Leo decan 3 is ruled by Mars and is the Aries Triplicity. The Sun lords it over the constellations of the Lion, the Great Bear, the Little Bear, the Mariners Compass and the Watersnake from August 13 to 22. This is the Lions domain, Leo decan 3 is the most stereotypical Leo of them all. The new generation will loose Regulus to Virgo, so they may be a tad less bombastic, but not by much. There are still plenty of stars left in the shimmering Lion. The main theme with Leo Decan 3 is their belief in the divine right of kings.. ie: themselves. They are always right, their rule is absolute, any challenge to their authority is seen as betrayal. Loyalty, loyalty and more loyalty, this is the number one demand of their loved ones. In return for their devotion to you, (and by golly are they devoted), they expect you to defend the values of the pride to the nth degree. Any deviation is a sign of rebellion and must be crushed. Leo decan 3 will give you the strong leadership you desire, but only if you submit to their authority 100%.
Less ego-driven signs have a hard time with Leo decan 3 and may feel eclipsed by them at times. It is quite awe-inspiring to watch just how confident and regal these people are in their dealings with everyday life. Even if it plainly obvious that they are actually wrong about something, their self-belief is so strong that they can convince themselves and others that they are actually right.
There is a chink in their armour though. Betrayal.. Minor disloyalty, like taking sides against them in a political debate might warrant a day of lion huff. But sexual unfaithfulness is high treason. This is their mortal wound. They will crawl off into a cave for weeks, months or even years because if it. Some of the more fiery ones will spend that time plotting revenge, others will sink into a major depression. The loss of pride and regal face is just too much to take. The problem is the huge, golden pedestal they built for themselves. Falling off such a great height is going to hurt. Revenge is also something that they need to avoid since those with Regulus hold such great responsibility.
The Divine Right Of Kings
Leo decan 3 also have a say in who gets to “eat” the forbidden fruit of elite knowledge too. They are guardians of the truth, but again this carries great responsibility. Since people will listen to them without question, they need to make sure they are giving out high quality, well-researched information. “King; from the Indo-European root Reg, ‘To move in a straight line, lead, rule. Derivatives: right (as in a privilege or legal claim), also morally correct, just, good, fair, proper, fitting, straight'”. Yes they DO have to be right. This is of course why the constellation Leo’s alpha star is called Regulus. Regulus being an archangel star, promises honours and elite status, but that comes with a price. Only if these folk avoid vengeful actions can they keep their crown. Otherwise, as the saying goes, pride comes before a fall.
Regulus is frequently brandished as a fortunate star. Its success comes from making daring, impulsive leaps. But Regulus can also fail spectacular too, so they need to plan carefully. If we look at how cats hunt we get an idea. They slowly creep up on their prey (or project). It looks like nothing is happening for ages and then boom, suddenly they are there. Shockingly carnal with saucer wide, black eyes, high from the adrenalin rush. Regulus’s instincts take over and then congeniality goes out the window. After that, they show off like nobody’s business, proudly displaying their prize catch. This may be seen to be quite vulgar and uncouth even,.. but they are forgiven! These cats have big generous hearts, and their unashamed pride, openness and honesty is refreshing.