Markab Star – Saddle of the Horse

Markab at 23°28′ Pisces has an orb of 2°00′
Markab Star Astrology

Markab Star [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Markab on March 13

Fixed star Markab, Alpha Pegasi, is a white star located in the Saddle of the Winged Horse, Pegasus constellation. The traditional name Markab derives from the Arabic word مركب  (markab) which means the saddle of the horse. The three main stars of Pegasus all have a similar astrological influence, those being Scheat, Markab and Algenib.


08 ♓ 52
15 ♓ 19
23 ♓ 28
29 ♓ 22
02 ♈ 35

Fixed Star

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Markab Star Astrology

Fixed star Markab is of the nature of Mars and Mercury. It gives honor, riches, fortune, danger from fevers, cuts, blows, stabs and fire and a violent death. [1]

Markab in the Saddle of Pegasus has a Mercury-Mars nature. Tradition has it that, in conjunction with Mars, Uranus or Saturn, this will bring dangers from fire, weapons or explosions. Tied up with propitious stellar bodies, Markeb is said to influence above all the spiritual and mental nature, to give a good head for figures, intellectual alertness, mental powers in general and the ability to further propaganda activity, if at the same time relevant aspects are also present.

German Chancellor Adenauer had this fixed star conjunction Mars and also square the MC and in half sums Mercury/Jupiter and Moon/Pluto; altogether, this was a correct interpretation for his activity as a successful statesman. Axel Brostroem had unusual success with his giant shipping firm and as a ship-builder. At his birth, Jupiter was united with Markab in Sun/Mars on the Asc. On the other hand, a conjunction with the MC can be really of grave disadvantage. [2]

α and β Pagasi; respectively Markab and Scheat, are both Mars-Mercury stars. Both these stars are true-black malefics in traditional astrology, promising injury by one’s hand or another’s, and life imprisonment. We can now see how, in the times of profane use of astrology, this arose. At this far end of the Zodiac, we find it easy to delude ourselves that ‘now we know it all’; we can take our seats with the gods. ‘Markab’ is commonly a ship, but may be used for any kind of conveyance, a saddle on a horse included, so off we go in or on it. If we did indeed learn what Andromeda had to teach us at the start of the journey, then fine, we can achieve ‘Great Mastery’, the occasionally mentioned positive signature of these two stars: all we could wish for, that being the meaning of Scheat (Al Shi’at). But if we started out rightly, then we should have here no need to exhibit that mastery in secular power, nor should we still need to wish for more than we already have and are: ‘My Kingdom is not the world’, as Jesus said so well. So we can easily recognize the quiet, unassuming, untroubled true master from the embattled, imprisoned, pathetic pretender to mastery. [3]

Markab rules the center of the ball of the right foot. [4]

The brightest α (on the neck of the horse at the junction of the wing), comes down to us with the ancient Hebrew name of Markab, which means returning from afar. [6]

Constellation Pegasus gives ambition, vanity, intuition, enthusiasm, caprice and bad judgment. Prevails against disease of horses and preserves horsemen in battle. [1] The constellation portends events concerning ships and the ocean and also changes in the weather. In medieval times it was said to indicate vain individuals with a great deal of ambition, but with very poor judgment. [3]

Markab Star, Alpha Pegasi

Markab Star, Alpha Pegasi []

Markab Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Markab: It will bring forth people endowed with swiftness of movement and limbs alert to perform every task. One man will cause his horse to wheel round in caracoles, and proudly mounted on its back he will wage war from on high; horseman and soldier in one. Another will possess the ability to rob the racecourse of its true length such is his speed that he will seem to dissemble the movement of his feet and make the ground vanish before him. Who more swiftly could fly back from the ends of the earth as messenger or with light foot to the earth’s ends make his way? He will also heal a horse’s wounds with the sap of common plants, and will know the herbs which bring aid to an animal’s limbs and those which grow for the use of man. [5]

Descendant conjunct Markab: Josemaria Escriva De Balaguer 1°01′

Midheaven conjunct Markab: Disgrace, ruin and often a violent death. [1] Of grave disadvantage. [2]

Sun conjunct Markab: Energetic, unlucky, impermanent martial honors, disappointed ambitions, accidents, sickness. [1]

Moon conjunct Markab: Injuries from enemies and domestic matters, fairly good health but many accidents. If Mars be with Moon, death by wild beasts or soldiers. If a malefic be with Cingula Orionis, death by human hands. [1]

Mercury conjunct Markab: Good mind, rash and headstrong, quick in speech, diplomatic, capable writer, criticized, friends become enemies. [1]

This causes growth on the right foot, such as warts, or types of fungus. There is disruption of the energy through ht lungs and breathing areas of the cheat causing fungus growths in the lungs. Anyone having this configuration should definitely not smoke, or a serious health problem will result. Emphysema, cancer an other types of lung diseases of a serious nature are a certainty with those who have this configuration if they elect to smoke or otherwise take in foreign matter into the lungs. Natives with this conjunction should drink hot teas such as sassafras, red ginger, ginger root or golden seal root in small amounts. These teas are purifiers and are too strong to drink continuously. As a preventative, a pinch of one of the teas in a large cup of hot water every other day would adequate. However, if a disease has already has already taken hold, ginger root should be taken in small amounts every day, alternating with sassafras tea mixed with ginger root to add to the cleansing properties to the herbs. Combining sassafras with ginger root would ordinarily be too powerful for the body to handle, but in extreme cases, these persons can handle this combination for three days using a teaspoon of each herb in a large cup of hot water. This can be helpful even in the case of cancer or any type of fungus-related disease. [4]

Venus conjunct Markab: Evil associates, drink and other excesses. [1]

Mars conjunct Markab: Quarrelsome, violent, many difficulties and losses through Mercurial affairs. [1]

Dangers from fire, weapons or explosions. [2]

These individuals experience a slight inflammation through the muscle of the right foot and the bronchial sacs. This may manifest as a boil on the bottom of the foot or in the bronchial area. There can be a persistent cough with mucus, with the problem being difficult to diagnose and to heal. These persons should drink hot peppermint or spearmint teas continuously as it is difficult to draw the infections from the bronchial area. The infected mucus simply drifts to other parts of the body, infecting the intestinal and stomach areas. [4]

Jupiter conjunct Markab: Trouble and loss through legal matters, danger of judicial sentence or banishment and exile. [1]

Saturn conjunct Markab: Born in poverty, prison or asylum, may be abandoned, hard life, imprisoned for crime, few friends, unfavorable for domestic matters, death under similar conditions to birth. [1] Dangers from fire, weapons or explosions. [2]

Uranus conjunct Markab: Evil habits, mental disturbances, clever, wanderer, unavailing efforts, peculiar life, trouble with parent of opposite sex and domestic matters, many accidents, violent death. [1]

Dangers from fire, weapons or explosions. [2]

This causes slight spams through the feet that can be considered nerve disorders for the most part. Rubbing the feet often would be a good habit with any type of oil, and soaking them in warm water with a small amount of baking soda. Drinking a half glass of warm milk in the morning will literally heal the nerves and should be made a daily ritual. [4]

Neptune conjunct Markab: Unbalanced or abnormal mind, many disappointments, emotional, romantic, distasteful environment, secret enemies, domestic disharmony, many accidents, violent death in early life. [1]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.174-175.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.78-79.
3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.127-128.
4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.166-168.
5. Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 5, p.350-353.
6. The Witness of the Stars, E. W. Bullinger, Pegasus (the Winged Horse).

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

17 thoughts on “Markab Star – Saddle of the Horse

  1. Juno/Pallas conjunction at 24 Pisces, 5th house, hmm gotta feeling stirring in reading this information that it may have something to do with the missing link to my understanding how this conjunction of asteroids operates in my life, its has been and continues to be. a very strong one, being at the creative/conception level of things, plus other influences, so thanks Jamie, more food for thought as always.

  2. The feeling i get is that all fixed stars are bad influences on the planets and points

    • Yes Jessie it is important to take the whole chart into consideration. Einstein’s Sun was conjunct Markeb by 1°42′ which is a wek conjunction. He also had a very well aspected Sun sextile Mars and Pluto. One day I hope to add lists of famous people next to each star conjunction. Vivian Robson’s interpretations are well known for being fatalistic. Did you read what Elsbeth Ebertin wrote? “Tied up with propitious stellar bodies, Markeb is said to influence above all the spiritual and mental nature, to give a good head for figures, intellectual alertness, mental powers in general and the ability to further propaganda activity, if at the same time relevant aspects are also present.”

  3. I have this conjunct my Mars and that bit about mucus blew me out of the water! I’ve had a chronic mucus problem since I was thirteen, I’m spitting/hacking it up throughout the day, even though I’m otherwise healthy and have a clean diet and doctors have no answer.

  4. You have a good website and everything, but your cartooning of ancient astrology shows you know nothing about it. Taking little swipes at the ancient thinkers is not wise. You do not even know their names. What is more, my brother, is that the founders of modern astrology (in the 20th century) also totally ignorant — they did not have ancient texts available to them, and it can take a lifetime to penetrate them to their core in the first place — and so you are on rather treacherous ground without realizing it. How easy it is to simply dismiss the creators of astrology without even knowing their names, let alone their Ideas. Astrology, properly understood, is a Cosmology. I am referring to ancient Greece & Egypt.

    So developed is the ancient astrology/cosmology at this point — known but by a few — that Universities will, in due time, be forced admit the place astrology has in the world historically. Old texts have emerged and been grasped. It soon will be reckoned with by the greatest thinkers. The details are NOT available on the internet like thousands of modern astrology sites are. So great is it, that it will no longer be able to be dismissed … while as you know modern astrology is virtually ALWAYS dismissed and easily shrugged off and even laughed at (– borrowing its ideas from psychology. Where is ITS OWN internal structure and integrity? What principles does it rest on? This is a very big question, and is for great thinkers. Modern astrology is not a system, but is a chaos. Could its integrity withstand an assault of its concepts and procedures? Surely not. For every astrologer today has their own version. This being true, admittedly, one must wonder .. how could the subject of astrology be taken seriously by any REAL thinker, scientist or philosopher? — Or language professor — (hint hint) ? Astrology means, after all “speech of the stars”.) At any rate, brother, I appreciate you and your site. You write with emotional clarity and are helping many people. Thank you very much, and keep up the good work, and being mindful to not speak of what you are unaware.

    Peace be with you from peace, joy from joy, love from love, life from divine life. The same to your readers who I, like you, hold in my heart dearly.


    Light of the Wesak

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