The Astronomy and Astrology of TRAPPIST-1
Planetary Star System in Aquarius

Nick Anthony Fiorenza

Latest Update: September 5, 2017

TRAPPIST-1 Introduction

Artist illustration of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.

The TRAPPIST-1 star, an ultra-cool dwarf, has seven Earth-size planets orbiting it. This artist's concept appeared on the cover of the journal Nature on Feb. 23, 2017. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

"TRAPPIST-1 is a planetary system, located 12 parsecs away from the Solar system (39 light years), near the ecliptic, within the constellation of Aquarius. Around a star which is 12 times less massive than the Sun and only slightly larger than Jupiter, there are at least seven planets in orbit. The initial discovery was made by TRAPPIST, "the TRAnsiting Planets and PlanetesImals Small Telescope" (La Silla Observatory - ESO). Additional planets were subsequently identified using TRAPPIST and the Spitzer space telescope, the Very Large Telescope (Chile), UKIRT (Hawai'i), the Liverpool Telescope and the William Herschel Telescope (La Palma, Canary Islands)." (Quote from

"(2017) NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water. The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water—key to life as we know it...." (NASA)

TRAPPIST-1 Location:
RA: 23hr 06min 29.36sec DEC: -05° 02' 29.2" (j2000)
=> 20° 44' sidereal Aquarius. Lat = +00° 37' 58.3" (Galactic Eq. Ayanamsa)

TRAPPIST-1 in Aquarius

Conjoining stars include Achernar of Eridanus and Ankaa, Alpha Phoenix. Also influencing are Hydor of Aquarius, Alpha Hydrus, Delta Sculptor, Homam on Pegasus and Beta Horlogium.

A good way to visualize this area of the zodiak is where a long winding river gushes into the ocean, or where a raging waterfall drops into a vast pool below. It has a watery, mutable and amorphous character, which dissolves differences and boundaries into universality. It produces an eloquent, adventurous and independent quality to sculpt an abundant and fulfilling future.

Achernar marks the end of Eridanus, the river of life. Achernar is of fulfillment, completion, integration, and rewards from what has been gained from the long and winding journey in life—such as in the completion of a project, a leg of a journey, or of life itself. Achernar impels new discoveries after a long arduous journey. Placements with Achernar can indicate new scientific discoveries. Achernar also supports engaging upon a greater work beyond what was already undertaken, or movement into a new level or greater flow of an existing venture.

TRAPPIST-1 planets

Image Cedit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Artist illustration of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system.

Artist’s rendering of the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)


Feb. 22, 2017 NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star

TRAPPIST-1: Presenting humanity with many opportunities to study terrestrial worlds beyond our Solar system.