Fixed Star Mizar

Mizar at 15°42′ Virgo has an orb of 2°10′
Fixed Star Mizar

Ursa Major Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Mizar on September 8

Fixed star Mizar, Zeta Ursae Majoris, is a quadruple star system in the Tail of the Big Bear, Ursa Major constellation. Mizar is a visual double, each of which is a spectroscopic binary. The two visible stars are referred to as ζ1 and ζ2 Ursae Majoris, or Mizar A and B. Their combined apparent magnitude is 2.04.

  • ζ1 UMa magnitude (V) 2.23, spectral type A2Vp/A2Vp
  • ζ2 UMa magnitude (V) 3.88, spectral type kA1h(eA)mA7IV-V

Mizar also forms a naked eye double with the fainter star 80 Ursae Major, Alcor (15°52′ Virgo). This brilliant white and pale emerald star also appears in the handle of the Big Dipper asterism.

The traditional name Mizar derives from the Arabic المئزر miʼzar meaning ‘apron; a wrapper, covering, cover,’ waistband or girdle.


11 ♍ 19
13 ♍ 25
15 ♍ 42
17 ♍ 42
21 ♍ 37

Fixed Star




Mizar Star Mythology

Chinese Taoism personifies Mizar as the star of Lu (禄). The Lu star is believed to be Zhang Xian, who lived during the Later Shu dynasty. The word lu specifically refers to the salary of a government official. As such, the Lu star is the star of prosperity, rank, and influence. The Lu star was also worshipped as the deity dictating one’s success in the imperial examinations and, therefore, success in the imperial bureaucracy. The Lu star is usually depicted in the dress of a mandarin.

The Star of Prosperity is Mizar in Ursa Major. The Star of Prosperity (Luxing), dressed in imperial robes, is a smiling, bearded man who holds the Wish-Fulfilling Scepter (ruyi). [1]

In Hindu astronomy, Mizar is called Vasistha and Alcor is called Arundhati. As a married couple, they symbolize marriage. In some Hindu communities, priests conducting a wedding ceremony point to these stars as a symbol of the closeness marriage brings to a couple. [7]

The 13th-century Persian astronomical writer Al Kazwini said that “people tested their eyesight by this star.” Arabic literature says that only those with the sharpest eyesight can see its companion Alcor. The name the Arabs used for Alcor was suha, meaning either the ‘forgotten’ or ‘neglected’ one. Mizar is easily seen today, and it is believed it has grown in magnitude over the centuries. [2]

Mizar Astrology

The spectral class A2 suggests Mizar has a Venus nature.

ζ Ursae Majoris. A white and pale emerald star on the tail of the Bear. This star was originally called ‘Mirak’ (not Merak). Later, an astronomer changed its name to Mizar. Its companion star, ALCOR, is 11’ 48” distant from Mizar, which in miles is in the millions. Alcor is yellow, of an unfortunate influence. Spectral classes A2 and A6. A complex star system. Alcor spectral class F. This star system imparts to its natives ambition, creativeness, artistic inclinations, and disharmony. The system deals with the masses, catastrophes, controversial issues, controversial subjects and people. Tragedies. [8]

Supposedly, Mizar portends a Mars nature. The reputation of Mizar, if it is in maximal position in a mundane map, is that of being connected with fires of a catastrophic extent and mass calamities. In personal charts, Mizar is not helpful if conjunction bad planets. It is not wrong to assume that, besides these handicaps, artistic emanations can also be attributed to Mizar. Mozart and Marlene Dietrich had this star rising. [3]

Mizar is said to presage the death of a loved one by the ancient astrologers. [4]

Mizar means a girdle or waistband. There is no traceable reason for this name appearing here, and it is almost certainly an early Western misspelling of Mirza, Prince, for the next star along signifies a man of authority. In both cases, of course, the titles come from a culture that saw other than a bear in these stars or did not allow the Bear this long tail.

We have to keep to the wrong name, which is now too well established., but we should allow that Mizar/Mirza does show more than average authority in the Virgoan role of service to one’s fellow man, sharing in that tendency to power, which shows in all stars in the mid-point of a Sign. The same Saturn-Venus nature found with its zodiacal neighbors Zosma and Denebola. [5]

Ursa Major Constellation

According to Ptolemy, Ursa Major is like Mars. It is said to give a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature but an uneasy spirit and great anger and revengefulness when roused. By the Kabalists, it is associated with the Hebrew letter Zain and the 7th Tarot Trump “The Chariot.” [6]

Astrologically, both Bears were said to presage an evil influence. They are particularly injurious as regards the affairs of nations and kings. [4]

Zeta Ursae Majoris, Mizar

Alcor and Mizar [Wikisky]

Fixed Star Mizar Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Mizar: Good fortune, happiness, gifts, fortunate for love and marriage, gain by legacies and inheritance (Venus nature). [6]

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 0°26′ (and North Node), Nicolaus Copernicus 1°12′.

Midheaven conjunct Mizar: Honor and success, dealings with and help through women, success in occupations of a Venus nature. [6]

Justin Bieber 0°12′, Liz Greene 1°45′.

Descendant conjunct Mizar: Billie Eilish 1°35′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Mizar: Dua Lipa 0°14′, Bobby Fischer 0°35′, Roman Polanski 1°53′.

Sun conjunct Mizar: High religious preferment. Preferment in writing, government, business and matters dealing with the public. The native may gain honors dealing with the masses. The native may become carping, critical and almost appear to be soured on life. These natives can become creative. [8]

Sara Aldrete 0°51′, Ivan The Terrible 2°06′ (and Mars).

Moon conjunct Mizar: High preferment in legal, martial and all material matters. Native can become successful in dealing with the masses. There is the ever-present danger of becoming involved with undesirables or controversial issues, people. Native, unless cautious, could be subject to reversals. Violence is possible unless precautions are taken. [8]

Jamison Twins 1°24′, William Lilly 1°34′, Marquis de Sade 1°42′, Jay Leno 1°57′ (and Saturn).

Mercury conjunct Mizar: The native with this conjunction can develop the ability to uncover, ferret out, and deal with big problems in a very successful manner. They can develop the ability to deal with large numbers of people. The native is very ambitious, so much so that they tend to create jealousy, envy, and even animosity, most generally unintentionally, prominence through financial affairs is possible. The native is good at details and able to outguess others. One can go so far and no farther with these natives. It almost appears that they are private persons. [8]

Kylie Jenner 1°22′.

Venus conjunct Mizar: The native can develop an unusual creative ability and engage in large projects or careers that enable them to reach large numbers of people. Normally, the native is of a rather quiet nature. [8]

David Koresh 0°07′, Mick Jagger 1°19′, Joe Rogan 1°27′, Gwen Stefani 2°09′.

Mars conjunct Mizar: The native is quick-witted but subject to making statements of a highly controversial nature, or remarks that create rather than cure problems, or becoming involved in controversial matters or situations that engulf them. The native is overly ambitious and has the ability to quickly grasp ideas, understand situations and problems, and expand upon them. Although this is not a violent star, in some manner there is the possibility that the native could become involved in bloodshed or other serious activities that could involve the masses in some way. The negative effect of Alcor would then be in evidence. [8]

Charles Manson 0°03′, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 0′08, Ivan The Terrible 0°15′ (and Sun), Yoko Ono 0°21′, Carl Sagan 1°37′ (and Neptune).

Jupiter conjunct Mizar: High preferment in religion, government, legal and matters dealing with public affairs. Natives with a well or positively aspected Jupiter can find success in dealing with large companies, with the public, as an entertainer, a politician or school teacher, any career dealing with the masses or large groups of people. Nativities with no support for Jupiter can experience a fall from grace or power. [8]

Elizabeth Montgomery 0°34′.

Saturn conjunct Mizar: Bernadette Brady 0°46′, Richard Branson 0°50′, Caitlyn Jenner 1°07′, Charles de Gaulle 1°54′, Jay Leno 2°10′ (and Moon).

Uranus conjunct Mizar: Mary Shelley 0°00′, Cecilia Bartoli 0°19′ (and Pluto), Charles II of England 0°52′, Kamala Harris 1°55′ (and Pluto).

Neptune conjunct Mizar: Elvis Presley 0°20′, Yves Saint Laurent 0°21′, Charles Manson 0°31′, Roy Orbison 0°33′, Carl Sagan 0°35′ (and Mars), Manuel Noriega 1°00′, Woody Allen 1°53′, Bill Cosby 1°54′.

Pluto conjunct Mizar: Kamala Harris 0°15′ (and Uranus), Cecilia Bartoli 0°36′ (and Uranus), Robert Downey Jr. 0°55′, Brad Pitt 0°57′, Sara Aldrete 1°11′.

North Node conjunct Mizar: Kourtney Kardashian 0°07′, Sean Penn 0°31′, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 0°36′ (and Ascendant), Muhammad Ali 0°37′, Michael Bloomberg 1°28′, Stormy Daniels 1°47′, John Wayne Gacy 2°01′.

South Node conjunct Mizar: William S. Burroughs 0°48′, Conor McGregor 1°18′.


  1. The Lunar Tao: Meditations in Harmony with the Seasons
    Ming-Dao Deng, 19 February 2013, p.81.
  2. Mizar and Alcor – Wikipedia.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.55.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.5.
  5. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, 1988, p.147.
  6. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.65
  7. Flipside of Hindu Symbolism: Sociological and Scientific Linkages in Hinduism. M.K.V. Narayan, 2007.
  8. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.127-128.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

4 thoughts on “Fixed Star Mizar

  1. Dear Jamie! I have a question relating the fixed stars. Namely, I came across a site for the calculation of my fixed star parans. But, as a result, I have only the stars expressed in minutes, e.g. I have Reguls on angles at moment, (Regulus – On Nadir orb 02 mins 33 secs) and all other stars expressed in the same way. How do I know if they conjunct my natal planets so that I could read your interpretations? Many many thanks!

      • Oh, I had no idea 🙂 The thing is, it seems to me it involves a lot of maths, and I am a linguist 😀
        Thank you very much Jamie, I’ll try to figure it out. All the best to you 🙂

  2. I found Dwight D. Eisenhower had Mizar rising conjunct his Mars in Virgo. He certainly was involved with a mass catastrophe when he was placed in the role of commanding officer during the operations involving D Day. Eke continued to be of great service to his fellow man throughout his lifetime.

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