The fixed star Fomalhaut is positioned at 3º 52′ Pisces in the southern fish. It is situated in its eye and the fish itself, which is found at the foot of the water bearer. Originally this star was part of the constellation Aquarius as Greek Astronomer Aratus mentions in 270 bc. Fomalhaut is “One large and bright by both the Pourer’s (Aquarius) feet.” To me it makes sense Fomalhaut being part of Aquarius, as then it forms part of the fixed cross of the four Archangels; Michael (Aldebaran), Raphael (Regulus) and Oriel (Antares). Fomalhaut is Gabriel, the human. The others are beasts…
Eric Morse says “Regulus was long considered the supreme of the Four Guardians but the role of Fomalhaut – Gabriel, in the birth of Jesus – must now be said to challenge or actually supplant, with a new stage in human spiritual evolution, the supremacy of the more ‘medical’ Archangel of the Leonine era.”
Regulus is in the process of moving into Virgo, another human. So it too is evolving away from its bestial past. It was Ptolemy who put Fomalhaut in its own constellation of the fish. The Southern fish is nothing to do with the Piscean fishes, although Fomalhaut is said to have an influence similar to Pisces. Confusing isn’t it?…This star is already slipping away from us.
Fomalhaut has a very mixed influence in terms of how fortunate it is considered as a star. Rather like Neptune, it can be magical and highly spiritual or just a no good, unscrupulous drunk. All the royal stars have the capability for glory, honor, riches, and fame, but they also have the greatest height to fall from. Their incredible power must be used wisely and with integrity.
With Fomalhaut on the AC and in good aspect, it is supposed to give one fame that lasts beyond the grave. Fomalhaut is also said to have the nature of Mercury and Venus, so art and writing are well starred. Out of the four Archangels, Fomalhaut is definitely the poetic artist, magician and most probably a pacifist. The others are all beastly warriors.
As ever, this Venusian side to Fomalhaut that makes him a little suspect to a dog-eat-dog world, Robson says… “It is said to be very fortunate and powerful and yet to cause malevolence of sublime scope and character, and change from a material to a spiritual form of expression.” 1. Don’t trust the spaced out angel with the sparkly purple wings then…
Fomalhaut In Astrology
Fomalhaut is enchanted and intoxicated by love and life. This star governs the winter solstice, so like Jesus it contains the hope of being reborn. Fomalhaut has lofty ideals, the kind that believes love will conquer all. Often these people fall hopelessly in love with someone, but the road to them is strewn with trails and obstacles. Romeo probably had Venus on Fomalhaut.
However, if Fomalhaut’s hearts are pure then the impossible love is often won. This goes for their everyday life too, these misty-eyed dreamers are often not taken seriously. That is until they are found at the top of their tree, still gazing wistfully into the clouds, much to the chagrin of their contemporaries. These fishes seem to have got there as if by magic, indeed they probably have. I can see why their rivals may be a wee bit suspicious, “by what witchcraft did they get there?!”
For Fomalhaut though, selling its soul to the devil is precisely what it cannot do if they don’t want to end up incarcerated. These folk will topple right down into the gutter if they seek fame for their own personal glory. It must all be done for the love of their craft and for the benefit of the greater good.
Fomalhaut’s nemesis is hubris if they have some sort of savior complex then the immortal name that this star promises will more likely be that of infamy. I think it is interesting that TV Evangelist Jim Bakker has Fomalhaut just 2 mins off his AC and Guru Osho has it on his MC.
Away With The Fairies
Both had their halos torn off, Bakker by a sex scandal and Osho by various attempts to debunk him. Osho was constantly hounded by the US Police, (arrested for visa application fraud) and his teachings were rejected by his home country. Both these Gurus serve as great examples of Fomalhaut in action.
One of Fomalhaut’s traits is finding it hard to keep grounded in the physical world. They have an otherworldly, “away-with-the-fairies” demeanor and may find it so painful to be on this planet that the temptation is to take-off altogether with mind-altering substances or pain-relievers.
Some of the natives below have had their problems with addiction. John Coltrane’s free-Jazz was spiritual and elevating, but to get there he battled with heroin addiction and alcoholism. In 1957 however, a religious experience was thought to have enabled him to get over his addictions and after his death, he was actually worshipped as a deity in various churches in the US. Fomalhaut redemption.
Ethereal, wistful, poetic, mystical, magical, idealistic, saviour complex, guru, poet, artist, dreamer, psychic, spiritual, religious, otherworldly, out-of-this-world, space-cadet, spaced-out, immortal, everlasting fame, romantic, greatly fortunate/ unfortunate, envied, worshipped, persuasive, silver-tongued, slippery, escapist, sinner/saint, charismatic, enigmatic, fairy-tale, Victim/victimizer, uplifting, euphoric, mind-blowing talents, zealous, fanatical, impractical, utopian.
Fomalhaut & Planet Combinations
ASCENDANT “Great and lasting honors.”  Jim Bakker (02’), John Coltrane (09’), Nathan Buckley (18’), Gertrude Stein (15’), Vincent Price (34’), Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Antonio Banderas, Phil Donahue, Carl Wilson, Princess Caroline, John Singleton, Pier Paolo Pasolini.
MIDHEAVEN Prince William (21’), Van Morrison (22’), Ronald Kray (28’), Irene Cara, Franz Shubert, Patsy Cline, Sam Cooke, Reginald Kray, Ian Shaw, Pattie Boyd, Kirt Russell, Anthony Burgess, Lord Byron, Nancy Mitford, Hilary Clinton, Max Ernst, Timothy McVeigh, Osho, Hector Berlioz, Theodore Roosevelt.
SUN Dissipated, easily influenced by low companions, gain through inheritance but unproductive of good, may suffer for some crime committed” “ The Artist, Idealist…The need to keep one’s feet on the ground while ones head in the clouds”  Drew Barrymore (03’), Christine Keeler (07’), Michael Chang (13’), Julie Waters (16’), Edward Kennedy (21’), Anais Nin, Kenneth Williams, Charlotte Church, Alan Rickman, Nina Simone, Kurt Cobain, Robert Altman , George Harrison, Patty Hearst, Karen Silkwood, Dick Emery, Johnny Cash, Gordon Brown, Andre Breton, Eric Gill.
MOON “Secret business causing much trouble and enmity, but eventual gain after many difficulties.”  “To catalyse idealistic or romantic feelings to others”  Alison Goldfrapp (22’), Raoul Dufy (30’), Paul Newman, Elvis Presley, Prince, Gene Roddenberry, Alicia Silverstone, Frank Sinatra, Vanessa Hudgens, Edward VIII of UK, Ben Hart, Herb Alpert.
MERCURY “Many losses and disappointments, unlucky in business, better servant than master, writes or receives secret letters, worry through slander, imprisonment or damaged reputation” “Success as a scientist or writer”  “The poet or the liar”  Asteroid Lilith (22’),Patrick MacNee, George Van Tassel, Bobby Womack, Dick Emery, Franz Shubert, Bruce Willis, Nancy Spungen, James Joyce, Dane Rudhyar, Holly Johnson,
VENUS “Secret and passionate love affairs, some restriction in the life, disappointments, easily led astray.” 1. “The artist or the fanatic; seeing magic in everyday life…to be a dreamer.”  Betty Ford (07’), Wolfgang Mozart, Camile Paglia, Hugh Hefner, Benny Hill, Victor Hugo, Gates McFadden, Ian Richardson, Karen Silkwood, John Travolta, John Hurt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Max Ernst, Marilyn Manson, Depp/Paradis Davison.
MARS “Malevolent, passionate, revengeful, many secret enemies, liable to disgrace and ruin” 1. “Too seek or admire the path of a spiritual warrior or the potential to be a blind fanatic”  Peter Blazey (24’), Thomas Tycho(28’), Bjorn Borg, Edie Sedgewick, Phil Collins, Bob Dylan, Lyle Menedez, Michelle Pfeiffer, Giacomo Puccini, Steven Sondheim, Elizabeth Taylor, Tina Turner, Ll Cool J.
1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 p.165-166.
2. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.78.
3. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. 2008. Pg 170-171.