Leo Decan 1 ~ Jul 23 to Aug 2 (0º -10º)

Leo Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars

Leo 2º 48’ ~ Talitha in the front paw of Ursa Major the Great Bear 3.0*
Leo 4º 15’ ~ Al Tarf in the southern hind foot of Cancer the Crab 3.8
Leo 6º 02’ ~ Azmidiske in Puppis of Argo the Great Ship 3.5
Leo 7º 20’ ~ Praesaepe in the Beehive Cluster in Cancer the Crab 3.7
Leo 7º 32’ ~ Asellus Borealis the Northern Donkey In Cancer the Crab 4.7
Leo 8º 43’ ~ Asellus Australis the Southern Donkey in Cancer the Crab 4.2
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.

Leo Decan 1 ~ General Meaning

Leo decan 1 is ruled by Saturn in the Chaldean system and the Sun (Leo triplicity). The sun shimmers through the constellations of the Great Bear, the Crab and the Great Ship from July 23 to August 2. This section of the zodiac contains most of Sidereal Cancer, known as the Gate Of Man, where souls entered into incarnation. Directly opposite in Capricorn is where we find the Gate of Souls where the man leaves his physical body. In the heart of constellation Cancer is the location of the beehive cluster which resembles a little star nursery. This is an industrious zone though, and with Saturn ruling this decan we find a strong work ethic, family pride and a dutiful spirit.

Leo decan 1 are extremely dedicated to their field of endeavor. Some may pursue a career for the sole reason of achieving high status. They need to be seen as the boss, the leader of the pack or the queen bee. They do not like to play the role of the underling. However, they will doff their hat and play the loyal servant if they have to, anything to get up the ladder. Watch your back though Caesar, these folk are trying on your crown when you are not looking. The biggest problem for this decan is coveting what others have.

Stately Elevators & Busy Bees

Leo decan 1 can be overly defensive. If threatened, the sidereal Cancer shell can harden into Saturn armour. This is when the famous Leo pride only intensifies its resolve never to show their vulnerable soft core. Encased in that hard skull though is an incredible brain. The Egyptians saw the crab as their sacred scarab beetle. If you look at the Beetle from above it resembles a brain. It represents the path to enlightenment in that it balances the right and left hemispheres. Leo decan 1 has equal amounts of logic and intuition and they use this to create practical objects that are also beautiful. Everything they create is built to last, has a solid foundation and their craftsmanship is second to none…

The tarot card associated with this decan is the 5 of wands. “The Five of Wands tears up the rule books … and begins to write its own. Its energy explodes, the Wands splitting in several directions all at once. It is unclear what is happening and where it all will end. Drama, mayhem and chaos will rule the day. Expect the unexpected for that is the only thing that can be relied on… Fire likes to travel and expand. It does not like to be held back or restricted. It is a positive forward-flowing energy that thrives on momentum and enthusiasm.” ~ Teachmetarot.  You can clearly see the dramatic and boisterous energy of Leo depicted in this card. The competitiveness and struggle of Saturn ruling this decan are also evident too….

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Praesaepe 7º ~ “Evil disposition (used to be a term in astrology for homosexuality), murderer or murdered, blows, stabs (operations nowadays for blows, stabs, wounds), serious accidents, shooting, shipwreck, execution, banishment, imprisonment, sharp diseases, fevers, hemorrhage, lawsuits, danger of death from fire, iron or stones, injuries to the face, wounds, bad eyes, and if in an angle blindness.” [4]
Aselli 7º/8º ~ ” Blows, stabs (operations nowadays), serious accidents, shooting, shipwreck, beheading, hanging, murderer or murdered, violent fevers, danger of fire, disgrace and imprisonment. [6a]
Asellus Borealis 7º ~ “ Favorable for dealing with the public and influential people, business success.” [6]
Asellus Australis 8º ~ “ Unfavorable for dealing with the public and influential people, trouble in business.” [6c]

The star interpretation does no favours for the Sun in this decan, but that is because it is a nebula and for some reason, these nebulae were deemed to be extremely problematic by the ancients. This is probably because they are difficult to see without a telescope. Therefore in order to ‘read’ these nebulae, one is forced to use the other senses. If naturally intuitive then all is well and good, but if not, there is dependence on another’s sight. This leaves one very vulnerable to both good or bad influences. The need to be one’s own sovereign is paramount then as is having people around you that you can trust. As you can see this position did not prevent fame and fortune for some of the natives below. There are also a high proportion of astrologers and visionary writers too. We cannot forget that the Sun is very strong in the sign that it rules, plus this is also the most Leo decan of Leo.

Here the Sun has great authority. The strength of its rays really is like the super trouper spotlight, whose brightness is such that you have to be very confident to step under it. With this position, one is challenged as to whether you can bear the spotlight’s luminosity. Some find that it is too much for them and they will run for the shadows. This contradiction is probably why there are mixed fortunes with this star. It seems that it is all or nothing, bright light or dark shade with no in between. This is a very focused position also, so when these people are in their creative mode there is no stopping them. Sun Leo 1 can be very prolific for a time, as if they are channeling inspiration from their ancestors, but then burn out fairly quickly. Remember the Chinese called Praesaepe, ‘The spirit of the ancestors’ so there can be a very close connection with one’s ancestral line. These ancestors could also offer some kind of protection too, which is often very much needed! After their creative bursts, these natives need to make sure they get adequate rest because it is through sleep deprivation that they can make very silly and sometimes dangerous mistakes.

SUN LEO 1 EXAMPLES: Carl Jung, Stanley Kubrick, Aldous Huxley, Benito Mussolini, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Monica Lewinsky, Henry Ford, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Amelia Earhart, Kevin Spacey, Helen Mirren, Sandra Bullock, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Hilary Swank, Daniel Radcliffe, J.K Rowling, Wes Craven, Wesley Snipes, Mick Jagger, Kate Bush, Martin Gore, Jennifer Lopez, George Bernard Shaw, Emily Bronte, Beatrix Potter, Zelda Fitzgerald, George Grosz, Marcel Duchamp, Louise Brown, Alan Whicker, Demetra George, Gwen Plumb, Jessica Adams, Mystic Meg.

1. Astronomica, Manilius, 1st century AD, book 4, p.235.
2 & 3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.47 & p.44
4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1933 p.188.
5. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.44.
6a & 6b. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1933 p.142. P143, p.144.
7. The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock. p122.

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27 thoughts on “Leo Decan 1 ~ Jul 23 to Aug 2 (0º -10º)

  1. I was curious what I am precisely. It would be cool if numerology were incorporated with this as well. My dob is 8/8/84 if anyone could help.

  2. My Sun is at 0° Leo and this is true, I am a busy bee, astrologer & writer (29° Virgo rising). I did built many things by myself and going to opposite of Aquarius to include more people in and in group work. You are one of the astrologers I look up to, my Discordian sister. Muah! Some are starstruck by celebrities. I am starstruck by very few astrologers whom I admire and appreciate. Thank youuuu!

  3. Thanks for all the wonderful insight! Wondering if I’m doing something wrong or has only Decan 1 been posted? Same goes for Gemini (in addition to Leo here)… I’m looking for Decan 3, for both… perhaps it gets posted later? Many thanks!

    1. They have all been posted except Sag decan 3. I don’t understand why you can’t find them. There are links to the next Leo decans at the bottom of this page and all the decans are in the menu bar at the top of the site. Or are you talking about the forecasts. In that case you ned to go to the yearly ones where they have all forecasts for the decans on the one sign. So go to Leo and Gemini. Hope that helps.

    2. oh my, I swear I keep looking and all the links lead to Leo Decan 1 🙁 🙁 yes, I was asking about forecasts… as always, I go to “monthly horoscopes” and scroll down… and after clicking on my decan, I magically end up on Decan 1 forecast 🙁 Bummed. This hasn’t been happening before but now for some reason I am stuck.

  4. I would like to know if this applies to progressed suns as well??
    My progressed sun is at 3 degrees Leo at the moment…
    Thank you

  5. these people are contradictions, it’s important not to point out defect/fault as they know and not answer back as it’s (in some part) projection,…. you’ll find yourself as miserable as they are, wanting desperately to get back in their good graces, as their friendship/love brings with it great benefit, they will carry you along, support you, far reaching physic so it’s best not to try and fool them, especially a parent.

  6. they do place a lot of value in entertainment and can be entertaining, up beat, moving talk along, venus, mars, mercury are like wise with it, Jupiter rather to material…leo knows when it’s acted badly and values friends who remain loyal, (people who need people) a lot of thick & thin here (early leo.1),

  7. I myself have significant activity in the first and third decans of Leo in my chart, and it does in fact involve the Moon conjunct Praesaepe. (Sun conjunct Wasat! And they are in “mutual reception”!)

    I can attest to the “peculiar experiences with the dead” part and to the prophetic qualities described herein; one of my friends refers to me as ‘the Oracle” because I had predicted various things about his “life’s work” which he later saw come true just as I had said they would.

    You are also quite right about Aleister crowley: I can attest to the fact that he did in fact suffer severe woulds to the face: in his Confessions he recounts an incident of his childhood that as a child he tinkered with explosives and chemicals, and actually set up a large jar of explosive mixture that blew up in his face; It was a miracle that he was not killed or even severely injured or even blinded! In fact his eyes survived. He said that 2,000 pieces of gravel were dug out of his face, and windows in all the surrounding buildings were shattered by the blast. He also suffered ‘exile” (he was thrown out of Sicily by Mussolini himself) and plenty of illness ; he makes reference to the fact that he was an unhealthy youth and to the many episodes of ill heath that he suffered in his 45 years (the Confessions” were written when he weas 45) but makes little or no allusion not to the fact that he contracted STDs at an early age) and was a practicing transvestite (his girl-name was “Alice”) and homosexual.

    Actually, the bulk of what is ascribed to the influence of Praesaepe actually happened to A.C., so this can be said to be a reliable description of its activities!

    1. I did know that Aleister had a bit of a colourful sex life, but I didn’t know about the explosion in his face. Wow, Praesaepe the cluster bomb and the stings of the bees. Thanks for sharing your experiences with Praesaepe too. I always wonder wether Robson’s really hard hitting interpretations ever really play out literally and I guess in some cases they really do. All of us have some area in our chart that contains some nasties. It’s all part of life’s rich tapestry…

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