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Delphinus Constellation the Dolphin is a northern constellation bordering Aquila and Pegasus


Delphinus Constellation spans 7 degrees of the zodiac within Capricorn Constellation, from 13° to 20° Aquarius Sign.

Position in the Year 2000       Astronomical Name             Star Common Name                   Magnitude            Orb


Conjunct alignment with our Sun and Earth occurs every year around until .

(day-time mediation in the Northern Hemisphere)

and the Opposite Alignment from around  until 

(night-time meditation in the Northern Hemisphere).

*Note the alignments are the other way around for Southern Hemisphere.

To check on the exact dates, search HERE for Sun returning to Delphinus Stars Astrological degrees listed below.

You can also use our free calculator HERE to see if Delphinus stars are present in your natal Astro chart or on the day of your interest.


When Amphitrite, who was sought as a wife by Neptune, hid herself, the God sent messengers to find her. The dolphin was the first to succeed and persuaded her to consent to the marriage, for which service Neptune placed him in the heavens. According to other accounts it is one of the pirates who were changed into dolphins by Bacchus on his voyage to Ariadne.In Greece it also was Ieros Ikhthus, the Sacred Fish, the creature being of as much religious significance there as a fish afterwards became among the early Christians; and it was the sky emblem of philanthropy, not only from the classical stories connected with its prototype, but also from the latter’s devotion to its young. It should be remembered that our stellar Dolphin is figured as the common cetacean, Delphinus delphis, of Atlantic and Mediterranean waters, not the tropical Coryphaena that Dorado represents.

Ovid, designating it as clarum sidus, personified it as Amphitrite, the goddess of the sea, because the dolphin induced her to become the wife of Neptune. 

Men admire women for their devotion to their children, yet I observe that mothers whose sons or whose daughters have died, continued to live and in time forget their sufferings, their grief having abated. But the female Dolphin far surpasses all creatures in its devotion to its offspring. It produces two. . . . And when a fisherman either wounds a young dolphin with his harpoon or strikes it with his barb . . . The barb is pierced at the upper end, and a long line is fastened to it, while the barbs sink in and hold the fish. So long as the wounded Dolphin still has any strength, the fisherman leaves the line slack, so that the fish may not break it by violence, and so that he himself may not incur a double misfortune through the Dolphin escaping with the barb and himself failing to catch anything. As soon as he perceives that the fish is tiring and is somewhat weakened by the wound, he gently brings his boat near and lands his catch. But the mother Dolphin is not scared by what has occurred nor restrained by fear, but by a mysterious instinct follows in her yearning for the child. And though one confront her with with terrors never so great, she is still dismayed, and will not endure to desert her young one which has come to a bloody end; indeed, it is even possible to strike her with one hand, so close does she come to the hunters, as though she would beat them off. And so it comes about that she is caught along with her offspring, though she could save herself and escape. But if both her offspring are by her, and if she realizes that one has been wounded and is being hauled in, as I said above, she pursues the one unscathed and drives it away, lashing her tail and biting her little one with her mouth; and she makes a blowing sound as best she can, indistinct, but giving the signal to flee, which saves it. So the young Dolphin escapes, while the mother remains until she is caught and dies along with the captive.











  • Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.133.

  • Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.31-34.

  • Astronomica, Manilius, Book 5, 1st century A.D., p.351.

  • The Witness of the Stars, E. W. Bullinger, 22. Andromeda (the Chained Woman).

  • Watermarked images used with permission, source

  1. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923, p.43.

  2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.28.

  3. Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, p.335.

  4. Star Names: Their Lore and Meaning, Richard H. Allen, 1889, p.200.

  5. De Natura Animalium, Claudius Aelianus (175 – 235 AD), 1.18.


Julia made a wonderful video about Delphinus HERE                                                                and HERE.


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