Alphecca Star – Northern Crown

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

Alphecca Star [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alphecca on November 4

Fixed star Alphecca, Alpha Coronae Borealis,  is a 2.2 magnitude star in the Northern Crown, Corona Borealis Constellation. It is a brilliant white binary star located at the base of the Crown. Alphecca is positioned at 12°18′ Scorpio with an orb of 2°10′. Other names for alpha Coronae Borealis include Gemma, Gnosia and Asteroth. Alphecca is Arabic for nayyir al-fakka “the bright star of the broken ring of stars”. Gemma is Latin for “jewel”, Gnosia (Gnōsia stella corōnæ) is Latin for “star of the crown of Knossos”. Asteroth is Hebrew for”Astarte (idols)”.

Degree*

06 ♏ 57
11 ♏ 52
12 ♏ 18
15 ♏ 05
19 ♏ 22

Orb

1°10′
2°30′
2°10′
1°40′
2°00′

Alphecca Star Astrology

Fixed star Alphecca is of the nature of Venus and Mercury. It gives honor, dignity and poetical and artistic ability.

Agrippa1531 Elpheia.png  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. [1]

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. [2]

Gemma, the Jewel of the Northern Crown, has a Mercury-Venus influence with some properties of Moon and Neptune. 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 conjunction 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. [3]

Alphecca rules the lowest vertebra of the spine (Seventh Lumbar) in the human body. [4]

Constellation Corona Borealis gives artistic ability, love of flowers, lassitude and disillusionment, but to bring its natives to a position of command. [1]

Alphecca Star, Alpha Coronae Borealis

Alphecca Star, Alpha Coronae Borealis [www.ne.jp]

Alphecca Star Conjunctions

Sun conjunct Alphecca: Active and brilliant mind, self-seeking, subject to scandal that does not affect the position. [1] Tony Abbott 0°37′.

Moon conjunct Alphecca: Public honor and dignity, suffers through law, partners and neighbors, trouble through underhanded dealings of enemies but eventual triumph over them, bad for love affairs, some faithful friends, greatly esteemed by Venus and Mercury people. [1]

Mercury conjunct Alphecca: Mind more active than body, somewhat indolent, benefits from friends, extravagant but saving in small things, loss by enemies. [1]

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. [4]

Venus conjunct Alphecca: Favorable for love affairs, benefits from friends, artistic and musical tastes. [1]

Mars conjunct Alphecca: Active mind, better writer than speaker. [1]

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 the 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. [4]

Jupiter conjunct Alphecca: Honor and dignity, artistic ability, benefit through ecclesiastical matters, favorable for material gain. [1]

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. [1]

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. [1]

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. [1]

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, inanity 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 every one exactly what they wish to know. They are extraordinarily psychic. [4]

North Node conjunct Alphecca: Josemaria Escriva De Balaguer 0°15′, Tony Abbott 0°52′

South Node conjunct Alphecca: Josef Mengele 0°17′

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.131,232,242.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.10.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.63.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.92.

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

4 thoughts on “Alphecca Star – Northern Crown

    • “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.

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