Sirius Star – Sparkling

Sirius is at 14°05′ Cancer with an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Sirius Star Astrology

Canis Major Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Sirius on July 5

Fixed star Sirius, Alpha Canis Majoris, is a brilliant white and yellow star, the brightest star in the sky. It is positioned in the neck of Canis Major, the Greater Dog.

The naming of the fixed star Sirius, the Dog-star, derives from the Greek Σείριος Seirios, (Sparking, Scorching). In Egypt it was Sothis, and is depicted with Jupiter in the Dendera Zodiac, as Jupiter was conjunct Sirius during the solar eclipse of 51 BC, the day that Cleopatra’s father died. The ancient Egyptian calendar was based on lunar cycles of around 30 days and on the helical rising of the fixed star Sirius.


05 ♋ 18
09 ♋ 06
14 ♋ 05
14 ♋ 58
18 ♋ 31

Fixed Star

Tejat Posterior



Sirius Star Astrology

Fixed star Sirius is of the nature of Jupiter and Mars. It gives honor, renown, wealth, ardor, faithfulness, devotion, passion and resentment, and makes its natives custodians, curators and guardians. It also gives danger of dog bites, and two examples of this effect will be found under Procyon.

Sirius - Agrippa.png  Sirius is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a hound or a little virgin. It gives honor, the goodwill and favor of men and the airy spirits, and the power to pacify nobles and others. Rules beryl, savine, mugwort, draginwort and the tongue of a snake. [1]

Well connected, it promises fame, honors and riches. On the Ascendant and with Mars combined, Sirius can be quite dangerous, pushing ahead with too much ambition is then seen, resulting in dangers by injuries or attempts on the native’s life. According to tradition, Sirius will give a famous death with honors beyond the grave, if positioned in the 8th house. In good aspect with Mars and Jupiter and close to the MC, promise is given of gaining extensive wealth, a lucky hand in commercial enterprise or matters of government. This star so placed is most excellent for military, lawyers and civil servants. Sirius in conjunction with the Sun and well placed in the chart will be found to be the case with numerous important and famous personalities. Possibly, the rise in station is made possible by protection from people of influence. [2]

Sirius marks immense creative talents in any field at all with ‘only’ the warning tjat here may be more inner power than can be safely managed. Harshly aspected it can show a psychotic person truly a menace to himself and the community, but in better condition we have here the star of the truly Great figures in every field of human endeavor. [3]

Sirius (our English “Sir” is derived from this word) was, by the ancients, always associated with great heat. And the hottest part of the year we still call “the dog days,” though, through the variation as observed in different latitudes, and the precession of the equinoxes, its rising has long ceased to have any relation to those days. Virgil says that Sirius “With pestilential heat infects the sky.”

Homer spoke of it as a star “Whose burning breath, Taints the red air with fevers, plagues, and death.” It is not, however, of its heat that its name speaks, but of the fact that it is the brightest of all the stars, as He of whom it witnesses is the “Prince of princes,” “the Prince of the Kings of the earth.”

Though this “Dog-Star” came to have an ill-omened association, it was not so in more ancient times. In the ancient Akkadian it is called Kasista, which means the Leader and Prince of the heavenly host. While (as Mr. Robert Brown, Jr, points out) “the Sacred Books of Persia contain many praises for the star Tistrya or Tistar (Sirius), ‘the chieftain of the East.'” (Euphratean Stellar Researches).  [4]

Sirius rules the nipple of the right breast in the human body. [5]

Sirius Star, Alpha Canis Majoris

Sirius Star, Alpha Canis Majoris []

Sirius Star Conjunctions

Midheaven conjunct Sirius: High office under Government giving great profit and reputation. [1]

Sun conjunct Sirius: Success in business, occupation connected with metals or other martial affairs, domestic harmony. If rising or culminating, kingly preferment. [1]

Moon conjunct Sirius: Success in business, influential friends of opposite sex, favorable for the father, good health, beneficial changes in home or business. If a malefic be with Scheat, death by fiery cutting weapons or from beasts. If Saturn be with the Moon, death by wild beasts or soldiers. [1]

Mercury conjunct Sirius: Great business success, help through influential people, worries unnecessarily, associated with the Church, physical defect through accident. [1]

Venus conjunct Sirius: Ease, comfort and luxury, extravagant, gain by inheritance. [1]

Mars conjunct Sirius: Courageous, generous, military preferment, work in connection with metals. [1]

Mars conjunct Saturn conjunct Sirius: These are persons who extend their ego into their children’s actions one day, and the next day, withdraw their support for what their children may be doing so that there would be an ego change back and forth. This affects the hormones on the diaphragm causing and overactive and underactive energy flow, so that the person feels energetic at times and ready to collapse at other times. Ultimately, a total restriction of energy would result, causing them to feel extremely tired. Consumption of oranges helps to balance the energy and oranges should be an important part of the diet. [5]

Jupiter conjunct Sirius: Business success, journeys, help from relatives, ecclesiastical preferment. [1]

This point develops large family ties for these individuals. It keeps them tied to the family circle, including all the relatives. They are generally born into a large family, and all those in the family circle are also interested in the large families themselves. Great emotional ties are developed so that whatever happens to one affects them all, and all respond with exaggerated emotions. [5]

Saturn conjunct Sirius: Steady, reserved, diplomatic, just, persevering, high position through friends, favorable for home, gifts and legacies, domestic harmony. [1]

There are difficulties in raising children with this energy point. There would be a coldness towards the children with little or no emotional attachment. They take care of their children but they do not display warmth in their relationship. This causes a restriction in the digestive juices in the stomach that leads to bloating. To alleviate this problem, these persons should chew celery before or after a meal as celery stimulates the digestive process. [5]

Uranus conjunct Sirius: Gain and prominence in Uranian matters, help from influential friends, gain through harmonious marriage, especially if male, sudden death. [1]

This is not extremely difficult. It causes slight, sharp pains on the right side of the chest. They usually have many health checkups from the fear that they may be having heart problems but they are just wasting their time and money. It is merely an energy flow problem where the energy is restricted at times. These persons are usually misdiagnosed as having heart trouble and are put on restrictive diets so as to avoid cholesterol buildup and so forth. [5]

Neptune conjunct Sirius: Intuition, occult interests, religious, good organizing ability, success in mercantile pursuits, banks or corporations, many influential friends, favorable for gain and domestic matters, natural death. [1]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.34, 208, 235.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.38.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.149.
4. The Witness of the Stars, E. W. Bullinger, 34. Canis Major (the Dog).
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.46.
6. Manilius, Astronomica, 1st century AD, book 1, p.34-37.

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

62 thoughts on “Sirius Star – Sparkling

  1. What about it conjunct the IC? I have my IC weirdly enough exactly at 14’05 Cancer. Chiron is at 13’12 cancer

    • Perhaps well bred or born into a wealthy or successful family. A caring and loyal family. This may only apply to one specific parent. Chiron there is a bit weird and suggests some karmic pain linked to the family or ancestors. Maybe some tragedy affecting a whole generation. If linked to Pluto then even a genetic disorder.

      • I was born into I think a lucky and wealthy family. I do have Pluto at 12’32 in Scorpio actually, don’t know if that’s strong enough. I only knew about Chiron there before. Do you think it could represent bringing the two ancestor sides together?
        Opposite the MC, will it affect my career or not at all?

        • I also have Jupiter widely conjunct at 3 Cancer and I thought that was too wide but reading the description it kind of fits too with the family ties theme

        • You definitely have Pluto sextile MC and this is good for both a promising career and higher development of family ties.

          Fixed stars only work in conjunction so your MC is not affected by Sirius, but the fixed star Vega.

    • The I.C/ nadir not only applies to ancestry matters but in applying fixed stars to a natal chart it also represents the end of the matter, end of life, life work we are remembered for. Any star conjunct the i.c will manifest its energy in old age & hidden. Think of roots of a tree or plant; they are buried beneath. Also Sirius is a very hot star & it’s energy provided must find an outlet or it “burns”. So maybe there is a “burning” issue that lies at the root of a family problem or has been inherited. It may affect you more consciously or be perceived by you on a more conscious level than the rest of your family. You may feel either an inner wounding from such which you may hide or it may take many years to realize a buried wounding within you.either way chiron being the wounded healer, may have picked you out of your family & assigned you the task of bringing the issue out into consciousness for healing for the family. Maybe because you feel it more deeply I don’t know. Maybe there is no family issues but instead in your latter years you get involved with some kind of healing field of work in which you have an opportunity to be well known for either among your family or community, or status. Cancer is a nurturing sign it may be a healing career either of a cancerian or Capricornic nature. With sirius being such a powerful star in our universe, the effort applied could bring gain for good or I’ll much greater than you’d expect. So for best results have a PURE UNSELFISH intention /effort rather than a selfish one or the result could get you ” burned”. Just a thought take it or leave it.

  2. My natal Sun is conjunct Sirius.

    I was wondering if anyone knows what the interpretation means when it states in the ‘Sun conjunct Sirius’ section:
    “If rising or culminating, kingly preferment.” ?

    I have researched the matter a bit because I see it in other interpretations as well. Yet, I do not understand what the ‘Rising’ and ‘Culminating’ can possibly mean. Since there are very few sources on fixed star interpretations besides the book cited on this website, I am stuck.

    Could ‘Rising’ mean positioned at the beginning of the orb, and ‘Culminating’ mean towards the end of the orb, sort of like a cusp at the beginning and end of the orb?

    But there is also very little information about the orb of the fixed stars, and from what I have gathered in my research, a 2’40 degree orb for the brightest star in the sky (Sirius) is radically underestimating its astrological influence. It seems that up to 6 degrees may exert a sizeable influence, but the orb is certainly greater than 2’40 degrees. Since this is the case, it would be difficult to determine what ‘Rising’ and ‘Culminating’ mean in the context of a fixed star, since the exact orb is up for debate.

    Can anyone well-versed in medieval astrological vernacular help me out on this one?

  3. ohhh about the metal.. i recieve msgs about the metal a while ago hehe cool.. thanks 🙂

  4. Hi Jamie, would you say i have Sirius conjunct the ascendant if it is 3 degree’s apart in the 12th house?
    If so, what would be your interpretation of Sirius rising?

    Cheers 🙂

  5. Hello! I have a Sirius conjunct Descendant/ opposite Ascendant exact (orb 0 04”). I was wrapping my head about the possible meanings of that. Is it about a partner who’s known? Attraction towards ” famous” people?
    Thank you!

    • Yes, could be. The DC can also be seen as you inner man (for a woman) or inner woman (for a man), or what you ideally want in a partner, if not exactly what you get in a partner. It could also mean that you partnerships, intimate and business, are very successful. Also, think about the general influence of Sirius as “custodians, curators and guardians”.

  6. I have Sirius conjunct my MC, which is exactly trine to Jupiter in Pisces. Interestingly when Pluto opposed my MC I had to deal with a former mentor attacking me at work because she felt like I rose too far too fast and resented me for it. Luckily the turbulence has blown over now, but it was very difficult to deal with at the time. (I see that you mention the potential for resentment with Sirius.)

    Also when my progressed Moon was conjunct MC/Sirius earlier this year, I received a lot of praise and attention for an extra-curricular project I did at work. I haven’t had an easy life necessarily, but since reaching adulthood I seem to succeed at my academic/career endeavors in ways that get me noticed.

    Thanks for the article — it’s very helpful!

    • Hi Rose. For the Nodes with fixed stars I always combine the interpretation for the Sun and Moon. So success in business seems to be your karmic path.

  7. what would you consider a proper orb for Sirius? And what would Mercury square Neptune signify to you? I always considered this aspect to be troublesome mentally and associated with psychological problems as well as the deceiver?

  8. What does this mean? Sirius in the first house in cancer, with Pluto trine, a square with lilith, conjunction with mars, opposition with saturn and neptune… thank you 🙂

  9. I have Sirius conj my Jupiter in the 4th, which is the ruler of my midheaven. I do not feel close family ties. Nor, do I have a lot of financial success ( No planets in the 10th except for Juno).. With Jupiter in the 4th, I have worked for a real estate agent, have had Spiritual gatherings in my home, Done home health care and cleaned houses, (self employed). I do not tend to be career oriented. So, how can I relate to Sirius conj my Jupiter in a different way? Thanks.

    • Just wanted to clarify that “Sir” does not come from Sirius as stated in this article but from “Sire” ultimately derived from the latin for Senior.

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