Fixed Star Antares

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Antares at 09°46′ Sagittarius has an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star AntaresThe Sun joins Antares on December 2

Fixed star Antares, Alpha Scorpii, is a 1.0 magnitude, fiery red and emerald green star in the Heart of the Scorpion, Scorpius Constellation. The traditional name Antares, is from the Ancient Greek Άντάρης, which means anti-Ares, or the rival of Mars, because of it similar color to the red planet.


03 ♐ 11
09 ♐ 14
09 ♐ 46
11 ♐ 58
16 ♐ 09

Fixed Star

Ras Algethi



Fixed Antares Star Astrology

Fixed star Antares is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter (great pride, grandly liberal, commanding, cosmopolitan views.) It causes malevolence, destructiveness, liberality, broad-mindedness, evil presages and danger of fatality and makes its natives rash, ravenous, headstrong and destructive to themselves by their own obstinacy.

Agrippa1531 corScorpii.png  Antares is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a man armed with a coat of mail, or a scorpion. It gives understanding and memory, help against evil spirits, and the power of driving them away and binding them. Rules sardonyx, amethyst, long aristolochy and saffron. [1]

Antares in the constellation of Scorpio is, as its name Ant-ares says, of Martian nature, but to this Mars nature, powers of Mercury, Jupiter and also Saturn are added. Antares makes people tough, belligerent and pugnacious. This is an important star for military personnel and is said to convey mental alertness, strategic ability and courage and to make daredevils, especially if tied up with the Midheaven, Ascendant, Sun or Jupiter.

If associated with Mars, courage is said to become foolhardiness, leading to increased dangers. Natives with this particular configuration have to be prepared at all times for sudden incidents and unforeseen events and potential accidents. According to tradition, Antares is of violent character and is credited with being significant for a violent death, either in battle or by process of law. On the other hand, danger may come about by fire, weapons or machinery. Antares is also said to be unfortunate for the eyes if conjunction the Ascendant, Moon or Sun.

Antares was conjunction Ascendant in the birth charts of Ghandi, who died by assassination; general Schleicher, murdered by Hitler; Helen Keller. A conjunction with the MC has been recorded with boxer Ten Hoff and Bormann, a minister under Hitler. A conjunction with the Sun can be found in the charts of British Prime Minister Churchill, Field-Marshall Kesselring, and the former Reichsarschall Goering. Antares was conjunction the Moon of Copernicus and bound up with the lunar Node and Moon of the philosopher Nietzche, who at age 45, became an imbecile. The Austrian Kulturphilisoph, Rudolf Kassner was born when the fixed star was conjunction Mars. because he contracted infantile paralysis, he had to use crutches all his life. [2]

The prime star of Scorpio is Antares, a name meaning ‘Rival to Mars’. In the night sky, it is often more visible than Mars itself. In Babylon, it was Urbat in the asterism Hurrus, Divine Protector. The Babylonian title brings us to this star’s role as one of the four Archangel stars: Fomalhaut – Gabriel, Aldebaran – Michael, Regulus – Raphael, and now Antares – Uriel. the City of Ur, where Abraham was born, is said to have been the first city to be built after the Great Disaster and was given the name of Earth itself: Urs. That city stood close to the site of later Babylon itself, not too far from the modern Baghdad. Uriel, the Archangel not mentioned in the sacred texts made available to the public, was the one who held the secret knowledge of the Great Disaster and only revealed it to those judged able to accept it and still believe in the Divine Goodness in all that befalls us. Again this is so very Scorpio in nature that one cannot miss or deride its ring of truth.

Ptolemy classified Antares as a Mars-Jupiter type, and all astrologers have noted it as an indicator of success in war, and high command therein, but not forgetting that one’s opponent may have the support of Aldebaran, the star opposite to this one, and star of Archangel Michael, commander of the Heavenly Host itself! What does tend to show up when these two stars are both engaged on the horoscope is a conflict, either the starting date of the war or the natal charts of the leaders, is that peace rarely ensues before the total and crushing defeat of one side or the other. And it is a war that escalates to huge proportions, even to a world scale, as aggressive Mars is precedence over expansive Jupiter would imply.

But war is not the only outlet for the symbolism of Antares, and it indicates just as often the individual’s great store of energy and optimism to undertake ventures which others could not attempt. According to the planets involved, and the house on the horoscope where Antares is found, such ventures can include anything from sports achievements and exploration of Antarctica or the Moon to diplomacy of the most hazardous kind, or scientific research at the extremes of human knowledge and ability. [3]

Antares star rules the right side of the third vertebra from the bottom (fifth lumbar) in the human body. [5]

Constellation Scorpius

The Scorpio was the dreaded symbol of darkness in the region of the Euphrates. Comets in this region of the sky were said to portend plagues of “reptiles” (read as locusts or other insects harmful to agriculture). In Classical Scientific Astrology, the fruitful nature of Scorpio was mentioned. This attribute also applies to the constellation. The constellation of the Scorpion has been considered unlucky from earliest antiquity. [2]

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.

Antares Star, Alpha Scorpii

Antares Star, Alpha Scorpii [Wikipedia]

Conjunctions to Antares

Ascendant conjunct Antares: Riches and honor, military honor and preferment, violence, sickness, benefits seldom last. [1]

Matthew Manning 1°56′ (and Part of Fortune)

Descendant conjunct Antares: Jeane Dixon 0°39′, Phil Spector 2°30′, Kristen Stewart 2°33′

Midheaven conjunct Antares: Honor, preferment and good fortune, military honor and preferment. [1]

Pablo Escobar 0°12′, Jay Leno 0°15′, Abraham Lincoln 0°20′, Carl Blumenreuter 0°31′ (and Part of Fortune and North Node), Pierre-Auguste Renoir 0°46′

Part of Fortune conjunct Antares: Poverty. [1]

Jim Bakker 0°04′ net worth in 2020: $800, 000, Matt Dillon 0°04′ net worth in 2020: $35 million, Andreas Baader 0°05′ died poor, H. P. Lovecraft 0°06′ (and Mars) died poor, Arsenio Hall 0°09′ net worth in 2020: $20 million, Paul Simon 0°16′ net worth in 2020: $80 million, Francis Galton 0°17′, Shirley Conran 0°20′ net worth in 2020: $42 million, Lao She 0°22′ (and Uranus) died poor, Carl Blumenreuter 0°31′ (and Midheaven and North Node), Al Parker 0°34′, Doris Day 0°35′, Adolf Eichmann 0°39′, Matthew Manning 0°39′ (and Ascendant), Esther Ralston 0°40′, Kenneth Williams 0°41′, Sigmund Freud 0°45′ Marguerite Duras 0°46′, David Cameron 0°55′, Carol Channing 0°56′, Billy Corgan 1°02′, Milton Brown 1°36′, Karen Carpenter 1°36′, Richard Gasquet 1°42′, Princess Caroline of Hanover 1°48′ (and Saturn), Willy Brandt 2°04′ (and Mercury), Humphrey Davy 2°12′ (and Moon), Édouard Manet 2°15′, Jane Austin 2°15′ (and Mercury), Vladimir Nabokov 2°21′ (and Uranus), Kristen Stewart 2°29′ (and Descendant), Gen Paul 2°37′.

Sun conjunct Antares: Pretended religion, insincere, honor and riches ending in disgrace and ruin, military preferment, danger of treachery, violence committed or suffered, fevers and sickness, injuries to the right eye, violent death. If rising or culminating, great honor through violence attended by difficulties and casualties. If with Mars also, pestilential disease. [1]

Mark Twain 0°06′, Pablo Escobar 0°07′, Woody Allen 0°10′, Winston Churchill 0°17′, Britney Spears 0°32′

Moon conjunct Antares: Popular, broad-minded, interested in philosophy, science and metaphysics, liable to change religious opinions, influential friends, favorable for business and domestic matters, active in local affairs, great power, honor and wealth but benefits may not prove lasting, danger of violence, sickness, drowning or assassination. If in 1st or 10th houses, honor and preferment but many dangers and calamities. Liable to blindness or eye injuries especially if at the same time Mars or Saturn be with Regulus. If Saturn be with Aldebaran, danger of a violent death probably by hanging; but if Mars be with Aldebaran death by a stab, blow or fall especially if in angles. [1]

Pablo Picasso 0°06′, Humphrey Davy 0°31′ (and Part of Fortune), Michael Jordan 0°45′, Yoko Ono 2°18′

Mercury conjunct Antares: Suspicious, wrongfully accuses friends, unpopular, uses ecclesiastic influence in business, money obtained slowly and with much difficulty, danger of sickness to the native and his family, and death of a relative at home or away. [1]

Uri Geller 0°15′, Jane Austin 0°24′ (and Part of Fortune), Steven Spielberg 1°12′, Willy Brandt 2°10′ (and Part of Fortune),

Venus conjunct Antares: Insincere, dishonest, energetic and able but selfish. [1]

Mars conjunct Antares: Detrimental habits powerfully affecting the life, quarrels with friends and relatives, fairly favorable for gain. If at the same time the Moon is with Aldebaran, danger of death by sword or hanging. [1]

This brings brutality and the person is in a rage over many things. This individual can even feel the rage at the bottom of their spine as this energy comes up the spine causing energized adrenal glands. They are enraged over the philosophies of society, such as the court system, religious disciplines and the government. They are enraged over any limitations, those limiting structures in the home, work, the government, religions and the military. They do not understand what their problem really is, they just know they are angered at everything. They respond to incidents that are trivial to others with chaos and aggression. They are especially destructive to those close to them for they are the ones who receive the greatest anger. These natives are never in a calm state and will literally beat anyone down who gets in the way. They do not feel any remorse or sorrow after hurting another being: they absolutely lack compassion. [5]

Arthur Koestler 0°02′, H. P. Lovecraft 2°28′ (and Part of Fortune)

Jupiter conjunct Antares: Great religious zeal real or pretended, ecclesiastical preferment, tendency to hypocrisy, benefits through relatives. [1]

Alan Turing 0°37′, Emperor Nero 1°51′

Saturn conjunct Antares: Materialistic, dishonest through circumstances created by environment, religious hypocrisy, many disappointments, loss through quarrels and legal affairs, trouble through enemies, many failures, hampered by relatives, unfavorable for domestic matters, much sickness to and sorrow from children. If at the same time the Moon is with Aldebaran, danger of death by sword or hanging. [1]

(1° orb): This planet restricts mobility, and these natives generally end up walking with a cane. Their nerves are usually shortened so that one leg is slightly shorter than the other causing them to walk with a limp. This is painful, but the cane offers support so that the pain is bearable. They eventually have more pain due to an imbalance of the spine caused by an interrupted blood flow at that point. Taking small amounts of garlic daily would help the nerves through the area and stimulate the energy flow. Deep within themselves, these people do not like to participate in daily activities. they do not like to help others, and there is a subconscious dilemma that brings on this blockage. they like to feel they are too good or too self-righteous and above others to participate in normal day-to-day activities. These persons use their restriction in mobility to place themselves above others. [5]

Paul Cézanne 0°03′, M. C. Escher 0°39′, Megan Fox 2°17′, Princess Caroline of Hanover 2°20′ (and Part of Fortune),

Uranus conjunct Antares: Abnormal and extreme ideas, hypocritical, lies and exaggerates, extremely socialistic, incites to riot, lawlessness and anarchism and in danger of imprisonment on this account, occasional poverty, disharmony with relatives, more than one marriage, unfavorable for children, violent death. [1]

This causes spasms through the sciatic nerve and down through part of the thigh. it is not painful, but it is unstable as the person will shake slightly when they try to put weight on that side. Hops would be of great help, and should be taken three times per week in an herb tea such as chamomile which would relax the muscles. [5]

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 0°20′, Lao She 0°56′ (and Part of Fortune), Vladimir Nabokov 0°59′ (and Part of Fortune), Katy Perry 1°52′, Kate Bosworth 2°28′,

Neptune conjunct Antares: Shrewd, cunning, unbalanced and mentally unsound, secretive but apparently candid, dishonest, tendency to theft, economical, untruthful, strange religious ideas, evil environment, gain through hard work, sudden and unexpected death brought about by treachery or through enemies who will escape retribution. [1]

Abraham Lincoln 0°24′, Leonardo DiCaprio 0°49′, Angelina Jolie 0°54′, Mel B 1°04′, David Beckham 1°46′

North Node conjunct Antares: Leonardo DiCaprio 0°57′, Carl Blumenreuter 1°02′ (and Midheaven and Part of Fortune), Pablo Picasso 1°17′, Ariana Grande 1°18′

South Node conjunct Antares: Andy Warhol 1°45′

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.136, 234.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.70-71.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.82-84.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.105-107.
  5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.47.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

100 thoughts on “Fixed Star Antares

  1. I left a reply up above cause i’m not sure how these things work but like i asked pleas pleas write something on antares conjunct pluto it would mean the world.Thanks

    • Like I said, it is best left up to your generation who live it every day. The best I could do is work out a list of celebrities with Pluto on Antares and look for a common theme. I am in the process of doing this for all the stars so I will remember Antares is a priority.

  2. What about Antares conjunct natal vertex exact and also North Node? Any ideas about this?

    • For the Nodes you can combine the influence of the Sun and Moon with the fixed stars. Same for Vertex but add the Ascendant description too.

  3. Hello Mr. Jamie I have my Part of Fortune Conjunct Antares = Poverty is this really true, I’ve been looking for a job quite a while now things are just going very crazy in my family and immediate environment. Can you possibly tell me a little of whats going on right now in my life. Aug 19 1994 Denver, Co Really need some “Expert Advice” and you sound very enlightening. Thank you.

    • I cannot justify this interpretation. In time I will add more celebrities to the list of conjunctions to help us out.

    • Depends what is meant by poverty, will you sacrifice material gain for more important and worthwhile things in your life, maybe that choice is not unique to antares, most sacrifice for a greater good. In fact unless you sacrifice it will not be a greater good for you. Antares is the heart of the scorpion, the heart of living a life with personal meaning, the heart of what we are willing to starve for, be tortured for, be jailed for and to die for. Its message is simple what do you value enough to die for, what is more important than your comfort and your life? That can be love or that can be change like Gandhi or MLK. but whatever it is, it always requires a sacrifice for how else would we understand its value and importance to us. To have the heart of the scorpion is to have the capacity to make the ultimate sacrifice but the choice is always ours. Personally this Mars conjunct Antares would always choose the sacrifice and the life worth living o ver existence in comfort but you my friend are always entitled to different perspective for there are no truths but our own and none of us are capable of choosing what is right for another person.

  4. I actually have Neptune conjunct Antares, and I find the majority of the description does not fit me. Wait, I could be being dishonest and untruthful. They are both conjunct my MC/Mid-heaven, if that makes a difference. Perhaps because they are culminating? (read elsewhere)

    • Hi Rav. Yes, Antares conjunct Midheaven is very fortunate. A star on a very personal point like Sun, Moon, Ascendant or Midheaven will trump an outer planet conjunction.

      • Fortunate in what way? It appears there isn’t a whole lot of information out there, at least that my Google skills is uncovering. Thank you for your response and input!

  5. hi mr jamie .. i have sun in 13 sag 11’14” .. is it conjunct Antares ?

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  7. I know someone with Saturn conjunct Antares by minutes… Bitch to the max. Makes so much sense now. ”these persons use their restriction in mobility to place them-selves above others”… hear hear

  8. I’m a 10 degree Sagittarius and Antares was at 9 degree Sag in my birth date. I also have Mars conjunct Pluto in Scorpio. My early life was rife with violence, abuse, trauma, and danger. Sun conjunct Antares sounds so foreboding in this description but I have also been on a lifelong quest of self-mastery. Can this… Will this aid me, or will I end up getting assassinated before that? 😉

  9. Hey Jamie!. I have Neptune in Sagittarius in my first house. I was wondering if this influence would strongly apply to me?

  10. Hi!… thanks for this work. My moon is 11degrees 15 min Sag… I can agree with the Antares conj. the moon description… very spot on… it is what I am know for…. but, just wondering about the Pluto conj. Antares?….

  11. My native Sun is at 10 degrees Sagittarius and Mars at 8 degrees Sagittarius, 2nd house. Obviously both conjunct Antares. Today’s full moon is conjunct all of them. Should I worry or look forward to all of them? Thanks

  12. Astrosplained, I confirm you finding about Saturn-Antares Conjunction to be so True. Understand that my son didn’t behave this way when he was little. He became so B.2t_Max after the last 12 years returning from Mil. Svc. So Knucklehead.

  13. Astrosplained, that proves that our internal planets move as we grow older. Not fixed as most astrologers assumed. They affect our gene and DNA. I see these on Scienctific Astro-Tools.

  14. Hi Jamie. Do I have anything to worry about with Antares. My birthday is 12. 29. 1956. I was born in Miami Fla at 2:27 am. My Saturn is at 9 degrees sagg. Moon at 6 degrees sagg and Venus is at 11 degrees sagg. Seems like there is something coming up with Antares. Also if it makes a difference in regards to Antares my Mars is in Aries at maybe 12 degrees. Scorpio ascendant and Neptune close to ascendant. Little worried so if you shed a little light on this I would much appreciate it. Thank you. Cynthia

    • Hi Cynthia. Your Moon and Venus are not within orb of Antares but Saturn is very close by only 0°09′. Mars trine Saturn does make a difference because it gives you more energy, patience and determination to succeed. This is a very helpful aspect because it does lessen the challenging influence of Antares on Saturn.

  15. My son has Pluto conj Antares in his 10th…and his Mars is in his 8th house…

  16. I have pluto conjunct antares in 8th house can you give a explanation on the energies?

  17. jamie i am not getting by ascendant on fixed star antares; it says riches and honors and in last lime benefits seldom last the last line is about benefits or about riches which will also not last

  18. This troublesome character has Mars conjunct Antares plus conjunct Neptune 29 degrees Sc0rpio. A cast of characters along with other troubles gives extreme misfortune, anger ,cruelty, extreme stubbornness. Mars conjoin Neptune gives shrewdness, cunning, unbalanced, secretiveness, dishonest, tendency to theft, untruthful, evil environment, and enemies. This character sees a troublesome thief and liar , hopefully, gone once and for all. Always read the fixed stars along with the planets. Some foxes fool some people who he always plays on his sympathy.

  19. I have Pluto conjunct Antares at 8°42′ Sagittarius (orb 1°04′)
    I will look at the things going on in my life to find information about it.

  20. I read a lot about Antares conjunct part of fortune meaning poverty, but could it be only for a portion of time? Or is it a lifelong thing? My family used to be poor, not that we are super rich now but I earn a reasonable amount of money. Both antares and my part of fortune are in my 10th (not conjunct with MC)

    Did you post people’s income to show us that not having Antares conjunct POF is not the only thing that indicates poverty?

    • I posted the incomes to try and disprove that Antares conjunct Part of Fortune leads to poverty. I plan to use this method to test the more unfortunate interpretations of older fixed star astrologers. We have such powerful astrology software to apply a more scientific method of analysis.

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