Aquarius Decan 2 is ruled by Mercury. The fixed stars reside in the goat, the crane, the swan, the southern fish and the dolphin. The Sun aligns with these stars from approximately January 30 until February 9. This is a gentle breed of water bearer, things are a little mellower here, but it doesn’t mean this section is any less eccentric than Aquarius Decan 1. There is still the famous Aquarian rebelliousness; only here it is masked with a milder manner. In Aquarius decan 2 we find the brooding and sometimes insolent Aquarians. These are the folk who dig their fixed-sign heels in real deep if you try to push them. This they are able too while beaming an arresting electric grin at you. This is the Uranian smile that zaps you into rapidly backing off from the pushing. Willpower is very strong here and we get great success from this decan mainly because they are too darn stubborn to be swayed from pursuing their goals. This section is influenced by the actual water bearer itself with Albali in the left hand of Aquarius, this star in Arabic means “The good fortune of the swallower”, curiously named because this star appears to absorb the light of some of the stars in Capricorn’s horns nearby. Maybe this gives this decan the ability to restructure and modernize someone else’s work.
These are the ice kings and queens of the zodiac, if you dump them there will be no drama, no yelling or unbecoming sobbing. How uncouth! These subjects will simply glide away without a fuss or ruffled feather. It literally is water off the ducks back for these aquatic birds. Their valuable self-respect has to remain intact no matter what. However, don’t think for one minute you have got away with it, these subjects have a way of getting revenge similar to fellow fixed sign Scorpio, and just like Scorpio, this punishment is served stone cold! Because of decan 2’s cool-as-a-cucumber demeanor and elevated heads, they are sometimes accused of being snobs.
Stately Ducks & Professional Cranes
Yes they are aspirational like Aquarius decan 1, but their sensitive feelings keep them human and make them more sympathetic than your typical Aquarian. This could be due to the presence of the constellation of the southern fish, which also houses the mystical and imaginative star Fomalhaut. The water bearer in the sky stands upon this fish and the water from Aquarius’s urn pours into his open mouth. According to Staal, “The fish drinks the waters of the flood to save the world.” I believe Aquarius’s humanitarian, saviour-like qualities come through strongly in this decan due to Fomalhaut’s influence even if the star no longer resides here. Some of the celebrities like Barack Obama or Jim Morrison carry a messianic-like quality about them. Remember the symbol for Christianity is also the fish.
Apart from Armus, most of the stars here are shy and placid, The Dolphin, Crane, Fish and Swan are all animals that spend time in or on water. Even Capricorn has a fish’s tail, so this decan really does form a bridge between air and water. Aquarians aren’t noted for their sensitivity, but I beg to differ when it comes to Aquarius decan 2. Their soppy side is kept hidden though, and they will tend to bottle up their feelings. Aquarius decan 2 can be surprisingly shy, but also coyly “come hither”. These folk are quietly alluring, peeping at you with an inviting twinkle in their eye. These folk are the unexpectedly super-sexy, magnetic Aquarians, in a sign not really noted for its sex appeal (Compared to those notorious fiery or earthy signs.) There is an ethereal romance here also with the influence of the constellation of Cygnus. The Swan is a bittersweet bird with its lovely white feathers cloaking a jet black skin. Both the Swan and the Crane share long, regal necks, so there is something very stately about them. Aquarius decan 2 are proud and hold their head high through the most traumatic of situations. But these folk also have very high expectations of their spouses and may give them a hard time if they don’t match up to the Aquarian decan 2 ideal. In their disappointment and despair, Aquarius decan 2 may have no shame in using rather extreme tactics to get their spouse to “man-up”. These folk can find themselves the long suffering partner of someone with “great potential” but with addiction problems or some other handicap. At its worst, the “stuck-up”, tall-necked aspect of the Swan and the Crane may even subconsciously pick weak partners in order to feel superior.