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Libra Decan 3

Libra decan 3

Libra Decan 3 is ruled by Jupiter and Mercury (Gemini triplicity). The Sun permeates through the constellations of the Virgin, the Herdsman, the Flying Fish, the Great Ship, the Centaur and the Watersnake from October 14 to 22. There is a big feeling of transition here while we sail into the unknown. At the same time, as we dip our feet into the occult, there is great potential for illumination.

It does seem like these natives need to go through a period of initiation, maybe an endurance test that involves some suffering. Libra decan 3 tend to have to go through some tough times where they pushed to prove themselves. They may be harshly judged because their ideas or behaviour is controversial in some way. These folk may be exiled and painted out to be the bad guys even though Libra decan 3 actually see themselves as whiter than white. Anti-heros, fallen souls and the victims of society will fascinate them, but ironically in helping societies outcast, the Libra decan 3 becomes the outsider themselves. Libra decan 3 cannot help but pick up the collective mirror and reflect back to the world its shadow side.

Brilliant White Intellect & Shadow Workers

Austin Coppock points out that this decan is attributed the goddess Nemesis, but that the myth itself has nothing to do with its general English use. Still, I can see that possibility in the negative expression of this decan with some natives being demonised. Austin says “Nemesis was not the archenemy, but a force which restored balance to life’s chaotic wheel.. Her name means ‘She who distributes what is due’ and she was dispatched to afflict those whose crimes had gone unpunished and to bring low those who had not earned their good fortune.” [1]

Jupiter ruling this decan gives them the zeal to make the planet a better place. Libra decan 3 have a great need to purify the earth, this can be intellectual or physical cleansing. The dark side of this can be seen through….  This is an excerpt (See below for full Libra decan 3 report.)

Libra Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

Libra 20º 37 ~ Alpha Volans in Volans the Flying Fish. 4.1*
Libra 21º 52’~ Heze in the girdle of Virgo the Virgin. 3.4
Libra 22º 09’~ Foramen in the keel of Argo Navis the Great Ship. 1.9
Libra 23º 50’~ Spica in the ear of wheat held by Virgo the Virgin. 0.9
Libra 24º 14’~ Arcturus in the left knee of Bootes the Herdsman. 0.04
Libra 24º 15’~ Nekkar near the left ear of Bootes the Herdsman. 3.6
Libra 27º 01’~ Gamma Hydra in Hydra the Watersnake. 3.3
Libra 27º 29’~ Delta Centaurus in Centaurus the Centaur. 2.8
Libra 28º 06’~ Izar in the loins of Bootes the Herdsman. 2.7
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.
1. The 36 Faces. Austin Coppock. P 169.

Sun Libra 3

Foramen 22º: “Danger of shipwreck” Spica 23º: “Great and lasting preferment, eminent dignity, immense wealth, great happiness to native’s parents and children, help from friends among clergy, favorable for public and legal affairs.” Arcturus 24º: “ Success through slow and patient plodding, friends among clergy, favorable for gain and for dealing with the public and lawyers.”

Libra decan 3The Sun is in its fall in Libra in general, and has no dignity in decan 3 at all. However the Sun is saved by the great fortune of both Spica and Arcturus. The closer the Sun is to the middle of the decan the better. The concept of balance here is stronger because these angels appear to have ‘fallen’. Sun Libra 3 can be quite brilliant, therefore they attract a lot of envy. Those that cannot stand to seem them succeed will be forever trying to knock these folk off their pedestals. Sometimes however the ribbing or egg throwing can be justified if the natives really haven’t done anything worthy to justify their adoration. One thing that Sun decan 3 develops then is a great sense of balance. They are constantly making small adjustments to their stance, rather like someone doing a balance pose in Yoga. I think this balancing act is why there is such a good selection of health gurus in the list below.

There are also some folk who are famous for just being famous, due to the Arcturian luck of being in the right place at the right time. Others in the list are either just very beautiful or in the limelight due to having famous partners, parents or relatives. Sun Libra 3 seems to be born lucky, though later in the decan I think they would need to work harder to hold on to their good fortune. So even though the Sun is indeed in its fall here, it does not seem to have prevented the success of the examples below. It could be the case that the fixed stars really do have the kind of power that helps people become actual stars. Britain’s Davina McCall is an interesting example in that she is famous for hosting ‘Big Brother’ which turns nobodies into C list celebrities overnight. For me the luck of this decan, if there is no real talent behind it, can be very glitzy but vacuous, and represent fame for fame’s sake

SUN LIBRA 3 EXAMPLES: Nicholas Culpepper, Bruce H Lipton, Deepak Chopra, Marie Stopes, Timothy Leary, Kim Kardashian, Zac Efron, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Lourdes Ciccone-Leon, Jade Jagger, Dannii Minogue, Oscar Wilde, Steve Coogan, Divine, Cliff Richard, Montgomery Clift, Carrie Fisher, Sarah Ferguson, Edwina Currie, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jeff Goldblum, Evel Knievel, Chuck Berry, Johnny Carson, Davina McCall, Lee Harvey Oswald, Martina Navratilova, Pelé, Friedrich Nietzsche, Noel Coward/Wilson Davison.

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  1. very insightful. it’s like they are entering scorpio realms and can see right through things/people. there is a certain spark of wisdom to these libra people’s eyes – it’s not a penetrating gaze such as it is in scorpio people -, but it still shows that it is not easy to fool them. it is normally combined with sometimes ironic, weary smiles. and it is as if they reflected people’s shadows and they don’t really mind it…. (I suppose it gets worse for the ones born with pluto conjunct sun). and libra are not really indecisive, this is just a misinterpretation of their “lack of impulsiveness” to judge others/situations.

  2. Thanks for your insight, Marina. I re-read this and it especially hits home. I’m a new moon Libra (25 Sun, 23 Moon), along with Saturn and Neptune. People are resentful that I am gifted with lots of talents and creativity, and I definitely have been a loner because I follow a different drummer.

    My earlier post on this article 2 years ago came true. Jupiter in Leo, now Virgo, has been very kind to me this year. More travel (9th house) than I could have imagined – NYC in March, Napa Valley next week on my birthday, the 18th. I hope other 3rd decan Libras are getting a little boost too after the last few years!