Lesath Star – Sting of the Scorpion

Lesath at 24°01′ Sagittarius has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Lesath Star Astrology

Scorpius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Lesath on December 16

Fixed star Lesath, Upsilon Scorpii, is a magnitude 2.7 bluish star located in the Sting of the Scorpio, Scorpius Constellation. The traditional name Lesath comes from the Arabic word las’a, which means pass (or bite) of a poisonous animal. However. this is a mistranslation by Scaliger for the earlier word Alascha, which came from the Arabic al laţkha, which means the foggy patch, referring to the nearby open cluster M7. Along with Lambda Scorpii (Shaula), Lesath is called the Cat’s Eyes.


17 ♐ 58
22 ♐ 27
24 ♐ 01
25 ♐ 44
27 ♐ 58

Fixed Star




Lesath Star Astrology

Fixed star Lesath is of the nature of Mercury and Mars. It gives danger, desperation, immorality and malevolence, and is connected with acid poisons. [1]

Lesath and Shaula in the sting of the Scorpion are considered unlucky stars. In medieval times these stars were said to be connected with poisons. [2]

Lesath in close conjunction with lambda Scorpii, both in the Tail End of the Scorpio (lesos is Greek for sting), has a Mars nature blended with Mercurian influence. According to tradition, Lesath in conjunction Mars, Uranus or Saturn, Midheaven or Ascendant could point to danger from wild animals, either to be ripped up by them, massacred, or torn into pieces. This medieval interpretation is no longer correct. At present, a configuration involving this fixed star points to accidents, catastrophes, or operations. Corresponding to the sign Scorpio, this could work with appendicitis, appendectomy, or removing of hemorrhoids by operation. If associated with a benefic stellar body, and if channeled in the right direction, there is the possibility that the energy associated with the Mars nature can make for marked achievements. [3]

Lesath, υ Scorpio, sometimes written as Lesuth, means Sting, derived from the Arabic Al Lathagh or, earlier, Al Las’ah. Another name seen occasionally is Al Fikrah but this has been applied to each of the string of stars marking the vertebrae of the long tail, whereas the one now under discussion truly is the one at the tip, and is thus the sting. Not unexpectedly it gets a Mercury-Mars rating from Ptolemy, what else for deft and swift injector like this? Its qualities in the horoscope are very much those of a probing, sharp intellect and incisive wit, every bit as damaging as a knife to its opponent. It does show them to have an enterprising spirit of keenness of insight. People with this star strong in their charts are noted for doing well in debate, business, sport, and high office in general. If not well aspected, though, they can be inclined to strike first and ask afterwards, with an embarrassing loss of face. [4]

Lesath star rules the middle of the groin in the human body. [5]

Constellation Scorpio was the dreaded symbol of darkness in the region of the Euphrates. Comets in this region of the sky were said to portend plagues of “reptiles” (read as locusts or other insects harmful to agriculture). In Classical Scientific Astrology the fruitful nature of Scorpio was mentioned. This attribute also applies to the constellation. The constellation of the Scorpion has been considered unlucky from earliest antiquity. [2]

Fixed Star Lesath Star Upsilon Scorpii

The Cates Eyes, Lesath and Shaula [www.starfieldobservatory.com]

Lesath Star Conjunctions

Descendant conjunct Lesath: Jamison Twins 0°29′

Midheaven conjunct Lesath: Dr. Phil McGraw 1°22′

Part of Fortune conjunct Lesath: Robert De Niro 1°22′

Moon conjunct Lesath: Liz Greene 0°07′, Anthony Hopkins 0°55′, Vincent van Gogh 1°13′, Tiger Woods 1°17′

Mercury conjunct Lesath: These are persons who study other individuals through literature and other methods of communication. This action is similar to the position of Mercury at the fixed star Ras Alhague as the affect of both stars overlap at this point. They do stalk a celebrated or important person at the mental level, gathering all information on the person and their work. This position being slightly stronger than the preceding one, these individuals can drive themselves into a nervous breakdown in their attempts to discover everything they can about the person they are investigating. They can get deeply involved and take up a cause for the person they are stalking if they feel the persons had been treated unjustly. [5]

Venus conjunct Lesath: Mark Twain 0°00′, Winston Churchill 0°13′

Mars conjunct Lesath:  This is a far more difficult point than the fixed star Ras Alhague  as Mars at this point draws both fixed stars together. This brings on the stalking trait with violence. This is a person who needs to be guarded against, as this can be the murderer. This person would not care whether their prey is strong or weak. They definitely like the hunt, and for those in areas where game hunting is available, some of their energy can be directed there. However, the majority live in urban areas where hunting for animals is not available. These persons are in a rage for the most part and like to have their animal power put to use. A woman with this position would likely take her rage out on other women. The criminal aspect is still prevalent, even befriending another female, and then ending it with torture or murder. There is a health problem also at this point. This may cause a problem with the blood flow in the groin area. This is an indicator of the criminality in this individual showing up in the system. The problem can be alleviated through a diet of cottage cheese, rice and raspberry leaf tea along with other good, natural foods; however, they would not be likely to accept this advice. If they do, it would tremendously help to modify their disposition. They must eliminate red meats and foods with added chemicals. [5]

Saturn conjunct Lesath: This affects the health of the person in the area of the groin. These persons can be misdiagnosed for the reason that the sexual organs can be blamed for the extreme pain involved here. The pain can be so extreme as to cause these individuals to use a cane in order to walk. Help is available for the pain if they would place both hands over the painful area for five minutes before retiring, and to massage the affected area. Chamomile tea would also help reduce the pain, along with a hot pack where the pain is felt. [5] Henri Matisse 0°12′

Uranus conjunct Lesath:  The affects the blood in the groin area, and down to the thigh. The person would experience a numbness as though the entire area was dead. Massaging the area would be very beneficial, along with a cool pack. Drinking chamomile tea is also recommended. It is very upsetting to these individuals as they do not understand the reason for the numbness, Chamomile tea soothes and balances the entire nervous system and should be taken daily. [5] Karl Marx 1°57′

Neptune conjunct Lesath: Serena Williams 1°30′, Beyoncé 1°40′

North Node conjunct Lesath: Pope Francis I 1°08′, Napoleon Bonaparte 1°29′

South Node conjunct Lesath: Vincent van Gogh 0°30′


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.173.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.47.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.69.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.85.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.122.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

4 thoughts on “Lesath Star – Sting of the Scorpion

  1. Gosh Jamie, I have learned so much reading your work on fixed stars!!
    I have Lesath conjunct my moon at 24 degrees…and can attest to my sharp incisive wit…and sting!
    When I was younger my mother called me persuasive and wanted me to enter politics.
    As an artist foremostly that did not appeal…although I watch it closely.
    Astrology has been my inroad to the understanding of my loved ones and those close to me.
    I worry about blindness as I’m prone to do here…better get a checkup!! ????

    • Just remember Penelope that when Robson wrote these interpretations, medicine was not as it is today. Plus we now have corrective eye glasses etc. It can also mean a talent for spiritual sight, like second sight or seeing visions.

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