Fixed Star Hamal

Hamal at 07°40′ Taurus has an orb of 2°10′
Fixed Star Hamal

Aries Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Hamal on April 27

Fixed star Hamal, Alpha Arietis, is a single star on the forehead of the Ram, Aries Constellation the Ram. Magnitude 2.00, spectral type K1IIIb

The traditional name Hamal derives from the Arabic راس الحمل (rās al-ħamal) which means head of the ram.

Hamal is a giant star that may host an orbiting planet with a mass greater than Jupiter. Between 2000 and 100 BC, the apparent path of the Sun through the Earth’s sky placed it in Aries at the northern vernal equinox, the point in time marking the start of spring in the Northern Hemisphere. This is why most astrology columns in modern newspapers begin with Aries. While the vernal equinox has moved to Pisces since then due to the precession of the equinoxes, Hamal has remained in mind as a bright star near what was apparently an important place when people first studied the night sky.[1]

A yellow star situated in the forehead of the Ram and commonly known as the ram’s Following Horn. From Al Hamal, the Sheep. Symbolically called the Death Wound and often incorrectly named El Nath. [2]


Hamal Astrology

According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Mars and Saturn; and, to Alvidas, of Venus and Saturn. It causes violence, brutishness, cruelty and premeditated crime. [2]

a Arietis. A giant orange star, spectral class K2. This star imparts to its natives a sense of urgency, a drive to excel, to be successful, and negatively it causes violence, brutish acts, cruelty, cunningness, perverted tastes, romantic problems, domestic problems, bad morals. [7]

Hamal is the main star in the head of the Ram and is equivalent to an unfortunate Mars-Saturn combination. It appears Mars and Saturn are fighting each other for domination, and this influence could be a dangerous one in the material sphere. If connected closely otherwise, life may be repeatedly in danger; for example, if the native undertakes climbing or leaps into an abyss. If connected with beneficial stellar bodies, the influence of this star is lessened. If Mars or Venus are linked with Hamal, and if other factors are equally present, suffering connected with the love life or ill-treatment by sadism is indicated. [3]

Hamal, or Ar Ras Al Hamal, to use its full title, means The Head of the (male) sheep, and this characterizes well its meaning astrologically. The famous astronomer-astrologer Ptolemy devised planetary analogs for many stars so that he said Hamal has the qualities of Mars and Saturn together, Mars the more dominant. It is a good description of people with this star strong in their horoscopes – headstrong and often aggressive, yet potentially capable leaders and protectors of their community, all qualities of the ram. [4]

Hamal is an unfigured star above the head of the Ram. It is of the nature of Mars and can be indicative of violence. [5]

Hamal  rules the right side of the neck and the parathyroid gland. [6]

Constellation Aries

Aries portends events concerning sacred rites and the worship of God. It affects the conditions of the air and of the seasons and presages the results of these elements on things that grow, especially the new shoots or arboreal crops (e.g. grapes and figs). [5]

Hamal Star, Alpha Arietis

Hamal Star, Alpha Arietis []

Fixed Star Hamal Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Hamal: Charles Manson 1°31′

Midheaven conjunct Hamal: Marilyn Monroe 0°36′, Michael Moore 0°54′, Chris Brown 1°01′, Margot Robbie 2°03′, Andy Warhol 2°10′

Descendant conjunct Hamal: Hunter Schafer 0°10′, Sid Vicious 1°42′

Part of Fortune conjunct Hamal: Prince Andrew, Duke of York 0°02′, Joe Biden 0°14′, Niccolo Machiavelli 0°46′, Audrey Hepburn 1°22′, Kurt Cobain 1°22′

Sun conjunct Hamal: Dissipation, evil associates, loss and disgrace. [1]

High preferment in government affairs, writings, martial, and financial matters. The native is persistent, forges ahead, overcomes obstacles. Leadership qualities can be developed. These natives are very materialistic and negatively they can self destruct, become very inconsiderate of others, bring sorrows on themselves and their families. [7]

Rudolf Hess 0°07′, Marguerite de Navarre 0°18′, Jay Leno 0°28′, April Ashley 1°16′, Ulysses S. Grant 1°25′, Immanuel Kant 1°40′.

Moon conjunct Hamal: Patient, slow success through hard work, trouble through love affairs but favorable for marriage, marriage partner gains by business or speculation. [1]

These natives can become plodders, almost Slaves to their work and through careful planning they rise to the top of their profession. High preferment in business and legal matters. [7]

Zendaya 0°28′, MacKenzie Scott 1°16′ (and Venus, Saturn), Vespasian 1°42′, Monica Lewinsky 1°42′.

Mercury conjunct Hamal: Dull mind, many friends, great determination, tactful, greatly influenced by marriage partner. [1]

Generally these natives carefully chose their words, and are quite explicit in their conversations. They can be rather outspoken, at times to the annoyance of their audience. The native is able to get their ideas across. Determination and tactfulness are the keywords. Violence is possible. [7]

Julius Evola 0°19′, Kristen Stewart 0°46′

Venus conjunct Hamal: Handsome, quiet, envious, jealous, domestic trouble, ill-health to native or family. [1]

Suffering connected with the love life or ill-treatment by sadism. [3]

The native becomes envious of their capabilities, generally quite dauntless, brash, but very likeable. They may become quite complacent. This conjunction brings the possibility of romantic/domestic problems. [7]

Boy George 0°05′, Walt Whitman 0°09′, Anton LaVey 0°11′, Anne Frank 0°14′, Prince 0°′45, Novak Djokovic 0°56′, Otto von Bismarck 1°02′, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1°11′, Xi Jinping 1°42′, Salvador Dali 1°43′, MacKenzie Scott 2°05′ (and Moon, Saturn).

Venus conjunct Uranus conjunct Hamal: This would cause the breakdown of the tiniest tissue cells in the parathyroid so that the organ cannot keep itself purified. These individuals would notice sharp, tiny shooting pains passing through the parathyroid. The neck would tend to palpitate slightly, causing a nervous twitch and the person would consider it only a nervous condition. However, there would be a swelling of the parathyroid gland, and the person would elect to have it removed by surgery. This would not alleviate the problem since malfunctions would occur elsewhere in the body. [6]

Venus conjunct Hamal opposite Uranus: On this degree, the individual would feel slight, sharp pains in the parathyroid and a slight movement on the right side of the throat, especially when involved in social affairs. These pains would be increased when challenged by another over their opinion or set of values that cause a disagreement. [6]

Mars conjunct Hamal: Violence, criminal tendencies, influential position but final disgrace and ruin. [1]

Suffering connected with the love life or ill-treatment by sadism. [3]

Natives with this conjunction should exercise great caution not to get involved in intrigues, affairs that could lead to disastrous endings. Negatively these natives could resort to uncivilized acts, develop secret bad habits. Violence possible. [7]

Billy Joel 0°06′, M. C. Escher 1°03′, John Maynard Keynes 1°24′. 

Jupiter conjunct Hamal: Dissipated, hypocritical, legal or ecclesiastical preferment, loss by speculation. [1]

High preferment in legal, government, and all matters dealing with the public. Name and fame, good or bad is possible with this conjunction. Self destructive tendencies possible. [7]

Bruce Lee 0°41′

Saturn conjunct Hamal: Cautious, thoughtful, critical, sarcastic, materialistic, interested in geology or agriculture, some domestic happiness, favorable for gain. [1]

Franklin D. Roosevelt 0°04′, Gwen Stefani 0°07′, James Joyce 0°10′, Alexis Arquette 1°14′, MacKenzie Scott 1°40′ (and Moo, Venus).

Uranus conjunct Hamal: Pleasant, sympathetic, easily influenced, sensitive, strong passions, weak nature, mediumistic, drink or detrimental habits, many friends, love troubles, death under distressing circumstances. [1]

Kenneth Copeland 1°35′, Pope Francis I 0°51′, Vincent van Gogh 1°11′, Roy Orbison 1°23′.

Neptune conjunct Hamal: Strong character, firm, occult interests, mental disturbance at end of life, connected with societies, success in business connected with clothing or ornaments, success in dealing with the opposite sex, domestic harmony, accumulates wealth, sudden death. [1]

Mata Hari 0°37′, Joseph Stalin 1°17′, Albert Einstein 1°53′

Pluto conjunct Hamal: Nikola Tesla 0°06′, Theodore Roosevelt 0°56′, Sigmund Freud 1°12′, John Milton 1°57′.

North Node conjunct Hamal: Francisco Franco 0°10′, John Wayne Bobbitt 0°12′, J. Paul Getty 1°01′

South Node conjunct Hamal: Benito Mussolini 0°48′, Ellen DeGeneres 1°03′, Abraham Lincoln 1°56′, Charles Darwin 1°58′.


  1. Alpha Arietis – Wikipedia.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.170.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.19.
  4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.32.
  5. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.33.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.18.
  7. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.63-64.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

6 thoughts on “Fixed Star Hamal

  1. My DC is at 6 Taurus, so of course I’ve been cruelly treated in my lovelife. Consequently, I don’t really have one anymore. The effect unfortunately compounds with things like Sag Venus sq Pluto/Uranus in Virgo, sq Chiron in Pisces and opposing Atropos in Gemini. Love really is the most dangerous and the most painful thing in my life. The DC might also be expected to attract people who want to hurt me physically and indeed it has. Their kind is actually easier to deal with, all you need is some fighting skills and an attitude to match.

  2. Hamal(house 10) perfect trine with natal sun. New moon april 26 perfect trine ascendant, square natal sun and opposite natal mars. Next full moon, moon conunct nepptune(house 5). Next solar return, ascendent conjunct sun and mars conjunct sun. Is it good Janie?

    • Only conjunctions to fixed stars matter Migberr. But those aspects from the moon phases seem fine apart from the one activating your Sun square Mars. Make sure when calculating your solar return that you set it for your current location and try to use precession correction, especially is using the Ascendant like you have.

  3. what about Chiron conjunct Hamal
    In the 7th…how should I interpret this?

  4. I think Melania Trump has Hamal conj Sun, describes her hubby very well.

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