Have you ever wondered why you as a Leo act differently from some of your other Leo counterparts? Have you ever wondered why you prefer some Leo’s over others? All Leos share the commonality of the sun rulership, but did you know that within the zodiac sign of Leo there are planetary sub rulers marked by decans? Each of the zodiac signs has three divisions with its own secondary rulers. These secondary rulers accent the Leo sun energy with additional planetary energy. Continue to read on to find out your Leo decan and how it adds a splash of something different to your Leo energy.
The Decans in Astrology
The concept of the decans in astrology is linked to the Egyptian astrologer Ptolemy. Basically, a decan is a section of a sign marked by specific degrees. Each zodiac sign is composed of 30 degrees and within these 30 degrees are three sections of 10 degrees which makes up the three decans of each zodiac sign. In all, there are 36 decans that cover the 360 degrees of astrological energies.Read More »
The Leo Decans
The following is an overview of the three Leo decans, the degrees and dates, and the secondary planetary sub-rulers.
Leo First Decan
Dates: July 22-July 31
Planetary Subruler: Sun & Saturn/Leo & Capricorn
As the first decan of Leo, this is considered the super Leo! Individuals born under this decan are the embodiment of Leo energy with a dash of Saturn’s influence. Because of the intensified solar energy, these are the Leos that are more likely to want attention, they expect to be the center of attention. Also, the influence of Saturn means that these Leos will insist on control. When operating at their highest vibration, this Leo decan radiates a warm presence as the heart energy under this Leo decan is amplified. However, the ego is also amplified. First decan Leos appear to constantly seek external approval and can be quite dramatic. At their best, first decan Leos are some of the most warm-hearted and creative of their sign. At their worst, they can be egotistical, self-centered, narcissistic, bossy, and controlling.
For additional information about how the Sun and Saturn impact the expression of your Leo energy, check the sign and house position of the Sun and Saturn in your natal chart.
Famous First Leo Decans-Jennifer Lopez, Daniel Radcliffe, Anna Paquin, Laurence Fishburne, Sandra Bullock, Terry Crews, Maya Rudolph, Mick Jagger, and Vivica A. Fox.
Leo Second Decan
Dates: August 1-August 10
Second decan Leos have Jupiter as their co-ruler. This lends a Sagittarius vibe to the existing Leo energy. With Jupiter as their sub ruler, these Leos could be described as having a stroke of luck running up their butts. Their bright, sunshiny demeanors are further supported by their buoyant, optimistic perspectives on life. This group of Leos could also have an interest in religion, philosophy, a love for travel. The combination of solar and Jupiter energy can create a personality that enjoys taking risks, so these individuals should be wary of gambling away their life fortunes as the Sun/Jupiter influence can inflate confidence for better or worse. At their best, the second decan Leos are some of the most optimistic, cheerful, inspiring people you will ever meet. At their worse, this particular group of Leos can have the unfortunate combination of egoism with a classic case of foot and mouth disease courtesy of Sagittarian bluntness.
For additional information about how Jupiter impacts the expression of your Leo energy, check the sign and house position of Jupiter in your natal chart.
Famous Second Leo Decans-Tony Bennett, Meghan Markle, Barack Obama, Charlize Theron, Dustin Hoffman, Whitney Houston, Jason Momoa, Kylie Jenner, Michael Ealy, and Martha Stewart.
Leo Third Decan
Dates: August 11-August 22
Planetary Subruler: Mars/Aries
The final decan of Leo has Mars as a sub ruler making them the ultimate fighters of the Leos. Of all of the Leos, these are the most courageous, pioneering, and ambitious. These individuals are not likely to want anyone to tell him what to do because the combination of Leo’s fixed nature with Martian desire to be number one increases stubbornness as well as the desire to do things on their own terms. These are the go-getters of all the Leo counterparts, and if they set their attention on something, success is guaranteed. At their best, these Martian co-ruled Leos are some of the most direct, upfront, warm-hearted people you will ever meet. You will know where you stand with a third decan Leo as they will make sure of it! At their worst, this group of Leos can be very competitive, combative (especially if their intentions are thwarted and/or their egos are bruised), and they can be quite emotionally temperamental due to the Martian influence.
For additional information about how Mars impacts the expression of your Leo energy, check the sign and house position of Mars in your natal chart.
Famous Third Leo Decans-Chris Hemsworth, Mila Kunis, Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, Robert de Niro, Madonna, John Stamos, Demi Lovato, Joe Jonas, Angela Bassett, and Anthony Anderson.
So, which Leo decan are you? Do you see how your applicable co-ruling planet impacts the expression of your Leo energy? Don’t sleep on decans! They are a great way to learn about the additional energies that influence sun sign expression.