Fixed Star Baten Kaitos

Baten Kaitos at 21°57′ Aries has an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Baten Kaitos

Constellation Cetus [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Baten Kaitos on April 11

Fixed Star Baten Kaitos, Zeta Ceti, is a binary star in the Whale, or Sea Monster, Cetus Constellation. Magnitude 3.74, spectral type K0 III Ba0.1.

The traditional name Baten Kaitos comes from the Arabic بطن قيتوس (batn qaytus), which means the belly of the sea monster.

21♈5722♈39Baten Kaitos1°30′
26♈4927♈31Al Pherg1°40′

Baten Kaitos Astrology

Baten Kaitos in astrology portended falls and blows. [1]

BATEN KAITOS. ζ Ceti. AQ topaz-yellow star in the body of the Whale. From Al Batn al Kaitos, the Whale’s Belly. Of the nature of Saturn. It gives compulsory transportation, change or emigration, misfortune by force or accident, and shipwreck but also rescue, falls and blows. [2]

BATEN KAITOS. ζ Ceti. An orange star in the body of the whale. The whales belly. Spectral class KO. One who is serious, thoughtful, melancholy, subject to many delays. A hard working person, sincere. A selfish person, one who has deceitful associates. Negatively the star can produce deceit, sexual fantasies or problems, a ‘con artist’, twisted emotions, self destruction, violence. [7]

Baten Kaitos in The Whale has the character of Saturn. The Saturnine properties, such as inhibition, reserve, caution, solitude, and simplicity, are often forced onto such people either by a mundane or higher power. Sometimes ideas are propagated, which make life for the native trying or troublesome for the native. To such persons, their fate is usually one of change. People influenced thus tend to depression or dwell on the thought of death. Life often is full of humiliation, renunciation and obstacles. But the position of the complete chart is always important. [3]

Baten Kaitos, Belly of the Whale, is, of course, associated with the Jonah legend. Likewise, a Saturn star by Ptolemy, it often does mark where someone becomes stuck with a situation for some little while, perhaps from their folly under Deneb Kaitos (Beta Ceti), but aspects all being well, should emerge with some benefit to count for the experience, even honor from it if all is very well in the matter of aspects. [4]

Baten Kaitos is a warlike star that portends falls and blows and other misfortune brought about by force. [5]

Baten Kaitos rules the center point of the head. [6]

Constellation Cetus

The Whale is like Saturn. It is said to cause laziness and idleness but to confer an emotional and charitable nature, with the ability to command, especially in war. Makes one amiable, prudent, happy by sea and land and helps to recover lost goods. [2]

 Baten Kaitos Star Zeta Ceti

Baten Kaitos, Zeta Ceti []

Fixed Star Baten Kaitos Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Baten Kaitos: John Lennon 1°13′.

Descendant conjunct Baten Kaitos: John F. Kennedy 0°48′.

Midheaven conjunct Baten Kaitos: Prince Andrew, Duke of York 1°16′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Baten Kaitos: Charles II of England 0°17′, Carl Sagan 0°46′, Marilyn Monroe 0°49′.

Sun conjunct Baten Kaitos: Natives with this conjunction are subject to changing fortunes, changing lifestyles. Just when they feel all is settled, changes will occur. This could exhibit itself as residence changes, traveling, many ‘ups and downs’ in the natives life. [7]

Anton LaVey 0°12′.

Moon conjunct Baten Kaitos: (+) The native is subject to many problems, not necessarily of their own making, but there will be occasions when the native is drawn into problems. At sometime during the life of the native something or someone of importance will affect their lives.

(–) Natives with this conjunction can be overly sensitive. They can be subject to misfortune by accident, not necessarily of their own creation, but as a victim of circumstances. Native can feel unnecessarily hurt or offended, or harbor fancied injury, or feel humiliated under conditions or circumstances that would not affect the average person. Violence possible [7]

Ellen DeGeneres 1°22′, Jeffrey Dahmer 1°28′, Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1°24′ (and Pluto).

Mercury conjunct Baten Kaitos: The native has a keen mind, can be very outspoken, even ‘blunt’ and may develop an abrasive attitude. The inherent drive these natives have may carry them far in life, make them leaders of their professions. Negatively, these natives can ride ‘rough shod’ over others with complete insensitivity, and unless early trained will exhibit a total’ lack of tact. [7]

Robert Downey Jr. 0°15′, Catherine the Great 0°39′, Ulysses S. Grant 0°57′.

Venus conjunct Baten Kaitos: The native is introspective and although they may give the impression they are very sociable, actually they are a private person. Domestic and romantic problems possible under this conjunction. Negatively the native can become ‘withdrawn,’ be of a deceitful nature, entertain sexual fantasies, twisted emotions, become engaged in poor health habits, self destruction. [7]

This position affects the left ear causing an imbalance of the fluids in the inner ear. The person would use the left ear more frequently than the right ear as this energy would be working through the left ear. [6]

Rolf Harris 0°01′, Josef Mengele 0°04′, Jimmy Swaggart 0°15′, Jim Jones 0°40′, Jane Roberts 0°49′. 

Venus and Mars conjunct Baten Kaitos: These individuals would experience a loss of hearing at the left ear, and they should not attempt to correct this through surgery for the reason that it would only create more blockage due to scar tissue. [6]

Venus and Saturn conjunct Baten Kaitos: There would be a restriction of energy flow that would work back and forth from the left ear to the right ear. This would not be a continuous action but would occur from time to time. [6]

Mars conjunct Baten Kaitos: These natives may exhibit a quiet determination, they are determined to ‘push forward’, get their ideas across, have it their way’; generally without becoming offensive. [7]

Margot Robbie 0°50′, Patch Adams 1°14′, Monica Lewinsky 1°26′.

Mars and Saturn conjunct Baten Kaitos: This causes the loss of hearing on the right side, which cannot be corrected through surgery. These persons must live with this throughout their life. [6]

Jupiter conjunct Baten Kaitos: Preferment in martial, government and matters dealing with the public. The native may be subject to many activity changes. [7]

Mary Shelley 0°05′, Harvey Weinstein 0°46′.

Saturn conjunct Baten Kaitos: This affects the right ear causing a decrease in energy on the right side. This is not a condition that involves disease but merely a flow of energy at this point. These persons notice more restriction on the right side of the head. [6]

Uranus conjunct Baten Kaitos: Yoko Ono 0°27′, Bernardo Provenzano 1°05′.

Pluto conjunct Baten Kaitos: Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1°15′ (and Moon).

North Node conjunct Baten Kaitos: Nikola Tesla 0°07′, Michael Richards 1°04′, Queen Victoria 1°11′.

South Node conjunct Baten Kaitos: Nancy Pelosi 0°05′, Michelangelo 0°36′.


  1. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.38, 145.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.3.
  4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.123.
  5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.57.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.12.
  7. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.53-55.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

23 thoughts on “Fixed Star Baten Kaitos

  1. wow…This star sounds far from being positive “It gives compulsory transportation, change or emigration, misfortune by force or accident, shipwreck but also rescue, falls and blows” … what can I expect from it if my MC is at 22.12 Aries ? Would it be activated by Uranus on transit 3 times or I would feel it all the time on matters related to my MC?

    • It will always influence your natal chart but be felt stronger during transits to your MC. I have it on my Saturn and I have never lived in the one house for longer than 7 years. You may feel it more in changing jobs or even what you want to do for a living.

      • Am I wrong if I expect to feel it around the 10th Oct as Uranus will conjunt it? when will be the end of this transit?

        I have usually lived in houses for a long period of time although since Uranus approached my MC housing has become a concern and I have been forced to move many times in the last year and half… not sure if I can “blame” this star or it’s more related to the fact that Uranus in transit was making an opposition to natal pluto on my chart (near IC)

        As for jobs…I had some compulsory changes due to the last global financial crisis which at the end encourage me to launch something on my own which is related to my profession but it’s not completely what I want to do for a living in the long term… not easy…lot of blows to direct my career where I want to do as a living.

        • Not the end Meli because Uranus is retrograde at the moment. I was expecting instability in my living arrangements with my Saturn here. But it is looking like Uranus direct will bring one really big change, so maybe you can expect the same with you. One final definitive move around the time of Uranus direct on your MC.

          Uranus conjunct MC transit:
          21 May 2016
          10 Oct 2016 Rx
          13 Mar 2017

          • Remember your natal aspects making grand trine to MC also being transited by Uranus. MC trine North Node trine Vertex.

            • ​I keep that in mind but still haven’t see who it helps!! I think the eclipse in February is at 2 degrees from north node ….so my understanding is that the trine will be trigger again as well as when transiting saturn hits the vertex ….I am really wondering how this trine will play!!

              by the way I think I can relate to this description of Baten Kaitos,” it often does mark where someone becomes stuck with a situation for some little while” so I hope the trine is what will help me to “emerge with some benefit to count for the experience, even honor from it if all is very well in the matter of aspects. [4] ”

              Many many thanks for taking the time to clarify for me so many things about this star and uranus conjunct my MC!

            • The eclipse plus Saturn should materialize something so you can see how this grand trine works. Surely it must be through relationships that is plays out, helping or involving you career or spiritual calling. Work may be different from you calling in this case, for the time being anyway.

          • Let’s take it as easy as we can then !!!
            Destiny is what you are supposed to do in life. Fate is what kicks you in the ass to make you do it. ~ Henry Miller

            Should I understand Uranus conjunct MC as a trigger for changes on the career side or house & family (IC matters) or both? Uranus rules my DC so should I understand that is something related to DC matters?

            Now, if I recall the first hit (21 May): There were manyy changes and transportation and everything was up and down on both MC and IC matters. There were also obstacles and delays (but I think mercury was retrograde …or just waking up !) Things were particularly more related to housing and friendship mattters although behing that there was an on going family member’s illness.

            As for the 10 Oct I was thinking to travel b sea around that date but right now taking into account the meaning of this star I am not so sure about it!

            Could the events happening on 21 May, 10 Oct and 13 Mar be somehow related (similar to eclipses each hit gives a part of the whole change)?

            I will definitel note these dates on m agenda and keep you posted!!

  2. Jamie, Again, always something interesting and yet frightening to read on your site. Its weird how I find articles when I least expect it. My Dad born 6th April 1933, Nottingham, UK has Uranus at 22 degrees, Saturn stands still on his birthday and even more weird is that on April 14th 2017 my 18.6 year nodes starts at 27 Leo on my MC/Pluto exact. In April 1980 I lost my Lovely Granddad, 27 Leo node, in November 1998 I took my lovely brand elderly new father in law into our home so that he could die at home 27 Leo node again, so I really am expecting Dad to go quickly & for the last few months I have been trying to understand the nodes and as a sceptic I have been completely astounded only this week when I looked up the tables. Thank you for the articles.

  3. Hello, like you I have this on Saturn however I’m stationary as far as my residence goes (but thrown about all over for work). I was wondering what you’d make of this being the apex of a yod .. apex in the 11th…

  4. I have Baten Kaitos on my Descendant 20°03′ Aries, and Foramen on my Ascendant 20°03′ Libra, and perhaps Spica with extended orb. Not really sure what they mean, perhaps a combination of the good and bad influence?

  5. Omg, I’m was born with the sun in Aries at 21’57”. Yes, I emigrated compulsively, in 2000. Yes, I have a loss of hearing in the right ear… now that I think about it, an acupuncturist I saw for a while, mentioned energy imbalance. Amazing! What else is there to know about it!? Thank you.

  6. My Rahu is at 20 degrees Aries in the 11th house does this stay have an affect on it?

  7. How would Baten Kaitos aspect the moon at 23 degrees Aries, with a grand fire trine to pluto at 22 Leo,, and Mars, at 24 Sagittarius, I’m wondering?

  8. Jonah, how interesting, Matthew 12:41’42 applies, but I could not see the Jonah connection, thank you for this information.

  9. I have BML on this fixed star and it opposes my mars (21Lib).
    25 years ago I moved from one side of the world to the other to live and, before that time, I changed countries three times.
    My IC falls on Deneb Kaitos just to add to the fun…

  10. I’m looking up fixed stars to see what other influences are in my chart. This star happens to be where my Part of Fortune is… Though it doesn’t sound very fortunate….

  11. Hello Jamie – Amazing and unfortunately spot on. My Mercury is 21° 44′ – so nearly an exact conjunction at 0°13. I have had problems with my ears since childhood and have almost no hearing in my right ear and impaired on the left! – Hopefully this is the only serious influence this Star will have on my life. – Thank You for sharing your work. It is much appreciated.

  12. I have Mercury at 21.26 Aries. I was almost deaf in one ear when I was a kid, I dont remember anything though, I was very very little. I went through some kind of treatment, my hearing is fine now. I dont know if this is still going to show up again in my life, I have Jupiter in a separating square to Mercury, maybe that the positive side (?)
    I do have a difficult trauma with communication. I was a very talkative kid, but I was repressed by my mother and grew up very silent and insecure about my own thoughts, opinions and words. I dream a lot about vomiting things or taking things out of my mouth that never end, like paper, or even glass. I was learning about Echo’s myth, I felt so connected to it and it was like I could finally start working that out.

  13. My BML sits at Aries 20.27 in opposition to my Libra mars at 21.04, with my mercury squaring both at 21.50 cancer. As I write this my ears are blocked – its been an on-again, off-again issue for many months now.
    Any thoughts, especially on the BML involvement/aspect?

  14. Just found out that the Titanic’s departure’s chart actually had the Sun with Baten Kaitos as its ruler

  15. Max Verstappen had on September 3 last progressive Fith House cusp conjunct Baten Kaitos.
    Saturn influence.

    He won F! race in Monza, his tenth win in a row.

    With Baten Kaitos he had to crash?

    Max has now the record of 10 wins in a row.

    The record was till than 9 wins in a row with Vettel.

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