Fixed Star Khambalia

Khambalia at 06°57′ Scorpio has an orb of 1°10′
Fixed Star Khambalia

Virgo Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Khambalia on October 30

Fixed star Khambalia, Lambda Virginis, is a binary star system near the left foot of the Maiden, Virgo Constellation. Magnitude 4.52 (5.00 + 5.63), spectral type A1 V (A1V + A1V).

The traditional name Khambalia is an old Coptic word meaning Crooked-clawed.


Khambalia Astrology

KHAMBLIA. λ Virginus. A small star situated on the left foot of Virgo. From the Coptic meaning Crooked-clawed. Of the nature of Mercury and Mars. It causes swift violence, unreliability, changeability, and an argumentative nature. [1]

KHAMBLIA. λ Virginus. A small white star. Spectral class A2. The native is subject to changing conditions, conversational problems, self-destruction, unexpected gains, good fortune, philosophical inclinations, pragmatic, sociable, argumentive, impersonal. [6]

It is a Mercury-Mars star by Ptolemy. The name has its roots in old Coptic and means ‘Crooked Claw’, most probably the same device which we call also the Swastika, and whose ancient symbolism contained the idea of a secret knowledge, accessible to us, but only if one knows the way to get to it, as we find also with the symbolism of the maze in other cultures. The word ‘Shambala’ has a similar root and meaning; so has the pentagram, so that the Arabic word for Five, Khamsa, may well also derive from the same piece of mystique. Khamr, wine, also has a connection, being so often a symbol for the ‘secret of life’, ‘the Spirit’ again, as well as the means so often used to enter a transcendental (or just inebriated) state of consciousness. Both Sufi and Alchemical literature are of course rich in this allegorical form.

So Khambalia is very much a star of the penetration of secrets and, although within the Constellation of Virgo by the map, its present location by Sign is at 6°38′ of (Scorpio), ‘a long way from home’, and at 12°11′ Libra even when we have corrected its sidereal placing. So the Mars in the simile which Ptolemy gave it is that of Mars in its second ruler-ship, rather than the open energy of Aries. Consequently this star denotes those good at applying intellect to deep research of any kind, to police-type investigation, to espionage, and also to such pursuits as alchemy and the esoteric in general.

If two horoscopes each have a strong feature, the one on this star, the other opposite to it, there is evidence to suggest that the relationship between the two can appear quite malefic on the surface, yet with a deep understanding of each other, even a willing co-operation at a deep subliminal level, it is as though their apparent conflict is part of an act by which both are together finding the way to the source of their Being, the center of that swastika in them. It is hoped that readers have by now ceased to associate the swastika with the regime that briefly made it notorious from 1933 to 1945. [2]

Fixed star Khambalia rules the inside of the spine. [3]

Constellation Virgo

Ptolemy makes the following observations; “The stars in the head of Virgo, and that at the top of the southern wing, operate like Mercury and somewhat like Mars: the other bright stars in the same wing, and those about the girdle, resemble Mercury in their influence, and also Venus, moderately . . . those at the points of the feet and at the bottom of the garments are like Mercury, and also Mars, moderately.” By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Gimel and the 3rd Tarot Trump “The Empress.” [1]

This constellation is indicative of an abundance in harvest and a fruitfulness of agriculture in general. But when prominent in the charts of eclipses it portends events concerning kings (heads of state) and in this regard can be an ill omen indeed. [4]

In astrology this constellation and Gemini were the House of Mercury. But usually, and far more appropriately, Virgo’s stars have been given over to the care of Ceres, her namesake, the long-time goddess of the harvest. For her astrological colors Virgo assumed black speckled with blue; and was thought of as governing the abdomen in the human body, but always as an unfortunate, sterile sign. The appearance of a comet within its borders implied many grievous ills to the female portion of the population. [5]

Lambda Virginis, Khambalia

Lambda Virginis, Khambalia

Khambalia Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Khambalia: Johnny Carson 0°08′, Hunter Schafer 0°31′, Sid Vicious 1°01′.

Midheaven conjunct Khambalia: Ariana Grande 0°27′, Ted Kennedy 0°49′.

Imun Coeli conjunct Khambalia: Chris Brown 0°19′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Khambalia: Leonardo DiCaprio 0°33′.

Sun conjunct Khambalia: High preferment in business, politics and martial affairs. The native can excel in unusual occupations and occupations requiring unusual abilities. Natives with this conjunction should expect changing conditions, as a result of employment, family affairs, domestic problems, any of which might occur just when there seems to be no reason for any change. [6]

Diego Maradona 0°35′, Theodore Roosevelt 0°39′.

Moon conjunct Khambalia: These natives ‘tell it like it is’. This philosophy applies in all their activities. They have the ability to forge ahead, become prominent leaders in profession or business. High preferment in all matters dealing with the public. Negatively, the native will make statements that could prove embarrassing and could create lasting problems. Abruptness is the keynote of the conjunction. Less advanced, or more negative nativities could self destruct. [6]

James Dean 0°15′, Steven Spielberg 0°38′, Julian Assange 1°08′.

Mercury conjunct Khambalia: A keen mentality, quick with verbal responses signify these natives. Speeches, writings, conversations may create lasting problems. Possibly self-destruction. [6]

This position affects the nerves leading out from the spine causing severe back problems that these persons elect to correct through surgery. This is a grave mistake as cutting the tiny nerves interferes with the energy flow to this area so that the person cannot bend at all. This causes a waste buildup in the colon and intestines causing even more pressure on the lower spine. This problem can be alleviated to a great extent through food that have a cleansing effect, such as lemon and papaya juice; chamomile and peppermint tea for the nerves, and raw vegetables. They should definitely not eat any red meat. [3]

Charles III 0°43′.

Venus conjunct Khambalia: The basic nature of the native is not warm. Many such natives can be quite cold, impersonal in their responses. The more negative nativities can harbor grudges. The overall nature of these, both positive and negative nativities, is that of a corkscrew mind, which in enlightened or advanced nativities will be of great material assistance to them while in negative nativities it can create the harboring of grudges, meanness and an almost get even type of an attitude. [6]

Mars conjunct Khambalia: These natives are bold, brash, pushy and can become almost objectionable. They are often of an argumentive type. Changeable, when it suits their purpose. Outwardly calm, however, they can be unscrupulous, stubborn in the more negative nativities. Unexpected turbulence possible. Self-destruction is possible. [6]

Pierre-Auguste Renoir 0°07′.

Jupiter conjunct Khambalia: High preferment in matters dealing with public affairs. In mature nativities, wide popularity can be expected. In weak or negative nativities, extremes in acceptance from undesirables or societies castoffs can be expected. In either a positive or a negative nativity there can be fame, good or bad. [6]

Carl Sagan 0°25′, Catherine, Princess of Wales 0°34′, Hunter Biden 0°55′, Charles Manson 1°04′.

Saturn conjunct Khambalia: Michael Moore 0°02′, Vespasian 0°38′.

Uranus conjunct Khambalia: Tiger Woods 0°15′

Neptune conjunct Khambalia: Sean Penn 0°12′, Sarah, Duchess of York 0°15′, Charles II of England 0°30′, Jeffrey Dahmer 0°44′.

Pluto conjunct Khambalia: Drake 0°15′, Lionel Messi 0°31′, Henry VIII 0°35′, Novak Djokovic 1°09′.

North Node conjunct Khambalia: Ellen DeGeneres 0°20′.

South Node conjunct Khambalia: Francisco Franco 0°32′, John Wayne Bobbitt 0°54′.

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.66, 67, 173, 211, 212.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.73.
  3. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.84.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.45.
  5. Star Names Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1963, Virgo.
  6. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.151-152.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

19 thoughts on “Fixed Star Khambalia

  1. I have Khambalia rising. I guess I’m pretty good at deep investigation, I’ve played neighborhood cop and my activities have been investigated by the police. Erroneously, of course, thanks to Neptune in the 1st, which makes people believe whatever they suspect. That’s what you get for doing too much good… The only Aspect to my AC is a trine to Saturn in Pisces, so there’s more policing for you. Not surprisingly, I’m always the guy who calls the cops, usually on criminals and disorderly drunks.

  2. I also have Khambalia rising (6’43” Scorpio) and have always read a lot of detective stories! “Secret knowledge,” mystery and the cultivation of consciousless have an exotic glow for me, more interesting than our mundane culture. Otherwise, I’m far more my Cancer sun than my Scorpio ascendant. (Blue-green eyes, fair-skinned, even.)

  3. My Moon’s at 6’49” Scorpio! It’s said that the degree of fall for the Moon is 3′ Scorpio, is this possibly changed now due to precession, would that be a pre-dated measurement for Khambalia’s position in ancient times? My experience of this Moon is also associated with a semi-square to the conjunction of the planets Uranus and Pluto in the 4th!
    With Aquarius Sun and Mercury in 9th Aquarius, I’ve been able to channel some of the demand of the Khamblia Moon into thinking outside the square!
    I’d suggest Khambalia on my Moon signifies an alchemical memory, something that urges me to transform regardless of current concepts held in the collective mind! It keeps nudging me to tune into a sense of what seems, on the initial surface, to be pure darkness, evil if you will – when unravelled however, ends up being a mixture of the compounded emotional impossibilities I’ve lived and are living through! The efforts from me to embrace this apparent darkness, to be honest as possible about the extreme nature of its emotional potential, has resulted in much healing – the unravelling of these compounded impossibilities has led into access of notions of consciousness that are seemingly impossible from any usual disposition – daring to enter the underworld, the lair of (not evil) what’s merely our own undigested experiences – hence the bowel problems associated with Scorpio!

  4. Know someone with this star rising afflicted by Saturn, Mars or Neptune and what you may have is a very angry and jealous person. The underside of Scorpio is highlighted which accentuates a suspicious nature, violent outbursts and constant nagging. If the ascendant is square Neptune, I would suggest beware of irrational behavior and even lunacy. There can be no peace in a household with such a person who watches your every move and is inclined to believe they have been cheated or that you are lying. Khambalia is an evil star.

  5. Does it apply to Solar Arc Ascendant too? Mine presently is conjunct this fixed star ????. Definitely doing a lot of investigation on my own.

    With the Venus-Jupiter conjunction here, does it make this behavior more obsessive?

    • Pluto is the planet of transformation and is assigned to Sco, so you could have double-whammy here, for good, or for bad.

  6. This is amazing! My Sco Sun is at 6’57 conj Sco Venus at 4’38, yet and unfortunately squared by my Jupiter at 3’44 Leo.

  7. Thank you for your timely comments on this star. Khamblia is conjunct Ultima Thule on my birthday, many years ago. Jan 11/62

    In the NewYear, Jan1st, Nasa is flyby Utima for a closer inspection, lol

      • The Vigo quality is a dominant theme in 2019. The findings on this thread supports this. Pluto now stays in the third decan of Capricorn. The decan of Capricorn-Virgo. Note too, Mars and Venus are conjunct 4° Virgo close to the Sun Virgo ingress. We are likely to see more effort towards Service, analysis, inspection, process and method. The boundaries of the unknown open and we want to know about why things are the way they are.



    KEYNOTE: The passionate search for new values which, at any level, promise a more abundant life.

    The greatness of humanity, is that we’re always able to be greater; likewise, at a national level, humanities “greed” is more easily aroused by whatever promises more wealth, more power, and ever-greater achievements, at all levels – spiritual as well as material. Beyond this arousal of greed is the deep-seated desire to play a more important or spectacular role in one’s society or community. Greed’s the perverse intensification of the social sense, as lust is the perverse intensification of the longing for love. Always at this Scorpio level the yearning is for an ever more intense and all-absorbing union with a person or a community — a yearning which motivates a search for more effectual means to achieve as total a feeling experience as is possible.

    This is the first stage of the forty-fourth sequence of symbolic phases in the cycle of existence. It dramatises the capacity in humanity to tear them self away from the known and the familiar, gambling everything on a vision or dream. A Keyword could be AVIDITY.

  9. I have pluto at 6 degrees scorpio . How does that affect me? I have my mercury at 9 degrees scorpio and venus at 20 degrees scorpio.

    • Hey, I’m only a couple days older than you! My Mercury is conjunct Pluto at 6 degrees, and honestly stressed me out before, but some things make a little more sense now, knowing that they are both on top of this star, of all stars lol. I’m tired.

  10. Info ~ Hygeia currently @ 6’56” Scorpio at the moment conjunct this star.
    Digging deep.. hoping for a knife free outcome on the health side.

  11. This fixed star conjuncts both pluto and vertex. Also, the Moon and Mercury are trineed. Neptune sextile.. I understand better why I dig deep.

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