Fixed Star Alrisha

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

Pisces Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alrisha on April 19

Fixed star Alrisha, Alpha Piscium, is a binary star system that marks the knot in the cord that binds the two Fishes, Pisces Constellation.

The two components are designated Alpha Piscium A (officially named Alrescha) and B. One or both of the stars may be a spectroscopic binary as well. Magnitude 3.82 (4.33 + 5.23). Spectral class A0p + A3m. [1]

The traditional name Alrescha (alternatively Al Rescha, Alrischa, Alrisha) is derived from the Arabic الرشآء al-rishā’ “the cord” and less commonly Kaitain and Okda, the latter from the Arabic عقدة ʽuqdah “knot”. [2]


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. [3]

SPECTRAL CLASS A: These bluish-white stars give great honors, artistic appreciation, unexpected gains, good fortune, riches, good judgment, sociableness, creativeness, idealism, and impulsiveness. Challenging aspects cause wantonness, indiscretion, scandals, foolhardiness, destructiveness, cleverness, many anxious moments and self-seeking nature. [4]

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. [5]

Constellation Pisces

Pisces portends events concerning the sea, especially those that affect the destiny of kings and large numbers of mankind. [3]

Ptolemy makes the following observations: “Those stars in Pisces which are in the head of the southern fish have the same influence as Mercury, and, in some degree, as Saturn: those in the body are like Jupiter and Mercury: those in the tail and in the southern line are like Saturn, and, moderately, like Mercury. In the northern fish, those on its body and backbone resemble Jupiter, and also Venus in some degree: those in the northern line are like Saturn and Jupiter.” By the Kabalists Pisces is associated with the Hebrew letter Pé and the 17th Tarot Trump “The Stars.” [6]

Alpha Piscium, Alrisha

Alpha Piscium, Alrisha []

Fixed Star Alrisha Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Alrisha: Good fortune, happiness, gifts, fortunate for love and marriage, gain by legacies and inheritance (Venus nature.) [6]

MacKenzie Scott 0°12′, Proclus 0°57′

Midheaven conjunct Alrisha: Honor and success, dealings with and help through women, success in occupations of a Venus nature. [6]

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′, Sidney Gottlieb 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: Pablo Neruda 0°07′, 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), Jimmy Swaggart 0°52′, 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: Giorgia Meloni 0°02′, Dua Lipa 0°04′ (and DC), William Butler Yeats 0°06′, Prince 0°13′, Ivan The Terrible 0°30′, Peter Ustinov 0°51′.


  1. Alpha Piscium – Wikipedia
  2. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889, p.342−343.
  3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.55.
  4. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.245-246.
  5. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.117-118.
  6. The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson 1923, p.57, 100.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

10 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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