Fixed star Alphecca, Alpha Coronae Borealis, is a 2.2 magnitude star in the Northern Crown, Corona Borealis Constellation. It is a brilliant white binary star located at the base of the Crown. Alphecca is positioned at 12°18′ Scorpio with an orb of 2°10′. Other names for alpha Coronae Borealis include Gemma, Gnosia and Asteroth. Alphecca is Arabic for nayyir al-fakka “the bright star of the broken ring of stars”. Gemma is Latin for “jewel”, Gnosia (Gnōsia stella corōnæ) is Latin for “star of the crown of Knossos”. Asteroth is Hebrew for Astarte.
Alphecca Star Astrology
Fixed star Alphecca is of the nature of Venus and Mercury. It gives honor, dignity and poetical and artistic ability. Constellation Corona Borealis gives artistic ability, love of flowers, lassitude and disillusionment, but to bring its natives to a position of command
Alphecca is one of the 15 Behenian Fixed Stars. Its image is a hen or crowned man. It gives chastity and the love and goodwill of men. Rules topaz, rosemary, trefoil and ivy. Alphecca rules the lowest vertebra of the spine (Seventh Lumbar) in the human body
Alphecca is noted for conveying honor, dignity and artistic ability. But like all Venusian stars it can also have its undesirable effects. Medieval astrologers, who tended to emphasize the more perverse side of astrology, asserted that Alphecca rising indicates a life spent in a variety of pleasurable pursuits by an individual who decked his body with adornments, secretly engaged in love affairs or adultery and who “bedded boys and girls” according to Firmicus Maternus. If the star is setting, disgrace will come of all this.