Fixed Star Toliman

Toliman at 29°25′ Scorpio as an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Toliman

Centaurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Toliman on November 21

Fixed star Toliman, Alpha Centauri, is a triple star system in the on the left forefoot of the Centaur, Constellation Centaurus. It consists of three stars: Rigil Kentaurus (Alpha Centauri A), Toliman (B) and Proxima Centauri (C). Alpha Centauri A and B are Sun-like stars (Class G and K, respectively), and together they form the binary star system Alpha Centauri AB. To the naked eye, the two main components appear to be a single star with an apparent magnitude of −0.27. Alpha Centauri C, or Proxima Centauri, is a small faint red dwarf (Class M).

The name Toliman comes from the Arabic al-Ẓulmān, meaning “the ostriches”. It is sometimes called Rigel Kent or Bungula. Rigel Kent is the romanization of the Arabic Rijl Qanṭūris, meaning “the foot of the Centaur”. Along with Agena, it makes up the Pointer Stars to the Southern Cross, constellation Crux.

In October 2013, it was revealed that the Toliman star may have an orbiting planet termed Alpha Centauri Bb. If verified, it would be the closest exoplanet to Earth ever discovered. It has a similar mass to Earth, but its orbital period is only about three days. Alpha Centauri Bb, which is shown in the image below.

Degree*

22 ♏ 05
23 ♏ 48
29 ♏ 25
02 ♐ 18
02 ♐ 34

Fixed Star

Unukalhai
Agena
Toliman
Yed Prior
Dschubba

Orb

2°00′
2°40′
2°40′
2°00′
2°10′

Alpha Centauri BbToliman Astrology

BUNGULA. α Centauri. A binary star, white and yellowish, on the left forefoot of the Centaur. According to Bullinger it bore the ancient name Toliman, meaning the Heretofore and Hereafter. It is the nearest to our system of all the stars and lies at a distance of about 275,000 times that of the earth from the Sun. According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Venus and Jupiter; and, to Alvidas, of Mars with the Moon and Uranus in Scorpio. Bungula gives beneficence, friends, refinement and a position of honor. [1]

Anonymous of 379 AD said Toliman is like Jupiter and Venus. [6]

TOLLIMAN. α Centauri. A binary, white and of great brilliance, and yellow of lesser brilliance. Spectral classes: GO and K5. This star imparts to its natives a fatalistic attitude, generates a position of honor, and grants the native refinement possibilities and friends who come to the natives’ assistance. [7]

Bungula (Toliman) has a Jupiter-Venus nature, but there is the added peculiarity that relationships with females often seem spoiled, or an existing happy relationship is stricken by exceptional circumstances. Well positioned, Bungula may help the native to gain a position of honor and power. The conjunction of Neptune with Bungula appears to be most disadvantageous in mundane maps. If one looks into past events, they always seem to tally up with disturbances, riots, periods of storm and stress, and revolt against curtailment of freedom. [2]

α Centauri is actually three stars very close to each other as we see them, and one of them actually the closest star to use in real distance, a mere 4¼ light-years, so it is called Proxima Centauri. More generally, however, α as a whole is called Rigel Kentaur, Foot of the Centaur. Another name for it is Bungula, again meaning Foot if we remove the inexplicable ‘B’ from it. Yet a third name is Toliman, mentioned here only because readers may find it in the odd book or so. Given Venus-Jupiter acclaim by Ptolemy, this much-admired star trio is 29°33′ Scorpio. Whoever has this star prominent in the horoscope will be noted for great enthusiasm for whatever causes they embrace, and they are likely to be quite self-sacrificing about it. They can even afford that expenditure if the star is well-aspected, for they truly do indicate a bountiful flow of energies from within or Above, however we may express it. [3]

Astrologically, it is as the Sun, and it portends friends, refinement, and positions of honor. When rising, this star indicates a breeder or trainer of horses. If favorably aspected by Mars, the native in less mechanistic times would have been a cavalry soldier, but today, a jockey, polo player, or other profession requiring horsemanship would be more logical. An aspect by Venus of Toliman when rising is indicative of natives who become veterinarians. When setting, of course, the star is indicative of troubles pertaining to the above descriptions; such problems might include horse-related accidents or falling from high places. [4]

Toliman rules two inches below the navel. [5]

Constellation Centaurus

According to Ptolemy, the stars in the human part of the figure are of the nature of Venus and Mercury, and the bright stars in the horse’s part of Venus and Jupiter. It is said to give hard-heartedness, inclination to vengeance, love of arms, strong passion, and an energetic nature. It may be connected with poisons. [1]

Astrologically the constellation gives wisdom and proficiency in botany, music, astronomy, divination, and medicine. In Medieval times, the constellation was said to be connected with poison and to indicate strong passions and vengeance. [3]

Toliman Star, Alpha Centauri

Toliman Star, Alpha Centauri [commons.wikimedia.org]

Fixed Star Toliman Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Toliman: When rising, this star indicates a breeder or trainer of horses. If favorably aspected by Mars, the native in less mechanistic times would have been a cavalry soldier, but today, a jockey, polo player, or other profession requiring horsemanship would be more logical. An aspect by Venus of Toliman when rising is indicative of natives who become veterinarians. [4]

A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity from youth and in own city. Pure, agreeable, music lover, many friends, pious, liberal and munificent, sensible, loving to hear. They are people of good counsel, of noble and stately souls, of good feelings, composed in the pleasures of love and are greatly favored by women. They seek renown and are honest and virtuous; their hair tends to be blond, and they have a beautiful appearance and a delicate body, especially if also conjunct the Moon. [6]

Liz Greene 0°16′, Justin Bieber 0°22′, Diego Maradona 0°43′, Gianni Versace 1°34′, John Wayne Gacy 2°37′ (and POF)

Midheaven conjunct Toliman: A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity from youth and in own city. [6]

Barack Obama 0°06′, Emmanuel Macron 0°09′, Erwin Rommel 0°36′ (and S.Node), Anthony Hopkins 2°02, Zendaya 2°29′ (and Pluto)

Descendant conjunct Toliman: When setting, of course, the star is indicative of troubles pertaining to the above descriptions; such problems might include horse-related accidents or falling from high places. [4]

A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities; bountiful resources; well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity around middle age or through marriage or women. [6]

Miley Cyrus 0°45′ (and Sun, Mercury), JonBenét Ramsey 1°11′, Linda Goodman 1°20′, Vespasian 1°39′, David Beckham 1°44′, Frederick the Great 1°46′

Imum Coeli conjunct Toliman: A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity in old age or through savings, investments or pensions, death will be famous and known to all. [6]

Part of Fortune conjunct Toliman: John Wayne Gacy 0°11′ (and AC), J. Paul Getty 0°36′, Walt Disney 0°41′ (and Mercury), Mark Wahlberg 2°01′ (and Jupiter, Neptune)

Sun conjunct Toliman: Envious, self-centered, slow but fairly successful progress, many enemies, loss of inheritance. [1]

Preferment in matters connected with public affairs, sports and politics. The native tends to be self-centered, even of an envious inclination, neither of which would be readily apparent. The native can make progress through efforts and assistance of friends, but they may also alienate their friends and make enemies. [7]

Vito Genovese 0°58′ (and Mars, Uranus), Joe Biden 1°11′ (and Venus), Charles de Gaulle 1°44′, Chuck Schumer 1°56′, Miley Cyrus 2°30′ (and Mercury, DC)

Moon conjunct Toliman: Popular, many friends, diplomatic, secret bad habits, excessive drinking, involved in disputes but emerges successfully. [1]

High preferment in public matters. These natives with this conjunction can attract many friends, and the native can become very clever, ingenious and diplomatic. They may also become influenced to get themselves involved in intrigues, which if handled properly, could prove to be profitable. [7]

A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [6]

Alexander the Great 0°04′, Bob Marley 1°35′, Arthur Koestler 2°33′

Mercury conjunct Toliman: Changeable, vacillating, fault-finding, difficult to please, good intellect, business success, trouble in domestic affairs through enemies, family sickness, disappointed ambitions. [1]

Natives with this conjunction may, at times, find it difficult to make up their minds to make correct decisions, and generally, it will be on the spur of the moment. Mentally, these natives are very keen, but they can also become quite stubborn. Some such natives may engage in wishful thinking and not always face up to the problems at hand. There is the possibility of these natives becoming too trusting, and some may be quite fatalistic. They can also develop into ‘fault finders,’ be of a critical nature and create disharmony. Negative nativities may develop a ‘carping’ and insensitive nature. A degree of mental cruelty is possible. Chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness is a possibility. [7]

William Blake 0°32′, Walt Disney 0°48′ (and POF), Miley Cyrus 2°11′ (and Sun, DC)

Venus conjunct Toliman: Popular, artistic and musical abilities, benefits from friends, danger from love affairs. [1]

The native can be subject to romantic or domestic problems. They may enjoy a certain amount of popularity, but there is danger of losing it. Friends come to the aid of the native. [7]

Joe Biden 0°11′ (and Sun), Tiger Woods 0°38′, Marie Curie 2°14′ (and Mars, Saturn), Jeane Dixon 2°31′

Mars conjunct Toliman: Physical endurance, considerable mental power, speaker or writer, little prominence. [1]

The native has good physical endurance, and if their energies are properly directed, they can become quite prominent. The native can develop good speaking ability. There are traps these natives should exercise caution not to get entrapped, from which there is no escape, and the price could be very high. Chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or serious illness is possible. [7]

Vito Genovese 1°04′ (and Sun, Uranus), Marie Curie 1°48′ (and Venus, Saturn), Joseph Stalin 2°26′.

Jupiter conjunct Toliman: Great ecclesiastical or legal honor and preferment, ritualistic tendencies, success in foreign countries, favorable for gain. [1]

High preferment in writings, business and matters dealing with the public. [7]

(0°30′ orb): This is the eagle. These natives are extremely fortunate as they had much to deal with in a former life and have earned this most lucky position for this life. They receive everything that is good for them through karmic ties that are extremely helpful to them. They come in contact with many people who owe them from past life situations. Whether or not they become careless with these gifts and rewards, it simply does not matter as they have come to enjoy all that awaits them in this life. [5]

Mark Wahlberg 0°49′ (and Neptune, POF), Susan Miller 1°19′, Elon Musk 1°37′, Hillary Clinton 1°42′, Julian Assange 1°49′, Nicole Brown Simpson 1°52′, Virginia Giuffre 1°59′.

Saturn conjunct Toliman: Studious, well-read, materialistic, self-seeking, favorable for gain, accumulation of money and property and legacies, though not without quarrels, favorable for marriage though some domestic disturbance, eldest child may be afflicted in early life. [1]

Bill Maher 1°46′, Joseph Goebbels 2°02′, Marie Curie 2°32′ (and Venus, Mars)

Uranus conjunct Toliman: Selfish, self-seeking, jealous of others’ success, dishonest, determined but indecisive in some things, loss through law, enemies and mercurial affairs, little prominence at home and greater reputation abroad, loss of friends, death through virulent disease. [1]

(0°30′ orb): This causes an uneven energy flow through the abdominal area, causing difficulties in assimilating foods. This manifests as a problem in the colon area as food eaten is not assimilated properly, There is a blockage up into the intestine that would require lubrication to release the clogging of the intestinal tract. Oils are necessary, as well as Vitamin A and E in a natural state. They should take a little olive oil in a salad every day and small amounts of cod liver oil daily. [5]

Joseph Goebbels 0°14′, Catherine the Great 0°40′, Vito Genovese 1°06′ (and Sun, Mars), Lucky Luciano 1°19′, Priyanka Chopra 1°31′, Britney Spears 1°44′, Serena Williams 1°59′, Prince William of Cambridge 2°14′, M. C. Escher 2°19′, Ilhan Omar 2°38′.

Neptune conjunct Toliman: Occult interests, psychic or mediumistic, deceitful, dishonest, many journeys and voyages often to the east of birthplace, rarely long in one place, occupation of a watery nature or connected with places of amusement and small speculations, favorable for gain and domestic matters, heavy business losses at end of life, death caused by Scorpio ailment. [1]

Michelangelo 0°28′, Mariah Carey 0°34′, Marilyn Manson 1°09′, MacKenzie Scott 1°26′, Julian Assange 1°35′, Tucker Carlson 1°42′, Elon Musk 1°42, Mark Wahlberg 2°13′ (and Jupiter, POF), Gwen Stefani 2°18′.

Pluto conjunct Toliman: Zendaya 1°02′ (and MC), Justin Bieber 1°20′, Dua Lipa 1°33′, Bella Hadid 1°51′

North Node conjunct Toliman: Angelina Jolie 1°42′, Mel B 1°42′, Nicolaus Copernicus 1°48′, David Beckham 1°54′, Justin Bieber 2°27′

South Node conjunct Toliman: Steve Forbes 0°49′, Martin Luther King 1°05′, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 1°33′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°43′, Katy Perry 1°44′, Erwin Rommel 1°45′ (and MC), Mark Twain 1°51′, Salman Rushdie 2°22′, Queen Camilla 2°31′, Stephen King 2°36′, O. J. Simpson 2°38′

References
  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.37, 148,149.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.64, 65.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.166, 167.
  4. Fixed Stars & Judicial Astrology, George C. Noonan, 1990, p.73, 74.
  5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.97, 98.
  6. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  7. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.161-162.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

12 thoughts on “Fixed Star Toliman

  1. I have moon conjunct Toliman. I can’t say this fits me at all. I wouldn’t say I have lots of friends I’m quite reclusive in fact and I’m virtually teetotal. I’m also inclined to be tactless. This is about the first fixed star I’ve found which is supposed to have a positive influence on me, except it doesn’t seem to work in this case (and I have a well aspected moon)

  2. LOL I’ve just realised why it doesn’t work – because my moon isn’t conjunct Toliman- wrong end of Sagittarius.

    • Hi Christina. With any of the fixed stars, if there is no specific interpretation for your conjunction just go with the general description for the star “beneficence, friends, refinement and a position of honor.”

  3. A person who has this conjunct Ceres in their chart has given me grief my whole life. No other major aspects to Ceres to warrant it (just saying – I don’t think the Venus and Jupiter nature came through….).

  4. awesome! i have Jupiter conjunct Toliman exact (I think less than 30′ orb) at 29 Scorpio, and Pluto at 28 Scorpio. I’ve always felt drawn to the Centaur, Chiron, and the eagle and the phoenix. The wounded healer 🙂

  5. I find this incredibly interesting:

    “The name Toliman comes from the Arabic al-Ẓulmān, meaning “the ostriches”. It is sometimes called Rigel Kent or Bungula. Rigel Kent is the romanization of the Arabic Rijl Qanṭūris, meaning “the foot of the Centaur”. Along with Agena, it makes up the Pointer Stars to the Southern Cross, constellation Crux.”

    I have Pluto at 25*25′ Scorpio. This is a bit out of orb given, however, several years ago I had a very intensely vivid dream 4 ostriches, each in a pair. My sense of self was as one of the ostriches but viewing the scene from “above”.

    Both Toliman and Agena I find to be mostly accurate to part of my nature, especially the occult/spiritual interests, although Agena does seem to be more accurate, the ostrich part of Toliman really stood out to me.

  6. Lilith and Toliman, conjunction in Scorpio, at the end of the 3-d House / 29’01’ – 29’13’, 0’12 degree, what do you feel is giving ? Is it auspicious, near also is Uranus on 26’47’ in Scorpio/ 3d House.

  7. An ex friend has Neptune conjunct Toliman and describes this person exactly…Bungula was also mentioned in your writing (again…exact) but is not on your list of fixed stars…I’m curious how it works with the other planets…
    BTW…I commend and thank you for your extensive writings on the fixed stars…you are my “go to” for this particular subject and much more…

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