Fixed Star Ascella

Ascella at 13°38′ Capricorn has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Ascella

Fixed Star Ascella [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ascella on January 4

Fixed star Ascella, Zeta Sagittarii, is a triple star system in the armpit of the Archer, constellation Sagittarius. The three components are designated Zeta Sagittarii A and B, themselves forming a binary pair, and a smaller companion star, C.

The combined magnitude of A and B is +2.59, blended spectral class A2.5 Va.

  • ζ Sgr A magnitude +3.27, spectral class A2
  • ζ Sgr B magnitude +3.48, spectral class A4
  • ζ Sgr C magnitude +10.0, spectral class ?

The traditional name Ascella is from a Late Latin word meaning armpit.


Ascella Astrology

The blended spectral class A2.5 indicates the planetary nature of Venus.

Of the nature of Jupiter and Mercury. It gives good fortune and happiness. [1]

ζ Sagittarii. This star is a binary of two components that revolve around each other every 18½ years. The magnitude of the companion star is 4.4. The spectral color of the main star is A2N. The spectral color of the companion star is not known. This star imparts to its natives spirituality, the overcoming of evil, great gains, good judgment, and happiness. Negatively, a troublesome nature, disagreeableness and shamelessness. [4]

Ascella, ζ Sagittarii, is within the orb of both the preceding star Nunki, and the next one, Manubrium, and indeed the very bright Vega next after that, and which may be said by some to dominate the whole group here. Each must be seen as adding qualities to the others, and receiving the same from them. Ascella, being another Jupiter-Mercury type it really serves to widen the orb of Nunki. [2]

Ascella rules below the right knee. [3]

Constellation Sagittarius

It is a fortunate and fruitful constellation indicating events pertaining to kings or a large portion of mankind. Ptolemy states: “The stars at the point of the arrow have an effect like that of Mars and the Moon; those on the bow and at the grip of the hand like that of Jupiter and Mars; the cluster in the forehead like that of the Sun and Mars; those in the cloak and in the back resemble Jupiter, and to a lesser degree like Mercury; the stars in the feet have a nature akin to that of Jupiter and Saturn; and the quadrangle upon the tail like Venus, and to a lesser degree like Saturn.” [1]

Zeta Sagittarii A Ascella

Zeta Sagittarii A, Ascella [Wikipedia]

Fixed Star Ascella Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Ascella: Good fortune, happiness, gifts, fortunate for love and marriage, gain by legacies and inheritance (Venus nature). [1]

Marie Curie 0°14′, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán 0°47′, Gwen Stefani 0°59′, Elizabeth I 1°04′, Nicholas Culpeper 1°05′, Ted Kennedy 1°52′.

Midheaven conjunct Ascella: Honor and success, dealings with and help through women, success in occupations of a Venus nature. [1]

Rihanna 1°54′

Descendant conjunct Ascella: Michael Jordan 0°00′, Elon Musk 0°14′, Albert Einstein 0°18′, Josef Mengele 0°30′, Mark Wahlberg 0°48′, Judy Garland 1°39′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Ascella: Emily Dickinson 1°41′

Sun conjunct Ascella: Good fortune and lasting happiness. [1]

The native is endowed with good moral strength, enduring to the end. Influential friends gained by the native would assist when necessary. High preferment in government, martial and sports matters. [4]

This is similar to the Sun in Nunki except that it is even more fortunate, with more glory to the individual. The natives are high achievers who are publicly acclaimed. They can take anything and place it in a position that would obtain the best results. This can be in commercial ventures or strategic military equipment and maneuvers, such as placing artillery in the best position for accuracy and effectiveness. In the chart of a female, it would bring great frustration for they have the same ability as a male but are not given the opportunity to achieve the same rank. They could set up tactical maneuvers on a pattern to show the best positions for offensive or defensive weapons, but as females, would not attain the recognition of achievement that males would receive with this planetary position. [2]

Henri Matisse 1°33′, Jeane Dixon 1°47′, Noor Inayat Khan 1°50′

Moon conjunct Ascella: New and influential friends, valuable gifts, love of respectable women. [1]

The native gains new friends who could be of assistance, friends and acquaintances seem to gravitate to the native. Leadership potentials are a possibility with opportunities in martial and government affairs. Negatively, the native could create many of their own problems, signifying the ‘signature of sorrow.’ [4]

Sirhan Sirhan 0°09′, Johnny Depp 0°41′, Harvey Weinstein 0°21′, Johnny Carson 1°01′, John Milton 1°13′ (and Mercury)

Mercury conjunct Ascella: The native has good mental powers, is of serious demeanor, and has good leadership ability. Positive nativities would exercise good judgment; negative nativities could develop into a troublesome nature. [4]

Joseph Stalin 0°20′, John Milton 0°28′ (and Moon), Pope Francis I 0°56′, Ellen DeGeneres 1°10′, Volodymyr Zelenskyy 1°36′, Keith Richards 1°41′

Venus conjunct Ascella: The native enjoys a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, and the native is generally agreeable unless provoked. Negatively, such natives never feel secure in their relationships. Romantic and/or domestic problems possible. A sense of ‘spirituality’ could envelop some of the natives. [4]

Michael Jordan 0°04′, Miley Cyrus 1°04′.

Mars conjunct Ascella: The native is forthright in dealings with friends and acquaintances. Leadership ability is evident; some intolerance is indicated. Natives with this conjunction entertain a wide range of ideas and abilities, generally ahead of the times. The possibility of minor legal problems, violence and chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness. [4]

This causes a disturbance in the knee, but this is not a serious problem. The difficulty would be only a dull ache in the right knee, which would simply need to be rubbed to relieve the problem. [2]

Chuck Schumer 0°14′, The Weeknd 0°17′ (and Neptune), Edgar Cayce 0°41′, Katy Perry 0°59′, Frida Kahlo 1°02′, Ernesto Miranda 1°04′, Amber Heard 1°46′.

Jupiter conjunct Ascella: The native can benefit from religious, sports, legal, and writing activities. High government preferment. Leadership ability with a positively aspected Jupiter. [4]

Mark Zuckerberg 0°49′, Karl Marx 1°50′, Margaret Thatcher 1°53′.

Saturn conjunct Ascella: Chris Brown 0°18′ (and Neptune), Diego Maradona 0°18′, Sean Penn 0°36′, William Bligh 0°43′, Anton LaVey 0°51′, Immanuel Kant 0°58′, Louis XVI 1°06′, Rolf Harris 1°12′, RuPaul 1°48′, Prince Andrew, Duke of York 1°51′.

Uranus conjunct Ascella: Holly Parker 1°11′, Frida Kahlo 1°44′.

Neptune conjunct Ascella: The Weeknd 0°09′ (and Mars), Margot Robbie 0°13′, Kristen Stewart 1°03′, Emma Watson 1°04′, JonBenét Ramsey 1°07′, Chris Brown 1°14′ (and Saturn).

North Node conjunct Ascella: Woody Allen 0°26′, Leonardo da Vinci 0°54′, John F. Kennedy 1°14′.

South Node conjunct Ascella: Prince William 0°03′, Priyanka Chopra 0°41′, Patch Adams 1°54′, Brad Pitt 1°57′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.100, 141.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.96.
  3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.125.
  4. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.187-189.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

18 thoughts on “Fixed Star Ascella

  1. Hey Jamie, I love your site! Do fixed Stars have any influence when conjunct to House cusps? Thank you!

    • Good question Nelson. Only for the cardinal points: AC, IC, DC, MC. I also use Part of Fortune and possibly the Vertex point. Most of the major fixed stars have interpretations for rising and culminating, some have then for setting too.

      • I was reading Saturn Retro 2019 and ended up here … really enjoy your articles, Jamie. My vertex is conjunct this star … My Mercury is close by and conjunct Vega

  2. Sorry for leaving so many questions..but this one is really the one that interests me a lot!
    It’s conjunct my ascendant. I wonder if it’;s Good or bad?

      • Thank you very much for all of your help! 🙂 I am not very optimistic about it.
        My NN is conjunct Spiculum, Alcyone straight on sun, Zaurak on Venus, etc. But I love very much your input about Acrux and Ascella, makes me a bit hopefull that it can;t be all black.
        I especially like Acrux 😀
        Great site! Have a good day!

  3. I have my midheaven at 13 degrees 44′ orb Capricorn. So I guess fixed star Ascella is conjunct my midheaven. Is that a good thing?

    • Yes, definitely conjunct. When there is no specific interpretation for your planet or point then go with the general description. A positive influence. Think about the planetary nature of the star, in this case Jupiter Mercury. So you career or calling in life (Midheaven) should be intellectual, philosophical. Anything from a secretary to Uni professor.

  4. Oh and I also have Sirius conjunct my 4th house ic in cancer. Don’t know what these mean.

    • Again, so specific interpretation but IC is your breeding, ancestry, genetics, previous incarnations. Sirius here would be honorable, well bred, loyal and perhaps some fame.

  5. Hello Jamie:), I have my North Node conjunct this star(1st house) and also an asteroid named Kaali. What does this mean?

  6. Mars conjunct Ascella “This causes a disturbance in the knee, but this is not a serious problem. the difficulty would be only a dull ache in the right knee which would simply need to be rubbed to relieve the problem. ”

    I have Mars at 13deg50′ Cap, and I can attest to this. My right knee is a bit wonky, but not that serious. Back in 1989 I treked over Europe. When I got back to North America, I learned my arch fell in my right foot, causing knee and back issues. Here I am 29.5 years later and wondering what Saturn Mars and Ascella have in store.

    • My Father passed away with Saturn conjunct Ascella and Manubrium. The description in the latter is very poignant, and reflects the loss 30 years ago, of his spouse and Mother of his sons.

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