Arcturus Star – Alpha Bootes

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Arcturus at 24°14′ Libra has an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Arcturus Star Astrology

Bootes Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Arcturus on October 17

Fixed star Arcturus is a golden red star situated on the left knee of constellation Bootes. The two most fortune stars in the sky, Spica and Arcturus, are very close in longitude. While Spica is sweet and innocent, Arcturus is more apt at dealing with the darker aspects of life on earth.


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23 ♎ 50
24 ♎ 14
28 ♎ 06
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Arcturus Star Astrology

Fixed star Arcturus is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter. It gives riches, honors, high renown, self-determination and prosperity by navigation and voyages.

Agrippa1531 Alchameth.png  Arcturus is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a horse, wolf, or man dancing. It cures fevers, retains the blood and acts as an astringent. Rules jasper and plantain. [1]

Arcturus, Bear Leader-Guardian, means observer of the Great Bear, or the Saucepan or Big Dipper, respectively. Main star of constellation Bootis (driver of oxen) has a Jupiter-Mars nature, and a reputation of achieving justice through power. It therefore makes the native belligerent and quarrelsome, especially if attached to Mars and Jupiter by conjunction. An enterprising spirit is here the rule, as indicated by Jupiter-Mars. Lasting success is promised if further good aspects are present. If critically aspected, the good influence will be hampered or made into a real handicap. If involved in legal action, such a native may lose all.

Between Spica and Arcturus star there is a minor difference in longitude and a very large distance in latitude. A blend of mutual influences is frequently given. Although Spica is much larger and will dominate, it may require more positive character by blending with Arcturus. [2]

Prime star of Bootes is Arcturus, at one time the name for the Constellation itself, meaning the Driver of the Bear, Arctos (which is why our northern polar region is called the Arctic, of course). The Great Bear is obviously the most formidable creature there, and the point of Bootes’ spear is menacingly close the bear’s rump in case shouting should not be enough.

Arcturus is a fine big yellow star, easily seen if one follows down a little from the curved sweep of the Bear’s stars (the handle of The Plough, or Dipper), and one may continue the sweep down to the horizon to meet the all-important Spica, Ishtar, Queen of Heaven. The two stars are almost conjunct by longitude, leading the Arabs to see Arcturus as her protector: Al Haris al Sama, Protector of Heaven, and Al Haris al Samak, Protector of the Defenseless One.

So there we see the role of Arcturus: a protector, yes, but an unbiased protector of all. While we take what we may from Spica, from this symbol of the Heavens and Earth together, we are protected. But abuse that bounty, or take it from others, or deny it to them, and the Regent-Protector steps in upon us as upon any other predator. We are ourselves that same Regent, of course, so that it is our own hand and deed that calls us sharply to order. That is why older texts warn of Arcturus above the the inviting Spica, as though God has maliciously placed a ‘bad’ star right on a ‘good’ one. One must marvel at the debased kind of astrology that does not accept a need to give as well as to receive of life’s bounties. [3]

Arcturus star rules two inches below the navel in the human body. [5]

Boötes Constellation

Bootes gives prosperity from work, strong desires, a tendency to excess, a fondness for rural pursuits, together with some liking for occultism. [1]

14th Arabic Manzil – Al Simak

Causes marital love, cures the sick, helps sailors but hinders journeys by land.

With Moon: Dig but do not marry or travel.

Ist Chinese Xiù – 角 (Jiǎo) Horn

Excellent for construction or buying land. It represents agriculture, new generations, growth, and births. All who marry on this day gain great credit and standing and especially favors the marriage of the eldest son of the family.

Calamities and epidemics in the family within three years if funerals are planned on this day. If the Moon occults Spica at a key event, one should hold grave fears.

Arcturus Star AstrologyArcturus Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Arcturus: Good fortune, with many cares and anxieties through own folly. [1] Courtney Love 2°36′

Midheaven conjunct Arcturus: High office under Government, great profit and reputation. If at the same time with Sun, Moon or Jupiter, ample fortune and great honor. [1] Princess Diana of Wales 0°38′, Ronald Reagan 1°43′

Sun conjunct Arcturus: Success through slow and patient plodding, friends among clergy, favorable for gain and for dealing with the public and lawyers. [1]

Moon conjunct Arcturus: New friends, business success, good judgment, domestic harmony. If with Mars also, danger of death by suffocation. [1] Marie Antoinette 0°08′, Justin Bieber 0°28′

Mercury conjunct Arcturus: Sober, industrious, popular, inclined to be religious, somewhat extravagant but well-off, help through friends, holds position of trust in large company or corporation, or receives promotion under direction, favorable for health and domestic affairs. [1] Margaret Thatcher 0°35′

Venus conjunct Arcturus: Popular, gifts and favors from friends, some false friends of own sex. [1] Woody Allen 0°26′, Warren Buffett 0°44′

Mars conjunct Arcturus: Popular, many friends, considerable gain but does not save owing to extravagance. If in 1st, 7th, 9th, 10th or 11th houses and the Moon is at the same time with Pollux, danger of death by suffocation. [1] Belligerent and quarrelsome. [2]

(0°30′ orb): This is important to the entire endocrine system. There is a great stimulation of energy for those who are creative and artistic. This can be great physical energy in whatever art form the person is engaged. Generally it is a creative art form where the body must be used to create it. This can be the artist, the musician, the sculptor, and all other forms of creativity. Although the art form may not be a physical one, these persons will put it into a physical form. This can be the artist who overworks, thus creating an imbalance in their system, Their kidneys are affected first and later, many ailments appear that their immune system cannot overcome. Creativity is their main topic in life and it is far overdone. They simply do not know how to rest or eat properly. Usually they do not take time out to eat, and these are persons who need a partner that can make them take the time to eat and rest. Many find just such a partner who can tend to their needs. This may not necessarily be a marriage partner, but it could be a close friend or relative. [5] Roman Polanski 1°40′

Jupiter conjunct Arcturus: Benefits from legal and Church matters, influential position, danger of hypocrisy gain through foreign affairs or shipping. [1] Belligerent and quarrelsome. [2] Bill Clinton 0°15′, Winston Churchill 1°05′, Liz Greene 2°30′

Saturn conjunct Arcturus: Honest, selfish, inclined to be mean, shrewd in business, materialistic, favorable for gain and speculation and for domestic matters, but early difficulty in married life, favorable for children but disagreement with one of them. [1] Emperor Nero 0°31′, Rudolf Hess 2°01, Leonardo da Vinci 2°27′, George H. W. Bush 2°39′

This has the opposite action than Mars on this degree. These person would love to create something but are unable to find the inspiration to do so. They have an internal sadness over their lack of creativity which affects the kidneys. They do not have any creative outlets and have no idea as to how artistic persons bring about their creation. Even music does not move some individuals, and they do not have the vision necessary to be creative. The kidneys become clogged as a result and do not function freely. This planet at this point will eventually break down the health of the native. They become isolated and weakened, functioning on a low energy level. This is a karmic position in that they misguided and misused their creative energy in a previous life and they are therefore restricted in this life. [5]

Uranus conjunct Arcturus: Favorable for work entailing quick buying and selling and for dealing with the public, associated with antiques or ancient matters and given to forming collections, associated with art science or literature, official position in some club or society, favorable for gain, benefits from friends, favorable for marriage and children and benefit through both, natural death abroad. [1]

Neptune conjunct Arcturus: Ingenious, business instincts, changeable, and loss through this means, mediumistic and rather negative, associated with societies as an official, loss and misfortune in middle age which hastens death, favorable for friendship, partnership, marriage and success, greatly dependent upon advice of marriage partner. [1] Michael Moore 0°51′, Oprah Winfrey 2°27′, Harvey Weinstein 2°39′

Pluto conjunct Arcturus: Prince William of Cambridge 0°10′, Serena Williams 0°30′, Beyoncé 1°18′, Kim Kardashian 1°59′, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 2°07′

South Node conjunct Arcturus: Sigmund Freud 2°05′, Warren Buffett 2°13′

Arcturus Star By Edgar Cayce

Also we find the Sun and Arcturus, the greater Sun, giving of the strength in mental and spiritual elements toward developing of soul and of the attributes toward the better forces in earth’s spheres. This brings, especially, the conditions of these characters:
One that is exceptional in many ways, manners and faculties, especially in those of mental forces having great vision in every direction, especially those of the unseen elements, bringing then much psychic and occult forces to the body.

The highest conception of all domestic relations, the highest conceptions of honor. The highest conceptions of respect. The highest conceptions in every relation in friendship and in every element relating to others.

This brings the forces that give the greater elements in the life, yet with the undue influence by the Moon’s forces, when square to Saturn and Mars, brings doubts within the body’s mental forces. In will’s realm then must the entity bring the better forces when such conditions arise. (137-4)

Arcturus, the wonderful, the beautiful! As the bright and glorious light. (827-1)

Arcturus comes in this entity’s chart, or as a central force from which the entity came again into the earth-material sojourns. For, this is the way, the door out of this system. Yet purposefully did the entity return in this experience. (2454-3)

Not that the sun that is the center of this solar system is all there is. For the entity has attained to that realm even of Arcturus, or that center from which there may be the entrance into other realms of consciousness. And the entity has chosen in itself to return to the earth for a definite mission. (2823-1)

And Arcturus! For the entity has gone out and returned purposefully. (5259-1)

As indicated, or as has been indicated in other sources besides this as respecting this very problem, – Arcturus is that which may be called the center of this universe, through which individuals pass and at which period there comes the choice of the individual as to whether it is to return to complete there – that is, in this planetary system, our sun, the earth sun and its planetary system – or to pass on to others. This was an unusual step, and yet a usual one. (5749-14)


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.139, 234.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.63.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.141.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.85.

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

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