Fixed Star Alrisha

Alrisha at 29°23′ Aries has an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Alrisha

Pisces Constellation

The Sun joins Alrisha on April 19

Fixed star Alrisha, Alpha Piscium, is a 3.8 magnitude double star, pale green and blue, marking the knot in the cord that binds the Fishes, Pisces Constellation. The name Alrisha comes from Alrescha, the Arabic الرشآء al-rišā, meaning the well rope. Another old name for this star is Okda, from the Arabic عقدة uqdah, which means knot.


26 ♈ 49
27 ♈ 51
29 ♈ 23
00 ♉ 24
01 ♉ 31

Fixed Star

Al Pherg



Fixed Star Alrisha Astrology

According to Ptolemy, Al Risha, the bright star marking the knot in the cord, is of the nature of Mars and, to some degree, Mercury. This star, however, has the A2 spectrum of Venus. It is of a unifying influence. [1]

The prime star of the Constellation, α Piscium, is Al Risha’, The Cord (or String). This apparent double star, which may actually be a true binary pair, is at the point where the two arms of the figure meet. In some portrayals, the fishes themselves are at the far ends of the arms, so that the long string is folded at the star α as though being held at that point.

In some Latin works this star is called The Node of the Fishes, or of the Two Strings, Nodus Piscium or Nodus Duorum Filorum, which describes the position precisely but has not remained in general usage. It is here mentioned only for the record, as also the Arabic rendering of the same title, Al Ukd Al Haitain, or Ukda, or Kaitain, with variations on those spellings.

In general, the better name to use and remember what we started with, Al Risha’, though it is worth warning the reader that this name has also been used in the past for the star β Andromedae, better known as Mirach. However, Al Risha, is practically conjunct with the Great Galaxy in Andromeda; and this latter, a glorious family of billions of stars, must surely take precedence over the barely visible α star in Pisces.

If we take further note of Alrisha at all, it should be to think of it as the crux of a thread holding things together in the notoriously nebulous Pisces, and as a kind of lifeline to be thrown those adrift in the Ocean of Time and Space. People with this point strong in their horoscopes do have a better than average capacity for knowing where they are, and where they are going, and a gift for helping others forward also. [2]

Alrisha Star, Alpha Piscium []

Constellation Pisces

Pisces portends events concerning the sea, especially those that affect the destiny of kings and large numbers of mankind. [1]

27th Arabic Manzil – Al Fargh al Thani

Increases harvests, revenues, gain, heals infirmities, hinders building, upholds prisons, causes danger to seamen and destruction of enemies.

With Moon: Marry, take medicine, pursue business but do not travel or lend money.

15th Chinese Xiù – 奎 (Kuí) Legs

Represents a man with his legs astride. This was said to be the arsenal of the Emperor. Wash old clothes and double the thickness of the quilting to protect against winter. Avoid construction work so riches do not leave the household. Digging would be followed by a series of misfortunes.

There is a likelihood of family quarrels and discord among acquaintances. Lawsuits are lost. Sickness takes a firm grip. This mansion rules arms, preparation for military action, canals, garments, footwear, textiles industry, and laundry.

Alrisha Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Alrisha: MacKenzie Scott 0°12′, Proclus 0°57′

Midheaven conjunct Alrisha: Holly Parker 0°12′, Otto von Bismarck 0°52′

Descendant conjunct Alrisha: Dua Lipa 0°14′ (and S.Node), Hugo Grotius 0°16′, Pierre Cardin 0°21′, Adolf Hitler 1°08′

Part of Fortune conjunct Alrisha: Alan Leo 0°03′, Beatrice, Princes of the UK 0°06′ (and Mercury), Franklin D. Roosevelt 0°25′

Sun conjunct Alrisha: Kate Hudson 0°02′, Leopold Stokowski 0°16′, Hayley Mills 0°20′, Miranda Kerr 0°21′, Jayne Mansfield 0°37′ (and Venus), James Woods 0°45′, Charles Chaplin 0°49′, Conan O’Brien 0°50′, Françoise Rosay 1°09′, Ernst Thälmann 1°09′, Kourtney Kardashian 1°15′, George Takei 1°24′.

Moon conjunct Alrisha: Celine Dion 0°44′, Kamala Harris 1°14′

Mercury conjunct Alrisha: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán 0°02′, Beatrice, Princes of the UK 1°17′ (and POF)

Venus conjunct Alrisha: Jayne Mansfield 0°04′ (and Sun), Queen Victoria 0°15′, Marilyn Monroe 0°24′, Sigmund Freud 1°09′, David Berkowitz 1°28′.

Mars conjunct Alrisha: Clint Eastwood 0°03′, Marquis de Sade 1°07′

Jupiter conjunct Alrisha: Melville Davisson Post 0°19′, Nigel Farage 0°55′

Saturn conjunct Alrisha: Helen Keller 0°19′

Uranus conjunct Alrisha: Charles Manson 0°10′, Carl Sagan 0°16′, Manuel Noriega 0°25′, Daniel Chester French 0°48′ (and Pluto), Elvis Presley 0°58′, Roman Polanski 1°08′

Neptune conjunct Alrisha: Winston Churchill 0°48′

Pluto conjunct Alrisha: Daniel Chester French 1°06′ (and Uranus), William Lilly 1°14′

North Node conjunct Alrisha: Megan Fox 0°29′, Joan Miró 0°49′, John Belushi 1°28′

South Node conjunct Alrisha: Dua Lipa 0°04′ (and DC), Prince 0°13′, Ivan The Terrible 0°30′, Peter Ustinov 0°51′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.55.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.118.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

9 thoughts on “Fixed Star Alrisha

  1. Uranus is conjunct Alrisha three times from April 2018 to March 2019:
    8 May 2018
    16 November 2018
    25 February 2019

  2. How appropriate. James Woods used his twitter account to bring together people who lost eachother during the Californian fires. Mine is on MC: connecting people in the workplace.

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