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 1.8 magnitude yellow star on the back of the Great Bear, Ursa Major Constellation. 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.


08 ♌ 43
13 ♌ 38
15 ♌ 12
19 ♌ 26
20 ♌ 42



Dubhe Star Astrology

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]

8th Arabic Manzil – Al-Nathrah

Causes love, friendship and society of fellow travelers, drives away mice, afflicts captives and causes their imprisonment.

With Moon: Navigate.

24th Chinese Xiù – 柳 (Liǔ) Willow

This mansion governs vegetation, sadness, tears, and suffering. It is unfavorable for everything. Not a good time to launch new projects, at the risk of losing your investments.

Dubhe, Alpha Ursae Majoris

Dubhe Star, Alpha Ursae Majoris []

Dubhe Star 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. [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]

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 and Mars), 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]

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 1°49′

Part of Fortune conjunct Dubhe: Guy de Maupassant 1°10′

Sun conjunct Dubhe: 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′, 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: 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: Amelia Earhart 1°06′, Henry VIII 1°25′, Roger Federer 1°27′ (and Sun), Alexis Arquette 1°48′

Venus conjunct Dubhe: Holly Parker 0°09′ (and Ascendant and Mars), Percy Bysshe Shelley 0°19′ (and Sun), Pierre Cardin 1°08′ (and Neptune), Tim Burton 2°07′ (and Uranus)

Mars conjunct Dubhe: Duke Alfred of Saxe-Coburg 0°19′, Holly Parker 0°25′ (and Ascendant and Venus), Hillary Clinton 0°27′ (and Pluto), Serena Williams 0°39′, Richard Kleindienst 0°44′, Billy Bob Thornton 0°51′, Alan Turing 1°23′, André the Giant 1°37′, Jim Jones 2°03′, Helen Keller 2°17′.

Jupiter conjunct Dubhe: Elizabeth Taylor 0°55′, Joe Rogan 1°19′, Ted Kennedy 1°29′

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

Uranus conjunct Dubhe: Tim Burton 1°19′ (and Venus), Winston Churchill 1°47′

Neptune conjunct Dubhe: Pierre Cardin 0°16′ (and Venus), Marie Antoinette 0°50′, Marcel Marceau 1°35′, 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′, 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′, Charles III 2°05′, Liz Greene 2°07′, O. J. Simpson 2°16′

North Node conjunct Dubhe: John Milton 1°07′, Robert De Niro 1°32′, Mick Jagger 1°37′

South Node conjunct Dubhe: Elon Musk 0°19′, The Weeknd 0°54′


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

Last Updated on January 31, 2023 by Jamie

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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