Aquarius Decan 2 is ruled by Mercury (Gemini triplicity). 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 8. 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.
Stately Ducks & Professional Cranes
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..
Aquarius Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars
Aquarius 11º 43′ ~ Albali in the left hand of Aquarius the Water Bearer 3.8 *
Aquarius 12º 44′ ~ Armus in the heart of Capricornus the Goat 4.9
Aquarius 13º 51′ ~ Dorsum on the back of Capricornus the Goat 4.2
Aquarius 15º 54′ ~ Alnair in Grus the Crane 2.2
Aquarius 16º 16′ ~ Delta Cygnus in Cygnus the Swan 2.9
Aquarius 16º 20′ ~ Rotanev in the head of Delphinius the Dolphin 3.7
Aquarius 17º 15′ ~ Iota Pisces Australis in the Southern Fish 4.3
Aquarius 17º 23′ ~ Sualocin in the head of Delphinus the Dolphin 3.9
Aquarius 18º 07′ ~ Delta Delphinius in the Dolphin 4.5
* Magnitude & Star positions for the year 2000.
Sun Aquarius 2
The Sun has no dignity in this decan and in detriment in Aquarius. Unfortunately there are no powerful stars here to boost the ego either. What I take this to mean is that early in life these folk have difficulty owning their sovereignty. The Sun here feels uncomfortable being accepted in the cut and thrust of “regular” society. Their lack of self-confidence means that they find it very hard to “wheel and deal” when confronted with arrogant boardroom “players”. Often these folk come across like overly trusting, naive children unless they have other more earthy and ruthless configurations in their chart. As Sun in Aquarius 2 matures and gains wisdom, they learn to find their “people” and begin to feel accepted. They blossom once others value their unique approach to life and give them positive feedback to be their kooky, sensitive, dreamy self in all its glory.