Fixed Star Phact

Phact at 22°10′ Gemini has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Phact

Columba Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Phact on June 12

Fixed star Phact, Alpha Columbae, is a 2.6 magnitude star in the body of the Dove, Columba Constellation. The traditional name Phact comes from the Arabic word ألفاجتة (fākh(i)tah) which means ring-dove.


20 ♊ 57
21 ♊ 51
22 ♊ 10
22 ♊ 24
22 ♊ 35

Fixed Star

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Fixed Star Phact Astrology

Fixed star Phact is of the nature of Venus and Mercury (idealistic, psychic, handsome, neat, lovable, refined, genteel, intelligent.) It gives beneficence, hopefulness and good fortune. Situated at the base of the right wing of the Dove. Said to be from Had’ar, Ground, or Fached, the Thigh. [1]

Wezen, with the nature of Mercury, is linked together with Phact in astrological lore. These two stars are called the Good Messengers, or the harbingers of good news. Phact, of course, is one of the members of the Egyptian “X”. By itself it gives beneficence, hopefulness, and good fortune. [2]

Phact corresponds to the nature of Mercury-Venus, with a touch of Uranus. This fixed star in a good conjunction gives an appreciation for form and rhythm as well as artistic talents, and also ardent interest in science. Phact near the Sun is found in the cosmograms of the great mathematician Newton and the composer Richard Strauss. This fixed star gives a touch of genius and mediumship, and it is assumed it will gain importance with the beginning of the Aquarian Age. [3]

Columba, The Dove, is sometimes called Noah’s Dove. One star alone is prominent, the α of the figure, its name Phact, from an Arabic word for Earth, which long precedes its inclusion in Columba. Phact is a Venus-Mercury star, as we should hope for in a Dove but actually a remarkable piece of premonition by Ptolemy! It may be seen as exercising a moderating influence on the Mars-Mercury Capella, with which it is nearly conjunct. [4]

Phact star rules the bronchial air sacs in the human body. [5]

Constellation Columba

The Dove gives a gentle, kind, timid, innocent and self-sacrificing nature, together with strength of spirit. Bringers of good news. First recognized by Royer in 1679, but in existence some years before. It represents the dove sent by Noah from the Ark. [1]

4th Arabic Manzil – Al-Dabaran

Causes the destruction and hindrances of buildings, fountains, wells, gold mines, the flight of creeping things, and begets discord.

With Moon: Pursue business, travel, marry and take medicine.

19th Chinese Xiù – 畢 (Bì) Net

The Net includes Aldebaran and the Hyades cluster. Both the Hyades and the Pleiades were regarded as the mesh of a hunting net. Hunting forays in the old days of China were used as much for military exercises and training as they were to rid the land of vermin or to gather food. Hence, this mansion governs hunting, wealth (as a result of a good hunt), outlaws, deserters and traitors as well as trouble at the frontiers (border disputes and the like).

It is good for construction, funerals, and weddings. Burials on this day confer honor to the deceased. Building brings fortune. Children born of a marriage performed on this day will live to 100 years.

Alpha Columbae, Phact

Alpha Columbae, Phact []

Fixed Star Phact Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Phact: John Wayne Bobbitt 0°59′

Midheaven conjunct Phact: Josemaria De Balaguer 1°15′, Franklin D. Roosevelt 1°35′ 

Descendant conjunct Phact: Bernadette Brady 0°48′, Bob Dylan 1°01′ (and Mercury), Richard Ramirez 1°04′

Part of Fortune conjunct Phact: William S. Burroughs 0°33′, Donald Rumsfeld 1°47′, Nancy Spungen 1°50′

Sun conjunct Phact: George H. W. Bush 0°12′, Anne Frank 0°22′, Boy George 1°09′, Donald Trump 1°31′

Moon conjunct Phact: Bruce McLaren 0°09′

Mercury conjunct Phact: Angelina Jolie 0°30′, Pierre Cardin 1°18′, Bob Dylan 1°42′ (and Descendant), Mel B 1°46′

Venus conjunct Phact: This position does not represent problems. Here is a kindhearted person who usually has a nice thing to say about almost everybody. This gives the person a pleasant way of communicating with others. [5]

David Beckham 0°30′, Courtney Love 1°14′, Megan Fox 1°38′

Mars conjunct Phact: Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°19′

Jupiter conjunct Phact: Theodore Roosevelt 0°52′

Saturn conjunct Phact: This creates difficulties in the bronchial area as it restricts the oxygen supply. These are individuals who are diagnosed as asthmatics. They have difficulty catching their breath; however, it is not asthma causing this problem. It is a disorder that is similar to asthma. The difficulty lies in the circulation of air within the breathing mechanisms. There is instability at this point which does not allow air to flow freely. [5]

Mick Jagger 0°35′, Sirhan Sirhan 1°00′

Uranus conjunct Phact: This causes spasms with respect to the air sacs and the heart. The spasms are usually between the heart and the bronchial area. When under stress, these persons experience a type of feeling that is similar to indigestion. It is a discomfort and generally is not diagnosed properly. The air flow is disturbed when breathing thus causing sharp pains through the chest. [5]

Liz Greene 0°08′, Robert the Bruce 0°10′, Bill Clinton 0°16′, Gianni Versace 1°14′, Steven Spielberg 1°56′, Uri Geller 1°59′, O. J. Simpson 2°00′

Neptune conjunct Phact: Amelia Earhart 0°49′, Joseph Goebbels 1°28′, M. C. Escher 1°38′

Pluto conjunct Phact: Salvador Dali 1°20′, Jeane Dixon 1°35′, Arthur Koestler 1°50′

North Node conjunct Phact: Donald Trump 0°36′, André the Giant 0°43′, George W. Bush 0°49′, Amy Winehouse 1°21′, Agatha Christie 1°44′, Sylvester Stallone 1°50′

South Node conjunct Phact: Miley Cyrus 0°21′, William Lilly 1°32′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.39, 181.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.66.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.27.
    4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.174.
    5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.32.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

3 thoughts on “Fixed Star Phact

  1. I’m curious to find out the meaning if it’s on the vertex could you tell me more

    • Hi Nikita. The Vertex Axis is not generally used with fixed stars. I have never seen any interpretation. If you do want to include it I suggest using the general description for the star.

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