Fixed Star Cursa

Cursa at 15°17′ Gemini has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Cursa

Eridanus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Cursa on June 5

Fixed star Cursa, Beta Eridani, is a 2.8 magnitude topaz yellow star in the River, Eridanus Constellation. The traditional name Cursa comes from the Arabic phrase Al Kursiyy al Jauzah which means the Chair (or Footstool ) of the Central One.


08 ♊ 28
09 ♊ 47
15 ♊ 17
16 ♊ 50
20 ♊ 57

Fixed Star




Cursa Star Astrology

Fixed star Cursa is the nature of Saturn (disgrace, ruin, calamity).

Cursa, β Eridani, is the most northerly star in the river and effectively its source spring. At 15°17′ Gemini it is only 0°33′ from Orion’s foot, Rigel’. The name in fact comes from the Arabic for ‘The Giant’s Footstool’. Although bright it is far outshone by Rigel, and this can be read as the inspiration to set out upon the long quest to the Divine Source of that brightness. The weariness to come, marked by Zaurak, lies far away yet, so Cursa is a Sign of Enthusiasm for the Quest, surely meriting a Jupiter-Mercury simile. Look for that enthusiasm in those who have this star strong and well aspected. [3]

Cursa Star, Beta Eridani

Cursa Star, Beta Eridani []

Constellation Eridanus

The River, with the exception of Achernar, is like Saturn. It gives a love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents especially at sea and of drowning. [1]

This constellation portends rain. Modern astrologers claim that the constellation gives a love of knowledge and science, but there is no support for this contention in classical astrology. Eridanus does, however, indicate events concerned with rivers and streams. Ptolemy states that the star at the end of the river has a nature like that of Jupiter, and the other stars in the constellation have an influence akin to that of Saturn. [2]

4th Arabic Manzil – Al-Dabaran

Causes the destruction and hindrances of buildings, fountains, wells, gold mines, the flight of creeping things, and begets discord.

With Moon: Pursue business, travel, marry and take medicine.

19th Chinese Xiù – 畢 (Bì) Net

The Net includes Aldebaran and the Hyades cluster. Both the Hyades and the Pleiades were regarded as the mesh of a hunting net. Hunting forays in the old days of China were used as much for military exercises and training as they were to rid the land of vermin or to gather food. Hence, this mansion governs hunting, wealth (as a result of a good hunt), outlaws, deserters and traitors as well as trouble at the frontiers (border disputes and the like).

It is good for construction, funerals, and weddings. Burials on this day confer honor to the deceased. Building brings fortune. Children born of a marriage performed on this day will live to 100 years.

Cursa Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Cursa: Grave, thoughtful, melancholy, liable to disgrace, much care and anxiety, connected with building, mines and minerals.

Augusto Pinochet 1°08′‚ Mick Jagger 1°22′

Descendant conjunct Cursa: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 0°40′, Leonardo da Vinci 1°00′, Kim Kardashian 1°16′, Elvis Presley 2°00′

Midheaven conjunct Cursa: Trouble through old people, disgrace, trade losses, deceitful associates, rise followed by fall.

Noor Inayat Khan 1°35′ (and Saturn), Jeff Bridges 1°39′

Part of Fortune conjunct Cursa: Elizabeth Taylor 1°03′, Emmanuel Macron 1°06′, Tom Brady 2°00′.

Sun conjunct Cursa: Lean and infirm, many miseries.

Marquis de Sade 0°38′, Mark Wahlberg 0°43′, Alexei Navalny 1°01′, Angelina Jolie 1°30′, Cecilia Bartoli 1°36′, Prince 1°59′.

Moon conjunct Cursa: Lean and infirm, many miseries.

Hunter Schafer 0°25′, Priyanka Chopra 0°31′, Nancy Spungen 0°58′, Sigmund Freud 1°24′, Amelia Earhart 1°57′ (and Pluto).

Mercury conjunct Cursa: Jordan Peterson 1°15′

Venus conjunct Cursa: Conor McGregor 0°25′, April Ashley 0°56′, Bob Dylan 1°27′, Lionel Messi 1°39′

Mars conjunct Cursa: Benito Mussolini 0°30′, Courtney Love 0°59′, Donald Rumsfeld 1°56′

Jupiter conjunct Cursa: John Wayne Gacy 0°33′, Anton LaVey 0°47′, Emmett Till 1°13′, Oprah Winfrey 2°00′

Saturn conjunct Cursa: Noor Inayat Khan 1°22′ (and MC)

Uranus conjunct Cursa: Liza Minnelli 0°55′, Patch Adams 1°38′, André the Giant 1°51′, Alan Leo 2°00′

Neptune conjunct Cursa: Proclus 1º48′ (and Pluto), Rudolf Hess 1°54′

Pluto conjunct Cursa: Lucky Luciano 0°04′, Vito Genovese 0°08′, Amelia Earhart 0°26′ (and Moon), Joseph Goebbels 0°30′, M. C. Escher 0°37′, Proclus 1º25′ (and Neptune)

North Node conjunct Cursa: Charles de Gaulle 1°33′

South Node conjunct Cursa: Bill Cosby 0°09′, Bill Maher 0°21′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.44.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.61.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.139.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

2 thoughts on “Fixed Star Cursa

  1. Tomorrow, it will be necessary to have my elderly pet put to sleep. I cast a chart for sunrise tomorrow and compared it with my birth chart. The relevant bits are: In my 6th House (I can’t seem to get away from using houses just yet), Vertex (15Gem29) will be just touching my Arabic Part of “Sudden Parting” (14Gem26). The star “Cursa” will, if I did my adjustments for the Precession of the Equinoxes correctly, be at 15Gem01. I looked and noticed the bit in the Lunar Mansion connected with Cursa on this page of your website ~ “It is good for… funerals… Burials on this day confer honor to the deceased” (both the funeral and burial will be done shortly after she’s put to sleep). Other reinforcements in the chart are Saturn (14Cap51) which I interpret as an “enforced” sudden parting, and Part of Fortune (15Cap30) which I interpret as “it’s for the best.” Also involved is Retrograde Neptune (16Pis17R) in my 2nd House, which I interpret as paying for the *drug* that will put her to *sleep*. For me, the retrograde facet is that I had to revisit this situation many times in my mind. I thought the astrology of the day, involving one of the stars, warranted sharing… maybe it will provide some research data. I haven’t taken a look at other stars which appear to be involved ~ Saturn & PoF Conjunct Manubrium (14Cap44) and Vega (15Cap03); Neptune conjunct Achernar (15Pis03)… maybe I’ll take a look after I get over the stress of the situation.

    • Additonal:
      While reading the information regarding Manubrium, Vega, and Achernar, the following phrases caught my attention and seemed applicable to the situation:

      Manubrium (Saturn conjunct): “…a karmic position involving a woman in a
      former life who was very close to the individual.” My comment: I knew that this was a reincarnation of a pet I had just previous to this one coming into my life (confirmed by a third party who didn’t know either of us, but who was chatting with me at a bookstore; I had told nothing to this particular individual about my pet).

      Vega (Saturn conjunct): “… sudden death.”
      My comment: It certainly was a sudden death for her.

      Achernar (Neptune conjunct): The following phrase caught my attention: “The entire body is weak and they have little energy.” She developed into early stages of this condition about two weaks prior, the worst of it occurred about two days before she had to be put to sleep; she could barely stand up for a few seconds during the final two days.

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