton 0°31′, Alexander the Great 0°33′, Roman Polanski 1°23′, Dua Lipa 1°40′ (and Venus), Sean Penn 1°45′, Huw Edwards 1°51′ (and Uranus, N.Node).

Moon conjunct Alphard: Lust, wantonness, profligacy, failure in projects but financial help often from a relative, ill fortune to wife or mother, eventual disgrace and ruin, the danger of death by asphyxiation. If afflicted by Mars or Saturn, death by drowning or poison, especially if Mars is angular. If a malefic is in conjunction with Algol, death by water or poison. [1]

A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [5]

High preferment in government and matters dealing with the public. The native coverts power, authority and generally manage to get what they go after. Negatively, this star imparts to its natives the danger of suffering from their own acts. Possible loss of both position and authority, failure in their projects, this can be business, employment or hobbies. Danger of eventual ruin and disgrace. Turbulence is possible. [6]

John Wayne Bobbitt 0°00′, Virginia Giuffre 0°10′, Anne Frank 0°17′, Ebenezer Sibly 1°42′, Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria 1°53′ (and Sun), Emmett Till 1°54′ (and DC, Venus)

Mercury conjunct Alphard: Trouble through writings, unfavorable for marriage, suffering through a passionate attachment that entirely changes the course of the life. [1]

The native has a keen mentality, has the ability to probe into affairs and bring them to light, however, the native may experience troubles through one or more of the following: writings, speeches, and conversations. This would be brought on by the natives indiscretion or insensitiveness. The native may suffer through a ‘passionate’ attachment that changes their entire lifestyle or life course. This ‘passionate’ attachment could be something ordinarily considered useless or ridiculous, but nevertheless such natives so attached, will blindly pursue it. The native has a good knowledge of human nature. Domestic problems are possible. [6]

Ernest Hemingway 0°22′, Tim Burton 1°02′

Venus conjunct Alphard: Passionate attachments that are opposed by relatives, handsome and admired by the opposite sex, favorable for gain, sorrow through love affairs if female. [1]

This star imparts to a native with a well-aspected Venus a person of enormous personal pride, socially inclined, admired and appreciated by many. Negatively, this star imparts to its natives troubles brought on by their own actions; friends and relatives may create problems. An attachment may be opposed by the family and there is the possibility of a romantic scandal. The native will be admired by the opposite sex, regardless of their shortcomings. Possible domestic problems. [6]

This position is almost masochistic but very creative. These natives have many creative talents and can create any art form they wish. However, it is so easy for them that they may not develop the creativity at all as there is a lack of discipline at this degree. If developed, they can create the most beautiful music as musicians, or they can be great artists, dancers, and actors without any formal training. The negative side to this degree would be that these persons would let these abilities go to waste, especially if they allow physical indulgences such as drugs and alcohol to get in the way. Using this degree in a positive way, their abilities would be developed through others who would push them to achieve their goals. [4]

Allan Kardec 0°06′, Abdul Al-Biruni 0°28′ (and Mars), Michael Richards 0°51′, Monica Lewinsky 1°32′, Dua Lipa 2°03′ (and Sun), Emmett Till 2°13′ (and DC, Moon).

Mars conjunct Alphard: Trouble and scandal through love affairs. Attachment to a married person. Bad for childbirth, if a woman liable to miscarriage and death, together with the death of the child (written in 1923, this is not supported by the evidence listed below), the danger of serious accidents; if afflicting luminaries, the danger of death by drowning or poison. [1]

This conjunction brings out the dynamo in the native. Properly directed it brings them to leadership. However, the native may bring on sorrows and possibly scandals due to their actions. These natives are generally daring and foolhardy, defiant and stubborn. Turbulence and sublime illness possible. [6]

Men: Benjamin Netanyahu 0°07′, Donald Trump 0°15′, Ronaldinho 0°32′ (and N.Node), Ulysses S. Grant 0°52′, Abdul Al-Biruni 1°37′ (and Venus).

Women: June Bronhill 1°21′ (1 child), Milly D’Abbraccio 1°39′ (one of the first Italian actresses to star pregnant in a porn film), Sallyanne Atkinson 2°09′ (5 children), Roberta Taylor 2°13′ (1 child), Geri Halliwell 2°16′ (2 children), Myra Hindley 2°19′ (no children).

Jupiter conjunct Alphard: Strong passions, favorable for gain, attachment to widow or widower, liable to disgrace, legal trouble and judicial sentence. [1]

Negatively, this conjunction brings to its natives the possibility of wrong advice, wrong attachments and there is the possibility of disgraceful actions. Legal involvement. The legal involvement might be of such a nature as to bring a judicial sentence to the native. There will be a general lack of self control, not readily apparent. [6]

Celine Dion 0°14′, Keith Richards 0°32′, Jimmy Page 0°32′, Timothy McVeigh 1°00′, Bill Gates 1°06′ (and Pluto)

Saturn conjunct Alphard: Strong passions but cool, cautious and slow to anger, secret and sorrowful love affairs of short duration, unfavorable for gain, domestic disharmony, the danger of death by poison. [1]

(0°30′ orb): These individuals appreciate artistic things, but they are not able to master any creative talents themselves. This can result in frustration that would turn them against those they may have loved in the past. They would also attempt to get others to turn against artists in general. They feel left out or not having artistic ability themselves. [4]

Volodymyr Zelenskyy 1°49′, Vivian Robson 1°56′, Alan Leo 2°15′ (and AC)

Uranus conjunct Alphard: Disgrace especially through love affairs, evil habits (LBGT), unbalanced mind, a tendency to great crime, bad for gain and marriage, downfall through love disappointment; if a woman, early ruin and depraved life. [1]

Jordan Peterson 0°18′, Huw Edwards 0°40′ (and Sun, N.Node), RuPaul 1°00′, Diego Maradona 1°23′, Barack Obama 1°27′

Neptune conjunct Alphard: Strong passions, shallow affections, seducer, led astray early in life, bad for gain and marriage, separation from or loss of parents, accidents, public death through secret enemies. If culminating, the death of the mother at the native’s birth. [1]

Che Guevara 0°07′, Lorraine Warren 0°15′, Margaret Thatcher 2°00′, Andy Warhol 2°03′, Audrey Hepburn 2°18′

Pluto conjunct Alphard: Jamison Twins 0°19′, Billy Bob Thornton 0°41′, Sid Vicious 1°14′, Bill Maher 1°20′, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán 1°31′, Bill Gates 1°40′ (and Jupiter), Bruce Willis 1°51′

North Node conjunct Alphard: Huw Edwards 0°28′ (and Sun, Uranus), Barack Obama 0°34′, Ronaldinho 0°38′ (and Mars), George H. W. Bush 0°58′, Princess Diana of Wales 1°26′

South Node conjunct Alphard: Roman Polanski 2°14′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p. 47, 130.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.150.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.154.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.62.
  5. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  6. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.119-121.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

20 thoughts on “Fixed Star Alphard

  1. How precipitous that the upcoming full moon on the 21st waxes across Alfard and onto Regulus within 2+ short degrees. I’m sure you picked it for our meditation, for this reason!

    Positioned within 2 degrees of my MC, I alarmingly recognize that Alfard squares fixed star Algol (for all of us). This is a sinister tango, based on the Alfard descriptions. With n-Algol conjunct the Liliths in my own 7th … it’s no wonder the Leo Sun applying and now conjuncting Alfard has had me swearing off relationships “til death do I part”, lately.

    Laugh with me, if you will, a strong and sardonic bellyful ~ no one’s laughing harder than I !

  2. And, as to Regulus close association with Alfard ~ we are aware that Leonine pride can take down the king. An interesting reflection they cast upon each other.

    ~ Moira

  3. Conj. my natal Pluto. I have been feeling restless though trying to take it easy. Things continue to be very slow over here…

    Thanks Jamie!


    • R ~ could be a blessing that Pluto & Uranus are RX now ? That sensation of the bow being gradually pulled back might save us from otherwise potentially rash actions !

      • Agree, Moira!

        I learned to be so direct and rashful (growing with so many men…!). And now I seem to have the disposition to be much more soft and organic.


        Those rx! I´ve learned to love them…!

        (Never thought I would!).


  4. jamie, what does it mean if alphard is your helical rising star? does it then have aspects to all the planets, or is there a “vibe” to ones’ whole incarnation, and no wonder i am afraid of snakes

  5. Jamie, I can’t tell you how much I wish some of you guys would do something else to these fixed stars than quoting Ptolemy, Robson, Ebertin et al. Or maybe it’s just my 25.58 Leo Moon that feels slightly asphyxated 🙂 xx Mads

    • Mads,

      The modern interpretations are unfolding, as we speak, which is I find it important that we do share our experiences of these transits in order to better inform what the traditionalists “spake”.

      ~ M.

  6. Moira, I do realise that. And there might be a quite a bit of fear on my part too. I have had extremely unpleasant choking dreams and visions at various stages of my life, which I have had to excorsise, and I do not deny that lust and wantonness have played their part in my life too, so maybe Robson did have a point. it would just be uplifting to have other kinds of perspective instead of an instant sensation of doom and never being able to transcend this stuff 🙂

  7. New to astrology (so don’t really know what I’m looking at hah ha) – but just noticed that my MC sits in (10th house) 0’07 Leo – 26’14 Leo. Does 1 degree away mean anything? I think maybe it has.

    All I know is that when I think of snakes I think of the unfolding of the spiritual energy (kundalini) nothing bad. The shedding (like a snake skin) of false constructs and beliefs (poisons/ toxic energies/ old false beliefs)

    When I went through an awakening 9 years ago- I experienced a massive ‘death of self’. Everything I was in terms of my identity, social circles, career, spiritual beliefs, sexuality as well….changed in a split second and went 180 degrees polar opposite (it was NOT fun). It was a DEATH, a death of Ego. Death is also Rebirth. Shed the old to the new.

    Also during that time I was ultra energetically sensitive, so went into hermit mode – as the whole world felt over whelming and ‘poisoness’. Well, thats my take.!

    • Hi Queenie, you sure do have Alphard on your MC. So interesting so thanks for sharing. This star covers over 2 degrees either side of 27 Leo.

      • Thanks Jamie, I am fascinated by this. Snakes also remind me of Ouroboros the ancient symbol of a snake eating it’s own tail, meaning cycles and eternal return. Death and Rebirth.

  8. My Dad has this star conjunct his Lilith. I guess it’d have the same effect as the moon description. The moon description fits him quite well. He doesn’t have an appreciation for art and music, as he isn’t creative at all. He’s quite rigid and hasn’t got good or creative self-expression.

  9. Trump has his Mars conjunct Alphard in Leo which is conjunct his Asc. in turn square Algol. This is a very destructive configuration that spells deadly consequences for birds, I also found another symbolic connotation with Mars in his 12th house. Trump has repealed a wildlife law that forbid lead bullets used by hunters in their hunting The use of lead has ;poisonous affects toward Eagles and Hawks and many birds. The Eagle is ruled by Mars and is symbolic of America. Alphard is connected with poisoning and revolting deeds and algol connected just spells absolute destruction.

  10. hi there i have looked at donaldus maximus horoscope for a while and what can i say ? I totaly agree with you judith: this man is beeing able to destroy all hopes for a better world and for mankind to survive: not only algol/mc and mars conj. asc and phecda and so on BUT: just look at his full moon conj. his nodes AND conj. ORCUS which has prooven very destructive like algol too. And ve/sa makes him a selfish moneymaker. Just look at his decisions and you know…Last thing he has nothing better to do than put gasoline into the so called “holy” land !!! AND: This man is now leader of the bigges warcraft-nation on earth – do we need nostradamus anymore ?

  11. And to Jamie: I also do astrology since the late 80s and i like your site and big ups to your sharing of knowledge here !!!!

  12. I have Pluto conjunct Alphard in the 12th house. Do you know what effect that would have?

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