Fixed Star Haedus I (Saclateni)

Haedus I at 18°38′ Gemini has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Capella

Auriga Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Haedus I on June 9

Fixed star Haedus I, Zeta Aurigae, is a 3.7 magnitude orange star on the left arm of the Charioteer, Auriga Constellation. Zeta Aurigae was one of the two haedi (Latin for ‘kids’) of the she-goat Capella, the other being Haedus II, Eta Aurigae. Haedus is sometimes spelled Hoedus.

  • The official name for Zeta Auigae, Haedus I, is now Saclateni.
  • The official name for Eta Auigae, Haedus II, is now Haedus.

Saclateni is an old misspelling of the Arabic word Sadatoni (الساعد الثاني), meaning “the second arm (of the charioteer).”

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Haedus I Astrology

Haedus I (ζ-Aur), with its double spectra, is one of the few stars with a true double nature. In this instance, the star has the nature of both Jupiter and Mars (high ambition, pride, love of power, grandeur of view.) In classical times it had a bad reputation, especially among mariners who dreaded its presaging the storms on the Mediterranean. [1]

Ptolemy said the bright stars in Auriga are like Mars and Mercury (high enterprise, combative, destructive.) [2]

A time of unpredictability and no certain outcomes. A waiting period is warranted before any action is taken. You may be tempted to take shortcuts, but these will ultimately pay no dividends. This calm stagnant energy allows for a better future by giving time when needed. Sometimes a pause can bring momentum with giant leaps forward to achieving your goals.

If this star is showing in your natal chart regardless of position, it has a strong influence. It is, in essence, a metaphysical teacher, alerting one to the unseen and unimagined. Creativity, inspiration, and aspiration are on their way after a period of dullness. The spiritual message is to allow your soul to dance once again to the rhythms of the universal flow. Business projects and new partnerships lead your focus in the near future. [3]

Constellation Auriga

The constellation is said to give self-confidence, interest in social and educational problems, and happiness, but the danger of great vicissitudes. The native is fond of country life and may be a teacher or have the upbringing of young people. [2]

Auriga is one of the most fortunate constellations in the sky, but it may still portend earthquakes if situated unfortunately as regards a solar eclipse. [1]

4th Arabic Manzil – Al-Dabaran

Causes the destruction and hindrances of buildings, fountains, wells, and gold mines, the flight of creeping things, and begets discord.

With Moon: Pursue business, travel, marry and take medicine.

19th Chinese Xiù – 畢 (Bì) Net

The Net includes Aldebaran and the Hyades cluster. Both the Hyades and the Pleiades were regarded as the mesh of a hunting net. Hunting forays in the old days of China were used as much for military exercises and training as they were to rid the land of vermin or to gather food. Hence, this mansion governs hunting, wealth (as a result of a good hunt), outlaws, deserters and traitors, as well as trouble at the frontiers (border disputes and the like).

It is good for construction, funerals, and weddings. Burials on this day confer honor to the deceased. Building brings fortune. Children born of a marriage performed on this day will live to 100 years.

Zeta Aurigae, Haedus I,  Saclateni

Eta Aurigae, Haedus II (left), Zeta Aurigae, Haedus I (right) [Wikipedia]

Fixed Star Haedus I Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Haedus I: Military honors. When rising, Haedus I and its companion Haedus II indicate a native who may be petulant and lascivious, one who is said to be involved in depraved and vicious desires. If other factors in the chart confirm these stars, the native’s whole appearance to others may be that of a lie, of a person who promises one thing but hides another thing in his heart. [1]

Colby O’Donis 0°05′, Donato Bilancia 0°10′, Erica Jong 0°15′, Jules Verne 0°34′, Amy Winehouse 0°37′, Otto Dietrich 0°38′, Drew Barrymore 0°45′, Garth Brooks 0°54′, Robert Atman 0°54′, Napoleon II 0°56′, Elizabeth Dole 0°58′.

Descendant conjunct Haedus I: Ancient astrologers asserted these two stars presaged cowards in battle and even suicide or other early death when setting (especially when the Descendant is also in square or opposition aspect to Saturn). When Mars is conjunct the Descendant as either Haedus I or Haedus II is setting, the indication is for religious fanaticism and ruin as a result of the resultant excesses. [1]

Linda Perry 0°03′, Jodie Foster 0°10′, E. H. Sothern 0°12′, Jimmy Bryan 0°16′, Samuel Adams 0°17′, Dane Rudhyar 0°18′, Diana, Princess of Wales 0°19′, Peter McNelley 0°24′, Elanor Roosevelt 0°25′, Gary Kasparov 0°39′, Doc Antle 0°44′, Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud 0°45′, Kirk Cameron 0°49′, Katherine Mansfield 0°52′.

Midheaven conjunct Haedus I: High ecclesiastical honor, martial preferment, prosperity in business. Honors, especially in the field of military, sporting and political endeavors. [1]

Giorgio Baglivi 0°09′, Kurt Daleuge 0°13′, Louisa May Alcott 0°27′, Charles Dicken 0°28′, Adrien Brody 0°40′, Dawn Fraser 0°40′.

Imun Coeli conjunct Haedus I: Michael Jackson 1°27′. 

Sun conjunct Haedus I:

Moon conjunct Haedus I: John Maynard Keynes 0°39′ (and Mercury).

Full Moon conjunct Haedus I: Prominent on a full moon, this orange star shines the light and good fortune for those who are prepared to make massive changes. Entering a new realm of activities may be inherently disturbing during this time. But by maintaining self-confidence and independence, problems can be solved with some degree of objectivity… which will ultimately lead to a successful outcome. Just don’t kid yourself that you understand all that is happening right now. Stay spiritually, physically and mentally connected to oneself. [3]

Mercury conjunct Haedus I: Niccolo Machiavelli 0°58′, John Maynard Keynes 1°30′ (and Moon).


  1. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.29.
  3. Sentient Metaphysics, Ian Scott.
  • All fixed-star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

4 thoughts on “Fixed Star Haedus I (Saclateni)

  1. Seems you can’t cope with anything , any more.
    Mercury ,Venus almost all of them in Auqurius..

  2. My Ascendant is 18’48 Gemini! I do have a bit of a temper especially these days, but I don’t think/act salaciously. Any interpretation on the other/second Haedus? TYIA
    Jennifer In AZ

  3. How intriguing, the waiting period etc. I am normally very goal driven and content when pursuing. But every so often, something snaps and my passion is gone. And so I am here again with no plan b in sight. Yet, that is. I am old, does change never stop? 🙂

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