Fixed Star Dubhe

Dubhe at 15°12′ Leo has an orb of 2°20′
Fixed Star Dubhe

Ursa Major Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Dubhe on August 7

Fixed star Dubhe, Alpha Ursae Majoris, is a multiple star system located on the back of the Great Bear, Ursa Major Constellation. Alpha Ursae Majoris is a spectroscopic binary made up of the stars designated α Ursae Majoris A and α Ursae Majoris B. There is another spectroscopic binary pair, sometimes referred to as α Ursae Majoris C, but is separately catalogued as HD 95638. Together they form a quadruple star system.

Combined magnitude of A and B: 1.79. Magnitude of C: 7.0.

Spectral type of A: K0III, B: F0V and C: F8.

The traditional name Dubhe comes from the Arabic word for bear. The original phrase was ظهر الدب الاكبرżahr ad-dubb al-akbar which means the back of the Greater Bear. Another traditional name is Ak which means The Eye.

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Dubhe Astrology

The spectral types of the main binary are K0 and F0, indicating a planetary nature of Mars and Mercury.

α Ursae Majoris. The main star of the Great Bear. A binary, yellow star. “The Back of the Greater Bear.” Gives the native self-confidence, arrogance, bold, adventerous nature, acquisitive, patient, suspicious, mistrustful, uneasy, idealism. NOTE: Natives born with the Dubhe conjunction tend to have a degree of foresight, almost bordering on psychic ability, the more positive nativities will benefit from this while the more negative nativities will now (not?) be aware of this influence. In well aspected nativities, they have the power to overcome enemies. [5]

Dubhe, in Arabic “Bear”, the main star of the Great Bear, is credited with the destructiveness of Mars, working itself out, particularly in mundane maps, in a nasty way if this fixed star is conjunction Saturn. Dubhe is positioned conjunction the Moon in the natal chart of Mao Tse Tung and with Saturn in the chart of Hitler. [3]

Just on past Acubens, we come to the first of our Ursa Major star, the α of the Constellation, Dubhe, or Dubb, the Arabic for Bear. It is on the creature’s back and, on the Dipper, it is at the lip of the pan end, pointing the way to Polaris. We get no help from Ptolemy here, but the function of Dubhe in pointing us to our chief guiding star tells us that those gifted with it, while they may not have all the expertise themselves, will certainly know where to send others for help, and will delight in doing so. A Mercury-Venus simile is not far amiss. [4]

Constellation Ursa Major

According to Ptolemy, Ursa Major is like Mars (violent death, ultimate ruin by folly or pride.) It is said to give a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature but an uneasy spirit and great anger and revengefulness when roused. By the Kabalists, it is associated with the Hebrew letter Zain and the 7th Tarot Trump “The Chariot.” [1]

Astrologically both Bears were said to presage an evil influence. They are particularly injurious as regards to the affairs of nations and kings. [2]

Dubhe, Alpha Ursae Majoris

Dubhe , Alpha Ursae Majoris []

Fixed Star Dubhe Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Dubhe: Wealth, power, courage, generosity, ingenuity, rise to authority, martial success, subject to cuts, wounds, accidents, sores and injuries to the face, pains in the head and fevers. (Mars nature)[1]

When rising is said to presage those who are kind to wild beasts and who “associate with bulls and lions as if they were people. [2]

Chris Brown 0°07′, Andy Warhol 0°12′, Richard Branson 0°16′, Robert Downey Jr. 0°50′, Marilyn Monroe 1°04′, Otto von Bismarck 1°08′, Holly Parker 1°13′ (and Venus, Mars), Giorgia Meloni 1°34′ (and Saturn), Michael Moore 2°07′, Johnny Depp 2°13′

Midheaven conjunct Dubhe: Martial eminence, success in trade and in occupations of a Mars nature. [1]

Hunter Schafer 0°22′, Katy Perry 1°32′

Descendant conjunct Dubhe: When setting and aspected by Mars the native is said to be in danger of “being killed by wild beasts”. [2]

Heinrich Himmler 1°32′, Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1°49′

Imun Coeli conjunct Dubhe: Vespasian 0°01′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Dubhe: Michael Richards 0°36′ (and Pluto), Guy de Maupassant 1°10′

Sun conjunct Dubhe: High preferment in astrology, legal, martial matters. These natives are materialistic, determined to succeed. Native has the ability to get the most out of life. [5]

Bonnie Parker 0°05′, Alexander Fleming 0°10′, Andy Warhol 0°29′, Lord Alfred Tennyson 0°31′, Paul Claudel 0°33′, Guy de Maupassant 0°36′, Lucille Ball 0°38′, Roger Federer 0°42′ (and Mercury), Percy Bysshe Shelley 0°47′ (and Venus), Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg 0°51′, Ever Carradine 1°09′, Virginia Giuffre 1°25′, JonBenét Ramsey 1°32′, Alan Leo 1°38′, Richard Kleindienst 1°39′, Loni Anderson 1°40′, Mata Hari 1°49′, Harold Holt 1°50′, Whitney Houston 2°01′, Barack Obama 2°05′

Moon conjunct Dubhe: The native is an idealist, has the power to ‘overcome’ enemies. High preferment in legal, government and matters requiring leadership ability [5]

Megan Fox 0°05′, Frederick the Great 0°27′ (and Saturn), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1°02′, Elizabeth II 2°02′.

Mercury conjunct Dubhe: Preferment in legal and writing matters. The native is ambitious, determined and intuitive. Good organizing ability evident. An adventurous nature. [5]

Amelia Earhart 1°06′, Henry VIII 1°25′, Roger Federer 1°27′ (and Sun), Alexis Arquette 1°48′, Ed Gein 2°06′. 

Venus conjunct Dubhe: These natives appear sympathetic, can be emotional in their reasoning. Socially active. Artistic talent could be developed. Domestic problems a possibility. A tendency to be mistrustful and suspicious. [5]

Holly Parker 0°09′ (and AC, Mars), Percy Bysshe Shelley 0°19′ (and Sun), Pierre Cardin 1°08′ (and Neptune), Tim Burton 2°07′ (and Uranus).

Mars conjunct Dubhe: These natives are bold, determined and once their minds are made up, they can rarely be shaken from their ideas or the course they choose to pursue. They can be quite patient in order to gain their ends or put their ideas across. [5]

Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg 0°19′, Holly Parker 0°25′ (and AC, Venus), Hillary Clinton 0°27′ (and Pluto), Serena Williams 0°39′, Richard Kleindienst 0°44′, J. P. Morgan 0°45′, Billy Bob Thornton 0°51′, William Butler Yeats 1°16′, Alan Turing 1°23′, André the Giant 1°37′, Jim Jones 2°03′, Helen Keller 2°17′.

Jupiter conjunct Dubhe: High preferment in all matters dealing with public affairs. Domestic or family problems possible. [5]

Elizabeth Taylor 0°55′, Joe Rogan 1°19′, Ted Kennedy 1°29′.

Saturn conjunct Dubhe: Giorgia Meloni 0°02′ (and AC), Adolf Hitler 0°10′, Frederick the Great 0°15′ (and Moon), Theodore Roosevelt 1°32′.

Uranus conjunct Dubhe: Michael Jackson 1°06′, Tim Burton 1°19′ (and Venus), Winston Churchill 1°47′, Nicole Brown Simpson 2°02′.

Neptune conjunct Dubhe: Pierre Cardin 0°16′ (and Venus), Judy Garland 0°20′, Marie Antoinette 0°50′, Marcel Marceau 1°35′, Charles Bronson 1°48′, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2°08′

Pluto conjunct Dubhe: Stephen King 0°12′, Billy Joel 0°17′, Hillary Clinton 0°23′ (and Mars), Cat Stevens 0°23′, Alice Cooper 0°42′, Ted Bundy 1°06′, John Belushi 1°07′, Gianni Versace 1°08′, Michael Richards 1°14′ (and POF), Jay Leno 1°16′, Steven Spielberg 1°20′, Uri Geller 1°21′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°41′, David Bowie 1°42′, Bernadette Brady 1°46′, Steve Forbes 2°02′, Queen Camilla 2°03′, Charles III 2°05′, Liz Greene 2°07′, David Duke 2°09′, O. J. Simpson 2°16′.

North Node conjunct Dubhe: John Milton 1°07′, Robert De Niro 1°32′, Mick Jagger 1°37′, Ed Gein 2°17′. 

South Node conjunct Dubhe: Elon Musk 0°19′, Niccolo Machiavelli 0°32′, The Weeknd 0°54′, Kristen Stewart 1°49′, Emma Watson 2°08′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.65.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.7.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.43.
  4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.145.
  5. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.116-117.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

4 thoughts on “Fixed Star Dubhe

  1. My Saturn is on Dubhe 1°33′ and my partner’s 0°27′ 🙁
    We are both vegans for 15 years now and let ants invade our home whenever they feel like hahaha
    I cannot say for either of us to be destructive….

    • I would say more research needs to be done before stating this is a destructive star. Ebertin only gives those two examples after all.

  2. The 1889 Oklahoma Land Rush Event Astrology had Dubhe conjunct Saturn. One of the most disastrous free land handouts in US history that resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of natives.

    People were told they weren’t allowed to cross the river until 12 Noon into what was nomadic indian land and would become Guthrie Oklahoma population 10,000 within 6 or 7 hours.

    The north Node was set completely in the center of cancer and Mars was Conjunct Venus in Torus.

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