Fixed stars

Sideral astrology is an astrological branch, which uses fixed stars for interpretation of e.g. natal, horary or mundane charts.

The fixed star Regulus can serve as an example. I have supplied an ephemerid of Regulus, which I have extracted from this site. As you can see fixed stars are actually not fixed - at least not fixed in the zodiac, where Regulus moves approximately 1 degree and 23' every 100 years. (Actually it is the spring equinox or 0 degrees Aries that moves.)

There are also great websites with ephemerids for fixed stars here and here.

So, if a person has the Sun or any other planet in conjunction with Regulus and within 1-2 degrees orbis, that person is attributed with certain characteristics from Regulus - here is an example, which I have copied from this site:

"Fixed star Regulus is of the nature of Mars and Jupiter. It gives violence, destructiveness, military honor of short duration, with ultimate failure, imprisonment, violent death, success, high and lofty ideals and strength of spirit, and makes its natives magnanimous, grandly liberal, generous, ambitious, fond of power, desirous of command, high-spirited and independent.

It may convey royal properties, noble mind, frankness, courage. The importance of this star is accentuated by its nearness to the ecliptic. Its effect is in the best sense that of Jupiter and Mars. When Mars or Saturn are in conjunction with Regulus, especially exciting events are always recorded e.g. assassinations, coup d’états, revolutions, revolts, demonstrations, overthrow of heads of state and similar events."

You can find more interpretations of fixed stars here.

Since the number of fixed stars is literally astronomical, it can be helpful to know that in the sidereal tradition 15 fixed stars are said to be more important than any other fixed stars - the so-called Behenian fixed stars, which Wikipedia has an article about here.

Research & research results

The following research results stem from the birth dates of 2,520 male murderer's birth dates.

The problem with sidereal astrology is that it is dificult to research, because it requires larger data collections than mainstream astrology. But with the research into male murderers charts I have actually got such a large collection.

The first step is to look for dates with extraordinarly many birth dates - you could call them clusters. I have found 8 such clusters as displayed in Table 1.

The columns represent the following:

  • Date - can be 1 date or up to 3 consecutive dates
  • Type - the number of occurrences during the period in question
  • O - Observed
  • E - Expected; the expected value is is the result of a simple calculation, namely 2,520 dates divided by 365 days for 1 day, which is 6,90.
  • ChiSqu - the output of the Chi Square formula, where a result above 3.84 indicates statistical significance
  • P - Probability where for instance 0.05 indicates a chance of 1 out of 20.
  • 1:x - the odds; for instance the chance of 28 occurrences in 2 days have a chance of 1:7463 of happening by chance.
  • % - the percentage above what could be expected with a data set of 2,520 birth dates.

Table 1: Clusters with extraordinarily large number of birth dates among 2520 male murderers

The next step is to relate the dates in Table 1 with positions in the zodiac, and then the zodiac positions can be related to specific the fixed stars. Table 2 shows the zodiac degrees, where the Sun positions cluster in the data set.

Table 2: Zodiac positions, where the Sun positions clusters

Table 3 shows the final research result. The zodiac positions were checked against the fixed stars in their proximity. Please notice that no fixed star was found for November 22nd - 23rd.

The columns represent the following:

  • 1 st column - contains the aspect and the names of the fixed star, where "Cnj" is an abbreviation for conjunction and "Opp" is an abbreviation for opposition.
  • 1950 - the 1950 position for the fixed star. This is the one I have used, since the time span of the birth dates are from January 1930 until December 1979.
  • 2000 - the 2000 position for the fixed star - in case you wondered about its speed and present position.
  • O - Observed
  • E - Expected; the expected value is is the result of a simple calculation, namely 2,520 dates divided by 365 days for 1 day, which is 6,90.
  • ChiSqu - the output of the Chi Square formula, where a result above 3.84 indicates statistical significance
  • P - Probability where for instance 0.05 indicates a chance of 1 out of 20.
  • 1:x - the odds; for instance the chance of 28 occurrences in 2 days have a chance of 1:7463 of happening by chance.
  • % - the percentage above what could be expected with a data set of 2,520 birth dates.

Table 3: Research results I

We have now seen the dates, which have a surplus of male murderer birth dates, and we must assume that the fixed stars found so far are unfavorable or challenging. But how about favorable fixed stars, which prevent the individual from killing? Table 4 shows the void areas in the data set, and Table 5 associates these dates with the Sun's zodiac degrees. Table 6 displays the final results for the beneficial fixed stars - only one is statistically significant.

Table 4: Dates with absence of birth dates in the data set

Table 5: Zodiac positions, where the Sun positions are more or less absent

Table 6: Research results II

The most impressive result in this research project is the Sun's conjunction with Asellus Australis. With 28 occurrences where 14 are expected the chances of this result being accidental is 1 out of 5,464. Let's see, what the astrological tradition has to say about Asellus Australis:

"These people have an aggressive nature, and will not take insults easily. They may, by their own lack of caution or by being dare-devils, put their life in danger, and will not hesitate to use brutal and violent means." (Elsbeth Ebertin: "Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation", 1971)

General influence: "Danger of violent death, serious accidents and burns" and Sun conjunctions: "Unfavorable for dealing with the public and influential people, trouble in business. Blows, stabs, serious accidents, shooting, shipwreck, beheading, hanging, murderer or murdered, violent fevers, danger of fire, disgrace and imprisonment." (Vivian E. Robson: "Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology", 1923)

(C) Copyright Eskild Rasmussen. This site was last edited June 24th 2019. It is expected to be updated in the future as the research is expanded with more data.