Fixed Star Tianyi – 7 Draconis

Tianyi at 22°57′ Leo as an orb of 1°00′
Fixed Star Tianyi

Draco Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Tianyi on August 15

7 Draconis, Tianyi is a magnitude 5.4 faint orange-hued star in the tail of the Dragon, Draco Constellation. The traditional Chinese name of Tianyi is from 天乙 (Tiān Yǐ) or 天一 (Tiān Yī, the Celestial Great One), a deity in Taoism. [1]

Tianyi Astrology

Ptolemy said the bright stars in Draco are like Saturn and Mars. [2] This is close to the K5 spectra of Tianyi, which indicates the planetary nature of Mars and Saturn.

K spectra stars impart the drive to succeed, success, activity, power, calamities, notoriety, self-destruction, brute force, bad morals, malice, anxiety, tragedies, boldness, shamelessness, daring, and many dangers. Harsh aspects impart impatience, irritability, hostility, violence, excessive drive, and overly ambitious nature. [3]

If well aspected, fixed star Tianyi may provide harmony and an inner sense of balance and calm. If not, it may provide the opposite.

7 Draconis, Tianyi

7 Draconis, Tianyi []

Constellation Draco

According to Ptolemy, the bright stars are like Saturn and Mars. Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning. It was said by the Ancients that when a comet was here poison was scattered over the world. By the Kabalists, it is associated with the Hebrew letter Mem and the 13th Tarot Trump “Death.” [2]

The early astrologers called Draco “The Poisonous Dragon.” The constellation is especially hurtful to mineral resources and presages the pollution of rivers and the air. The Moon’s Nodes are named after this constellation. The Dragon’s Head (North Node) and the Dragon’s Tail (South Node) refer to the Moon’s undulating course symbolized by the twisting of the Dragon about the North Pole. [4]

Tianyi Mythology

Most gods in Chinese mythology are identified with stars and constellations. The small star Tianyi is named after a supreme deity in Chinese mythology.

Tiān (天) is one of the oldest Chinese terms for heaven and a key concept in Chinese mythology, philosophy, and religion. Tiān was variously thought of as a “supreme power reigning over lesser gods and human beings” that brought “order and calm…or catastrophe and punishment”,  a god, destiny, an “impersonal” natural force that controlled various events, a holy world or afterlife containing other worlds or afterlives, or one or more of these. [5] 

Tianyi is one of the three main gods worshiped by the royal family in the Han Dynasty. The traditional festival of worship is today’s Lantern Festival. During the reign of Emperor Wu of the Han Dynasty, the sacrificial activities of the “Trinity Lord God” were set on the fifteenth day of the first lunar month. (Trinity Lord God: Heaven One, Earth One, Tai One, the God who dominates everything in the universe). [6] According to Didier, the “Trinity Lord God” was Sanyi 三一, or “Three Ones.” [7]

22♌577 Draconis天一 Tianyi Heavenly One
26♌118 Draconis太一 TaiyiGreat One
24♌479 Draconis地 DiyiEarthly One

The front line straight fights three stars, follow the north end to exchange, if you see it or not, it is called Yinde, or Tianyi,” the God of the emperor of heaven, masters battles, and knows the good and bad of people. If there is light, there will be harmony between yin and yang, and all things will be successful, and people will be good; otherwise, it will be the opposite. [6]

To understand just how important 7 Draconis is in Chinese mythology, we have to zoom out to look at the constellations around the north ecliptic pole (the red dot in the image below).

The north ecliptic pole coiled by Draco

The north ecliptic pole coiled by Draco []

The Dragon (Draco) slithers between the Little Dipper (Ursa Minor) and the Big Dipper (Ursa Major). Respectively these Bears represent yin and yang, death and life. As the symbol of the “protean” primordial power, which contains yin and yang as one, the Dragon is the curved line in-between yin and yang ☯. [8]

Another Chinese term for the supreme God Tiān 天 is Dì 帝 (“Deity”). God is considered manifest in this world as the stars around the north ecliptic pole, or Tiānmén 天門 (“Gate of Heaven”). Dì 帝 is represented in the image below as a symbol connecting the stars γ, β, and 5 of Ursa Minor and ζ, ε, and δ of Ursa Major.[8]

Dì 帝

How Dì 帝 was drawn according to the scholar Pankenier []

By connecting stars within the same cluster, ancient priests-astronomers drew 口 Dīng, the original form of the word Dì itself, which would represent the supreme God as a square. [7]

The closest stars to the intersection of the symbol for Dì 帝 shown above are the three stars 7, 8 and 9 Draconis. The curved line in the Yin Yang symbol below is Draco, separating the two sides (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor). At the center of the Yin Yang Symbol would be the “Trinity Lord God” or “Three Ones.”
Yin Yang Symbol

  1. WG Triennial Report (2015-2018) – Star Names, p. 7.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.43, 194.
  3. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.246
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.10.
  5. Tian – Wikipedia.
  6. Tianyi (word) – Wikipedia.
  7. In and Outside the Square: The Sky and the Power of Belief in Ancient China and the World, c. 4500 BC – AD 200” Didier, John C. Didier, 2009, p.214, 216, Vol. I.
  8. Chinese Theology – Wikipedia.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

4 thoughts on “Fixed Star Tianyi – 7 Draconis

  1. i have my natal venus conjunction here… my venus is also in like 15 aspects… i feel this energy a lot, and i am in a “trade” run a construction biz, which is went through the ringer lately since saturn in pisces… my life is definitely tested from my brazen nature, aries moon conjunct mars 2nd decan taurus doesnt help either but i go to the ends of the earth to be a good person, and i put honesty and truthfulness at the top of my character every day of my life. maybe also the good characteristics of those same signs i’m tapping into an equal amount plus the libra sun… a lot more at play here too, am i doomed for ruin though? some of the negative traits i definitely hear and see them in my own reflection… j/w this post sounds really bad, any thoughts on natal venus effect on a person as a whole? being libra/taurus i’m assuming i’m more prone to venusian influence as well… in my 8 years of entrepreneurship i keep rising to the top and getting knocked backed down from boss to worker losing crews and what seems like the communities trust, whether i’m even actually wrong or not (lately having to kiss butt and bend over backwards in situations where i genuinely wasn’t wrong just to save face), my eccentric nature wants to make me jump and point my finger all over this venus placement, can it have that big of an effect on my life?

  2. Thanks for the star map. Will make watching this weekend’s meteor shower more interesting.

    I read draco is supposed to be the gateway between time and eternity. My kind of mind boggle, whether it’s true or not.

  3. Hi jamie ! I like very much what you bring to us – very interesting. Much respect for this and i don’t think you are biased as others do. Political astrology is always a dangerous field but speak your opinion ! Because this means spiritual freedom and is a human right ! Criticism is a corrective in human evolution but has to be fair ! Thank you very much for your site ! Vladimir Putin has a trine from his mars conj. Galactic center to his pluto/lilith on his midheaven which is connected exactly whith this “Tian” region in draco. So what do you think about this ? What could this mean ? Will he be the apocalyptic rider ? Much greetings from germany and plz go on like this !

  4. Very fascinating piece, Jamie.

    I have my natal Pluto and Lilith conjunct this star, exactly sextile my natal Moon in Libra. Needless to say I am interested in the “recondite” arts like astrology, as well as modern cosmology and human consciousness. Unlike Vladimir Putin, (born ten days before me), I don’t have delusions of grandeur (yet).

    I think this aspect has made me hypersensitive to the world over my lifetime, and it is sad to see it full of war and natural disasters as so many wrote in social/science fiction stories 70 years ago. I hope our children can save us before it’s irreversible.

    Meanwhile I am patiently waiting for Venus to go direct again. Kind of a drag…

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