Libra Decan 3 ~ Oct 14 to 22 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. Libra decan 3 needs to go through a period of initiation, maybe an endurance test that involves some suffering. This period then we may have to go through some tough times where they pushed to prove themselves. Certain people will be harshly judged because their ideas or behaviour is controversial in some way.
Brilliant White Intellect & Shadow Work
Libra 20º 37 ~ Alpha Volans in Volans the Flying Fish. 4.1*
Alpha Volans in Volans, “fish flying, evokes the idea of a thing in a foreign environment; “a fish out of water” is a metaphor for something being out of its element; a stranger, exile, foreign.” As I said already that these people can be seen as the bad guys and exiled. Volans’ derivative, “volatile” means to be fickle with rapid mood swings which again reflects the gemini triplicity. Here the subject may well be swinging from black to white. Sinner or saint.
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
The star Foramen “Of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It causes peril, dignity, piety, usefulness and acquisitiveness, and gives danger to the eyes.” Foramen used to one of the most noted objects in the heavens since it was the 2nd brightest star in the sky. It has dimmed since then, but is still significantly bright. This star, situated in the keel of the great ship has been associated with Eridu, the Lord of the Waves, the mysterious human fish god. This star lies at the heart of the keyhole Nebula, so it is surrounded by an enchanting glowing dust cloud. Again we see the process of transformation from fish to man.
Libra 23º 50’~ Spica in the ear of wheat held by Virgo the Virgin. 0.9
Spica is the famous star in the wheat sheaf held by Virgo “It gives success, renown, riches, a sweet disposition, love of art and science, unscrupulousness, unfruitfulness and injustice to innocence.” Many elected charts for businesses or marriage will aim to have Spica rising for Robson says it gives “Unbounded good fortune, happiness, ecclesiastical preferment, unexpected honor or advancement beyond native’s hopes or capacity.” Spica also “in early astrology was, like all of Virgo, a sign of unfruitfulness and a portent of injustice to innocence; but later on, of eminence, renown, and riches.” This paradox of a fertility symbol such as the sprig of wheat being associated with barren Virgo used to bother me. But now I think it makes sense if you think that the fertility could be associated with ideas and creativity that isn’t necessarily biological, since if one is not distracted by raising children it can devote more time to other projects. I think Spica’s fortune also comes from good timing. Successful people know how to align themselves with cycles, when to sow and when to reap, when to buy and when to sell.
Manilus says of Virgo as a whole “will direct to study, and she will train their minds in the learned arts. She will give not so much abundance of wealth as the impulse to investigate the causes and effects of things. On them she will confer a tongue which charms, the mastery of words, and that mental vision which can discern all things” . Brilliance and talent seem to be the fruit of the wheat shaft of Virgo. I see Spica as signifying the Ceres/Demeter archetype. “spicifera est Virgo Cereris” — “The Virgin with her sheaf belongs to Ceres”.  However there is a blurring between tropical and sidereal Virgo now as I have already covered Persephone in the three Virgo decans. What we have here in Libra decan 3 is more like a Venus as Lucifer (Morning star) or Eris. This is Persephone, post-underworld, with more of the qualities of Lilith. Our Libran Eris has been through Virgoan Ceres’ “portent of injustice to innocence” and is now crowned with “eminence.”  In Virgo we have Babylonian Inanna and now in Libra, over the threshold of the equinox, we get her darker sister Ereshkigal. Spica can signify one who has taken the bite of the apple. The person has acquired wisdom from life experience. Spica blends this with a rigorous intellect that will also crave higher learning.