Jupiter conjunct Uranus in June 2010 is on the fixed star Scheat. In astrology, Scheat has a nasty reputation and we need to understand it’s influence in 2010 because it is highlighted very strongly. Scheat is the beta star (second brightest) of the constellation Pegasus, the Winged Horse. This star is strong in our consciousness now for many reasons.
Being currently at 29pis30, it is the “Star of Our Age”. In a previous article, The Age of Pegasus I explained that whatever ecliptic constellation has precessed to the Aries point is termed the constellation of the Age. Currently we are in the Age of Pisces, heading toward the Age of Aquarius. I argued that because the last, and next star of our age is in Pegasus, this era should be termed the Age of Pegasus. This constellation lays between those of Aquarius and Pisces and sits just north of the ecliptic. Scheat is the strongest star to be at the Aries point since Deneb Kaitos in 1814. The next major star to reach this point after Scheat will be alpha Pegasus, Markab in 2470 AD.
1925 AD – 00ari00 – Fixed star tau Pegasus, Kerb
2045 AD – 00ari00 – Fixed star beta Pegasus, Scheat
The mythology of Pegasus is being retold in the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans, to be released on 26 March 2010, one Saturn cycle after the original movie of 1981. Pegasus was born from the union of Neptune and Medusa (Algol). In the astrological influence of this constellation we can see the themes of the sea and spirituality from Neptune, and the rage from Medusa.
We see this mythology play out in astrology through the influence of Scheat. It causes extreme misfortune with violence (Medusa) connected to the water (Neptune). The flight of Pegasus also manifests in our world today as events related to aircraft and spaceships. So the Star of the Age and a movie makes Scheat important? There is a much more pressing reason why we need to understand the effects of Scheat in 2010. Later this year, Jupiter and Uranus will align with Scheat.
Scheat in Mundane Astrology
In 2010 we have Jupiter conjunct Uranus on Scheat. Both Jupiter and Uranus both turn retrograde after passing Scheat, so each will have three conjunctions to this star. They will both align with Scheat at the same time in May/June and again in September 2010. A rare event in itself, made even more potent as this conjunction is part of a seriously major configuration which astrologers have been warning about for years. “The Cardinal Crisis” with Pluto at the beginning of the sign Capricorn, Saturn in Libra, Uranus in Aries.
The mythology says Scheat is connected to misfortune and water and the air, and the interpretations by astrologers also link these events to the star:
“The constellation portends events concerning ships and the ocean and also changes in the weather.” 
“It (Scheat) causes extreme misfortune, murder, suicide, and drowning.” 
“(Scheat) Tied up with ‘malefics’, this could lead the native to lose his life in catastrophes, such as floods, shipwreck, mining accidents, airplane accidents, or maybe suicide.” 
Is the mythology and the interpretations of astrologers accurate? Anne Wright in her website, Constellations of Words has done some research which seems to suggest this. In Events in History – Pegasus, Anne founds links to many such events. I will just focus on events related to storms and water, and the air (specifically planes, not spaceships). One more link I found was with industrial disputes. Only looking at Uranus and Saturn conjuncting Scheat with orbs under 50′.
Water and Storms
The last time Uranus was on Scheat, the costliest hurricane in history hit America. On September 18 1926, the Great Miami Hurricane killed over 370 people and left 50,000 homeless. In todays terms, it cost $157 billion, compared to $99 billion for hurricane Katrina back in 2005. Uranus was conjunct Scheat by 45′. There were no aspects to Uranus as there will be this year.
The last time Saturn was on Scheat, a ferry sank of Hiati on 01 April 1996 killing over 200 people. On 08 June 1996, an F5 tornado killed 16 people and caused $100 million in damages in Topeka, kansas.
The last time Uranus was on Scheat: The first African Amercian to hold a pilots licence, Bessie Coleman died after falling 2,000 feet from her aeroplane on 30 April 1926. On 10 May 1926, two pilots parachuted to safety after their planes collided mid-air at Langley Field, Virginia.
The last time Saturn was on Scheat: 03 April 1996, USAF CT-43 crashed in Croatia killing all 35 on board including US Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown. 08 June 1996, an XB-70 Valkyrie and an F-104 Starfighter collided mid-air killing both pilots in Barstow California. 28 July 1996, the US announced that a Lockheed U-2 spy plane had disappeared over Cuba. 06 August 1996, Braniff Airlines Flight 250 crashed in Fall City, Nebraska killing all 42 on board.
The last time Uranus was on Scheat: 03 May 1926, The British general strike in support of coal miners started. Over 1.5 million workers walked out which lead to the government declaring martial law. 19 February 1927, another general stike, this time in Shanghai protesting the presence of British troops.
The last time Saturn was on Scheat: 17 June 1996, Air France workers walked out on strike. 29 June 1996, a sailor’s strike ended in the UK. These last two tie in the “air” and “water” themes of Scheat so well.
So the facts do stack up. There is a definite link between the fixed star Scheat and events that astrologers have been saying are related to it. How it supports the mythology of Pegasus is beyond my comprehension but it reinforces my belief that “it is written in the stars”.
With Jupiter amplifying the crazy effects of Uranus later this year, I expect some big headlines in the news. The influence of Scheat should be on full display. Opposed by Saturn and squared by Pluto. The end of July this year sees the action planet Mars join Saturn, so all the malefic planets will be in play in this critical T-Square.
Scheat in the Natal Chart
If you have Scheat prominent in your chart you may be just a little concerned after reading this article so far. It will be a big year for you no doubt with the conjunction of Jupiter and Uranus at this point in your chart, regardless of the effects of Scheat. Awareness is half the problem solved. As Elsbeth Ebertin noted, “On the other hand, it is possible for a positive influence to emanate from Scheat, but only for some people, it can have a positive effect on their mental creativity, if these people are ready to receive such inflow“. 
There are plenty of examples of people with this star prominent expressing the positive manifestations of Scheat. So much depends on the whole chart, the aspects from Scheat and the other stars in the chart. Sir David Attenborough and Fidel Castro both have their Uranus returns this year, both with Uranus on Scheat. Both extremely successful in their chosen fields.
As an example of the importance of taking the whole chart into consideration, I want to look at just two charts, both with Sun on Scheat. “Danger through water and engines, liable to accidents and drowning” .
This first chart is that of James McGonagle (horoscope), a goalie in Canada’s Junior A Hockey League. He tragically died in 2002 aged just 19. He crashed his car “danger through engines” and went through the windshield into water “danger through water….liable to accidents and drowning“.
You can see in his chart that Sun in conjunct Scheat by 25′. What made this tough for James was the very tight square from watery Neptune (21′) and the Lunar Nodes (06′). The North Node was conjunct Menkalinan (14′) “frequently, violent death“. The Sun was also quincunx Pluto (38′). Interestingly, when he died, transiting Pluto was conjunct his Vertex.
The second chart is that of Brian Mulroney (horoscope), the Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993. He also has Sun conjunct Scheat (30′). Here the tight aspects are a square to Mars (33′) and a trine to Pluto (19′). Neither Mars nor Pluto is on any major star, certainly not the nasty star that James’ North Node was on. The trine to Pluto was helpful in taking him to the top of politics. His Sun is also sextile his Midheaven (career) by just 24′. He gained his real power in 1982 when transiting Pluto was on his Vertex, on the most fortunate fixed star Arcturus.
Fixed stars evolve through time. Like us and our planet, their basic nature stays the same but they are constantly changing. As we evolve, the energy of the fixed stars, and even the planets finds new ways of expression. Scheat wasn’t involved in bringing down aeroplanes two centuries ago, nor spaceships one century ago. Just as technology is effected, so is our consciousness. We will find newer, higher manifestations of even the most dreaded of fixed stars, including nasties like Scheat and Algol.
Ebertin mentioned the positives that can come from Scheat. This year, the positives may come via an unlikely source. Saturn is considered a maelfic planet but it too brings happy things. Directly opposite Scheat is a star in Constellation Argo called Markeb, a Saturn-Jupiter natured star which gives “piety, a wide knowledge, educational work and voyages“. Saturn will be on Markeb in April and again in July when Uranus is on Scheat. To bring out the positive manifestation of Scheat, perhaps tapping into the energy of Markeb through Saturn, and learning as much as you can about yourself using Saturnian piety might be useful.
Jamie Funk January 28 2010
 Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
 Fixed Stars and constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.206.
 Fixed Stars and Thier Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.82.