Leo Decan 3 ~ Aug 13 to 22 (20º-30º)

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 ~ General Meaning

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.

7 Of WandsAnother 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 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 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


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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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96 thoughts on “Leo Decan 3 ~ Aug 13 to 22 (20º-30º)

  1. the bear& lion devoir prey alive, Leo devoir’s the life of others and also gives it. My mother’s Leo rising devoirs our time energy, thoughts while she visits but when she’s gone boy do we feel it!
    Leo matures well, smile indulgently at the faults of others are generally superior, keep up a sphere of influence, the ‘ego’ we see comes from a desire for things to revolve around them, while they provide life itself. Leo’s have a strong life force and a wounded, genetically altered, or kingdom demolished, have people dancing at their attendance.
    Another amusing quality is they sometimes pick the less advantaged, rag-tag/ unattractive crowd as their court. The desire to feel superior and be loved is great.

    1. also they’re born actors, act-out feelings, display real ones too but acting them out is more fun and keeps moods on the up&up. They have an entertaining way of switching moods and expression to dramatize, Mom says boo-hoo and rubs her eyes. Capricorn/moon/Leo/sun …taurus/moon/Leo sun are too strong, money becomes religion…virgo moon/leo sun is often overdoes the bounty bestowed on family, in a blind/spot/overprotective NM way, cap/Taurus moon are often ruthless.

    2. Great description – but sometimes that court of wraggle taggle gypsies is there out of genuine desire to make others happy and improve their lot! George Bernard Shaw – although not a decan 3,but a first with a second decan IC wrote Pygmallion -which was the basis for My Fair Lady. He was an avid socialist, a co- founder of the LOndon School of economics, wrote 0ver 60 plays and nearly his entire body of work including essays, journalism etc addressed social injustice. Other issues which engaged Shaw’s attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. He was most angered by what he perceived as the exploitation of the working class. An ardent socialist, He became an accomplished orator in the furtherance of its causes, which included gaining equal rights for men and women, alleviating abuses of the working class, rescinding private ownership of productive land, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
      Of course his Leo sense of drama made his work magnetic to a huge audience but it was more form the heart to improve the lives of his rag tag country men and women than to be adored.

    3. thanks for the plumping out with context. So Henry Higgins, was archetypical Aries class snob, Shaw exposes as a fraud, just as Eliza is exposed as a Bulgarian princess. Eliza seems Libra victim/victorious….
      My 3rd dec grandmother was suffragette, ran off with a socialist, his cocktail was poisoned at their home while running for office… real drama, she dove away from that and into making money but Leo isn’t really materialistic, more glory seeking, parade, banner waving, positive that good will come. She was very good at discovering talent, authors agent for a few notables. Leo has a way of seeing through all problems to the goodness in ones heart.
      One of her authors was ‘a mess’ she said, but she got him published.

  2. Some interesting ancient info about this decan – it is one of the
    Nakshastras or lunar mansions of Hindo astrology, (one of 27 sections of the ecliptic) and also has part of another, The name of the first one is Ashlesha, the second is Magha. Ashlesha means “the embrace” and corresponds to the constellation Hydra the deity Naga – deified snakes. It goes from 12’40 to 26 western Leo.
    Magha means “the bountiful” and its associated star is Regulus. It goes from 26 Leo in our western zodiac to 9’20 Virgo. The deity or deities are the Pitris – or ancestral fathers. The Pitris – “there are different classes of the Pit?s and they have different origins, forms, grades and abodes. A broad distinction exists between the dev?? pitara? (divine Pit?s) and the manu?y?? pitara? (Pit?s who were deceased human beings). Some of the Pit?s dwell in the heavenly abodes while other dwell in the netherworlds. The former who dwell in the heaven were considered as the gods and the gods were also considered as the Pit?s.
    The Pit?s are most primeval deities and they never cease to exist. The manu?y?? pitara? (ancestors of human beings) can attain the same level of the divine Pit?s and live with them in heaven by righteousness.
    They are reborn at the end of every thousand mahayugas and revive the worlds. From them all the Manus and all progeny at the new creation are produced.[1]
    I wonder if the origin of the idea of Royalty, divine right etc and the principles of Regulus originate with the idea of the Pitris? There are lunar and Solar pitris –
    The Lunar Pitris are the Fathers of life below the human state and the Solar Pitris are the Fathers of human consciousness and above. An individual’s Solar Angel would be a Solar Pitris that interacting with refined substance to give birth to your consciousness. The Solar Pitris
    interacts with higher substance to create the egoic, or casual body of man. As the energy of this refined body unfolds the consciousness expands and soul contact is achieved.
    The Lunar Pitris interact with matter to build the vehicles (bodies) of man animal and the entire body of the Planetary Logos. I think this is the essence of Leo creativity/regality.

  3. there’s a bit of Pygmalion in all fire but leo magnanimously wants to fix faults and develops plans, strategies, that one finds out about. Often they miss-read, and so don’t see underlying causes, (me it was exhaustion, single mom) and he was optimistic about my chances as the perfect house wife with dinner on the table and house-clean and came over with recipes and cleaning kits.

    1. it didn’t work and he didn’t mind, “so be it,” he said at the pizza boxes, six-packs…he turned to chapter 2 in the instruction manual, and decided I needed to meet the family.. They were smart business people like him, substantial, scary, my family is quite daft, and wouldn’t notice things for days I felt them looking at me like their sun had work to do. Next thing I know he’s taking us on vacation, also he insisted on driving me everywhere. I’m a good driver, he had serious accidents, in fact he almost lost his lower leg to a motorcycle accident when he was 17. I still miss the guy he was great fun and funny But the break-up was awful and inevitable.

    2. Aww… Never mind Lucy, it sounds like you had fun and you speak well of him! That’s good.

  4. I’m glad this topic is back on track from a certain derailer (cough cough simon) 🙂

    I have an on/off relationship with a magnetic leo decan 3. His chart shows the great alignment of ’87, so a sun/venus/mars/merc conj. With a kite and a saturn/uranus conj. Extemely magnetic and makes me want to run for the hills!! Marina’s post and the subsequent comments are right on the mark.

    1. one must study the art of rejection to disengage from a leo that loves, as he’ll except and love the whole package, regally, completely then not harshly burn off your faults. And they are often religious and belief will color thought, but they won’t care as long as love is true.
      breaking up w/ leo can be very depressing, it’s had to feel good.

    2. Yes Lucy, that is so true. Religion, metaphysics are obsessions with leo and the karmic burn off was significant for me as a decan 3 aries. Its hard living up to the idealized image that leo holds of its lover, and yes while they are semi patient in the burnoff they get restless wondering why no progress is made quickly and that seems to lead to an abandoning stage in the relationship. And then once my mind is purified and the “burnoff” has subsided, leo decan 3 senses a change and pops his furry head back in.

    3. in my life leo was instructive, leading by example he became a wind wind in the kitchen, dreaming of the day I’d do the same for him. (hum) Leo’s plan ahead and say, “feel the love,” attach ‘respect’ to everything they give you. So you have to wear it, enjoy it. Leo boss likes,” good-morning sir,” smiles and good humor he often brings them in a pre-fab-planned way.
      My Leo believed he wouldn’t get wrinkles if he stood on his head 3 hours a day. funny how blood pools

    4. be careful too because Leo is perfectly happy doing absolutely nothing, My workative, Aquarian(same DOB as glen beck) friends Leo husband’ is happy sitting round watching grandchildren accumulate and then to seal the deal became disabled, bad back, so now she has a furry bed warmer….so it’s a word of caution….the neighborhood kids call him ‘fur-ball’. so he’s made a name for himself.

    5. I wouldnt say that gossiping about men is so relevant to astrology either, but then again, I just thought that a heated debate would be relevant to the energy of this post, and a lot of mars leo energy came forth through discussion, the post probably carries that energy With it 🙂 but what is relevant to one might not be to another

  5. Leo likes to have fun, and pace days according, un-rushed happy manner is amazing, and if they have a rough time, they’ll do a self-absorbed burn off, plunge into cold water, continue on. Even Dec.1’s short fuse, will look for opportunities of mirth and pleasure as they love to laugh.

    1. I can relate. I have the most laughs with my Leo friends. Dribbling laughter, rib cracking, choking…

  6. I have also known a few people working in the fashion industry with their Suns on Regulus. I don’t know if anybody has found similar pattern. I think Elton John as Reg on his Asc – he certainly takes a huge interest in clothes and costume. The singer Kelis is known for her unique and unconventional take on fashion. Kelis has her Sun on Reg and if I remember correctly a stellium in decan 3 Leo (don’t quote me on this though). Both of these artists seem to LOVE colour!!!

    1. Interesting that elton J, also wrote the soundtrack for the lion king also :-). Im sure a lot of fashion designers have planetary activity with Regulus, designing beautiful garnments to pride the Kings and Queens of the world.. And all regulus influenced individuals would love to have some gucci or prada to wear, im sure, and wear it proudly

    2. Of course “The Lion King”, I’d totally forgotten about this! He couldn’t have written music for a more Leonine film if he had tried!!!!!!

  7. Interesting we have this synastry, especially as we seem to have become engaged in a somwhat protracted kind of discourse. My moon is also 29 degrees Leo. Mars is 0 degrees Virgo also conj Regulus.

    1. Maybe we spent some time together in the regulus dimension then, haha 😛 I also have mercury conjunct formalhaut, and imagine the formalhaut dimensions to be of kind waterfalls and heavenly music, a divine place of recreation.. While I see the regulus dimension as Being more of a gladiator/samurai type of dimension where greek tragedies are constantly played out and experinces.. I also see astrology as what stars are compatible With your current Soul development, and that the lessons you learned from each dimension are highlighted in your natal chart, like some kind of treasure Map to the past 😉

  8. Well at least we can agree on our GENERAL fondness of Leos. I have enjoyed good levels of compatibility with many sunsign Leos (naturally there are a few I have struggled with). Interestingly I have virtually no male sunsign Leos in my life, all women (though my dad is moon leo). I say this is interesting as Leo is my moon sign (the moon being feminine energy).

    Leo’s have a propensity towards being very big hearted and I admire this quality in anybody!

    People with Regulus prominent seem to love colour (myself included here), have others found this correlation?

    1. I have regulus moon 29 degrees opposite sun 28 degrees aquarius, so full moon regulus.. And like Marina stated in this post, we do not deal well With betrayal 😛

  9. There’s innocent fun and there’s being antagonistic…I’d say you are probably walking a very fine line, hmmm?! But this my point I for instance would ostensibly have little in common with a Capricorn, however one of my good friends is a sun sign Capricorn with a lot of Gemini and Aries going on. You really are aware of all three signs coexisting in her personality (with other factors at play too – obviously). Everybody is a unique combination, it is a dangerous game having too many preconceptions whether it comes to race sexuality or astrological sunsigns!

    1. Libras have good traits too, there must be a reason why an unsuspecting aquarian like me keeps attracting them time and time again. They are good conversationalists, dont take themselves too seriously, good sense of humor, pacifists, intellectual and accepting.. But they do have a shadow side, which I have seen come to the surface one too many times, which is why I simply have grown tired of them

    2. Well I can’t comment on YOUR experience of various people. But I would say pretty much everybody has a “shadow side”?! As in I think there are characteristics within everybody’s personality makeup that are less socially appealing, generally people learn to attempt to keep a lid on these but as you get closer to the individual these character “flaws” become more evident. It’s where the expression “warts and all” comes from.
      It is true to say that SOME Librans seek a kind of social perfection, a kind of perfection that nobody can live up to (including themselves). This can leave a bit of a chasm between what they are trying to be and working towards and how their behaviour can actually manifest at times. I personally however don’t know any sunsign librans I think of as being insincere. But then most Librans I know also have a Pluto component and so this is the blend I am most familiar with.

      Hmmm…we should probably return to the topic of Leo Decan 3!!!!

    3. All righty, I would honestly say they have bigger pride and more egotistical Than the leos.. Libras live inside their own bubble, refusing to lift a finger for a friend, or buy them a cup of coffee… Leos take care of those they care about, and Ask for a hug in return.. Libras do not want any upsets, ignores friends in need, because it might be uncomfertable dealing With real issues, and so they prefer a fairy-tale reality where no one can influence them or their moods, but the sad thing is that they live by themselves in this bubble, and thus ignore deeper bonding or intimacy that a leo can offer.. Their worst trait is to ignore others When it suits them, I am part of pluto in scorpio, so no plutonian libras around 😛 but the leos know how to take care of those close to them, and be nurturing, while libras want to be nurtured and pampered like Kings and Queens, but they refuse to treat others like they are worthwhile, because they need to balance everything, so if something bad happened, they would take the side of your opposing enemy, instead of Being loyal and supportive like the adorable leos 🙂

    4. Well at least we can agree on our GENERAL fondness of Leos. I have enjoyed good levels of compatibility with many sunsign Leos (naturally there are a few I have struggled with). Interestingly I have virtually no male sunsign Leos in my life, all women (though my dad is moon leo). I say this is interesting as Leo is my moon sign (the moon being feminine energy).

      Leo’s have a propensity towards being very big hearted and I admire this quality in anybody!

      People with Regulus prominent seem to love colour (myself included here), have others found this correlation?

  10. Come on now Becky, dont be such a libra about it, hehe 😛 the ravens wish they Could have the grace of a swan, cygnus.. But somehow they just fall short.. Lol, im just kidding, nothing wrong With gossiping about stars and planets for some innocent fun :-D. I have come to prefer taureans and scorpios and leos, and no matter how hard I try, I still dont like capricorns 😛

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