Virgo Decan 1 ~ Aug 22 to Sep 2 (0º-10º)

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.

Virgo Decan 1 ~ General Meaning

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.

Virgo decan 1These 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]


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

Phecda 0º In conjunction with planetary malefics, it is said that this star is a possible cause of “a great bloodbath”. In conjunction with Neptune and provided relevant configurations with Moon, Venus and Mars are present, it is an indication of a pathological sex nature.” Phecda alongside Megrez 1º and Alioth 8º at the end of this decan are three of the seven stars of the famous big dipper. This is one of the most easily recognisable sights in the night sky.


Virgo Decan 1 ~ Planets & Angles

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]

8 Of pentaclesUsually, 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.


The fixed star Regulus entered Virgo in November 2011.
1. Secrets Of The Ancient Skies. Diana K Rosenberg
2. Brady’s Book Of Fixed Stars. Bernadette Brady. P 135
4. Star & Planets Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p.238.
5. The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock. p 142

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