Aquarius Decan 2 is ruled by Mercury (Gemini triplicity). The fixed stars reside in the goat, the crane, the swan, the southern fish and the dolphin. The Sun aligns with these stars from approximately January 30 until February 9. This is a gentle breed of water bearer, things are a little mellower here, but it doesn’t mean this section is any less eccentric than Aquarius Decan 1. There is still the famous Aquarian rebelliousness; only here it is masked in a milder manner. In Aquarius decan 2 we find the brooding and sometimes insolent Aquarians. These are the folk who dig their fixed-sign heels in real deep if you try to push them.
This they are able too while beaming an arresting electric grin at you. This is the Uranian smile that zaps you into rapidly backing off from the pushing. Willpower is very strong here and we get great success from this decan mainly because they are too darn stubborn to be swayed from pursuing their goals.
This section is influenced by the actual water bearer itself with Albali in the left hand of Aquarius, this star in Arabic means “The good fortune of the swallower”, curiously named because this star appears to absorb the light of some of the stars in Capricorn’s horns nearby. Maybe this gives this decan the ability to restructure and modernize someone else’s work.
Stately Ducks & Professional Cranes
These are the ice kings and queens of the zodiac, if you dump them there will be no drama, no yelling or unbecoming sobbing. How uncouth! These subjects will simply glide away without a fuss or ruffled feather. It literally is water off the ducks back for these aquatic birds. Their valuable self-respect has to remain intact no matter what. However, don’t think for one minute you have got away with it, these subjects have a way of getting revenge similar to fellow fixed sign Scorpio, and just like Scorpio, this punishment is served stone cold!
Because of decan 2’s cool-as-a-cucumber demeanor and elevated heads, they are sometimes accused of being snobs. The tarot card associated with this decan is the six of swords which is about moving on and finding a safe harbour. Karmically this suggests that you are moving away from more turbulent lifetimes to one that is more stable. There is also a feeling of being protected “The Figure steering the boat in the Six of Swords is often symbolic of a Spirit Guide or Guardian Angel who stays close to you during times of trouble, comforting and guiding you through dark times.” ~ teachmetarot.
This card may also indicate that this life is one of many travels where you are searching for your spiritual home because you are not quite rooted in that which was your place of birth. It is interesting that this card features water when there are so many aquatic and riverside animals associated with this decan of Aquarius.
Aquarius Decan 2 ~ Fixed Stars
Aquarius 11º 43′ ~ Albali in the left hand of Aquarius the Water Bearer 3.8 *
Aquarius 12º 44′ ~ Armus in the heart of Capricornus the Goat 4.9
Aquarius 13º 51′ ~ Dorsum on the back of Capricornus the Goat 4.2
Aquarius 15º 54′ ~ Alnair in Grus the Crane 2.2
Aquarius 16º 16′ ~ Delta Cygnus in Cygnus the Swan 2.9
Aquarius 16º 20′ ~ Rotanev in the head of Delphinius the Dolphin 3.7
Aquarius 17º 15′ ~ Iota Pisces Australis in the Southern Fish 4.3
Aquarius 17º 23′ ~ Sualocin in the head of Delphinus the Dolphin 3.9
Aquarius 18º 07′ ~ Delta Delphinius in the Dolphin 4.5
* Magnitude & Star positions for the year 2000.
Ascendant Aquarius 2
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy since no planets will colour its expression. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Aquarius decan 2 the detachment will be most notable in relationships. With all the aquatic birds here they can be quite flighty. These sailing types may have a girl or boy at every port and be the eternal bachelor or bachelorette. Their partners often become their pet “project”. If they ever do settle down though, they mate for life like the Swan. There is an ethereal romance here also with the influence of the constellation of Cygnus. But these folk also have very high expectations of their spouses and may give them a hard time if they don’t match up to the Aquarian decan 2 ideal. In their disappointment and despair, Aquarius decan 2 may have no shame in using rather extreme tactics to get their spouse to ‘man-up’. These folk can find themselves the long-suffering partner of someone with ‘great potential’ but with addiction problems or some other handicap. At its worst, the ‘stuck-up’, tall-necked aspect of the Swan and the Crane may even subconsciously pick weak partners in order to feel superior.
ASCENDANT AQUARIUS 2 EXAMPLES: Barack Obama, Ivan The Terrible, Heinrich Himmler, Wallis Simpson, J.K Rowling, Carlos Castaneda, Germaine Greer, Yuri Gagarin, Lucky Luciano, Larry Hagman, Whoopi Goldberg, Tori Spelling, Michael J Fox, Matt Dillon, Martin Sheen, Lucy Lawless, K. T Tunstall, Jim Morrison, Cindy Lauper, Chris Isaak, George Fredrich Handel, Burt Bacharach, Dmitri Shostakovich, Belinda Carlisle, John Hinckley, Heidi Fleiss, Bjorn Borg, Arton Senna, Oscar Pistorius, Auguste Renior, Edgar Degas, Paul Klee, Robert Louise Stevenson..
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Sun Aquarius 2
The Sun has no dignity in this decan and in detriment in Aquarius. Unfortunately, there are no powerful stars here to boost the ego either. What I take this to mean is that early in life these folk have difficulty owning their sovereignty. The Sun here feels uncomfortable being accepted in the cut and thrust of “regular” society. Their lack of self-confidence means that they find it very hard to “wheel and deal” when confronted with arrogant boardroom “players”. Often these folk come across like overly trusting, naive children unless they have other more earthy and ruthless configurations in their chart. As Sun in Aquarius 2 matures and gain wisdom, they learn to find their ‘people’ and begin to feel accepted. They blossom once others value their unique approach to life and give them positive feedback to be their kooky, sensitive, dreamy self in all its glory. Sun Aquarius 2 can be surprisingly shy, but also coyly “come hither”. These folk are quietly alluring, peeping at you with an inviting twinkle in their eye. These folk are the unexpectedly super-sexy, magnetic Aquarians, in a sign not really noted for its sex appeal (Compared to those notorious fiery or earthy signs.)