The practice of using Fixed stars is actually quite simple when you ignore
for a moment that every star has its own rich interpretation quite different
from the traditional planets, much as asteroids do.
In this particular instance, you are going to look for Natal planets
"aligned" to the stars within a 2 degree orb or less, depending on the
specific star and how lenient you are (this is discussed in most star
I use the word "aligned" here, because a planet may be at the same
Longitduinal coordinate of a star, but may be in a much different
declination. Suppose, for example, you have Mercury at 13N and it is
"conjuncting" a star that is at 55N. There is a huge difference there. The
other reason for this term is because unlike two planets conjuncting, a
planet "conjuncting" a star occurs sometimes from one side of the galaxy to
the other, so being "next to" doesn't really seem an appropriate term.
Now back to the matter at hand. Let's use some simple example. Suppose the
Sun in the natal chart is connected toa star in Bootes' left knee, the Moon
is on the left leg of Orion, Venus is on the left leg of the Scorpion, etc.
again these are all hypothetical. With just these three we are showing a
great emphasis on the left leg, and perhaps the knee in particular.
Especially if one of these planets lands in the sixth house, aspects the 6
cusp, aspects a planet from or ruling 6, or transits the 6th house will
reforming a natal aspect between these other "leg" planets, this can
indicate a time for knee problems. As you can see, the stars help to
identify an additional layer of potentialities, just as Asteroids do, but
they are manifested in much the same manner as one would use with tropical
One other use that can play out with fixed stars is in events transpiring,
where a planet aligns with a certain star just as the event unfolds. One
example is the Hurricane Katrina chart and the number of planets hitting
flood or hurricane stars in that chart.
The only thing truly tedious about studying stars is, of course, the stars
themselves. They are countless and each is rich in its symbolisms.
To answer your question regarding aspects, conjunction is generally the only
aspect used, tho occasionally an opposition will show up. Because stars
occupy every degree of the zodiac, it would be much too difficult to examine
aspects made between 8 stars (or more if we use the lesser aspects) for each
>Subject: [thefixedstars] RE: [astrologyinaction] Re: <<Any comments about
>the following claim?>>
>Date: Wed, 19 Jul 2006 10:43:12 -0400
>This is very interesting! How are the alignments determined? Are they just
>conjunctions (and occasionally oppositions) as in stellar astrology, or are
>these alignments by aspect? For example, would someone with heart trouble
>have aspects between their sun and Regulus, Unukalhai, or Antares? What
>level or degree of "alignments" is necessary for there to be a
>manifestation. Would a connection to all three be needed? It would be great
>to have two or three examples to study.