Fixed Star Tejat Prior

Tejat Prior at 03°26′ Cancer has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Tejat Prior Star Astrology

Gemini Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Tejat Prior on June 24

Fixed star Tejat Prior, Eta Geminorum, is a 3.2 magnitude triple star system located in the Left Foot of the Twin Castor in Gemini Constellation. The tradition name Tejat Prior is a Greek Word which means meaning forward foot. This star has erroneously been called Propus, which is actually the name for Iota Geminorum (19♋01) located between the shoulders of the Twins. The image above makes this mistake as does the website Constellation of Words.


28 ♊ 45
29 ♊ 55
03 ♋ 26
05 ♋ 18
09 ♋ 06

Fixed Star

Tejat Prior
Tejat Posterior



Tejat Prior Star Astrology

Fixed star Tejat Prior gives strength, eminence and success. Of the nature of Mercury and Venus (courteous, affable, orderly, elegant, sweet-tempered, lovable, refined, artistic, honor and riches.) [1]

Tejat Prior, η Gemorium, has a hybrid Arabic-Latin name meaning the Underneath Front (star). Within two degrees of it on Castor’s foot is Tejat Posterior, μ Gemorium, the Underneath Rear star, naturally. Bye the bye, Tahat is a better pronunciation. Posterior also goes by the names Dirah and Nuhaiai.

Both Tejats are Mercury-Venus stars by Ptolemy: thus again, we find that quality which we saw in Alhena, the ability to express ideas in reasonable and acceptable ways which win because of their manifest intelligence. Some commentators have, as usual when they mention almost any star, drawn attention to the capacity found in these three to capitalize on the popularity one may gain from the ease of the ‘public appeal’ quality latent in them, and to use it for unscrupulous ends. But this is doubtful if there is any advantage at all in human affairs which may not be abused, if one is so minded, so why single out this one for special condemnation?!

All three stars, the two Tejats and Alhena, fill the first 10°, or Decan, of the Cardinal Sign Cancer, into which they entered in 1349, 1621 and 1755 A.D. respectively. Each of these dates, within a year or two, was significant in the rise of European thought and literature from the Renaissance onwards. [3]

Tejat Prior star rules the left breast in the human body. [4]

Constellation Gemini

Gemini is said to cause trouble and disgrace, sickness, loss of fortune, affliction and danger to the knees. [1]

Those born within Gemini will be crafty in the good sense of the word, in all their works and in all their tasks. Among them will be writers, mathematicians, astronomers, and famous sages. They will be truthful individuals and moderate in their fear of God. In terms of children, the Gemini are specially charged with the production of twins. Gemini was given the name “many-faced” in ancient times because it denotes not only twins, but three or more children at a single birth.

The Gemini produces a generous and chaste personality. Individuals excelling in games and fond of philosophy and astronomy are also indicative of Gemini, as are also those who are magnanimous, munificent, and (sometimes) violent. Modern astrologers attribute the following to the Gemini: clever, intuitive, restless, heartlessness, undependability, inquisitive, lack of perseverance, and sometimes too clever. Classicists say that the Geminian follow the professions of kings, calculators, teachers, hunters, dancers, musicians, painters, and tailors. The Modernists add: journalists, novelists, lecturers, linguists, commercial travelers, and pupils. [5]

Astrologers assigned to this constellation guardianship over human hands, arms, and shoulders; while Albumasar held that it portended intense devotion, genius, largeness of mind, goodness, and liberality. Considered the House of Mercury and a fortunate sign. Chinese astrologers asserted that if this constellation were invaded by Mars, war and a poor harvest would ensue. [2]

5th Arabic Manzil – Al-Haq’ah

Helps the return from a journey, the instruction of scholars, building, and gives health and goodwill.

With Moon: Begin war but do not sow or undertake any good.

21st Chinese Xiù – 参 (Shēn) Three Stars

Governs frontiers and literature. Good for constructions, all kinds of new projects, labor relations and industry. Industry is the keynote for this mansion, and it favors jobs related to culture and communications, so long as they are done with rigor and creativity.

It also governs executions, murders, sudden death, fortresses, and decapitations, depending upon where it is found in the horoscope. Bad for trading, closing projects, marriage contracts, weddings, and funerals. The fates vary according to one’s actions, as in the previous mansion.

Tejat Prior Star, Eta Geminorum

Tejat Prior Star, Eta Geminorum (right) []

Tejat Prior Star Conjunctions

Midheaven conjunct Tejat Prior: Leonardo DiCaprio 0°18′, Britney Spears 0°19′, André the Giant 0°37′, David Koresh 0°55′

Descendant conjunct Tejat Prior: Rupert Murdoch 0°03′, John Belushi 0°57′, Michelangelo 1°38′

Part of Fortune conjunct Tejat Prior: Mark Twain 0°32′, Adolf Hitler 0°37′, Bill Maher 1°31′, Pablo Picasso 1°39′

Sun conjunct Tejat Prior: Lionel Messi 0°20′, Alan Turing 0°58′

Moon conjunct Tejat Prior: Boy George 0°19′

Mercury conjunct Tejat Prior: Princess Diana of Wales 0°18′, Conor McGregor 0°50′

Venus conjunct Tejat Prior: Helen Keller 0°23′, Barack Obama 1°06′, Donald Rumsfeld 1°15′, O. J. Simpson 1°20′

Mars conjunct Tejat Prior: This manifests as a harsh personality rather than a nurturing individual, thus causing many conflicts in life. These persons are raised in a harsh environment as children, either mentally or physically. They receive harsh treatment, such as beatings or lack of food, which affects their outlook on life as they get older. Later in life, they do not know how to be nurturing or thoughtful, and go to any lengths to abuse others. They can be quite brutal in a close relationship as they are attempting to repeat their own experiences but as one who is brutal rather than the one receiving harsh treatment. This is not an energy point that would cause illness; however, it is a mental illness of its own. [4]

Charles Ponzi 0°15′,Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 0°17′, Warren Buffett 0°57′, Sid Vicious 0°59′

Jupiter conjunct Tejat Prior: Paul McCartney 0°47′

Saturn conjunct Tejat Prior: Dave Chappelle 0°49′

Uranus conjunct Tejat Prior: This is an unstable position. The parents are always being separated from the child for various reasons and the child never really gets to know the parents. In some cases they are taken care of by a relative. After the child matures, they find themselves lacking in identity and direction. They also injure the chest area of the body by bumping into objects or walking into things, like an open door. A female would be more aware of this and use more care to avoid hitting the chest, but a male would not notice it as much and would continue in this way throughout the life. [4]

Jay Leno 0°45′, Jeff Bridges 1°03′, Pablo Escobar 1°12′

Pluto conjunct Tejat Prior: Augusto Pinochet 0°33′‚ John F. Kennedy 0°59′, Kirk Douglas 1°24′

North Node conjunct Tejat Prior: Boris Johnson 0°50′, Courtney Love 0°52′

South Node conjunct Tejat Prior: Bruce Willis 1°30′


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.46, 213.
  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.39.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.45.
  4. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.43.
  5. Classical Scientific Astrology, George C. Noonan, 2005, p. 68, 69.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

Last Updated on August 5, 2022 by Jamie

8 thoughts on “Fixed Star Tejat Prior

    • See the general description above and read what Manilius said about Gemini rising [3]:

      “From the Twins come less laborious callings and a more agreeable way of life, provided by varied song and voices of harmonious tone, slender pipes, the melodies …”

    • Hi Christina. With all the fixed star, if there is no specific interpretation then go with the general description. In this case “strength, eminence and success.”

      • Ok, Jamie. Thanks. I always get afraid a little when I see cancer somewhere in the chart..????????

  1. Like to add this star is conjunct my Venus and my brothers Sun yet the description for Tejat Prior conjunct Mars is most appropriate. “These persons are raised in a harsh environment as children, either mentally or physically. They receive harsh treatment, such as beatings” We had a violent abusive Mother and suffered both mentally and physically at her hands. My brother physically abused his wife for many years but I was determined not to do same to my children, they tell me they felt very much loved and respected during their childhood….

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