Aquarius Decan 1 is ruled by Venus and Saturn. The fixed stars are a focused, bold, aspirational, metaphysical and quirky bunch that reside in the Arrow, the Eagle, the Goat, the Microscope and the Toucan. The sun aligns with these stars approximately from January 20 – 29. The first star in this decan is Sagitta the arrow, said to be the weapon that slew the eagle Aquila. This same eagle ate from the liver of Prometheus and Uranus is the modern ruler of Aquarius! However Uranus’s astrological meaning has far more in common with the myth of Prometheus than it has to the Uranus myth. Prometheus was the hero known for stealing fire from the gods, which in turn enabled civilisation to occur.
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Prometheus’s great hubris was punished however when the gods tied Prometheus to a rock. Each day Aquila, Zeus’s eagle would peck away at his liver, which grew back infinitum to be eaten away all over again. This myth is reflected by the fact Decan 1 Aquarians do become consumed by an idea and they have an insatiable appetite for acquiring wisdom. The rock in the myth symbolises the connection to Aquarius’s traditional ruler Saturn. Decan 1 Aquarius seems to represent the quest for scientific knowledge and advancement, but also can over-reach itself. Aquila the Eagle is the largest star in this decan and Sagitta slew it, therefore Aquarians are prone to shoot themselves in the foot on occasion. Aquarius decan 1 can be the lone genius whose best intentions to improve the conditions of humanity can sometimes result in ruin. Frankenstein is a good example. Aquarians can be great humanitarians, but are often accused of lacking compassion.
Aquarius Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars
Aquarius 0º 56′ ~ Tarazed in Aquilla the Eagle 2.8 *
Aquarius 1º 04′ ~ Sham in Sagitta the Arrow 4.4
Aquarius 1º 15′ ~ Albireo in Cygnus the Swan 3.2
Aquarius 1º 47′ ~ Altair in the heart of Aquila the eagle 0.7
Aquarius 2º 25′ ~ Alshain in the back of Altair the Eagle 3.9
Aquarius 3º 46′ ~ Giedi Prima in the horns of Capricornus the Goat 4.6
Aquarius 3º 50′ ~ Giedi Secunda in the horns of Capricornus the Goat 3.8
Aquarius 4º 03′ ~ Dabih in the head of Capricornus the Goat 3.2
Aquarius 4º 43′ ~ Oculus in Capricorn’s eye 5.2
Aquarius 5º 38′ ~ Alpha Microscopium in the Microscope 5.0
Aquarius 9º 40′ ~ Alpha Tucana in the Toucan 2.9
* Magnitude & Star positions for the year 2000.
Sun Aquarius 1
Altair 2º “Public honor, notoriety, favors from superiors, many friends and some envious ones who cause trouble through writings, some ill-health and losses, danger of bites from venomous animals.”  Giedi Prima 3º “Peculiar events, unexpected losses and gains, sometimes great good fortune.”  Dabih 4º “Reserved, suspicious and mistrustful, loss through friends, responsible public position of trust and authority.” 
The sun is traditionally in its detriment in Aquarius, but it is strengthened if within orb of the brighter stars here. Even so, it’s not an easy ride to the fortunes promised above. The subject will always feel somewhat of an outsider, so it would probably be best for them to make a virtue of their eccentricities. The less shameful they are of their weirdness, the more likely they are to find success. A bold, brassy approach is favoured. People will either love them or hate them, but these subjects are more likely to be shot down if they show weakness. In time, these folk learn to operate from behind a protective Saturnian armour so that the slings and arrows no longer harm them.
SUN AQUARIUS 1 EXAMPLES: Wolfgang Mozart, Paul Newman, Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Lord Byron, Lewis Carroll, Germaine Greer, Oprah Winfrey, Joan Of Arc, Anita Pallenberg, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Christian Dior, John Belushi, Maria Von Trap, Michael Hutchence, Neil Diamond, Phil Collins, Peter Thatchell, Sam Cooke, Steven Marriot, Vic Reeves, Benny Hill.
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