Libra Decan 3 ~ Oct 13 to 23 (20º – 30º)

Libra Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

Libra 20º 37 ~ Alpha Volans in Volans the Flying Fish. 4.1*
Libra 21º 52’~ Heze in the girdle of Virgo the Virgin. 3.4
Libra 22º 09’~ Foramen in the keel of Argo Navis the Great Ship. 1.9
Libra 23º 50’~ Spica in the ear of wheat held by Virgo the Virgin. 0.9
Libra 24º 14’~ Arcturus in the left knee of Bootes the Herdsman. 0.04
Libra 24º 15’~ Nekkar near the left ear of Bootes the Herdsman. 3.6
Libra 27º 01’~ Gamma Hydra in Hydra the Watersnake. 3.3
Libra 27º 29’~ Delta Centaurus in Centaurus the Centaur. 2.8
Libra 28º 06’~ Izar in the loins of Bootes the Herdsman. 2.7
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.

Libra Decan 3 ~ General Meaning

Libra Decan 3 is ruled by Jupiter and Mercury (Gemini triplicity). The Sun permeates through the constellations of the Virgin, the Herdsman, the Flying Fish, the Great Ship, the Centaur and the Watersnake from October 14 to 22. There is a big feeling of transition here while we sail into the unknown. At the same time, as we dip our feet into the occult, there is great potential for illumination.

It does seem like these natives need to go through a period of initiation, maybe an endurance test that involves some suffering. Libra decan 3 tend to have to go through some tough times where they pushed to prove themselves. They may be harshly judged because their ideas or behavior is controversial in some way. These folkLibra decan 3 may be exiled and painted out to be the bad guys even though Libra decan 3 actually see themselves as whiter than white. Anti-heroes, fallen souls and the victims of society will fascinate them, but ironically in helping societies outcasts, the Libra decan 3 becomes the outsider themselves. Libra decan 3 cannot help but pick up the collective mirror and reflect back to the world its shadow side.

Brilliant White Intellect & Shadow Workers

The tarot card associated with this decan is the four of swords which is associated with mental exhaustion and retreat. This is really not surprising since one of this decan’s theme is perfecting the intellect. Natural talent gushes out of them and they can easily burn themselves out. The decan’s rulers reflect the need for higher wisdom and mental agility. Karmically “The Four of Swords carries a very real warning of the consequences of not taking care of your mental health during stressful times.  If you are coping at present then this card suggests that you are close to the edge and if you do not take the necessary steps to take a break then it may very well be forced upon you.  It warns of the potential for mental breakdowns, medical care and even hospitalisation.” ~ teachmetarot. Generally this is a positive decan with the fixed star Spica at the centre of it, but these brilliant souls will learn in this lifetime that they must take care of their physical body as well as their brain.

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Sun Libra 3

Foramen 22º: “Danger of shipwreck”
Spica 23º: “Great and lasting preferment, eminent dignity, immense wealth, great happiness to native’s parents and children, help from friends among clergy, favorable for public and legal affairs.”
Arcturus 24º: “ Success through slow and patient plodding, friends among clergy, favorable for gain and for dealing with the public and lawyers.”

The Sun is in its fall in Libra in general and has no dignity in decan 3 at all. However, the Sun is saved by the great fortune of both Spica and Arcturus. The closer the Sun is to the middle of the decan the better. The concept of balance here is stronger because these angels appear to have ‘fallen’. Sun Libra 3 can be quite brilliant, therefore they attract a lot of envy. Those that cannot stand to see them succeed will be forever trying to knock these folk off their pedestals. Sometimes, however, the ribbing or egg throwing can be justified if the natives really haven’t done anything worthy to justify their adoration. One thing that Sun decan 3 develops then is a great sense of balance. They are constantly making small adjustments to their stance, rather like someone doing a balance pose in Yoga. I think this balancing act is why there is such a good selection of health gurus in the list below.

There are also some folk who are famous for just being famous, due to the Arcturian luck of being in the right place at the right time. Others on the list are either just very beautiful or in the limelight due to having famous partners, parents or relatives. Sun Libra 3 seems to be born lucky, though later in the decan I think they would need to work harder to hold on to their good fortune. So even though the Sun is indeed in its fall here, it does not seem to have prevented the success of the examples below. It could be the case that the fixed stars really do have the kind of power that helps people become actual stars. Britain’s Davina McCall is an interesting example in that she is famous for hosting ‘Big Brother’ which turns nobodies into C list celebrities overnight. For me the luck of this decan, if there is no real talent behind it, can be very glitzy but vacuous, and represent fame for fame’s sake

SUN LIBRA 3 EXAMPLES: Nicholas Culpepper, Bruce H Lipton, Deepak Chopra, Marie Stopes, Timothy Leary, Kim Kardashian, Zac Efron, Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Lourdes Ciccone-Leon, Jade Jagger, Dannii Minogue, Oscar Wilde, Steve Coogan, Divine, Cliff Richard, Montgomery Clift, Carrie Fisher, Sarah Ferguson, Edwina Currie, Jean Claude Van Damme, Jeff Goldblum, Evel Knievel, Chuck Berry, Johnny Carson, Davina McCall, Lee Harvey Oswald, Martina Navratilova, Pelé, Friedrich Nietzsche, Noel Coward/Wilson Davison.

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26 thoughts on “Libra Decan 3 ~ Oct 13 to 23 (20º – 30º)

  1. Thanks for your insight, Marina. I re-read this and it especially hits home. I’m a new moon Libra (25 Sun, 23 Moon), along with Saturn and Neptune. People are resentful that I am gifted with lots of talents and creativity, and I definitely have been a loner because I follow a different drummer.

    My earlier post on this article 2 years ago came true. Jupiter in Leo, now Virgo, has been very kind to me this year. More travel (9th house) than I could have imagined – NYC in March, Napa Valley next week on my birthday, the 18th. I hope other 3rd decan Libras are getting a little boost too after the last few years!

  2. very insightful. it’s like they are entering scorpio realms and can see right through things/people. there is a certain spark of wisdom to these libra people’s eyes – it’s not a penetrating gaze such as it is in scorpio people -, but it still shows that it is not easy to fool them. it is normally combined with sometimes ironic, weary smiles. and it is as if they reflected people’s shadows and they don’t really mind it…. (I suppose it gets worse for the ones born with pluto conjunct sun). and libra are not really indecisive, this is just a misinterpretation of their “lack of impulsiveness” to judge others/situations.

  3. Hey, I just discovered your site is it possible that a person born in decan 3 of Libra go into modelling and further into acting?

  4. I was born in this decan. Without speaking from an astrological view, for the sake of complete objectivity (always the Libran) I must say I am a master of change, transformation and manifestation. When I decide, it isn’t that I have chosen subjectively, it is that I have looked very hard for truth, where can be found the only choice. That is how actual Justices work. They weigh up facts and laws, not opinions. We are always the judges, with our scales. This decan may be marked by difficulties. But these are called trials for a reason. They are all fortuitous, rife with opportunity and worthwhile, leading to decisions. And yes, we Librans do make them; that is what all the weighing is for. When we seem indecisive, it is because we are pretty sure, from the bench, that what we are finding is not what you want to hear at the time. So we withhold comment until the trial is over, and we will announce the decision, based on truth, no matter who does not want to hear it. When it comes to act on our decisions, our creative abilities come to bear, and we can create not only works but ourselves, and even be shapeshifters. A cat one day marauding through the jungle, and tomorrow, eagles flying. That is why our sign is the only one which is not an animal. Our stone is the opal which changes color. It is not our minds that change. It is that our creativity blossoms. If any animal, we are ravens, who in Native American tradition can change to any form – we can be any of the signs. All our weighing up is about learning the formula for the alchemical process. Measuring the correct amounts of mercury, sulphur and salt. We work with material, we transform things and ourselves, but under Venus: we are creative, not materialistic. It is not with any irony whatsoever that Timothy Leary was a 3rd decan Libra.

    1. does anyone else here born in late 50’s or 58 like me have pluto opp mars and sextile this decan with Jupiter, Neptune, north node and spica and arcturus on Ascendant and first house ? Child abuse pre verbal – a Special Dispensation from G-d was sent to help me thrive and it has always been my blessing in a sea of torturous family until now I cut em out for good years ago when they didn’t make any relationship with my only son – they’re only nephew and grandson -the good ones died young – and I only want to bless – and have good impact – learn and teach – travel and publish writings – study – watch he ocean be alone and with dogs= love my life – wish more ppl would love theirs and learn to love their neuroses knowing we all came to re member who and what we are here for and how that means we just be true to our self and know the self – find out – but ppl are lazy and weak and the gang mentality is what I want no more of – culture is disgusting ironic joke of a word now – and i’m hoping the kids all over the world sit ddown at their whitehouse and shut business as usual down by elementary middle and HS kids all organizing to do sit ins all over the world demanding severe change – no more public terms of office for congress or senate or any public servant job – 2 yr term and min wage – pay potus nothing but let him live free and make him do 2 yr ONLY – all americans should have a chance to be a gov’t drone and earn the first day health bene’s and perks but never make more than min wage

      no more ridiculous 6 figure paychecks while they close our gov’t ddown HELLLLOOOOOOOOOO
      and I could and will start peaceful organizing of youth and those of all ages of ‘youth’ ;p

    2. I was born 10.19.1954. I have been a victim of pre verbal abuse. I am intuitive, compassionate, fair and altruistic. The abuse has turned out to be the greatest gift…

    3. The suffering is terrible. I can’t imagine what’s it be like to walk about defeated enough to think that it’s anything more than a burden put upon us.

  5. seems like dec2&3 have exaggeration of feature, my dec.2 brother-in-law delights in large, nose, receding chin, disproportionately small head, that went bald almost immediately, all this is carried on a 6’2″ frame of perfect proportion, the incongruity is often hidden under a hat, my friend of 3 interns is 6’5″, big nose, receding chin, narrow shoulders.
    Also they both carry a cross, all the women, starting w/ their mothers, mistreated, neglected, wives who threw them out or otherwise periodically abandon, tales of woe to shift the burden so now you walk around with their cross, until you say, I’m not going to put up with your designs on my stuff, (Bro-in-law), or the interns gay or not, they go or…
    But another person enters mind, a sympathetic character, girl I know from HS, she grew to be tall, from a tiny thinness, wide bony shoulders like her mom who was a model. Her mom was illiterate, this girl was brilliant, so there it is again, the cross, I remember her eyes resting on mine when I found out. but a bigger tragedy followed and every single person wanted to bare her burden but she rejected all help, except one close friend to everyone else she turned to stone, I remember her negotiating the rings in gym, she did it of course she was the fastest runner….of all the people she loved the brother she loved the most killed himself. they were only a year apart… last I heard she’d married 7 times

  6. As expected, so insightful and right on the money, literally speaking too. Relative who’s sweetest looking girl since a child. Difficult childhood years, sent to be looked after by old aunt 1-5yrs old, sad look on angelic face. During school years rose like a Phoenix, first in class and became headgirl. Beautiful, smart, and with a boldness in character, many boyfriends followed. First marriage ended in divorce within a year. Affair with married man ended in attempted suicide. Being high achiever career wise in managerial positions, and bosses are her best of friends. Now over men(I’d say), is in stable same sex relationship with head of corporate, power lesbians, been years already looks permanent. Quit job mid-40s to be entrepreneur, doing well and expanding, of course there’s hardwork behind the polished exterior… Not surprised to see number of renowned homosexuals on the list. Me has AC in this same decan, hardly as colorful a life!

  7. Awesome article, Marina. I must read it a few more times to absorb all of your wonderful words. Thank you.

  8. I straddle this 3rd Libra decan as 0:03′ Scorpio…in this life, a foot in both worlds.
    I really appreciate your astrological insights. Thank you.

    1. I feel lucky this year. Maybe I’m over-optimistic, but I do have Jupiter in the 8th for some outside help. We shall see.. ;-}

  9. they certainly want you to see the right side, you don’t say anything but after crossing the line, being seduced, you can’t help but mention how things changed 4months into the friendship, in my case a voluptuous trio of interns suddenly appeared to be living in his house, learning how to save the earth organically. When he fell off the tight-rope, the face that was so on top of things, excited, aggressively orchestrating, in touch with the great super organizing power in the sky, the face crumples into a sad dejected pile, and try as he may to deflect the manure, brush off the suit, regain the old arrogance, he settled for trying to get me to buy the whole package, in contrast becomes better dressed, smarter, up-scale the dates ect. mean while accusing me of being shallow, he isn’t good-looking enough, wealthy enough, all the while forgetting he omitted some important details of his life, said with a straight face, “I’ve always been honest w/ you.”

    1. ‘omitted some important details of his life’ haha! – I have known two men with moon tightly conj Neptune at 23 and 29 deg respectively, and I suppose that exquisitely sensitive AND downright shifty combination in this decan as Marina describes it has got to be all smoke and mirrors. Both have a way of blaming others for whatever disorder they have created, not holding up the mirror so much as projecting their darkness. Both appear totally honest and open, and they are, in the little things, but yes – omit important details to put it mildly.

    2. keeping tabs, my friend did say w/ eyebrows raised, “the word might get out,” his establishment was friends to all, so friendly that they eventually rented near, not to give up the work study post graduate utopia, while a new batch of like minded women stayed at the ‘big house’ with my friend who now sees himself as head lesbian, orchestrating, organizing, pot luck suppers, contra dances etc. must be the Jupiter effect, expanding on the idea.
      Libra dec 2 & 3 are the ‘eye in the sky, very good at finding one if you choose to go missing, with a ‘oh there you are, ‘ and then they talk to ya, insinuating something, guilt trip, but, ready to help, hardly ever bothered by intrusion. my Dec 2 libra son seems to rise out of the floor-boards or ground, something important on his mind, effervescent, bird lover.

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