Virgo Decan 3 ~ Sep 13 to 22 (20º-30º)


Virgo Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

Virgo 21º 37′ ~ Denebola in the tail of Leo the Lion. 2.2*
Virgo 22º 37′ ~ Alpha Antila in the Air Pump. 4.4
Virgo 23º 08′ ~ Avior in the keel of Argo Navis the Great Ship. 1.7
Virgo 23º 41′ ~ Alkes in the base of Crater the cup. 4.2
Virgo 24º 34′ ~ Cor Caroli in hunting hound Chara in Cane Venatici. 2.9
Virgo 26º 41′ ~ Labrum in the lip of Crater the cup. 3.8
Virgo 26º 56′ ~ Alkaid in the tail of Ursa Major the Great Bear. 1.9
Virgo 27º 10′ ~ Zavijava in the left wing of Virgo the Virgin. 3.8
Virgo 28º 12′ ~ Markeb in the sails of Argos Navis the Great Ship. 2.6
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.

Virgo Decan 3 ~ General Meaning

Virgo decan 3 is ruled by Mercury and Venus (Taurus triplicity). The Sun sails through the Lion, the Air Pump, the Great Ship, the Cup and the Great Bear from September 13 to 22. Here we find the famous sharp minds, researchers, perfectionists and organisers. There are some harsh and unfortunate stars here associated with natural disasters and death alongside the holy grail and the ships bellowing sails. It is fitting that this decan of Virgo contains such sharp contrasts since it is ruled by Mercury the mediator between the earth and the underworld. It’s very black and white here.

Virgo Decan 3The unfortunate influence probably comes as a result of our Virgo’s not paying attention to natural law and working themselves into the ground. If one does not take control of regulating oneself, then something from the outside will do it in a more dramatic way, similar to the effects of a Uranus transit. Mercury ruled Virgo decan 3 live on their nerves.

They burn a lot of calories just worrying! Their mind is so white hot you can sometimes see quicksilver flashing behind their eyeballs. The problem with having such a strong mind is that their belief program then controls everything. A skeptical Virgo will be very hard to rewire and some find it really hard to trust their intuition, even though they actually have a very fine prophetic ability.

Healing ‘Harlots’ & Skeptics

The big challenge for Virgo decan 3 is getting both sides of the brain working in balance. They should be naturals at this but somehow, in our left-brain dominated world, they have allowed that sharp logical side of their head to take over and not even for their own benefit.

Virgos are prime workers since they are dutiful, self-sacrificial, have fantastic brains. Just what the power elite prey on. You can bet that successful IT companies are stuffed full of Virgo decan 3 drones working their magic, while their Pluto bosses take all the credit and lap up the profit.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the ten of pentacles. This decan of Virgo is probably the most commercially successful and this is reflected in the meaning of this card. It shows abundance, thriving, high achievement and solid foundations. Karmically this card can suggest marrying into money due to having had helped that family in a past life. “Here we are looking at success, prosperity and abundance on many levels.  This Card suggests you have done or will do very well for yourself, not by chance, but by working very hard to achieve it.  Wealth and strong financial security are indicated, and more than likely here to stay, as you have well prepared for this time and have done the essential groundwork.” ~ Teachmetarot

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Denebola 21º ~ “ Honor and preferment with danger, public disgrace and finally ruin, disease, fevers and acute ailments.” [4a]
Alkes 23º ~ ” A person who is a vessel, one who cares something for others. To hold something for others, be it story-telling, art, music, insights or visions. A national treasure is revealed.” [5]

10 of pentaclesSome formidable leaders grace the list below in a sign that is not generally seen as being pushy or bossy in any way. But we forget the sidereal overlap of the constellation of Leo with its angry swat of a lion’s tail.

Yes, this Virgo can dish out punishment and authoritarianism as well as any Aries, Capricorn or Leo. Austin Coppock also finds more untypical Virgo behaviour with the Sun here

“Though often possessed of reserved dispositions, many are subject to wild episodes, for they know that their lives are finite. At times they are liberated by this sense of finity, while at others they rage against it.” [6]

Again this mirrors the action of Denebola the lion’s tail. The stars in the great ship make these folk explorers too and they have a wanderlust that makes them loathed to plant very deep roots despite being an earth sign. The Isis-like devotion to their mates is evident too in some of the subjects below, even when that mate has Plutonic addiction issues. The self-cleansing action of the air-pump and watery Alkes will help to rejuvenate those with their Sun here. We are approaching the equinox where the sun falls into the underworld at 0º Libra, so the ability to resurrect is part of the personality of Sun Virgo 1 also.

SUN VIRGO 3 EXAMPLES: Elizabeth I, Genghis Khan, Confucius, Augustus, Heinrich Agrippa, Prince Harry, Bilawal Zadari Bhutto, Eva Braun, Kevin Rudd, Oliver Stone, Lauren Bacall, Sophia Loren, Greta Garbo, Larry Hagman, Bill Murray, Jeremy Irons, Tommy Lee Jones, Mickey Rourke, Peter Falk, Amy Winehouse, Nick Cave, Julio Iglesias, Katie Melua, Morten Harket, Andrea Bocelli, Leonard Cohen, Liam Gallagher, Joan Jett, Billy Piper, Stella McCartney, Twiggy, Shirley Conran, Stephen King, Fay Weldon, H.G Wells, Agatha Christie, George R. R Martin, Roald Dahl, David Copperfield, Ronaldo.

1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.56.
2 & 3 Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 p.41 & p. 219
4a & b Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson. 1923 p.161 & p.175
5. Star & Planet Combinations. Bernadette Brady. p.104
6. The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock. p. 153

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44 thoughts on “Virgo Decan 3 ~ Sep 13 to 22 (20º-30º)”

  1. I have Jupiter at 26 Virgo.
    A lot of what you say applies to me!
    When I was younger, I lived on my nerves, and I still waste energy worrying. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve said to a friend that my intuition has never steered me wrong – the only problem being that I have not always listened to it, and have consequently fallen into a number of disasters, due to my mind not taking the time to STOP (or at least SLOW DOWN!!) and listen to my inner voice.
    I had a mostly successful career in IT, and used my left brain too much, at the expense of my right brain, even though I am left handed. I must say though, that for problem solving I used my right brain when and as appropriate.
    You are right in saying that IT is stuffed full of Virgo decan 3’s!
    I married into money, though not deliberately.
    Strong financial security? Definitely not! Though I earned a fair bit, the money ran through my fingers like water! Probably because the only aspects to my Jupiter are squares.
    Did you notice that the pentacles on the Tarot card are drawn in the pattern of the sephiroth on the Tree of Life?
    A great analysis, Marina – but then that’s par for the course with you. Thank you for this one.

    • Thanks for the feedback on this. I will be adding Jupiter and Saturn meanings eventually! What houses does Jupiter rule for you?
      Yep, we have been conditioned not to listen to our intuition.

  2. Hello there!
    Thank you you the work and the share.
    It is very interesting. But, although I am a third decan Virgo (17th Sept), I do not recognise mystery lf in this description.
    I am neither professionally successful not financially comfortable nor married in a wealthy family (quote the opposite although we are not married but have children together), anyway… It is more the opposite. I struggle to even find a secure job (let alone a vocation) and I’m always struggling money-wise, too.
    I also am not at all black or white. More in the middle, always seeking compromises between all possibilities in all areas of life. Always seeking new angles of view….

    Is it normal that I am so far from your description? What could change the deal so much, for me?

    • You are so much more than just your Sun sign! So yes it is normal not to be so true to this archetype. Maybe if you had a whole stellium here it would be a different matter. This is just one layer of the cake. If all the other layers are, say, chocolate, then your vanilla layer will be overwhelmed by all the others. For these decan ebooks, my job is to get the essence out of the separate ingredients. Then during a reading I look at the whole chart and show where this archetype may play out, if at all, and what is overpowering it!

  3. Very interesting but just rember that’s your opinion mate, we may be secretive sluts but we’re also loyal to the right one, if its the wrong guy well then NEXT!!

  4. What a terrific post, Marina! I now understand, not only my Jupiter at 26 Virgo, but a part of myself that I would never have looked for in the Virgo part of my chart.


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