Aquarius Decan 3 ~ Feb 8 to 19 (20º-30º)

Aquarius Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

Aquarius 21º 47’ ~ Nashira in the fish-tail of Capricornus. 3.8*
Aquarius 22º 19′ ~ Beta Grus in Grus the Crane 2.2
Aquarius 23º 07’ ~ Kitalpha in Equuleus the Foal 4.1
Aquarius 23º 24’ ~ Sadalsuud in the left shoulder of Aquarius 3.1
Aquarius 23º 33’ ~ Deneb Algedi in the fish-tail of Capricornus 3.0
Aquarius 24º 50’ ~ Sador in the breast of Cygnus the Swan 2.3
Aquarius 27º 45’ ~ Gienah in the wing of Cygnus the Swan 2.6
Aquarius 29º 10’ ~ Delta Hydrus in Hydrus the male water snake 4.2
*Magnitude and star positions for year 2000

Aquarius Decan 3 ~ General Meaning

Aquarius decan 3 is ruled by the Moon and Venus. (Libra Triplicity) It brings the confrontation of the old with the new, so this is the most revolutionary and edgy decan of Aquarius. The Sun travels through the goat, the foal, the water-bearer, the swan and the male water-snake from approximately February 9 to 18. This decan marries the swan’s unbridled imagination (and libido) with the transformative spiraling tail of the sea-goat.

Saturn rules both Aquarius and Capricorn and is the last planet one can see with the naked eye, so it has no illusions and is plain speaking. This is Aquarius at its most scientific and skeptical, but at the same time is open to exploring other realms, it just needs to test them out first. This testing is very marked in everything they do. Aquarian decan 3 test limits, push boundaries and most of all test peoples patience!

7 of swordsThe goat’s influence here is at its most capricious and devilish, mainly because of the swan’s poetic influence and the fact it is also ruled by two feminine planets. This means we have a nice balance of masculine, left brain logic and feminine right brain imagination. These are the flirty Aquarians, the ones with a ‘horny’ sex drive and seductive pan pipes since the sea-goat was originally the god Pan. The swan is artistic, the male water-snake is sleazy and the goat loves a good romp, so Aquarius decan 3 is a bohemian hedonist and seducer. This decan works so hard, it believes it has also earned itself the right to play hard too.

Horny Pied Pipers & Judge Mental

Aquarian decan 3 can be skittish and playful like the foal. Some of them, despite their intelligence, can manage to come across as real airheads. I love how the now obsolete constellation of the air balloon used to be positioned here. Others are more like the “Devil-may-care” Fool in the tarot, a wandering troubadour with a dash of Peter Pan thrown in.

The tarot card associated with decan is the seven of swords. This card is about plotting and can be quite sneaky. Successive past lives may have placed the native into such dire circumstances that they may have resort to breaking the law to survive. These folk learned to live by their wits and built up a persona of the charming rogue. “Being resourceful, thinking on your feet and trying to outsmart your opponent or competitor is part and parcel of everyday life and there are times when we all have to try to get into someone’s head to find out what it is that makes them tick…. They spend a long time getting to know their opponent by watching and analyzing their tactics so that they can go out and play a psychological game.” ~ Teachmetarot. This fits with the ‘testing’ tendencies that this decan displays generally.

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Sun Aquarius 3

Sadalsuud 23º “Occult interests, psychic, wealth through opposite sex involving litigation, domestic harmony”
Deneb Algedi
 23º “Loss through false friends, high position but final disgrace and ruin, loss of money or property, sickness, worry through children.” “To be respected, to give wisdom. To instill in others a love of knowledge and to build a reputation for being steady and consistent with one’s profession.” [3]

The occult influence is obvious as you can see from the natives below’, however, there is also surprisingly great success in a conventional sense. Unusual in an area of the Sun’s detriment, the mystical side can push these folk up the status ladder. The stars then give some power, but the goat’s fishtail always seems to bring some downfall. I think this would be because of some of these subjects uneasy connection with that difficult occult wisdom. The sun in this decan doesn’t bring an easy life. Abraham Lincoln is a good example. He was known to be a religious skeptic, and in the end, was assassinated for his abolition of slavery. On the other extreme, there is Paris Hilton…totally a slave to the matrix and its baubles. My guess here is that it’s either all or nothing. If you play the game and surrender your sovereignty 100%, you have basically sold your soul to the devil. Once in a position of power, you cannot rebel against your paymaster or you will be brought down. Best keep a low profile with this one and work underground. You can still work to bring down the system, but you have to be very clever about it! Austin Coppock calls this decan ‘The Knot’. He says “On a spiritual level this face represents disenchantment with the fabric of everyday life and its petty terrors. It is a divine discontentment, the same that (the Buddha,) Siddhartha Gautauma felt before he left his uncomfortable home.” [4]

SUN AQUARIUS 3 EXAMPLES: Abraham Lincoln, Charles Darwin, Sir Thomas More, Eckhart Tolle, Barbara Hand-Clow, Pamela Colman-Smith, Alex Jones, Thomas Edison, Sarah Palin, Mary Quant, Jimmy Hoffa, Joe Pesci, John Travolta, Matt Dillon, Burt Reynolds, Mia Farrow, Christina Ricci, Philip Glenister, Michael Elphick, Yoko Ono, Peter Gabriel, Robbie Williams, Sonny Bono, Carol King, Sheryl Crow, Cybil Shepard, Greta Scacchi, Paris Hilton, Jennifer Aniston, Molly Ringwald, Stockard Channing, Barry Humphries, Leslie Nielsen, John McEnroe.

1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.179.
2. Fixed Stars and Judicial Astrology, George Noonan, 1990, p.22.
3. Star & Planet Combinations, Bernadette Brady, p.152
4. The 36 Decans. Austin Coppock.p.239

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61 thoughts on “Aquarius Decan 3 ~ Feb 8 to 19 (20º-30º)

  1. This is very insightful. Thank you. It makes sense now. Pheew.

    If you have a romantic interest in this specific region of the sky, I would like to share a precautionary tale, if anyone’s interested, here we go:

    I recently had the displeasure of spending some real one-on-one time with a male representative of this decan. We met in an exotic corner of the world under a star-lit sky, his occultism (to me at first seemed like an interest in all kinds of spiritual topics and even self-improvement, and that caught me on) but slowly and perhaps way too slowly, I peeled through his layers and somehow non-layers (?) and found myself trapped, basically with this aggressive, imbalanced, self-righteous, delusional, cunning, thievish, paranoid, pretentious, imbalanced, lazy, rude, lying (dishonesty is not exactly an aquarian trademark so this was a new thing for me) and just plain… airballon.. of a man…. He would forget my nationality, my name, while reciting love-poetry, with this holier-than-thou attitude…. He even said at some point that he was the “greatest man on earth”. Man oh man did I have to make an escape-plan.
    What hurt, I guess, was that he was heartless, it was all an act. An act he had perfected. He could be very funny. And then stone cold like Saturn himself.

    Yes, he had some “true” aquarian traits, liked sci-fi, attention (negative) and sudden, shocking details, games, the future, suddenly aloof, and he was Very horny… after 3 in his claws (I can’t reveal the actual geografic details, as he has probably traced my computer…) But I escaped. Nicely. “I hate goodbyes”.

    Home, still with his number in my pocket I knew I would have to gradually detach… And he started messaging me the second I landed… While I am writing this, he has sent me 24 messages. He becomes desperate and tantrum-y like a todler if I stop texting for a few hours. And I say very little. Just “Okay, buisy now, thanks…” and still he will start with a threat (where do you live, you said we would stay more in contact, you … (bad names) and the follow with a love poem.. Like 30-40 messages in a row to himself. Today more than one hundred. And now a note on how we all are One. And namaste.
    So to conclude this I´ve already dragged through the mud:
    Nastiest I have met, and I learned a lot about myself through him of what I am not. Grateful for that. What I guess upset me was that in his case he had no humanitarianism or altruism. Abeit many dark conspiracy-theories. That’s very non- aquarian to lack altruism or least some social consciousness.
    And no empathy, he tried to act like he had it ( I am a pisces decan 3 so I feel this shit) he would straight out laugh at beggers and then laugh at himself, sounding (and looking) like an evil clown for doing it….:D

    I´m sure he will find this comment.

    And sure, not all of the aquas in this decan is like this one but may i tell you, he was darker- than- thou. He had a virgo rising, libra moon, but seemed to cunjure up only the worst traits of virgo, picking on everyone, but unlike virgo who blames themselves, he kept blaming everyone but himself for wrongdoings. And the libra-thing with being possessive and taking things only for himself, his own scales. Very indesicive.

    Sorry for the gut-spill and long haul here you guys. This was recently and I just… I just wow…Needed to write it.
    Thanks for your work and your insight, dear astrologer. I guess some of these star seeds can be carnevorious, huh.

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