Leo Decan 3 ~ Aug 11 to 22


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.

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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.

Leo Decan 3 General Meaning

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.

Leo decan 3’s mates may get the feeling every move they make is being watched and recorded somewhere. It’s a little unnerving. When in the lion’s presence you really should not leave until the mighty paw has decreed your time together has expired. Even if they get infuriatingly bossy, It’s quite hard to leave them anyway because they are so darn sexy. How can one resist such regal poise, passion, stunning self-confidence and hot-blooded sex drive?

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.

Leo Decan 3 Tarot Card

The tarot card associated with this decan is the seven 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 Alfard’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

Tarot card image by Marina

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.

“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 spectacularly 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 are refreshing.

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.

Leo Decan 3 Fixed Stars *

Tania Australis 21º is a red star in the paw of the great mother bear. These stars in Ursa major have a Mars quality according to Ptolemy. “It is said to give a quiet, prudent, suspicious, mistrustful, self-controlled, patient nature, but an uneasy spirit and great anger and revengefulness when roused. “

Ras Elased Borealis 21º and Ras Elased Australis 20º  are two stars in the lion’s head. The Ebertins say these head stars can give rise to mental illness and depression in a primitive person, depending on how they are configured. While Noonan says they “are said to indicate those with an appreciation for language and a power of expression, but also those who may be heartless and cruel.” Ras Elased Australis has its own interpretation from Robson “ It gives a bold, bombastic, cruel, heartless, brutish and destructive nature, but artistic appreciation” 


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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.”  [3]. “ 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.” [4]
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.” [6]

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.

Sun Leo 3 Examples: Napoleon Bonaparte, Bill Clinton, Gene Roddenberry, Madonna, Roman Polanski, Edward Norton, Alfred Hitchcock, Mae West, Robert De Niro, Steve Martin, Ben Affleck, Sean Penn, Robert Redford, Kim Cattrall, Halle Berry, Patrick Swayze, Madeleine Stowe, Christian Slater, Amy Fisher, Matthew Perry, Debra Messing, David Walliams, Jeff Stryker, Robert Plant, Keith Moon, Tori Amos, Belinda Carlisle, Sarah Brightman, Gene Kelly, George Melly, Claude Debussy, Antonio Salieri, John Logie Baird, Herb Ritts, Aubrey Beardsley, H. P Lovecraft, T.E Lawrence, Coco Chanel, Sri Aurobindo, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, David Koresh, Robert Thompson, Jon Venables, Usain Bolt, Thierry Henry, Magic Johnson, Madonna/Penn Davison, India, South Korea, Pakistan.


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1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.50. p. 51. p.52
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.32.
3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p 130 & 194
4. Star and planet combinations. Bernadette Brady. p.110
5a & 5b. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p 195 & p. 117
6.Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p. 209
7. The 36 decans. Austin Coppock. p.136

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