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Aries Decan 1 ~ Mar 20 to 29 (0º-10º)

Aries Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars

Aries 1º 03’ ~ Kerb in the upper leg of Pegasus 4.6 *
Aries 2º 35’ ~ Deneb Kaitos in the tail of Cetus the Sea Monster 2.2
Aries 4º 37’ ~ Eta Horologium in the Pendulum Clock 5.2
Aries 7º 28’ ~ Alpha Reticulum in the Star Measurer 3.3
Aries 8º 09’ ~ Alpha Lacerta in Lacerta the Lizard 3.8
Aries 8º 39′ ~ Beta Lacerta in Lacerta the Lizard. 4.5
Aries 9º 09’ ~ Algenib in the tip of the wing of Pegasus 2.9
Aries 9º 42’ ~ Erakis in the right ear of Cepheus the King 4.1
* Star positions & magnitude for the year 2000.

Aries Decan 1 ~ General Meaning

Aries decan 1 is ruled by Mars (Aries triplicity). They are the newborn babies of the zodiac, coming out into the world kicking, screaming and bawling their eyes out. The Sun struts its way through constellation Pegasus, the Sea Monster, the Lizard, the Pendulum clock and the King from March 21 – 30. These impulsive souls try everything at once and grab with both hands. They want it all and they want it now. Of course, they do, they are the start of a brand new cycle.

2 Of WandsEverything is fresh, new, shiny and bouncy. These people are natural leaders, warriors, front-line fighters and trailblazers. They have to be the first, best, biggest and bling-est. Gone is the water and the empathy of the previous decan, these folk are so sharply focused on their goals they find it very hard to see their peers right next to them. That is until one should try and overtake them, then it’s “Outta my way!!” Yes, road rage was probably first invented by a flame-headed Aries 1 on a flying horse.

To Boldly Go & Red Ambition

“To boldly go” is Aries 1’s motto. Jump first and think later, this is why these subjects gain the reputation of scandals, accidents and rash decisions. Pegasus’s daring ideas and vision become far more physical here in Aries. Unlike Pisces decan 3, these subjects do not get stuck up in their ivory towers. After they have captured their Pegasus stardust they swing right back down to earth. These people are lusty, red-blooded and fully present in their physical body, which they really cannot wait to “put about”. Aries decan 1′ s sap is rising and eager to start “ramming”, this can be a sexual or competitive butting of horns in the business world. These natives throw out a great sales pitch due to their gift for oratory. This means they are totally comfortable on stage, taking a leadership role and sitting at the head of the table. Sometimes these people will campaign forcefully for or against certain sexual/gender rights…. 

The tarot card associated with this decan is the two of wands. Karmically this card is about leaving the old for the new, deciding between staying with what you know and leaving for something brand new “ On the outside, it may appear you have it all and are very successful but changes have been occurring on the inside for some time. You may have a new plan of action or a burning desire to do something else. You may feel that your fires have been burning low and that you are in dire need of a new lease of life, change of scenery or change of faces.” ~ Teachmetarot. The meaning is appropriate in the sense that Aries decan 1 is indeed the start of a brand new cycle and the return of the sun….

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Sun Aries 1

Deneb Kaitos 2º ~ “Mental disturbance, some loss keenly felt, accidents such as burns, scalds and cuts” [2]
Algenib 9º ~ “Mental disturbances, fevers, and ill health, some danger of accidents.” [3] And “A fighting spirit and a love of learning.” [1]

If some of the celebrities above have “mental disturbances” they hide it very well. In some cases, though it is obvious (Van Gogh). Other celebrities here specialize in portraying those with mental disturbances, (Tarantino and some of the actors.), some just look mental (Gaga.) and some study those with mental disorders (Reich and Fromm). Aries does rule the head and the stars here are extremely intense so the heat can build up in the brain if it is not expressed creatively.

It seems that the great success of some of these natives is due to successful channeling of this fierce Aries/solar passion that builds within. There are some really great female songbirds here whose voices probably saved them from a life of accidents and trouble-making. Here they have the opportunity of expressing their passion and fire through singing. The challenge of the difficult fixed stars is only evident if the Sun is closely conjunct the star (under 1º) otherwise the Sun is actually in its exaltation in Aries which gives these fearless warriors some protection from those they whiz past on the way to the top.

These folk can indeed “Boldly go forth” without too much trouble. However, if Sun Aries 1 does make the mistake of going too far with the single-minded pursuit of their desires, then the possibility of Pegasus’s fall will catch up with them eventually (Rolf Harris!)

ARIES DECAN 1 Examples: Vincent Van Gogh, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Keira Knightley, Gary Oldman, Quentin Tarantino, Warren Beatty, Dirk Bogarde, Joan Crawford, Steve McQueen, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elle MacPherson, Timothy Dalton, Rolf Harris, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Jessie J, Norah Jones, Mariah Carey, Chaka Khan, Diana Ross, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Fergie (singer), Eric Clapton, Damon Albarn, Vangélis, M. C Hammer, Dane Rudhyar, Wilhelm Reich, Erich Fromm, Michael York, Robbie Coltrane, Erica Jong, Gloria Steinem, Neil Kinnock, Anita Byrant, Richard Dawkins, Tennessee Williams, Ayrton Senna, Guccio Gucci, Bill/Hillary Clinton Davison, Douglas/Zeta-Jones Davison.

1. Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.12.
2. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 pg 162
3. Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923 pg 122

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62 thoughts on “Aries Decan 1 ~ Mar 20 to 29 (0º-10º)”

  1. it is said aries moon men are misogynist like henry the eighth, women preditory, teases like maryiln monroe. The people I know are friendly and funny, a male friend, who’s gay, all he has to do is walk into a room and we’re are in amused expectation. Aries is the head so the moon exaggurates a lunitic fringe, wild crazy, forgeting about it next day.

  2. What would you say for a Moon there? Emotional need for fast changes? Needing sex to be emotionaly grounded? Inherently lusty?

    • maybe it’s an emotional intelligence thing, a lack of tact? I once went on one of those test your EQ sites and turned out to be an emotional cretin, learnt a lot by doing it over and over until my score improved!

      • Rachel, I haven’t seen your comment before, sorry. Sounds interesting but I score very high at EQ tests. It must have something to do with other placements in my chart.

    • spooky for me, the son I mentioned above, birthday 26 March also, there is some similarity in facial features, never thought about that lol! Live well and prosper my son hahahaha!

      • It’s my birthday too (and Diana Ross and Erica Jong) I really don’t look like Spock but I had a massive crush on him as a child and married a lookalike!

    • Oh Geeeeeez! That IS most illogical. How come he wasn’t in Solar Fire’s database? Dammit, I’ll put him in there now.
      Funny that totally fits that both Kirk and Spock both be Aries 1. Both famous for playing men who boldly went were no man has been before…. I’m a bit of a trekky I must admit. I was dating Spock in the 80’s when I was a Georgian 😉

  3. Pope benedict OMG, what a beautiful man, chart, BTW the vatican is as full of astrology as pedophiles. And here’s our 3rd dec aries, purging the ranks, his big quit ensured the ‘filth’ bureaucracy went too, the vatican bank senseing the presence of a superior being froze credit cards used to buy prostitutes. So true to his pisces rising, jupiter on the AC he sacrifices his possition to clean house, but see uranius on the ingress, delighting in the debries, what aries doesn’t relish a good explosion. How sweetly he smiled at the vatican ranks pressing the flesh, knowing next day heads will roll. Going into seclusion and prayer, really! and if anything happens to him 3/4 of a million faithful riot.

    • He left because they were about to expose him and arrest him. He isn’t a good man. He was a huge influence in covering up the molestations.


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