Horoscope Leo 1st Decanate
The first decanate of Leo is pictured among the constellations by CRATER – a furnace, or cup of fire. In this manner did the ancient masters of starry lore portray the fiery love nature of those born under this section of the sky.
Their most notable trait is the desire and ability to rule others. And unless this tendency is restrained there is an inclination to dominate. Yet always there is a powerful love nature. And as love is at the foundation of all achievement, if this love energy can be directed into proper channels, it leads on to success. But due to its strength there is danger of turning to one extreme or the other—either permitting pleasure to dominate the life, or in rebellion at the tendency toward excess to become the avowed ascetic. As neither extreme permits of proper expression of the fine qualities of this decanate the watchword should be moderation.
Hiram Butler, author of “Solar Biology,” who founded and ruled a colony of esoteric students whose efforts largely revolve around sex-repression, was born with the Sun here. Anna B. Kingsford, who wrote “The Perfect Way,” “Clothed with the Sun,” and other works of an occult character, and whose relationship with a prominent organization was severed because of her own dominant views and teachings, was born with the Moon in this decanate. And Adelina Patti, the prima donna, who dominated the multitude through the beauty and power of her voice, was born with this part of Leo as her Ascendant. It is the decanate of RULERSHIP.
C. C. Zain
Agrippa’s Description of the Decan:
A man riding on a Lion; it signifieth boldness, violence, cruelty, wickedness, lust and labours to be sustained.
5 of Wands – Strife:
Violent strife and boldness, rashness, cruelty, violence, lust, desire, prodigality and generosity; depending on whether the card is well or ill dignified.
Card Title: Five of Wands
Esoteric Title: Lord of Strife
Numerical Keywords: 5: Discipline, Clarification, Might
Numerical Attributions: Mars, Red, World, North
Intelligence: Radical Intelligence
Element: Fire (hot, dry)
Elemental Keywords: Energy, Action, Inception
Elemental Attributions: South, Summer, Noon
Astrological Attribution: Saturn in Leo
Dates & Timing: July 22 to August 1
Qabalistic World: Geburah in Atziluth
Translation of World: The Severity of Nobility
Suit Color: Wands-Red
Keywords: Ambition, activity, dangerous games, desire, power struggles, rush of action, clash of will, boldness
Ill-Dignified: Cruelty, violence, lust & desire, lawsuits, contradictions.
Interpretation: Test of strength. Fairly benign, nothing terrible will happen. Situation starts in conflict but has a happy ending. Unstable situation. Someone might loose their temper.
Reversed Interpretation: Frustration with current situation. Situation gets Nasty. Major disputes and arguments. Things are not going your way. Need to apply effort and change plans.
Alan Leo: An entirely new set of experiences will now commence. The native will have his heart awakened, and the feeling side of the nature will be turned from personal attachment into individual feeling and emotion. He will expand his sentiments and make positive and vital his sympathies, according to his growth in evolution. To the truly progressive, love-ties and heart-emotions will be purified in the fire that ever burns in the heart, and the love-nature will be in drawn until it radiates like the Sun, free and powerful, and illuminative to all, To the ordinary individual it means an excess of vitality, a greater love of pleasure, and to the undeveloped profligacy, or an excess of feeling which may run back into sensation. It will give a keen appreciation of the drama, and some ability to imitate and mimic, the mirthful and cheerful side of the nature being now increased; but to all it will give an opportunity to be more magnanimous and generous, to act kindly, and to be more noble and high-spirited than previously. It will give strength and independence, good health and much better prospects; for the ambitions will be laudable, and ever for the higher development of character and general welfare.