Fixed Star Altair

Altair at 01°47′ Aquarius has an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Altair

Aquila Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Altair on January 22

Fixed star Altair, Alpha Aquilae, is a single star in the neck of the Eagle, Aquila Constellation. Magnitude 0.76, spectral type A7V.

Altair is not spherical, but is flattened at the poles due to its high rate of rotation. It is one of the few stars for which a direct image has been obtained.

The traditional name Altair has been used since medieval times. It is an abbreviation of the Arabic phrase النسر الطائر Al-Nisr Al-Ṭa’ir, “the flying eagle”. It probably goes back to the ancient Babylonians and Sumerians, who called Altair “the eagle star”.


25 ♑ 51
01 ♒ 15
01 ♒ 47
03 ♒ 46
04 ♒ 03

Fixed Star




Altair Astrology

ALTAIR. α Aquilae. A pale yellow star in the neck of the Eagle. From Al Tair, the Eagle, or, according to Bullinger, the Wounding. Sometimes called “The Bird of Jove.” Opinions are divided as to the exact nature of this star. Ptolemy gives Mars and Jupiter, Wilson, Saturn and Mercury; Simmonite, Uranus; and Alvidas, Uranus and Mercury in sextile to the Sun. It confers a bold, confident, valiant, unyielding, ambitious and liberal nature, great and sudden but ephemeral wealth, and a position of command, makes its natives guilty of bloodshed, and gives danger from reptiles. [1]

Anonymous of 379 AD said Altair it is like Jupiter and Mars. [6]

ALTAIR. α Aquilae. “The Flying Eagle.” A white star in the Eagle’s neck. Spectral class: A5. The native is bold, confident, valiant, even unyielding. The native can be ambitious and liberal, expect great but ephemeral wealth. The native can become a mischief maker. Negatively; it creates disgrace, misfortune and possible ruin. [7]

Altair, the name of Shaykh Ilderim’s horse in Ben Hur, has the nature of Venus but in the Middle Ages was said to portend danger from reptiles. This probably comes from the basic Martian character of the constellation and the fact that in those days poisoning of an enemy was considered a feminine characteristic. [2]

Altair, in the Eagle, also called the Flying Eagle, has a Mars character with a blend of Mercury and Jupiter. Tied with benefic stellar bodies, Altair is credited with bestowing hardiness, courage and generosity, especially if on the Ascendant. Altair is good for advancement of lawyers and military men. [3]

Altair, α Aquilae, is a Mars-Jupiter type as one would expect for the star whose name means Eagle. Even traditionalists usually like this one; there is no controversy raised when we note that it usually does show up good respect from one’s fellow beings, so long as it is well placed. If it is not, the owner of the chart may be one of those who drops things upon others from a great height. He can be sure he will not go on forever doing that. [4]

Altair rules seven inches below the bend of the left knee. [5]

Constellation Aquila

According to Ptolemy the influence of Aquila is similar to that of Mars and Jupiter. It is said to give great imagination, strong passions, indomitable will, a dominating character, influence over others, clairvoyance, a keen penetrating mind and ability for chemical research. It has always been associated with the sign Scorpio, and by the Kabalists with the Hebrew letter Vau and the 6th Tarot Trump “The Lovers.” [1]

Aquila (Aql) or the Eagle portends changes in the weather and is indicative of those with a penetrating mind and clairvoyance. Ptolemy says that its stars are of the nature of Mars and Jupiter, but the brightest stars have the spectra of Mars and Venus. [2]

In mundane astrology Aquila rules the U.S.A., space exploration, bombs and missiles.

Alpha Aquilae, Altair

Alpha Aquilae, Altair []

Fixed Star Altair Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Altair: Military honor and preferment. [1]

Hardiness, courage and generosity. [3]

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. Illustrious generals, who subjugate regions and cities and peoples, govern, are inclined to act, are submissive, speak frankly, have a taste for fighting, and carry out their purposes. They are effective, virile, victorious, harm their enemies, are opulent and perhaps very rich, big-minded and ambitious, and they generally do not die a happy death; moreover, lovers of hunting, connoisseurs and owners of horses and quadrupeds. [6]

Kirk Douglas 0°04′, Sara Aldrete 0°05′, William Butler Yeats 0°53′, David Bowie 2°16′, Erwin Rommel 2°25′, Emmanuel Macron 2°39′

Midheaven conjunct Altair: Military honor and preferment. [1]

Near the Midheaven and in good aspect, Altair promises rise in life and honors. The native tries with sincere conviction to reach out for his aims with utmost willpower. He will avoid nothing in order to achieve them. [3]

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. Illustrious generals, who subjugate regions and cities and peoples, govern, are inclined to act, are submissive, speak frankly, have a taste for fighting, and carry out their purposes. They are effective, virile, victorious, harm their enemies, are opulent and perhaps very rich, big-minded and ambitious, and they generally do not die a happy death; moreover, lovers of hunting, connoisseurs and owners of horses and quadrupeds. [6]

Vera Atkins 0°18′, Ulysses S. Grant 0°23′, Steve Forbes 1°09′, George Washington 1°35′, Alan Turing 1°39′, Robert the Bruce 2°13′, Joe Rogan 2°22′, Carl Sagan 2°27′, Martin Luther King 2°33′

Descendant conjunct Altair: 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. [6]

Bobby Fischer 0°23′ (and Mars), William Bligh 0°24′, Anne Frank 0°40′, Jack Nicholson 0°49′, James Woods 0°58′, Stephen King 1°10′, Celine Dion 1°13′, William Blake 1°14′, Joseph Goebbels 1°21′, Angelina Jolie 2°32′.

Nadir conjunct Altair: 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. [6]

Felix von Luckner 0°44′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Altair: Harvey Weinstein 0°58′, Jordan Peterson 1°00′, John F. Kennedy 1°15′, Josef Mengele 1°22′, Cecilia Bartoli 1°26′

Sun conjunct Altair: Public honor, notoriety, favors from superiors, many friends and some envious ones who cause trouble through writings, some ill-health and losses, danger of bites from venomous animals. [1]

Preferment in matters dealing with the public, astrology, writings. There could be some peculiar events, some unexpected, these could work to the benefit of or to the detriment of the native. The native has the ability to acquire new and influential friends. Family matters could create temporary situations. The native can acquire friends who would be of a jealous nature and create problems. [7]

Similar to the Sun at Albireo. These persons are basically uncomfortable with themselves because of contradictory energy involved here. The contradiction is in their continuous behavioral patterns. They do not wish to express themselves through the ego. These natives wish to be humanistic human beings and wish to love everyone equally. They want to belong to groups and organizations that are involved in helping humanity such as orphanages, the poor and deprived, and groups organized to feed the hungry around the world. This is the typical person who would join a group such as the Salvation Army, for example. Those financially able to do so, would join groups in other parts of the world involved in these things. There is a problem here, however, in that once they begin active participation in these groups, they wish to receive recognition for their work. The conflict in their behavior pattern manifests when they make demands that their ego be satisfied through praise and admiration from others. If their ego is not totally satisfied, they begin holding back their dedication to the humanitarian group they are involved with. Their ego simply gets in the way; they turn their interests to the financial aspect of their work rather than the humanitarian. The humanistic approach to others is lost as their ego gets in the way. Their real objective is to receive praise from others for what they do and when they do not receive it, they become hostile – a strange turn of events which goes on for a lifetime. [5]

Bill Maher 1°04′, Paul Cézanne 1°10′

Moon conjunct Altair: Interest in a strange or ancient discovery, disappointment and loss over property and gain, some profit and preferment, friends become enemies, trouble through companies or public affairs, difficulties through or misfortune to children. [1]

A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [6]

This conjunction can bring the native unusual experiences, the native, so inclined can become interested in unusual discoveries, some of which might be strange or even ancient. There can be some disappointment over losses of some kind. The native has the ability to overcome their adversaries. The native can develop unusual writing ability. An everlasting name is possible, but negative nativities are subject to misfortune. Psychic preferment is indicated. Possibly troubles with affairs connected with public matters. Friends could create problems for the native. Some of these natives will be more satisfied with the every day life and its affairs, but in any case these natives can become leaders, even if it is in charge of or responsible for a group of people. There can be some problems with the people the native is associated with. [7]

Mel B 0°01′, Julius Streicher 0°03′, Umberto I of Italy 0°13′, Russell Crowe 0°35′, Caitlyn Jenner 0°46′, George Eliot 0°50′, Arthur Conan Doyle 0°51′, Red Skelton 1°12′, Steve McQueen 1°16′, Napoleon II of France 1°18′, Bruce Willis 1°21′, Cat Stevens 1°26′, John McCain 1°31′, David Beckham 1°34′, Barbara Hutton 1°42′ (and Uranus), James Bryson McLachlan 1°44′, Cat Stevens 1°57′, Abraham Lincoln 2°05′, Robert Pelletier 2°18′, Pierre Casiraghi 2°21′, David Berkowitz 2°24′, Adam Ant 2°30′, David Letterman 2°32′, John Lennon 2°36′, Johnny Weissmuller 2°37′.

Mercury conjunct Altair: Many difficulties, misfortunes, and strange experiences. Disappointment on long journeys, bad for partnership, loss of a relative under strange circumstances. [1]

The native has the ability, if they make use of it, to overcome any difficulties. However, they can be subject to strange experiences. This could exhibit itself in a number of ways, such as prophetic dreams, unusual journeys, strange discoveries. The native is also subject to domestic difficulties, this can be within their immediate family or due to outside interference. Unless Mercury is adversely aspected to the Moon, the native is generous to a fault. [7]

Bob Marley 0°25′, Marilyn Manson 0°58′, Michael Jordan 1°24′, Jamison Twins 1°57′, Jeane Dixon 2°00′.

Moon conjunct Mercury conjunct Altair: If Mercury and Moon are positioned here, this will make people as bold as brass and foolhardy in order to assert themselves. [3]

Venus conjunct Altair: Unfavorable for love affairs. Strange and peculiar attractions, bad for children and gain, losses through friends. [1]

The native can engage in controversial matters; some natives with this conjunction have strange and peculiar attractions. Friends can create unnecessary problems. Negative nativities can create their own problems subjecting them to misfortune, even bloodshed. [7]

Joe Exotic 0°39′, Walt Disney 0°41′, Phil Spector 0°57′, Nancy Spungen 1°06′, Elvis Presley 1°29′, Susan Miller 1°46′, Jeff Bridges 1°52′, Prince Andrew, Duke of York 2°30′.

Mars conjunct Altair: Sharp mind, trouble through friends, society and companies but eventual gain. [1]

The native is mentally keen, however, the native can experience some difficulties. This can be caused by mere acquaintances, or in their careers. The more positive nativities can overcome their difficulties. [7]

Similar to Mars at the fixed star Albireo. This creates a “mad man” type of disposition. They are brutal, changeable and very odd in the way they think. They respond and react abruptly and irrationally. They enjoy being involved with groups that administer punishment outside of the law. They imagine that others are invading their privacy, and to them, the rights of other people are not considered. If they dislike certain persons they would find a way to get rid of them. Individuals with this configuration are not recognized as irrational human beings, in spite of these behavior patterns. These are the persons who would burn the house down of a family they do not wish to have living near them. The point is essentially the non-acceptance or certain people because of cultural or ideological differences. They would instigate others to take action to remove them by whatever means necessary. [5]

Bobby Fischer 0°00′ (and DC), Vespasian 0°54′, Josef Mengele 1°17′, Otto von Bismarck 1°51′

Jupiter conjunct Altair: Real or pretended religious zeal, hypocrisy, trouble through legal and church matters, and with relatives, disappointment over inheritance. [1]

The native can exhibit real or pretended zeal, be it in religious affairs or in their chosen career. These natives are subject to setbacks, disappointments, some of a major nature. [7]

Jeff Bridges 0°12′, Barack Obama 0°22′, Pablo Escobar 0°54′, Billy Joel 0°55′, Anthony Hopkins 1°35′, Huw Edwards 1°51′, Agatha Christie 2°21′

Saturn conjunct Altair: Sorrow and disappointment, mental disturbance necessitating asylum or hospital treatment and probably death there, separation from family or parents, danger of accident involving inability to work or lifelong affliction. [1]

(1°30′ orb): This is the depressed individual in society. They do not wish to relate to their society in any way. They do not wish to associate with any group, or any individual and prefer to remain alone. Even as children, these persons were very difficult to raise by their parents. They would refuse to participate in any functions, preferring to stay to themselves, thus causing a great deal of difficulty for their parents. In later years, they move completely out of society and become the true hermits. [5]

Jim Carrey 0°21′, Elizabeth Taylor 0°30′, Ted Kennedy 0°59′, Friedrich Nietzsche 1°10′, John Milton 1°19′, George Clooney 1°23′, Donald Rumsfeld 1°39′, Boy George 2°20′

Uranus conjunct Altair: Cautions, spiritual, sensitive, sympathetic though sometimes abrupt, just, idealistic, interested in occultism but skeptical in religion reverence for early memories, disappointments throughout life, good mind, considerable gain, faithful literary friends of a Gemini type, some domestic affliction, natural death at a very advanced age. [1]

(0°30′ orb): Similar to Uranus at the fixed star Albireo. This is a strange configuration. These individuals have a difficult time relating to the world. They generally try to find a way to isolate themselves. They choose just a few friends for a lifetime and their entire life revolves around just those few people. They relate only to their little group and avoid talking to others outside of their group. Business dealings and entertainment remains with just their small group for the entire lifetime. This group remains small in number, rarely consisting of over five individuals. They become dependant on one another with a result that a great problem arises as they begin passing on. With only one or two to relate to they turn into hermits and take on projects to remain occupied. Many invent something that provides them with support for the rest of their lives. They avoid the public, preferring to remain to themselves when they find themselves alone. [5]

Barbara Hutton 0°28′ (and Moon), Zendaya 0°31′, Bella Hadid 1°05′, Alan Turing 2°07′, Richard Nixon 2°09′, Josef Mengele 2°09′, Henry VIII 2°34′.

Neptune conjunct Altair: Over-sensitive, distasteful environment, high ideals, mystic, drifts without personal effort, secret enemies and trouble through occultism, domestic disharmony, sudden and unexpected death. [1]

Hunter Schafer 0°43′, Nostradamus 2°06′ (DD), Mark Twain 2°11′.

Pluto conjunct Altair: Georges Louis Duvernoy 0°04′, Alexander I of Russia 0°16′, Ivan The Terrible 0°39′, Princess Sophia of the UK 0°47′, Heinrich von Kleist 0°54′, Charles Matthews 0°55′, USA 1°04′, Joh Varley 1°24′.

North Node conjunct Altair: Elvis Presley 0°16′, Vito Genovese 0°21′, South Node conjunct Altair: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 0°07′, Roger Federer 0°37′, Beyoncé 0°41′, Margaret Thatcher 0°47′, Jimmy Swaggart 0°59′, Henri Matisse 1°27′, Serena Williams 1°46′, Michael Jordan 1°57′, Rudy Giuliani 2°02′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.29, 135-136.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.27.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.73.
  4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.175.
  5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.135.
  6. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  7. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.196-197.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

35 thoughts on “Fixed Star Altair

  1. Aquila degrees and al shaheen falcon degrees they not accept manager up to them specially in this time …. and they not accept good thanks that’s wrong because they see them self bad …. and also they have a lot problems with families because they know they too much conspiracies from families against them when they was young ….

    Any peoples come from outside the home he think he lie because peoples unfortunately they not know behind out of picture …. and also they’re easy victims of bad speak behind them …. because this they want live alone …. I speak about people who have in birth chart conjunction between Jupiter and mercury in al shaheen degrees …. but believe me they know more than peoples know …. and they scare from thiefs stolen information from them because this they not trust anyone easy ….

    Problems with them is heaters ….

    And they never accept any deals good or bad from behind …. because they believe the back side is make him look like stupid ….

    Sorry for long comment …. Thank you for great information …. and you and serbian
    Astrology Nicole best in my opinion ….

    God bless ….

    • Hi Marco, with all the fixed stars it is advised to combine the influence of the Sun and the Moon for the Lunar Nodes.

  2. With Altair conjunct my Midheaven, do you think that means I will be successful in my career? And with the Mars, Asc Jupiter minor grand trine?

    • With MC “Altair promises rise in life and honors.” So even ignoring the other positive aspects in your chart you have nothing to worry about.

      • Only just seen this comment! Thanks Jamie! My careers really important to me, so to know this gives me much hope and positivity! Thank you for enlightening me on my MC star! ⭐️???? I think we all worry – will we be successful in our careers! Especially when we’ve gone off the beaten path and haven’t chose a “safe” option for out career.

  3. I have this Jupiter conjunct Altair in the 3rd house. Jupiter is combusted. It rules the ASC (in Sagittarius).

    I have had many bitter disappointments with church members and leaders. Overall, I’ve been disappointed in religion. I’m still very spiritual and I fuel the belief in something Greater than myself but organized religion just isn’t meant for me. I think this is clearly confirmed by my exiled Sun in Aquarius ruling the 9th house in Leo.

    • Jupiter conjunct Altair (orb 1°) in 5th – also disappointed in religion (understanding the difference between religiosity and spirituality. Am finding there are not many who get this. Is it all too new for most people i wonder…). Feel that the time has come for the fear-based control matrix of religion to fall and make way for true spirituality and freedom. For me, having Jupiter here feels like one’s ideas are too new for the generation…..frustrating…

  4. I have been studying my Pluto placement recently. He is transiting a later degree of my 9th house in current sign of Capricorn. This is close to my Midheaven. I have also just discovered the fixed star Altair very close in 1 degree Aquarius. I have within the last few years found myself an “empty nester” and decided to go back to college where I am changing careers (makes sense considering.) What will be the effects when Pluto makes it to the cusp of my 10th house and within a degree or two from this fixed star? I estimate this to be about the time when I complete my educational goal and move on into my new profession (which is teaching by the way.) Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

      • How does it work? Is it definite or it’s likely to happen? Can’t find any more information about it either.

        • I believe there is an increased likelihood of these interpretations coming true. But it is very important to take your whole chart into consideration.

          • Hmm interesting. Thank you for your quick response. I intend to enter politics which is why I was concerned. Living a dedicated family life I wouldn’t mind dying unexpectedly. My ascendant is conjunct Betelgeuse and sun conjunct Sabik, I wonder how it will play out.

      • Hi, i ask again… what does Altair mean if it’s conjunct to south node/ Ketu? Thanks!

  5. Good morning,

    I didn’t quite understand the interpretation of the conjunction Part of Fortune – Altair.

    Can you tell me what that means? I have it in my birth chart.

    Thank you very much

    • Hi Morgane. I don’t yet have an interpretation for Part of Fortune conjunct Altair. I have started adding star conjunctions of famous people to help us get a better picture. This is a long process. So far I have only found Josef Mengele with that conjunction but you can also look at Sun, Moon and Ascendant because the Part of Fortune is calculated using those.

  6. Greetings, I notice in my natal chart Altair forms a grand trine with Jupiter and Mars, applying within a 1 degree orb towards either planet. While typically I ignore these aspects with fixed stars, observing only conjunctions, but in this case I’m thinking it could bear some significance. What do you think?

  7. Hi, I have my Part of Spirit conjunct Altair in 3rd house. What do you think it could mean?

  8. “In mundane astrology Aquila rules the U.S.A., space exploration, bombs and missiles.”

    Uranus was 2°Aqu29′ when NASA’s space tether experiment failed. (Feb 25, 1996)

  9. SpaceX Dragon capsule docks at Intl Space Station’s Harmony module, 3.03.2019, 2.51am PST.
    Venus 2°Aqu05′
    Altair 2°Aqu02′

    March 3, 2019 is a Harmonic Convergence date. My reference time is 3.33 am Islamasbad, Pakistan

  10. Gold peak of $850 per ounce – recorded at the Afternoon Fix, 3pm, in London on 21st Jan. 1980 – marked the end of a nine-year bull market.

    Sun 0°Aqu44′
    Mercury 0°Aqu53′
    Altair 1°Aqu29′

  11. This was really good, however, I am disappointed that Pluto wasn’t interpreted, it’s just as important at the others. 🙁

  12. Thank you for the finely detailed information; I learned something. I have Venus conjunct Altair in the 6th, H, She makes opposition, square, and inconjunct aspects to a variety of planets but no ‘positive’ aspects. What struck me about your report is that Altair’s area in the human body is found 7 inches beneath the bend of the knee. When I was a child I was wounded there. It left a scar two inches long, it’s midpoint at the exact 7 inch point. This wound came out of nowhere. One moment everything is alright, the next there was a rather deep gaping hole next to the shin. I could see the bone but there was no bleeding whatsoever.

  13. Hi Jamie, any thoughts for a Vertex conjunction, 6th house, 2.01′ Aquarius, especially with the upcoming Jupiter/Saturn great conjunction. (Aquarius Sun 9.59′, Mercury 16.33′ and SN 29.18′ ). Thank you!

  14. great and accurate. i have my Sun at first degree Aquarius. I relate to a lot of this.

  15. I have Altair right smack on my ascendant 1 degree Aquarius rising: Ever since I was a child, I had fantasies of saving the world with boldness against enemies.

    I also have had two very close encounters with dangerous reptiles: One, when I was a baby in my crib, outside in the yard but my dog got in between snake and me and took a hit on the nose but thankfully was saved; another time, seventeen years ago, I was walking my dog and an angel literally told me to get back and I looked and there was a diamond rattlesnake shaking its rattle. Again I was saved. Jupiter is 27 degrees Capricorn, close to my Ascendant and Altair.

  16. I am curious about the Pluto conjunction to Altair in 2024. Attila had that aspect. Could this mean some kind of destruction?

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