Antares near the heart of the Galaxy

Waxing Moon in hand near Antares though not visible in this photo.

Additional Planetary Data at the end of this article,
still a work in progress!

Antares is a heart star, marking the heart of the Scorpion.

In African languages the native word for Star means bringer of knowledge or enlightenment.

The Sun is with Antares exact around December 1 or 2 of each year and within 6 degrees from November 26 to December 12.

The Moon passes Antares at least once each month acting as a direct transmitter of Antarian energy directly to Earth. (see table below for the dates)
The Next Series of Moon Occultations over Antares begins August 25, 2023 and ends August 27, 2028 featuring a total of 48 Moon Occultations over this star. This will happen again in Mar 13, 2042 to Mar 17 2047 with a total of  47 occultations.

Jupiter passed Antares around the December Solstice 2018 and was near this star most of 2019. Whenever Jupiter is near Antares it is amplifying the expansive energy of the heart – our best guide – for navigating these times. Jupiter returns to Antares in 2030.

Venus is within 6 degrees of Antares December 19-28 and exact on December 23, 2020 in the Morning star descent phase at the sacral chakra.

Mercury as the transformational messenger sends us potentially profound messages from this gateway – exact with Antares on  on December 07, 2020 and within 6 degrees December 4-12, 2020.

Jupiter and Venus met at (16 Sag) within 6 degrees of Antares (10 Sag) on January 22, 2019

Mars is within 6 degrees of Antares January 09-27, 2020 exact around January 18.

Saturn reaches Antares in 2045

All of these celestial events (planets and occultations to Antares) systematically assist humanity in attuning our vibrational frequency with the Golden Gate by amplifying and transmitting these starry light codes to our human DNA as Earth is ascending into a new 26,000 year cycle.

Being open and receptive to these higher heart directed vibrational energies especially when any planet is with this star – is all that is needed to facilitate a more conscious experience of this remarkable time.

Antares as the Key to the Golden Gate

The ancient Greeks, who received much of their knowledge from Egypt, believed that souls reside in the Milky Way between incarnations, and that there are 2 “gates” on the Milky Way. These are the Silver Gate of Gemini (or the constellation of the Twins), where souls descend to Earth, and the Golden Gate of Sagittarius (or the constellation of the Archer), where souls ascend. Other versions say the souls of men (humans) can ascend by either gate, but the Silver Gate leads to reincarnation and the ancestors, and the Golden Gate leads beyond reincarnation. The Golden Gate is also the gate where the Gods descend.

Antares is a Royal Star of Magic, Heart of the Scorpion

Antares is the 14th brightest star in our night sky varying in magnitude, or brightness, as seen from the Earth – ranging from +0.6 to +1.6.

Bernadette Brady writes in her book on The Fixed Stars, that all four of the royal stars (including Regulus, Aldebaran, and Fomalhaut) are linked with their own unique teachings, special powers and successes when we are able to meet their challenges as part of the heroic journey of life.

Whenever planets are near this star it is a powerful time for checking in with your own personal ascension process, asking for guidance in connecting with your true heart’s desire and what your heart already knows. Our opportunity is to connect visually and viscerally with the mysteries of Antares to discover what unique teachings and special powers are available to us when the Golden Gate is activated at this Great Turning of the 26,000 year wheel of time.


In the book The Mysteries of Isis, author De Traci Regula’s says,

Among the stars named after Isis is Antares, associated with Selkit, the scorpion goddess who was sometimes depicted in the Isian headdress. Antares was associated with Isis in ceremonies conducted in conjunction with the great pyramid complex at Giza, where she bore the special title ‘Lady of the Pyramids’.

These great Pyramids are specially designed initiation chambers oriented to access the mysteries of the heavens and ground them on the Earth.

Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld authors of Starlight Elixirs and Cosmic Vibrational Healing say,

“Antares influences the place just before choice…If you attune to this in anyway, asking with love in your heart for the higher path to be shown, so it will be. The opportunities for this may come forth in ways that were perhaps unexpected.”

Antares is also linked with archangel Uriel who is referenced in the Book of Enoch featuring the importance of tracking the Celestial Cycles as a way of staying connected to the unfolding divine plan. In the book Uriel’s Machine the importance of creating one of these tracking devices (called Uriel’s Machine) is emphasized reminding us of the importance of tuning into the sky and tracking the planetary movements through the stars reclaiming the magic of these mysteries.

The Planets are transmitters amplifying the mysteries of the heart of the Scorpion, watcher of the west, and connected to Archangel Uriel who instructed Enoch – giving him 64 keys for the New Heaven and the New Earth.

Interestingly, physicist Nassim Haramein, founder of the Resonance Project, shares that the foundation geometry of all creation is a 64 tetrahedron vector equilibrium grid suggesting that 64 (8×8=64) and age 64 represents the 8th Venus Return – that happens every 8 years further demonstrates the number magic found in the Venus Cycle.

For more on the resonance project
For more on the Venus Cycle

More on the I-Ching

The ancient system of the I-Ching consists of 64 hexagrams or teachings that speak to the sacred nature of the number 64.  In J.J. Hurtak’s book The Keys of Enoch the 64 keys are said to be revealing 64 areas of physical and spiritual scientific knowledge. These 64 Keys or Codes are literally the structural basis of our entire creation.

Greater awareness and conscious experience of these mysteries are coming to us through the light frequencies emanating from stars such as Antares located near the Galactic Core.

Whenever a planet or the Moon passes Antares the light codes coming from this area of the sky are amplified helping to accelerate the changes already taking place within our personal and collective DNA. (see Table below for dates)

Taking time to go and visually see the Moon with Antares whenever possible is a powerful way to tune in to these energies. Journeying and or meditating on the Moon and Antares are also recommended if you cannot visually connect with them.

Antares is a magical Behenian star – as wells one of the 4 Royal stars – whose potency is heightened whenever a planet is within 6 degrees. The ancient alchemist thought the potency of this time was further enhanced by the use of the herb birthwort.

Birthwort Poison/Medicine/Both?

Birthwort is considered to be a highly poisonous plant containing aristolochic acid. Research shows small amounts of aristolochic acid, if ingested regularly, can result in end stage renal disease and urinary tract Cancer. This prompted the FDA in 2001, too issue a warning to consumers to immediately stop taking herbal medicines containing aristolochic acid.

I don’t know the truth of this information, however, it might be wise to consider the research now available and use this herb in ceremony and only injest it if you trust your health care practitioner and not over a long period of time.

Birthwort (or Aristolochia Clematitis) was a highly regarded medicinal plant by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans and is still used extensively in traditional Chinese Medicine Aristolochia genus to treat a wide range of conditions including pain relief, respiratory diseases, asthma and as a diuretic. In Europe it was thought to have anti-inflammatory effects on gout and rheumatism.

Birthwort is a climbing or herbaceous plant that typically has heart-shaped leaves and deep-throated, pipe-shaped flowers. It was formerly used as an aid in childbirth and to induce abortion and was used bu midwives to help expel the placenta after childbirth. Due to its poisonous nature Birthwort is fatally toxic to humans (not unlike the toxic sting of the Scorpion) if too much is taken or for too long.

It has been used as a poultice for treating wound infections and cleaning out ulcers before filling them with new flesh. In the USA, Aristolochia serpentaria, Virginia snake-root, was used to treat snake bite. Studies show that this root does have the ability to deactivate certain types of snake venom but not all types of venom favorably respond.

Additional studies show Birthwort can increase production and activity of leukocytes (white blood cells). It seems to have a disinfectant affect that assists in wound healing.

Perhaps the healing qualities associated with Birthwort give us clues about how we can energetically work the Moon, the Sun, Venus, Mercury, Mars, Jupiter or Saturn when they are visible linked with Antares? Also, it helps to remember – what is medicine for one person may not work for another – so using your inner guidance is highly recommended even when only working energetically with any herbs.

The theory of the alchemists is that when Planets are near Antares (or any of the other Behenian stars) medicines made at that time are especially effective.

Data on Planets with Antares to 2029/2030

Dec 08 2030 Jupiter Conjunct Antares 10°Sg12′ D
Nov 09 2019 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg02′ D
Dec 23 2020 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Oct 16 2021 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Nov 23 2022 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg04′ D
Jan 06 2024 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg05′ D
Oct 25 2024 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg06′ D
Dec 08 2025 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg07′ D
Jan 16 2027 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg08′ D
Nov 09 2027 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg09′ D
Dec 22 2028 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg10′ D
Oct 16 2029 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg11′ D
Nov 23 2030 Venus Conjunct Antares 10°Sg12′ D


Dec 15 2019 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg02′ D
Dec 07 2020 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Nov 30 2021 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Nov 23 2022 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg04′ D
Nov 16 2023 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg05′ D
Nov 10 2024 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg06′ D
Dec 09 2024 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg06′ R
Dec 22 2024 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg06′ D
Dec 19 2025 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg07′ D
Dec 12 2026 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg08′ D
Dec 05 2027 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg09′ D
Nov 27 2028 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg10′ D
Nov 20 2029 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg11′ D
Nov 13 2030 Mercury Conjunct Antares 10°Sg12′ D
Dec 02 2019 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg02′ D
Dec 01 2020 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Dec 01 2021 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Dec 02 2022 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg04′ D
Dec 02 2023 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg05′ D
Dec 01 2024 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg06′ D
Dec 01 2025 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg07′ D
Dec 02 2026 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg08′ D
Dec 02 2027 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg09′ D
Dec 01 2028 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg10′ D
Dec 01 2029 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg11′ D
Dec 02 2030 Sun Conjunct Antares 10°Sg12′ D
Jan 17 2020 Mars Conjunct Antares 10°Sg02′ D
Dec 27 2021 Mars Conjunct Antares 10°Sg04′ D
Dec 08 2023 Mars Conjunct Antares 10°Sg05′ D
Nov 18 2025 Mars Conjunct Antares 10°Sg07′ D
Oct 29 2027 Mars Conjunct Antares 10°Sg09′ D
Oct 07 2029 Mars Conjunct Antares 10°Sg11′ D

Moon with Antares

Jan 20 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg02′ D
Feb 16 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg02′ D
Mar 14 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg02′ D
Apr 11 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
May 08 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Jun 05 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Jul 02 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Jul 29 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Aug 25 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Sep 22 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Oct 19 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Nov 16 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Dec 13 2020 Moon Conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′
Moon and Antares to May of 2021
Jan 9 2021 Moon conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Feb 6 2021  Moon conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Mar 5 2021 Moon conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Apr 1 2021 Moon conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
Apr 29 2021 Moon conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D
May 26 2021 Moon conjunct Antares 10°Sg03′ D


  1. Hi I stumbled on your site by accident, but I’m amazed at the knowledge you have for the Stars. I’m Scorpio Sun/Virgo ASC & Moon. I’m studying the Picatrix and Agrippa’s work. How can I find out the best times and dates to work on a Talisman or Amulet. I can do the practical I just don’t know how to find out the precious minutes that you only get every now and then to make the ring or pendant. Please can you help me out. Any suggestion’s or tips would be great. As I say I just want to learn how to work out the times for certain Behenian Stars and Planets. Much love and thanks. Thomas.

    • Seems I missed your March comment and question Thomas. I do not believe there are hard and fast rules for when to make Talismans or set intentions especially when we consider how malleable Time is. What is most important is connecting with the starry sky, having a clear and heart inspired, purposeful intention and connecting with our guides, allies, teachers, and the spirits of the land and the sky, along with whatever else you feel connected to support your intent. I personally love being under the sky and getting the direct transmission from the planets and stars themselves. Placing crystals, stones, and whatever you are using to make your talisman under the night sky is a great way to infuse it with Sky Magic.

      To tune into more precise timing if needed you can use an astrology program to find out when the planets are exact or even within 6 degrees to create your timing, but seeing it in the sky is the best way as I am sure that is what the ancients did. Hope that helps? 🙂 Love, Joy, Magic and Miracles…

  2. I love what you have written about Antares. You have dug deep enough to unearth truths about Antares that are frequently overlooked or at least glossed over. So many of us have an affinity for Antares and Uriel, as though we are being called together to serve in the Great Transition. Thank you for stepping out and being a voice for all of us!

    • Thank you so much Nancy. I have been so loving seeing Jupiter near Antares and have been writing about this star in the Celestial Timings for 23 years now – finally putting a lot of the content all in one place. I so appreciate your feedback and YES serving in the Great Transition through so many ways including Star Magic and especially the Star Magic of Antares! Thank you for that insight! ❤️

    • Love this so much To-Ree-Nee. Thank you for sharing and I hope everyone who sees this will take two and half minutes to watch it!❤️

  3. Transition is afoot in my life so this is perfect “timing” as always. Antares is my personal star and Uriel is the Archangel that appears whenever I draw from the cards. Thank you for bringing this to light in an easily understandable way for my Earthy being to relate to. ❤🌠🌙

    • Teresa thank you for your comment. We totally share the Antares personal Star and here’s to powerful, yet smooth transitions as we navigate these beyond the beyond amazing times! ❤️

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