Aquarius Decan 1 ~ Jan 20 to 30 (0º-10º)

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.

Aquarius Decan 1 ~ General Meaning

Aquarius Decan 1 is ruled by Venus and Saturn (Aquarius triplicity). 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.

5 Of Swords 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 civilization to occur.

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Prometheus’ 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 ad 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 symbolizes the connection to Aquarius’s traditional ruler Saturn.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the five of swords. Its Tarot meaning is not that pleasant, and it is seen as being self-serving or as someone who profits from the anguish of others. Karmically we have to look at this card as this decan having suffered abuse from ruthless actions or even of having to be the perpetrator of harsh behavior. Altair’s Eagle in this decan is a predator so it is not surprising there can be a sharp edge to this decan. “The Five of Swords can sometimes symbolize the overcoming of inner demons and negative mindsets.  The battle fought for personal freedom would not have come quickly or easily….This battle may have been a personal challenge for you and one that others believed you could not succeed in.” ~ Being born into this decan gives you the tools to fight deftly with intellect. Swords generally represent swift and decisive thinking.

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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.” [3] “To be a bold and determined individual. To be reckless or a daredevil; to have a high regard for independent and decisive action.” [7] Giedi Prima 3º “Peculiar events, unexpected losses and gains, sometimes great good fortune.” [5] Dahib 4º “Reserved, suspicious and mistrustful, loss through friends, responsible public position of trust and authority.” [6]

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 favored. 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 arrow no longer harm them. Austin Coppock calls this decan the ‘Mark of Exile’ and the Picatrix says it is a face of “misery, poverty and a slave who deals with crumbs” Karmically this suggests that many lifetimes in poverty and toil have chiseled this stone into a diamond. Now it time for the soul to shine, but the challenge now is not to fall back into the expectation of struggle etched into the memory from previous lifetimes. Coppock says “They are always pulled to towards the frontier, to discover what stands outside the known. They need the freedom to innovate and room to explore what others have neglected” [8]

SUN AQUARIUS 1 EXAMPLES: Lord Byron, Grigori Rasputin, Lewis Carroll, Virginia Woolf, Anton Chekov, Buzz Aldrin, Wolfgang Mozart, Maria Von Trap, Michael Hutchence, Placido Domingo, Neil Diamond, Phil Collins, Sam Cooke, Steven Marriot, Eddie Van Halen, Alicia Keys, Paul Newman, Rutger Hauer, John Hurt, Natasha Kinski, Tom Selleck, Linda Blair, Geena Davis, Bridget Fonda, John Belushi, Misha Barton, Elijah Wood, Vic Reeves, Benny Hill, Germaine Greer, Oprah Winfrey, Angela Davis, Ellen DeGeneres, Joan Of Arc, Anita Pallenberg, Sharon Tate, Princess Caroline of Monaco, Christian Dior, Jackson Pollock, Roger Vadim, Peter Thatchell, Jose Mourinho.

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30 thoughts on “Aquarius Decan 1 ~ Jan 20 to 30 (0º-10º)

  1. Hi Marina,

    My natal sun is Aquarius 19 degrees 45 minutes (Feb.9, 1955). Yet, this Decan 1 description fits like a glove.. Having always “known” I’m an outsider, it wasn’t until I removed myself from the professional world of medicine, that I became fully conscious of, and embraced my eccentricities. (My ex kept accusing me of being bipolar in custody battles so I went and saw a shrink who, in her report, described me as NOT mentally ill, but “eccentric”. How about that!)
    And although I am by inclination someone who leans toward being kind and gentle, the “bold and brassy” approach is what gets results. Kindness brings on the sharks.
    Any thoughts as to why Decan 1 fits so well?

    The Stars were surely twinkling with some extra special magic the day you were born!
    Thank YOU for sharing this profound wisdom of the ages with us all!
    Much Love & Blessings!

  3. Wow, it is your birthday Marina, Make a wish!! I have a 4 degree Aqu Asc, Jupiter at 2 degree, Saturn 24 Cap with a 2 Leo sun. Worked in super high tech for decades. A mad scientist..yrs and I worked with them as well. Staying in my body in hard, viewing is easy if well rested. The transits to this area is hard. Not real cheery over the 2020 transits of Pluto/Saturn/Jupiter/Mars to this area. There is a term for it but I can’t find anyone writing about it as of yet. Would love to know your feelings about this Marina, love your site and your work!

  4. Marina, you are the dearest and most special of all the Aquarius Decan 1’s that I know.

    Thank you for creating the ‘Good Ship Darkstar’, and for your great wisdom and sometimes delightfully bawdy sense of humor. You have enriched my life, and many more in cyberspace, I believe. Good luck, and of course,

    (And many more. Subtle Dr. Who reference implied there.)

  5. I have Saturn on Prima Giedi and my Moon is at 7 07′ Aquarius. The last part to describe Saturn on Prima Giedi is pretty accurate:
    “Genius but kept down by circumstances, peculiar and occult early environment, birth amidst strange conditions while mother is travelling, many narrow escapes, associated with the stage, rarely marries. [Robson*, p.168.]”

  6. Mad professor? Oh yes! I have an Aquarius decan 2 ascendant, and it influences everything in my world. Nice to see that my hero Carl Jung had the same! Thanks so much for the awesome information, Marina!

  7. I still wonder in awe why in the world would I have to be born with my Sun and Moon on this Decanate… it feels like a burden sometimes. It is crazy. LOL

  8. Alpha Microscopium in the Microscope
    The best description of me really ha ha

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