Fixed Star Zaurak

Zaurak at 23°52′ Taurus has an orb of 1°40′
Fixed Star Zaurak

Eridanus Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Zaurak on May 14

Fixed star Zaurak, Gamma Eridani, is a 3.0 magnitude yellow star in the River, Eridanus Constellation. The traditional name Zaurak is from the Arabic word قارب (zaurak) which means boat.


14 ♉ 14
14 ♉ 19
23 ♉ 52
24 ♉ 12
26 ♉ 10

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Fixed Star Zaurak Astrology

Fixed Star Zaurak has a Saturnian character (disgrace, ruin, calamity.) Anyone who has this star connected with a planet in his chart should endeavor not to take life too seriously and put too much weight on everything people say. This person should struggle to overcome melancholy. Otherwise, this star could trigger off fear of death and suicidal tendencies. Elsbeth Ebertin noted several cases in which the Sun connected with Zaurak brought long, drawn-out illnesses and difficult times in life. Vehlow described the last degrees on Taurus and first degrees of Gemini as “an unfortunate corner”. [1]

Zaurak, γ Eridani is named from Al Na’ir al Zaurak, the Bright one on the Boat, Ptolemy seems not to have bothered with it but Joseph Rigor gives it a bad name for melancholia and feelings of great loneliness, as though one is all alone on that long river. It is indeed close to the markedly difficult Capulus (M34 Persei), and is only a short way down the river from the start of the journey. So, yes, there can be that feel of ‘it’s a long way to go’. Yet, if the aspects be right, there can also be that forward-looking faith that one is not really alone, that He truly is there at Achernar, and even Rigor has had to note that this star features with many fine writers and poets of great inspiration. So if Ptolemy had classified it, he would probably have made it a Saturn-Mercury. [2]

Constellation Eridanus

The River, with the exception of Achernar, is like Saturn. It gives a love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents especially at sea and of drowning. [3]

This constellation portends rain. Modern astrologers claim that the constellation gives a love of knowledge and science, but there is no support for this contention in classical astrology. Eridanus does, however, indicate events concerned with rivers and streams. Ptolemy states that the star at the end of the river has a nature like that of Jupiter, and the other stars in the constellation have an influence akin to that of Saturn. [4]

2nd Arabic Manzil – Al-Butain

Helps the finding of treasures and retaining of captives.

With Moon: Buy and sell but avoid the sea.

17th Chinese Xiù – 胃 (Wèi) Stomach

The celestial granary. Governs the accumulation of wealth and storing, prisons, punishment, execution, sea walls, reservoirs, and canals. Good for making investments, tending to savings and banking. Everything involving earth is favored, such as digging and funerals. Children of a marriage contracted on this day will be protected by influential figures.

Fixed Star Zaurak Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Zaurak: Grave, thoughtful, melancholy, liable to disgrace, much care and anxiety, connected with building, mines and minerals. [1]

Jordan Peterson 021°′, Steve Forbes 0°44′ (and Part of Fortune), Conor McGregor 1°33′, George Washington 1°38′

Midheaven conjunct Zaurak: Trouble through old people, disgrace, trade losses, deceitful associates, rise followed by fall. [1]

Drake 0°33′, Nancy Pelosi 0°36′, Frida Kahlo 0°46′, Donald Trump 1°15′, Lorraine Warren 1°30′

Descendant conjunct Zaurak: Helen Keller 0°42′

Part of Fortune conjunct Zaurak: Steve Forbes 0°02′ (and Ascendant), Pope Francis I 0°22′, Ellen DeGeneres 0°24′, Nigel Farage 0°41′, Miley Cyrus 0°49′, Rihanna 1°28′

Sun conjunct Zaurak: Lean and infirm, many miseries. [1]

Che Guevara 0°22′, Jim Jones 0°29′, Megan Fox 1°21′

Moon conjunct Zaurak: Lean and infirm, many miseries. [1]

Marcel Marceau 0°03′, Marshall Applewhite 0°23′, Mick Jagger 0°53′, Bob Dylan 1°31′

Mercury conjunct Zaurak: Clint Eastwood 0°55′, Salvador Dali 0°57′, Alexei Navalny 1°37′, Marquis de Sade 1°40′.

Venus conjunct Zaurak: Michael Moore 0°26′, Chris Brown 0°35′, Imelda Marcos 1°00′, Princess Diana of Wales 1°04′, Jeffrey Dahmer 1°06′, Billy Joel 1°22′

Mars conjunct Zaurak: MacKenzie Scott 1°11′

Jupiter conjunct Zaurak: John F. Kennedy 0°20′, Kamala Harris 0°37′, Pablo Picasso 1°20′, Charles Ponzi 1°39′

Saturn conjunct Zaurak: Michael Bloomberg° 0′45, John Wayne Gacy 1°03′, George Pell 1°17′, Muhammad Ali 1°23′

Uranus conjunct Zaurak: Bruce Lee 0°37′, Sigmund Freud 1°15′

Neptune conjunct Zaurak: Benito Mussolini 1°19′

Pluto conjunct Zaurak: Winston Churchill 0°41′, Edgar Cayce 0°47′

North Node conjunct Zaurak: Hillary Clinton 0°26′, Cecilia Bartoli 1°05′, LeBron James 1°32′, Audrey Hepburn 1°32′

South Node conjunct Zaurak: Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán 1°29′


  1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.13.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.138.
  3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.44.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.61.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

2 thoughts on “Fixed Star Zaurak

  1. My South Node is Taurus 22 degrees and the current Supermoon is transiting it. What does this mean for me? Also your statement, “and is only a short way down the river from the start of the journey” – what is the star that symbolizes the “start of the journey?”

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