Aquarius Decan 2 ~ Jan 30 to Feb 7 (10º-20º)

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.

Aquarius Decan 2 ~ General Meaning

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 7. 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.

Six Of SwordsThis 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.

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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.)

SUN AQUARIUS 2 EXAMPLES: Charles Dickens, James Joyce, Franklin D Roosevelt, Eva Braun, Placido Domingo, Bob Marley, Justin Timberlake, Johnny Lydon, Natalie Cole, Lisa Marie-Presley, Shakira, Holly Johnson, Bobby Brown, Derek Jarman, Vanessa Redgrave, Clark Gable, James Dean, Farah Fawcett, Eddie Izzard, Charlotte Rampling, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Franz Shubert, Gertrude Stein.

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26 thoughts on “Aquarius Decan 2 ~ Jan 30 to Feb 7 (10º-20º)

  1. man , your mother’s behavior will surely be characterized by her life path number and other factors

  2. I had the urge to write at this post since this is my mother’s decan – a person i care about a lot and I always admired. Born in February 1962, she has an Aquarius stellium, and I find it really hard to believe. I don’t know her exact time of birth so her rising is unknown to me, but still I don’t get that Aquarius vibe from her at all. I do feel a lot of Capricorn characteristics about her. She was always kind off detached, not too emotional, and had that deep ambition which I would always contribute to cap. She is really smart lady and really sociable and likable. I never saw that rebelious part that aqarius is so famous for. She told me once she was too afraid to go for some of the things she wanted in life (more goal and work related). I have to say she has that famous emotional detachment but I wouldn’t say she fits the above description at all. It is really strange, but she has more of the capricorn characteristics I believe. Even her way of dressing is really elegant but bussines like – one I would always connect to Cap, never did she tried to be different or rebellious in any visible way. I always admired her for all the things she acomplished in her life, she always seemed to be totally aware of every situation and condition and totaly sure of all the choices she made/makes. She is one strong lady , all in all and one worth admiring.

  3. Albali is said to give ‘danger, persecution and death but good fortune as well.

    I have had the danger and persecution and the death of my parents and a child, good fortune has been a bit harder to find.

  4. You see, Marina! I come here because my Chiron watches the stars…! 🙂


  5. I am a Decan II Aquarius with an Aries Moon/Ascendent.

    This describes me so perfectly, it’s unreal. I have never been as outgoing as most Aquarians supposedly are, and am way more in tune with my mushy side, even though most wouldn’t guess that until they really got to know me really well, and it takes time!!

    Also, I am always considered “snobbish, distant, or uptight,” until people hear my world views and realize what an open-minded, inclusive, egalitarian person I actually am.

    The geeky/nerdy thing is pretty legit, too. Books are my best fraand!

    Bridge between water and air, so 100% true. Maybe that’s why I’ve always thought I was a mermaid?

    The way I deal with emotions and break-ups is spot on too. Never let them see you crack, no matter what! 🙂

    I really appreciate you taking the time to do this. This is detailed, amazingly accurate, and you included the neighboring stars. Thank you Marina! 🙂

  6. I have been a long time reader of this site but have never felt the urge to offer you feedback until today. Most posts regarding Aquarians never seemed to resonate with my experiences of one but this describes my ex perfectly who is 11º 59’ Aquarius.

    For years, I admired him from afar; he’s a man who seems to be known and loved by everyone but who never lets you get too close. True messianic figure – people are just drawn to him. It was only when we became friends that I realised that underneath that cool exterior was someone who was incredibly sensitive, shy and insecure. I put it down to him having a Pisces Moon but as a Sun Pisces, that interpretations of how that would manifest still didn’t resonate with his character. He is extremely goodlooking and sexy but its a subtle, quiet sensuality.

    Things between us ended abruptly last year during the Jupiter retro period (commitment-phobe and incredibly career driven) and I miss him to this day but as you stated, he’s stubborn in his decision so there is no winning him back.

    Really looking forward to the rest of this series, Marina. I’ve never looked at fixed stars so I’m keen to read your further analysis.


    1. That’s great feedback. Thanks, I really think that I’m onto something with these. As a passionate, fiery and ambitious decan 1 Aquarius, I was sick of reading the same cool, non-jealous, matey Aquarius stuff from most books. I was so pleased to find out about Altair!. Now I also have Midheaven and Moon in Decan 2. I can be a right blubbering, insecure, sob fest and I am all air with an Gemini asc, I wondered where all the soppy water was coming from. Now I know…

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