Fixed Star Foramen

Foramen at 22°09′ Libra has an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Foramen

Constellation Argo Navis [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Foramenon October 15

Fixed star Foramen, Eta Carinae, is actually a stellar system containing at least two stars in Carina, The Keel of the Ship, Argo Constellation. Foramen is five million times brighter that of the Sun. Between 1837 to 1856, it brightened in an event known as the Great Eruption. The stars of Foramen are now obscured by the remnants of the Great Eruption, the Keyhole, or Homunculus Nebula.

Eta Carinae has the names Tseen She (from the Chinese 天社 [Mandarin: tiānshè] “Heaven’s altar”) and Foramen. It is also known as 海山二 (Hǎi Shān èr, English: the Second Star of Sea and Mountain).


13 ♎ 27
17 ♎ 40
22 ♎ 09
23 ♎ 50
24 ♎ 14

Fixed Star




Foramen Star Astrology

Foramen is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter (dignified, pious, conservative, acquisitive, retentive.) It causes peril, dignity, piety, usefulness and acquisitiveness and danger to the eyes. [1]

Foramen, η Carinae finds us in the hull. It is a Saturn-Jupiter, but its very variable magnitude, anything between glaring 1 and a dim 7, gives it a very Libran quality: tomorrow I will; today I won’t bother, yesterday it seemed a good idea… It is, however, close in longitude to wonderful Spica, so the appeal to take up the quest is definitely there. [2]

Eta Carinae is generally considered the foreteller of impending catastrophic change, but also the instructor of the way through such evolutionary transitions. [5]

Foramen rules the connection of the two kidneys. [3]

Constellation Argo

Argo is the ship that carried Jason and the Argonauts in search of the Golden Fleece is today composed of the constellations Carina, Puppis, Pyxis, and Vela. In classical astrology, it is correlative of events concerning the sea and shipping and of rivers and springs. It is also said to be connected with death by drowning, especially if connected with the eighth house. Tetrabiblos asserts that its bright stars are of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. [4]

According to Ptolemy, the bright stars are like Saturn and Jupiter. Argo is said to give prosperity in trade and voyages, and strength of mind and spirit, but it has been observed to accompany cases of drowning, a notable instance being furnished by the horoscope of Shelley, where Argo occupied the 8th house and contained the Sun, Venus and Uranus. Drowning is particularly to be feared when Saturn afflicts the Moon in or from Argo. It is probably on account of this constellation that Virgo, especially the first decan, is frequently found to be connected with drowning. [1]

“Generally, the stars of the Argo are associated with evolutionary matters for the entire planetary system, and for all souls’ evolutionary growth and fulfillment—the evolutionary cycle of the soul. They are of subtle evolutionary currents, knowledge about navigation upon those currents and steering our evolutionary direction.

Carina is associated with navigational matters related to ensuring a safe incarnational sojourn for the durative soul, that which exists before and after this lifetime.” [5]

13th Arabic Manzil – Al-Awwa

Gives benevolence, gain, voyages, harvests and freedom of captives.

With Moon: Sow, plant, take medicine but do not travel or marry.

28th Chinese Xiù – 軫 (Zhěn) Chariot

This is the celestial Carriage and it represents the transport of tributes from foreign lands to the Emperor, thus the accumulation of wealth. It also presides over travel of all kinds and vehicles. It also presaged favorable winds and an end to storms.

Events in business bring great profit, and everything done heralds fortunate returns. Paying homage to ancestors will honor one with a “Dragon Child.” It is also a great day for marriages and births.

Star Foramen Astrology Keyhole Nebula

Keyhole Nebula – Fixed Star Foramen

Foramen Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Foramen: John F. Kennedy 1°02′, Charles de Gaulle 1°28′

Midheaven conjunct Foramen: Honor and preferment. [1]

Sylvester Stallone 0°34′ (and Moon), Princess Diana of Wales 1°25′

Descendant conjunct Foramen: John Lennon 1°25′

Sun conjunct Foramen: Danger of shipwreck. [1]

Sarah, Duchess of York 0°19′

Moon conjunct Foramen: Sylvester Stallone 1°21′ (and MC)

Mercury conjunct Foramen: Elizabeth I 0°34′

Venus conjunct Foramen: Warren Buffett 1°19′

Mars conjunct Foramen: Priyanka Chopra 0°51′

Jupiter conjunct Foramen: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 0°17′, Prince 0°21′

Jupiter conjunct Saturn conjunct Foramen: Separately, the two planets would affect only occasionally and there would be no disease connected with this. The combination, however, brings on an extreme malfunction of the entire kidney system. There is a blockage of energy here that travels up through the spine and as far as the eyes. Some persons would have the expansion of the Jupiter energy, and others would experience the Saturn energy depending on the orbiting aspects of the planets. If the Saturn energy is affected adversely, the native would experience a restriction of light to the eyes. If the Jupiter energy is adversely affected, there is too much light to the eyes. Both would cause headaches – with Saturn, tiny sharp sensations, and with Jupiter, very sudden headaches. Uranus, Saturn and Mercury orbiting this point would affect the Saturn energy, and the Sun and Venus would affect the Jupiter energy.

When Saturn energy is affecting the point, these persons should drink ½ glass of papaya juice diluted with water three times per day, and a little garlic three times per day in food. A drop of olive oil once a day would be very helpful also. When Jupiter energy is affecting this point, there would be an insufficient filtering process so that toxins enter the system. Ginger root combined with spearmint would be an excellent remedy for this problem. [3]

Saturn conjunct Foramen: Rudolf Hess 0°01′, Leonardo da Vinci 0°28′, David Berkowitz 0°34′ (and Neptune), Xi Jinping 0°55′ (and Neptune), Nero 1°09′, Dave Chappelle 1°24′

Uranus conjunct Foramen: Adolf Hitler 1°08′

Neptune conjunct Foramen: David Berkowitz 0°10′ (and Saturn), Vladimir Putin 0°19′, Xi Jinping 0°20′ (and Saturn), Harvey Weinstein 0°35′

Pluto conjunct Foramen: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 0°02′, Roger Federer 0°02′, Kim Kardashian 0°05′, Beyoncé 0°46′, George Washington 0°47′, Ronaldinho 0°56′

North Node conjunct Foramen: Nancy Pelosi 0°20′, Michelangelo 0°57′

South Node conjunct Foramen: Nikola Tesla 0°06′, Queen Victoria 1°27′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.30, 167.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, 1988, p.162.
  3. The Fixed Stars Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, p.83.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.67.
  5. Secrets of the Virgin, Lunar Planner, Nick Anthony Fiorenza
  6. Activities of Exhibition and Education in Astronomy 天文教育資訊網, 陳輝樺 (Chen Huihua), 2006.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

8 thoughts on “Fixed Star Foramen

  1. My ASC is @ 21.34 LIB. There are no conjunctive planets to this point, but the Moon and Jupiter are conjunct and from a wide opposition from Aries, and Chiron and Mercury trine from Gemini. I have always wondered if I should consider Formen or Spica the stronger influence to this point (I think Spica is just within orb here) and generally how one would combine fixed star interpretations when planets or points are within orb of more than one. Thank you!

    • Glad you found that table useful Leigh. I think you are right about an influence from Spica rising in your chart. Very fortunate! I have it conjunct my Mercury and Venus, but opposite Saturn it takes some time to develop the goodies.

  2. Hi Jamie! That “If the Saturn energy is affected adversely, the native would experience a restriction of light to the eyes.” interesting. I had a sudden eye infection at the beginning of 2014 which took months to heal and I light was hurting. I never had that before. If I recall well at that time I had Saturn going over the IC ….could that transit trigger the effects of the star?

    • Yes it could I suppose. I always include the cardinal points for fixed stars. You can learn a lot by not forgetting to include IC and DC.

  3. Hi Jamie, my Mars is conjunct this star (in my 10th house). What is your take on that, being the only personal planet not indicated in the description!! Thanks very much.

  4. I found President Eisenhowers Sun in Libra was conjunct Foramen, which connotes another connection with DDay as this star was considered to be connected with the ship Argo. This was another connection with the mass invasion on the Atlantic on DDay with ships and planes headed for Normandy. A stretch perhaps but I found leadership ability connected with this star which is probably Eike’s best personality trait.

  5. my high school sweetheart sadly drowned the summer of 2008, right after graduation. his ascendant was 22’27 libra…

    his vertex (21’40 taurus) in the 8th house was opposite his scorpio conjunction/stellium pluto (17’47) / sun(19’46) / true lilith (21’25) / venus (22’29) , which straddled his 2/8 house axis (19’48) … all of those aligned with Zubeneschamali / Unukalhai territory.

    Unukalhai passage- “There will be chronic diseases, which are not easily detected; these will result in a weakened state of health, and operations will be necessary. There will be accidents.” It was discovered during autopsy that he drowned due to having some kind of cardiac attack (i can’t remember the details, which i heard secondhand) due to an undetected enlarged heart. He was a cerebral, gentle person and hadn’t ever participated in sports, i guess while swimming it was too strenuous an activity… at only 17.

    incredible accuracy in the stars. i have been looking at the transits of the day he died and have not found as forthright indications, although i will keep researching.

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