Fixed Star Alphecca

Alphecca at 12°18′ Scorpio has an orb of 2°10′
Fixed Star Alphecca

Alphecca Star [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alphecca on November 4

Fixed star Alphecca, Alpha Coronae Borealis, is an eclipsing binary star located at the base Northern Crown Corona Borealis Constellation. The two stars eclipse each other as they orbit, causing the system’s brightness to vary from magnitude 2.21 to 2.32. Average magnitude 2.23, spectral types A0V + G5V, colors white + yellow. [1] The primary component (larger star) is the white AO star.

Alphecca. Applied in medieval times from the indigenous Arabic assterism name al-fakka, for Corona Borealis. The Arabic name, from the root f-k-k, “to separate, break up, etc.,” apparently refers to this asterism’s shape: an incomplete circle. [2]

Or Gemma. Its recent Laatin name meaning “the Gem, or Jewel.” The name may be taken from the Renaissance author’s discussion of the southern constellation Corona Australis, which was described, in Latin, as “decorating mid-heaven [i.e., culminating] with its jewels [Latin gemmis, in the ablative plural], or stars, in early July.” No other possible source for the name has been found. [2]

In Vergil’s Georgics it was Gnosia Stella Coronae. [3] Gnosia means knowledge is Greek, short for Gnōsia stella corōnæ “star of the crown of Knossos”.


Alphecca Astrology

Fixed star Alphecca has the spectral types A0V + G5V, indicating the planetary nature of Venus and the Sun.

Anonymous (379 AD) said Alphecca is like Venus and Mercury. [4]

ALPHECCA. α Coronae Borealis. A brilliant white star in the knot of the ribbon. From Al Na’ir al Fakkah, the Bright One in the Dish. According to Ptolemy, it is of the nature of Venus and Mercury, but Alvidas considers it to be like Mars and Mercury. It gives honor, dignity and poetical and artistic ability. [5]

Agrippa Alphecca is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a hen or crowned man. It gives chastity and the love and goodwill of men. Rules topaz, rosemary, trefoil and ivy. [5]

ALPHECCA. α Coronae Borealis. A white star in the knot of the ribbon. The star has a distant companion of 8 magnitudes. The stars Spectral class is: AO. This star imparts to its natives occult ability, assists them in healing the sick, good for legacies, gives the native honour, dignity, artistic ability, leadership qualities. On the negative side, it subjects the native to scandals, underhanded dealings, back biting, tendency to being a loner and being dishonoured. [6]

Gemma, Alpha Coronis Borealis. Gemma, the Jewel of the Northern Crown, has a Mercury-Venus influence with some properties of Moon and Neptune. Contrary to the Southern Cross, Gemma has a high northern declination. Both stars differ in position by variance in right ascension, a difference in position strethschin over more than a quarter of the celestial globe arc. Measured in ecliptical longitude, it is difficult to separate the mutual influence of each of these stars. Because of its Venus-Mercury properties, Gemma, if in good position and found on the Ascendant, is credited with a liking for literature, art and science, artistic talents and also success in trade and commerce. If in conjunction with the Sun or Moon and well placed in a map, Gemma promises honors and preferment. According to tradition, Gemma is said to be associated with The Lord of the House of Death, and if connected with Neptune and Mars, infectious diseases and poisoning are indicated. [7]

The two named stars (in Corona Borealis) follow exactly the natures as given the constellation by Ptolemy. Alphecca having the nature of Venus and Nusakan the nature of Mercury. Alphecca is noted for conveying honor, dignity and artistic ability. But like all Venusian stars, it can also have its undesirable effects. Medieval astrologers, who tended to emphasize the more perverse side of astrology, asserted that Alphecca rising indicates a life spent in a variety of pleasurable pursuits by an individual who decked his body with adornments, secretly engaged in love affairs or adultery and who “bedded boys and girls” according to Firmicus Maternus. If the star is setting, disgrace will come of all this. On the more positive side, this star is also indicative of those who are gifted in astrology. [8]

Fixed star Alphecca rules the lowest vertebra of the spine (Seventh Lumbar). [9]

Constellation Corona Borealis

According to Ptolemy it is like Venus and Mercury. It is said to give artistic ability, love of flowers, lassitude and disillusionment, but to bring its natives to a position of command. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Daleth and the 4th Tarot Trump, “The Emperor”. [5]

Today called Corona Borealis (CrB), its stars according to Ptolemy are of the nature of Venus and mercury. This constellation is correlative with that which concerns the air, and especially the weather and its effects on agriculture. It is generally a beneficial constellation. When in matutine subsolar (conjuct Sun and Ascendant) aspect the native will be fond of pleasure. When in matutine culmination (conjunct Midheaven when the Sun is rising), however, the native may prefer pleasure to the honors of life. It mutatine setting (conjunct Descendant when the Sun is rising), the constellation presages a prospensity for pleasures that may even bring about disease, dishonor, and imprisonment. [8]

Alpha Coronae Borealis, Alphecca

Alpha Coronae Borealis, Alphecca []

Fixed Star Alphecca Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Alphecca: Glorious, a high priest or priestess, a friend of leaders, an energetic body, becomes famous and loved by many. Well-known, famous, resourceful, very learned, fond of philosophical dissertations, eloquent, creative, insightful, ingenious, fond of music and the arts, kind-hearted, agreeable and with a delicate life, happy, sensible and thoughtful, skillful and fortunate. Self-taught, esteemed for reasoning ability, a propensity for what is virtuous, well-spoken and pleasant to talk to, amiable and well-tempered manners, solicitous, possesses the art of judgment, and generous. 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. [4]

A liking for literature, art and science, artistic talents, and also success in trade and commerce. [7]

Alphecca rising indicates a life spent in a variety of pleasurable pursuits by an individual who decked his body with adornments, secretly engaged in love affairs or adultery and who “bedded boys and girls” according to Firmicus Maternus. [8]

Sigmund Freud 0°05′, Jimmy Page 0°12′, Vito Genovese 0°14′, Mark Twain 0°14′, Lilly Wachowski 0°37′, Katy Perry 1°17′, Mata Hari 1°32′, Bill Cosby 1°40′, Harvey Weinstein 1°40′, Novak Djokovic 2°03′.

Ascendant and Sun conjunct Alphecca: The native will be fond of pleasure. [8]

Ascendant and Mercury conjunct Alphecca: The native will be a prophet and will appear great in the eyes of men and will be a philosopher, inventor of the sciences and has knowledge of everything, especially of those sciences originating in the region of Babylon. And if the nativity were nocturnal, and Mercury placed in this way and Mars were in the sixth place from Mercury, right with respect to the ascendant, the native will be idolatrous and very famous and will speak prophetic words and will perform miracles and God is wiser in this. [4]

Ascendant and Mars conjunct Alphecca: Sometimes promiscuous and easily aroused by the pleasures of Venus. Involved in some trouble due to documents or driven by passion, especially if also with Mercury. [4]

Ascendant and Jupiter conjunct Alphecca: Brings greater prosperity and commands, glory and power. [4]

Ascendant and Saturn conjunct Alphecca: Expert in medicine or prediction, versed in occult books and initiations into mysteries. [4]

Ascendant conjunct Alphecca plus Venus or Saturn above the Eastern Horizon: The native acquires wisdom and political or civil authority, provided that Saturn is not in the Ascendant. [4]

Vito Genovese has AC 0°14′ and Venus 2°27′.

Ascendant and Venus and Saturn conjunct Alphecca: Those born are inclined to banquets, to enjoyment, to drink, to lie down with women. And if Saturn were on the ascendant with the Sun and Venus were in the fourth place (IC), or even if Saturn were with Venus or with one of these stars in the tenth place (MC), the native will not have good luck and none of the aforementioned things are in his nature, since he will be cold or a man impotent in coitus or still all his children will be females. Truly these stars turn to evil when Saturn and Venus join them in the angles. [4]

Ascendant conjunct Alphecca, plus Venus or Mars conjunct Imum Coeli: The opposites of the chaste and the sensible and the impious and those who are impotent in the pleasures of Venus or who have few children or who have only females. [4]

Midheaven conjunct Alphecca: 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. [4]

Nero 0°53′, Alexis Arquette 1°29′, Megan Fox 1°36′, Clarence Thomas 1°11′ (and S. Node). 

Midheaven conjunct Alphecca and Sun conjunct Ascendant: The native may prefer pleasure to the honors of life. [8]

Descendant conjunct Alphecca: 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. [4]

Disgrace from a life spent in a variety of pleasurable pursuits by an individual who decked his body with adornments, secretly engaged in love affairs or adultery and who “bedded boys and girls” according to Firmicus Maternus. [8]

Immanuel Kant 1°04′, Boy George 1°09′.

Descendant conjunct Alphecca and Sun conjunct Ascendant: A prospensity for pleasures that may even bring about disease, dishonor, and imprisonment. [8]

Descendant and Venus or Saturn conjunct Alphecca: The native will be wise in medicine. [4]

Imum Coeli conjunct Alphecca: 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. [4]

John Maynard Keynes 1°38′ (and N.Node).

Part of Fortune conjunct Alphecca: Bruce Lee 0°54′, George W. Bush 1°29′, William Bligh 1°32′, Tycho Brahe 1°38′, John Milton 1°46′, Ronaldinho 2°10′.

Sun conjunct Alphecca: Active and brilliant mind, self-seeking, subject to scandal that does not affect the position. [5]

Preferment in writings, sports and matters dealing with public affairs. Leadership ability evident and may be developed. Many such natives become ‘showmen’, public spokesmen. There may be prominence in public affairs. These natives are self seeking, and subject to scandals they generally do not affect the native or their position. The native has an active and brilliant mind. [6]

Honors and preferment. [7]

Tony Abbott 0°13′ (and N.Node), Charles Bronson 0°28′, Marie Antoinette 1°12′, Nicholas Culpeper 1°24′.

Moon conjunct Alphecca: A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [4]

Public honor and dignity, suffers through the law, partners and neighbors, trouble through underhanded dealings of enemies but the eventual triumph over them, bad for love affairs, some faithful friends, greatly esteemed by Venus and Mercury people. [5]

The more enlightened natives with this conjunction will be subject to honours and dignity in their affairs. Legal problems possible. There is the possibility of underhanded dealings, back biting from their acquaintances and ‘enemies’. There is the possibility these natives will be in the limelight at sometime during their lifespan. [6]

Honors and preferment. [7]

Bruce Lee 0°03′, Kylie Jenner 0°14′, Louis XVI 0°57′.

Mercury conjunct Alphecca: Mind more active than the body, somewhat indolent, benefits from friends, extravagant but saving in small things, loss by enemies. [5]

These natives have a mental keenness, but their minds are more active than their bodies. They tend to be somewhat indolent. Friends and neighbors will assist them when needed. They are subject to losses or even betrayals, even underhanded dealings by ‘enemies,’ family members, or friends, or those who profess to be friends, negatively they tend to be loners and subject to being dishonored. [6]

(0°25′ orb): This is the soft and tender communicator, who communicates as a songbird. They speak in a pleasant, melodic tone that has a healing effect on others, whether or not they are aware of it. The healing power of their speech is actually unknown to these natives and to others who come into contact with them. Other people do not realize they are healthier for a short time after being in contact with these natives. [9]

Katy Perry 0°04′, Gavin Newsom 0°10′, Mark Ruffalo 0°49′, Johnny Carson 1°05′, Jawaharlal Nehru 1°14′.

Venus conjunct Alphecca: Favorable for love affairs, benefits from friends, artistic and musical tastes. [5]

The native has artistic and musical abilities. This conjunction is generally good for romantic affairs. Generally these natives enjoy success with the public, if in public view. [6]

Vladimir Putin 0°04′, Keith Richards 0°14′, Lucky Luciano 1°38′, Agatha Christie 1°50′.

Mars conjunct Alphecca: Active mind, a better writer than speaker. [5]

The native has an active mind, an incisive mind and generally these natives are excellent speakers, they are able to get their ideas, their points across in a rather masterful way. They make good organizers. [6]

This increases the energy at this point so that these individuals pick up many negative responses from others. They pick up positive energies also, but it is the negative energies that are more frequent. They attract illnesses, in addition to inflammations, of the lower body area. These natives need to know from what direction the negative energies are coming from so they can close it off. If the individual is on a high level, they can control this through their extraordinary psychic ability. [9]

Khloé Kardashian 0°05′, Joe Rogan 0°11′, Jon Voight 0°22′, Joe Biden 1°06′, Martin Scorsese 1°09′.

Jupiter conjunct Alphecca: Honor and dignity, artistic ability, benefit through ecclesiastical matters, favorable for material gain. [5]

With a positively aspected Jupiter, these natives can gain high preferment in all matters dealing with public affairs, they can receive both honors and dignity. They can leave their ‘mark.’ [6]

Ilhan Omar 0°18′, Allan Kardec 1°00′, Ted Bundy 1°31′.

Saturn conjunct Alphecca: Studious, popular, economical but poor, benefits from elderly friends, strong but well-controlled passions, poor health, love disappointment but marries above own station, few children but harmonious ties with them. [5]

Mark Zuckerberg 0°11′, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 0°46′, Linda Goodman 1°23′, Malcolm X 1°34′.

Uranus conjunct Alphecca: Selfish, mental affliction and violence at end of life, psychic power, suffering through occultism, deceptive, many false friends, small inheritance obtained with difficulty, losses by law, enemies and mercurial affairs, sorrow through children or an adopted child, domestic trouble through own acts, danger of a violent death. [5]

Abraham Lincoln 0°03′, Charles Darwin 0°03′, Nicolaus Copernicus 0°05′, Giorgia Meloni 0°35′, J. Paul Getty 1°36′.

Neptune conjunct Alphecca: Aggressive, abrupt, disagreeable, unfavorable for money matters but gain through marriage, domestic disharmony and peculiar features in connection with marriage, not very favorable for children, gain through martial occupations, may invent something of value in surgery or chemistry, writes on occult subjects, many changes, much travel by water in early life, many enemies, liable to heart ailments, sudden or violent death. [5]

These natives are an open channel to the spiritual plane continuously, and if they are unable to control it or use it incorrectly, they can find themselves confined to an institution. If these persons use drugs or heavy medications, insanity could be the result. This is the absolute highest spiritual vessel and it is totally spiritual. It can be used in a negative, or selfish way as they feel this spiritual power and use it for selfish reasons for the most part. Used in a positive way, they can simply walk around a group of people and tell each and everyone exactly what they wish to know. They are extraordinarily psychic. [9]

Jordan Peterson 0°38′, Al-Biruni 0°55′, Mary Shelley 1°00′, Whitney Houston 1°10′, Jim Carrey 1°31′, Johnny Depp 1°37′, George Clooney 1°57′.

Pluto conjunct Alphecca: Rihanna 0°26′, Adele 1°03′, Zoë Kravitz 1°25′, Chris Brown 1°36′, Marguerite de Navarre 1°44′, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 1°58′.

North Node conjunct Alphecca: Josemaria Escriva 0°15′, John Maynard Keynes 0°21′ (and IC), Alexei Navalny 0°56′, Walt Disney 1°00′, Tony Abbott 1°14′ (and Sun).

South Node conjunct Alphecca: Josef Mengele 0°17′, Karl Marx 0°55′, Emanuel Swedenborg 1°10′, Clarence Thomas 1°18′ (and MC). 


  1. Alphecca (Alpha Coronae Borealis) Star Facts.
  2. A Dictionary of Modern Star Names, Paul Kunitzsch and Tim Smart, 2006, p.30.
  3. Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown: Star Names — Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1989, p.178.
  4. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  5. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.40, 131-133, 232-133.
  6. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.154-156.
  7. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.59-60.
  8. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.14.
  9. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.91-93.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

7 thoughts on “Fixed Star Alphecca

    • “Your Heliacal Rising Star is:

      Alphecca – A Garland of Flowers

      Being guided by a strong belief in your own abilities or ideas

      This is the star that has been walking the path of the underworld and has now emerged to be visible in the world of humans. This star, the Heliacal Rising Star, is the star that you were born under and it will bear gifts to you from the land of your past, your family and your genetics. It is your gift, the jewel or the treasure, which your ancestors handed you at your birth. This star is a theme in your life; helps to build your philosophies, and can at times take on a vocational pulse.

      This star is the concept of a woman’s crown: possible achievements in a quiet, passive way. Yet this crown of flowers also contains thorns and, although there are advancements through life which are not necessarily through one’s own efforts, there is always a price to pay. Alphecca’s presence in your life can indicate an offer that will change your social status or community standing. This advancement is not one gained through hard work but rather through love or luck. This gift or possible advancement should be considered very carefully, as the star implies that you may have to go through a dark or heavy period as a result.

      However, with Alphecca in such an important position on the day of your birth it can act as a beacon for you, a crown that you see and may reach for, without necessarilly experiencing the sharpness of the thorns which can be the downside of other placements. You have inherited a belief that you can achieve, and that the glass ceiling that restricts others does not exist in your case. This belief will fill you with optimism, and motivate you to reach beyond what others say is possible. Look beyond the expected life dictated to you by your peers and/or family, and reach for your dreams.”

      I guess this means that our arrogance is not as harmful as it would be otherwise, because in a way we are protected… But then again, in my case with Venus and North Node only 0°14′ away from each other (13°55′ North Node 14°09′ Venus), this much basal, mundane desire in a star with a propensity for sexual adventurousness indicates that I might harm myself from trying to much to get validation through other people’s confirmation of my beliefs, self-conception and that I am loved by them.

      My own Midheaven is at 13°04′ Scorpio and being charged by a close activation of my Uranus-Mars midpoint activation. They biquintile each other and quintile my Midheaven, North Node and Venus. So I’m excessively rebellious and will defend being a sexual maverick to the bitter end.

      Well, I am widely famous and hated in my country because of my nonbinary gender identity (truly enormous: I overshare), and also lose my temper with other LGBT people in our internal debates about what it means to be transgender (if just an internal identity or an active process to come as a different thing through medical interventions – I defend the earlier case, and that everyone should be respected according to what they believe to be their own narrative), and I also defend that asexual and aromantic people have struggles close enough to our own so they should be allowed to claim their space on the tables of united sexual and gender minorities.

      I have Midheaven opposite Sedna so this arose from a theme of alienation from the very patriarchal paternal side of my family (Sedna talks about betrayal by men and by the father: now consider it conjunct IC, South Node and Admetos, and opposite Venus in a very feminine star!). Now I don’t want anyone else to be denied for pursuing their inner truth and being honest with themselves, regardless of what other people believe to be ugly, excessive or incomprehensible. And it is not incomprehensible to me, not only because of enough orb for Accrux, but also because of my Saturn at 7°07′ Pisces, close to Sadachbia and Deneb Adige, and my Sun at 28°21′ Sagittarius, close to Etamin.

      I should moderate my North Node, myself, for it is long known to Jyotish Astrologers as Rahu, the malefic head of the dragon, responsible for all forms of arrogant, intense desire karma. Even though it is, together with Venus, my Yogakaraka and the planet closest to my Midheaven, so the hardest one not to express. Well, I /do/ have a resentment at the Universe related to my past life lore (Sedna in the 4th house often means that this is our first incarnation in this dimension)… But as soon as war was declared and I could understand what was going on, I still preferred to bit my lip and choose the good side.

      • Nevermind, this is not mentioned because it was culminating but due to another reason. I don’t really get that report.

  1. I have my Natal Moon (I’m Cancer Asc Cancer) and my Part of Fortune in conjuction with Alphecca 😊

  2. Asteroth is cited as a name for this star, which is the mocking name Hebrews gave for the goddess Ishtar.

    I saw the star of Ishtar (at the time, I didn’t know what it was) in approximately March or April 2018 when a friend guided me through astral projection to help me identify spiritual contamination in my home, and ever since, I’ve been more aware of my mediunity. I also saw my spirit guide who is half-man, half-wolf in his wolf form.

    As I said further above, I have Midheaven 13°04′ North Node 13°55′, Venus 14°09′ and also asteroid Cybele (which is definitely connected to nonbinary people) at 14°22′ (I also have Saturn on Deneb Adige and Sadachbia by 7°07′ Pisces). My spirit guide/s, conversely, is/are allegedly connected to my natal Sedna in 12°45′ Taurus, close to my IC and my South Node.

    After this happened I saw a goddess who looked a lot like Aphrodite in terms of body, clothing colors and hair color but had the golden crown and the breast supports of Freyja in my dreams twice. An important aspect of my mediunity is that I can smell helpful spirits as random, unexplainable smells of fruit, and more rarely flowers, perfume or herbs (also, I can feel them as a not-unpleasant-pain grabbing the onstep of my left foot, as electricity running through my body – Martial spirits – or as if I had clouds inside my ear drums more recently, and this is more common, but I’d say this part is more ruled by Deneb Adige, while Alphecca is the good fruity, flowery or herbal smells).

    I also have prophetic dreams, like someone who is going to die soon, a house appliance about to malfunction, or a tragedy (for example, the burning of Brazil’s National Museum last year); good or revealing things are less immediate and harder to relate to the dreams, but they also take place (it is rare for me to have bad dreams, usually they are just very odd and eccentric, I have Uranus and Neptune in the 12th house of sleep and dreams). Often also see intrusive thoughts of people or beings I don’t know right before or after sleeping. As I research deeper about it, I always find something relevant on the internet.

    I have about asked this to other people who have Saturn over Deneb Adige and Venus over Acrux and Alphecca (we were common in 1994) and they report similar experiences, and also prophetic or archetypal dreams, and those visions before and after sleep.

  3. omg this explains a whole lifetime of being troubled by other peoples emotions and thoughts….
    Natal Neptune @ 12d 07m

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