Sirius Star – The Dog Star

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Sirius at 14°05′ Cancer has 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



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, dragonwort 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 that there 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 star 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

Ascendant conjunct Sirius: Michael Jordan 0°28′, Albert Einstein 0°46′, Josef Mengele 0°58′, Robert De Niro 2°07′, Steven Spielberg 2°33′

Midheaven conjunct Sirius: High office under Government giving great profit and reputation. [1] Boris Johnson 0°42′

Sun conjunct Sirius: Success in business, occupation connected with metals or other martial affairs, domestic harmony. If rising or culminating, kingly preferment. [1] George W. Bush 0°26′, Frida Kahlo 0°34′

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] Kurt Cobain 0°24′

Mercury conjunct Sirius: Great business success, help through influential people, worries unnecessarily, associated with the Church, physical defect through accident. [1] Elon Musk 1°48′

Venus conjunct Sirius: Ease, comfort and luxury, extravagant, gain by inheritance. [1] Ernest Hemingway 0°26′

Mars conjunct Sirius: Courageous, generous, military preferment, work in connection with metals. [1] Pablo Picasso 0°06′, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 2°22′

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] Warren Buffett 0°31′, Rupert Murdoch 2°39′

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] David Beckham 0°18′

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] Frida Kahlo 0°23′

Pluto conjunct Sirius: Marilyn Monroe 0°20′, George H. W. Bush 1°40′, Margaret Thatcher 1°41′

North Node conjunct Sirius: Prince William of Cambridge 0°29′, Brad Pitt 2°25′, Adolf Hitler 2°32′

South Node conjunct Sirius: Woody Allen 0°01′, Leonardo da Vinci 0°22′, John F. Kennedy 1°41′


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.

71 thoughts on “Sirius Star – The Dog Star

  1. I have Sirius in 4. No rich family. But I like to spend a lot of time at home and work at home in a home office. AC aries.
    I am libra.

  2. My Mc is at 14’24” Cancer….having Mercury 17 Saturn 23 and the Sun 28 in Cancer holding hands. No high Office yet lol but I always get the vibe of people looking at me with a certain look….is that why I felt and feel like a Pincess in my life? Hahaha this princess loves to clean and cook and take care of everything no matter where she turns too. Just being a bit bratty I guess but I do not need tittles nor miss them but I feel a certain way and others get that vibe of me also…..Anyone else?

  3. What about chiron conjunct sirius? my chiron is 14 degrees cancer. ty

  4. Hi Cheri ! Cancer and the 4th house have to do with nurturing , the mother , the home , as the place of refuge which you find comfort and emotional security.It also has to do with real estate.Chiron here would indicate a possible wounding in one of the areas I’ve just mentioned and an area that needs healing.I’m sorry to say that I can’t really define for you what this conjunction means.Maybe the things I’ve mentioned will give you some ‘ FOOD’ for thought , and you can apply it to some of the definition of sirius in this blog..
    Anyone want to chime in ? Have a good day !♍

      • you mean to say sun conjunct sirius will favor a person in sex war and business and anything ruled by mars will be favored i have studied that after 30 people start to get great results from fixed stars which are on their sun and moon

  5. I have Mars at 14°? Cancer, conjunct my 3rd house, with asteroids Logic and Industria within 1°. I have two questions.

    1. I am prone to forceful outbursts. What effect, if any, does Sirius add? Intensity?

    2. Mars opposes Jupiter and Saturn (the Saturn aspect is tighter). Does the star affect these aspects as well?

    Thank you for any light you can shed.

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