Libra Decan 1 ~ Sept 23 of Oct 3 2016. The weekly horoscope runs as an Egyptian week, ie 10 days. It will start as the Sun moves into a new decan and looks at what fixed stars it hits during the decanate week. The star interpretations are written for those born with their Sun on that degree, but the general mood of the day will carry that flavour too. These people are adept and bringing peace and harmony into the most fraught situation.
Like all the decans there will be a negative side, all this sugary sweetness can give one diabetes. The ironic thing about Libra decan 1 is that sometimes their push for peace can attract very aggressive and mean mates. Either that or violence just seems to blow up around them for no reason at all.
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Libra 2º 36’ ~ Theta Bootes in Bootes the Herdsman. 4.6*
There are two minor stars here in Bootes the herdsman. The constellation “is said to give prosperity from work, strong desires, a tendency to excess, a fondness for rural pursuits, together with some liking for occultism.” Bootes is the custodian to the animals in his keep, whether they be the hounds, the bear or the sheep so we have more guardianship here. Bootes is supposed to be Arca, son of Zeus and Callisto who was transformed into a bear by jealous Hera. Calisto is said to be Ursa Major, the bear he watches over. Bootes is also said to represent Icarus the father of Erigone (Virgo) who follows.
Libra 3º 23’ ~ Nodus I in the body of Draco the Dragon. 3.2
Stars Nodus I and Edasich fall in the constellation of Draco, this is the dragon that guards the golden apples in the garden of the Hesperides. “Draco gives an artistic and emotional but somber nature, a penetrating and analytical mind, much travel and many friends but danger of robbery and of accidental poisoning.” It also said to be the point where two meteor showers radiate from in January and March every year. Bernadette Brady says this constellation actively guards and protects.
We also find Draco in Virgo decan 1 where it is more conservative. I think the dragon has a different flavour here in cardinal Libra. It is like it’s fiercely defending treasure from being raped and pillaged, working to preserve sacred wisdom, like a Libra-rian. The apples are a symbol of Eris and her occult knowledge. There might be a deliberate holding back of these mysteries because of the power they confer. Draco ensures the recipient must be sufficiently evolved before handling such a potent weapon.
Libra 4º 23’ ~ Beta Coma Berenice in Coma Berenices, Berenices hair. 4.3
Libra 4º 31’ ~ Zaniah in the the left arm of Virgo the Virgin. 4.0
Libra 4º 57’ ~ Edasich in Draco the Dragon. 3.5
The Beta star in Coma Berenice, Berenices hair. “It is said to give a suave and well-bred manner, with great personal charm, but to lead to an idle and dissipated life. There is some love of, or ability for the stage.” The ancient name for this constellation was simply Coma “The desired one” and is depicted as a mother and her child, the seed. It is placed near Virgo’s sheath of corn. Motherhood of course is also an example of self-sacrifice for the love of the child. So even if the imagery has changed the essence is the same.
Zaniah is found in the left arm of the Virgin “It gives refinement, honor, congeniality, order and a lovable nature.” Generally it seems to give a talent for negotiating peace and diplomacy. You can certainly see strong tropical Libra attributes here as well as the Mercury/Venus nature attributed to it by Ptolemy. Eric Mores notes “The name must bring a smile to astrologers who often associate Mercury with money and Venus with love, and Ptolemy having put the money first for Zaniyah means “Adulteress” or “Harlot”. We have seen how Virgo has had such a reputation in past times, having been Lilith and Ashtoreth as much as more honored ladies like Mary.” I think the influence has bled into tropical Libra now, one thinks of the refined and cultured Geisha girl or the 18th century courtesan as being very Libra decan 1. I found a few sex workers in my research.