Altair Star – The Flying Eagle

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

Aquila Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Altair on January 22

Fixed star Altair, Alpha Aquilae, is a 0.8 magnitude a pale yellow star in the neck of the Eagle, Aquila Constellation. The traditional name Altair is an abbreviation of the Arabic phrase النسر الطائر (an-nasr aṭ-ṭā’ir) which means the flying eagle.


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

Fixed Star




Altair Star Astrology

Fixed star Altair is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter. 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]

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 star rules seven inches below the bend of the left knee in the human body. [5]

Constellation Aquila has a similar influence 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. [1]

Aquila 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.

Altair Star, Alpha Aquilae

Altair Star, Alpha Aquilae []

Altair Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Altair: Hardiness, courage and generosity. [3] Sara Aldrete 0°05′

Descendant conjunct Altair: Anne Frank 0°40′, James Woods 0°58′, Celine Dion 1°13′, Joseph Goebbels 1°21′, Angelina Jolie 2°32′

Midheaven conjunct Altair: 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 will-power. He will avoid nothing in order to achieve them. [3] George Washington 1°35′, Robert the Bruce 2°13′

Part of Fortune conjunct Altair: Harvey Weinstein 0°58′, John F. Kennedy 1°15′, Josef Mengele 1°22′

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] 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] 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] Mel B 0°01′, Napoleon Bonaparte 0°24′, David Beckham 1°34′, Abraham Lincoln 2°05′, John Lennon 2°36′

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]

Mercury conjunct Altair: Many difficulties, misfortunes, and strange experiences. Disappointment on long journeys, bad for partnership, loss of a relative under strange circumstances. [1] Michael Jordan 1°24′, Jamison Twins 1°57, ′Jeane Dixon 2°00′

Venus conjunct Altair: Unfavorable for love affairs. Strange and peculiar attractions, bad for children and gain, losses through friends. [1] Nancy Spungen 1°06′, Elvis Presley 1°29′, Susan Miller 1°46′, Jeff Bridges 1°52′

Mars conjunct Altair: Sharp mind, trouble through friends, society and companies but eventual gain. [1] 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. Josef Mengele 1°17′

Jupiter conjunct Altair: Real or pretended religious zeal, hypocrisy, trouble through legal and church matters, and with relatives, disappointment over inheritance. [1] Jeff Bridges 0°12′, Barack Obama 0°22′, Pablo Escobar 0°54′, Anthony Hopkins 1°35′

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′, George Clooney 1°23′, 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] Richard Nixon 2°09′, Josef Mengele 2°09′

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] Mark Twain 2°11′

North Node conjunct Altair: Elvis Presley 0°16′, Joseph Goebbels 0°26′, Emperor Nero 1°00′, Dwayne Johnson 2°24′, Albert Einstein 2°39′

South Node conjunct Altair: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 0°07′, Beyoncé 0°41′, Margaret Thatcher 0°47′, 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.
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.

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

30 thoughts on “Altair Star – The Flying Eagle

  1. 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′

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

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