Fixed Star Skat

Skat at 08°52′ Pisces has an orb of 1°50′
Fixed Star Skat

Aquarius Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Skat on February 28

Fixed star Skat, Delta Aquarii, is a binary star situated on the right leg of the Water Bearer, Aquarius Constellation. Magnitude 3.28, spectral class A3Vp, color blue-white. The close companion star probably has the spectral class G5. [1]

The traditional and official name Skat comes from the Arabic word الساق (as-saq), meaning leg or shin.

05♓1906♓00Deneb Adige2°30′
18♓3419♓17Fum al Samakah1°00′

Skat Astrology

Fixed star Skat has the spectral type A3, indicating the planetary nature of Venus.

SKAT. δ Aquarii. A small star situated on the right led of Aquarius. From Al Shi’at, a Wish, or Al Sak, the Shin Bone. According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter; to Simmonite, of Uranus; and, to Alvidas, of Uranus and Venus in sextile to Mercury. It gives good fortune and lasting happiness. [2]

SKAT. δ Aquarii. A small star on the right leg of Aquarius. A white star, also given as magnitude 3.4. Skat gives the native high preferment, possibly fame – good or bad, and romantic or domestic problems. [3]

The star Skat gives good fortune and lasting happiness and also indicates safety in a deluge. [4]

Skat, δ Aquarii, is another Saturn-Jupiter star by Ptolemy. Utter confusion surrounds the origin of the name, which looks like a Scandinavian rendering of Shat ‘Sheep.’ There is no Arab record of it that way, however. Another guess has been Shak, ‘Shinbone’ since that is its location on the water pourer, but that should be spelled Saq anyway, so that is not to be favored. Some Arab maps have been found to show it as Shi’at, ‘The Wish,’ and that is probably the right answer. This causes confusion with the major star Scheat, β Pegasi, at 29° Pisces, however, so, having found the most likely meaning now for the name, we do best to keep it spelled Skat. Obviously, the planetary simile gives it much the same nature and significance as the stars from Dorsum to Deneb Algedi inclusive, but here we must see it in the context of ‘moving on,’ like the star before it. People with it strong for them are likely to be good leaders in any adventurous field of activity, physical, economic, or social, and its name, ‘The Wish’ characterizes well the astrologer’s view of the eleventh Sign and House as the realm of hopes and desires. In that case, all should remember that wishes granted by fairies melt away with the next sunrise; those who endure doing so because the beneficiary has worked to deserve them. Such is ever the combination of Saturn and Jupiter. [5]

Fixed star Skat rules the top of the instep of the right foot. [6]

Constellation Aquarius

Ptolemy makes the following observations: “The stars in the shoulders of Aquarius operate like Saturn and Mercury; those in the left hand and in the face do the same: those in the thighs have an influence more consonant with that of Mercury, and in a less degree with that of Saturn: those in the stream of water have power similar to that of Saturn, and moderately to that of Jupiter.” By the Kabalists Aquarius is associated with the Hebrew letter Nun and the 14th Tarot Trump “Temperance,” over which virtue the constellation appears to have some rule. The beauty of Ganymedes and his flight through the air also link it to the ideas of personal charm and aviation with which it is certainly connected. [2]

The constellation of Aquarius is traditionally the place of good fortune. It indicates full-flowing rivers and springs and portends a sufficient amount of water for agricultural requirements. When in mutatine rising (Sun in 12th house conjunct Ascendant) or in vespertine setting (Sun in the 7th house conjunct Descendant) aspect to the Sun the indication is for rains (but not floods). In medieval astrology, Saturn in the constellation of Aquarius meant that mankind was completely dominated by this planet. While none of the named stars are of the Saturnian spectra, the house of Saturn can be expected to exert its influence throughout the constellation. [4]

Delta Aquarii, Skat

Delta Aquarii, Skat []

Fixed Star Skat Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Skat: Good fortune, happiness, gifts, fortunate for love and marriage, gain by legacies and inheritance (Venus nature). [2]

Whitney Houston 0°03′, Nicole Brown Simpson 1°12′, Pablo Neruda 1°17′, Ellen DeGeneres 1°34′

Midheaven conjunct Skat: Honor and success, dealings with and help through women, success in occupations of a Venus nature. [2]

Descendant conjunct Skat: Ernest Hemingway 0°04′, Kenneth Copeland 0°09′, Bonnie Parker 0°18′, Sarah Paulson 0°25′

Imum Coeli conjunct Skat: Keith Richards 1°31′ (and POF)

Part of Fortune conjunct Skat: Johnny Depp 0°08′, Donald Rumsfeld 0°09′, Amy Winehouse 0°10′, Keith Richards 0°24′ (and IC), Khloé Kardashian 1°23′, Billy Bob Thornton 1°27′

Sun conjunct Skat: Sensitive, emotional, psychic, criticism and persecution through mediumship, but help from friends. [2]

High preferment in all matters dealing with the public, legal affairs. Natives with this conjunction will tend to be idealistic, which if properly directed will enhance their image, if misdirected, can create many problems for the native, legal entanglements and possibly judicial sentence. Friends will assist the native.  Psychic preferment. Criticism or opposition should be anticipated. [3]

Nancy Spungen 0°06′, Pierre-Auguste Renoir 0°08′, Richard Ramirez 0°29′, Elizabeth Taylor 0°37′, Justin Bieber 1°37′

Moon conjunct Skat: New and influential friends, associated with companies, public position but little prominence, valuable gifts, love of respectable women. [2]

Natives with this conjunction can overcome seemingly impossible obstacles, in some cases such natives will receive high honors. Some of these natives will find their destiny in the hands of others, but this will not deter them. The native will, if associated with public affairs, enjoy influential friends, who will assist them. [3]

Violette Szabo 0°06′, Sébastien Grosjean 0°16′, Malcolm Fraser 0°19′, Robert Berdella 0°25′, Wes Craven 0°27′, Christina Applegate 0°28′, René Magritte 0°43′, Robin Williams 0°44′, Michelangelo 1°11′, Robert Louis Stevenson 1°22′, Queen Mary 1°23′ (and Jupiter), Audrey Hepburn 1°25′, Meat Loaf 1°29′, Vittorio Emanuele, Prince of Naples 1°30′.

Mercury conjunct Skat: Peculiar events, occult interests, psychic, many friends. [2]

Natives with this conjunction can expect peculiar events to have an effect on their lives. This can surface in a number of ways. The native might be suddenly chosen for a high position they did not expect, or are not qualified for, or they can attract people who would be friends, or they can find high preferment with the public, or as an author or writer. There may be some psychic development which could exhibit itself as intuition capabilities, or in the negative nativities this would result in confusion, even mental confusion, more so if the native self destructs. [3]

Yoko Ono 0°02′, Elizabeth Taylor 0°26′, Ronaldinho 1°03′

Venus conjunct Skat: psychic, occult interests, friends among opposite sex, favorable for gain. [2]

(+) Natives ingenious, has unusual talents, which could be developed. Some psychic preferment possible.

(–) Natives with a negative Venus have the same attributes however, while these natives may gain friends, they can also prove to be unpredictable and of a changeable nature. This nature could create problems of a lasting nature. “Rude and crude” is the keynote. [3]

Ernesto Miranda 0°57′, Emma Watson 0°59′.

Mars conjunct Skat: Energetic, advancement through exertions, mechanical discoveries or ability. [2]

(+) These natives may appear to be benevolent, optimistic, passive, and energetic. They may have an expressive imagination.

(–) The native is energetic, may even give the impression of being dynamic, however they can develop a pushy and overbearing attitude, or give that impression. They will push for recognition or advancement. The native may not be altogether forthright and may get involved in unforeseen problems. [3]

Anthony Hopkins 0°42′, Billie Eilish 1°39′

Jupiter conjunct Skat: Philosophical, occult or religious mind, social success, prominent in Freemasonry. [2]

High martial and government preferment, however they are subject to setbacks or serious disappointments. There may be also philosophical and religious preferment. [3]

Leonardo da Vinci 0°11′, Leonardo DiCaprio 0°26′, David Duke 0°46′, Queen Mary 0°59′ (and Moon), Erwin Rommel 1°01′, Richard Branson 1°27′

Saturn conjunct Skat: Trouble through opposite sex, many travels and peculiar adventures, sudden up and downs, early marriage but may desert wife may be deserted or marriage may be bigamous, separated from children, no help from friends, bad for health in latter part of life, may die in workhouse, hospital or asylum. [2]

April Ashley 0°00′, Mata Hari 0°58′

Uranus conjunct Skat: Vacillating, weak character, mentally far in advance of his time, writer on theories of life, suffering from violent attachment or marriage in early life, eccentric, greatly criticized, sudden death. [2]

(0°30′ orb): This brings on flashes of spiritual revelations to help the individual create the most pleasant existence possible. They receive a complete picture to guide them, but they must grasp the revelation quickly, as it is just a flash in the mind. By pursuing the path that the image has projected, the energy will respond to greatly benefit their lives. They receive revelations as they are needed depending on circumstances surrounding their lives. Their most vivid revelations are received about every seven years from birth which follows the orbital pattern of Uranus. These revelations are not received to benefit others but are strictly for their own welfare. The flashes they receive are generally though dreams but could be received through meditation of while wide awake. There could be many difficulties if these natives do not pay attention to their insight ability. There would be some benefits even though they ignore their spiritual images for they do move towards some part of their dream, but for the most part, they would have to depend on the help of others to get out of difficulties and hardships. [6]

Neptune conjunct Skat: Abnormal mind, changeable, easily discouraged, idealistic, psychic, many alliances, separated from marriage partner and children, accidents, may become insane, death through a fall or by water in middle life. [2]

Pluto conjunct Skat: Allan Kardec 1°45′.

North Node conjunct Skat: Yoko Ono 0°08′, Zoë Kravitz 0°41′, Theodore Roosevelt 1°19′

South Node conjunct Skat: Paul McCartney 0°08′, Emily Dickinson 1°39′.


  1. Delta Aquarii – Wilipedia
  2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.28-29, 100, 210-211.
  3. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.212-214.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.51.
  5. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.111.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.163.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

16 thoughts on “Fixed Star Skat

  1. i have sent you a small donation via paypal and (as soon as i type it!) an email, please check waste folder if you cannot find it! thank you 🙂

  2. Good Morning. what do you think about having moon at 19 piscis?

    • This would be closer to fixed star Achernar which is also a much brighter star thus stronger influence. 19 Pisces marks the boundary between Aquarius and Pisces Constellations. There are also some small stars there from Constellations Pegasus, Phoenix and Reticulum.

      With no strong influence from fixed stars the main influence on your Moon will come from any planetary aspects or even asteroid conjunctions.

      The March 2016 solar eclipse at 19 Pisces will be making you more emotionally sensitive until the September 1 solar eclipse.

  3. thank you very much!!! my moon is in trine with venus and saturn that are in scorpio

  4. Skat is exactly on my MC, and conjunct my Jupiter+Chiron conjuction in Pisces/9th. Its message for me is spot-on. Thanks, Jamie. 🙂

  5. Uh! Ohwow…
    The top instep (initially) of my right foot had a pull which quickly transferred to an inner band of flesh between the base of the big toe and ankle from Dec. ’15 and bugged me intermittently till I resolved it with some special treatment on 15 Nov. This initial ‘pull’ was directly opposite the flashpoint of my 1st gout attack on the Monday of the 16th July, 1996 week.

    Would my ‘discovery’ of this Skat article be connected to changing/evolving energies in my life and the ‘solution’ applied ? Perhaps I’m moving on to the next level ?

  6. Wow, thanks. My sun is 8 35 pisces. Bam! Looks like this is my eclipse like it or not. I have had some edema in my right foot at the top of the instep for about ten years. Geez, I wish I understood what I could do with this skat info to resolve it in a positive way. Anyway, thank you for the good February interpretation. In true Pisces form, I was beginning to panic when I realized that eclipse was right on top of me.

    Sorry for your challenges.


  7. Would it have an effect if Uranus is opposite this star or does it only work for conjunctions. I am a writer.

    • Only conjunctions work for fixed stars. Thank you for all your comments on fixed star. This is exactly what I was hoping for when I wrote these fixed star pages up. It is the comments that people will look to in years to come just as much as the old interpretations, perhaps more so.

  8. Hi Jamie, the horoscope of Lewis Hamilton may be worth looking at. The horoscope itself doesn’t look too exciting, but there are a lot of interesting fixed stars involved. Mars on Skat, Zubeneschamali on AC, Wega, Fomalhaut etc.

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