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Taurus Decan 3 ~ May 10 to 19


Taurus decan 3 is ruled by Saturn and is the Capricorn decan of Taurus. The sun twists and turns through the constellations of the Ram, the River, Perseus the hero, Queen Cassiopeia, Medusa’s head and some of the Pleiades from May 11 to 20. It is appropriate that the dark lord of time Saturn rules this decan twice over since it Taurus 3 contains the infamous star Algol. This part of Taurus is home to bohemians and temperamental, artistic types due to it being jam-packed with so many challenging/volatile/inspiring stars.

Most of these stars are extremely emotional since we have so many of the weeping sisters of the Pleiades here too. Decan 3 bovines then, are much less set in their ways than the classic Taurus archetype because of the influence of dashing hero Perseus here. Taurus 3 can be daring, but they are still very much fixed in their determination to pursue their dream. Taurus decan 3 are extremely chivalrous, they have impeccable manners and a great deal of class. This means even the most low-down wretched expression of this breed will give off an aura of sophistication. So if Taurus 3 are caught shamefully falling on the pavement (after too much Algol-hol!) they will still manage to wobble back onto their high hooves gracefully.

Artistic Alchemy & Life’s Troopers

Taurus decan 3 have superb taste and appreciation of the aesthetic. These bulls managing to dress like a lord even if they can only afford to shop in charity shops. They are also incredibly thrifty and manage to be very creative on a tiny budget. Perhaps Taurus 3  are so creative precisely  because they are faced with restrictions and hardship. Ironically, with more choice and a larger budget, they are more likely to stagnate artistically. They seem to enjoy the challenge of having someone or something to overcome, like Perseus slaying his Medusa. Taurus decan 3 has a tinge of sorrow and melancholy about it, since some of the stars here are associated with tears (Electra) and pain. (Algol). Saturn being the ruler here is also no stranger to melancholia, but combined with Taurus it gives great stoicism.

Taurus Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

Taurus 20º 51’ ~ Botein in the flank of Aries the Ram 4.5 *
Taurus 20º 52’ ~ Rana in Eridanus the River 3.7
Taurus 23º 52’ ~ Zaurak in Eridanus the River 3.2
Taurus 24º 12’ ~ Capulus in the sword hand of Perseus 4.4
Taurus 24º 46’ ~ Segin in the left knee of Queen Cassiopeia 3.4
Taurus 26º 09′ ~ Alpha Caelum in Caelum the Sculptor’s Chisel 4.5
Taurus 26º 10’ ~ Algol in Medusa’s Head. 2.1
Taurus 27º 41′ ~ Misam in the left arm of Perseus. 4.0
Taurus 28º 42 ~ Miram in the right arm of Perseus. 3.9
Taurus 29º 25’ ~ Electra in the Pleiades on the shoulder of Taurus the Bull 3.8
Taurus 29º 26′ ~ Celaeno in the Pleiades on the shoulder of Taurus the Bull 5.4
Taurus 29º 26′ ~ Beid in Eridanus the River. 4.1
Taurus 29º 34′ ~ Taygeta in the Pleiades on the shoulder of Taurus the Bull 4.4
Taurus 29º 41′ ~ Maia in the Pleiades on the shoulder of Taurus the Bull 4.0
Taurus 29º 42′ ~ Merope in the Pleiades on the shoulder of Taurus the Bull 4.2
Taurus 29º 44′ ~ Asterope & Sterope in the Pleiades on the shoulder of Taurus the Bull 5.8
Taurus 29º 53′ ~ Theemim in Eridanus the River 3.9

Sun Taurus 3

Capulus 24º ~ “To be harsh or experience harshness. To struggle with male figures, to be identified with struggle, to be involved in violence as a perpetrator or a victim.” [5] Algol 26º ~ “Violent death or extreme sickness. If also in no aspect to a benefic, or there is no benefic in the 8th house, and the dispositor of the Sun in a day nativity or if the Moon in the night one is in square or opposition to Mars, the native will be beheaded; if the luminary culminate he will be maimed, mangled, wounded or torn to pieces alive; and if Mars is at the same time in Gemini or Pisces his hands or feet will be cut off.” [4] “To passionately link oneself to an idea of cause, to destroy or create, to seek the edge of chance. Knowing no limits to ones desire for intensity.” [6]

taus3Most of the examples below certainly have that ‘X-factor’ about them. Some alluring, some unusual-looking with great sex appeal and some definitely carry a dangerous type of attraction. Controversial, yes, but there is great success here too and not too much of the misfortune you would expect from a decan that contains both Algol and the Pleiades. We have no solo ‘evil serial killers’ here either, but it seems that if these Sun Taurus 3 do go down the ‘evil Algol’ route then they must do it on a grand scale. Their are some dictators here with the power to hypnotise a great many followers. Cult leader Jim Jones is a good example of the outcast turned ‘Saviour’. “Childhood acquaintances later recalled Jones as being a ‘really weird kid’ who was ‘obsessed with religion … obsessed with death”. [3] Jim was responsible for the mass suicide of 909 people. 300 were children. They all died of cyanide poisoning. On a brighter note you can see great talent and creativity here amongst the many artistes. Saturn rules this decan and its combination with the Sun only emphasises the leadership qualities and also the ‘head’. These folk need to be the at the very top of their game, reflecting the Capricorn influence of the decan. If Sun Taurus 3 can’t be the very best, there can be the tendency to depression. Austin Coppock supports this saying “The light of the Sun illuminates a struggle between hubris and humility, disaster and recovery. Those born with their Sun here have their character tested and shaped not only by events but their response to them.” In medieval magic this decan is used to make talismans that ward off evil.

SUN TAURUS 3 Examples: Academy Awards, Mark Zuckerberg, Che Guevara, Ayatollah Khomeini, Idi Amin, Malcolm X, George Lucas, Sofia Coppola, Liberace, Stevie Wonder, Grace Jones, Alison Goldfrapp, David Byrne (Talking heads!), Cher, Dame Nellie Melba, Andrea Corr, Burt Bacharach, Pete Townshend, Brian Eno, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Marshall Applewhite, Madeleine McCann, Pierce Brosnan, Cate Blanchett, Laurence Olivier, Katherine Hepburn, Dennis Hopper, Harvey Keitel, Natasha Richardson, Tori Spelling, Tony Hancock, George Carlin, Salvador Dali, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Margot Fonteyn, Eric Satie, Debra Winger, Zara Philips, Wreckless Eric, Florence Nightingale, Pierre Curie, Miriam Stoppard, Jim Jones (cult), Pope John Paul II, Socrates, Elsbeth Ebertin, Deborah Houlding, First Miracle at Fatima (1917), Efron/Hudgens Davison.

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Star positions for the year 2000. *Magnitude.


  1. I guess I should be worried. My Taurus Sun is in 26 degrees. Not only that but it is positioned in the 8th house…and the cusp of my 8th house is in the same 26 degrees of Taurus.

    How strange is that ? Or, unfortunate ?

    And my 10th house Pluto squares my Sun.

    • Hi Lori!

      Thanks for sharing your story.. And I think Pluto heavily aspected in a chart can be a real blessing!.. Pluto ultimately strips you down to a purified version of yourself.. and shows your darkest dark, within which contains your brightest light! How beautiful is that?

      So what you are basically saying is that you have Sun On Algol, which is intense enough as it is, Sqaure Pluto!!.. Read Marina’s post on Sun square pluto, if you have not already!.. I have known quite a few sun square Pluto suns, and one thing I can is say, ssssshhh… Ok, I promise to tell no one else.. paranoia.. and what I mean about that is generally difficult for the Sun square pluto person to let down their guard and fully trust another person, but when they do, they expect absolute loyalty, and give absolute loyalty in return.. Being close to a sun square Pluto person, you feel like it is an “Us against the world” sort of dynamic, and if not taken to extremes, quite enjoyable because I believe it to be a deep intimate contact. Now as for your sun on Algol, read Marina’s post on Algol as well!.. When the sun was directly conjunct Algol this year, like in your birth chart, my well meaning therapist friend blew my eardrum by using a massive Tibetan singing bowl right next to my head!.. I was left with crazy ear in fection and earache for days, and still months later, I cannot shampoo my hair without getting a slight earache in that ear.. I wonder if I will ever be able to swim again!.. Algol can be a true nasty, but on the bright side of things, I feel Algol can pull your demons out to the surface for healing! You have an awesome chart Lori! Peace & Blessings…


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