Fixed Star Rukbat

Rukbat at 16°37′ Capricorn has an orb of 1°30′
Fixed Star Rukbat

Sagittarius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Rukbat on January 7

Alpha Sagittarii, Rukbat, is a blue, 3.97 magnitude star on the left knee of the Archer, constellation Sagittarius.

Alpha Sagittarii has been called Rukbat and Alrami, from the Arabic Rukbat al Rami, meaning “the Knee of the Archer.” Delta Cassiopeiae was also called Ruchbah or Rukbat, from the Arabic ركبة Rukbah, meaning “Knee.” Officially, Alpha Sagittarii is now called Rukbat, and Delta Cassiopeiae is Ruchbah.

Alpha stars are usually the brightest of a constellation. But Rukbat is the 16th brightest star in Sagittarius. It is unclear why the astronomer Johann Bayer designated this star as Alpha in 1603. But it was one of the “30 Brilliant and Illustrious Stars” of Anonymous from the year 379. [1] Also, the ancient Chaldean title was Nibat Anu, probably meaning “Chief Star.” [2] So perhaps it was much brighter many years ago.

Degree*Fixed StarOrb
15♑00Manubrium1°30′
15♑19Vega2°40′
16♑37Rukbat1°00′
19♑48Dheneb1°40′
25♑51Terebellum1°00′

Fixed Star Rukbat Astrology

According to Ptolemy, the stars in the feet of the Arhcer are like Jupiter and Saturn: Legacies, inheritance, and fame, especially if rising, but foolish and unfortunate in love affairs. If culminating, honor and preferment. [3] The spectral class of Rukbat is B8, which indicates a Jupiter nature. [4]

20th Arabic Manzil – Al Na’am

Helps the taming of wild beasts, strengthening of prisons, destroys the wealth of societies and compels a man to come to a certain place.

With Moon: Build, ask favors but do not marry.

8th Chinese Xiù – 斗 (Dǒu) Dipper

Associated with recompense, satisfaction, and completion, filling up, finishing, and rewards for tasks that have been fulfilled. It indicates every type of good fortune.

Favorable for wine-making activities, opening trenches and work of heavy physical labor. This mansion is also conducive to government officials, employees, and students.

Alpha Sagittarii, Rukbat

Alpha Sagittarii, Rukbat [in-the-sky.org]

Rukbat Star Conjunctions

All planets: Legacies, inheritance, and fame, but foolish and unfortunate in love affairs. [3]

Ascendant conjunct Rukbat: The natives possess much and are very rich and have estates in various towns and cities and are lovers of the countryside and skilled in building houses. Those who work with quadrupeds or chariots or even those who possess the art of driving horses and chariots. 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. [1] 

Legacies, inheritance, and fame, but foolish and unfortunate in love affairs.. [3]

Barbara Castle 0°03′, Bobby Brown 0°08′, Faud II of Egypt 0°21′, Novak Djokovic 0°23′, Anton Mussert 0°24′, Sirhan Sirhan 0°24′, Dennis Rodman 0°32′, Meg Ryan 0°32′, Gisele Bündchen 0°34′, Diane Sawyer 0°43′, Colleen McCullough 0°44′, Mariska Hargitay 0°45′, August Strindberg 0°46′, Larry King 0°56′, Napeleon III 0°58′.

Midheaven conjunct Rukbat: Those who work with quadrupeds or chariots or even those who possess the art of driving horses and chariots. 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. [1] 

Honor, preferment, legacies, inheritance, and fame, but foolish and unfortunate in love affairs. [3]

Oscar De La Hoya 0°06′ (and South Node), Ron Howard 0°07′, Tommaso Palamidessi 0°07′, Mackenzie Scott 0°23′, Barbara Hershey 0°24′, Willie Garson 0°34′, Steve Winwood 0°37′, Brett Whitely 0°41′, Miriam Stoppard 0°45′, George Chisholm 0°46′, Phil Andros 0°53′, Serena Williams 0°56′, Immanuel Kant 1°21′.

Descendant conjunct Rukbat: 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. [1] 

Imum Coeli conjunct Rukbat: 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. [1] 

Moon conjunct Rukbat: A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [1] 

Gavin Newsom 0°20′.

Moon conjunct Ascendant or Midheaven with Rukbat: The natives have a virtuous disposition and are respectful of their elders, have noble feelings, are generous, tolerant, sensible, and love their loved ones. [1]

Legacies, inheritance, and fame, but foolish and unfortunate in love affairs. [3]

Jupiter conjuncr Rukbat: Johnny Carson 0°04′.

Uranus conjunct Rukbat: Edwin Castro 0°29′ (and Neptune).

Neptune conjunct Rukbat: Edwin Castro 1°11′ (and Uranus).

References

  1. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.93.
  3. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.4.
  4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.101.
  • All fixed-star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

6 thoughts on “Fixed Star Rukbat

  1. Outstanding post!!
    I have my new moon on Rukbat
    I’ve made and lost two fortunes and have kept the third one.

  2. Ive got the Evening Star at 17Cap35, but with a 20° North Declination, and Rukbat is 40° South Declination.

    GRB221009A, is a practical bullseye on natal Evening Star, midpoint natal Sun.

    Rukbat is about legacy and love fool. Plus the Evening Star was the name of a newspaper. So is the riddle to the artwoke the Venus Persona? 210.7$ billion worth in Canada alone.

  3. Jamie , in this post you did not mentioned effect of Rukbat with SUN or MOON in Capricon . Please shed some light on this matter.
    thanks

  4. I have my prenatal lunar eclipse on Rukbat, what would this mean? Do you have any recommendations for resources that talk about prenatal eclipse conjunctions?

    • Hi Lottie. I don’t know of any books on the subject. I believe they have karmic implications but not exactly sure.

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