Fixed Star Zubeneschamali

Zubeneschamali at 19°23′ Scorpio has an orb of 2°00′
Fixed Star Zubeneschamali

Libra Constellation [Stellarium]

The Sun joins Zubeneschamali on November 11

Fixed star Zubeneschamali, Beta Librae, is a single star that marks the Northern Scale of the Balance, Libra Constellation.

Magnitude 2.61, spectral type B8V, color blue-white. However, earlier observers often described Beta Librae as the only greenish star visible to the naked eye. The brightness of Beta Libra periodically varies by a magnitude of 0.03. This could indicate the presense of a smaller companion but one has never been detected. So it is categorized as a single, suspected variable star.

The traditional and official name Zubeneschamali is derived from the Arabic الزُّبَانَى الشَمَالِي (al-zubānā al-šamāliyy) meaning “the northern claw”. In early Greek astronomy, Libra stars represented the claws of a larger Scorpion. The southern claw was represented by Alpha Librae, Zubenelgenubi.


12 ♏ 18
15 ♏ 05
19 ♏ 22
22 ♏ 05
23 ♏ 48

Fixed Star




Zubeneschamali Astrology

Fixed star Zubeneschamali has the spectral type B8, indicating the planetary nature of Jupiter.

SCALE, NORTH. β Librae. A pale emerald star situated in the northern scale of the Balance. Its proper name is Zubeneschamali, from Al Zuban al Shamaliyyah, the Northern Claw, a reference to the ancient celestial sphere in which Libra was omitted and Scorpio occupied 60°. It is symbolically called the Full Price. According to Ptolemy it is of the nature of Jupiter and Mercury, but later writers have considered it similar to Jupiter and Mars, and Alvidas likens it to Mars in sextile to Jupiter. It gives good fortune, high ambition, beneficence, honor, riches, and permanent happiness. [1]

EL SCHEMALI. β Librae. A blue-white star in the northern balance of the scale. Spectral class B8. Also called SCALE NORTH. This star imparts to its natives ambition, good fortune, honors, wealth, happiness, high ambition, psychic preferment. [7]

This star is much noted for particular sharpness of mind and intellect, and there is often a very powerful psychic quality there also – or psychotic if the planets and aspects are of a harsh enough nature. For good or ill it will go to the extremes of what a human mind can achieve. [2]

The Northern Scales has a Jupiter-Mercury nature and therefore positive properties. Tied up with the MC and Ascendant or with well placed stellar bodies, the Northern Scales are credited with helping the native to gain honors and distinction. When connected with Mercury they are supposed to make the native studious. In good position, the star will arouse, above all things, spiritual and mental forces. The conjunction with Sun, Moon, or Jupiter favors civil servants, lawyers and scientists. Confiscation of possessions during times of war. Credited with bestowing an immortal name. [3]

Chaldeans believed that when this star was clear the crops would be good. [4]

Zubeneschamali rules the middle section of the colon. [5]

  • Psychic entertainer Uri Geller has a conjunction of Moon, Venus and Jupiter on Zubeneschamali, quincunx Uranus.
  • Charles Manson has the conjunction of Sun and Venus on this same star, but psychic turns to psychotic with a square to Saturn.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio also has the Sun and Venus conjunct Zubeneschamali, but a trine to Saturn seems to make him more lovable.
  • Valerie Solanas, the radical feminist who tried to kill Andy Warhol, had Moon and POF on this star, sent psychotic with quincunx aspects to Sun, Mercury and AC.
  • Lynndie England gained an immortal name for all the wrong reasons at Abu Ghraib prison. Her good fortune from a Venus Jupiter conjunction on Zubeneschamali went pear-shaped for her reputation with a square to MC, made worse with the Sun conjunct Zubenelgenubi, the malevolent neighbor star.
  • Mohandas Gandhi gained immortal status with Venus and Mars conjunct Zubeneschamali, but an opposition to Pluto made it an intense struggle against powerful forces.
  • Psychiatrist Alois Alzheimer combined the spiritual and mental forces of the North Scale with a conjunction to Jupiter, North Node and the Vertex Point, trine Chiron.

The combination of spiritual and intellectual powers brings a name to be remembered for astrologers:

Beta Librae, Zubeneschamali

Beta Librae, Zubeneschamali []

Fixed Star Zubeneschamali Conjunctions

Ascendant conjunct Zubeneschamali: 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. [6]

Honor, preferment, good fortune. [1]

Honors and distinction. [3]

Clint Eastwood 0°11′, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 0°24′ (and S. Node), Sarah, Duchess of York 0°35′ Robert Pelletier 0°36′, Marcel Duchamp 0°41′, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec 0°55′, Keith Richards 1°22′, Emily Dickinson 1°34′, Wolfgang Von Goethe 1°46.

Ascendant conjunct Zubeneschamali and born in the day: Natives who are lovers of letters, scholars, popular speakers, ingenious, lovers of music and the arts, who hit the mark, good-looking, capable of many activities, dignified, pious, religious, fit for business, well known or those who acquire gold and silver and other riches thanks to fortunate relationships or exchanges and who retain their noble feeling even in misfortune. [6]

Ascendant conjunct Zubeneschamali and born at night: They claim to be wise and are braggarts and affected and pretenders. They are nevertheless erudite, have a good memory, are capable of teaching and are pure in their desires. [6]

Keith Richards 1°22′

Midheaven conjunct Zubeneschamali: 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. [6]

Honor, preferment, good fortune. [1]

Honors and distinction. [3]

Sean Connery 0°19′, Rolf de Heer 0°29′, Keith Holyoake 0°54′, Elizabeth I 0°56′, Marie Curie 1°06′, Jack Paar 1°10′, Napoleon III of France 1°18′, Nicholas Culpeper 1°21′ (and Venus), Hendrik Verwoerd 1°28′, Chuck Schumer 1°41′.

Descendant conjunct Zubeneschamali: 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. [6]

Allan Kardec 1°44′.

Imum Colei conjunct Zubeneschamali: 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. [6]

Part of Fortune conjunct Zubeneschamali: Vera Atkins 1°04′.

Sun conjunct Zubeneschamali: Great good fortune, high position, transitory difficulties eventually proving beneficial. [1]

Favors civil servants, lawyers and scientists. [3]

The native has good organizing ability, may benefit from their associates, gain an authoritive position. High preferment in legal, religion, sports, martial and matters dealing with public affairs. The native may encounter temporary difficulties, even small setbacks, but will overcome them. Negatively, the native can have legal problems, become involved in unusual situations. [7]

Ennio Morricone 0°07′, George Blake 0°08′, King Edward VII 0°15′, Leonardo DiCaprio 0°21′ (and Venus), Jonathan Winters 0°52′, Grace Kelly 1°11′, Charles Manson 1°22′ (and Venus), Carl Sagan 1°37′

Moon conjunct Zubeneschamali: Active mind, organizing ability, benefits through new and influential friends, valuable gifts, uses friends’ names to obtain money but matter is amicably settled, high position, love of respectable women. [1]

Favors civil servants, lawyers and scientists. [3]

A splendid and illustrious life; great, distinguished and opulent nature. [6]

High public preferment is possible; the native has good organizing ability, an active mind, gains assistance of friends. [7]

Barbara Castle 0°03′, Gough Whitlam 0°15′, Alexander Scriabin 0°26′, Nancy Pelosi 0°32′, Jonathan Cainer 0°35′, Howard Baker 0°42′, Hans Driesch 0°44′, Uri Geller 0°49′ (and Venus, Jupiter), Linda McCartney 1°00′, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick 1°01′, Katy Perry 1°11′, Mary MacArthur 1°24′, Roger Federer 1°37′, Valerie Solanas 1°47′ (and POF), The Weeknd 1°48′ (and Pluto).

Mercury conjunct Zubeneschamali: Active, alert, favors from influential people, good position, much expenditure, benefits through writings. [1]

Studious. [3]

The native is mentally keen, very ambitious. Writing and public preferment is possible. These natives acquire the ability to know how to make their words count, for good or for bad. This can exhibit itself as  writings, as speeches and if the native is careless with their statements or writings they can face many unforseen problems. Forthrightness is the keynote of this conjunction. Domestic problems possible. The native can say in a few words what generally takes many words. [7]

Winston Churchill 0°01′, Christos Tsiolkas 0°05′, Escoffier Auguste 0°05′, Luc Jouret 0°11′, Nola Williams 0°12′, Morris Lurie 0°26′, Tony Abbott 0°31′, Jean-Claude Van Damme 0°34′, Andrew Tate 0°36′, Kim Kardashian 0°42′, Andre Gide 0°45′, Ezra Pound 1°03′, Virginia Mae Brown 1°17′, Arthur Rimbaud 1°24′, John Galliano 1°41′, Mark Twain 1°42′, Montgomery Clift 1°49.

Venus conjunct Zubeneschamali: Social success, help from women, favorable for love affairs and marriage. [1]

The native is ambitious, a generally pleasing attitude, bouyant with an inspirational mind. Socially active.  Negatively this conjunction gives the native the same attributes but offer domestic and romantic problems. Psychic preferment. [7]

Nicholas Culpeper 0°07′ (and MC), Dmitri Shostakovich 0°08′, Charles Manson 0°09′ (and Sun), Ben Thompson 0°13′, Drake 0°15′, Martin Luther 0°15′ (and Saturn), Tarja Halonen 0°15′, Chris Evert 0°16′, Rosaleen Norton 0°20′, Steven Spielberg 0°37′ (and Jupiter), Marie Stopes 0°46′, Jeff Green 0°48′, Andrea Dworkin 0°49′, Leonardo DiCaprio 0°52′ (and Sun), Angela Rippon 0°52′, Samuel Adams 0°56′, Uri Geller 1°02′ (and Moon, Jupiter), Mohandas Gandhi 1°05′ (and Mars), Joseph Crane 1°17′ (and Saturn), Jose Maria Carreras 1°17′, Bill Gates 1°28′, Lynndie England 1°38′ (and Jupiter), Sir Hugh Greene 1°41′, Carl Wilson 1°50′, Ted Bundy 2°00.

Mars conjunct Zubeneschamali: High ambitions, success through energy, influential position, forceful writer and speaker. [1]

The star imparts to its native an ambitious nature of an enthusiastic kind, vigorous and aggressiveness, oratorical ability, open minded and frank. The native can rise to an influential position. [7]

Liu Xiaobo 0°20′, Harvey Weinstein 0°24′, Athol Rusden 0°28′, Maureen O’Hara 0°47′, Mohandas Gandhi 0°52′ (and Venus), Barbara Hutton 0°54′, Cindy Sherman 0°58′, Jimi Hendrix 1°02′, William McKinley 1°12′, Richard Petty 1°12′, Hans Arp 1°17′, Emmeline Pankhurst 1°25′, Dylan Thomas 1°31′.

Jupiter conjunct Zubeneschamali: Philosophical mind, ecclesiastical or legal preferment, able writer or speaker, influential friends. [1]

Favors civil servants, lawyers and scientists. [3]

Preferment in religion, philosophical and all matters dealing with the public. Native is capable, should have many friends. [7]

(0°30′ orb): This brings self-esteem to these natives through their good works. These are the person who would give up their own life for another. They build very powerful relationships. This is truly the eagle and not the scorpion. They work on a high level and pick their associates very carefully. Although this can be overdone, they never harm another. [4]

Ian Anderson 0°00′, Salman Rushdie 0°08′, Carl Wilson 0°09′, Bryan Brown 0°10′, Marcel Marceau 0°12′, Edith Allonby 0°15′, Emile Zola 0°20′, Elvis Presley 0°23′, Uri Geller 0°28′ (and Moon, Venus), Raymond Merriman 0°30′, Diane Arbus 0°31′, Larry Csonka 0°33′, Barry Crump 0°38′, Arnold Schwarzenegger 0°39′, Steven Spielberg 0°41′ (and Venus), Lynndie England 0°44′ (and Venus), Todd Akin 0°47′, Charlton Heston 0°47′, Janet Street-Porter 0°50′, David Essex 0°52′, O. J. Simpson 0°53′, Gilles Duceppe 0°53′, Steve Forbes 0°56′, Queen Camilla 0°56′, Robert Englund 1°17′, April Ashley 1°18′, Charles Jayne 1°29′, Alois Alzheimer 1°37′ (and N. Node, Vx).

Saturn conjunct Zubeneschamali: Cautious, reserved, studious, economical, analytical, good chemist or detective, good judge of human nature, early losses never fully recovered, favorable for gain and domestic matters, sickness to children in infancy. [1]

Robert Kennedy 0°01′, Martin Luther 0°10′ (and Venus), John Galsworthy 0°22′, Rock Hudson 0°26′, Jamison Twins 0°34′, Denzel Washington 0°45′, Steve Earle 0°55′, Annie Lennox 0°57′, Mark David Chapman 1°01′, Kevin Costner 1°02′, Jonathan Winters 1°03′, Sydney Omarr 1°12′, Chris Brennan 1°13′, Joseph Crane 1°13′ (and Venus), John Derek 1°23′, Chris Evert 1°24′, Debra Winger 1°27′, George Melly 1°32′, Leopold Auenbrugger 1°42′, F. Scott Fitzgerald 1°44′.

Uranus conjunct Zubeneschamali: Economical, great self-control, psychic, material instincts, many difficulties, good for gain but much expenditure, loss through law and enemies, help from influential friends, occasional peculiar domestic disharmony, sudden death often from heart trouble. [1]

Katie Holmes 0°04′, Rudolph Valentino 0°06′, Kate Hudson 0°44′, Kourtney Kardashian 0°47′, Walter Koch 0°47′, Isaac Newton 1°16′, Dane Rudhyar 1°41′, Stormy Daniels 1°43′, Napoleon II of France 1°50′, Michelangelo 2°00′.

Neptune conjunct Zubeneschamali: Occult writer or speaker, medical or chemical discoveries, practical, kind, sympathetic, alive to self-interests, gain through marriage and business, disharmony with parents, grandparents or relatives, legacy obtained through litigation, suffers from accidents, death resulting from previous injury. [1]

Robson Green 0°04′, Christos Tsiolkas 0°11′, Augusten Burroughs 0°06′, Roberta Close 0°19′, Matt Biondi 0°24′, Robert Downey Jr. 0°37′, Rodney King 0°40′, Piers Morgan 0°44′, Brooke Shields 0°50′, Matt Dillon 1°02′, Jim McGovern 1°04′, Bashar al-Assad 1°09′, Price Edward 1°10′, Cecilia Bartoli 1°17′, Charlie Sheen 1°18′, Nicholas Cage 1°31′, Nigel Farage 1°33′.

Pluto conjunct Zubeneschamali: Holly Parker 1°19′, The Weeknd 1°27′.

North Node conjunct Zubeneschamali: Sid Vicious 0°53′, Tiger Woods 1°53′.

South Node conjunct Zubeneschamali: Imelda Marcos 0°1′4, Alice Cooper 0°21′, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis 1°10′ (and AC).

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.203-204.
  2. The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, 1988, p.78.
  3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.66.
  4. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.34.
  5. The Fixed Star Health and Behavior Imbalance, Ted George and Barbara Parker, 1985, p.94.
  6. Shiny stars, passionate, harmful, rescuers. Anonymous from the year 379, translation by Giuseppe Bezza from CCAG V/1 pp. 194-211.
  7. The Power of the Fixed Stars, Joseph E. Rigor, 1979, p.157-158.
  • All fixed star positions are for the year 2000. Add one degree per 72 years to correct for precession.

17 thoughts on “Fixed Star Zubeneschamali

  1. So interesting, Jamie, that you analyzed also this patterns of the pre-existent condition of the luminary (ies) or the planet (s). I find it very important to take this into consideration! It makes us much more punctual and deep seeing.

    My NN is conjunct this star, and I´m feeling Saturn rather heavy, though feel happy (Asc. Cancer with a Júpiter transit).

    I feel rather invited to NOT expect miracles (maybe, accepting things, processes and people -including myself- just the way IS).



    M. del Rin.

  2. Gives me some hope for what I want to do with my life. It’s a long road but my AC (technically in Noctua) near this star, trine Mercury on Homan will be a big help I feel.

  3. I really appreciate that you’ve included a table listing all the conjunctions to Zubeneschamali this year, Jamie – will be great for observational purposes to be able to note the effects firsthand!

    I know the list of interpretations above for planets conjunct this star are based on Robson’s work and so there are no interpretations given for Pluto or some of the asteroids, but I would love to find astrologers formulating some new hypotheses for fixed star conjunctions to any of these “newer” bodies. Pluto has been observed since the 1930’s, and I think we’ve had enough time to gather data and start gradually theorizing its effects when found in conjunction to any of the fixed stars.

    I am intrigued, in particular, by possible interpretations for Zubeneschamali conjunct Lilith – Lilith is such a powerhouse already that having her in Scorpio conjunct this star must surely boost her moxie!

  4. There is nowhere a single aspect related to the apocalyptic flood in Serbia and the Republic Srpska!!!!

  5. That’s an amazing work!

    I have always wonder how my Uranus works (it’s on the 4th but it’s also the ruler of my 7th and 8th houses) and I think this post helps. My natal Uranus is at 19.51 Scorpio 4th House so I would understand that it is still influenced by this star (even if it’s a little bit more than a 2º orb) would you agree with me on this?
    This star interacts also with my natal Chiron 10th House Taurus at 18.16 (retrograde). As far I understand it would be in opposition but would that mean that it is positive or negative?

    “Uranus conjunct Zubeneschamali: Economical, great self-control, psychic, material instincts, many difficulties, good for gain but much expenditure, loss through law and enemies, help from influential friends, occasional peculiar domestic disharmony, sudden death often from heart trouble.”

    Indeed most of the description applies to me: I do have a great self-control (although I always thought it was due to my natal Saturn opposition natal moon). It is also true that people who know me tend to say that I have a very strong ability to identify information hidden from the normal senses and I do have very vivid dreams. Information comes to me like a bolt out of the blue and I usually pick up information that can help other people or even inform me about danger/future events.
    I am also careful to do not waste money or resources more than necessary when it comes to the 4th house matters and I have experienced in my life many difficulties on that area. In fact, a couple of months ago I had some loss through law and enemies… it was related to a housing matter but until now I thought it was related to Saturn transiting my 4th house and Uranus transiting my 9th house and opposite my natal Pluto on the 3rd (conjunct my IC)… could that transit activate this star and my Uranus in such a way? My 4th house cusp is in Libra and I have natal Venus on the 12th (yes there was hidden information and money involved).

    I am fascinating by the way stars give nuances to planets.

    Thank you for writing post that make me think!

    • Mel, I think the influence of stars acts like a bell-curve if you plotted it against orb. So it will affect your Uranus but weakly. You will know by reading the post how much. If you find a planet in your chart right on a fixed star then you’ll see the difference, especially if it is a more personal point.

  6. My Dad has this Star conjunct his Sun squaring Pluto (my sister has Sun square Pluto too and they are very much alike, although she would never agree!) It says the that the person will be psychotic if their sun has a hard aspect to another planet. He has got something wrong with him. I’ve called him psychotic to my Mum a few times. He’s a mental bully. He’s also chauvinistic. We’ve had a few wars between us, as I’m a bit of a warrior and won’t back down!

    • Only makes us stronger to come against these kind of people! Brings out the fighter in us! My cousins Dad is the same (Mum’s brother; he’s unrelated to my Dad, but oddly best friends with him). I feel that my female cousin should stand up to her Dad. I’ve stood up to him and told him off before. He backs down! What I’m getting to is – stand up to the bullies. Maybe it’s partly my Mars Square Uranus that makes me that way! I was given that aspect for a reason. I’m definitely a rebel, which comes with that aspect! Freedom fighter! Freedom from authority and bullies! It’s interesting how often that if you stand up to a bully, they’ll back down. But if they have some kind of mental illness, it’s a whole different ball game!

        • Yes, I’m definitely a fighter! I’m also very protective too, over people who are weaker! I would always stick up for any kid who got bullied, when I was a child. The ironic thing is – I don’t like fighting or arguing, but I’m a a strong woman and won’t tolerate injustice or people wanting to feel powerful by overpowering others!

    • I think if Sun square Pluto was one of the stronger aspects in the chart then the bullying would happen regardless of the fixed stars.

  7. Oh the irony that Leo DiCaprio was in a movie about Charles Manson …Once Upon a Time in Hollywood!

  8. Tenho essa Estrela em conjunção exata a Lua. e estava curioso para saber a influencia. mas estava dificil de achar as interpretações antigas. grato.

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