Andromeda Constellation Meaning

Andromeda Constellation Meaning

Andromeda Constellation [Stellarium]

Andromeda Constellation Astrology

Andromeda constellation, the Chained Woman, is a northern constellation sitting above the constellation Pisces, between the constellation Pegasus and the constellation Perseus. It spans over 30 degrees of the Zodiac in the Sign Aries and Taurus and contains 9 named fixed stars.

20002050StarNameSp. ClassMag.Orb
07♈4708♈29ο AndB6pv SB3.621°40′
14♈1915♈01α AndAlpheratzB8 + A32.062°10′
14♈3915♈213 AndK0III4.641°00′
15♈4416♈267 AndF0V4.531°10′
16♈0516♈47ι AndKeff al-SalsalatB8V4.291°20′
16♈2517♈078 AndM2III4.821°00′
17♈1817♈50κ AndTéng Shé èrshíyīB9IVn4.151°20′
18♈1718♈59λ AndTéng Shé shíjiǔG8III-IV3.811°30′
20♈2421♈06σ AndTiān Jiù sānA2V4.511°10′
20♈3521♈17ζ AndKuí Sù èrK1II4.081°20′
20♈5521♈37ε AndKuí Sù sìG5III...4.341°10′
21♈1221♈54θ AndTiān Jiù yīA2V4.611°00′
21♈4922♈31δ AndKuí Sù wǔK3III..3.271°50′
22♈2323♈05η AndKuí Sù yīG8III-IV4.401°10′
22♈4123♈23π AndKuí Sù liùB5V4.341°10′
27♈5128♈33M31 AndVertex3.441°40′
29♈0929♈51ν AndKuí Sù qīB5V SB4.531°10′
29♈1129♈53μ AndKuí Sù bāA5V3.861°30′
00♉2401♉06β AndMirachM0 III2.052°10′
06♉2507♉07φ AndKeun Nan MunB7III4.261°20′
07♉5208♉34ξ AndAdhilK0III-IV4.871°00′
08♉3309♉15υ AndTitawinF8V4.101°20′
08♉4809♉30ω AndF5IV4.831°00′
12♉2613♉0851 AndNembusK3III3.591°40′
13♉1613♉5858 AndA5IV-V4.781°00′
14♉1414♉56γ AndAlmachK3, B9.5, B9.5, A02.102°10′
21♉4922♉3165 AndK4III4.731°00′

Andromeda Constellation Stars

According to Ptolemy, the influence of this constellation is similar to that of Venus, though the legend would lead one to suppose some connection with Virgo. It is said to bestow purity of thought, virtue, honor, and dignity upon its natives, but to cause battle with chimerical fears and a tendency to become easily discouraged. By the Kabbalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Pé and the 17th Tarot Trump, The Stars” If Mars afflicts the luminaries from Andromeda and especially if in an angle, it causes death by hanging, decapitation, crucifixion or impalement. [1]

Tetrabiblos asserts that the brights stars of this constellation are of the nature of Venus and so os its brightest star. It is a generally favorable constellation denoting that which is honorable and eminent. Badly placed, however, it can portend earthquakes, and in the Middle Ages was said that Mars in this constellation in aspect with the Sun caused death by crucifixion or hanging. [5]

Andromeda, the Woman Chained,… represents in the sky the daughter of Cepheus and Cassiopeia, king and queen of Aethiopia, chained in exposure to the sea monster (Cetus) as punishment other mother’s boast of beauty superior to that of the Nereids…Andromeda is bounded on the north by Cassiopeia and Perseus; on the east by Perseus; on the south by Pisces and Triangulum; and on the west by Lacerta and Pegasus. [2]

Andromeda Constellation

Andromeda Constellation [Urania’s Mirror]

The man whose birth coincides with the rising of Andromeda from the sea will prove merciless, a dispenser of punishment, a warder of dungeon dire; he will stand arrogantly by while the mothers of wretched prisoners lie prostrate on his threshold, and the fathers wait all night to catch the last kisses of their sons and receive into their inmost being the dying breath. From the same constellation comes the figure of the executioner, ready to take money for a speedy death and the rites of a funeral pyre, for him execution means profit, and oft will he bare his axe; in short, he is a man who could have looked unmoved on Andromeda herself fettered to the rock. Governor of the imprisoned he occasionally becomes a fellow convict, chained to criminals so as to save them for execution. [3]

This is a peculiar picture to set in the heavens. A woman with chains fastened to her feet and arms, in misery and trouble; and bound, helpless, to the sky. Yet this is the ancient foreshowing of the truth. In the Denderah Zodiac, her name is Set, which means set, set up as a queen. In Hebrew it is Sirra, the chained, and Persea, the stretched out.

There are 63 stars in this constellation, three of which are of the 2nd magnitude, two of the 3rd, twelve of the 4th, etc. The brightest star, a (in the head), is called Al Phiratz (Arabic), the broken down. The star b (in the body) is called Mirach (Hebrew), the weak. The star g (in the left foot) is called Al Maach, or Al Amak (Arabic), struck down. The names of other stars are Adhil, the afflicted; Mizar, the weak; Al Mara (Arabic), the afflicted. [4]


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.133.
  2. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.31-34.
  3. Astronomica, Manilius, Book 5, 1st century A.D., p.351.
  4. The Witness of the Stars, E. W. Bullinger, 22. Andromeda (the Chained Woman).
  5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan,1990. p.30.