Aries Decan 3 are ruled by Venus. The Sun trail blazes through the constellations of the Sea Monster, River, Goldfish, King, Fishes and Princess from April 10 – 20. Although we are in a fire sign you can see we have quite a nautical battle on our hands as Venus was the goddess of love and war in ancient times. So what we end up with is a raging sea and a tsunami of flaming emotions. Aries decan 3 needs to make love not war, but if it can’t make love then the war can get very monstrous indeed.
Bounty Hunters & Black Gold
Nearly all of the stars in Aries decan 3 are given the attributes of Saturn, or Jupiter/Saturn. Everything with these rams is played at epic proportions. It is also very sexual, since we know Jupiter was the biggest nymph chaser of them all. Here we get judgemental folk who sometimes take the law into their own hands. We can also find pirate types and vigilantes here. Of course very ardent lovers also reside in Venus ruled decan 3. None of the unrequited, yearning, courtly love of their neighbours Pisces, but full steam ahead passion. Aries decan 3, on its way to sensual Taurus may get the vote as the most highly sexed of all the decans, but god help us if this huge libido is bottled up. It can be massively self destructive if it is capped with nowhere to flow… Aries decan 3 have a black humour which can be how the sexual frustration is vented out if they are not using this biting energy physically. They are sarcastic and can be bitter in their criticism. True they are bitchy, but they are hilarious with it. Therefore Aries decan 3 can actually make very good money as commentators, critics and raconteurs. It seems the theme of Aries decan 3 is to somehow keep balance while sailing this violent sea. These are the zodiacs bounty hunters. Life at sea can be perilous, gruelling and lonely at times with many setbacks. Aries decan 3 have mixed fortunes, but the most persistent will claim their prize.
Aries 21º 57’ ~ Baten Kaitos in the heart of Cetus the Sea Monster 3.9*
Aries 23º 16’ ~ Acamar in the Eridanus the river 3.4
Aries 24º 13’ ~ Kurdah in the neck of Cepheus the King 4.6
Aries 26º 16’ ~ Delta Dorado in the Goldfish 4.5
Aries 26º 49’ ~ Al Pherg in the cord of the Northern Fish of Pisces 3.7
Aries 27º 51’ ~ Vertex the Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda’s thigh 4.8 [largest stars]
Aries 29º 23’ ~ Alrisha in the knot of Pisces the Fishes 3.9
* Magnitude . Star positions for the year 2000
So we start off with Baten Kaitos in Cetus the Sea Monster or the Whale. Epic proportions indeed. This was the monster sent to devour Andromeda, it gives the Aries ability to command in battle. “To such persons, fate is usually one of change. People influenced thus, tend to depression or dwell on the thought of death. Life often is full of humiliation, renunciation and obstacles.” The Saturn effect is of this star is plain to see, but if there are helpful aspects in the rest of the chart and they manage to battle on Aries decan 3 come out as life’s survivors and stronger for it. Acamar in the river is another Saturn star and more fortunate since it gives “Success in public office, ecclesiastical success.” Robson says the constellation itself that it gives a “love of knowledge and science, much travel and many changes, a position of authority, but danger of accidents especially at sea and of drowning” (See Titanic.). Again consider the rest of the chart for the “drowning”.
Next up we have Kurdah in the neck of the stern King Cepheus. This is where the mix of Saturn and Jupiter come out strongly, Robson states “ It gives authority and a sober mind, sometimes making its natives judges or arbitrators, but exposes to cruel and severe trials.” Manilus gives an interesting interpretation of Cepheus. He regards the King as a tragic actor, whose pen is drenched in blood and the paper (His audience) “no less will revel in the spectacle of crime and catastrophe in human affairs.” and “On stage he will take the part of Romans or the mighty heroes of myth; he will assume every role himself, one after another, and in his single person represent a crowd”. So where Aries decan 1 is dramatic in a glitzy, glamorous, flamboyant way, Aries decan 3 is melo-drama. Darker and richer.
Dorado is an interesting little constellation, which was also at one point the swordfish. Dorado comes from the Latin “to gild”, so there is some wealth to be found in this zone. But it seems one has to fight for it or money brings pain, like an inheritance. (See Jacqueline Kennedy.) Frances Newton (Sun) murdered her husband and children for their life insurance money. Al Pherg in the cord of Pisces shows he who persists, triumphs in the end if one’s action are just; This star is “Of the nature of Saturn and Jupiter. It gives preparedness, steadiness, determination and final success.” The gorgeous spiral galaxy of Andromeda is sited in Vertex in the Princesses thigh. It has no astrological interpretation, but it is one of the wonders of the sky. Visible as a cloud to the naked eye, it contains one trillion stars. So we have yet another treasure in this decan, as a reward for all the battles and trails. Alrisha is the knot that holds the two fishes of Pisces together. They are swimming in different directions.
Sun: Victoria Beckham, Titanic Hits Iceberg, Jeffrey Archer, Spike Milligan, Peter Ustinov, Paloma Picasso, Omar Sharif, Liz Renay, Frances Newton, Blake Fielder-Civil, David Tennant, Gary Kasparov, Jayne Mansfield, June & Jennifer Gibbons, Henry Mancini, Hayley Mills, Edie Sedgewick, Emile Durkheim, Charlie Chaplin, Brady/Hindley Davison.
Moon: Barbara Cartland, Joe Pesci, Jerry Hall, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Pamela Anderson Lee, Nigella Lawson, Malcolm X, Rodney King, Johnny Marr, Jose Maria Carreras, Leonard Bernstein, Giuseppe Verdi, Frederick M Alexander, Fernand Leger, Auguste Renior, Devi Poolan, Norway Massacre, Bill/Hilary Clinton Davison.
Ascendant: Barbara Cartland, Errol Flynn, Liz Renay, Karl Wilhelm Naundorff, Phil Andros, Valerie Solanas.