Castra Star – The Fortress

Castra at 20°12′ Aquarius has an orb of 1°00′
Fixed Star Castra Star Astrology

Capricornus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Castra on February 9

Fixed star Castra, Epsilon Capricorni, is a 4.5 magnitude triple star system in the Tail of the Sea Goat, Capricornus Constellation. The traditional name Castra is a Latin word which means Fortress or Military Camp.


12 ♒ 44
13 ♒ 51
20 ♒ 12
21 ♒ 17
23 ♒ 24

Fixed Star




Castra Star Astrology

Fixed star Castra is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It gives malevolence, destructiveness, an uncontrollable temper. [1]

The star Castra is of beneficial influence, although some modern astrologers such as Robson mistake this star as being in the belly (of the goat) and thereby gave it a malevolent nature. [2]

The name for ε Capricorni, Castra, means a military camp or a Fortress. (The British towns with caster or chester in their name were once Roman fortresses). [3]

Castra rules the front of the right leg 4 inches below the knee in the human body. [4]

Constellation Capricornus has a great influence over human affairs portending major changes in such areas as climate and political customs. Along with the sign, the constellation is also noted as the “Mansion of Kings”. Unfavorably situated with regards to lunar eclipses, it indicated major storms, especially at sea. [2]

Capricornus Constellation

Capricornus Constellation []

Castra Star Conjunctions

Descendant conjunct Castra: Muhammad Ali 0°09′.

Mars conjunct Castra: This position affects the health. This point causes damage to the bone structure of the right leg. There is pressure at this point that also brings about a chemical change which dissolves the bone, thus causing a ripple affect on the bone structure through the loss of calcium. Later in life, the leg can be shortened somewhat; however, the real problem to the individual is the hot, flashing pain they experience when walking. The pain is sporadic and directly related to the anxieties of the person. Impatience and anxiety are key words here. The high energy factor at this point can not only affect the bone structure, but also the muscle tissue next to the bone. They can become quite impatient and irrational because of the pain they experience, so that the head is affected. Sharp pains can be felt from the leg to the head. Temper tantrums and irrational behavior is often the result, along with shouting and hostility towards others.

These individuals need to apply cool packs to the leg four times per day. Cool teas, such as spearmint and peppermint should be consumed, as well as cool packs consisting of these herbs. Parsley should be taken daily as it will help soothe the area. The diet must include calcium, or calcium taken in small doses every day. Biofeedback would be an excellent therapy for these natives as it will help slow the deterioration of the bone structure through the mental process. Stressful pain is often felt by these natives by the time they reach the age for thirty-five. [4]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.156.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.51.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.104.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.150.

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

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