Fixed Star Zubenelgenubi

Zubenelgenubi at 15°05′ Scorpio has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Zubenelgenubi

Libra Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Zubenelgenubi on November 7

Fixed star Zubenelgenubi, Alpha Librae, is a 2.7 magnitude pale yellow and light gray star in the Southern Scale of the Balance, Libra Constellation. Alpha Librae is a double star composed of α¹ Librae (5.2 mag) and α² Librae (2.7 mag). The traditional name of Zubenelgenubi only applies to α² Librae.

The traditional name Zubenelgenubi, or Zuben Elgenubi, is from the Arabic ّالزُبَانَى الجَنُوبِي (al-zubānā al-janūbiyy}, which means the southern claw. Before the Scales were made a separate constellation, it formed the claws of the Scorpius Constellation.


Zubenelgenubi Astrology

Zubenelgenubi causes malevolence, obstruction, an unforgiving character, violence, disease, lying, crime, disgrace, and danger of poison. Symbolically called the Insufficient Price, it is of the nature of Saturn and Mars. [1]

The double star Zubenelgenubi has a spectral class A3 and F4. It gives violence, obstructions, makes the native an unforgiving character, a liar, subject to disgrace and criminally inclined. This is a negative star and should only be used with negative nativities. Judge carefully. [6]

The Southern Scales is a double star. Its brighter partner is of Mars character with a weak blend of Saturn. The unhelpful influence of this star is said to be noticeable, especially in natives who were born during the night. A bad omen for health of the native is given if Sun or Moon is in conjunction with the Southern Scales. It has been noted that it is particularly disadvantageous to have Saturn or Neptune tied up with this star. Even the conjunction with Jupiter is credited as being adverse. Vehlow has recorded the “confiscation of possessions during times of war’. A credit given to the Southern and Northern Scales is that they both bestow an immortal name. However, this comes about more by tragic circumstances than by well-noted success. [2]

South Scale was classified by Ptolemy as a Jupiter-Mars star, not unfitting for the prime star in the Sign, which has so much to do with justice, whose feminine personification on the dome of London’s ‘Old Bailey’ court is a lady with the scales of Libra in one hand, and the martian sword in the other. Jupiter is fair and merciful, even though he must point a sword to the guilty, beneficent to the plaintiff who has been wronged.

Not that human judges always measure up to that high ideal, and that means all of us in our judgment of others, not just those paid for the job. South Scale, as an astrological feature, contains all of that allegory: well-aspected and on the ‘right’ planet in a horoscope, we have someone of courage to fight for right but generosity to his opponents when they are defeated. If harshly aspected, especially to Mars, Saturn or Moon, justice may well take a back seat to vengeance. Such a person does well not to get into any kind of job where he can use his power, for surely he will himself live to regret it in public dishonor or worse.

It is well to remember here the other association of this star with a scorpion’s claw, used for making love as well as for slaying its prey. It does not let go until one or other matter is complete, and onlookers are not sure which of the two acts is actually in process. Sometimes even the Scorpion seems to get it wrong along the way! Humans engaged in a relationship with others, marital, judicious or whatever, need to keep a very clear head and hearts if this star is strong with them. It frequently shows up ill-aspected in many unfortunate situations, from domestic strife and miscarriages of justice to psychopathic killings that started out in the guise of love. But again, its appearance in better aspect is often just the right moment to repair a relationship and to reconsider an earlier harsh judgment. [3]

Zubeneschamali, or the Northern Scale, is considered a very fruitful star. The Chaldeans believed that when this star was clear, the crops would be good. In genethiacal charts, this star gives riches, honor, and good fortune. Classical astrologers believed the same concerning the Southern Scale, Zubenelgenubi, but to a lesser degree corresponding to the difference in influence between Jupiter and Venus. Modern astrologers, however, assert just the opposite, claiming ruin and disgrace and even violence in connection with the Southern Scale. [4]

Zubenelgenubi rules the lower half of the colon. [5]

Zubenelgenubi Star, Alpha Librae

Zubenelgenubi Star, Alpha Librae []

Fixed Star Zubenelgenubi Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Could mean rise in fortunes, followed by a downfall. There is also an indication of danger coming about in connection with water. [2]

Alice Cooper 0°28′, Yuri Gagarin 0°31′, Lana Del Rey 0°34 (and S.Node)′, Marquis de Sade 0°36′, Jim Carrey 0°39′, Harvey Weinstein 1°06′, Margaret Thatcher 1°14′, Mata Hari 1°15′

Midheaven conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Bad name, rise by trade followed by disgrace and ruin. [1]

Charlie Puth 0°02′, John Daly 0°06′, Novak Djokovic 0°43′, Tennessee Williams 0°54′, David Grohl 0°57′, Niccolo Machiavelli 1°04′ (and Neptune), Jon-Erik Hexum 1°07′, Cindy Williams 1°07′, José Mourinho 1°08′, Clark Gable 1°14′, James Joyce 1°21′, Jon Vincent 1°25′, Sara Aldrete 1°25′, Hanz Fritzsche 1°40′

Descendant conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Martin Luther King 0°16′, Mariah Carey 0°40′, Boy George 1°37′, Immanuel Kant 1°45′.

Imun Coeli conjunct Zubenelgenubi: John Maynard Keynes 1°09′.

Part of Fortune conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Loss by thieves, soldiers, servants, gambling, speculation, fire and lawsuits. [1]

Brad Pitt 0°22′, John Wayne Bobbitt 0°38′, Margot Robbie 0°51′ (and Pluto), John Milton 1°04′, Tycho Brahe 1°13′.

Sun conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Sickness, loss in business and through fire or speculation, disgrace, ruin, disfavor of superiors, suffers through wrongful accusations, sickness to family. [1]

The native has the ability to zero in on their objective, overcoming disappointments; any accusations could lead to mental anxiety, legal problems are possible. Favors from superiors can turn to disfavors; the native can suffer from wrongful accusations and unless caution is exercised, the native can suffer ultimate disgrace, losses and ruin. [6]

Lorde 0°18′, Billy Graham 0°40′, Sally Field 0°50′, Marie Curie 1°20′, Jon-Erik Hexum 1°29′, Marie Antoinette 1°37′

Moon conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Trouble through opposite sex, wrongful accusations, disgrace, ruin, mental anxiety, loss of relatives, many disappointments, much sickness, disease in those parts of the body ruled by the Sign. [1]

The native is subject to many disappointments, mental anxiety, violence. Some such natives gain public preferment, usually of rather short duration. [6]

J. Paul Getty 0°03′, Jennifer Gibbons 0°10′, Jimmy Carter 0°13′, Bob Dole 0°13′, June Gibbons 0°15′, Robert Hand 0°18′, RuPaul 0°26′, Barry Gibb 0°31′, Titus Salt 0°41′, Kathie Lee Gifford 0°56′ Eric Burdon 1°14′, Elizabeth Taylor 1°36′, Jules Verne 1°54′, Tammy Faye Baker 2°05′

Mercury conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Crafty, revengeful, treacherous, quick mind, bad health, disgrace, poverty at end of life. [1]

The native is clever, subtle, has a quick mind; some situations could cause the native to feel revengeful. Poverty possible, or a ward of society, could be the lot of the native. [6]

(0°30′ orb): This position affects the lower colon by causing a thin film to cover the inside of the colon. The result is a lack of absorption and stagnation in this area, clogging the inside walls of the colon. Stimulation is required to increase the flow, and these natives resort to laxatives to release the waste in the system. Instead of laxatives, these individuals need to drink papaya juice and raspberry tea continuously. [5]

Bruce Lee 1°01′

Venus conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Bad for marriage, sudden and secret death, may be poisoned owing to jealousy of one of own sex. [1]

The native has an unforgiving nature, can be very clever, likable and very sociable. There is a possibility of marital and sex problems. Children could create problems for these natives. Violence is possible. [6]

Marie Antoinette 0°12′, Carl Sagan 0°23′, Kirk Douglas 0°23′, Lucky Luciano 1°09′, Serena Williams 1°30′

Mars conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Bitter quarrels, entailing bloodshed or death. [1]

The native can become involved in severe disagreements or be the center of disagreements. These are not necessarily initiated by the native. There can be a hidden streak of cruelty in these natives, which, in less enlightened nativities who take any kind of mind altering substances could involve bloodshed and death. In more advanced nativities the disagreements could center around the associates of the native. Self destruction and betrayals a possibility. [6]

This is a drying process of the tissues in the colon, thereby causing cracks in the walls of the colon. Mint teas and a teaspoon of olive oil three times per week would be very helpful here. These natives find it difficult to relieve their bowels which causes hemorrhoid problems. The external use of Vaseline would also be quite helpful. [5]

Joseph Goebbels 0°06′, Phil McGraw 0°23′

Jupiter conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Hypocrisy, deceit, dishonesty, pretended religious zeal for business purposes, danger of imprisonment. [1]

The native is capable of misleading their associates, not always intentionally. Some hypocrisy will be evident. The native has pretended zeal. [6]

Gianni Versace 0°13′, Justin Bieber 0°21′, Josef Mengele 0°21′, Jules Verne 1°03′, Ted Bundy 1°16′

Saturn conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Dishonorable, often escapes justice but finally suffers, jealous, quick-tempered, domestic disharmony, bad for marriage, gain and legacies. [1]

Ben Shapiro 0°12′, Billy Bob Thornton 0°14′, Margaret Thatcher 0°15′, Linda Goodman 1°24′

Uranus conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Sharp, cunning, dangerous, abnormal mind, thought reader, always injuring others, may commit undiscovered crime, violent passions but great control, secret revenge, latter part of life in asylum or prison, violent death. [1]

Rudolf Hess 0°01′, Emmanuel Macron 0°03′, Volodymyr Zelenskyy 1°20′

Neptune conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Morose, melancholy, isolated, shrewd, cunning, evil use of occult powers and of poisons or drugs, cynical, dangerous, broods over some secret, peculiar death, often suicide. [1]

Niccolo Machiavelli 0°02′ (and MC), Jennifer and June Gibbons 0°21′, Courtney Love 0°33′, Boris Johnson 0°49′, Sara Aldrete 0°56′, Joe Exotic 1°00′, Michael Jordan 1°05′, Johnny Depp 1°09′, Jim Carrey 1°16′, Whitney Houston 1°37′.

Pluto conjunct Zubenelgenubi: JonBenét Ramsey 0°02′, Margot Robbie 0°10′ (and POF), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 0°48′, Zoë Kravitz 1°21′

North Node conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Jon Voight 0°46′.

South Node conjunct Zubenelgenubi: Lana Del Rey 1°10′ (and AC).


  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.205, 206.
  2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1971, p.60.
  3. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.76, 77.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.47.
  5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.93.
  6. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.156.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

29 thoughts on “Fixed Star Zubenelgenubi

  1. What would be interesting is to see what some of the stars say about the south node. It might help gives us some indications from where we left off in our past lives! Maybe even the north node too.

    • I have thought this but I struggle with the meaning of South versus North Node, especially considering Vedic astrology say the South Node is favorable and the North not so.

      • I’ll have to read about the Vedic Perspective of the nodes. My natal Venus is conjunct the South Node of a guy I really like, with a tight orb of 0.05 degrees. And it’s conjunct quite a nice start, too – Alkes in Virgo. I think it could be promising.

  2. I’ve made friends with someone this year who has this star conjunct his Sun. He’s suffered with wrongful accusations quite a lot. And the malevolence and lying seem to happen around him – towards him. I was also say yes to ruin and disfavour from superiors. Hi sister suffered from sickness her whole life and died at 16 – so there’s the sickness to family, to point out the evidence to the star. It seems like quite an unlucky star. This isn’t about the guy I wrote about above a little while back. I’m not interested in him anymore, I’ve changed my mind. He’s was way too arrogant. This guy with this star I feel really sorry for, with what he’s been through in his life. Just trying to be there for him. Anyway, going on. Thinking too much.

    • It amazing how different the North and South Scales are, totally opposite really. I have seen this reflected in charts so many times, without fail really.

      • Yes, it’s unusual. I haven’t known this person that long yet, so maybe he lies or/and is malevolent. It could be a possibility as it comes with the star. I’m falling into that typical Neptunian saviour-savee syndrome. I meet someone with a hard luck story and start feeling sorry for them!

        • My intuition has been telling me that this person I made friends with recently is a lying and disgraceful person. I felt sorry for him and just wanted to help him. We can’t go round feeling sorry for everyone. To be honest, he is disgraceful. I won’t list all the reasons on here, as it won’t be nice to put it all on your website. He’s quite unkept, scruffy, eats meat with his hands (like a Neanderthal), dirty fingernails, has hair coming out of his nostrils and his life has gone to ruin since his teens. I think that sympathy can be like a dangerous smoke screen. There was absolutely no attraction to this person; only the need to feel like helping him. Maybe this star is his destiny and he’s being punished from his past life. The stars and planets don’t lie; they’re like evidence. Snapshots with a camera of an individuals life and personality. Although I think that every characteristic of a star may not fill the description of the person. Parts or most of the stars description can be spot on. Exact to a T. I’ve done a lot of research – marrying up friends and families planets and sun to the constellations stars, and there really is a lot of truth/evidence there.

          • I have found that the more I learn about these stars the more I trust Robson’s interpretations. The words may seen a bit extreme at first and people usually react with hostility at first reading some of the descriptions. But I nearly always find they are right even if in subtle ways.

            • Yes, they are. Especially if the person makes sure that the star is in orb with their sun. I didn’t find that Algorab conjunct Mercury described me, but all the other planet/star conjunctions describe me – and planetary aspects. The descriptions actually describe things about people that you didn’t put into words first and then you’re like; “yes, that’s definitely what they’re like!” The stars could even be a warning to what people are like – the people we don’t know or haven’t known for long. Traits such as lying for example.

  3. I have this star conj Dejanira (victim asteroid) and Ceres (mother nature) in my first house…These are activated by transits? It also conjunct Juno…so I’m hoping that the collective energy drowns out the worst of it. but Jupiter is transiting this at the end of Dec 2017…I must have survived worse transits right?

  4. Zuben El Genubi is conjunct my Ascendant… right now it is going to be triggered by both the Sun AND Jupiter. I have had quite a life so far with this as my ascendant “star”… suffered through quite a bit. At the moment it looks like I’m about to get a monetary windfall. Any advice for how to proceed, or pitfalls to be on the lookout for? This is really a circumstance of the little guy being underestimated for years and years, and finally getting a payoff while a bastard “who deserves it” is really getting served.

    • Also forgot to mention Zosma on my natal Sun… really a very interesting time right now.

  5. I have Neptune conjunct this in the 4th house (which often rules death). I note that an heiress born on the same day as me died, possibly of a drug overdose, possibly of murder (she was about to testify in an investigation into the death of the Norweigan prime minister). Her husband hid her body for days wrapped in a carpet- which made the newspapers. At the time of her death Sun was opposite Neptune (not that this would cause death in itself but it might have helped time the event) she also had natal pluto opposite mars to within a tenth of a degree.

  6. The infamous Golden State Killer has just recently been arrested in Sacramento so I did his chart and found his Sun and Midheaven are conjunct the evil star Scale South, the southern claw. this star brings malevolence, obstruction and violence, an unforgiving character, crime and disgrace. Of course there are other tendencies for crime in stars conjunct planets such as Caphir conjunct Neptune. I have his birth Nov. 8, 1946, 12:00 PM at Bath, New York.

  7. God bless my Mother. Born Day: 11.6.1948. The Sun conjuncts this star every day of her life! Additionally, almost every Planet lines up too on her Born Day.
    She had a very hard life. Got Divorced after me, never remarried. Was very lonely and depressed most her life.
    But was the best most loving, supportive Mom I could have ever wanted! Very sweet, soft spoken. Never yelled or spanked me. Ever.
    She Eventually died of Colon Cancer, exactly as this article stated. GOD BLESS MOMS SOUL!!!

  8. I have a Mars/Neptune conjunction on this star, in the 11th, it makes honest friendships hard to come by, or does it increase one’s perception allowing them to see behind the veil their “friends” hide behind?

  9. Hello can you please give me a reading for 24/08/1975 born 1:15am
    I’ve had a really hard life and I have two daughters that I love dearly
    I’ve just had psychosis and actually saw AI out the corner of my eye.
    Can you please tell me if I can turn my life around or has this star got too big a hold on me

    • I have a life path 9 and a soul urge 11
      Have I been someone bad in my past life?

      • It does not matter.
        If you have done wrong, atone for it as best you can.
        You must be honest with yourself and you must be strong, regardless of how hard you have had things.
        However, you are not responsible for madness, be that be your truth. Our experiences here can be harsh and we do suffer. Take comfort. When gazing upon this from the otherside, what some would foolishly call ‘Paradise’, we understand that suffering is instrumental to all that which makes this world beautiful and meaningful. You see, on the other side, we do not grieve and there is not so much that happens except to see the events of all realities unfolding in all directions.

        It is because we grieve that we are here and that, no matter our experience, we all choose to return.

        Take heart and be accountable to yourself.
        If you can do that, you will fear being held accountable by no one.

  10. Anyone who angles to tell stories of their hard times and hard luck is seeking something, and most dangerous when they are seeking only sympathy. My Sun is quite close to this star and I’ve certainly noticed it’s influence; I can certainly think of people who would speak nearly as unkindly of me, however, it is not any who I have wronged and I do not know the details of your story.

    We choose our own lives, however, they are not punishments but experiences we understand ourselves needing as part of our karmic evolution. There is a place, not unlike what people call Hell, though it does not exist for punishment but for teaching difficult lessons and where we experience the wrongs we have inflicted upon others from that side; this confrontation with wrongdoing is necessary for reuniting with our oversoul and source.

    I am certain you are right to steer clear of this person, but we should all keep in mind that every birth chart is unfathomably more complex than a planet kissing a star and every person’s experience as unfathomably more complex than the birth chart. I have done, at times, terrible things which I have deeply regretted and been forgiven by those who I have wronged many times over for my dedication to deliver justice for my misdeeds. It is only through inquisition of the self that we can truly measure the scales with the blindfold of Justice and I suspect those who choose an aspect with this star have set upon karmic evolution which, among other things, would recognize that truth.

    But, then, I am Lilith and in Hell, I am a Queen.
    It should not be surprising that I seek out truths found in darkness.

    Anyway, I have Jupiter, Mercury and Pluto within a degree of each other and Spika, so I suppose it evens out. Haha.

  11. I’m just reading a chart for parents of a young man (16 years) with Zubenelgenubi occulted by Jupiter (and the white moon) just above 8 degrees his ascendant. Jupiter is also the square part of a T-Square with Saturn opposite Neptune. (tight less than 2 degree orb). There seems to be indications of radicalization (in his life). Being a very diplomatic Libra, my question is how do I communicate this to his parents?

  12. For some reason the Jim Jones Story appeared on my YouTube feed and I was interested to see what transits were going on around the time of the Jonestown Massacre” which occurred on November 18, 1978

    I found this star after looking up the planetary transits and discovered that there had been a recent Venus inferior conjunction alongside a Uranus conj at 15° Scorpio.

    The description of the star given here fits the tragic event well.

    It was also interesting to find that Neptune and Mars were visiting Sabik around the same time.

  13. I have this fixed star in my chart . conjuct with venus.
    As a ASC libra , and sun is libra in 12th house, naturally venus is rulers of my asc and sun. finally i have never do any bad things to woman but it was done to me. Mostly, reason was men. They come with a jeliosy because a man and slander to me (don’t have anything with man i mentioned 🙁 )
    I think with this star you can be exposed to evil rather than being evil yourself.

    • Great feedbank, thank you. It think this would happen with Venus and probably the Moon, more so than other planets.

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