Leo Decan 2 ~ Aug 3 to 12 (10º-20º)

Leo Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars

Leo 11º 51’ ~ Alpha Lynx in the tail of the Lynx 3.3*
Leo 12º 21’ ~ Epsilon Hydra in the Watersnake 3.4
Leo 13º 12’ ~ Zeta Hydra in the Watersnake 3.3
Leo 13º 19’ ~ Kochab in Ursa Minor the front right hip of the little Bear 2.2
Leo 13º 38’ ~ Acubens in the left arm of Cancer the Crab 4.3
Leo 15º 12’ ~ Dubhe on the back of Ursa Minor the Great bear 2.0
Leo 17º 52’ ~ Alterf in the open mouth of the Lion 4.5
Leo 18º 33’ ~ Naos on the deck of the Stern in Argos the Great ship 2.3
Leo 19º 26’ ~ Merak in the flank of Ursa Major the Great Bear 2.4
*Magnitude. Star position for the year 2000.

Leo Decan 2 ~ General Meaning

Leo decan 2 is ruled by Jupiter in both systems. (Sagittarius Triplicity). The sun blazes through the lynx, the watersnake, the lion’s mouth, the great bear, the crab and the great ship from August 3 – 12. You can see straight away that these are a different breed of cat from the sedate and Saturnian Leo decan 1.
In this decan, Jupiter gives Leo even more fire and the influence of the defensive crab is replaced by the overtly passionate water-snake. There is less of the religious influence too, for the energy is primal, spontaneous and uncensored. This does not mean these people aren’t spiritual, it’s just that they don’t like bowing down to a Guru, or following established paths to enlightenment. These pioneers will always prefer the road less traveled.

6 of wandsJupiter ruling here will, of course, exaggerate their bad traits as well as their good. And let’s face it, with a big cat, these traits are going to be extreme one way or the other. Leo is known as the dramatic sign, so here we will certainly get full-blown theatrics. These folk, are typically mouthy. So they are outspoken, fearless in their reasoning and dive into debates with gusto. Combining Zeus with the Lion King and you get someone who relishes power and very happy to give orders. Of course, they will be accused of being bossy, but at the same time, they are wonderful at organizing when most people can’t be bothered.

Healthy Egos & Lion Taming

You can always rely on them to cut the crap out of any chaos while other signs may just faff-about politely, not wanting to appear rude. Leo decan 2 does ‘tough-love’ extraordinarily well, but sometimes make enemies because of this. The roaring mouth of the lion does not sugarcoat, and you may be left with an embarrassing love-bite if you been fool enough to put your delicate neck within mauling distance.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the six of wands. This card is about victory. A great deal of passion is being put into focusing on a particular person or goal. Confidence and self-esteem are high and fits well with Leo decan 2’s general proud demeanor and very healthy ego. Karmically these Lions have earned their reward.

In their life “The answer is Yes.  Success is yours. You have won…..it suggests Victory in whatever it is you are pursuing or fighting for.  However, it will only be as a result of hard work, stamina, tenacity and strong determination on your part.  If you are prepared to put in the effort then you shall be rewarded well.  There is no need to battle anymore and it is time to start building for the future.” ~ Teachmetarot. Generally, this is quite an auspicious decan with no really problematic stars compared to most decans. This optimism with the double Jupiter rulership is reflected in the meaning of the tarot card here.

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Dubhe 15º ~ “To protect, to nurture people or ideas. To value quietness and to have great strength in maintaining your views, to be able to resist force” [1]

These are not shy Lions! The flamboyant side of Leo comes out blazing here. Most Leo decan 2 loves a mission, as they need to channel their flaming egos into some great project. Leaving a big golden paw mark on planet earth is important to them. If that is not possible though, their resentment can brew into something quite ugly. Ignore or disrespect these folk at your peril, for that is when their tyrannical side erupts. Otherwise, these folk are natural born leaders. When they are appreciated for their good work they really blossom.

Leo decan 2 genuinely does have a big heart and is very generous with its patronage. It loves to play the great patriarch or matriarch and will often be very patriotic and sentimental over its home hand. The protective-parent influence is fierce, but these folk have to be careful that they don’t imprison their cubs out of fear, therefore stunting their development. Sun Leo 2 can easily scare the pants off potential partners to their beloved babies. Only the strongest suitors will make the grade!

SUN LEO 2 EXAMPLES: Barack Obama, Fidel Castro, Marine Le Pen, George Soros, George VI Of The UK, Mata Hari, Andy Warhol, John Merrick (Elephant Man), Hulk Hogan, Neil Armstrong, Helena Blavatsky, Alexander Fleming, Percy Shelley, Alfred Tennyson, JonBenet Ramsey, Stacy Valentine, Charlize Theron, Kylie Jenner, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Sheen, Lucille Ball, Melanie Griffith, Dustin Hoffman, Antonio Banderas, Barbara Windsor, Eddie Fisher, Louis Vuitton, Pete Burns, Whitney Houston, Mark Knopfler, Geri Halliwell, Neil Armstrong, Samantha Ronson, Newman/Woodward Davison, Pierre/Marie Curie Davison.

1. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p.160

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19 thoughts on “Leo Decan 2 ~ Aug 3 to 12 (10º-20º)

  1. I am Leo decan 2 sun. I’m pretty good at calming people down. I have been told often that I am “cool as a cucumber”. I can’t tolerate meanness at all. I am often defending the innocent.

  2. Im flip flopping stuff right now..
    Reading my parans..
    Stars in Culmination (“Stars of Your Prime”)
    A Sun
    B Moon G Saturn Mean Node
    Sadalmelek (Cul-Cul, 0°09′), Regulus (LCul-Cul, 0°19′) Sun (LCul-Cul, 0°30′), Sadalmelek (LCul-Cul, 0°21′) Acubens (LCul-Cul, 0°16′)
    Antares (Rise-Cul, 0°16′)

    And then reading about the stars.. And the zodiac degrees position upon birth.. And acubens was 13 degrees in my natal chart when i was born.. And thus reading aboutnthe different zodiac interpretations..

    Dunno why acubens has such a “weird” reputation though..mits alpha crab.. But i thought cancers were good folks :–p? Hehe

  3. Louis Vuitton also Leo decan 2 (astrotheme.com)
    same dob with Barack Obama and the Queen’s mother

  4. MArina! “healthy egos” – Jung had Uranus at 15 Leo. His entire work on individuation could be said to foster the healthy ego. It is the unintegrated aspects of the self (shadow etc) which make for the unhealthy ego. His sun and uranus were opposite Saturn – hence psychoanalysis is the alchemy of the self, the analysis of all the ingredients and perfecting of the aggregate, the “philosopher’s stone”.

  5. well this is true
    “With Leo decan 2, they either become super-obsessed with riches, status and being at the helm of a powerful dynasty or they go totally the other way. Hence they can really despise the upper-classes and overt displays of wealth.”
    I had been wealth driven, to wealth despise, and finally a healthy balance of the two extremes LOL it’s just my way of surviving/adjusting to life situation.
    In my youth I had seen poor women around me were treated badly. or they might earn money, but unless they were the bread winners, they were still treated badly. Sometimes the men’s parents supported this. Obviously I didn’t want to end up like these women. But getting older nothing much bothers me anymore. If they can’t love me for who I am and what I have, well I don’t love them. Plain and simple.
    The eerie calmness, I have that too. and it does freak people out. sometimes I am calm undisturbed because I already know what happened and how to fix it. I just don’t fix it right away. Sometimes I don’t see what is the big deal and that upsets people most of the time. but then again most things I care about, they don’t care. so it’s really just a matter of preferences, perspectives etc

  6. I have an old friend that belongs to this breed. She is fastous! She makes the best parties. We always have lots of fun. She speaks her mind loke a thunder and she does not mind at all. She just speaks.

    She looks at her children as her desire, as her destiny, as the probe of her wonderous generosity and opportunity giver. She projects her grandeur on them.

    I don´t know if she spoils them (they seem to be working and growing fine).

    She is all you said about them. Also the socialist mind she has, though throwing a party in her inherited mansion wearing an armani costume, that she came in front of in NY.

    She is more dramatic than me! (Aries D. 3). She was the sole child of a hard working parents. He had a bad healthy condition after having a blood clot on his brain, so he lost mobility on half of his body. So, the mother -another grandieuse- went out of the house to close business contracts and she was in such a hurry and always fying here and there…

    Her name is also big: Antonia!


  7. OH MY!Explains a lot about my PLuto in Leo at 17 53″ and 11th house,inconjunct Saturn/asteroid Atlantis 12th,sextile Neptune/SNode 1st……….Alterf in the mouth……..I’ll own it as it comes home with transiting Jupiter/Mars/Lilith conjunct my MC/Uranus/PF.What you have delineated here is very descriptive of what i consider to be bang-on and not only impinging on,but clarifying what i seek to understand more about,relative to Pluto being the planet of most import in the life/soul of the chart.At least in my chart and experience,and critical for a more conscious ownership & significance of my cardinal cross.Thank you Marina.

    Michael R

  8. friends/lovers of leo dec 2 find themselves brought up to leo’s status…one is attractive/witty/wealthy too, basking and happy once the ego/time/life is surrendered to them…and their faults are never mentioned….it’s all or nothing, you buy the whole package or twist in the wind.

    1. you’re amusing to Dec 1 or otherwise re-ingratiate, it’s back in the fold, but watch out for slings/arrows and don’t suspect that behind the wry smile is a forgetful mind, …..like Marina said Dec.2 is a different cat one faux-pas and you’re may be branded for life unless a third party intercedes on your behalf as Dec 2 won’t be able to stand the sight of you. ……”your excellency, most gracious, sublime, brilliant accomplished master…” bowing slightly when addressing the king/queen
      there’s a great sadness surrounding Dec.1 an early disappointment that the balance of life is spent amending all the riches in the world won’t buy love lost, Dec 2 is not so sure about that in fact people are objectified, with a veneer of fairness of course.

    2. duping leo dec 1 is not recommend, as their mind is a kin to plasma in composing a large area, however for-their-and-yours-sake-of-peace duping leo 2 is not only a safe bet but highly recommended to keep images glowing in their eyes. Also the uniform works for them, cloths make man women and child, like some Gemini they have closets full to take off at will as leo 2’s pride in a healthy robust figure is legendary

  9. Hello Marina,
    thank you for your insightful astrology! Which Leo Decan do I fit into? Aug 2nd does not seem to be listed in either Leo Decan 1 or 11.

    1. Opps, sorry it’s listed as Decan 1 my mistake. But the Sun moves into the next sign at different days depending on the year. So to be sure of which decan, you need to look at the degree of your sun by getting a free chart here. https://www.astro.com/cgi/ade.cgi?

      Since you are right on the cusp, the stars of the first 5° of Leo decan 2 will have an influence on you. but you need to find the exact degree of your Sun, to know if you are ruled by Saturn, which is Leo decan 1, or Jupiter which is Leo decan 2. There is quite a difference between the two cats!

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