Ras Algethi Star – Head of Hercules

Ras Algethi at 16°09′ Sagittarius has an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Ras Algethi Star Astrology

Hercules Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ras Algethi on December 8

Fixed star Ras Algethi, Alpha Herculis, is a 2.9 magnitude orange red and bluish green multiple star system in the head of the Kneeling Mans, Hercules Constellation. The traditional name Rasalgethi or Ras Algethi, is from the Arabic رأس الجاثي (ra’s al-jaθiyy)‎ which means Head of the Kneeler.

Degree*

09 ♐ 46
11 ♐ 58
16 ♐ 09
17 ♐ 58
22 ♐ 27

Fixed Star

Antares
Alwaid
Ras Algethi
Sabik
Rasalhague

Orb

2°30′
1°40′
1°30′
2°00′
2°10′

Ras Algethi Star Astrology

Fixed star Ras Algethi has the nature of Saturn. The star presages both the good and bad sides of Saturn. [2]

Ras Algethi, the Head of the Kneeling Hercules, possesses a character of Mars-Venus with a slight blend of Mercury. If in good aspect, it is supposed to give much enjoyment and favors from women. However, if connected with unhelpful planets, it is said to cause much irritation, especially in connection with the female sex. But, by its very Mars nature, Ras Algethi corresponds to boldness and a drive to gain power. [3]

Ras Algethi, ‘Head of the Kneeler’, since that is how Hercules is fighting his battle, though some think the title was once Ras Aljauzi, ‘Head of the Giant’. Somehow the less exotic title seems the better to encourage us non-giants to take part, for we can all kneel. This star, α Herculis, shares the Saturn-Venus simile again. [1]

Constellation Hercules is like Mercury. It is said to give strength of character, tenacity and fixity of purpose, an ardent nature and dangerous passions. [1] The constellation is indicative of events that affect large portions of mankind, and the Man Kneeling presages earthquakes if poorly placed with respect to an eclipse. [2]

Fixed Star Ras Algethi Star Astrology

Ras Algethi Star, Alpha Herculis [www.neophoto.nl]

Ras Algethi Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Ras Algethi: When rising it can mean a wise and clever man, but can also indicate an individual trained in various tricks, a liar who deceives with different kinds of plots. Aspects of the horoscope (Ascendant) by Mars when Ras Algethi is rising is indicative of an aggressive personality who always displays an unbridled hostility to those he comes in contact with. [2] Samuel Taylor Coleridge 0°06′, Brigitte Bardot 0°08′, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy 0°08′ Auguste Escoffier 0°18′, Cindy Sherman 0°19′, Richard Kleindienst 0°27′, Ellen DeGeneres 0°39′, USA (Sibly Chart) 0°40′, Angela Merkel 0°58′, Maureen Connolly 0°59′, George Grosz 1°23′, Jack Marshall 1°28′, Arsenio Hall 1°30′

Descendant conjunct Ras Algethi: When setting the star is indicative of a native whose life will be affected by devious plots. [2]

Midheaven conjunct Ras Algethi: Karl Marx 0°05′, William Lilly 0°15′, Klemens Behler 0°35′

Part of Fortune conjunct Ras Algethi: Sylvia Townsend Warner 0°24′, Rudy Giuliani 0°56′

Sun conjunct Ras Algethi: Tom Waits 0°14′, E. H. Southern 0°15′, Sylvia Townsend Warner 0°16′, Jim Morrison 0°20′, Pietro Mascagni 0°25′, Bob Hawke 1°01′, John Ramsey 1°06′, Klemens Behler 1°13′, Christina Rossetti 1°14′, Jennifer Carpenter 1°15′

Moon conjunct Ras Algethi: Albert Einstein 0°03′

Mercury conjunct Ras Algethi: Robert Hand 0°35′, Christina Rossetti 0°42′, Pablo Escobar 0°49′

Mars conjunct Ras Algethi: Bob Hawke 0°31′, Mark Twain 0°53′

Jupiter conjunct Ras Algethi: Jack Marshall: 0°38′

Saturn conjunct Ras Algethi: Samuel Adams 0°41′

North Node conjunct Ras Algethi: Arsenio Hall 0°40′, Bill Cosby 0°43′

South Node conjunct Ras Algethi: Liz Greene 1°29′

References

1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.15.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.68.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.158.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.9

2 thoughts on “Ras Algethi Star – Head of Hercules

  1. I have this on my progressed ASC…and I am feeling the trials and tribulations of Hercules, unending effort, putting out multiple fires that keep reigniting, (I don’t have negative Mars aspect)..and my ASC is 30 deg my progressed Sun.
    I do feel like there are many many urgents tasks (Hercules)..and I do feel that this circus is due to being tested by the Gods..(Hera testing Hercules)
    But the unending hassles..could be due to Nessus conj Black Moon Lilith..opposite this star..on my progressed DC.. (I’ll just be a hermit until this blows over in my progressed chart)

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