Fixed Star Sheratan

Sheratan at 03°58′ Taurus has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Sheratan

Aries Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Sheratan on April 23

Fixed star Sheratan, Beta Arietis, is a 3.7 magnitude binary, pearly white star in the right horn of the Ram, Aries Constellation. The traditional name Sheratan is from the Arabic الشراطان (aš-šarāţān) which means the two signs, a reference to the star having marked the northern vernal equinox together with Mesarthim, Gamma Arietis several thousand years ago.


Fixed Star Sheratan Astrology

Fixed star Sheratan is of the nature of Mars and Saturn (malicious, thieving, merciless, fiendish, repulsive, liar, accidents, violent death.) It causes bodily injuries, unscrupulous defeat, destruction by fire, war or earthquake. [1]

The native can be endowed with honors, unexpected gains, good fortune, wealth, leadership ability. On the negative side, the native could be subject to accidents, fiendishness, meanness, immoral behavior, mercilessness. [7]

El-Sheratain in close conjunction with Gamma Arietis, Mesarthim, both in the left Horn of the Ram, combine Martian and Saturnian powers, and this makes their nature into a violent one. In relative connections, danger is indicated when acting impulsively and in a foolhardy fashion. [2]

Sheratan, from Al Sharat, The Sign, was the marker of the vernal Equinox at the date it was so named, so that is what is ‘signed’. In Ptolemy’s list, it is another Mars-Saturn type, and it does indeed show similar qualities in people to those of Hamal. [3]

Sharatan and Sheratan are from Arabic Al Sharatain, the dual form of Al Sharat, a Sign, referring to this and gamma (γ Mesarthim), the third star in the head, as a sign of the opening year; Sheratan (β) having marked the vernal equinox in the days of Hipparchus (c.190 – c.125 BC), about the time when these stars were named. [4]

Mesarthim and Sheratan are in the horns of the Ram. They have a spectra that would indicate a Venusian nature. Mesarthim marked the beginning of Aries, and the vernal equinox in the days of Hipparchus when the twelve signs of the zodiac were finally given their present designation. [5]

Sheratan star rules the throat and the connection between the throat and the head and the tonsils of the human body. [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]

1st Arabic Manzil – Al-Sharatain

Causes discords and journeys.

With Moon: Buy cattle, plant and take voyages.

16th Chinese Xiù – 婁 (Lóu) Bond

The rites and sacrifices of harvest. A general theme of thanksgiving. This Chinese lunar mansion governs harvest, feasting, gatherings, choirs, and orchestras. It is a good day for feasting and gatherings, construction, the digging of trenches, opening of watercourses, and unveiling monuments.

Weddings arranged on this day will produce children that will bring wealth to the family. Associated with friendship, pleasures, harmony, wealth, good health and longevity.

Sheratan Star, Beta Arietis

Sheratan Beta Arietis (below) Mesarthim (above)[]

Fixed Star Sheratan Conjunction

Ascendant conjunct Sheratan: Serena Williams 0°32′, Percy Bysshe Shelley 0°33′ (and Saturn), Amelia Earhart 0°58′, Nikola Tesla 1°25′, Liza Minnelli 1°53′

Midheaven conjunct Sheratan: Military preferment but final disgrace. [1]

Johnny Depp 0°05′, Robert Downey Jr. 0°07′, Andy Warhol 1°31′

Descendant conjunct Sheratan: Vladimir Putin 0°08′, Mel B 0°15′, Caitlyn Jenner 0°28′, Uri Geller 1°01′, Paul Cézanne 1°05′, Sid Vicious 1°58′

Part of Fortune conjunct Sheratan: Sarah, Duchess of York 0°09′, Martin Scorsese 0°10′, Boy George 0°18′, O. J. Simpson 0°22′, Billie Eilish 0°58′, April Ashley 1°14′ (and Uranus).

Sun conjunct Sheratan: Preferment in sports, scientific and public matters, government affairs. Native will exhibit a tendency to dominate situations, and with the right direction the native can create a name and fame for themselves. In more negative nativities the tendency to dominate will bring problems, and possibly turbulence and legal problems. A possibility of lasting difficulties. [7]

Timothy McVeigh 0°04′ (and Mercury), Michael Moore 0°18′, Roy Orbison 0°28′, Adolf Hitler 1°36′, Amber Heard 1°56′

Moon conjunct Sheratan: Will develop a tendency to dominate, and most such natives will have an outstanding personality, attract attention for good or for evil through their activities. Such natives could be considered drivers as they will tend to push their way or bluff their way through any situation. Public preferment is indicated. Turbulence is possible. [7]

Bill Maher 0°54′, Bobby Fischer 1°04′, Imelda Marcos 1°50′, Vespasian 1°56′. 

Mercury conjunct Sheratan: If well-aspect, is mentally active and can develop leadership ability. Unexpected gains possible.

With challenging aspects, could have a tendency towards either illegal activities or activities of a questionable nature and the end results could be losses and/or legal involvement. [7]

Linda Goodman 0°18′, Jim Jones 0°35′, Marshall Applewhite 1°07′, Nigel Farage 1°09′, MacKenzie Scott 1°12′ (and Venus), Anton LaVey 1°37′ (and N.Node), Timothy McVeigh 1°40′ (and Sun)

Venus conjunct Sheratan: On the surface these natives can appear to be quite placid, however, they can be quite blunt and outspoken if necessary. [7]

John Wayne Bobbitt 0°23′, Cecilia Bartoli 0°33′, MacKenzie Scott 1°36′ (and Mercury), Michelangelo 1°57′, Salvador Dali 1°57′

Mars conjunct Sheratan: If well-aspected, can develop leadership ability, gain some prominence in their career.

With challenging aspects, the native will tend to force issues, they can attract public attention through involvement in actions that could also involve turbulence. These natives can be the perpetrators, minor participant or recipient of such turbulent acts. Exercise of self control necessary! [7]

This causes inflammation of the throat area, particularly the tonsils. they would experience severe inflammations and infections connected with the tonsils, far more often than would be considered normal. These are persons who would develop blisters and swollen tonsils, and would try surgery to correct the problem. This would not correct the problem since it would manifest in other areas, such as tremors, high fevers and other malfunctions. Alleviation of this imbalance could be found through spiritual means which could neutralize this negative energy, it would not be easy nor would it be rapid, but Self-love is the key here. In order to love others, they must love themselves; and in order to love self, they must find what they most dislike about themselves. [6]

Muhammad Ali 0°06′, Marguerite de Navarre 0°27′, Dave Chappelle 0°58′, Celine Dion 1°30′

Jupiter conjunct Sheratan: If well-aspected, this conjunction can bring the native fame, with a rather cautious overtone. The native could be subjected to accusations, true or false, some bordering on the scandalous, and in the more negative nativities, the native will be subjected to turbulence. There can be high preferment in government, legal business matters and other affairs dealing with the public. Possible legal entanglements. [7]

Martin Luther King 1°48′

Saturn conjunct Sheratan: These individuals would have difficulty in swallowing, particularly if Saturn and Mars are conjunct at this point. There is a difficulty with the muscles when swallowing as the timing would be off. As these persons eat, the tendency would be for them to swallow the food before the muscles in the throat react. They must pay strict attention when eating, particularly under stress, excitement, or carrying on a conversation at the table. [6]

Ulysses S. Grant 0°48′, Percy Bysshe Shelley 1°03′ (and AC), Josef Mengele 1°26′, Tucker Carlson 1°27′.

Uranus conjunct Sheratan: Woody Allen 0°53′, April Ashley 1°14′ (and POF)

Neptune conjunct Sheratan: Frederick the Great 0°12′, Edgar Cayce 1°24′

Pluto conjunct Sheratan: Vincent van Gogh 1°08′, John Milton 1°44′.

North Node conjunct Sheratan: Martin Luther 0°30′, Charles III 0°40′, Clint Eastwood 0°47′, Rolf Harris 1°18′, Joe Rogan 1°57′.

South Node conjunct Sheratan: Nancy Spungen 0°33′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.208.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.6.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.32.
  4. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.81.
  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.17.
  7. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.61-63.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

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