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The Hyades ~ Birthdays May 26 to 30

Hyades cluster

The Hyades star cluster is in the face of Taurus the bull, spanning 5 to 9 degrees Gemini. The Sun passes through these degrees around May 26 to 30 each year. Some include Aldebaran here, but really he is separate from the rest of the cluster and needs to be read separately also. The Hyades themselves cluster around the left eye of the Bull and the face. Ain is the star in eye, but Prima Hyadum is the alpha star of the Hyades which has separate interpretations for the planets listed below. For Hyades as a whole Manilus writes:

“The Hyades are a stormy star group and was regarded as a separate constellation. Those born at this time take no pleasure in tranquillity and set no store by a life of inaction; rather they yearn for crowds and mobs and civil disorders. Sedition and uproar delight them” [1]

Generally Robsons interpretations for the Hyades are much harsher than those of Aldebaran. It is interesting that Robson himself has both his Sun and Midheaven in the Hyades. However Robson’s personal life is a mystery, so we have no way of knowing if he based his conclusions on himself. He says the Hyades;

“give tears, sudden events, violence, fierceness, poisoning, blindness, wounds or injuries to the head by instruments, weapons or fevers, and contradictions of fortune” [2]

Like Aldebaran, fixed star Ain (the left eye) gives a flare for design and art, but needs to be careful of having a wandering, lusty eye. Generally the left in anything tends to be more unusual or even a little sinister. This seems to hold true for Ain. Some people have a planet between the two eyes, this may be the ability to be a little ambidextrous, or even to be duplicitous.

Myra Hindley’s and  Ian Brady’s Davison chart has Venus between the bull’s eyes, while Mars is closer to Ain. This is so obviously their unrestrained and predatory sexuality as a couple. Mars on Ain in the 8th house square Ceres, shows only too clearly the sexual abuse and subsequent murder of the children they abducted.

Hyades Keywords

The HyadesMilitant, activists, provocative, permissive, persuasive, fierce, violent, stormy, emotional, controlling, manipulative, cunning, sharp minds, strategic, single-minded, commanding, disgraceful, tactful, tactile, tacticians, forgers, quick-mind, hasty, impulsive, nit-picking, technical, crafty, craftsmen, strong passions, abrupt, brave, daring, stalkers, obsessive, compulsive.

So there is a difference between Aldebaran and the Hyades. Aldebaran fancy themselves as Casanovas. They seduce by attraction, Venus style, they don’t need to do the chasing. The closer you move towards the Hyades, the more pro-active and controlling it gets. Ptolemy likened the stars in the bull’s head to Saturn and in part Mercury, which could make a dark trickster. Aldebaran can get itself into sexual scandal through greed when it is handed to them on a plate, while Hyades scandal comes from going too far with their stalking and obsessions. This goes for all their desires.

“Striving for prestige leading to power politics leads to tremendous success in life if bridled, if not, failure and a fall from power. May exploit other human beings in quest of power. Staggering increase in sexual urge, a dissolute life, excessive and licentious ways.” [3]



  1. Hello! I have to say, at first, that I’m in love with this website. I am also a self-taught astrology person. I bought my first book when I was eight years old. I’m a brazilian girl who just do not speak english fluently, but I’ve found so many interesting articles, books and websites in english that I’m pushing myself through any language barrier. And your website is fascinating.

    I’m a feminist transexual woman. I’m an actress also, I have just concluded my graduation. And I like wicca and witchcraft too. To see these new aspects in astrology with the godesses (i’ve read all your black moon, dark moon and asteroid Lilith articles in 1 hour going to work), all the asteroid goddesses (I’ve already ordered Demetra George’s Asteroid Goddesses), and other asteroides as Atropos… (My solar return this year will have Kloto, Laqeuesis and Atropos in a grand trine on the water signs! I just found out that this can be incredible. And I already will have scorpio rising with part of fortune conjunting the ASC – because I’ll have sun conjunct moon in Gemini, whta a year!), and minor planet Eris…I mean, to have more goddesses archetypes representing us as human beings is just incredible…

    Well. I have one doubt. I have sun in Gemini at 4°45”. Does Hyades affects me somehow? I was born at may 25th, by the night, 20:50 in Brazil, 23:50 sideral time. And I’m wondering if Hyades lends me its archetype too. I know that the orbs are smaller then usual planets, but… I wanted to know, if you could answer me… I’d be happy!

    Congratulations for all your work! It’s exciting to read.
    Thank you for all your astrology contribution.


    • Welcome Helena and thanks for the kind words.
      Yes, I think your Sun is close enough for them to effect you, as together they are quite a lively bunch! It’s hard to know when to draw the line with the fixed stars. But the stars closest to us, like the Hyades tend to have a stronger effect and a larger orb. This article explains a bit more. http://darkstarastrology.com/constellations/

    • I will look at Uranus in Taurus at some point for the collective, but not until it gets to 26º degrees which won’t be for a good while yet!


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