As a fixed star astrologer, my readings are based on their influence through the zodiac decans. It is generally accepted that the fixed stars only influence the horoscope through conjunctions to the planets and also other points, like the Ascendant, Midheaven, and even the Part of Fortune. You can also use fixed stars in progressions. Robson says this “…the only difference being that they do not persist throughout the life. Therefore in studying the effects of directions the same delineations may be used if it is borne in mind that they are of a transitory nature and not lasting. Either primary or secondary directions may be used and both are calculated in the usual way….” ~ Vivian Robson 
Due to the precession of the equinoxes, the fixed stars move forwards through the zodiac at one degree every 72 years. “the Fixed stars give great gifts, and elevate even from poverty to an extreme height of fortune, the seven planets do not do so” ~ William Lily.
There are two methods of using the fixed stars and their constellations for astrological purposes nowadays. 1) The fixed stars longitude method on the ecliptic or 2) The visual astrology of parans….
More about my method of using fixed stars
Fixed Star Algol 26 Taurus
Fixed Star Aldebaran 9 Gemini
Fixed Star Betelgeuse 29 Gemini
Fixed Star Regulus 29 Leo
Fixed Star Antares 9 Sagittarius
Fixed Star Vega 14 Capricorn
Fixed Star Altair 1 Aquarius
Fixed Star Fomalhaut 3 Pisces
Constellation Aries 2-23 Taurus.
Pleiades Stars Cluster 29 Taurus – 1 Gemini
Hyades Star Cluster 5 – 8 Gemini
Constellation Crater 22 Virgo – 7 Libra
Constellation Lyra 15 -21 Capricorn
Constellation Serpens 16 Scorpio – 16 Capricorn
Constellation Ophiuchus 1 – 29 Sagittarius