Fixed Star Coxa

Coxa at 13°25′ Virgo has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Coxa

Leo Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Coxa on September 5

Fixed star Coxa, Theta Leonis, is a star on the hip of the constellation Leo the Lion. Magnitude +3.32, spectral type A2 V.

Since 2016, it has been officially named Chertan but has also been known as Chort and Coxa. Chertan is derived from the Arabic al-kharātān ‘two small ribs’, originally referring to Delta Leonis (Zosma) and Theta Leonis. Chort is from the Arabic al-kharāt or al-khurt ‘small rib,’ and Coxa is Latin for ‘hip.’ In China, this star represents 西次相 (Xīcìxiāng), meaning The Second Western Minister, spelled Tsze Seang by R.H. Allen, meaning “the Second Minister of State.”


Coxa Astrology

The ability to prophesy. On the Euphrates, Coxa and Zosma were Kakkab Kua, the constellation of the god Kua, the Oracle. [1]

The spectral type A2 of fixed star Coxa indicates a Venus nature.

SPECTRAL CLASS A: These bluish-white stars give great honors, artistic appreciation, unexpected gains, good fortune, riches, good judgment, sociableness, creativeness, idealism, and impulsiveness. Challenging aspects cause wantonness, indiscretion, scandals, foolhardiness, destructiveness, cleverness, many anxious moments and self-seeking nature. [2]

Leo Constellation

Ptolemy makes the following observations: “Of the stars in Leo, two in the head are like Saturn and partly like Mars. The three in the neck are like Saturn and, to some degree, like Mercury. Those in the loins, Saturn and Venus. Those in the thighs resemble Venus and, in some degree, Mercury.” It is said that the stars in the neck, back and wing all bring trouble, disgrace and sickness, affecting the part of the body ruled by the sign, especially if they happen to be in conjunction with the Moon. By the Kabalists, Leo is associated with the Hebrew letter Kaph and the 11th Tarot Trump “Strength.” [3]

In mundane astrology, Leo Constellation is associated with royal events, especially the ascension or death of kings and queens, the election or death of heads of state, assassinations, uprisings and massacres, currency and the stock exchange, the Vatican and the European Union.

Theta Leonis, Chertan, Coxa []

Theta Leonis, Chertan, Coxa []

Fixed Star Coxa Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Coxa: Good fortune, happiness, gifts, fortunate for love and marriage, gain by legacies and inheritance (Venus nature). [3]

Henry VIII 0°06′, James VI and I 0°32′, Nicolaus Copernicus 0°57′

Midheaven conjunct Coxa: Honor and success, dealings with and help through women, success in occupations of a Venus nature. [3]

Liz Greene 0°30′, Rupert Murdoch 0°54′

Descendant conjunct Coxa: Nancy Spungen 0°22′, George Clooney 0°55′.

Immun Coeli conjunct Coxa: Judy Garland 0°52′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Coxa: Roman Polanski 0°22′

Sun conjunct Coxa: Arthur Koestler 0°02′, Dolores O’Riordan 0°25′.

Moon conjunct Coxa: Jay Leno 0°18′ (and Saturn), William Lilly 0°36′

Mercury conjunct Coxa: Kylie Jenner 0°53′

Venus conjunct Coxa: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 0°01′, Gwen Stefani 0°06′, Joe Rogan 0°48′, Mick Jagger 0°56′

Mars conjunct Coxa: Carl Sagan 0°38′

Jupiter conjunct Coxa: Edwin Castro 1°23′

Saturn conjunct Coxa: Jay Leno 0°06′ (and Moon)

Uranus conjunct Coxa: Kamala Harris 0°20′

Neptune conjunct Coxa: Jimmy Swaggart 0°23′, April Ashley 0°34′

Pluto conjunct Coxa: Niccolo Machiavelli 0°00′, Courtney Love 0°45′, Nigel Farage 0°45′, Al-Biruni 1°27′.

North Node conjunct Coxa: John Wayne Gacy 0°14′, Marie Curie 0°′36, Michael Bloomberg 0°47′, Charlton Heston 1°11′. 

South Node conjunct Coxa: Diego Maradona 0°12′, Robin Williams 0°38′, Hunter Biden 1°00′. 


  1. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.32.
  2. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.245-246.
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923,p.100.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

10 thoughts on “Fixed Star Coxa

  1. Interesting. My South Node is on this star and my natal Venus is also in Virgo. It says about problems with Venus. I think, from reading my natal aspects, I had problems with regards to love from my past live/lives. And also, because I’ve continued to have many trials and tribulations with love in this life. Time to investigate my north node star now.

    • Much closer to Zosma which is a stronger star:

      11 ♍ 09 Zosma
      11 ♍ 24 South Node
      13 ♍ 15 Coxa

      • I’ve just read about that star. It doesn’t sound very nice at all. It’s nothing like me. My South Node isn’t 11.24, it’s 12.52. I’m not a selfish person at all, as the star describes. In fact – I’ve taken time out from my business to look after my Mum who has been suffering from ill health. I can’t be that selfish. I’ve got another sister who not working, but she’s not interested in looking after my Mum everyday.

        • Remember we are talking about your nodes, not the Sun, Moon or AC. Do you use true or mean Node?

          • I don’t know which one, as I just put my date of birth in cafe astrology and it just said ‘south node.’

            • Cafe Astrology uses true node and my software is set for mean node. also uses true node so I will change over.

  2. hi- thoughts on natal mars conjunct coxa with an orb of 0°24′?

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