The Crown Chakra of the Serpent Bearer

The story of Ophuichus – the Serpent Bearer reminds of ancient healing wisdom, the power to bring Dead back to life, and how our dreams are a path to healing. 

The star Rasalhaque (22 Sagittarius 42) is in the constellation of Ophiuchus.

Each year from about December 07 to 18 the Sun aligns with this star marking the crown chakraf Ophiuchus with the exact pass around December 13 or 14 illuminating the healing power of our dreams.

Dec 14 the Total Solar eclipse (23 Sagittarius) is aligned with Rasalhague opening an otherworldly portal into the dreamscape where the dreams we are dreaming have easy access to this reality.

In 2019 Jupiter expanded our connection to Ophiuchus facilitating more conscious dreaming.

The head of the Serpent-Bearer in the Sky, where the star Ras Alhague is located, is said to be filled with powerful, ageless healing wisdom that has the potential to restore and revitalize.

Mercury and Venus also pass here each year though the time varies from year to year.

Mercury Dec 16, 2020 and Dec 09, 2021
Venus Jan 02, 2021 and Oct 28, 2021

Mars passes here every two years.
Next time is January 14, 2022

Moon passes here once each month. (see Table Below)

Jupiter was here in 2019 returning in 2031 helping to facilitate more conscious dreaming 
Saturn spent most of the year within 6 degrees of this star in 2017 (returns in about 30 years)
Uranus was here in 1987 (returns in about 84 years)
Neptune was here in 1981 (returns in about 165 years)
Pluto was here in 2004 to 2005 (returns in 248 years)

This fixed star is strongly connected to the concept of healing, whether on a personal level or in society as a whole. The Fixed Star Site has extensive information about Ophiuchus worth noting from many resources giving us a place to begin to connect with the magic of the individual stars. However, many of the descriptions come from much earlier times, so Shamanic Astrology recommends you develop your own connection to these stars to see what meaning they have for you.

Ras Alhague In the Past

Elsbeth Ebertin says in Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, (published in 1928, p.72-73) that Ras Alhague has:

a Saturn like character, and some of the undesirable Venus qualities are also present. Connected with these are Neptunian tendencies, making the native especially prone to infectious contamination caused by toxins. People thus influenced are easy going in the use of medical drugs, hallucinatory drugs stimulating foodstuffs, too much good living and overindulgence in tobacco and alcohol.

There is danger of insect bites, snakebites or assault from infuriated animals or rabies smitten dogs. If conjunct the Moon, Mars, or Neptune, the native is very prone to infections in general and to epidemic infections. Besides the lower emanations, there are supposedly higher influences attributed to this star, ‘though only very few people are able to attune themselves to these influences…

Ras Alhague Now

Based on older writings we can see the qualities of this star were viewed more negatively. However, there are new insights that have been coming through in recent years. This one is from a book called Starlight Elixirs & Cosmic Vibrational Healing by Michael Smulkis and Fred Rubenfeld published in 1992.

Ras Alhague can improve the transfer of aetheric energies into the physical body. These energies can strengthen the physical body when various forms of movement, martial arts, or dance are combined with visualization. Individuals involved in the development of the physical body who might have been attracted to substances such as steroids that artificially induce changes in the physical body would do well to utilize this elixir or meditation on the star.

They go onto say the star beings connected to Ras Alhague developed techniques for material manifestation and communication that included the ability to relate to other people and other Star systems. This star is also beneficial to everyone involved in creative visualization especially around physical healing. The energies from this star are amplified by physical movement when done from the perspective of love, acceptance, knowing, and our personal I AM. The result in essence is a way of moving Joy into our space/time reality through movement – when we intentionally choose it.

Page Bryant in her book Starwalking: Shamanic Practices for Traveling into the Night Sky describes Ras Alhague as a dark star doing light work by shining light on negative karma (I prefer to use the word shadow because karma is often greatly misunderstood) within humanity for the purpose of evolving through awareness and willingness to own and integrate our darker side.

It is the Crown Chakra Star
When I tune into this star as the Crown Chakra of the Serpent Bearer (not gender specific) the intent I get is to have a healthy expression of this chakra energy and this star loves to assist us in creating it.

When healthy the crown chakra expresses through unity consciousness and the knowing that that we – along with everything else – are connected at every level of creation often experienced as mystical union with everyone and everything in nature.

This is not about getting it intellectually but rather feeling the deep peace, serenity and joy life offers us when we are connected to divine source through a profound sense of the cosmic order that underlies all of existence.

So Ras Alhague is a star that helps us move beyond the limits of the personal ego (often expressing as our own negative shadow and uncertainity) so that we can connect into the unified field of love that permeates all creation unifying the finite (body/manifest plane) and the infinite (spirit/unmanifest plane) within and beyond time and space.

Sekhmet wears the Solar Disk at the Crown Chakra with the Serpent sending out light from this chakra point and may be connected to the mysteries of the Serpent Bearer and this Crown Chakra Star as mythic symbols that last over time are often inspired by a direct connection to the stars and the mysteries they represent. For me this is a great energy to work with in restoring what is possible when the crown chakra is fully activated, alive and functioning as it is meant to do.

Dragon Lines/Ley Lines/Life Force Energy
The serpent energy also connects to what the ancients called Dragon Lines representing the Ley Lines of the Earth where the energy meridians are most potent. Serpents (Dragons) and Snakes represent fertility and creative life force. A snake shedding its skin represents rebirth, transformation, renewal and healing.

When planets are with this star it is a time for engaging Dragon Medicine (healthy Life Force Energy) as represented by the Serpent/Dragon energy within our bodies and also now re-awakening on Earth.

Shakti (a divine feminine name for this life force) has been equated with Dragon energy. The present day re-emergence of the Divine Feminine corresponds to the awakening of the Dragon as it relates to this primal life force energy. Dragon medicine, Dragon Energy anchors our light bodies to the Earth helping us to source this potent life force directly from the Earth.

Snake/Serpent/Dragon as a Medicine Animal

Snake (especially rattlesnake) is a symbol of transformation and wisdom expressed through healing. She is a protector and guardian along with her sister totems, the Dragon and the Serpent.

Snakes symbolize awakening creative forces and increased intuition. They also represent wholeness, cosmic consciousness, and the ability to experience anything willingly with acceptance. Snakes remind us that all things are equal in creation and when we encounter them it is time to grow and embrace new opportunities and/or changes.

Kundalini Life Force via Snake Medicine

Snake is connected to fire medicine, or the medicine of transmutation and alchemy. Physically snakes represent vitality, life force, kundalini. Emotionally snakes represent our dreams. Mentally snakes represent intellect and power, and spiritually snakes represent wisdom, understanding and wholeness.kundalini-snake

Snake magic is connected to the Magician, transmuting energy and embracing the alchemy of fire. The kundalini life force within each of us connects to serpent or snake medicine.

Questions to ponder, when looking at this part of the sky might be:

Are you afraid of your own life force and power? If so are you holding yourself back from experiencing the power and strength of who you really are?

Are you embracing your life force energy and expressing it in ways that are healing for you and those around you?

What would it take to express your own kundalini energy at the next higher octave for you?

See article on this constellation for more about how a snake taught Aesclepius the art of bringing the Dead back to life, and how our dreams are a path to healing – Ophuichus the Serpent Bearer

Moon with Rasalhague

Dec 14 2020 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 08:41 AM MST
Jan 10 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 06:21 PM MST
Feb 07 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 01:23 AM MST
Mar 06 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 06:45 AM MST
Apr 02 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 12:54 PM MST
Apr 29 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 09:23 PM MST
May 27 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 07:47 AM MST
Jun 23 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D06:28 PM MST
Jul 21 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 03:44 AM MST
Aug 17 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 10:45 AM MST
Sep 13 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 04:13 PM MST
Oct 10 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 10:07 PM MST
Nov 07 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 06:20 AM MST
Dec 04 2021 Moon Conjunct Rasalhague 22°Sg42′ D 05:06 PM MST

Jan 01 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D04:36 AMMST
Jan 28 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D02:21 PMMST
Feb 24 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D09:17 PMMST
Mar 24 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D02:38 AMMST
Apr 20 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D08:53 AMMST
May 17 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D05:26 PMMST
Jun 14 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D03:50 AMMST
Jul 11 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D20:32 PMMST
Aug 07 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D11:50 PMMST
Sep 04 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D06:51 AMMST
Oct 01 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:18 PMMST
Oct 28 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D06:15 PMMST
Nov 25 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D02:35 AMMST
Dec 22 2022 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D01:18 PMMST

Jan 19 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:31 AMMST
Feb 15 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D09:54 AMMST
Mar 14 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D04:38 PMMST
Apr 10 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D10:02 PMMST
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Sep 22 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:34 AMMST
Oct 19 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D06:02 AMMST
Nov 15 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:02 PMMST
Dec 12 2023 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D08:09 PMMST

Jan 09 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D06:16 AMMST
Feb 05 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D04:37 PMMST
Mar 04 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D01:18 AMMST
Mar 31 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D07:50 AMMST
Apr 27 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D01:21 PMMST
May 24 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D07:31 PMMST
Jun 21 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D03:16 AMMST
Jul 18 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:22 PMMST
Aug 14 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D09:47 PMMST
Sep 11 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D06:12 AMMST
Oct 8 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:55 PMMST
Nov 4 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D06:31 PMMST
Dec 2 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:34 AMMST
Dec 29 2024 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D08:12 AMMST

Jan 25 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D05:15 PMMST
Feb 22 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D02:26 AMMST
Mar 21 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D10:28 AMMST
Apr 17 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D05:02 PMMST
May 14 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D10:48 PMMST
Jun 11 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D04:53 AMMST
Jul 08 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D11:58 AMMST
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Sep 01 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D04:36 AMMST
Sep 28 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D12:33 PMMST
Oct 25 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D07:23 PMMST
Nov 22 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D01:23 AMMST
Dec 19 2025 MoonConjunctRasalhague22°Sg42′ D07:28 AMMST