Fixed Star Rasalhague

Rasalhague at 22°27′ Sagittarius has an orb of 2°10′
Fixed Star Rasalhague

Ophiuchus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Rasalhague on December 14

Fixed star Rasalhague, Alpha Ophiuchi, is a binary star on the head of the Serpent Bearer, Ophiuchus Constellation.

Combined magnitude 2.07, spectral types A5 IV + K5–7 V, colors bluish-white. The main component, α Oph A, is about 2.5 times larger than α Oph B. [1]

The traditional and official name Rasalhague is from the Arabic رأس الحواء (raʾs al-ḥawwāʾ), which means the Head of the Serpent Collector. In Chinese astronomy, Rasalhague is known as 候 (Hòu), which means Astrologer. It represents the official responsible for observing astronomical phenomena. [1]

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Rasalhague Astrology

Fixed star Rasalhague has the spectral type A5 + K5–7, indicating the planetary nature of Venus and to a lesser extent Mars. This would account for its more immoral characteristics compared to Sabik (Eta Ophiuchi) with its pure Venus nature.

RASALHAGUE. α Ophiuchi. A sapphire star situated in the head of Ophiuchus. From Ras al Hawwa, the Head of the Serpent Charmer. According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Saturn and Venus; and, to Alvidas, of Jupiter and Mercury in sextile to Mars. It gives misfortune through women, perverted tastes and mental depravity. [2]

RASALHAGUE. α Ophiuchi. A bright white star in the head of Ophiuchi. Spectral class A5. This star imparts to its natives liberality, broad-mindedness, humanitarianism, philosophical ideas, some misfortune through the opposite sex, tremendous visualization. [3]

The star Rasalhague (α Ophiuchi) is of the nature of Venus, as is Sabik (η Ophiuchi). But these stars have generally been associated with the excesses of this planet, portending perverted morals, mental depravity, and misfortune through women. [4]

Ras Alhague. Alpha Ophuichi. Ras Alhague, in the Head of the Snake Charmer, has a Saturn like character, and some of the undesirable Venus qualities are also present. Connected with these are Neptunian tendencies, making the native especially prone to infections caused by toxins. People thus influenced tend to medical or hallucinatory drugs, stimulating food, too much good living, and overindulgence in alcohol. There is danger of insect bites, snake bites or assault from animals or rabid dogs. If conjunct the Moon, Mars, or Neptune, the native is very prone to infections in general and to epidemic infections. Besides the  lower emanations, there are supposedly higher influences attributed to Ras Alhague, although only very few people are able to attune themselves to these influences. [5]

Rasalhague, α Ophiuchi, derived from Al Ras Al Hawwa, the Head of the Snake Handler, also meaning ‘the Head of the Snake Charmer’, with the implications that this Doctor is not fighting with the creature, but actually has control over it. Since this is the Head star, the note is one of control by the mind, not by the brute strength that is so often evident in illustrations. The Saturn-Venus theme is still with us. [6]

Fixed star Rasalhague rules the right side of the groin. [7]

Constellation Ophiuchus

According to Ptolemy is like Saturn and moderately like Venus. It is said to give a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature, together with little happiness, unseen dangers, enmity, strife and slander. Pliny said that it occasioned much mortality by poisoning. This constellation has also been called Aesculapius and held to rule medicines. By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Oin and the 16th Tarot Trump “The Lightning Struck Tower”. [2]

Ophiuchus was noted in classical times as the constellation of those who had the power of discovering healing herbs and skill in curing the bites of poisonous serpents. In a genearthical chart the constellation denoted prudence and wisdom. [4]

Rasalhague, Alpha Ophiuchi

Rasalhague, Alpha Ophiuchi []

Fixed Star Rasalhague Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Rasalhague: The Islamic astrologers claimed that Rasalhague rising indicated snake charmers. [4]

Richard Ramirez 0°48′, Bernadette Brady 1°05′, Bob Dylan 1°18′, Donald Rumsfeld 1°30′, Bernardo Provenzano 1°42′.

Midheaven conjunct Rasalhague: Billie Eilish 0°03′, Catherine the Great 0°13′, Tycho Brahe 0°51′, Nancy Spungen 1°22′, Nicole Brown Simpson 1°25′, Ivan The Terrible 1°37′, George Clooney 2°04′.

Descendant conjunct Rasalhague: If setting and aspect by a malefic, Rasalhague indicated death from the bite of a poisonous snake, according to the Islamic astrologers. [4]

Volodymyr Zelenskyy 0°20′, Ed Gein 0°40′ (and Moon), April Ashley 0°59′, John Wayne Bobbitt 1°16′, Jamison Twins 2°03′.

Imun Coeli conjunct Rasalhague: Roy Orbison 0°46′, Gavin Newsom 1°52′ (and Mars). 

Part of Fortune conjunct Rasalhague: George H. W. Bush 1°05′.

Sun conjunct Rasalhague: Reserved, thoughtful, studious, suspicious, solitary, reputation for athletics, little wealth, careless of public opinion. [2]

High preferment in business, astrology, writings and affairs associated with public matters. These natives are endowed with the ability to think in large terms, big ideas, sometimes ahead of their times. Generally, such natives require a certain amount of privacy, but cannot be considered loners, unless they develop a suspicious attitude. [3]

John Milton 0°40′, Vespasian 0°42′.

Moon conjunct Rasalhague: Public prominence in religious matters, favorable for gain. [2]

High preferment in business, philosophy, astrology, writings, and sports. Mentally these natives can be quick and may find prominence in religion. The native is endowed with ‘space visualization’, the ability to develop ideas far ahead of the times, be it social, religious or mechanical. These natives require a certain amount of privacy, may even develop into ‘a private person’ but cannot be considered as a loner. They tend to be individualistic and careless concerning public opinion. [3]

The native is very prone to infections in general and to epidemic infections. [5]

Tiger Woods 0°16′, Carl Sagan 0°19′, Donald Trump 0°29′, John Belushi 1°12′, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1°13′ (and Pluto), Ed Gein 1°15′ (and DC), Vincent van Gogh 1°20′, Liz Greene 1°41′.

Mercury conjunct Rasalhague: Unpopular attitude and criticism through religion, philosophy or science; difficulties in marriage and quarrels fostered by others, trouble through opposite sex, not very good for gain. [2]

These natives are mentally keen and active; if in religion, they will use that for business purposes, such as spiritualism etc. Abruptness is the keynote of this conjunction. These natives may become involved in unpopular ideas and be criticized for this, at times not openly. There is the potential for becoming involved in dangerous situations that could lead to violence. [3]

(2° orb): These persons have a stalking attitude which is purely mental. This becomes not entirely detrimental. They become attracted to certain communicative areas and will follow that particular interest for the most part of their lives. They are individuals, as an example, who will investigate every bit of information on a celebrated author and collect all the books that the author was written, reading every book and gathering every bit of information on that person. This does not become particularly distorted on the physical level, but they do mentally stalk a well-known person they admire. [7]

Jeff Bridges 1°27′, Meghan Trainor 1°32′ (and Venus), Hunter Schafer 2°06′

Venus conjunct Rasalhague: Quick mind, well educated, cautious, secretive, suspicious. [2]

These natives may develop into private persons, but not loners. They may tend to be of a suspicious and secretive nature. Some of these natives might be impetuous, subject to sudden changes. There will be some of these natives who will be unpredictable, and others of a very cautious nature. [3]

Augusto Pinochet 0°18′‚ Emmanuel Macron 0°20′, Caitlyn Jenner 1°19′, Winston Churchill 1°20′, Frederick the Great 1°34′, Mark Twain 1°34′, Billie Eilish 1°53′, Meghan Trainor 2°20′ (and Mercury). 

Mars conjunct Rasalhague: Trouble through writings, public censure in connection with religion, science or philosophy. [2]

The native may experience troubles, criticism and some sort of difficulties caused by their writings, speeches, conversations. This could create some dissatisfaction, possibly create a violent situation, particularly if the native is associated with public affairs. This conjunction is good for material gain. Negatively, the native is subject to an imagination that can get out of control. The native may get into violent situations and self destruction is possible. These natives can find an outlet for their imaginations in a field that brings out their creativeness. [3]

The native is very prone to infections in general and to epidemic infections. [5]

(4° orb): This planet stimulates the system and the hunter quality is brought out. They maneuver about as though other people are their prey. They would stalk others they are attracted to. They could be the “peeping toms”, for example. The closer the planet is to this degree, the more dangerous this person would be. These individuals do not have anything particular on their minds when stalking another. The stalking comes about due to a distraction which begins as a curiosity, but gets more distorted as time goes on. The stalking will continue as long as they can control this action, becoming more brutal as it continues; however, once found out, or the energy of the other person is stronger than theirs, they simply back out of the situation. This configuration is more serious when it involves a male. Females who have this position would more likely stalk another female. [7]

Olivia Rodrigo 0°26′, Charles III 0°46′, Gavin Newsom 1°06′ (and IC). 

Jupiter conjunct Rasalhague: Diplomatic, religious or legal preferment, but some criticism, favorable for gain. [2]

High preferment in all matters associated with public affairs. Natives with this conjunction generally leave themselves open for stinging criticism, which generally has no material affect on their positions. [3]

Alice Cooper 0°13′, Clarence Thomas 1°13′, Cat Stevens 1°38′, Sean Penn 1°53′.

Saturn conjunct Rasalhague: Selfish, unpopular, determined, fixed opinions, successful, somewhat dishonest, domestic disharmony through jealousy, marriage partner may be invalid, losses of a Mercurial nature. [2]

(3° orb): This planet on this degree affects the health. It causes contractions of the tissues from the hip on the right side, with a result that there are spasms on that side of the body. There is a restriction of the energy flow here so that these individuals have difficulty in raising the leg upwards from a curb or step. Some relief can be obtained if these persons would place their hands over this area for five minutes before bedtime and to massage the affected point. Chamomile tea would help the spasms by calming the nerves in that area. [7]

Ellen DeGeneres 0°17′, Prince 0°59′, Henri Matisse 1°21′

Uranus conjunct Rasalhague: Strong passions, strong nature but changeable, ambitious, occult interests, seeks popularity, easily swayed though outwardly aggressive, reverence for ancestry, benefits through elderly and influential people and public affairs, unfavorable for marriage and children, if any, trouble through opposite sex, sudden death. [2]

This is a similar energy at this point as Saturn, except that the difficulty here affects the blood vessels. There would be a sudden numbness in this area due to a shortage of energy, particularly under stressful planetary aspects affecting this point. Massaging the area is very beneficial and drinking chamomile tea would help calm the nerves. [7]

Amber Heard 0°10′, Karl Marx 0°23′ (married with 6 children), Andrew Tate 0°30′, Megan Fox 0°50′, Lionel Messi 2°06′, Josemaria de Balaguer 2°07′.

Neptune conjunct Rasalhague: Hypocritical, self-seeking, able speaker or writer, but panders to the public, occult, religious or scientific work, but largely misleading, minor Government position, domestic disharmony, ill-health to marriage partner, disappointment over legacy, peculiar death sometimes through fall but animal and human agency may be suspected. [2]

The native is very prone to infections in general and to epidemic infections. [5]

Otto von Bismarck 0°02′, Serena Williams 0°03′, Roger Federer 0°04′, Beyoncé 0°06′, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 0°07′, Ronaldinho 0°30′, Kim Kardashian 1°35′, Stormy Daniels 1°40′, Kourtney Kardashian 1°50′, Britney Spears 1°51′.

Pluto conjunct Rasalhague: William Blake 1°02′, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1°15′ (and Moon).

North Node conjunct Rasalhague: Miley Cyrus 0°05′, Sidney Gottlieb 1°38′, William Lilly 1°49′, Billy Bob Thornton 2°10′.

South Node conjunct Rasalhague: Virginia Giuffre 0°02′, André the Giant 0°26′, Donald Trump 0°53′, George W. Bush 1°06′, Mary Shelley 1°11′, Amy Winehouse 1°38′, Agatha Christie 2°00′, Vincent van Gogh 2°04′, Sylvester Stallone 2°07′.


  1. Rasalhague (Alpha Ophiuchi):
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.38, 54, 193.
  3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
  4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.69.
  5. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.157.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.110.
  7. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.174-175.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

6 thoughts on “Fixed Star Rasalhague

  1. in my progressed chart..I have Venus conj 20 LIb…
    and I have a medical need for Cannabis..but I notice…that I have to urge to be
    like a mind altering medicine “astronaut”….If it wasn’t for my urge to study and research..(with a clear mind)..I would feel like jumping into the deep end and staying there..

    in my natal I have Mercury 22 lib 03 (in my 12th conj Venus)..and I do have a firm m ind (not good memory though) intense and thorough researcher. I don’t stalk a well known person..or any person. But I develop new or unheard of areas of research. I am still working on a long research..studying…how sounds relate to numbers and how they manifest , and how they change the energy in a room..and how that affects people..also..the number language I believe is original to mankind..and sounds and words secondary. People are aware of the number language without realizing it. I have studied the number patterns of news events….and natural rising events. I have seen that people in conversation will answer eachother with matching number configurations underlying their words.
    Well its all fascinating..
    But now I am studying astrology , asteroids, fixed stars..for the last 2 years ( a long way to go)..and I believe the the astrology sets the rotating conditions for complex and personal manifestation, but that people can REDIRECT the astrological energy, with free will ..using astrological alchemy (people do this naturally if you take the time to notice)..and the REDIRECTION of astrological what we call “free will”.
    The string on the harp isn’t going to move due to our free will ..but we can bend the string..a few degrees in either direction.

    Anyway the power of the most powerful way to redirect astrological energy.
    I think if I had the time for the intense research I could carefully find the correct words and numbers…to devise a chant…as a powerful remedy for specific astrological challenges..which would work faster, manifest more strongly than people are used to seeing (they might see it as magic..but it is just an intention and research driven redirection of ample and flowing chi from astrology)

  2. Such a beautiful star like that! Wish I could’ve spent more Times and hours of my love life only dedicated to appreciate her glowing and blowing inside my mind….

  3. How does one determine which conjunct of Rasalhague they are, sorry I’m new to all of this

  4. A sapphire star situated on Trumps moon in Sagitariius gives misfortune through women, perverted tasts and mental depravity. Even though Trump has public prominece or favorable for gain, look to how Trump has forced many children, even babies, and parents, and several Latinos been forced to left the make shift rooms in America but forced to walk back to Mexico. No food, or water, or clothes and shoes. What Trump has done to people is a deplorable situation. This dreadful American President has caused thoudands of people, children, to ignored our trust to care for people who have sought help. I will be so happy to leave this dreadful Trumpian presidenent and placed in prison for causing the deaths and suffering of thouhsands of innocent people.

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