Vega Star – The Falling Eagle

Vega at 15°19′ Capricorn has an orb of 2°40′
Fixed Star Vega Star Astrology

Lyra Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Vega on January 6

Fixed star Vega,  Alpha Lyrae, is a massive 0.0 magnitude pale sapphire star in the Handle of the Lyre, Lyra Constellation. The traditional name Vega was originally Wega, which came from Arabic word wāqi‘ which means falling or landing. This in turn comes from an-nasr al-wāqi‘ which means The Falling Eagle.


13 ♑ 38
15 ♑ 00
15 ♑ 19
19 ♑ 48
25 ♑ 51



Vega Star Astrology

Fixed star Vega is of the nature of Venus and Mercury. It gives beneficence, ideality, hopefulness, refinement and changeability, and makes its natives grave, sober, outwardly pretentious and usually lascivious.

Behenian Symbol Vega Star Vulture Cadens  Vega is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a vulture, hen or traveler. It makes the wearer magnanimous and proud, and gives power over beasts and devils. Rules chrysolite, succory and fumitary.  [1]

The star Vega (Wega) is one of the brightest stars in the heavens. It is definitely of the nature of Venus. In classical times it was said to be a particularly good omen when Vega was matutine subsolar (conjunct Sun above horizon, in houses 6 or 12). In natal charts this can indicate a poetical and harmonious nature. [2]

Arabic for The Falling Eagle, Vega is the principal star in constellation Lyra. The brightest fixed star of the northern sky has a Venus nature with a blend of Neptune and Mercury. The Babylonians called Vega the Star of the Queen of Life. In a good cosmic configuration, Vega is supposed to give artistic talents, especially for music and acting, but also a liking for good living. With eccentric artists, this may lead to a debauched life. [3]

Whatever other troubles Orpheus may have had, he was certainly popular for his music, and popularity with one’s fellows is what Vega marks on a horoscope if it is the least bit well aspected. It is a Venus-Mercury star, and the only note of caution to go with it is to remember that popularity is a tool for living happily and honestly with one’s fellow beings, not shamelessly exploiting their welcome. [4]

Vega rules the back of the right knee in the human body. This position is associated with the ego. It creates fulfillment though the ego and can be considered as masculine pride brought forward from a former life into this incarnation. [5]

Constellation Lyra is like Venus and Mercury. It is said to give an harmonious, poetical and developed nature, fond of music and apt in science and art, but inclined to theft. It preserves frenzied and mad people.[1]

The Lyre is an airy constellation that has a most marked influence on the weather, at least according to the classicists and the astrological principles of that era. Its stars traditionally have the nature of Venus and Mercury, but Venus and Jupiter would be a better representation according to the spectra of the brightest stars in the group. [2]

Vega Star, Alpha Lyrae

Vega Star, Alpha Lyrae []

Vega Star Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Vega: Natives in whose charts Vega is rising may be trained in duties of court. They will be avengers of crimes and in charge of public courts and inquires. If Saturn is in any aspect with the horoscope when Vega is rising the native will pursue this vocation with a fanaticism to the point of utilizing tortures and executions to stamp out what he considers evil. [2]

High success is promised. One can find Vega in corresponding aspects in birth charts of statesmen, politicians, persons of importance and influential persons.[3]

Descendant conjunct Vega: Robert De Niro 0°53′

Midheaven conjunct Vega: High success is promised. One can find Vega in corresponding aspects in birth charts of statesmen, politicians, persons of importance and influential persons.[3]

Sun conjunct Vega: Critical, abrupt, reserved, unpopular, fleeting honors, influential position, insincere friends. If with Mars also, above the earth, and the Moon be with Procyon, death from the bite of a mad dog. [1]

Moon conjunct Vega: Public disgrace, probably through forgery, loss through writings, some ill-health, success in business, gain through an annuity or pension. If a malefic be with Scheat, violent death. [1] A tendency for occult and mysticism may be given. [3]

Mercury conjunct Vega: Suspicious, reserved, bitter, thwarted ambitions, double dealing, secret enemies in influential positions, trouble with the mother, loss in business. [1]

Venus conjunct Vega: Hardhearted, cold, miserly, ill-health, ugliness or deformity. [1] Said to pave the way to riches and fame. However, if other influences play a part, this wealth may be lost again. [3]

Mars conjunct Vega: Scientific interests, unpopular opinions, moral courage, favorable for gain. [1]

These persons can function with this point in a dual manner. This is somewhat difficult to grasp. From the positive standpoint, these individuals are given an extra energy to perform tasks that require strength and physical agility. They test their physical endurance in the mountains by running up and down mountainsides and over rocks and crevices. They are the mountain and tree climbers and persons who enjoy swimming marathons. They generally have several endurance objectives as a challenge to their physical stamina; but more often than not, they are found in mountainous areas climbing rocks and boulders to get from one point to another. Well-balanced persons with this position would do very well in testing their physical endurance; however, those with difficult aspects to this point can suffer an accident that would damage the right knee and thus keep them from enjoying their sport of endurance. This, therefore, does take some of the egotism out of the individual. Many take on physical endurance as a challenge and as a sport, but there are those who are so determined to gratify their ego that they damage their body. This is “masculine pride”. [5]

Jupiter conjunct Vega: Loss through legal affairs, favorable for gain, danger of imprisonment. [1] Said to pave the way to riches and fame. However, if other influences play a part, this wealth may be lost again. [3]

Saturn conjunct Vega: Strong passions, opinionated, original, many Mercurial difficulties, reputation suffers through wrongful accusations, trouble with superiors, domestic difficulties, few, if any, children, latter half of life more favorable, sudden death. [1]

This brings out the opposite affect of Mars at this point in that it is deflation of masculine pride. They do not get the help necessary to rise to the top. They are not energized sufficiently to participate in sports of endurance but they do appreciate the degree of perseverance by others who accomplish physical feats. They enjoy watching others in competitive sports of endurance, especially the cross-country races requiring great physical stamina.

There is a health problem connected with this degree in that the right knee requires support at times. They do not have sufficient control over the knee which remains in a bent position. The tissues in the back of the knee that controls the bending of  the knee tends to collapse, this requiring support of this tissue. An elastic band around the knee can take care of this problem. [5]

Uranus conjunct Vega: Critical, abrupt, reserved, strong passions, materialistic, many disappointments, domestic sorrow, much gain and loss, many open and secret enemies, accidental or violent death. [1]

Neptune conjunct Vega: Timid, fond of music, occult interests, practical and scientific mind, associated with occult societies, material success, home may be broken up, liable to accidents, natural death in old age especially when Mars is in favorable aspect. [1] A tendency for occult and mysticism may be given. [3]


1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.51, 216, 231, 235.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.17.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.72.
4. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.172.
5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.127.

* All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

10 thoughts on “Vega Star – The Falling Eagle

  1. Hi Jamie, natally Vega is placed 14 Capricorn, but this is an intercepted along with Cancer. Transit Pluto is 15 Capricorn. Is there anything interesting about these placements? Asc is 25 Sag, MH is 29 Libra if that helps. Thank you.

  2. Thank you, no I don’t think anything else is conjunct Vega. Closest is South Truth Node at 0 Aqu. All planets are between Virgo and Pisces. Nothing in Capricorn. What is interesting for the Butterfly Cluster? I read the post but did not see the relation. My eyes are good, just started using reading glasses a few years ago, and they are the lowest still at 1.25.

    • The main influence on that star on your Ascendant will be the sharp mind and ability to perceive things others cannot.

  3. Hi Jamie! I love the both of them Vega and Lyra – both conjucted to my Cap sun in 9th house. Yes, I’m in music world from childhood and up and running in music biz. Feeling heavy protection both of them in my chart and all three are sextiling my 6th house- yes! Neptune. Another- out of topic theme- please add this new site to FB astrology feed:

    • Strange I didn’t have her in the list already. Unfortunately, Facebook has changed things so I can’t add new pages to the list. I nticed it a few weeks ago when you sent me a fb message, forgot to let you know. Sun conjunct Uranus makes one easily distracted I am told.

  4. VEGA and PLUTO oppose America’s sun. FALLING EAGLE INDEED. And the bite of a mad dog prediction? Who in the PENTAGON decided to shoot up Assad’s 62 Elite soldiers? That was a coup on the WHITE HOUSE. 911 had MOON JUPITER conjunct on America’s sun. Your interpretation, Jamie?

    • I will need some time to look into it but what you say sure sounds right to me. It is now half a Saturn return since 9/11.

  5. Anyone else notice that 6th of January is the day of the three kings/ wise men, and they followed a bright star, and Vega is the brightest star?

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