Fixed Stars of the Week

Our Sun is aligned with three Fixed Stars this week, and working with these may add extra dimension to our journey.  I personally feel more alive and conscious when I work out there with the Fixed Stars.


This star, the brightest star in the constellation of Aquarius, represents the right shoulder of the water carrier.  In her comprehensive book on Fixed Stars, Bernadette Brady points out that the ancients had quite a negative view of the influence of this star.  But, she says the Arabic name means “Lucky One of the King”.

“Starlight Elixirs” by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld gives this star the theme of group consciousness, so if you are working with a group this week the prospects for interaction may be enhanced:

“At the highest spiritual level there is an attunement to an energy that is coming from this star into Earth to simply encourage this ability to make this shift to group consciousness and to understand group interaction at a very much higher level.  Various  high capacities of spiritual telepathy that bring messages of deep clarity can improve, and an ability to understand this and put it into form will generally be strengthened.”


This star, the brightest star in the constellation of Pisces Australis, represents the fish drinking from the water of Aquarius.  Alan Oken in “Complete Astrology” finds it to have a very Neptunian influence.

Smulkis and Rubenfeld state that this star is helpful for treating addiction, if you were to meditate with it:

“Addiction is that which, in your understanding, depends intimately on denial.  You must choose to not see the true source of your energies or what is really nourishing you.  If you make such denials, if you choose not to see the larger picture, the addiction can remain.  Sometimes it is enough only to see the truth and stop the denial.  But the opposite is also true.  If you understand the addiction more completely, sometimes the denials will melt away.”

Deneb Adige

This star, the brightest star in the constellation of Cygnus, the Swan, is situated in the tail of the swan.  Bernadette Brady says: “Deneb adige is a very subtle star associated with the strength and hostility of the swan, but at the same time holding within its symbolism the mystic, transcendental qualities of shamanistic legends of the creation of the World Egg.”  Alan Oken states: “This star partakes of the nature of Venus and Mercury combined and as such it is favourable for musical and other artistic endeavours as well as contributing towards a quick intellect.”

Smulkis and Rubenfeld present it as a key to multi-dimensional states of consciousness, but additionally for healing of the lungs:

“It is a source that says: ‘I give to you knowledge.  From this knowledge it is hoped that you will extract wisdom.  From this wisdom it is hoped that you will extract love and that special way of your own uniqueness.’  This is a very poor translation.  A better approximation would be the ancient Chinese concept of wu wei.”


‘”In helping with the lungs, Deneb can influence the process of how you receive energy and choose how you will utilize it.”

I hope you enjoy these seed thoughts.  It’s been a while since I wrote about the Fixed Stars, and I have realized how much I missed them.


Tuesday (21st) brings us a sextile between Mercury and Uranus, bringing our mental equipment up to speed, and possibly along with that the technological toys in our lives. You may, for instance, find yourself upgrading your mobile phone or computer.  Conversation may be out of the ordinary, and ideas may come from out of the box.  In socializing, there may be the right space for sparkling conversation.

We’re in for a double treat on Tuesday as Mercury also trines Jupiter: Geminis and Virgos will be operating at full capacity.  Mercury trine Jupiter is excellent for selling, and imparting information, such as in teaching.  The travel industry, broadcasting and the media will also be favoured.  Recently, when Mercury was square Jupiter there was some agreement in the Southern Rail dispute, but last week there was another setback. Maybe the aspects on Tuesday will push the whole matter forward a little.  Donald Trump’s campaign against fake news may be highlighted too that day – what do we want from our media?  Do we want the same as Donald?  Mercury-Jupiter is good for truth, whatever that may be.

The Sun conjuncts the South Node later in the day, which shines a light on past karma, in this life or previous ones.  It especially focusses on our relationship with power, and how we used it.

Our Sun is also aligned with Sadalmelik that day (see above).  This will work well with the mental energies of the day, bringing a stronger group consciousness and assisting higher mental functioning.

Take a deep breath, for when we get to Wednesday (22nd) we may run into some difficult energies, with Mars squaring Pluto.  This is a very rampant energy, which is hard to control.  If you are not confident in conflict resolution, then take a step back, or even out of any embroilment.  If you can’t take the heat, it is definitely best to stay out of the kitchen.  Whether the argument is about terrorism, Brexit or Trump, you will need a cool head and a compassionate heart.

The Fixed Star Fomalhaut (see above) is strong in the energy of Wednesday, and may help this process.  You may, for instance, have an insight about how someone’s behaviour is stemming from an addiction, e.g. to adrenalin.

Thursday (23rd) may find you simmering down from Wednesday, but Mercury sextile Saturn is perfect for mental re-evaluation and stabilization.  It’s also good for work ethic, if you are trying to make headway in the office or your work arena.  It favours attending to the minutiae of a project or of ordinary life.  It’s a steady day on the travel front.

The crucial Stoke-on-Trent by-election takes place on that day, and Paul Nuttall hopes to take the seat for his party, UKIP.   Nuttall is an out and out Sagittarian, and has had a bad week, with revelations that he lied regarding his experiences at the Hillsborough disaster.  He is also very fiery, with 6 out of his 10 planets in Fire Signs.  He is a Warrior, with Sun closely conjunct Mars, too.  Pluto is on his natal Venus in Capricorn at the moment, an important week or two personally and in his political ambitions.  His transits on Thursday bring him closer to the slow moving transit of Pluto to his Venus.  Astrologically, what was going on at the time of Hillsborough with him?  Mars was opposing his Mercury, showing a possible danger.  Saturn was squaring his Pluto, which also was serious in nature.  So he may have been within distance of this event.

This by-election is crucial for the Labour party, and in particular a barometer for Jeremy Corbyn’s political standing.  The Labour candidate is Gareth Snell, the former leader of Newcastle Borough Council.  No birth date is available for him, sad for my researches.  However, Pluto trines Jeremy Corbyn’s Mars at this election, which may strengthen his hand, though the prospects do not look good for him in relation to the other by-election taking place that day, at Copeland.

Mercury enters Pisces on Saturday (25th), bringing a change of mindset.  Again, technological matters are best attended to at the beginning of the week with those glowing aspects to Mercury.  On Saturday, you may switch to using your right brain and be more creative and imaginative with the use of your mental energy.  Mercury stays in Pisces until 13th March, so obviously you will need to use your left brain to some extent during that time, but it is a good fortnight or so to explore the genius of your right brain functioning, through meditation for instance.

Saturday is also the day which closely connects with the Fixed Star Deneb Adige (see above), and that can also help your consciousness expand in wider areas.  If you have any health issues connected with the lungs, then try to connect with the energy of this star for your healing, too.

The new mental space on Saturday is good preparation for Sunday (26th), when we have a New Moon Eclipse at 8 degrees Pisces: think about your possible wishes and intentions, personal and worldwide, which you would like to focus on the next day.

The week in bullet points:

  • Tuesday – mental brilliance and exploration; power issues, and group consciousness
  • Wednesday – conflict needing resolution or distance, and working on addiction
  • Thursday – realistic mental outlook
  • Saturday – switch from left brain to right brain; expansion of consciousness