Fixed Star Facies

Facies is at 08°18′ Capricorn with an orb of 1°00′
Fixed Star Facies

Sagittarius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Facies on December 30

Fixed star Facies is a globular cluster in the face of the Archer, constellation Sagittarius. Known as Messier 22 (M22) and NGC 6656. With a magnitude of 5.1, it is one of the brightest globulars in the night sky. It contains two black holes and is one of only four globulars of our galaxy known to contain a planetary nebula.


03 ♑ 13
06 ♑ 19
08 ♑ 18
12 ♑ 23
13 ♑ 38

Fixed Star

Kaus Borealis



Facies Astrology

FACIES. 22 M Sagittarii. The nebula in the Archer’s Face. It is of the nature of the Sun and Mars and causes blindness, defective sight, sickness, accidents and a violent death. [1]

FACIES. 22 M Sagittarii. One of the bright open star clusters and nebulae. This star creates violence, eyesight problems, losses, overreaction, fearlessness, warlike skills, leadership ability, and chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness. [5]

Fixed star Facies keywords: Driven, focused, fearless, outspoken, groundbreaking, prolific, productive, profound, influential, weak eyesight, powerful insight, in your face, gritty, dark.

Astrologers have generally considered Facies to have an unfortunate influence, but that is not the whole story. Being in the constellation Sagittarius, Facies has a Jupiter nature, giving interest in religion, politics, philosophy, travel, and expressing the self through publishing or producing something, literature or film. This dense star cluster also manifests Pluto’s nature, which gives a psychological, probing, intense, profound nature, with some association with the dark side of life.

There is some justification for the association with violence, but this does not necessarily mean these people are violent or are subject to violence. The Sun-Mars nature (according to Robson), is more likely to manifest as an extraordinarily driven and hardworking person who never gives up work till they drop. They seem to relate or delve deeply to question and understand humanity’s darker nature. There does seem to be a Jupiter-Pluto influence, affecting personal philosophy and how these people express themselves through words, images, and symbolism. The expression is profound and leaves a lasting impression on others.

“Much blamed for accidents and broken limbs and so on. The Latin name is from the verb Facere, to make or do something, and it is often said to portend accidents due to the victim’s own careless actions. Naturally, there is a positive side to Facies, it symbolizes well that kind of Sagittarian who goes out to climb mountains, race cars, enter the ski-jump team or the Grand National steeplechase, making it right to the top and no doubt breaking a few bones along the way. On the more philosophical side, it will mark those who must see their outlook and beliefs carried into practical effect somewhere, so that they go out on missions, set up their own churches and centers engage in good works of famine or refugee relief, and so on. Inevitably they get hurt at times, but perhaps find compensation in the value of their works.” [2]

“represents the penetrating stare of a lethal weapon. It is one of the most difficult, and possibly the most violent, objects in the heavens. It gives a penetration of action that has no regard for others…Facies in a chart will indicate that the planet it touches will be very focused and driven…the push to achieve goals and aims may well become ruthless.” [3]

Fixed star Facies rules the inside of the left knee. [4]

Constellation Sagittarius

Sagittarius was the House of Jupiter, that planet having appeared here at the Creation, although this honor was shared by Aquarius and Leo. Nor did Jupiter monopolize its possession, for it also was the domicile of Diana. Thus the constellation was known as Dianae Sidus. It inclined to fruitfulness, a character assigned to it as far back as the Babylonian inscriptions; and was a fortunate sign. Yellow was the color attributed to it, or the peculiar green sanguine.

It is a fortunate and fruitful constellation indicating events pertaining to kings or a large portion of humanity. Ptolemy states: “The stars at the point of the arrow have an effect like that of Mars and the Moon; those on the bow and at the grip of the hand like that of Jupiter and Mars; the cluster in the forehead like that of the Sun and Mars; those in the cloak and in the back resemble Jupiter, and to a lesser degree like Mercury; the stars in the feet have a nature akin to that of Jupiter and Saturn; and the quadrangle upon the tail like Venus, and to a lesser degree like Saturn.” [2]

Facies Star, M22 Sagittarius

Messier 22, M22, NGC 6656 []

Fixed Star Facies Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Facies: Ian Frazer 0°00’, Robert Lindsay 0°01’, Francis Ford Coppola 0°02’, Zenouska Mowatt 0°04’ (and Uranus), Roberta Close 0°05’, Willie Mays 0°06’, Martin Greif 0°06’, Erica Dahm 0°07’ (and Mercury), Nate Silver 0°12′, James Joyce 0°13′, Tippi Hedren 0°17’, Franz Kleffner 0°17’, Charles Hernu 0°19’, Jeff Fenech 0°20’, Mark Hamill 0°21’, Barbara Bush (1981) 0°24’, Adair Lara 0°26’, Ralph Abernathy 0°296’, Brenda Frazier 0°30’, Kaitlyn Dever 0°30’, Charlotte Sartre 0°31’, Lucy Pond 0°31’, Dick Jones 0°33’, Prince Henrik of Denmark 0°35’, Hans Fritzche 0°38’, Drake Bell 0°45’, Dolly Sinatra 0°45’, Jeremy Silman 0°48’, Iris Berben 0°51’, Ernie Pyle 0°59’.

Midheaven conjunct Facies: John Lennon 0°20′, Nathaniel Bar-Jonah 0°22′, Robert O. Anderson 0°34′, James Dean 0°49′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Facies: Anthony Hopkins 0°00′, Arthur Koestler 0°30′, Zoë Kravitz 0°33′ (and Neptune).

Sun conjunct Facies: High preferment in matters dealing with public affairs. These natives have an inner drive to be first in their business or profession. There is always danger lurking for these natives at the end of the road. This can exhibit itself as eyesight problems, violence, self-destruction, or chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness. Natives with this conjunction should exercise caution not to get involved in intrigues and improper situations. [5]

Jon Voight 0°07′, Tycho Brahe 0°08′ (and Mercury), Nostradamus 0°14′ (DD), Billy Tipton 0°20′, Lilly Wachowski 0°53′ (and Mercury), Tiger Woods 0°59′, Henry IV of France 1°01′ (and Mercury).

Moon conjunct Facies: The native can rise to a high position, but subjected to severe losses, harassment, violence, self-destruction. Natives with this conjunction are ingenious, can foster or promote or deal in unpopular ideas or ideas ahead of their time. [5]

Adolf Hitler 0°07′ (and Jupiter), Sheena Easton 0°07′ (and Saturn), Patsy Cline 0°07′, Lucille Ball 0°17′, Alain Ducasse 0°21′, Jaden Smith 0°23′, Coccinelle 0°27′, Athol Rusden 0°28′, Terry Fox 0°29′, Rosa Bonheur 0°33′ (and Uranus, Neptune), Dmitri Shostakovich 0°35′, Miss Cleo 0°39′.

Mercury conjunct Facies: The native is fearless, has ‘warlike’ skills, can be somewhat intolerant of others, generally not openly expressed. These natives can be vindictive, conduct ‘behind the scenes’ operations. [5]

Denzel Washington 0°10′, Orlando Bloom 0°17′ (and Mars), Jon Vincent 0°20′, William Bonin 0°23′, Don Johnson 0°25′, Mariska Hargitay 0°26′, Erica Dahm 0°33’ (and AC), Rip Taylor 0°34′, Dennis Cooper 0°36′, David Bowie 0°38′, Lilly Wachowski 0°39′ (and Sun), Sam Cooke 0°41′, Giorgia Meloni 0°41′, Alexander Scriabin 0°42′, Lloyd Bridges 0°53′, Paul Cézanne 0°54′, Rajineesh 0°57′, Christian Dior 0°58′, Tycho Brahe 1°33′ (and Sun), Henry IV of France 1°46′ (and Sun).

Venus conjunct Facies: These natives are not ‘warm’ people, they do not openly express affection, but rather tend to present or give a cold detached nature. They can be very sociable, very agreeable, unless aroused, but are never really close to anyone. There is the possibility of overreaction towards situations, people. There is also the tendency towards losing interest rather easily. [5]

Mars conjunct Facies (2° orb): This position causes a deterioration of the bone next to the cartilage, and the cartilage (inside the left knee.) It is a fiery energy that literally dissolves the cartilage. This occurs very slowly, but a redness around the knee area would ultimately be noticed by the individual. Exercise would be very important to these natives, preferably knee-bending exercises so that the energy flow in this area is kept moving instead of expanding in this part of the body. If the energy does not have an outlet, then a stiffness in the joint occurs and the tissues deteriorate. When the redness appears, a cool pack at this point will greatly help, as well as applying mint herbs or parsley directly on the area. At intervals of three times per week, an application of mineral oil on the knee, upper leg and down to the ankle would greatly help this condition. [4]

Gwen Stefani 0°07′, Orlando Bloom 1°18′ (and Mercury), Billy Tipton 1°40′.

Sun and Mars conjunct Facies: This point would cause blindness through an accident. Mars alone at this point would not cause defective vision or blindness, but with this conjunction, the opportunity for contacting a jumping flame that would affect the eyes is very prevalent. [4]

Billy Tipton (0°20′ + 1°40′).

Jupiter conjunct Facies: Khloé Kardashian 0°10′, Katy Perry 0°16′, Dwayne Johnson 0°18′, Zendaya 0°26′, Jawaharlal Nehru 0°44′, Adolf Hitler 1°29′ (and Moon).

Saturn conjunct Facies (3° orb): These natives have problems with the knee even at an early age. It is the cartilage that is the problem at this point, as it lacks the tissue to absorb shock. The result is an inflexible knee joint with stiffness so that these persons would not be able to run to any extent. This problem can be greatly alleviated by the application of both warm and cool packs for 15 minutes, twice per day. The warm pack should be applied first for three minutes; cool pack for three minutes, with the final application ending with a warm pack. A diet of leafy greens and raw vegetables would also help control the problem. [4]

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 0°00’, Sheena Easton 0°46′ (and Moon).

Uranus conjunct Facies: The Weeknd 0°07′, Francis Galton 0°21′ (and Neptune), Rosa Bonheur 0°33′ (and Moon, Neptune), Margot Robbie 0°40′, Zenouska Mowatt 0°41’ (and AC). 

Neptune conjunct Facies: Conor McGregor 0°18′, Novak Djokovic 0°35′, Zoë Kravitz 0°39′ (and POF), Ulysses S. Grant 0°40′, Rosa Bonheur 0°41′ (and Moon, Uranus), Francis Galton 1°13′ (and Uranus).

North Node conjunct Facies: Helen Keller 0°07′, Roy Orbison 0°31′, Edwin Castro 0°41′.

South Node conjunct Facies: Ilhan Omar 0°31′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.165.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.94-95.
  3. Brady’s Book of Fixed Stars, Bernadette Brady, 1998, p.299.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.122-123.
  5. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.185-186.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

30 thoughts on “Fixed Star Facies

    • Because this is such a faint star I would want to know exactly the degree and year. If Alhena was rising then that would have a much greater influence. Also a much greater influence for you right now will be Pluto on your DC, and Uranus square it. Not easy for you I bet.

      • Hi Jamie,


        Facies is on 7°, 43´, 26″, on my 6th house, in Capricorn. Two grades away from the DC. And Alhina is not rising. It is in the opp. side, in Cancer, 2°, 53´, 56″, still in my 12th, 4° away from my 1st. Year is 57.

        Yes, Jamie! and if I take into consideration Saturn restrictions opps sun and venus, and quadrate the ascendant (now, not so much)… I feel already tired!

        (making my savings to get your readings soon!).


  1. On my Ascendant 8′ 17.39
    I have always known I will go suddenly.

    • I have this feeling for different reasons. After many years nursing in aged care, I’d rather go quickly myself. Whether we are accurate in our premonitions or not, I find it does give a sense of exhilaration and willingness to experience as much in this life as possible.

  2. it’s conj my merc within 4 minutes.. in my 12th/ whole sign

  3. I have a close friend with Mars dead on this. He is a really peaceful, creative(VERY dark) make love not war sort of chap (Fomalhaut Sun), but maybe this explains why, when he’s had a few, he becomes uncontrollable and picks verbal fights with policemen and other guys bigger than him! He took on a helicopter once. It’s sometimes funny but he was starting to scare me.

  4. Born in 1982 my Sun (Cap 8°09’54) is in close conjunction with facies (and Ceres)

    Not into violence at all, I can not even stand watching horror movies but I do have recurring violent dreams.

    The Pluto-Jupiter theme is highlighted in my natal chart by other aspects so I cannot be objective to that. The Mars-Pluto nature is evident, in a subtle way, by being able to understand other peoples’ motives and incentives in order to adjust my attitude towards them (a useful skill in combat and professional life I guess..)

    Those keywords towards the end sum-it up pretty well.

  5. do u analyze new born chart. my daughter is in special care unit in hospital, she has flopiness , feeding problems, doctors didnt tell us any significant answer , tests r going on. i want to know abt her longetivity and whether she has genetic problems, or she is normal? her birth data is 12 july 2012 10:34 am birmingham UK thanx

  6. Dear Jamie and Marina,

    Your article about fixed star Facies is very informative to me.

    Aspected with an orb of 39 minutes, my natal Jupiter and natal Facies are in conjunction.

    A two-year cathartic transit of Pluto conjunct my natal Jupiter and natal Facies has reached its final stage.

    My expanding awareness of the spiritual human experience has an alleviatory effect on me.

    Thank you both for sharing your valuable insights.

    In Gratitude,


    Natal Jupiter 7°17′ Capricorn
    Natal Facies 7°56′ Capricorn

    Natal Data
    Maurits, Man, Born on Monday, 13 November 1972,
    in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4e54, 52n22
    Time 5:13 p.m
    Univ.Time 16:13
    Sid. Time 20:04:05

  7. My moon is at 9 degrees capricorn but with me facies manifests in my dreams .. always dream of aerial crashes that come to pass including 9/11..

  8. Is there an ephemeris for the Fixed Stars? How do I know where they are transiting?

  9. My asc is 8 cap but I have never thought I was ‘going’ in a violent way. I was born 11/30/48. I see this as a time of building and increasing philosophical depth. I guess I do cast a jaundiced eye on things but am trying to stick with the joy of divine reality. Any comments appreciated!!!

  10. I will let you know what happens I have Saturn Square Pluto @ 8 degrees Capricorn in second hous

  11. interesting, this influence is in conjunction with my north node.
    Went to an eye doctor once, he said I haid the eye-vision of a hawk.
    Later, when I was at my cabin, I decided to trim my hair and suddenly the tip of the scissor touched my right eye. Thank God it went okay, I hope 😛

  12. I have 2 planets in 8 degree of Cap – Mars AND Mercury. They fall on my 10 house so I also am a Mars raising . Mars in Essence represents ME and Mercury all things Mercury – Communication, Thought. These two form a Sextile with my Saturn at 15 Degrees in Leo. 15 degrees is a CUSP between 5th and 6th houses. SO… We can say blindness or deafness (I’m neither) or not being to conceive and instead focusing on my career.
    I actually study astrology right now and in many murder victims, the women victims had their Venus at 8 degree Cap.

    I want you to know that in my case, the year I was born Facies was NOT yet in 8 Cap.
    And also the year the previous poster was born it wasn’t either .

    Can we say we missed it by a hair?
    Or, is there still risk?
    If I get blind I will find a way to let u know. If I get violently murdered, well… I will ask the killer to write you a report

  13. The unfortunate Reeva Steenkamp, shot gf of Oscar Pistorius had Facies conjunct her natal moon. At her time of death, tr PLuto was conj her Moon and Facies.
    She definitely has a chilling stare in some of her pictures – sort of blank eyes – she also broke her back riding, has sufffered a violent death etc

  14. I think Facies is involved in today’s shootings at the Washington DC ship yard. It is just over now, but much is unclear. Scary star/nebula.

  15. My AC is 7.01 Capricorn. Out of orb, but can relate to the keywords.
    Apart from the weak eye sight. I’m driven on this subject too, as I’ve been doing eye exercises for a long time as I refuse to wear glasses 😉
    I’m not a scared person at all and I can react quite dry and powerful when faced with danger from other people.
    But no accidents.
    And I’m not aggressive myself at all (Pisces sun, Sag moon, strong outer planets)

    • Hmmmm, not being totally honest here…. I can be FURIOUS at times! 🙂 But it usually blows over real quick and I’m definitely not a danger to others

  16. hmm, interesting. facies is conjunct my moon (at 8.55). Which makes me nervous! interestingly I do have eye problems. My soft contact prescription is at -12.0, very terrible. My chart has a strong Mars, Jupiter, Pluto already. (Mars and Jupiter in Grand trine with my Moon, and Pluto is sextile Mars and Moon – everything is connected).

    I am not violent but have been called intense. Hope there’s no violent accidents in my future, ha. Am working on being prolific and driven! Will try to integrate this into my overall understanding of my chart. Thanks.

  17. Facies is all over the malaysian flight 777 disappearance. It is conjunct pluto in the first house oat the time of the last transmission at 2:15 am from the plane. can you analyse the chart of the disappearance using fixed stars. I have included zosma, unkalhai, and facies which are all hitting important points in the chart.

  18. I have Facies closely conjunct AC, within a 20 minute orb. I also have 10th house Pluto square A.C, & Uranus & Mercury closely sextile A.C.
    I also have 10H Pluto at the exact midpoint of my M.C & Uranus

    When Pluto crossed my A.C 2 yrs ago [And was squaring my natal Pluto] all hell broke loose unexpectedly. I ended up fighting corruption at a high level in the finance scene & dealing with manipulation by big business of the justice system & the police amongst other things. I also ended up with goons breaking into my house & attacking me. It was a real eye opener about how systems of governance can be easily manipulated by big money. I lost millions of dollars of assets in the carnage but have learnt some profound lessons. I’ve come out the other side [substantially poorer!] but feeling clear headed, very driven & set free.

    I do wonder how much of my recent experience has been influenced by Facies….

  19. This is very funny. I have actaually always had problems with my left knee! Both knees are stiff, but the left one has had the most injurys. And so I find I have Saturn right on top of Facies!

  20. My son like me has Saturn conjucted Facies. When Saturn transited his twelve house and conjucted moon and mars he broke the tibia in a transversal way right under the knee jumping on a trampolín.

  21. I have facies on my mars. I am 37. I had never had a problem with my knees. although i have kyphosis

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