Leo decan 3 is ruled by Mars in both systems (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 Lion’s domain, Leo decan 3 is the most stereotypical Leo of them all. The new generation will lose 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 a 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 they are 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. Barefaced cheek and arrogance they are often accused of.
Another trait is bitchiness, but oh how they are entertaining with it! They take this ability to cut someone dead with a one-liner to a high art form. Again this is quite awesome, but extremely painful if you find yourself in their firing line. Bottom line, the lion is a man-eating beast. It can be bitterly cruel when threatened. You really want these folk on your side for they will fight and defend you until they have spilt their last drop of blood. Blood is a big thing with them, blood ties, bloody-mindedness, blood boiling in their veins and they don’t squirm at the sight of it either.
The Divine Right Of Kings
The negative side of these Lions is cruelty and vengeance since the malefic Mars pushes an already fiery Leo decan 3 to the very limit. They often don’t know when to give up, rather like the Black Knight sketch in Monty Python & The Holy Grail. Even as a stump with a head, he is still yelling ‘Come on then! I’ll bite your legs off’. There are some very strong women in the native’s line-up. Margaret Thatcher literally ‘The Iron Lady’ has Mars here. These formidable lionesses go out on the hunt and bring home the bacon while their male counterparts sleep all day, waking only for sex and to bark orders. Stalking…that is another trait of this sector.
The tarot card associated with this decan is the 7 of wands. This is a card of giving it your all and of competitiveness. The keywords certainly fit well with Mars ruled Leo decan 3. “Rivalry, Competition, Territory, Maintaining Power/Control, Staying at The Top, Resolve, Leader, Power, Control, Principles, Taking The Higher Ground, Holding Your Own, Strong Personality, Assertive, Being Certain/Convinced, Being Forceful… Defensive/Aggressive, Under Attack, Fighting…” Interestingly even gossip is in there which can be a theme here with the poison that flies out of Alfred’s neck.
Karmically this can be a lifetime when “when you must stand up for yourself and not let others take advantage of you….” those who are more confident will have “bright burning ambition. It suggests that you are going after what you want and are prepared to fight your way to the top. Your personality is strong and forthright and you are very confident in your approach. Your convictions are strong too and you believe passionately in what you are doing. Make sure to pace yourself. You do not want to burn out before you reach the finish line.” ~ Teachmetarot
Leo Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars
Leo 20º 42’ ~ Ras Elased Australis in the head of Leo the Lion. 3.1 *
Leo 21º 14’ ~ Tania Australis in the right hind paw of Ursa Major the Great Bear. 3.2
Leo 21º 26’ ~ Ras Elased Borealis in the head of Leo the Lion. 4.1
Leo 21º 36’ ~ Pherkad in the right foot of Ursa Minor the Little Bear. 3.1
Leo 24º 15’ ~ Subra in the right knee of Leo the Lion. 3.8
Leo 26º 31’ ~ Alpha Pyxis in Pyxis Nautica the Mariner’s Compass. 3.7
Leo 27º 17’ ~ Alfard in the neck of Hydra the Watersnake. 2.2
Leo 27º 34’ ~ Adhafera in the crest of Leo the Lion’s Mane. 3.6
Leo 27º 54’ ~ Al Jabhah in Leo the Lion’s Mane. 3.6
Leo 29º 37’ ~ Algieba in Leo the Lion’s Mane. 2.6
Leo 29º 50’ ~ Regulus in the heart of Leo the Lion. 1.3
*Magnitude. Star position for the year 2000.
Ascendant Leo 3
Alfard 27º ~ “Much trouble, anxiety and loss in connection with estates and building; addicted to women and intemperance”  and (Heliacal rising star) “To live one’s life passionately, to prefer the intense to the calm, to admire and seek to emulate the creative passion of others. Being drawn, intentionally or not, to intense emotional encounters.” 
Adhafera 27º ~ “ Gives great military preferment (can be in sports also) and riches.” [5b]
Regulus 29º ~“Great honor and wealth, but violence and trouble, sickness, fevers, acute disease, benefits seldom last, favor of the great, victory over enemies and scandal.” [5a] and “It may convey royal properties, noble mind, frankness, courage. The importance of this star is accentuated by its nearness to the ecliptic. Its effect is in the best sense that of Jupiter and Mars. On the Ascendant, it will give a courageous and frank character”  and (Heliacal rising star) “ A strong belief in the correctness of one’s position, or path. A drive to succeed, to shine, or to move forward in one’s life while needing to resist the urge to take any form of revenge.” 
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression, so most of the general section meaning will hold true for this position and the person will embody the decan as a whole. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Leo decan 2 the ‘ Divine Right Of King’ behaviour will be most notable in love relationships. Without a doubt, this must be the most authoritarian ascendant you can have. This is the boss no question. Not everyone born with this decan rising has to be typically bossy or domineering, but they are natural born leaders depending on how the rest of the chart is configured. Any planet conjunct the Ascendant will show what style of king or queen they are too, but all will expect you to show them loyalty and respect. Since the Ascendant is the physical body it is amusing to see that some subjects often embody the look of the lion, sporting a golden mane or possessing an oversized head. Their demeanour will be very upright and regal too and they will be the sort to carry ‘airs and graces’. The daring, impulsive leaps and courage are most pronounced with the ascendant. The pouncing action will be one of their bedroom tricks in relationships.
ASCENDANT LEO 3 EXAMPLES: Donald Trump, George H. W. Bush, Edgar Cayce, Indira Gandhi, Anita Byrant, Martin Scorsese, O. J Simpson, Vanessa Redgrave, David Tennant, Ian McShane, Stephen Fry, Cynthia Payne, Luciano Pavarotti, Elton John, Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Cole, Herb Albert, Morrissey, Tony Abbot, Ted Bundy, Marilyn Manson, Beatrice Dalle, Katie Holmes, Jessica Adams, Demetra George, Barbara Hand Clow, Mystic Meg, Mary Wollstonecraft, Golda Meir, Henri Matisse, Frida Khalo, Edouard Manet, Claude Debussy, Albrecht Durer, Delhi Rape, Malala Yousafzai, Madeleine McCann, Ceres Discovery Chart, Sonny/Cher Davison, Charles/Camilla Davison.
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Sun Leo 3
Alfard 27º ~ “ Power and authority but suffering through own acts and from enemies, loss of position and honor, overcome by enemies.” . “ To have strong passions, to be a victim or perpetrator of violent or aggressive actions. To feel angry at injustices, or be subject to mistreatment by authority figures. An occasion of apparent ruthlessness.” 
Regulus 29º ~ “ Power, authority, great influence over friends, honor and riches, but violence, trouble and ultimate disgrace and ruin, sickness, fevers, benefits seldom last.” [3.] “A person who holds the high expectation of others. One who receives honours and awards, but who needs to be wary of vengefulness. A time of noble, or military endeavours.” 
Power and authority, says it all really! Regulus officially entered Virgo in 2011. However, Regulus was still in Leo decan 3 when the list of natives below were born (And therefore most people reading this) so we cannot ignore Regulus’s effects for this decan. Of course, then these felines were born to rule, and they take to the stage like a duck to water. Physical prowess is part of their makeup and they tend to be famous as much for their animal magnetism as whatever their talents might be. Sun Leo 3’s sex appeal is legendary, but can also become an obsession for them. Sex addiction is a danger for this placement if the native has no other outlet for their fertile creative expression. (Some still persist despite a demanding job, see Clinton or Madonna.) The Sun is at its most theatrical in Leo and desperately needs to create or procreate. Therefore if they don’t breed many physical babies then the talented ones will produce artistic progeny instead. ‘Drama queen’ and ‘diva’ are cliché keywords to describe the Leo archetype, but it is never truer than in this decan. Sun Leo 3 works especially well under pressure and their heroic side rises superbly to the occasion if they are suddenly thrown into a crisis. Here are the white knights and courageous queens who are always on amber alert. The downside of Sun Leo 3 is that they often don’t know how to live without preparing for the next conquest. The slightest poke will get this cat’s fur standing on end. Sun Leo 3 needs to learn that it is not responsible for all the cubs or artistic project all of the time and needs to learn to delegate.