Virgo Decan 1 ~ Aug 23 to Sep 2 (0º-10º)

Virgo decan 1 is ruled by the Sun in the Chaldean system and Mercury (Virgo) by triplicity. The sun navigates through the constellations of the Great bear, the Dragon and the Sextans from August 23 to September 2. Virgo decan 1 is an odd section of the zodiac since it carries mostly stars that are far from the ecliptic except for just one alpha star in Sextans. These people are a little more ‘far out’ than your average Virgos, some of them almost flip over to their opposite in Pisces.

These seers usually develop their sensitivity after a period of suffering, dutiful caring and even after a broken heart. You will see that none of the stars here are particularly easy or ‘fun’ in any sense at all. It doesn’t mean that these folk are always dour or miserable, (though some can be fantastic Victor Meldrews) they just won’t be your  ‘happy-clappy’  type. Instead, Virgo decan 1 has an ironic, dry sense of humour. They are also good at turning very tragic situations into something humorous.

Guardian Angels, Persephones & Seers

“There is a violent, brooding, malignant side to this area that can manifest in aggression, cruelty and malevolence. Set against tropical Virgo’s equally strong will-to-good, these stars force clear good-or-evil choices on their heirs. It would be well for those born under them to choose their philosophy with care, for once a belief is adopted, it is likely to be followed to the end” [1] Diana K Rosenberg also notes that the stars between 6-8º Virgo have a Saturn/Neptune flavour which I would say goes for the whole of this decan.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the 8 of pentacles. This is a card of commitment and craftmanship. Karmically this will be a life where one pays a lot of attention to detail and completing tasks. Education and scholarships are important and it is about giving something back. In this life however the native must learn “you may be working hard to build a secure future for you and your partner or family. Make sure you remember to go home regularly and make some time for fun and social activities.  The type of person you are, leaves you exposed and vulnerable to becoming a workaholic.  If you let this happen, then it may very well destroy your lovely relationship.  You must work hard at striking the right balance. (This life) you can have both you know!” ~ teachmetarot.

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Virgo Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars

Virgo 00º 29′ ~ Phecda in the rump of Ursa Major the Great Bear. 2.5*
Virgo 01º 04′ ~ Megrez in Ursa Major the Great Bear. 3.4
Virgo 03º 40′ ~ El Kophrah in the hind quarters of Ursa Minor the Great Bear. 3.8
Virgo 04º 07′ ~ Alpha Sextans in the Sextant of Uranae. 4.5
Virgo 06º 13’ ~ Spindle Galaxy Sextans. Super massive Black Hole. 8.8
Virgo 06º 39′ ~ Alula Borealis in the hind foot of Ursa Major the Great Bear. 3.7
Virgo 07º 21′ ~ Alula Australis in the hind foot of Ursa Major the Great Bear. 3.9
Virgo 07º 21′ ~ Thuban in the tail of Draco the Dragon. 3.6
Virgo 08º 56′ ~ Alioth in the root of the tail of Ursa Major the Great Bear. 1.7
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.

Ascendant Virgo 1

Thuban 7º ~ (Heliacal rising star) “A person who is aware that they are protecting a treasure, to guard something important be it an idea, a cultural tradition or a physical object” [4]

8 Of pentaclesThe ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Virgo decan 1 the ‘Persephone/Isis’ devoted behaviour will be most notable in love relationships. Virgo decan 1 being ruled by the Sun make them so luminous that they tend to attract quite dark Plutonic partners. Maybe this is simply to get them to loosen their apron strings or corset. Nature always seeks a balance. To outsiders, they look like they are getting involved with one “wrong un” after another, but actually if anyone can deal with the dark side, it’s a very evolved Virgo decan 1. But this is the nub, they do have to be very self-aware. Like Persephone, innocence does them no favours at all. They have to go into the underworld, and even be “raped” by the world in order for them to awaken to the fact that there ARE nasty, evil people out there. Not everyone has Virgo’s pure, clean heart. These folk feel very protective of their partners are regard them as something very precious. The melancholia is also very apparent in these folk as the ascendant is the first impression people will get of a person’s birth chart. There are quite a few philanthropists and dare I say it “do-gooders” born with this decan rising as well as writers, philosophers and moralists in the list below. Some of the more ‘far out’ Virgos are seen in Copernicus and Cannon.

ASCENDANT VIRGO 1 EXAMPLES: Nicolaus Copernicus, Edwin Hubble, Dolores Cannon, Cyril Fagan, Henry the VIII of UK, Albert Prince Consort, Justin Trudeau, Lyndon B Johnston, Dwight .D. Eisenhower, Henry Ford, Elena Ford, Betty Ford, Titus Salt, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Madonna, Freddy Mercury, Donna Summer, Paul Simon, Siouxsie Sioux, John Cage, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci, Woody Allen, Uma Thurman, Marlene Dietrich, Fay Dunaway, Peter Sellers, Montgomery Clift, Tim Robbins, Eddie Fisher, Lena Zavaroni, Pebbles Santiago, Dolly Neimans, Patty Hearst, Marie Duplessis, Pele, Guillaume Apollinaire, Charles Baudelaire, Agatha Christie, J.R.R Tolkien, Albrecht Durer, Diego Rivera, Antonio Gaudi, Amedeo Mogdiliani, Antione de Saint-Exupery, Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa, Pierre/Marie Curie Davison.

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Sun Virgo 1

Thuban 7º ~ “One who finds, collects or gives a treasure. To instinctively collect information or things, the need to avoid meanness with your knowledge or resources. A national treasure receives attention.” [4]

Usually, this placement is one of humble service with an intense dedication and thoroughness in their life’s purpose. These folk are very hard workers tend not to have a large ego unless other factors in their chart suggest this. Their perfectionism and excellence mean that they can rise very high in their chosen career, but they don’t really feel comfortable with praise. Modesty is one of their best traits, but they can sometimes be too self-deprecating. The Sun rules this decan in the Chaldean system, but its brightness is used not to shine for itself, but rather to throw the spotlight onto the talents of others. Sun Virgo 1 feels it is their duty to elevate the less fortunate and with these underdogs they have infinite patience. However, when it comes to their personal life it can be quite a different story. Unfortunately, Sun Virgo 1’s high standards mean that they can actually be hypercritical of those they love the most. The criticism is meant to be constructive and is done out of love and care, but offense is often taken if the partner is very sensitive. The problem is also that Sun Virgo 1 expect their partners to be their equal in terms of perfection. Virgo Sun 1 can punish themselves too severely if they fail to make the grade, and again those closest to them can also bare the brunt of this frustration. This decan has to beware of becoming the opiate for those that it helps and totally draining themselves in service to strangers. Though their devotion is admirable, Sun Virgo 1 often finds that they have no tolerance left in caring for their own family. Relationships can suffer because of this and sometimes these folk find they are better off alone.

SUN VIRGO 1 EXAMPLES: Caligula, Lyndon B Johnson, John McCain, Prince Albert Consort, Maria Montessori, Mother Teresa, Dorothy Parker, Mary Shelley, Tim Burton, Sean Connery, Richard Gere, Ingrid Bergman, Salma Hayek, Keanu Reeves, River Phoenix, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Grint, Stephen Fry, Lily Tomlin, Macaulay Culkin, Michael Jackson, Jean-Michel Jarre, Florence Welch, Van Morrison, Barry Gibb, Billy Ray Cyrus, Charlie Parker, LeAnn Rimes, Shania Twain, Shirley Manson, Gene Simmons, Mia Zapata, John Phillips, Edward Gein, Claudia Schiffer, Guillaume Apollinaire, Johann Von Goethe, Leonard Bernstein, Paulo Coelho.

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48 thoughts on “Virgo Decan 1 ~ Aug 23 to Sep 2 (0º-10º)

  1. Hi,
    Could you please explain how Virgo Decan 1 is ruled by the Sun rather than Mercury?

    Also, now that Regulus has precessed into Virgo, should it be included in the list of related Fixed Stars?

    Thank you so very much for your knowledge and insight.

  2. Thanks. I just updated it and added this NOTE to the decans page. “I started off just using the Chaldean/Egyptian rulership system for the decans, but am also now adding the triplicity system onto the new versions as I complete them. The old ones mostly still need updating.”

    As for Regulus. I though about this and decided to keep it in Leo for now since all the stars positions for all the decans are based on their year 2000 position. Everyone reading this blog for at least the next 15 years will have their Regulus in Leo. The vast majority will, even in the next 30 years. In the mundane world, most people in power and the world we live in is still shaped by the generations with Regulus in Leo. The sky moves, but very, very slowing, but my interpretations should be good for another 50 years as these new shift take generations to unfold in those born with the new sign change.

    When I’m gone someone else will have to take this material and update it I suppose! Much of the interpretation come from the rulership, especially for the planets in the decan, and that does not change thankfully.

  3. I have Juno on 0 Virgo (with Phecda, and by now Regulus has joined her too). My Mercury is at 4Vir36, with Alpha Sextans.
    I would never have thought that Virgo could be the location of my psychic sensitivity, but everything you say here is true for me – this unfortunately includes the darker side of your analysis/interpretation; my will-to-good and the brooding malignancy do battle with each other. If I didn’t know about karma, the bad side would sometimes win, I think. Seeing that Regulus zaps you if you give in to vengefulness, I would say that this is a pretty dangerous decan.

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