Fixed Star Wasat

Wasat at 18°31′ Cancer has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Wasat

Gemini Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Wasat on July 10

Fixed star Wasat, Delta Geminorum, is a triple star system located on the right elbow of Castor, the Northern Twin of Gemini Constellation.

Magnitude 3.53, spectral type F0 IV, color white. The inner components form a spectroscopic binary. A fainter class K, orange companion is not visible to the naked eye.

The traditional and official name Wasat comes from the Arabic Al Wasat, the Middle. Pluto was discovered conjunct Wasat on 18 February 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh.


14 ♋ 05
14 ♋ 58
18 ♋ 31
19 ♋ 01
20 ♋ 14

Fixed Star




Wasat Star Astrology

Fixed star Wasat has the spectral type F0, indicating the planetary nature of Mercury.

This star which joins the twins in “the middle” is associated with partnership and compromise, but also separation. It helps build bridges, forms alliances, and treaties, and leads to peace more than war.

AL WASAT. δ Geminorium. A double star, pale white and purple, situated on the right arm of the northern Twin. From Al Wasat, the Middle. Of the nature of Saturn. Connected with chemicals, poisons and gas. Violence, malevolence, destructiveness as a first principal. [1]

WASAT. δ Geminorium. A double star, one magnitude is 3.8, the other stars magnitude is 8.0; colours are yellow and blue, spectral classification: FO. This star is of a slightly negative nature and its influences should be carefully evaluated. The star imparts to its natives violence, destruction, disaster, violent actions. [2]

Al Wasat, δ Geminorum, is in the waist area of the Twins, the name meaning just that: the Middle. Ptolemy makes a Saturn type of it, so we should expect serious meaning here. It is well within the orb of influence of Castor, and visa-versa, and so adds its Saturnine weight to that star, helping to account for the heaviness and tendency to pessimism found in people with 18 – 20° of Cancer Sign active in their charts. Apart from that, however, Al Wasat does show up a quality of being able to speak with clear authority when others are waffling and prominence in public affairs or management is often the result. [3]

Fixed star Wasat rules the right side below the breast. [4]

Constellation Gemini

Ptolemy makes the following observations; the stars in the feet of Gemini have an influence similar to that of Mercury, and moderately to that of Venus; the bright stars in the thighs are like Saturn. It is said to cause trouble and disgrace, sickness, loss of fortune, affliction and danger to the knees. By the Cabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Qoph and the 19th Tarot Trump, The Sun”. [1]

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. [5]

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. [6]


Delta Geminorum, Wasat [Wikisky]

Fixed Star Wasat Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Wasat: Partnerships, compromise, separations.

Jerry Lewis 0°07′, Rudolf Hess 0°13′, Cecilia Bartoli 0°21′, George Michael, 0°46′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 1°20′

  • Rudolf Hess did have a very close partnership with Adolf Hitler. However, he went behind his back in the interests of peace. Flying to Scotland, he “took it on his own to attempt negotiations with England on behalf of Germany. He believed that he was obeying supernatural powers and had a mission to end the war.”
  • Jerry Lewis was one half of the famous duo act with Dean Martin. When his relationship with Martin ended bitterly, the two did not speak to each other for some 20 years.
  • George Michael was one half of the famous musical duo WHAM!

Midheaven conjunct Wasat: Allison DuBois 0°16′, Monica Lewinsky 0°25′, Joe Exotic 1°10′

Descendant conjunct Wasat: Megan Fox 1°02′, Nero 1°13′

Part of Fortune conjunct Wasat: James Joyce 0°14′, Sarah Paulson 0°20′ (and Saturn), Dr. Phil McGraw 0°27′, Michael Bloomberg 0°56′, M. C. Escher 0°58′, Bonnie Parker 1°05′ (and Venus), Chuck Schumer 1°24′

Sun conjunct Wasat: High preferment in matters connected with the public. There is the inherent drive to forge ahead; the native is a ‘pusher’, agressive and there may be a tendency towards base desires. Violence is possible. [2]

Donald Rumsfeld 0°04′, Courtney Love 0°22′, O. J. Simpson 1°10′, Nikola Tesla 1°18′ (and Venus)

Moon conjunct Wasat: The native may exhibit a strong determination of will; can be fearless, determined, almost reckless when they deem it necessary. Violent actions or chronic, difficult-to-diagnose or serious illness possible. [2]

Drew Barrymore 0°03′, Theodore Roosevelt 0°18′, Pablo Neruda 0°53′, Liza Minnelli 1°22′ (and Mars, Saturn)

Mercury conjunct Wasat: The native gives the impression of being a profound thinker. These natives can become garrulous. Negatively, they are subject to making snap decisions and what may appear to be headstrong actions. They may not be completely organized. Generally these natives are of an insensitive nature. [2]

Arnold Schwarzenegger 0°16′, James VI and I 1°04′, Steve Forbes 1°33′

Venus conjunct Wasat: These natives tend to keep their emotional problems to themselves; but they may be subjected to verbal abuse which may seriously affect their health, possibly bring on mental anguish. Psychic preferment may be developed. [2]

George H. W. Bush 0°00′, Bonnie Parker 0°46′ (and POF), Huw Edwards 1°34′, Judy Garland 1°35′, Nikola Tesla 1°40′ (and Sun).

Mars conjunct Wasat: The native may have a tendency to get involved in intrigues or actions that could result in serious legal problems. Self destruction or violence is possible. [2]

(No orb): This position affects the health. It affects family ties by bringing much anger towards parents who can be loving and nurturing. These persons lash out at those who attempt to mother them, as they definitely do not wish to be mothered but only to express pure ego. This could be the teenager who strikes a parent because they did not get what they wanted. As husbands, they physically harm their wives. Even as females, they can harm a mother or weaker husband. To get along with these persons, all that is necessary is to never offer them assistance or attempt to nurture them. Their hostile energy tends to inflame the stomach, bringing about fevers there so that they cannot eat for a day or two. Peppermint or spearmint tea would be very helpful in cooling down this energy. [4]

RuPaul 0°37′, Noor Inayat Khan 1°08′, Marie Antoinette 1°21′, Liza Minnelli 1°39′ (and Moon, Saturn)

Jupiter conjunct Wasat: Marshall Applewhite 0°03′ (and Pluto), Jim Jones 0°37′ (and Pluto), Nostradamus 0°39′ (DD), Margot Robbie 1°07′, Mark Twain 1°29′, Benito Mussolini 1°39′

Saturn conjunct Wasat: These individuals isolate themselves from their parents through their own choice. As a child, they isolate themselves by locking themselves in their own bedroom. They wish to stay away from nurturing energies for the reason that they do not feel any warmth or affection towards their parents. They do not know why – they just know that they do not have any feelings for their parents. The tendency here is to remain unmarried and away from a nurturing relationship. These persons are unable to cry. There is a restriction in the fluids around the eyes. They do not reach any type of emotional sensitivity that would bring out tears. [4]

Liza Minnelli 0°14′ (and Moon, Mars), Leonardo DiCaprio 0°37′, Angelina Jolie 0°47′, Sarah Paulson 1°13′ (and POF), Mel B 1°27′, Augusto Pinochet 1°30′

Uranus conjunct Wasat: Vladimir Putin 0°32′, Nicholas Culpeper 1°09′, David Berkowitz 1°23′, Michael Moore 1°26′

Neptune conjunct Wasat: Josef Mengele 1°32′

Pluto conjunct Wasat: Anton LaVey 0°04′,Rolf Harris 0°06′, Andy Warhol 0°07′, Imelda Marcos 0°09′, Anne Frank 0°20′, Martin Luther King 0°23′, Clint Eastwood 0°36′, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 0°51′, Audrey Hepburn 1°05′, Rupert Murdoch 1°13′, Jim Jones 1°28′ (and Jupiter), Marshall Applewhite 1°31′ (and Jupiter), James Dean 1°39′

North Node conjunct Wasat: Bob Marley 0°17′, Marilyn Monroe 0°35′, Marquis de Sade 0°42′, Whitney Houston 0°58′

South Node conjunct Wasat: Michael Moore 0°16′, M. C. Escher 0°40′, Holly Parker 1°38′

Wasat Star in Mundane Astrology

I’ve looked at some natal charts and found some justification for these interpretations. However looking at mundane events, I have found some most interesting, and more positive associations with the story of constellation Gemini. These themes of cooperation, bridge building, and compromise. All Mercury Venus attributes associated with close partners, whether friend or foe. Finding the “middle” ground.

Pluto was discovered when conjunct Wasat in 1930, and Hiroshima was nuked when Saturn was on Wasat in 1945. These events show the darker side as described by Robson and Morse, but that nuclear attack did bring an end to conflict, and now America and Japan are close allies. Here are some other events which when outer planets were last conjunct Wasat:

Pluto conjunct Wasat (1928-30)

  • Pan Am’s first ever flight (Key West to Havana).
  • Holland Tunnel opened linking New Jersey and New York city.
  • USA pulled troops out of China.
  • Italy and Ethiopia signed the Italo-Ethiopian Treaty.
  • The Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed, the first ever treaty outlawing aggressive war.
  • The USA brokered an end to the Cristero War in Mexico.
  • Mohandas Gandhi started the passive resistance of the Salt March.
  • The London Naval Treaty was signed by the UK, USA and Japan, limiting naval buildups.
  • France pulled out of the Rhineland.

Uranus conjunct Wasat (1953-54)

  • The first European Parliament opened.
  • Work began on the United Nations building in New York
  • Eisenhower flew to Korea to try and end the Korean War.
  • The first successful separation of Siamese twins occurred in Cleveland.

Saturn conjunct Wasat (1945-46)

  • Hiroshima atomic bombing ending WWII.
  • United nations Charter ratified by USA.
  • British troops withdrew from Iran.
  • Britain promised independence to India.
  • USSR and Switzerland resumed diplomatic relationships.
  • Jordan gained independence from Britain.
  • The Malayan Union was formed.
  • Singapore became a Crown Colony.

Saturn conjunct Wasat (1974-75)

  • The Suez Canal opened for the first time since the Six Day War.
  • The UK voted yes in a referendum to stay in the European Community.
  • The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) was created.
  • Egypt declared full independence from Britain.

Saturn conjunct Wasat (2004)

  • The Old Bridge of Mostar was reconstructed after being destroyed in the 1993 war.
  • 100,000 Israeli’s formed a 90 km human chain from Gush Katif to the Western Wall to protest disengagement plans.
  • Barack Obama delivered his keynote speech at the Democrat convention.


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.46, 216.
  2. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.102-103.
  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.49.
  5. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.222.
  6. 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.

21 thoughts on “Fixed Star Wasat

  1. How timely! Well, it definitely shows alliances and bridge building. Though I always think with the twins you have to watch for dark side. (Castor & Pollux.) and also what planet is conjunction.
    “The UK voted yes in a referendum to stay in the European Community.” Interesting with Saturn. There’s good and bad to this.

    I think we could be getting a preview of this now with the UK Election and The Conservative/Lib Dem alliance.

  2. I was wondering if I might be allowed to ask a question in reference to my own natal chart. That particular new moon in July will in an approaching conjunction to my natal part of fortune in cancer which is at 20 d in the 11th house. I wonder what that might bring. This is all after the New moon in June conjuncts my natal north node at 22 d gemini also in my 11th house and the full moon conjuncts my natal sun/moon midpoint in cap in the 5th house as well!!!

  3. Micheline, good question. I am researching a new blog at the moment about this eclipse and it’s effect natally. There were eclipses on the same degree in July 1991 and January 2001, so you can look back and see what happened in your life then to get some clues. My DC is 19 Cancer, and both those previous eclipes occured just before I started long term relationships.

    I would expect you are going to have a successful 6 months. Part of Fortune is happiness of the soul.

  4. George Michael is also a great singer and was quite famous in the 80’s era.”~;

  5. S&P now is supported by Venus, at 1068, which is on Wasat! What a great article, here above, chapeau!
    If Wasat will be starong enough, here is a turning point in the markets, as I write these lines!

    Good work Jamie!

  6. The Dow Jones graph looks like it’s teetering at the moment. I get the feeling it go go strongly either way with Jupiter conjunct Uranus at the moment.

  7. I can definately attest to the peacemaking drive for this star having it conjunct my sun. I have a passionate (obsessive even) drive to mediate (also Mars in Libra) and I have a very hard time when I do not “suceed” at bringing resolve or at least civility (agree to disagree) to situations…strangely enough I spent the last 5 years mediating within a chemical organisation, thank goodness I’m out!

  8. Great feedback Firecrab. It just made me think more about this star on my DC, I do find myself mediating often, stuck between two point’s of view even. This plays out within myself as well as with other people.

  9. George Michael have created lots of scandal in the 90s he he”*,

  10. Really I can not understand the meaning of ignorance of the true meaning of this fixed star.Nikola Tesla had a conjunction Wasat – Sun.And nobody want’s to mention it, is it beacuse he was Serbian?Tell me truely.And today would not be today if he hasn’t being born.I just can’t belive you people, being so enviable.Please , explain this to me.
    Please explain why you hate a man who made Usa a super power nation, and left this BIGEST MAN OF ALL TIMES IN HUMAN HISTORY hungry in death , blackmailed all alone in some stupid hotel.

  11. @Angels Heaven
    Whoa there! I am a HUGE admirer of Tesla and had I known he had Sun conjunct Wasat I would’ve made sure he went into this article. I bet he isn’t even on Solar Fire. I’ll have to check.

    There are lots of reasons Tesla gets ignored. But in our case it really wasn’t deliberate.
    He was a threat to the establishment and his best, most innovative work got trashed. He deserves a blog all to himself. In fact I might have to do one pretty soon. He’s a true example of a Lilith/Uranian type.

  12. I would like to hear about when Wasat is conjunct benefics like Venus and Jupiter. Can they turn around the saturian effects?

    • Would definitely bring about the “Partnership & Compromise” side of this star.

  13. I feel this star was not pretty for me yesterday. Though, I did the best I could, I felt the whole night and during the day a not pretty feeling of the swirling winds and found it hard to stay grounded and connected.

    I decided to be more than prudent with all the situations around me and I feel deeply grateful when I feel the tiny stars in certain parts of my body, when the dark episodes go by.

    Today, at peace (what am I going to do with somany hours…?).


  14. What are the odds, and how cool is this!!!!?? I have a twin brother and our charts are one degree apart on houses and all the planets are the same degree (5 minutes apart) So our Midheaven is at 18* and 19* Gemini (the twins) our Saturn is in this house at 18* Cancer! Wasat is 18* Cancer designated within the Twins. Ok so how cool is that, right! I don’t much about fixed stars.. but if anyone has a lead on this one I will be looking into it!

  15. “They wish to stay away from nurturing energies for the reason that they do not feel any warmth or affection towards their parents. ”

    I have Saturn conjunct Wasat, and that description is dead wrong. I’m very close to my parents, especially my mother.

  16. Yes, same as Kate in the disagreement, though with my Mars conjunct Wasat. Very close to parents, still having to live with them. I do throw fits and slam doors, but never hit anyone. I know you don’t deal with mutual receptions, but my Mars in Cancer is MR with my Moon in Aries (and both are involved in t-square with Pluto); so, I am motherly although no children, and I don’t mind being mothered/supported. Not married so I don’t know how I’d treat a husband. I do know he would need to be a strong understanding man!
    Jennifer in AZ

  17. I look at it similar. I too have Mars conj Wasat. Its maybe not always fighting against but rather fighting FOR them. Im often angry with my parents, yes. But I feel somehow connected to them so I can’t really leave them. Still living with them. And was often sitting in the middle,wishing I could negotiate.
    I am not wanting to get help when I don’t need any. But thats maybe also because other aspects in my chart. Moon square Lilith (mean). Lilith in 4th house. Or True Lilith conj Ceres.

    Greetings and thanks for your Article!

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