Fixed Star Ras Algethi

Ras Algethi at 16°09′ Sagittarius has an orb of 1°50′
Fixed Star Ras Algethi

Hercules Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Ras Algethi on December 8

Fixed star Ras Algethi, Alpha Herculis, is a triple star system located in the head of the Kneeling Man, Hercules Constellation.

The primary component (α Herculis A) is a pulsating variable star that forms a visual binary pair with a second star (α Herculis B), a spectroscopic binary. Combined magnitude 3.08.

  • α Herculis A magnitude 3.35 (2.7 – 4.0), spectral type M5 Ib-II, color red.
  • α Herculis B magnitude 5.32, spectral types G5III + F2V, colors yellow and white. [1]

α Herculis has the traditional and official name Rasalgethi. Applied with various spellings since medieval times, from its Arabic name رأس الجاثي (ra‘is al-jāthī), “the Kneeler’s Head.” [2] In Chinese astronomy, α Herculis is called 帝座 (Dìzuò), the “Emperor’s Seat.” [1]

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Ras Algethi Astrology

Fixed star Ras Algethi has the main spectral type M5, indicating the planetary nature of Saturn.

RAS ALGETHI. α Herculis. This is a double, irregular and variable, red and blue star. It is a giant. Spectral class M5, the primary star is 800 times larger than our Sun. The companion star is also a giant of intense blue. A 3rd companion revolves around the star every 52 years. This star gives high public preferment, unusual discoveries, great courage, boldness, power, fame, favors, dangers, violence. [3]

Ras Algethi (α-Her) has the nature of Saturn. The star presages both the good and bad sides of Saturn. [4]

Ras Algethi, Alpha Herculis. 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. [5]

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 of putting knowledge to useful purpose, intelligence and healing. [6]

Constellation Hercules

According to Ptolemy it is like Mercury. It is said to give strength of character, tenacity and fixity of purpose, an ardent nature and dangerous passions. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Daleth and the fourth Tarot Trump “The Emperor”. [7]

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. [4]

Alpha Herculis, Ras Algethi

Alpha Herculis, Ras Algethi []

Fixed Star Ras Algethi 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 (AC) 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. [4]

Samuel Taylor Coleridge 0°06′, Brigitte Bardot 0°08′, Victor Emmanuel II of Italy 0°08′, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 0°11′, Auguste Escoffier 0°18′, Cindy Sherman 0°19′, Richard Kleindienst 0°27′, Bob Marley 0°40′, Angela Merkel 0°58′, Maureen Connolly 0°59′, Sean Penn 1°11′, George Grosz 1°23′, 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. [4]

Augusto Pinochet 0°16′

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

Part of Fortune conjunct Ras Algethi: Roger Federer 0°13′, Sylvia Townsend Warner 0°24′, Phil Spector 0°46′ (and Mercury), Rudy Giuliani 0°56′, Alexei Navalny 1°22′

Sun conjunct Ras Algethi: These natives have great courage, can gain high preferment with the public through religion, science, the arts or unusual discoveries. [3]

Tom Waits 0°14′, E. H. Southern 0°15′, Sylvia Townsend Warner 0°16′, Kenneth Copeland 0°17′, Jim Morrison 0°20′, Pietro Mascagni 0°25′, John Ramsey 1°06′, Klemens Behler 1°13′, Christina Rossetti 1°14′, Jennifer Carpenter 1°15′

Moon conjunct Ras Algethi: The native with this conjunction is optimistic, bold, courageous, can gain public preferment in their careers. Some of these natives leave their ‘mark’ on posterity. [3]

Albert Einstein 0°03′, Stephen King 0°49′, Charles Dickens 0°54′,

Mercury conjunct Ras Algethi: The native has a keen mentality and can gain the ability, and profit from it, to think in big terms, big ideas, finances. They can develop leadership ability. However, natives lacking right directions, can get their priorities confused, take unnecessary chances, which can subject them to legal problems, violence. The more advanced natives may enter into areas involving new discoveries, new methods, new enterprises. [3]

Jon Voight 0°03′, Martin Luther 0°13′ (and Neptune), Phil Spector 0°25′ (and POF), Robert Hand 0°35′, Christina Rossetti 0°42′, Pablo Escobar 0°49′, LeBron James 1°08′ (and Uranus), Barbara Hutton 1°18′.

Venus conjunct Ras Algethi: The native has a quiet determined nature, generally these natives do not openly or publicly display their affections, or show their emotions. Genial and optimistic – the keynote. [3]

Emily Dickinson 1°29′.

Mars conjunct Ras Algethi: These natives have good moral courage, however, negative natives must exercise extreme caution, as this conjunction produces boldness, great courage and it is possible for natives who take chances with daring acts or foolish feats, could experience losses or be subject to or the perpetrators of violence. [3]

Bob Hawke 0°31′, Mark Twain 0°53′, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex 1°01′, Tucker Carlson 1°16.

Jupiter conjunct Ras Algethi: Natives with a positively aspected Jupiter can experience good material success, some even great good fortune; there can be success in science, writings, legal and financial matters. Name and fame possible with this conjunction. [3]

Yves Saint Laurent 0°32′, Jack Marshall: 0°38′, Jimmy Carter 0°39′, George H. W. Bush 0°54′

Saturn conjunct Ras Algethi: Samuel Adams 0°41′, Lionel Messi 0°44′, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán 1°21′

Uranus conjunct Ras Algethi: Lana Del Rey 0°34′, LeBron James 0°37′ (and Mercury)

Neptune conjunct Ras Algethi: Martin Luther 0°16′ (and Mercury), Charles Dickens 0°30′, Emmanuel Macron 0°31′, Giorgia Meloni 0°41′.

Pluto conjunct Ras Algethi: Billie Eilish 0°37′, William Bligh 1°28′.

North Node conjunct Ras Algethi: Bill Maher 0°30′, Arsenio Hall 0°40′, Bill Cosby 0°43′, Jack Nicholson 0°43′.

South Node conjunct Ras Algethi: Charles de Gaulle 0°42′, Robert Downey Jr. 1°20′, Liz Greene 1°29′


  1. Rasalgethi (Alpha Herculis) |
  2. A Dictionary of Modern Star Names, Paul Kunitzsch and Tim Smart, 2006, p.39.
  3. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.171-173.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.15-16.
  5. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.68.
  6. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.158.
  7. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.47.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

2 thoughts on “Fixed Star Ras Algethi

  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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