Fixed Star Procyon

Procyon at 25°47′ Cancer has orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Procyon

Constellation Canis Minoria [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Procyon on July 18

Fixed star Procyon, Alpha Canis Minoris, is a magnitude 0.34 binary star in the Lesser Dog, Canis Minor Constellation, and the eighth-brightest star in the night sky.

A binary star system, Procyon consists of a white-hued main-sequence star of spectral type F5 IV–V, designated component A, in orbit with a faint white dwarf companion of spectral type DQZ, named Procyon B.

The traditional name Procyon comes from the Greek word προκύον (prokyon), which means before the dog, since it precedes the “Dog Star” Sirius as it travels across the sky due to Earth’s rotation.

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Procyon Astrology

According to Ptolemy, Noonan and Morse, Procyon is of the nature of Mercury and Mars. But Anonymous of 379 AD and Ebertin said it is like Mars and Mercury. The Spectral type F5 indicates a Mercury nature.

Procyon gives activity, violence, sudden and violent malevolence, sudden preferment by exertion, elevation ending in disaster, danger of dog bites and hydrophobia, and makes its natives petulant, saucy, giddy, weak-natured, timid, unfortunate, proud, easily angered, careless and violent. Two cases are on record of death or injury by dog bite in which Procyon and Sirius are involved. [1]

α Cannis Minoris. A binary star. The main star is yellowish-white, and the companion star is yellow. The spectral class is F5. This star imparts to its natives wealth, good fortune and fame. There will be sudden preferment, sudden fame, sudden violence, a rise followed by a fall; this star gives its natives pride, makes them fortunate and unfortunate, careless, weak-natured. [9]

In astrology, like its constellation, it portended wealth, fame, and good fortune. [2]

Ptolemy gave Procyon the nature of Mercury and, to a lesser degree, Mars. Spectrally the star is Mercurial. Like its great neighbor, Sirius, it foretells wealth and renown, and in all classical astrology has been much regarded. [3]

Procyon, in the Neck of the Small Dog, the Dog in the Front, the Preceding Dog, has a Mars-Mercury nature, and therefore makes people hasty, jealous, pig-headed; but it also confers will-power and ability to put thoughts and plans into action. According to tradition, there is also a tendency to a hot temper and impudence. Rise and success are found with it, but a later fall from high position is indicated. Enterprises created in haste, therefore, do not last. People who “want to go through the wall with their head” only cause injury to themselves. Procyon gives drive and a good sharp mind. Linked with positive stellar bodies, success is made greater, but the native, in order to avoid a fiasco, has always to take care not to be imprudent. Especially dangerous is Procyon configured with Mars and Pluto. With the Sun, a valiant demeanor is indicated. [4]

Procyon is sometimes called the Northern Sirius. The name Procyon, however, is that of the navigator and steersman on the ship Argo, whose crew made the epic voyage in search of the Golden Fleece – the quest for the true knowledge, the ‘gold’ of the alchemist, the knowledge of our origins, of what happened to make us as we now are, that knowledge which we have always felt deep down will heal us and take us forward to heights of attainment beyond anything we can now imagine.

Procyon never steered his companions to that goal in life, for Man was not then ready to find it, but in the heavens, those realms of the psyche where mortal time is no barrier to achievement, he is still getting us there. Here in mortal life among us in their turns, take us further along the road while they are with us, then join Proicyon beyond mortal life to inspire us still.

Not all of them live and die dramatically like Jesus or Giordano Bruno figures. Many are known only to friends and in their local communities, though the potential for wider recognition is always there if Procyon is strong and well respected in their horoscopes.

If the aspects with the strength are less easy, then they may face something of the opposition that was turned on Jesus and Bruno, especially jealousy and envy from others this star being close to the twins’ Castor and Pollux, but in general, this star does show one who uses its Mercury-Mars nature to dig deeply for knowledge and give freely of what is found. [5]

Procyon rules below the left eye. [6]

Agrippa1531 Canisminor.png  Procyon is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a cock, or three little maids. It gives the favor of the gods, spirits and men, power against witchcraft, and preserves the health. Rules the stone Achates, flowers of marigold, pennyroyal. [1]

This restless and hot-tempered yellowish-white star seeks release in fast and furious action… bestowing a strong physical drive and a sharp mind. Rise and success are granted by this feisty canine star, but only if patience is practiced and good judgment exercised. Anger issues and unresolved pain from the past are indicated with Procyon in our astrology chart. This, however, is a good thing, as there is a huge chance these lessons are used to better oneself.

Procyon explodes our already given talents to new heights. But only if we embrace our inner truth and live that truth. This fixed star also Indicates creative events, town fares and community gatherings. A time to share our talents.

Remember that any enterprise created in haste will not last, but those who plan and wait will be rewarded with victory. With a combination of Mercury and Mars energy, the fixed star Procyon is strong and compelling. Enticing change through the chaos is at our lowest point, where we are open to the greatest change.

Ruling the left eye, Procyon is a symbol of insight and foresight. A psychic protection eye of sorts. Vision and foresight are needed in your journey to success and freedom. Don’t allow setbacks or obstacles to clutter your path. See clearly only the goal you have set for yourself. Control your over-assertiveness with a calm resolution of the mind. [5]

Constellation Canis Minor

Ptolemy gives no information as to the influence of the constellation Canis Minor itself but merely describes that of its chief star Procyon. By other authors, however, it is said to cause frivolity and either love of dogs or danger of dog bites. It is noteworthy that the ideas of water and drowning seem to be universally associated with this constellation.

In addition to the Greek ideas embodied in the legends, its Euphratean name was the Water Dog, and its Chinese equivalent Nan Ho, the Southern River, certain of the stars being called Shwuy Wei, a Place of Water. Together with Canis Major, this constellation is associated by the Kabalists with the Hebrew letter Tzaddi and the 18th Tarot Trump, “The Moon”. [1]

Wealth, fame, and good fortune. [2]

Alpha Canis Minoris, Procyon

Alpha Canis Minoris, Procyon []

Fixed Star Procyon Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Procyon: Artful, crafty, dissembling, wealth by violence and rapine, lust, dissipation, waste and ruin, military preferment, quarrels, loss in trade or by servants. [1]

The manufacture of weapons for hunting and the raising of hunting dogs. [3]

A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity from youth and in own city. [8]

Tucker Carlson 1°07′, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 1°13′, Michael Bloomberg 1°22′, Bill Gates 1°47′, Margot Robbie 1°54′, Michael Richards 2°05′, The Weeknd 2°09′, Salvador Dali 2°12′, Vincent van Gogh 2°36′.

Ascendant conjunct Procyon and born in the day: Bold, ferocious, repentant, false, thieving, godless, friendless, pretender, insolent, guilty of murder, counterfeiter, swindler and sometimes do not have a good death. [8]

Margot Robbie 1°54′

Ascendant conjunct Procyon and born at night: Military leader, valiant, energetic, versatile, shrewd, capable of many and varied activities, sensible, high-pitched, deceitful, have a happy outcome, stubborn, impetuous and insatiable in their desires, corrupt both boys and girls, perjurers. [8]

Michael Richards 2°05′.

Midheaven conjunct Procyon: A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity from youth and in own city. [8]

Ernesto Miranda 0°02′, John F. Kennedy 0°52′, Arthur Koestler 1°00′, Jeffrey Dahmer 1°57′.

Descendant conjunct Procyon: A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities; bountiful resources; well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity around middle age or through marriage or women. [8]

Manuel Noriega 0°39′ (and Pluto), Chuck Schumer 1°49′, Anthony Hopkins 2°16′.

Imum Coeli conjunct Procyon: A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity in old age or through savings, investments or pensions, death will be famous and known to all. [8]

Mariah Carey 0°43′ (and Moon), Allan Kardec 2°11′ (and Mars).

Part of Fortune conjunct Procyon: Marie Antoinette 0°06′, Monica Lewinsky 1°31′ (and Mercury), Marcel Marceau 1°40′.

Sun conjunct Procyon: Great help from friends, gifts and legacies if not afflicted, military preferment after great struggles and expense. If rising or culminating, kingly preferment. [1]

A valiant demeanor. [4]

High preferment in religion, legal, government, unusual occupations and matters dealing with the public. The native gains assistance when needed. Kingly preferment. If success or wealth is the natives lot at an early age, losses will follow. There can be a rise followed by a fall. The more negative natives are subtle, crafty and artful. [9]

Richard Branson 0°02′, Steve Forbes 0°17′ (and Moon), Priyanka Chopra 0°29′, Queen Camilla 1°15′.

Moon conjunct Procyon: Occult interests, restless, never remains long in one place, quarrels with friends, partners and employers. If at the same time the Sun and Mars be with Deneb Adige or Vega, above the earth, death from the bite of a mad dog. [1]

A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [8]

Natives with this conjunction, during some time in their life, will be on the move, never remaining in one place very long, or constantly shifting positions. This can be due to job changes or merely a desire to travel, or due to family conditions. There will be a tendency towards quarreling or disagreements and the native may make enemies. Chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness possible. [9]

Steve Forbes 0°30′ (and Sun), Joe Exotic 1°30′ (and N.Node), Courtney Love 2°01′, Roman Polanski 2°24′, Mariah Carey 2°27′ (and IC), Conor McGregor 2°35′.

Mercury conjunct Procyon: Occult interest, minor position of management under Government, trouble and scandal through opposite sex, favorable for health and gain. [1]

The native has a keen mentality, the trend of which will be based on the natives’ early life experiences, or some trigger, in a negative nativity, this will lead them to self-destruction habits. These natives can be very artful, clever, and at times rather blunt in their conversation. Domestic problems are possible. Mental aberration possible. [9]

Bill Cosby 0°09′, Monica Lewinsky 0°18′ (and POF), O. J. Simpson 0°23′, Pablo Neruda 0°35′, Julian Assange 1°19′, Ariana Grande 1°45′.

Mercury conjunct Mars conjunct Procyon: These persons have difficulty communicating with others. Their personality would be abrupt and coarse. As a child, the natives would resent their parents telling them what to do. They would be very resentful and leave home at an early age, never to return again. As parents, these individuals would be quite harsh and would not wish to be parents very long. They would allow their children to do whatever they wish, and they would not bother to lead them or refine them in any way. They expect their children to leave home as soon as possible, and when they do not, they become brutal and harsh. As these individuals grow older, they find themselves alone, but they continue to force their harsh and coarse manner on others. [6]

Venus conjunct Procyon: Many benefits from influential friends, associated with the Church, favorable for gain. [1]

These natives can receive favors and benefits from their friends and acquaintances. They can be successful in religious affairs, sports and politics. This conjunction is good for gain. These natives can ‘leave their mark. Domestic problems are possible. [9]

Donald Trump 0°42′, Jordan Peterson 0°58′, Zendaya 1°10′ (and Mars), Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°18′, M. C. Escher 2°08′, Benito Mussolini 2°37′.

Mars conjunct Procyon: Cruelty, violence, scandal and slander, disgrace and ruin, danger of dog bites. [1]

The native can become involved in statements that are open to question or debate. There may be a complete lack of compassion for others. Negatively, the native can become involved in scandalous actions and be of an insensitive, cruel nature, not readily apparent. Generally, these natives are prideful and of a controversial nature. [9]

Allan Kardec 0°06′, Nostradamus 0°18′ (DD), Audrey Hepburn 0°21′, Sara Aldrete 0°27′, Yves Saint Laurent 0°28′ (and Pluto), Zendaya 0°39′, (and Venus) Stephen King 0°52′, Robert the Bruce 1°19′, Virginia Giuffre 1°44′, Miley Cyrus 1°45′, Karl Marx 2°29′, Rupert Murdoch 2°38′.

Jupiter conjunct Procyon: Many journeys, trouble through relatives and the Church or law, help from friends. [1]

There is a determination that sets these natives apart. Properly directed, it will be beneficial, and problems may be created, even intolerable situations. Advanced and mature natives will profit, while less advanced natives will find themselves involved in legal entanglements. [9]

Joe Biden 0°08′, Jimi Hendrix 0°08′, Jamison Twins 0°08′, Martin Scorsese 0°12′, Kurt Cobain 0°21′, John Wayne Bobbitt 0°53′, JonBenét Ramsey 1°41′.

Saturn conjunct Procyon: Good judgment, high position of trust often in connection with land, may be adopted by an aged couple from whom a good inheritance is obtained, benefits from elderly friends, good health, domestic harmony, marriage to one of higher station. [1]

Marquis de Sade 0°07′, Donald Trump 1°14′, George W. Bush 1°28′, Sylvester Stallone 1°31′, Michelangelo 1°35′, John F. Kennedy 2°30′.

Uranus conjunct Procyon: Broad-minded, liberal, minister or speaker on religious and philosophical subjects, not limited to any definite creed, many friends among the people, favorable for domestic matters. [1]

Jamison Twins 0°39′, Bruce Willis 1°30′, Elizabeth I 2°07′.

Neptune conjunct Procyon: Sensitive and mediumistic, notorious through and luck in speculation, political interests, wealthy friends favorable for domestic matters, death from tumorous growth after unsuccessful operation leaving financial affairs involved. [1]

Richard Nixon 0°10′, Barbara Hutton 1°21′, William S. Burroughs 1°43′, Alan Turing 1°54′.

Pluto conjunct Procyon: Elvis Presley 0°14′, Roy Orbison 0°18′, Manuel Noriega 0°29′ (and DC), Jimmy Swaggart 0°57′, April Ashley 0°57′ (and S.Node), Roman Polanski 1°00′, Charles Manson 1°07′, Carl Sagan 1°09′, Jack Nicholson 1°36′, Yuri Gagarin 2°11′, Woody Allen 2°16′, Yves Saint Laurent 2°24′ (and Mars).

North Node conjunct Procyon: Britney Spears 0°46′, Frida Kahlo 1°05′, Joe Exotic 2°00′ (and Moon).

South Node conjunct Procyon: April Ashley 1°05′ (and Pluto), Oprah Winfrey 1°13′, Frederick the Great 2°35′.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.191, 235.
  2. Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889, p.134.
  3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.67.
  4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.36.
  5. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.150.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.55.
  7. Sentient Metaphysics, Ian Scott.
  8. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  9. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.107-109.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

31 thoughts on “Fixed Star Procyon

  1. I am born July 20 1947 at 4:30 am in Boston ma. I was attacked and bitten by 2 German Shepherds on April 17 2005 at my front door. They came to my house after getting loose. My sun is 26 degrees 48 minutes. I have always had dogs. Procyon figures strongly in my life

  2. july 20th 1962, small terrier bit me on ankle as a boy, long fear of dogs well into adulthood ensued, ,my sun is 27and a half degrees Cancer

  3. sun is in 8th house, will i be lucky? especially with Sagittarius ascendant

  4. doesn’t it mean drive for success, which one achieves; followed by a fall due to rashness?

    • Good answer Grant. With all these stars that say fall from position, I think if you remain conscious about going too far then it can be avoided, and it depends on aspects to the MC or point in question.

    • Robson’s book says that it depends upon the planets involved. That would usually mean conjunctions and parallels. And the degree of success and fallin is extremely variable accordin to other factors. Without planets, it might not be seen at all.

  5. I have this star conjunct N asc… I rose quickly in my art field; was robbed by people working for me; and adore dogs…Have 2 scars on left thigh from dog bites… I didn’t have a ‘fall’ so to speak- but had to put my time and attention to very serious family illness- long term

    Sirius is conj my M mars

  6. Cancer is my rising sign at 25.47 so this star is in orb. I hope it brings me luck!

  7. Wait a minute. Do I follow ascendant conjunct this star which is horrible or do I go by sun conjunct Procyon which is much better? I was happy for a moment but now I’m confused.

    • You have Ascendant conjunct Procyon but don’t be scared by the shocking words that Robson used over a century ago. Things change depending on any aspects to your Ascendant.

    • The book says that the negative interpretations apply only where there is an affliction from the planets. And the extreme interpretations would be true only in extreme afflictions. This website perhaps left that out of the text.

      Also, Ivy Goldstein Jacobson said that a chart requires three indicators before you judge a statement to be true. Procyon is only one indicator. Also you have conflictin testimonies from sundry writers above. You have to know whether a planet is conjunct or parallel to Procyon in your chart. If that planet is lo’ward of the fifth or ninth house it gets one plus point. If it is a benefic it gets one plus point. If it is in its dignity it gets one plus point.

      A malefic planet gets one minus point. Lo’ward of the sixth, eighth, or twelfth house gets one minus point. Planet in its fallen sign gets one minus point.

      Reckon it up that way. Then you have two testimonies — the planet and the ascendant.

      Beyond that I will not go since you are not a student of mine.

      Erik the Vermilion

  8. I have procyon conjunct my Venus in the 4th house of cancer. I must be lucky right?

    • To me you simply have Venus conjunct fixed star Procyon because I do not use Houses or Signs. Sounds good to me!

  9. Robert Jansky published twelve books, one for each sign, with very thorough interpretations for the stars. More content than I have seen anywhere else. These are forgotten booklets and I wonder whether anybody would be able even to find any of them.

    Erik the Vermilion

  10. I have found this star Procyon often to be conjunct one of the stars in horoscopes of men who are homosexual. Do you know what stars suggest homosexuality? I don’t know if the stars of old ever suggested female bisexuality, etc. Have you found any stars that suggest sexual preference. thanks

  11. Alcyone might figure. I’m busy casting charts where the sexual problems are highlighted. But I still find Procyon prominent in homosexuality. Venus square Saturn often is figured as well. or Venus opposition Saturn or Mars as well. But nothing for Lesbians. thanks

  12. I have the Sun and Moon both at 26 degrees Cancer in the 12th house- this is pretty interesting

    • Hi Gary. Nice to hear from you. That information about Procyon being the navigator and steersman on the ship Argo, comes from The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.150.

  13. I have Mars at 24°11 conjunct Procyon at 25°29 both in 9th house but never been bitten by dog. In fact dogs loves me

  14. I have Mars conjunct Procyon. My dog bit my thumb when transit uranus opposed this conjunction.

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