Fixed Star Alwaid

Alwaid at 11°58′ Sagittarius as an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Alwaid

Draco Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Alwaid on December 4

Fixed star Alwaid, Beta Draconis, is a magnitude 2.8 yellow binary star located in the head of the Dragon, Draco Constellation. Ancient astrologers called it The Nebulous Star in the Dragon’s Eye. The traditional name Rastaban comes from the Arabic phrase ra’s ath-thu’ban, which means head of the serpent. Another name is Alwaid, which is also from Arabic meaning who is to be destroyed, but some trace it to Arabic al’awwad, which means the lute player.


09 ♐ 14
09 ♐ 46
11 ♐ 58
16 ♐ 09
17 ♐ 58

Fixed Star

Ras Algethi



Alwaid Star Astrology

Fixed star Alwaid (Rastaban) is of the nature of Saturn and Mars (bold, cruel, heartless, adulterous, criminal, liar, loss of estates, poverty, few friends.) It gives loss of property, violence, criminal inclinations and accidents. [1]

Rastaban, the Dragon’s Head, β Draconis, is another Saturn-Venus star to keep up the healing theme of Serpens and Ophiuchus. The implication is that: Open up this head full of knowledge, and we really do have the key to our ills and the healing of them. [2]

Alwaid star rules the left side of the spine at the second vertebra from the bottom (Sixth Lumbar) in the human body [3]

Constellation Draco

The Dragon is like Saturn and Mars. Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning. It was said by the Ancients that when a comet was here poison was scattered over the world. [1]

The early astrologers called Draco “The Poisonous Dragon”. The constellation is especially hurtful to mineral resources, and presages the pollution of rivers and the air. The Moon’s Nodes are named after this constellation. The Dragon’s Head (North Node) and the Dragon’s Tail (South Node) refer to the Moon’s undulating course symbolized by the twisting of the Dragon about the North Pole. [4]

18th Arabic Manzil – Al Kalb

Causes discord, sedition, conspiracy against princes and rulers, and revenge from enemies, but frees captives and helps building.

With Moon: Plant, sow, travel and go to war.

5th Chinese Xiù – 心 (Xīn) Heart

Associated with misfortune, disasters, and losses. Afflicted children may be born to marriages conducted on this day. It indicates property will have to be sold if real estate is bought or addressed. Avoid starting a new activity. This mansion is important for politicians and public figures.

Fixed Star Alwaid Star Astrology

Alwaid Star []

Alwaid Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Alwaid: Whoever was born with this constellation rising will be Marsi (wizards and snake-charmers), who are accustomed to prepare beneficial remedies from poisons and the pigments of herbs. [5]

Brad Pitt 0°28′, Eric Burdon 1°13′, Elvis Presley 1°19′, Friedrich Nietzsche 1°34′ (and Moon).

Midheaven conjunct Alwaid: Bad name, rise by trade followed by disgrace and ruin. [1]

William S. Burroughs 0°28′, Anton LaVey 0°40′, Emmett Till 1°04′.

Descendant conjunct Alwaid: But if this constellation is found in the DSC, they will perish struck by the bite or serpents, or surely by having drunk poison. [5]

Phil Spector 0°19′, Kristen Stewart 0°21′, Jeane Dixon 1°31′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Alwaid: Uri Geller 1°07′, Sigmund Freud 1°26′, Holly Parker 1°31′.

Sun conjunct Alwaid: Jeff Bridges 1°37′, Britney Spears 1°38′, William Blake 1°40′.

Moon conjunct Alwaid: Blindness, wounds, quarrels, bruises, stabs, blows and kicks from horses. [1]

Yoko Ono 0°06′, Friedrich Nietzsche 0°14′ (and AC), Alice Cooper 0°53′, Nicolaus Copernicus 0°58′ (and Jupiter), Lucky Luciano 1°04′, Bernadette Brady 1°11′, Lilly Wachowski 1°16′, Michael Jordan 1°25′.

in March 1868, while jumping into the saddle of his horse, Nietzsche struck his chest against the pommel and tore two muscles in his left side, leaving him exhausted and unable to walk for months. [wiki]

Venus conjunct Alwaid: Diego Maradona 0°46′

Mars conjunct Alwaid (1°30′ orb): These individuals love to inflict lasting pain on others through the use of razors. They love to cut things open with razors and are the ones who enjoy severing parts from the body of a person, such as severing nerves from different parts of the body or torturing animals and watching them writhe in pain. This is the criminal who cannot be changed. Some with this degree who are brought up in a higher part of society would still do these things whether they have a job doing this or not. There have been doctors and others in the military who indulged in this either as an experiment or to exact a confession from someone. They enjoy severing nerves, especially along the spine, throat and sexual areas. They work their way into situations where there is no one to control them so they can do what they wish. These natives have chosen this criminal route throughout many incarnations either as the abuser or the abused, and will stay in it for a very long time. The cycle is a very long and very wide one. They are persons who have murdered in a former life, and who have been murdered in return, and the cycles continue. [3]

Mariah Carey 0°07′, Bruce McLaren 0°24′ (and N.Node), Pierre Cardin 1°39′

Jupiter conjunct Alwaid: Nicolaus Copernicus 0°00′ (and Moon), Nero 0°03′

Saturn conjunct Alwaid (1°30′ orb): This is very difficult as it affects both sides of the spine. There is a restriction of energy at this point so that the individual must stay in bed often. The second and third vertebra actually deteriorate through the lack of calcium. They are in much pain even if they try to walk just one foot away. The deterioration will be noticed at about thirty years of age. They should always lay on their stomach and not their spine. They can work so long as it not in a heavy or physical task. When sitting, they should always have a cushion, and others use braces to help them sit up to keep the weight off the spine. An operation on this part of the body will only worsen the problem. The area needs to be rubbed frequently and drinking raspberry tea three times per week should be taken, alternating with chamomile tea which will lubricate and help clear the system. Vitamins A and E will also be very helpful. Additionally, they should eat almonds and drink small amounts of milk, with some fruit each day. [3]

Andrew Tate 0°09′, Sid Vicious 1°11′, Tony Abbott 1°24′, Andy Warhol 1°37′

Uranus conjunct Alwaid: This is very crippling to the body, as the muscles are not stable on both sides of the spine. Spasms of the muscles here create instability causing the person to collapse when the spasm hits the spinal area. This is not a continuous problem, but the individual never knows when a spasm will take place. Raspberry tea taken three times per week and alternating with chamomile tea will greatly help this problem. Stretching the body each day by bending forward while sitting or standing will also help reduce the spasms as it will increase the blood flow to this part of the body. Results will not be seen immediately, but continued stretching will greatly alleviate the problem. [3]

Ben Shapiro 0°12′, Katy Perry 0°18′, Heinrich Himmler 1°02′, Khloé Kardashian 1°14′,

Neptune conjunct Alwaid: Drew Barrymore 0°04′, David Beckham 0°26′, Tiger Woods 0°53′, Alexei Navalny 0°54′, Mel B 1°08′, Angelina Jolie 1°18′, Sarah Paulson 1°39′.

North Node conjunct Alwaid: Ariana Grande 0°05′, Bruce McLaren 0°19′ (and Mars), Pablo Picasso 0°53′, Leonardo DiCaprio 1°13′

South Node conjunct Alwaid: Che Guevara 0°26′, Gianni Versace 0°31′, Steven Spielberg 0°33′, Uri Geller 0°34′, Ted Bundy 0°54′, David Bowie 1°26′

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.43, 194.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.158.
  3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.107.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.10.
  5. Mathesis, Julius Firmicus Maternus, 336 AD, xvii.7.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

16 thoughts on “Fixed Star Alwaid

  1. Jamie, Ok, I have Mars at 10 degrees Sagittarius and I am NOT like any of the descriptions you mention here for Alwaid or Antares!!! This is a gruesome and horrific description of how I express my Mars. And I am an Aries! Please explain?

    • I understand that you don’t relate to Alwaid because its orb is 1°40′ and the much stronger Antares overpowers it in your case. Antares with Mars is no where as gruesome as this one. Mars conjunct Antares is actually “favorable for gain.” Any negative impact would also be lessened by helpful aspects to your Mars from other planets. Your level of spiritual evolution also plays a big part in how these stars manifest.

  2. I actually have saturn conjunct alwaid, Jamie. 11 degrees Sagittarius. As well..Saturn just hit the natal degree recently. My first Saturn Return. That being said, I think that the language that was used in older times sounds more fatalistic in our minds. Honestly i do believe some planetary things were indeed more fataliatic back in those times. Energy must always express itself and it will always take the path of least resistance; as energy is always “wired ” to conserve itself. There honestly weren’t as many options as there are now. If someone had an affliction to the second house in the Middle Ages, they very well most likely would indeed be a beggar. Asking for bread and gruel from passersby. Nowadays…we have options. I also think these options also match our spiritual evolution. If we live and breathe in this day, we ha be qualified for it. And we have, at least, evolved enough to live in such an age. A mars transit in this age; it could mean an argument at work, that is forgotten the next week. It could mean a sexual encounter after a bar trip. It could mean repainting the house and renovating the kitchen. Many things. In the older times, a mars transit may actually indeed kill someone. We live longer than we did in the past. Every planet has orbited the same signs and done the same aspects for ages. The fixed stars have always been there as well. I believe that the evolution of the soul, defines the parameters of the expression of the energy that they are born into. It simply is not of any use any more, for wholly fatalistic expressions of energy. Theres not much that a soul living in 2016, can learn from some of the same potential realities that many people from the past experienced, with the same energy. I also believe that this language is partly symbolic as well. True psychological and abstract thought had not been developed yet. But people back then were also less literal. Just as they say of the lion, the bull, the ram…they mean Leo, Taurus, and Aries. I do indeed believe that who we have evolved to become firstly dictates how any energy we possess, manifests. A mars transit to the 6th house, of a 90 yr old woman very much indeed may cause her bodily harm and health issues. Because she has evolved to be an old woman. Beyond certain expressions of energy. If she was 25 and had that same transit…she would most likely just join a gym. Or have a larger work load for a month or two. If she had not evolved to handle direct work and energy…or was an inactive recluse, shed probably break her leg instead of joining a gym. Energy will take the easiest route to expression. So all we have to do to potentially augment the expression of natal or transit energy, is to alter what the energy is working with in the first place. A highly balanced, responsible, and hard working human being may not even notice a saturn transit. As they have embraced the energy of saturn to the point that saturn is seen as familiar. So there is no resistance. Unbeknownst to them, they just act in line with what the energy is suggesting. I have not experienced much of what saturn conjunct alwaid suggests in its literal sense. Partially figuratively though. I do have back issues…and had to get a spinal tap at the age of 20 because they thought i had meningitis. I also have a back that can easily be made sore by position and posture. But as well, this has made me be more active to meet the needs of my back. And to care for it before i even have problems in the first place. I dance, i walk a lot, i like to run. I try to sit up straight. As well, i try my best to just live. As i absolutely love being alive and will put in work to keep myself alive. 🙂 saturn cannot help but respect one willing to work for a worthy cause. Fear not, everyone. Descriptions man has made up do not define you. It can indeed over insight though, at all potentials.

    • I always go with the general description for the Nodes, or a combination of the Sun and Moon interpretations if there are any.

  3. Can you give me some details cause this sounds great! What does it mean to have the sun in the tight conjunction with this star? 🙂

  4. I know someone with Saturn in a tight conjunction with this star and though she has occasional back pain, she can still touch her feet to the back of her head and is more flexible than most people half her age. Maybe that’s a case of other influences overpowering this star.

  5. My Mars conjunct Alwaid by 00° ’17 orb. I do have many razor blades in my room and love to slash open packages. I keep razor blades in several places in my room so that there is always a razor blade with arms reach. I once had a job of stocking inventory and would have to open up nearly 100 boxes per day. I kept a razor blade in each of my 4 pockets and there was always one in my hand during my shift. I enjoyed anatomy class when I dissected a mink. I would continue dissecting for a an hour longer after class was over. Separating all the organs, removing the spine, examining the nerves…I did not want to put the scalpel down.
    I always look forward to dissecting small animals and organs. However, I do not ever want torture an animal or to cut a live person! Only interested in autopsy. Although, I once had a scar on my scalp. I thought I had fluid in it, so talked one of my friends into cutting lightly my scar to see if there was something in there. I let them cut the scar on my scalp with a scalpel. It felt relaxing to me. While I am not in a lab class I enjoy making art with paper. I do t use scissors, but cut everything with a scalpel on a cutting board.

    • Hi Silvia. This is such valuable feedback and I am sure others with this placement will love reading it too, for many years to come!

    • Hi Gabriel. I did not include Budy because the orb is over 1°40′. Same with Cottingham, but I did not have him in my files. Thank you. I have found that many fixed stars impact well over the suggested orbs I have listed at the top of each page, especially when two or more planets are involved or a planet is rising or culminating.

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