Libra Decan 2 ~ Oct 1 to 10


Libra Decan 2 is ruled by Saturn in both systems (Aquarius triplicity). The Sun charms its way through the constellations of the Crow, Flying fish, Herdsman and the Dragon from October 1 to 10. Here we find ourselves in one of the most notorious zones in fixed star astrology.

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This is the home of Algorab in the crow, but it’s all wrapped up in finest Venusian silk! This is where victims of the crafty crow come unstuck. You can see your opponents from the more obviously aggressive decans coming. But you just don’t expect such a low down and dirty attack from your divinely adorable Libra decan 2.

Libra Decan 2 General Meaning

Crows are birds of prey remember? Yes they have stunning blue/black raven feathers and yes they look magical, but if you don’t watch your back, the really unscrupulous ones will rook you before you can say raptor. These folk are your typical iron fist in a velvet glove, which makes them all the more dangerous.

Never, ever, ever underestimate Libra decan 2, even if they look like Barbie. A lot of them will play dumb deliberately. ( “I no speak English” was one of my dad’s tricks…) Gold-diggers and gigolos are found here. With Saturn as the ruler of this decan, Venus ruled Libra naturally gravitates towards a generous sugar daddy or Mummy.

Before you think I am being really unfair to Libra decan 2, let me tell you my lovely daughter and beautiful opera singer sister both have their Sun here ( On fixed star Algorab to cap it all!) and, as mentioned, my sweet rascal of a father too (Moon). I have seen the best and the worst of this decan at very close hand. There is no doubt about it, Libra decan 2 are utter opportunists. They live by their very sharp wits and dive in and out of trouble with awesome grace. They also seem to fall on their feet no matter what, like the cat with nine lives.

Sometimes these folk appear very shallow and can seem like charlatans. This is because they can’t convince themselves. They often feel they are impostors when they have to mix with the bigwigs, a flying fish out of water.

3 of swords

Libra Decan 2 Tarot Card

The tarot card associated with this decan is the three of swords. It is one the most upsetting card in the deck, but it has to fit somewhere so it is really not surprising that it should fall in the decan that houses the crafty crow. Again I must stress that your chart is more than just one decan. The karmic lesson here may include sorrow, heartbreak and (like decan 1), love triangles. This decan is also ruled by Saturn in both systems so has quite a heavy karmic burden.

So the lesson here is that any gold digging or gigolo behaviour here will come with a massive price tag. It is your choice whether you turn away from the trinkets or not. “Release is key with The Three of Swords. A great sorrow, usually rooted in the (karmic) past, is often indicated….

Painful memories can be heavily repressed.  The Three of Swords highlights the need to let go of old pains and hurts as they are bound to be affecting the present.   It is a time to talk about them….(This lifetime) you must open up and let it out before it poisons you from within.  Allow yourself to forgive and be forgiven.” ~ teachmetarot

Libra decan 2 can, of course, have genuine talent, the real problem is ironically their talent for finding short-cuts to fame and fortune. Their fast rise up the ranks can draw envy and suspicion from others. They also miss out on the value of gaining wisdom from experience compounding their reputation as a quack.

Sweet Hustlers, Stylists & Seers

Eventually though, with age and a few hard knocks, Libra decan 2 becomes bonafide, for they learn fast once they apply themselves. Another talent these folk have, is thrift-shop, bargain hunting. They can manage to live on very little if they have to and still look a million dollars. Usually, it is not without the help of a few generous friends though…

Libra decan 2 has the knack of pulling money out of the air when pushed. Their prophetic ability is useful for gambling where they can be very lucky if they only remembered to quit when they’re ahead! Otherwise, the stock market is also a good place to find Libra decan 2.

The Sun is in its fall in Libra and indeed this can be the zone of the ‘fallen’ woman. Libra’s predecessor Virgo resonated with innocent Persephone (as Ceres) falling into the underworld of northern Autumn. Libra resonates very strongly with Eris. Eris is Venus’s dark raven sister. Saturn ruling this decan of the carrion bird is very apt. The Lunar mansion Hasta contains all the stars of Corvus.

Hasta means hand and also laughter. The crow’s cry sounds rather like a wicked crones laugh. Libra decan 2 describes the adjustment of balancing the scales of the equinox. There is volatility, feeling that some part of you is still left in another season (or another world). Libra’s are famous for their indecision; maybe they feel they lose a part of themselves if they commit to anything. At the same time Libra decan 2 longs for a relationship, of course, that’s what Librans are famous for, aren’t they?

Libra Decan 2 Fixed Stars

Libra 10º 08′ ~ Porrima in the waist of Virgo the Virgin. 2.9*
Libra 10º 44’ ~ Gienah in the left wing of Corvus the Raven. 2.8
Libra 11º 28’ ~ Auva in the girdle of Virgo the Virgin. 3.7
Libra 11º 40’ ~ Minkar in the neck of Corvus the Raven. 3.2
Libra 12º 15’ ~ Alchita in the beak of Corvus the Raven. 4.2
Libra 13º 27’ ~ Algorab in the right wing of Corvus the Raven. 3.1
Libra 15º 11’ ~ Beta Volans in Volans the flying fish. 3.6
Libra 16º 40’ ~ Theta Draco in the neck of Draco the Dragon. 4.1
Libra 17º 22’ ~ Kraz in the right claw of Corvus the Raven. 2.8
Libra 17º 40’ ~ Seginus in the left shoulder of Bootes the Herdsman. 3.0
Libra 19º 20’ ~ Mufrid on the left leg of Bootes the Herdsman. 2.8
Libra 19º 29’ ~ Delta Volans in Volans the flying fish. 4.1

*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.

Libra Decan 2 Fixed Stars *

Porrima 10º  is named after an ancient goddess of prophecy. She was the assistant of Carmentis the Roman goddess of childbirth. Stars in the girdle of Virgo are said to exert a Mercurial and to a lesser extent Venusian influence. This star is listed as Caphir in Vivian Robson’s book.” called ‘An Atonement Offering’ and ‘the Submissive One’. Referring to this title, Eric Morse says; “The Arabic title Caphir (infidel) no doubt springs from the Islamic revulsion of pagan goddesses”.


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Libra Decan 2 Planets & Angles

Sun Libra 2

Porrima 10º ~ “Involved in an intrigue, some difficulty of short duration leaving native in an unpleasant position.” [6]

The best side of Sun Libra 2 is their ability to blend into almost any situation. They are equally at home with dukes or beggars. Tropical Libras ability to harmonise makes them great singers, artists and raconteurs. They also have impeccable taste, so here we find many natural stylists and interior designers. You will get the most gloriously wrapped presents from them, which can be a metaphor for your experience of them in general. The worst of Sun Libra 2 bear gifts that promise much on the outside, but can feel you leave rather shortchanged once it is opened.

Sun Libra 2’s appreciation for the aesthetic can work against them also, making them feel ugly and insecure about themselves when they don’t match up to their high standards of beauty. Even if they are perfectly symmetrical in every way, their inner crow will still think some part of them is grotesque. The Sun is in its fall in Libra so there can be self-esteem issues. Therefore, the native can be too accommodating to others and find themselves stuck in an unsuitable partnership where they are constantly dominated. However, as I have stated in the general section, if these folk are pushed too far, their crafty vengeful side can come out very forcefully when they experience a fiery, triggering transit from Uranus or Mars for example. Feel the wrath!

SUN LIBRA 2 EXAMPLES: The Vatican, The Jesuit Order, Aleister Crowley, Vladimir Putin, Margaret Thatcher, Aleister Crowley, Heinrich Himmler, Irma Grese, Eleanor Roosevelt, Barbara Castle, David Cameron, Luciano Pavarotti, Giuseppe Verdi, Camille Saint-Saens, Bob Geldof, Midge Ure, Gwen Stefani, Sean Lennon, Bruno Mars, P.J Harvey, David Lee Roth, Paul Simon, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne, Buster Keaton, Clive Owen, Sigourney Weaver, Charlton Heston, Susan Sarandon, Alicia Silverstone, Chevy Chase, Paul Hogan, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon, Ashlee Simpson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Roger Moore, Guy Pierce, Dawn French, Angela Rippon, Imran Khan, Alberto Giacometti, Le Corbusier, Stephen Arroyo, Bali Bombing, Carlos The Jackal, Robbins/Sarandon Davison, Mackenzie/John Phillips Davison.


Libra eBooks

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1. & 2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.41 & p. 80.
3. The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, p.175.
4. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.60.
5. Agrippa. Three Books of Occult Philosophy Bk. II, Chapter 47, (Tyson ed.) p. 395.
6. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p.153
7. The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock. p.165/166

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