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, forms a naked eye double with 80 Ursae Major, Alcor (15°52′ Virgo). Mizar is located in the Tail of the Big Bear, Ursa Major constellation. This brilliant white and pale emerald star also appears in the handle of the Big Dipper asterism. Mizar is an Arabic word meaning 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 Star Zeta Ursae Majoris

Mizar, Zeta Ursae Majoris []

Mizar Star Astrology

According to Ptolemy, the stars in Ursae Major are like Mars (success in war, sports and business but danger, violent death, ultimate ruin by folly or pride. If rising, wealth, power, courage, generosity, ingenuity, rise to authority, martial success, subject to cuts, wounds, accidents, sores and injuries to the face, pains in the head and fevers. If culminating, martial eminence, success in trade and in occupations of a Mars nature. If afflicting Mercury, deafness.) [6]

But Mizar has the spectral class A2, which is like Venus (if rising, good fortune, happiness, gifts, fortunate for love and marriage, gain by legacies and inheritance. If culminating, honor and success, dealings with and help through women, success in occupations of a Venus nature.)

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 presages 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 which 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 to the affairs of nations and kings. [4]

11th Arabic Manzil – Al Zubrah

Good for voyages, gain by merchandise, redemption of captives.

With Moon: Plant, marry but do not navigate.

26th Chinese Xiù – 張 (Zhāng) Extended Net

The name of this mansion is taken to mean “spreading”, like a net. Associated with festivities, such as after a good hunt (game collected for a feast). As it was customary to bring presents on such occasions, this mansion indicated gifts/presents.

Right conduct is rewarded. It brings harmonious relationships and rewards due to industriousness such as promotion and salary increase. Good for family reunions and acquiring new property. It also presages the sickness of the authority figure.

Mizar Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Mizar: Wealth, power, courage, generosity, ingenuity, rise to authority, martial success, subject to cuts, wounds, accidents, sores and injuries to the face, pains in the head and fevers. [1]

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

Midheaven conjunct Mizar: Martial eminence, success in trade and in occupations of a Mars nature. [1]

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

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

Mercury conjunct Mizar: Kylie Jenner 1°22′

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

Mars conjunct Mizar: 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)

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′, Charles Manson 0°31′, 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.
  • 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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