Fixed Star Vega

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

Lyra Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Vega on January 6

Fixed star Vega, Alpha Lyrae, is a massive pale sapphire star in the Handle of the Lyre, Lyra Constellation. It is the fifth-brightest star in the night sky, with magnitude (V) +0.026 (−0.02 – +0.07), spectral class A0Va.

The traditional name Vega (earlier Wega) comes from a loose transliteration of the Arabic word wāqi’ (واقع), meaning “falling” or “landing,” via the phrase an-nasr al-wāqi’ (النّسر الْواقع), “the falling eagle.”

20002050NameOrb
13♑3814♑20Ascella2°00′
15♑0015♑42Manubrium1°30′
15♑1916♑01Vega2°40′
19♑4820♑30Dheneb1°50′
25♑5126♑33Terebellum1°00′

Vega Astrology

The spectral class A0 indicates a pure Venus planetary nature.

According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Venus and Mercury; and, to Alvidas, of Saturn in trine to Jupiter from the earthy signs especially Capricorn and Taurus. It gives beneficence, ideality, hopefulness, refinement and changeability, and makes its natives grave, sober, outwardly pretentious and usually lascivious. [1]

Anonymous (379 AD) said Vega is like Venus and Mercury. [7]

α Lyrae. A bright white star. Spectral class AO. This star imparts to its natives leadership ability, social awareness, idealism, hopefulness, a serious demeanor, fleeting honours, obscurity. [8]

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 the 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 through the ego and can be considered as masculine pride brought forward from a former life into this incarnation. [6]

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]

Constellation Lyra

The Harp 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

Alpha Lyrae, Vega [skyandtelescope.org]

Fixed Star Vega Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Vega: Good fortune, happiness, gifts, fortunate for love and marriage, gain by legacies and inheritance (Venus nature). 1

Those who are born when this star is rising will be just, upright, and miserly, trained for all duties of the court, avengers of crimes, in charge of public courts and inquiries. But if Saturn is in aspect they will be torturers and executioners who persecute evil men with zeal… if Mars is in that degree, will be adulterers but have grace and personal charm. They corrupt their friends’ wives but are never detected in their crimes. They earn a great income from some skill but they are allotted wives who are known for adultery. They die a sudden death. [5]

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

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. Well-known, famous, resourceful, very learned, fond of philosophical dissertations, eloquent, creative, insightful, ingenious, fond of music and the arts, kind-hearted, agreeable and with a delicate life, happy, sensible and thoughtful, skillful and fortunate. Self-taught, esteemed for reasoning ability, a propensity for what is virtuous, well-spoken and pleasant to talk to, amiable and well-tempered manners, solicitous, possesses the art of judgment, and generous. [7]

Gwen Stefani 0°41′, Sirhan Sirhan 0°54′ (and Moon), Novak Djokovic 0°55′, Marie Curie 1°25′, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán 2°28′

Ascendant and Mercury conjunct Vega: The native will be a prophet and will appear great in the eyes of men and will be a philosopher, inventor of the sciences and has knowledge of everything, especially of those sciences originating in the region of Babylon. And if the nativity were nocturnal, and Mercury placed in this way and Mars were in the sixth place from Mercury, right with respect to the ascendant, the native will be idolatrous and very famous and will speak prophetic words and will perform miracles and God is wiser in this. [7]

Ascendant and Mars conjunct Vega: Sometimes promiscuous and easily aroused by the pleasures of Venus. Involved in some trouble due to documents or driven by passion, especially if also with Mercury. [7]

Ascendant and Jupiter conjunct Vega: Brings greater prosperity and commands, glory and power. [7]

Ascendant and Saturn conjunct Vega: Expert in medicine or prediction, versed in occult books and initiations into mysteries. [7]

Ascendant conjunct Vega plus Venus or Saturn above the Eastern Horizon: The native acquires wisdom and political or civil authority, provided that Saturn is not in the ascendant. [7]

Ascendant and Venus and Saturn conjunct Vega: Those born are inclined to banquets, to enjoyment, to drink, to lie down with women. And if Saturn were on the ascendant with the Sun and Venus were in the fourth place (IC), or even if Saturn were with Venus or with one of these stars in the tenth place (MC), the native will not have good luck and none of the aforementioned things are in his nature, since he will be cold or a man impotent in coitus or still all his children will be females. Truly these stars turn to evil when Saturn and Venus join them in the angles. [7]

Ascendant conjunct Vega, plus Venus or Mars conjunct Imum Coeli: The opposites of the chaste and the sensible and the impious and those who are impotent in the pleasures of Venus or who have few children or who have only females. [7]

Midheaven conjunct Vega: Honor and success, dealings with and help through women, success in occupations of a Venus nature. [1

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

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.

Percy Bysshe Shelley 0°35′, MacKenzie Scott 1°43′, Serena Williams 2°15′, Immanuel Kant 2°41′ (and Saturn). 

Descendant conjunct Vega: If this star is found in its setting, the natives will be publicly tortured, burned in fire, or die on the wheel, especially if Mars and Saturn are in aspect. [5]

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. [7]

Billy Joel 0°45′, Robert De Niro 0°53′, Elon Musk 1°26′, Michael Jordan 1°41′, Albert Einstein 1°58′, Josef Mengele 2°10′, Mark Wahlberg 2°28′

Descendant and Venus or Saturn conjunct Vega: The native will be wise in medicine. [7]

Imum Coeli conjunct Vega: 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. [7]

Part of Fortune conjunct Vega: Jeane Dixon 1°32′

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]

The native can gain an influential position, gain honours, gain great publicity, but in danger of becoming obscure, together with many losses. High preferment in business, sports, religion and all matters dealing with the public. [8]

Jeane Dixon 0°07′, Marilyn Manson 0°40′

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]

Preferment in unusual occupations, legal, martial and affairs dealing with public matters. The native has leadership ability. There is a danger of becoming involved in intrigues against the natives with this conjunction, of which the native would have no knowledge until any damage was done or losses occurred. The native has enemies, known or unknown who could create problems of a serious nature. The native is dauntless and the only defeat these natives could experience would be if they become careless, or become a part of the intrigue, in such cases lasting, endless problems would be created, involving legal entanglements, possibly a judicial sentence. There is a danger of violence or chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or possibly serious illness with this conjunction. [8]

A tendency for occult and mysticism may be given. [3]

A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [7]

John Milton 0°25′ (and Mercury), Johnny Depp 0°59′, Sirhan Sirhan 1°31′ (and AC), Harvey Weinstein 2°01′ Rudolf Hess 2°28′

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

The native has or makes enemies, some perhaps unknown to the native, that can create setbacks or cause problems of a serious nature. These natives can be quite outspoken, which may also create problems. [8]

Keith Richards 0°01′, Volodymyr Zelenskyy 0°03′, Ellen DeGeneres 0°29′, Brad Pitt 1°18′, Joseph Stalin 2°00′, John Milton 2°07′ (and Moon), Pope Francis I 2°36′, Jimmy Page 2°38′.

Venus conjunct Vega: Hardhearted, cold, miserly, ill-health, ugliness or deformity. [1]

Natives with this conjunction could develop a tendency towards being too stern, even cold-hearted – or insensitive to their associates and friends. At times, they may appear emotionally tense, and at other times, they may seem to be unconscionable in their dealings and their association with others. There is an intense dislike of public display of emotions. Natives with negative aspects may become very controversial. [8]

Said to pave the way to riches and fame. However, if other influences play a part, this wealth may be lost again. [3]

John Belushi 0°31′ (and Jupiter), Michael Jordan 1°35′

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

These natives have good moral courage and an almost do-or-die attitude. The native may entertain unpopular ideas, be it in politics, religion, or even their own personal ideas on social matters. Some of these natives may develop a tendency to become cruel in their remarks or conversations completely insensitive. Unless caution is exercised, the native may get involved in dangerous situations. [8]

(2° orb): 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]

Ernesto Miranda 0°36′, Frida Kahlo 0°37′, Katy Perry 0°40′, Chuck Schumer 1°25′, The Weeknd 1°57′ (and Neptune), David Bowie 2°10′, Nancy Spungen 2°19′, Edgar Cayce 2°21′

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]

High public preferment in their chosen occupation and any setbacks will be keenly felt by these natives. [8]

Karl Marx 0°10′, Margaret Thatcher 0°13′, John Belushi 1°24′ (and Venus), Walt Disney 1°27′ (and Saturn), Mark Zuckerberg 2°30′.

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]

(0°30′ orb): This brings out the opposite effect 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, thus requiring support of this tissue. An elastic band around the knee can take care of this problem. [5]

RuPaul 0°08′, Prince Andrew, Duke of York 0°10′, Louis XVI 0°33′, Immanuel Kant 0°41′ (and MC), Walt Disney 0°44′ (and Jupiter), William Bligh 0°56′, Richard Ramirez 0°58′, Diego Maradona 1°21′, Chris Brown 1°22′, Sean Penn 2°17′, Anton LaVey 2°32′.

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]

Miley Cyrus 0°23′ (and Neptune), Edwin Castro 0°50′ (and Neptune), Vera Atkins 1°45′, Marquis de Sade 2°10′.

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]

Emma Watson 0°36′, Holly Parker 0°36′, Kristen Stewart 0°37′, The Weeknd 1°30′ (and Mars), Miley Cyrus 1°50′ (and Uranus), Margot Robbie 1°54′, Edwin Castro 2°31′ (and Uranus). 

Pluto conjunct Vega:

North Node conjunct Vega: Leonardo da Vinci 0°44′, Woody Allen 1°13′

South Node conjunct Vega: Adolf Hitler 1°19′, Prince William of Cambridge 1°44′, Priyanka Chopra 2°22′, Marilyn Monroe 2°36′

References

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.51, 100, 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. Mathesis: Liber Octavus, Firmicus Maternus, 4th Century AD, p.279, 295.
  6. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.127.
  7. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  8. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.189-191.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

20 thoughts on “Fixed Star Vega

  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: https://www.facebook.com/rubyslipperastrology/?fref=ts

    • 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?

  6. Saturn conjunct Vega:

    6 February 2019 (in orb from Jan 13 to Mar 06)

    2 August 2019 and
    2 November 2019 (in orb from June 25 to Dec 03)

    • Hi Jamie, during the Saturn Sextile Neptune on January 31st, 2019, I read it conjucts with Vega. I also read the following: “Fixed star Vega gives beneficence, ideality, hopefulness, refinement and changeability, and makes its natives grave, sober, outwardly pretentious and usually lascivious. [2] Robson also said 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.” Unfortunately for me, I’m having surgery on Jan. 31, 2019 and am now in a total panic about the last 2 words “sudden death”. I’m hoping you can explain to me if this means that everyone is at higher risk of sudden death on the 31st, or if this is more connected to when I’m born? I am new to this, and now extremely scared and wanting to cancel my surgery, although it’s need to prevent potential life-threatening complications. Thank sin advance 🙂

  7. When I went to the Astronomy Club’s meeting in the mountains on the new moon (of Taurus), one star of all of them that stood out to me and it was very beautiful. I could see the various bright colors on it and its twinkling dance. I asked Daniel the astronomer about that star and which one was it, he was kind enough and swooped his five foot scope towards it and said… let have a look.

    He said it was the fixed star VEGA and when I looked through the telescope the colors were the same ones I saw with the naked eye. Vega before Kings ruled was and still is a Vulture and the oldest Vulture Goddess is Nehkbet of Egypt. Nekhbet, an archaic vulture goddess later became Mut when leadership was focused more on Gods. Originally, Nekhbet was the first ancient matriarch along with her sister Wadjet the Cobra. The two ruled both northern Egypt and southern Egypt and the middle world and the upperworld.

    The archaic and even pre-patriarchal rites of death and rebirth come from this Vulture Goddess, ruled by Vega and that spread into other countries in ancient times. She was also the oldest know oracle at the necropolis. Her wings were at every temple doorway and she is the Elder Isis, the Black Isis (Night Goddess).

  8. Hello, I was wondering what a bad aspect on vega would be? I have vega 15°06′ conjuctng my MC 15°27′, plus my Jupiter at 12°55′ (Jupiter is also conjuncting my Venus which is 10°49′).

    I am aspiring in entertainment, acting, I have built some credits. I am worried about the negative part of Vega, the full rest of my life has been an uphill battle already.

    So uh, yeah, I know nothing of fixed stars, I would love to hear if my Vega is well aspected.

    I should tell you all my planets are Sagittarius, Capricorn, Scorpio amend aquarius, just my lilith in aries is 8°

    Thanks!

  9. The Heliocentric view of the Inferior Mercury Occultation, May 9, 2016, midnight UTC, shows Pluto 15Cap53 conjunct Vega 15Cap33, and Jupiter 22Vir59 quincunx Eris 22Ari59,
    Venus 00Tau13 !! peregrine

    https://postimg.cc/dhqhWcqm

  10. I’m confused by the information on this page. The sections of Astrology and Conjunctions contradict each other. Vega starts off sounding like a benefic then in the Conjunctions sections, it seems like no good can come of any conjunction. Can you explain? Thank you.

  11. sun conjunct vega: george tenet, former cia director under bill clinton and george w. bush (during 9/11)

  12. …mavbe that is a bit astonishing but notice the possible influence of neptune on this star – neptune and pluto are both good for hidden agencies…and he also has a saturn-neptune conjunction which adds to this…

  13. Huuu…. i’m thinking of Las Vegas – “The area was named Las Vegas, which is Spanish for “the meadows”, as it featured abundant wild grasses, as well as the desert spring waters needed by westward travelers.[20] The city is often simply called “Vegas” — entertainment capital and sin city… what a guilty pleasure…casinos ande hotels founded by famous mobsters like bugsy siegel… venus-neptune ? So fixed star vega fits in here perfectly even if we think what has a meadow to do with it ? Or – at a second glance – the gambling meadow fits in. Also plants are venusian in general i guess…

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