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!
The 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.
Continued in eBook
Aquarius Decan 3 eBook
Aquarius Decan 3 ebook (pdf). Includes Sun, Moon, AC, MC, Mercury, Venus & Mars, extended general section & full fixed stars interpretations. Sample eBook.
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.” 
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.” 
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
NEW! The Complete 36 Decans eBook