Aquarius decan 3 is ruled by the Moon. It brings the confrontation of the old with the new, this is the most revolutionary and edgy decan of Aquarius. The Sun travels through the goat, the foal, the water-bearer, the swan and the male water-snake from approximately February 9 to 18. This decan marry’s the swan’s unbridled imagination (and libido) with the transformative spiralling tail of the sea-goat. The tail is known as “The Gate Of Gods” which was said to be the portal of ascension back to heaven. Therefore this area is a departure gate, the last boundary between one dimension and another. Saturn rules both Aquarius and Capricorn and is the last planet one can see with the naked eye. It has no illusions and is plain speaking. This is Aquarius at its most scientific and sceptical, but at the same time is open to explore other realms, it just needs to test them out first. This testing is very marked in everything they do.
Decan 3 Aquarians test limits, push boundaries and most of all test peoples patience! The goats influence here is at its most capricious and devilish, mainly because of the swan’s poetic influence. These are the flirty, Aquarians, the ones with a “horny” sex drive and seductive pan pipes! Remember the sea-goat was originally the god pan. The swan is artistic, the male water-snake is sleazy and the goat loves a good romp, so this is the typical bohemian hedonist and seducer. This decan works so hard, it believe it has also earned itself the right to play hard too.
Decan 3 Aquarians can be skittish and playful like the foal. Some of them, despite their intelligence can manage to come across as real airheads. I love the now obsolete constellation of the air balloon used to be around here. Others are more like the “Devil-may-care” Fool in the tarot, a wondering troubador with a dash of Peter Pan thrown in. They tend to push their luck but somehow get away with it through a blend of genuine innocence and sheer good fortune. Sadalsuud is the 2nd brightest in this sector and known as the “Luckiest of the Lucky”. Robson though seems to think this star also causes “trouble and disgrace.” This is probably due to its flighty nature and unconventional behaviour. It’s influences seem to cause domestic trouble, difficulties in marriage, intrigues, home wrecking, “peculiar marital conditions..” Yes, we get the picture. This is the Aquarian famous commitment phobia. They dump you, but then want to keep the cake and eat it. So you get the line. “ But we’ll still see each other, you’re my best friend!…”
The brightest star in Aquarius decan 3 is Deneb Algedi in the fish-tail, The “Fortunate one” and “Bringer of good news”, it seems to sway between one extreme to another as Robson finds “It is said to cause beneficence and destructiveness, sorrow and happiness, and life and death.” Very often Aquarius decan 3 lives on a knife-edge, as I said earlier, here is the revolutionary and activist, always on the frontline of change.
Aquarius Fixed Stars
Aquarius 21º 47’ ~ Nashira in the fish-tail of Capricornus.
Aquarius 23º 07’ ~ Kitalpha in Equuleus the foal
Aquarius 23º 24’ ~ Sadalsuud in the left shoulder of Aquarius.
Aquarius 23º 33’ ~ Deneb Algedi in the fish-tail of Capricornus.
Aquarius 24º 50’ ~ Sador in the breast of Cygnus the swan.
Aquarius 27º 45’ ~ Gienah in the wing of Cygnus the swan.
Aquarius 29º 10’ ~ Delta Hydrus in Hydrus the male water snake*
These people are the innovators, the breakers of moulds and societies catalysts for change. A restless, experimental, inventive mind will bring success in their career but inevitably their personal life suffers. It is very hard for these subjects to get excited about mundane, domestic matters and they are often accused of being cool, distant and distracted by their family. They get bored very easily and need constant novelty. Some are in such a constant state of flux that it is difficult for them to put down the roots necessary for a stable homelife. They may operate better as the eternal bachelor or bachelorette or need a very open minded partner.
Deneb Algedi is also known as the “Judicial Point of the Goat”. Capricorn has a strong air of authority and can be quite judgemental and critical of others who do not share their high standards. Even though these people might be pretty unconventional, they do have their own moral code that they adhere to quite rigidly. Decan 3 is where Aquarian stubbornness excels. They are very much all or nothing, they do not commit to anything easily because they know how vacillating they can be. Conversely when they do finally jump in, you can expect rock solid immovability. Be patient, it really will be worth the wait if you can stomach the manic Saturn testing. They just have to lock themselves in their lab, conduct a multitude of experiments, then run you through the study over and over again until they are satisfied with the results.
When those Aquarian Peter Pans who do manage to grow up, the sudden change is often extreme and shocking. One day their Aquarian friend was a punky, leather-clad, chain-smoking, hard drinking reactionary the next they are a teetotal, clean-cut, respected, pillar of the community. Sometimes it can happen the other way round of course with the midlife crisis turning a “goody-two-shoes” into a debauched drop-out.
Whether they are extreme rebels or uptight conservatives Aquarius decan 3 will stay true to themselves above all else. Sometime they are purposely contrary to the mainstream because they just want to make a point about being an individual, so if everyone is wearing suits they will turn up in jeans and vice versa. They enjoy breaking the rules and toying with convention. Their purpose is to forever question and provoke the status quo. Aquarius decan 3 cannot abide sheep mentality or “Keeping up with the Jones.” That’s not to say they aren’t impressed with high status. It just has to be done their way! Decan 3 Aquarius can also be a great inverted snob, so they will be impressed with niche markets, exclusive clubs, boutiques, cults, and anything cool and anti-populist.
Aquarius Decan 3 Celebrities
Sun: Jennifer Aniston, Yoko Ono, Alex Jones, Thomas Edison, Robbie Williams, Jimmy Hoffa, Joe Pesci, John Travolta, Matt Dillon, Mia Farrow, Peter Gabriel, Barry Humphries, Barbara Hand-Clow, Burt Reynolds, Carol King, Cybil Shepard, Greta Scacchi, Sonny Bono, Philip Glenister, Michael Elphick, Sir Thomas More.
Moon: Woody Allen, Victoria Beckham, Uma Thurman, Timothy Leary, Sophia Loren, Ryan O’Neal, Richard Nixon, Diana Princess Of Wales, Paul Klee, Kevin Kline, Joanne Woodward, Jennifer Jason-Leigh, Jayne Mansfield, Glenn Close, Dane Rudhyar, Anne Summers, Newman/Woodward Davison.
Ascendant: Stewart Granger, Spike Milligan, Russell Crowe, Margot Fonteyn, Karl Marx, Jimmy Hoffa, Jay leno, Janice Joplin, Harvey Milk, Giorgio Moroder, Christina Aguilera, Catherine the Great, Audrey Hepburn, Andy Gibb, Andrea Dworkin.