Fixed Star Ancha

Ancha at 03°16′ Pisces has an orb of 1°20′
Fixed Star Ancha

Aquarius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ancha on February 23

Fixed star Ancha, Theta Aquarii, is a 4.1 magnitude yellow-hued star located on the hip of the Water Bearer, Aquarius Constellation. The traditional name Ancha is Medieval Latin for “the haunch” (buttock and thigh).

In Chinese astronomy, Theta Aquarii and Rho Aquarii belong to an asterism named 泣 (Qì), meaning Weeping. [1] Reeves says that in China, Theta Aquarii was named Lei (a Tear.) [2]

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Ancha Astrology

Fixed star Ancha is located closest to the thighs of Aquarius. According to Ptolemy, the stars in the thighs are like Mercury and Saturn (subtle, studious, keen and profound mind, often shameless liar, interested in occult or serious subjects.) [3]

Ancha indicates danger and can cause persecution and even death, but it is also said to give good fortune. [4]

Constellation Aquarius

Ptolemy makes the following observations: “The stars in the shoulders of Aquarius operate like Saturn and Mercury; those in the left hand and in the face do the same: those in the thighs have an influence more consonant with that of Mercury, and in a less degree with that of Saturn: those in the stream of water have power similar to that of Saturn, and moderately to that of Jupiter.” By the Kabalists Aquarius is associated with the Hebrew letter Nun and the 14th Tarot Trump “Temperance,” over which virtue the constellation appears to have some rule. The beauty of Ganymedes and his flight through the air also link it to the ideas of personal charm and aviation with which it is certainly connected. [3]

The constellation of Aquarius is traditionally the place of good fortune. It indicates full-flowing rivers and springs and portends a sufficient amount of water for agricultural requirements. When in mutatine rising (Sun in 12th house conjunct Ascendant) or in vespertine setting (Sun in the 7th house conjunct Descendant) aspect to the Sun the indication is for rains (but not floods). In medieval astrology Saturn in the constellation of Aquarius meant that mankind was completely dominated by this planet. While none of the named stars are of the Saturnian spectra, the house of Saturn can be expected to exert its influence throughout the constellation. [4]


  1. 中國星座神話, 陳久金, 2005.
  2. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.54.
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.28-29.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.54.
  • All fixed-star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

10 thoughts on “Fixed Star Ancha

  1. The North Node of the Moon stands at 21.33 degrees in aquarius while aquarius ascendant is placed on 16 degrees. Could or can this, in any way, explain all the tears which i could not cry or anything else about which i am not aware.

  2. My son’s MC is at 2Psc17. As you say above, Jamie, Fomalhaut will probably exercise a stronger influence than Ancha, but he has also been persecuted because he is “different”.
    Here where I live, we have had endless rains, floods and a number of drownings, but I can’t really see how that ties in with any charts.

    • oh please, Char. This thread is leading the world down the White House garden path. And your son is Chauncey Gardiner.

      Jupiter conjunct Ancha (and Fomalhaut) at Cypress Polis EQ, and Hunga Tonga eruption, January 11 and 15, 2022

        • A huge undersea Volanic eruption sent how much material into the atmosphere? Is that analogous to Cosmic ray cloud seeding when the Sun in Aquarius detriment, is weak to sweep away Cosmic Rays? (Svensmark). They penetrate the Air, form clouds, and it rains a lot. You may wish to elaborate on this in a CBC interview with a Barbara Frum archetype.

  3. Hi char in germany there was astrologer wolfgang döbereiner who found what he called the “gruppenschicksalspunkte”. These degrees from the so called “münchner rhythmenlehre”are not depending on fixed stars. He said that 2° pisces has a saturne/neptune character and is associated with drowning, being a victim and having no coming out of one’s own personality until the missing planetary force of uranus is activated. Then you can free yrself from the watery grave…

  4. And – char – when i see yr face you may have a lot of water energy too – from neptune ?

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