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 results

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

This is just a preliminary experiment, which might be expanded at a later time: I have taken 1080 birth dates from male murderers born between January 1st 1940 and december 31st 1960, both days included. I have put the birth dates into an Excel sheet and looked for birth dates, which occur more frequently than normal. Here is the result with the 1950 positions for the fixed stars, which I have found to be statistically significant:

    1. December 2nd - December 3rd: 14 occurrences in 2 days render a Chi Square result of 11.04, where 3.84 marks the point, where there is statistical significance. The odds are 1 : 1.121. that this result came "by accident". In other words, this is a highly significant result. Such a result is irrefutable and a valid proof in favor of astrology. The Sun is located approximately 10-11 degrees Sagittarius during these 2 days. The following fixed stars are located her: 
      1. Antares in 9:03' Sagittarius is associated with violence. Antares is one of the 15 Behinian fixed stars.
      2. Kuma in 9:35' Sagittarius
      3. Alniyat in 10:45' Sagittarius
      4. Helkath in 11:07' Sagittarius
      5. Rastaban in 11:15 Sagittarius is associated with crime.
      6. Fudail in 11:21' Sagittarius
    2. February 11th-12th:13 occurrences in 2 days render a Chi Square result of 8.48, which is statistically significant. The Sun is located approximately 22-23 degrees Aquarius during these 2 days. 4 fixed stars are located here, but none of them have hitherto been associated with criminal tendencies in sidereal astrology:
      1. Nashira in 21:05' Aquarius
      2. Kitalpha in 22:25' Aquarius
      3. Sadalsuud in 22:41 Aquarius
      4. Deneb Algedi in 22:51' Aquarius. Deneb Algedi is one of the Behenian stars.
    3. September 29th-30th12 occurrences in 2 days render a Chi Square result of 6.25, which is statistically significant. The Sun is located approximately 6-7 degrees Libra during these 2 days. I have only found 1 fixed star located here, and it has hitherto not been associated with criminal tendencies in sidereal astrology:
      1. Diadem in 8:15' degrees Libra
    4. November 22nd - November 24th: 16 occurrences in 3 days render a Chi Square result of 5.72, which is a statistically significant result. The Sun is located approximately 0-2 degrees Sagittarius during these 3 days. The following fixed stars are located here, and some of them do actually have a bad reputation in sidereal astrology:
      1. Kornephoros in 0:23' degrees Sagittarius
      2. Rutilicus in 0:46' Sagittarius
      3. Thusia in 0:48' Sagittarius
      4. Kajam in 0:52' Sagittarius
      5. Yed Prior in 1:36 Sagittarius
      6. Al Jabba in 1:52' Sagittarius. Al Jabba has a reputation for violence: "It gives loss and many dangers, a violent and intemperate nature, and to a military officer danger of mutiny and murder by his soldiers." (Quote from this website.)
      7. Acrab in 2:29' Sagittarius. This fixed star has a bad reputation - Ptolemy says the following about it: "It causes extreme malevolence, mercilessness, fiendishness, repulsiveness, malice, theft, crime, pestilence, and contagious diseases."
    5. January 19th: 7 occurrences in 1 day render a Chi Square result of 5.52, which is significant. The Sun is located at 29 degrees Capricorn on this date. I have found the following fixed stars here - but none of them seems to be associated with crime:
      1. Aladfar in 29:21' Capricorn
      2. Bazak in 29:44' Capricorn
    6. April 15th-16th: 11 occurrences in 2 days render a Chi Square result of 4.36, which is statistically significant. The Sun is located approximately 25-26 degrees Aries during these 2 days. I have found one fixed star here, but it isn't associated with crime in sidereal astrology:
      1. Al Pherg in 26:07' Aries
    7. July 30th - August 1st: 15 occurrences in 3 days render a Chi Square result of 4.22, which is statistically significant result. The Sun is located approximately 7-9 degrees Leo during these 3 days. The following fixed stars are located here - some of them do have a bad reputation in sidereal astrology: 
      1. Praesaepe in 6:30' Leo - this fixed star does indeed have a bad reputation, since it "causes disease, disgrace, adventure, insolence, wantonness, brutality, blindness, industry, order and fecundity" according to Vivian Robson.
      2. Asellus Borealis in 6:50' Leo - gives "danger of violent death, serious accidents and burns" according to Vivian Robson.
      3. Asellus Australis in 8:01' Leo - gives "danger of violent death, serious accidents and burns" according to Vivian Robson.
      4. Hadir in 8:01' Leo
      5. Mautinah in 9:37' Leo
      6. Giansar / Gianfar / Gianfer in 9:38' Leo  

Interpretation: Antares

The most important fixed star found in this experiment is Antares, because Antares is a so-called Alpha start - it shines more brightly than the average fixed star! Here is a description, which I found at this website:

"Antares looks awesome, a flaming red binary star that occasionally glimmers emerald from its tiny green sibling. At 883 times the size of our sun, Antares is the 15th brightest star in the sky and second only to fellow super red giant Betelgeuse in size."

And here are some more quotes from the same website:

“It causes malevolence, destructiveness, liberality, broad-mindedness, evil presages and danger of fatality and makes its natives rash, ravenous, headstrong and destructive to themselves by their own obstinacy.” (Vivian Robson)

“Antares makes people tough, belligerent and pugnacious. This is an important star for military personnel, it is said to convey mental alertness, strategic ability and courage to make daredevils” (Reinhold and Elsbeth Ebertin)

The site also provides a list of celebrities born with the Sun conjunct Antares: Examples: Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Britney Spears, Charles Patrick Graves, Gianni Versace, Nancy Mitford, Rose West, William Blake, Winston Churchill.

And here is the list of general key words associated with Antares: Intense, dramatic, militant, fiery, passionate, obsessive, compulsive, fast and furious, spicy, awesome, eminent, primal, demanding, ruthless, ambitious, survivors, trailblazers, combative, driven, maniacal, pushy, tyrannical, villainous, human, bestial, ravenous, natural, impulsive, instinctive, challenging, raging, rampant, revolutionary, highly sexed, devilish, demonic, wicked, devils-advocate, teasing, taunting, provoking, phoenix from the flames, dare-devils, self-sabotaging, envious, valorous, competitive, temperamental, emotional, hot-headed, self-motivated, self-governed, mover & shaker.

And finally some good advice: "Antares’ problem is being driven by high drama, sensation and extremes. Because of this they may find it hard to fine tune or be sensitive to life’s subtleties. If this brave, fearless spirit is channeled in the right way, then its energy can help move mountains. Antares works better in partnership with more laid-back souls who can temper the 'devil' inside it. All energies are important in our Universe, it’s just a question of balance. Antares is needed when we get too compliant and accept other’s modus operandi too readily. This red star shakes us out of our complacency."

Interpretation: Toliman

The fixed star Toliman is also interesting, because it is also an alpha star - meaning: a very bright star. I found a website about it here. But as I have already mentioned, the astrological tradition does not associate it with murder or anything related to murder.


It is nearby to ask: Aren't there any fixed stars, which prevent crime? In order to find such a fixed star I would (with the present collection of 1080 birth dates) have to identify at least 2 consecutive days without any male murderer having a birthday on these 2 dates. If I could find such 2 dates, then the Chi Square calculation would render 5,92, which is statistically significant. But there are no such 2 days in the present collection. However, the following 9 single dates do not have any male murderer birthdays.

  • January 11th and 27th
  • February Ith
  • April 11th
  • May 4th and 25th
  • June 3rd and 29th
  • September 18th

If such a one day void of male murderer birthdays should be statistically significant, the data collection would have to contain at least 1402 birth dates - i.e. I would have to add 322 more birth dates. In this process one would expect some of the now void dates to be filled out - i.e. the number of void dates would decrease.

(C) Copyright Eskild Rasmussen. This site was last edited April 27th 2019. It is expected to be updated in the future as the research is expanded with more data.