Libra Decan 1 ~ Sep 23 to Oct 3 (0º to 10º)

Libra Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars

Libra 2º 36’ ~ Theta Bootes in Bootes the Herdsman. 4.6*
Libra 3º 23’ ~ Nodus I in the body of Draco the Dragon. 3.2
Libra 4º 23’ ~ Beta Coma Berenice in Coma Berenices, Berenice’s hair. 4.3
Libra 4º 31’ ~ Zaniah in the left arm of Virgo the Virgin. 4.0
Libra 4º 57’ ~ Edasich in Draco the Dragon. 3.5
Libra 5º 20’ ~ Tureis in the keel of Argo Navis the Great Ship. 2.2
Libra 6º 58’ ~ Lambda Bootes in Bootes the Herdsman. 4.2
Libra 8º 57’ ~ Diadem in Coma Berenices, Berenice’s hair. 4.3
Libra 9º 56’ ~ Vindemiatrix in the right arm of Virgo the Virgin. 3.0
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.

Libra Decan 1 ~ General Meaning

Libra Decan 1 is ruled by the Moon and Venus (Libra triplicity). The Sun saunters through the constellations of the Herdsman, the Dragon, Berenice’s hair, the Virgin, and the Great Ship from September 23 to October 3. The combination of the popular moon and charming tropical Libra gives us the zodiacs courtesans, diplomats and artists. These people are adept and bringing peace and harmony into the most fraught situation.

They have a reputation of being the good guys, your best friend in the whole world, the one who you can call at 3 am in the morning and a softly spoken voice will say “That’s fine hon.” Are they perfect? Not quite. Like all the decans there will be a negative side, all this sugary sweetness can give one diabetes. The ironic thing about LibraLibra decan 1decan 1 is that sometimes their push for peace can attract very aggressive and mean mates. Either that or violence just seems to blow up around them for no reason at all.

In Crowds & Triangular Relationships

Libra has a horror of arguing, they don’t like to offend, so they tell lots of little white lies, and I mean lots….The danger is that they could all become one big fat lie which then will reveal itself at just the wrong moment. When this happens our perfect Venus turns into her nemesis. Eris!! What, the ugly goddess of discord in our perfectly balanced and aesthetically lovely Libra? This is Libra’s shadow of course, but Eris is just as much a part of Libra as Venus. Just as the 7th house is both partners and open enemies.

Austin Coppock and Ibn Ezra associate the scales more strongly to decan 1 than with the other two Libra decans. I also think the qualities of Maat are strong here. The Tarot card associated within this decan is the two of swords which “often indicates arguments between people who are being rigid and unyielding.  Both sides are locked into the battle.  There is little room for forgiveness and no sign of a thaw.  This argument could go on for years and taint generations to come unless someone is brave enough to sort it out. People need to lay down their weapons and open their heart to forgiveness.” ~ teachmetarot. Karmically this shows the polarity of Aries to Libra where Libra is the ‘other’. The balancing of the scales indicates finding a compromise in this lifetime to extremism in the past…

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Sun Libra 1

Zaniah 4º ~ “ Educational and studious interests, popular, social success, much pleasure, favourable for marriage.” [4] Vindematrix 9º ~ “Worry, depression, unpopular, failure in business, harassed by creditors.” [5] and “The one who gathers information, things or people. To bring order to collections, to see patterns of meaning. People gather together, an event that unites.” [7]

When these folk shine they really, really shine. These folk indeed are the perfectly charming Libran, the sweetest friend in all the world. Just make sure you do not betray them because if you do then their shadow side can spit venom like the best Scorpio. As I said in the general section, there can be quite extreme flips over to Eris if the delicate Libra balance is upset. Libra is an air sign and can be quite mentally anxious. Yes, Libra is famed for its harmony and peacemaking, but they can also just as much work themselves into a negative worry spiral such is the influence of Vindematrix at the end of this decan. Sun Libra 1 could also find themselves partaking in too much of the vine if they are not getting the love they need which can also pull them into depression. The contrasts between happiness and sadness can be pretty sharp and there is a certain bi-polarity here. The bright Sun can suddenly flip over to eclipse itself and its Venus ruler (As the morning star) can go full-on Lucifer! Austin Coppock’s interpretations of the Sun here echo this peacemaking paradox. Of Libra decan 1 he says “They believe in fairness and strive, in their way, to make the world a better place. They often accomplish this in their works, but in their personal lives they are often much less successful, for they are often blind to the small injustices commited within their own relationships.” [8]

SUN LIBRA 1 EXAMPLES: Mohandas Gandhi, Silvio Berlusconi, Julia Gillard, Jimmy Carter, Theresa May, Eleanor of Aquitaine, French 5th Republic Horoscope, Russia Horoscope, Pedro Almodovar, Michael Douglas, Ian McShane, Will Smith, Christopher Reeve, Brigitte Bardot, Tommy Lee, Heather Locklear, Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Hamill, Angie Dickinson, Jim Henson, Olivia Newton-John, Julie Andrews, Sting, Marc Bolan, Bryan Ferry, Bruce Springsteen, Avril Lavigne, Cecil Womack, Dmitri Shostakovich, John Coltrane, Linda McCartney, Peter Blake, Pierre Bonnard, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T. S Elliot, Martin Heidegger, Andrea Dworkin, Fred West, Dolly Neimans, Barbara Plekker, Bonnie Parker, Pebbles Santiago, the discovery of Neptune, Cher/Sonny Davison.

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More Zodiac Decans

1. Brady’s Book Of Fixed Stars. Bernadette Brady. Pg 113.
2. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.70-72.
3. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.59-60.
4. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p 218. p 215
6. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.69-70.
7. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p.247/248
8. 36 Faces. Austin Coppock. p.159

33 thoughts on “Libra Decan 1 ~ Sep 23 to Oct 3 (0º to 10º)

  1. Hi Marina – how do decans relate to ascendants? I’m a 3rd decan Aquarian (29 degrees 58 for my sins!) and have a Libran ascendant at 3 deg 34. Does that mean I should take account of Libra Decan 1? Given that both these decans are ruled by the Moon it would explain a lot about me!

    1. Oh they totally relate to ascendants!, and Mc and Mars, Venus etc. I only mention the birthdays and the Sun first because thats the easiest for beginners to grasp. Both your Sun and Ac decans being ruled by the Moon is certainly significant and ties into how the Moon works in your chart too.

    2. Thanks Marina! I’ve always had an “educated interest” in astrology, but your articles make me want to learn so much more. Both decan descriptions do apply to me, and have helped me to understand my past actions/attitudes. On a very superficial level of analysis, I assume this is why I’ve always been prey to my emotions and far too sensitive to others’ behaviour. And then I’ve a Grand Trine in Water…aaagh! Think I need to save up and get you to look at my chart some time. I hope that things are getting brighter for both you and Jamie – I’ve missed his monthlies and look forward to his resuming his writing (that was the subject of the email I wrote you which disappeared into the ether). Anyway, thanks once again – it’s not just entertaining, it’s an education!

  2. My ascendant is smack dab on Coma Berenice, which description is beyond accurate! (And I’m a Cancer).

  3. Wow! So much applies to my 1* Asc/0*Mars/1*50″ Juno…with some G.Cross. diversions……been there,done that….but the desire for Peace & Harmony overruled it all….and the rural life for me at any cost,usually very little……simple is the focus,art drives the surroundings.Thanks for the affirming contribution.


  4. fun loving and fun to be with they also long to dominated by some one powerful, wealthy, accomplished, strong hand smoothing feathers, gilded cage etc. Misfortune when domination isn’t love…. luckily libra’s capacity for building a separate life so the native matures gracefully and the dominated child often becomes family matriarch, patriarch, who has learned not to love one person too much.

  5. Great post – this may sound like a typically Taurean trait ” The Moon ruling here loves to eat and will often comfort eat if they are feeling lonely.” but its actually so true for Moon-Libra!

    1. Ha ha! No I wouldn’t put it like that really. It’s more like if someone asks you if their bum looks big in this (and it does), you won’t just say “no silly”, you’ll flatter them also by telling a few little white lies to make them feel better.

  6. My ASC is here. I was looking forward to this. This is so accurate, it was so amusing to read. Also want to say: Thanks so much for your work, Marina. You’re truly gifted.

  7. My moon is at 5 degree libra decan 1
    philanderers, Casanovas and erm, harlots , white lies , luxury – oh yes they apply to me . And im promiscuous Aries decan 2 .
    being faithful to someone is almost impossible at the moment , triangular relationships are no problem . Keep in touch if you fancy 😉

  8. My 5th house Pluto’s here. I was laughing all the way through that, so true. Ouch! Learning to say no to unwanted advances has been the challenge this summer for me. So much harder to do when you’re single. Which yes, I love being, I am discovering late in life at 41.

    I have a large collection of books, my babies.. I can’t part with a single one of them.


  10. I just checked into Libra decan 1 because I noticed my Mars and Moon are just pr into 0 and 3 degrees respectively.
    This is hysterical Marina – because –
    1. I have become fastidious about my hair – both in actually blow drying it properly and maintaining the colour!
    2. I spend most of my time painting – and just did a “mural” of Botticelli’s birth of Venus along the side of my bath!!
    3. Have builders in at the moment – the carpenter is dyslexic and my husband has no patience… toys out of prams everywhere but UQW diligently bringing tea and biscuits to the fray and obediently driving to IKEA to buy extra door panels etc for kitchen!!

  11. I just wanted to comment on Berenice and Diadem. You wrote, “The most notable star is Diadem, which is in the garland. A Diadem is also a small tiara. The myth goes that Berenice, wife of Ptolemy Euergetes offered up her hair to Venus to insure the safe return of her husband from war. “Diadem can suggest a self-sacrificing person who is motivated by love for another. In that sacrifice the person can find great strength and dignity.” [1] Brady says this star does not chase fame or seek recognition for what they do, they work purely out of devotion and dedication to their craft. One thing I think they have to be careful of is completely cutting off their intuitive and creative powers for the sake of another human being.”

    You gave me a reading a year or so ago now and commented on Diadem in my chart – Uranus is at Diadem in my chart and as you put it Uranus makes a “big fat trine” to my Sun, which is conjunct Venus. Sun/Venus are in the 6th, and Uranus is in the 2nd. It is interesting to me that I have had a lot of luck in landing jobs and making ends meet but any wealth that has spilled into my lap has been promptly sacrificed for the sake of a loved one. My marriage involved my sacrificing my intuitive self in dedication to making the marriage work on my partner’s terms, even though his terms were not just. I also gave up a lucrative job because of my loyalty to my father when he asked for my help but now I feel my job is exactly what it should be so I have no regrets and the sacrifice was worth it.

    I am hoping for some wealth again soon which I will also give away to worthy others, including my children, whose father is a financial nightmare and will have nothing for their education or future. I think I am not supposed to hold on to any wealth for myself but to give it to those who have depended on me and to stop giving if the one who is depending on me should fly on his or her own.

    thank you for your wonderful articles! I am also looking forward to the Sag decans when you have time to write them. Several important Sag Suns and Sag Risings in my life. I wish I knew my mother’s birth time. I keep feeling she must have been a Sag Rising. Does Jamie still do rectification charts?

    1. Hi Hilary & Maggy. Thanks for you input. The trouble with writing the decans in this way is that the interpretations of the fixed stars are quite fatalistic. Also this approach is rather cookbook. Some planets do better than others in certain decans. The Sun might not do so well in Libra decan 1, but Venus might! I plan rewrite some of these decans. The earlier ones weren’t so detailed. (Pisces to Leo). I also want to write a book and include each planet in the decan too and its interpretations. You have to remember that if you look at the chart holistically, the Sun may not be your prime mover anyhow. The Sun is really just your mission, that mission may be hard work! The AC and its ruler I think describe the personality of the subject much better. So look up your AC, its rulers decan and your Moon decan and see how they all balance out the equation. Btw I do get on with you Librans very much. My daughter and best friend are Libras (My daughter the crow!). They have the social graces and diplomacy that I as a geeky Aquarian to not! No Libran has ever broke my heart! One of my 1st boyfriends was Libra 2 and he was lovely. 🙂

  12. @hilary… Am laughing out right now, was asking myself same thing.

    Am a Libra Decan 1 she didnt describe me at all not even close.

  13. Ah but yes she described me so spot on that I cringed at myself saying oh boy if I would just admit it was all true

  14. wow. accurate… especially creepy because i totally just slept with this dude last night because he bought me dinner…and now i’m in love, again, (not minding the other 4 loves of my life of right now). and when any one of them don’t cooperate it’s devastating! but i swear i’m a good gal….

  15. This is my Moon In Sidereal 8.08, cant say I really vibe with this being my Moon sign. Although my mom was indecisive, but I attribute that to her Gemini Moon.
    It puts Pluto and the Moon in my 4th instead of just Uranus. Pluto makes sense here, and can color the 4th with Scorpio things, but Scorpio Rules my Tropical 4th anyway. Sun falls in the 7th in Sidereal also, so hard to get a read on this Moon since I’m getting so many Sun 7th vibes. Either way, Libra is more my personality than I thought. No dead mates, but they do flirt with death. Venus in the 8th Tropical probably has a say in that. I just don’t like guys if they have too nice of a look. They have to have a “darkness” about them- as i have a darkness about me.

  16. I feel like sometimes I don’t belong to this world I question each and every thing. I do what I do because I am trying to fit in then I end up hurting myself n other people.

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