Aries decan 2 is ruled by the Sun in both the Chaldean system and by triplicity. (Leo). The Sun firmly leads the way through this decan from approximately March 31 to April 9 depending on the year. This is where Aries gets regal, for here we have the King, the Princess, a Sea Monster, a Dragon and a Star Measurer. These people follow no leaders and work best as their own boss or taking command over others.
Aries decan 2 desperately wants to shine and be respected for rising to the top of their field. They can be seen as quite ruthless in pushing past those they perceive are holding them back from their ultimate throne, but that is a misconception! This decan simply lacks the charm to sugar-coat its instructions and doesn’t bother to conceal its ambitious manoeuvres like more sneaky minded decans. What you see is what you get.
Jail Breakers & Simmering Queens
This decan can be brutally honest which can get Aries decan 2 into trouble even if its in the best interests of those they are trying to direct. Despite the rulership of the Sun, this decan is not so ego-driven as you might think, but they do have to be their own sovereign. In traditional astrology the Sun is exalted in Aries. Austin Coppock calls this decan “The Crown” and says “Applied magically, this decan has tremendous power. It is the power to generate the world of your choosing, and to be its sovereign. It is the key to creating realities that do not obey the laws of the collective reality field in which the exist.” 
Aries decan 2 have a horror of being chained down to anything, needing absolute freedom to fly where they will. If you try to restrict them in any way, you will experience some of this decans flaming hot temper. The Furnace and the Sea Monster here can bring rages out of nowhere; usually triggered by someone trying to restrict their movement in some way. Controlling Aries decan 2’s whereabouts is a huge ‘no-no.’ Try telling your teenage ram she is grounded if you want to witness an exploding oven (Fornax!). They will do anything, anything, to escape, so daring feats like breaking out of a second floor bedroom window are not unknown. Aries decan 2 is the ultimate in being oppositional to prove a point, no one is going to take away their sovereignty! They will rally round the troops to defend their rights and have the uncanny knack of getting everyone on their side at a moments notice.
Aries Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars
Aries 11º 45 ~ Eta Cetus in Cetus the Sea Monster 3.6*
Aries 12º 47’ ~ Alderamin in the right shoulder of Cepheus the King 2.6
Aries 13º 59′ ~ Zeta Cepheus in Cepheus the King. 3.6
Aries 14º 19’ ~ Alpheratz in Andromeda the chained Princess’s head 2.2
Aries 16º 14’ ~ Theta Cetus in the Sea Monster 3.6
Aries 16º 20’ ~ Nu Fornax in the Chemical Furnace 4.7
Aries 17º 10’ ~ Nodus II in the 2nd knot of Draco the Dragon 3.2
Aries 17º 37’ ~ Delta Cepheus in the Cepheus the King Var
Aries 17º 50′ ~ Tau Cetus in the Sea Monster 3.8
Aries 19º 36’ ~ Epsilon Reticulum in the Star Measurer 4.4
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000
Sun Aries 2
Alpheratz 14º “Honor, preferment and favors from others.”  “ If connected to the Sun, the native can easily become unpopular and can be toppled over.”  “Independent and freedom loving. To be self employed, or otherwise free to dictate the contents of ones day.” 
The Sun is exalted in this decan so it does supremely well here as you can tell by the many superstars with this placement. Wether the proximity to Alpheratz has the effect of making the subject unpopular is debatable of as here are some examples of those who have the Sun conjunct Alpheratz: Eddie Murphy (00′), Doris Day (09′) Marlon Brando (10′), Max Ernst (25′), Helmut Kohl (34′), Robert Downey Jr (56′), Serge Gainsbourg (1º 05′), Camila Paglia (1º09′), Emile Zola (1º11′), Debbie Reynolds (1º17′), Agnetha Faltskog (1º30′). Maybe they have yet to be toppled or other aspects in their chart give them some protection from this potential. My theory here is that these folk are no wall flowers, so you either love or hate them. Exaltation has the effect of making someone almost too good to be true. It may be that these folk suffer in their private lives when they cannot live up to the god/goddess image they project onto the silver screen. Maybe we don’t get to see how unpopular they are on an everyday level. The exaltation degree of Aries19º may offer some protection since it is found in this decan. Austin Coppock mentions the great leadership quality here but also see’s extremes. He says that these subjects “possess the ability to create a reality and impose it on the world around them. Those with heavily afflicted Suns will feel the opposite is true, and may feel trapped in worlds not of their making. It is of great importance that these natives strive to uncover their true nature, for it is there that their lost power resides.”  Agnetha from the 1970’s super group ABBA, lived her life as a recluse from 1989 to 2004, had a stalker and has only recently returned to singing, though she still shuns publicity. Her Sun opposes Neptune (08′) and is trined by Pluto (45′) on the AC (00′). So I believe you really need to look at what these exalted Suns connect to, as this will modify the interpretation.
SUN ARIES 2 EXAMPLES: Marlon Brando, Heath Ledger, Robert Downey Jr, Russell Crowe, Eddie Murphy, Ewan McGregor, Francis Ford Coppola, Dennis Quaid, Alec Baldwin,Christopher Walken, Debbie Reynolds, Gregory Peck, Anthony Perkins, Jackie Chan, Ali MacGraw, Rory Bremner, Ian Richardson, Helmut Kohl, Hugh Hefner, Agnetha Faltskog, Billie Holiday, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Doris Day, Julian Lennon, Marvin Gaye, Johann Sebastian Bach, Joseph Haydn, Vivienne Westwood, Camile Paglia, Valerie Solanas, Vilma Espin, Betty Ford, Charles Baudelaire, David Frost, Harry Houdini, Serge Gainsbourg, Max Clifford, Nigel Farage, William Wordsworth, Emile Zola, Hans Christian Anderson, Max Ernst, Otto Von Bismarck, Prince William/Kate Middleton Davison.
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