Fixed Star Hyadum I

Hyadum I at 05°48′ Gemini has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Prima Hyadum, Taurus Constellation

Taurus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Hyadum I on May 26

Fixed star Hyadum I, Gamma Tauri, is a double or binary star in the Hyades star cluster located on the face of the Bull, Taurus Constellation. Magnitude 3.65, spectral type K0III.

Officially named Prima Hyadum, γ Tauri has the traditional name Hyadum I, Latin for “First of the Hyades.”

The Hyades contains hundreds of stars sharing the same age, place of origin, chemical characteristics, and motion through space. The five brightest of these are:

05♊48γ TauHyadum I, Prima HyadumK03.65
06♊52δ1 TauHyadum II, Secunda HyadumK03.76
07♊57θ1 TauHyadum IIIK03.84
07♊58θ2 TauHyadum IV, ChamukuyA73.40
08♊28ε TauAinG93.53

Some astrologers include α Tauri, Aldebaran, in the Hyades. However, Aldebaran is unrelated to the Hyades, as it is located much closer to Earth and merely happens to lie along the same line of sight. 

In Greek mythology, the Hyades were the five daughters of Atlas and half-sisters to the Pleiades. After the death of their brother, Hyas, the weeping sisters were transformed into a cluster of stars that was afterward associated with rain.

20002050Fixed StarOrb
05♊4806♊31Hyadum I1°40′
06♊5207♊35Hyadum II1°30′
07♊5708♊40Hyadum III1°30′

Hyadum I Astrology

Fixed star Hyadum I has the spectral type K0, indicating the planetary nature of Mars.

PRIMA HYADUM. γ Tauri. (The chief star of the Hyades). The Hyades consist of six stars (α, θ1, θ2, γ, δ, and ε, Tauri) situated on the forehead of the Bull and marking the northern eye. According to Ptolemy they are of the nature of Saturn and Mercury; and, to Alvidas, of Mercury and Mars. Simmonite likens the Hyades to Mars but this is probably a misinterpretation of Ptolemy’s meaning. They give tears, sudden events, violence, fierceness, poisoning, blindness, wounds or injuries to the head by instruments, weapons or fevers, and contradictions of fortune. [1]

HYADES, PRIMA. γ Tauri. The main star of the Hyades, which consists of approximately 132 stars. Spectral class is KO, colour: Orange. This star creates scandalous actions, wounds, judicial sentences, violence, sudden changes, changing fortunes, martial preferment, unbridled statements or writings, secret bad habits, judicial sentence. [2]

The Hyades as a group are violent and troublesome, causing storm and tempests both on land and sea. They have always been associated with rain (even China as well as Greece and Rome). Edmund Spencer calls them the “Moist Daughters”, and the stars have always had a favorable connotation regarding agriculture. Vivian Robson claims that Prima Hyadum is the chief star of the Hyades, but this is at variance with classical literature which gives this prominence to Aldebaran. [3]

The Hyades cluster of the rain stars bear out a Mars-Neptune character with a Uranian blend. Their influence is that of a staggering increase of the sexual urge; self-preservation, which could lead to greediness; sexuality; a dissolute life; excessive and licentious ways; and a striving for prestige leading to power politics. If this tendency is bridled, an increase in the positive sense can be the result, leading to tremendous success in life. When the pinnacle of the career is reached, the danger appears that the inherent nature may come again to the fore, and may, if uncontrolled, lead to failure and fall from power. With a connection to the Hyades, it is doubly important that power and strength must not be used to exploit other human beings. [4]

The Hyades are a small group of six stars including the Eye of Taurus (Ain). Greek mythology saw them as the daughters of Atlas and Aethra, major figures in the pre-disaster period of our history. Like their half-sister the Pleiades, they were a sorrowful group – understandably after seeing Father try in vain to keep the sky (Phaeton’s debris) up off the Earth – and they have long portended rain, to both farmers and seafarers. Prima Hyadum is a Saturn-Mercury star in Ptolemy’s coding, which we might well describe as unhappy thoughts, and so shows up when the star is on a difficult aspect or planet in a horoscope. But if it be harmonious in aspect, instead, the same star denotes a good clear thinker, writer or speaker. Of the Hyades overall, we can now add the note that these princesses of one of Earth’s most powerful rulers in the run-up to the Disaster would indeed have been among those required to communicate the news to a panic-stricken population and to exercise firm control over them. And that is very much the quality we find in this part of Taurus Constellation, now in Gemini decan 1 (5 to 10° Gemini Sign). [5]

Fixed star Prima Hyadum rules straight across the shoulder line from left to right. [6]

Constellation Taurus

Ptolemy makes the following observations: “Those stars in Taurus which are in the abscission of the sign resemble in their temperament the influence of Venus, and in some degree that of Saturn . . . the stars in the head (except Aldebaran) resemble Saturn, and, partly, Mercury; and those at the top of the horns are like Mars.” By the Kabalists Taurus is associated with the Hebrew letter Aleph and the 1st Tarot Trump “The Juggler.” In all the ancient Zodiacs, Taurus is the beginning sign and marked the Vernal Equinox from about 4,000 to 1,700 B.C. [1]

The constellation was an object of worship in primitive cultures throughout the ages. To the ancient Egyptians, it was the bull-god Orissi, but according to R. A. Allen in Star Names and Their Meanings, the star was also worshiped by the Babylonians, Chinese, Druids, and some tribes of Amazon Indians. Its stars, according to Tetrabiblos are: “…like Venus along the line where the constellation is cut off [Taurus is represented as the head and fore-part only of a charging bull. These are the stars 5-Tau, 4-Tau, 3-Tau, 0-Tau, and 30-Tau.]: those in the Pleiades have the nature of the Moon and Jupiter; the one in the Hyades that is bright and somewhat reddish called Troch (Aldebaran) has a  ‘temperament’ like that of Mars; the others (in the Hyades) like that of Saturn and moderately like that of Mercury; and those (stars) in the tips of the horns, like that of Mars.” With the exception of El Nath (constellation of the Charioteer), all the named stars in Ptolemy’s catalog of this constellation are in the Hyades and Pleiades. The Bull is now called Taurus (Tau) and traditionally presages the results of the beginnings of large political undertakings. The constellation also portends that which affects wild animals, especially those dangerous to man. [3]

Gamma Tauri, Prima Hyadum

Gamma Tauri, Prima Hyadum [Wikipedia]

Fixed Star Hyadum I Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Hyadum I: Injuries to the face, wounds, stabs, blindness, bad eyes, imprisonment. With the Sun or Moon, military captains, commanders, colonels of horses and emperors. [1]

Tim Burton 0°05′, Marcel Marceau 0°22′, Alan Turing 1°05′.

Descendant conjunct Hyadum I: John Milton 0°02′, Bruce Lee 1°13′, Patch Adams 1°18′, Mark Ruffalo 1°33′. 

Midheaven conjunct Hyadum I: Disgrace, ruin, violent death, injuries to the face, wounds, stabs, blindness, bad eyes, imprisonment. With the Sun or Moon, military captains, commanders, colonels of horses and emperors. [1]

Henry VIII 0°15′ (and S. Node), Charles II of England 0°16′, Nigel Farage 0°20′, Nicolaus Copernicus 0°28′, Roger Federer 0°36′, Kenneth Copeland 0°41′, Ernest Hemingway 1°02′, Sarah Paulson 1°32′.

Imun Coeli conjunct Hyadum I: Lucky Luciano 0°08′, William Butler Yeats 0°19′ (and Mercury, POF),

Part of Fortune conjunct Hyadum I: Salvador Dalí 0°02′, William Butler Yeats 0°03′ (and Mercury, IC), Joe Exotic 0°21′.

Sun conjunct Hyades: Evil disposition, disturbed mind, failure in study, muddled thinking, misfortune, murderer or murdered, death by blows, stabs, shooting, beheading or shipwreck. [1]

Preferment in writings, sports, astrology, government and business affairs. Lasting public popularity. Possible: name and fame, good or bad. Unless caution is exercised, the native may become involved in  violent situations, however in most cases, such situations will not have a lasting effect on the native. [2]

Queen Victoria 1°09′ (and Moon), Patch Adams 1°10′ (and DC), Bob Dylan 1°27′.

Moon conjunct Hyadum I Tactful, fair ability, difficulties connected with writings, may forge the name of employer or friend but finally escape punishment and retain position, liable to sickness and disgrace, danger of blindness or eye injuries. [1]

The native is mentally active, can be diplomatic when it suits their purposes. These natives are not too careful to substantiate statements or claims they make, with known facts. High preferment can be expected in scientific and other matters in particular dealing with the public. There is the possibility of becoming ‘involved’, unnecessarily. Violence is possible. [2]

Queen Victoria 0°25′ (and Sun), Manuel Noriega 0°57′, M. C. Escher 1°04′, 

Mercury conjunct Hyadum I: Quick mind, resentful, hasty temper, broods over small troubles, favorable for gain. [1]

The native is mentally sharp, but may become resentful over imagined insults; dwell moodily on minor problems and they may develop a tendency to delay action on tasks or problems. These natives are ‘idea’ natives, whether for themselves or for the benefit of mankind. They can ‘leave their mark’ on posterity.  Negatively, these natives could be subject to judicial sentencing, scandalous actions and possibly ‘secret bad habits’. [2]

William Butler Yeats 0°01′ (and IC, POF), Karl Marx 0°23′, Jeffrey Dahmer 0°46′, Chris Brown 0°46′, Che Guevara 0°55′, Prince 1°07′.

Venus conjunct Hyadum I: Many accomplishments, artistic, ability to write or paint, strong passions, which influence work. [1]

These natives can find success in a wide variety of careers and also develop a likeable personality; however they will entertain strong feelings or opinions on subjects, people. They tend to be rather easily swayed, and if convenient to the end they seek, or to their purpose, they will permit such influences to affect their decisions, which could also affect others. These natives can develop the ability to excel in public matters and public favor. [2]

This is not altogether detrimental. The problem with this configuration is that these persons feel they receive no affection from others. This causes difficulties with personal relationships. Their feelings of this lack of affection causes over indulgences in eating and drinking. Substitution is the key word here – they substitute over indulgence for affection. They are unable to find affection in relationships causing them to go from one relationship to another. [6]

David Duke 0°03′, Bill Cosby 0°07′, Malcolm X 0°48′, Salman Rushdie 0°58′.

Mars conjunct Hyadum I: Abrupt, brave, aggressive, courageous, lacks concentration. [1]

Natives with this conjunction are almost ‘fearless’ in their approach to life’s problems – they tend to be dauntless, and because of their approach, they can easily dominate situations. They can gain high perferment in matters dealing with the public. Negatively, such natives may resort to scandalous actions, be subject to sudden changes, sudden mood changes, violence, even judicial sentencing. [2]

O. J. Simpson 0°57′, Jimmy Page 0°09′ (and Uranus), Cecilia Bartoli 0°49′, John Wayne Gacy 0°51′. 

Jupiter conjunct Hyadum I: Ambitious, dishonest, legal difficulties, quarrels with relatives, judicial sentence. [1]

The native may enjoy high preferment in their affairs, however danger ‘lurks’ that may lose all their gains if they channel their energies in a wrong direction; push their luck too far, go beyond their normal limits of capabilities. Possible: fame, good or bad. [2]

David Berkowitz 0°17′, Rudolf Hess 0°36′, Arthur Koestler 1°20′.

Saturn conjunct Hyadum I: Caution, forethought, omnivorous reader, scientific, success but little prominence, worry and annoyance from relatives. [1]

Connected with Saturn, the Hyades points to falls and accidents. [4]

This causes complications from the hips, down through the legs and to the toes. It is not an actual disease, but can be quite uncomfortable at times as it causes circulatory problems through the lower extremities. Persons with this configuration will find that these parts of the body “fall asleep’ at times for no good reason. [6]

Paul McCartney 0°12′, Dwayne Johnson 0°55′, Dolores O’Riordan 0°58′, Bobby Fischer 1°29′.

Uranus conjunct Hyadum I: Scientific, literary, artistic and mystical interests, unconsciously psychic, greatly influenced by environment, favorable for marriage after 35 and for gain and children, ill-health, seldom long life. [1]

These individuals experience problems with the gripping action of the hands. They may be able to grip things at times, but quite often they cannot hold onto anything for any period of time. It is the smaller objects that give the most trouble, such as cups, glasses and other objects like that. They are far more capable of picking up larger objects using both hands. Accidents can occur frequently, as they never know when the energy in the hands will suddenly disappear thus causing the loss of their grip. It may not seem to be a problem to these people, as they would put an object down before losing their grip so that others would not notice their weakness in this area. [6]

Jimmy Page 0°18′ (and Mars), Sirhan Sirhan 0°21′, Bonnie Parker 0°53′, Keith Richards 1°02′, Theodore Roosevelt 1°19′. 

Neptune conjunct Hyadum I: Keen intellect, learned, kind-hearted, sympathetic, scientific and philosophical interests, some inventive genius often connected with etheric waves, which will bring fame but not wealth, broad and unorthodox religious views, benefits from companies, favorable for domestic matters, not good for children, brothers or sisters, knowledge gained psychically, sudden death while engaged in important work. [1]

Vehlow recounts that “the Hyades with Neptune in the eighth house cause confused ideas, making ‘world saviors’ and leading to delusions of grandeur”, Vehlow wrote this before 1934. It is therefore hardly possible that he meant this to refer to Hitler in whose nativity Pluto is found in conjunction with the Hyades and nearby positioned is Neptune in the eighth house.” [4]

Jawaharlal Nehru 0°48′, Charles de Gaulle 1°16′.

Pluto conjunct Hyadum I: Adolf Hitler 0°25′, Jawaharlal Nehru 0°51′ (and Neptune). 

North Node conjunct Hyadum I: Khloé Kardashian 0°32′, Andy Warhol 1°16′, Olivia Rodrigo 1°29′, Susan Miller 1°36′.

South Node conjunct Hyadum I: Heinrich Himmler 0°04′, Charles Ponzi 0°09′, Drew Barrymore 0°20′, Anthony Hopkins 0°41′, Henry VIII 1°02′ (and MC), James Joyce 1°24′, Franklin D. Roosevelt 1°31′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.63, 188.
  2. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.78-79.
  3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34-36.
  4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.19.
  5. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.37.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.25.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

19 thoughts on “Fixed Star Hyadum I

  1. WOnderful post! So accurate. I am so fascinated by fixed stars.
    I have so many planets and asteroids in the area. I am successful in quick healing other people sorrows, traumas etc, skilled in writing. Scar on my nose, bad eyesight although corrected by exercise. Not receiving enough love In my youth. Not gay ( aka “evil disposition”)????.
    Thank you

    • Thanks Alice. I think the stars in this area with the evil disposition apply mainly to gay men.

        • Hi James. I am referring to the words of Vivian Robson, from 1923 in London. He wrote “evil disposition” to allude to LGBT. It’s not my writing. And that was not strange for that time and place.

      • Rather disturbing for my Gemini 8H stellium Sun 4 conj Jupiter 7 Venus 13 conj NN.16

  2. I’ve got Jupiter conjunct this star, but like you said – if other stars/aspects have a stronger orb or more significance then they dominate. Because I would say the only truth here is ambitious and quarrels with immediate relatives, but definitely not dishonest. Jupiter’s on my ascendant. I could imagine myself being a military commander, but who knows – it may be different if I was put into the career from a young age. I’d rather be in command than shouted at in the military though. You you, from watching films like ‘Full Mental Jacket.’ I wouldn’t want to shout at people, but I do think that I would make a good leader and I’m a communicator. The commanders must enjoy shouting at people to be able to do it. It makes you wander what’s going through their heads. Very masculine, but maybe too masculine. It’s nice to have a balance in life with masculine and feminine energy whether you’re a man or woman. I like men who are in touch with their feelings and sensitive, caring and sweet. Oh I love those hind of guys. Apparently we’re attracted to whatever our Mars sign is, if woman. Venus for man. Do you reckon that’s true, Jamie? My Mars is in the constellation of Pisces and I find myself being attracted to the really sweet, slightly emotional and sensitive men who are caring. I can’t wait to meet a guy like that!

    • Not sure about that Katie. I think the Descendant related more strongly to our inner partner. Sure Mars is your passionate desire but more just physical than the whole package with the DC.

      • I meant that I couldn’t imagine myself being a commander. I need to start proof-reading before I tap the send button! Yeah, I know what you mean. Mars isn’t long-term (marriage). Descendant’s for the long haul.

        • Looks like Sun quincunx Mars would have an aversion to commanding. Apart from stellar influences there are no aspects suggesting bossing people around. Moon sextile MC is public popularity so you could win a popularity content or election.

          • Yeah, I let people do what they want, because I wouldn’t like someone telling me what to do. We should all be free to do what we want (good intentions and all). I’ll have to read about that aspect (the Sun and Mars), I haven’t read about it yet. A family friend was joking around the other day that I should go up for priminister – it’s because I’m always taking about politics to him (but we mostly have the same political views). Apparently moon opposite vertex has a public popularity effect? I have that aspect and was reading about a celebrity who has that. I can’t remember if it was Brad Pitt?

            • I just read the “quincunx aspect.” I don’t relate to it at all. Maybe something else in my chart outweighs that aspect. The moon isn’t aspecting my MC. It’s Mars that’s Sextile my MC. Was that some kind of joke putting “moon Sextile MC?”

            • Quincunx is a minor aspect but I though it would be relevant being the only aspect to your Sun.

            • Yes that Vertex aspect most likely does even though I have not heard of it or researched it. I do remember that Part of Fortune opposite a planet seems to bring good fortune too.

          • jamie whats your take on part of fortune conjunct jupiter in natal chart plays out

  3. I am here bc in my solar Chart Rahu is near that constellation. I hope I can balance it out on the longer run.

  4. Hi, so I have the same birthday as queen victoria and have always associated this as my sun’s fixed star but I norice you have changed the degrees from 5 to 10 now. Does this mean that 3° is no longer equated with this fixed star due to the precision of the equinoxes or something else? Thank you for bringing clarity to this answer.

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