Aries Decan 3 ~ Apr 9 to 19 (20º-30º)

Aries Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

Aries 21º 49′ ~ Delta Andromeda in Andromeda the chained Princess. 3.4*
Aries 21º 57’ ~ Baten Kaitos in the heart of Cetus the Sea Monster 3.9
Aries 23º 16’ ~ Acamar in the Eridanus the river 3.4
Aries 24º 13’ ~ Kurdah in the neck of Cepheus the King 4.6
Aries 26º 16’ ~ Delta Dorado in the Goldfish 4.5
Aries 26º 49’ ~ Al Pherg in the cord of the Northern Fish of Pisces the Fishes 3.7
Aries 27º 51’ ~ Vertex the Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda’s thigh 4.8 [largest stars]
Aries 29º 23’ ~ Alrisha in the knot of Pisces the Fishes 3.9
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000

Aries Decan 3 ~ General Meaning

Aries Decan 3 are ruled by Venus and Jupiter by triplicity (Sagittarius). The Sun trail blazes through the constellations of the Sea Monster, River, Goldfish, King, Fishes and Princess from April 10 – 20. Although we are in a fire sign you can see we have quite a nautical battle on our hands as Venus was the goddess of love and war in ancient times. So what we end up with is a raging sea and a tsunami of flaming emotions. Aries decan 3 needs to make love not war, but if it can’t make love then the war can get very monstrous indeed.

Despite the decan being ruled by two benefics in separate systems, nearly all of the stars in Aries decan 3 are given the attributes of Saturn, or Jupiter/Saturn. Everything with these rams is played at epic proportions. It is also very sexual since we know Jupiter was the biggest nymph chaser of them all. Of course, this decan will have quite Sagittarius attributes too, so here we get judgemental folk who sometimes take the law into their own hands. We can also find pirate types and vigilantes here.

Bounty Hunters & Black Gold

Of course, very ardent lovers also reside in Venus-ruled Aries decan 3. None of the unrequited, yearning, courtly love of their neighbours Pisces, but full steam ahead passion. Aries decan 3, on its way to sensual Taurus, may get the vote as the mosthighly sexed of all the decans, but god help us if this huge libido is bottled up. It can be massively self-destructive if it is capped with nowhere to flow…

On the positive side, the Venusian charm can also work to tame an aggressive audience. The power of art or humour to heal and be cathartic is also found here. Austin Coppock calls this decan “ The Burning Rose; setting fire to the hearts of all that bear witness” he also visualises “a hippy places a rose into the barrel of a loaded gun” [1] echoing my “Make Love Not War” statement earlier.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the four of wands which is associated with reunions, returning home, community and celebrations. The effect of jovial Jupiter is clearly felt with this card as are the close ties of star Alrisha and the religiosity of Acamar. So despite the monstrous influence, karmically this position is generally a positive one. The fortune could be a reward after a few lifetimes of dedication and deferred gratification “this card heralds the successful achievement or desired outcome of a situation or project due to hard work and determination.  The Four of Wands can highlight the ‘settling in’ period after this achievement and the desire to establish roots of some kind.  The Four of Wands returns stability, order and security into your life after a period of upheaval, movement and transition. It also highlights a period of contentedness which is a much-needed experience for the frenetic Wands type.” ~ Teachmetarot.

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Alrisha 29º ~ “One who can solve problems by finding unusual or creative solutions. One who can be a mediator between groups” [4]

Bernadette Brady’s interpretation might be a bit too tame for this volatile decan. She does use parans which are a different method of research, but I include it here because there are no other references for fixed star meanings for this decan. The Sun is exalted in Aries which makes it’s strong, but combine that with the monstrous potential of some of the stars could mean that these folk find it very hard to restrain themselves. One minute they are the life and soul of the party, generous and magnanimous, then the next, (if they are rubbed the wrong way), an explosive temper that comes from nowhere. Inside them, there is the tension symbolised of the knot between the two fishes of Pisces swimming in different directions. This can make the native sometimes feel like they are splitting in two, sometimes this results in migraine headaches. Aries rules the head. The native sometimes has to concede that they really can’t have it both ways.

The more evolved Aries decan 3 will find an entertaining way to resolve the two-way pull dilemma. Austin Coppock acknowledges the entertainment value of the Sun in this decan ” The natives often feel a need to test their abilities against groups of people and are often drawn to the performing arts such as dance, drama or comedy…” but also states that “Just as they are able to set fire to others hearts, the natives of this decan are easily inflamed themselves.” [1] The sinking of the Titanic is a great example of this sensationalizing decan whilst also falling victim to the malefic influence of the sea monster. The Titanic’s dramatic plunge into the Atlantic ocean due to hitting an iceberg made it the perfect subject matter for a disaster movie. In 1998 “Titanic” became the biggest grossing film of all time, again the film visually was played at “epic proportions” with awesome cinematography.

SUN DECAN 3 Examples: Titanic Hits Iceberg, J. P. Morgan, Charlie Chaplin, Emma Watson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kate Hudson, Mandy Moore, Omar Sharif, Sean Bean, Andy García, David Tennant, Emma Thompson, Peter Ustinov, David Letterman, Kourtney Kardashian, Maria Sharapova, Tim Curry, George Takei, Victoria Beckham, Joss Stone, Jayne Mansfield, Samantha Fox, Pope Benedict XVI, Jeffrey Archer, Paloma Picasso, Henry Mancini, Hayley Mills, Edie Sedgewick, Liz Renay, Frances Newton, Dodi Fayed, Oklahoma Bombing, Blake Fielder-Civil, June & Jennifer Gibbons, Linda Goodman, Erich von Däniken, Dolores Cannon, Emile Durkheim, Brady/Hindley Davison.

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36 thoughts on “Aries Decan 3 ~ Apr 9 to 19 (20º-30º)

  1. Thank You So Match, My Lady for Your EXELENT Post!!!!!!!!

  2. i’ve 10/hs/merc/29/retro/sextile 11/hs/venus/cerces/conq. I did move a lot, life a disaster, now it ain’t bad. Careful to remain unattached, people who enter my sphere, try and take over…haha. There’s back-lash to greater family do-good-ism, It’s a choice not to be cruel after all they are lesser beings. I can’t resist helping and tell them what todo, once is enough.
    although I love wildlife, birds in particular and tolerate other peoples dogs, cats and see the fondness of dogs I’d never own one. I’m phobic about rotten wood, cotton balls do not like eating out…I love frog ponds, vernal wall of sound, immediate family and friends who haven’t given up.

  3. I´m one of these! No wonder, as a child I dreamed that I had to mount and manage a whole cachalot, like being in a rodeo. Everyone was watching and I was affraid to fall.

    Then, I could not understand the dream. With this post, now I understand. Melo dramatic, also! Nature lover (deep one).

    And all makes so much sense. Hope I come to be of the succesful ones…

    Not easy to be a 3rd decan Aries… Ok :/

    Thakyou for the insights!

    (I also have a Venus here, Marina, something?)



    1. A hoy! Yes Rocio. I saw you came up in my list along with so many of my best friends and my parents. I can think of at least two who would look particularly fetching as pirates… I was really looking forward to doing this one as I’m especially close to Aries decan 3’s.

      It’s funny because although I do obviously refer to my sample list of friends, family, clients, famous people etc, when I read the final post back it’s like someone else wrote it. I found this one particularly insightful in relation to my nearest and dearest. Jamie has his Saturn Yod pointing here too.

      Here are my lovely Sun in Aries decan 3 parents.

    2. Aries deacon three are beautiful people, easy to see where you got your beauty Marina, your mom is a stunner, dad very handsome! Fire & more fire! Hugs!

  4. another allusion is aries sun/planets and violence. Use violence and you’ve lost, society broken down, people armed not good. Revenge is sweetest when you don’t lift a finger. Generally if you’re the injured party, request for compensation rebuffed let it go. The behavior that caused your injury is still active and you at a safe distance can watch the unraveling! It works beautifully and often dramatically. Remember you are actually on their side! A request for compensation to another superior being in a right world is cause for self examination but the DumbA who took advantage will continue on their rubbish path. In all my cases revenge forfilled was loss of capital, property and not personal injury. Never think of that! Physical injury to another human being should only be used when under life threatening attack.

    “The pen is mightier than the sword” also the cell phone, any thing that transmitts images of dumdA behavior. Always have more than one going at the same time incase dumbA grabs one.

  5. Understanding all these, makes me feel in a deep surrender position. At last! I thought all those waters were from moon (Saggi, tho scorpionic one ´cause lays in conj. with Antares) and for my Asc. which is Cancer. And to know that is a sun shining under a turbulent sea, or a sea surrounding a sun, makes much sense to me.

    I´m lucky because I really try not to be revengeful, even though I would have lots of reasons to be. But, then, again, I really feel as drowining. I might -for a change- really let myself drown. At the end, Sedna is also there, in this third decan, all along with the Sun and Venus, in conj.

    I remember also as a child, sea, underwater was magnificent for me (well, with the beaches my land carries… no wonder; they ARE beautiful and i love them!). I remeber when I was maybe two or three, I step wrongly in some stairs leading to the deep part of a pool and I felt going down and down. I was not really noticing that I could drown. What I was marveled about was all the bubbles and the sun rays going through wáter. It was a remarkable experience for me! My father was kind of rude and pulled me out of the wáter and he was laughing, so I did not take any fear of wáter and I still recall the beauty of the underwater.

    Then, as I learned scuba diving, for me it was really a sacred experience to jump into the waters and be able to breath, to see, to calculate my going up or down. And I felt very happy, deeply happy being in the ocean. It´s calmness, it´s colors, all the living there!

    I now might understand that being in hard situations -you name them…- I feel confusion and -in deed- drowning. At least, I can understand and maybe I will be able to overcome the horrendous feeling of drowning and see what else I might be able to do (not revenge… very clear!).

    It seems to be my world. The Underworld. Where I belong.

    Thankyou very much Marina! This info is very *deeply* valuable.


  6. I know that feeling Rocio – I fell off a boat when I was 6 and wasn’t afraid, I remember the light under the water too. I have a deep connection with fish. And frog ponds.
    Marina, this makes so much more sense than the old fiery head butting ram stuff, thank you!
    I’m not too sure of my ascendent – it’s somewhere between 10 and 24 degrees according to my Dad’s diary and depending on whether you believe what my mum or the hospital told him. After reading this post and a bit of amateur rectification I’m inclined to go with the later time as the wicked critic, part pirate who wants to write direct and act their own operatic tragedy is, sadly, quite close to the truth of how I operate.
    I’ve been in denial about this but as a child I formed my own vigilante group (to protect the neighbourhood from ghosts),constantly wore armour and styled myself ‘Rachel the Great’. Sooo embarrassing!

    1. “As a child I formed my own vigilante group (to protect the neighbourhood from ghosts),constantly wore armour and styled myself ‘Rachel the Great’. ”

      I love this! I want to see photos please 😉

  7. Oh Rachel! To be so *great* we did soooo many things! I defended people which did not ask me to defend at all (and now, is my friend in Fb and still sefends what I rather avoid… :/).

    What I find really interesting is to get rid of these sooo oceanic feelings and to be able to stop believing in what was the center of the whole illusion!

    I have the feeling that I get more pieces of it all and tend to understand myself better (which is very helpful, because I never did!)

    Thankyou Marina!


  8. Ardent beyond belief, those with the Sun and Moon in this deacon can and often will break your heart again and again. Charlie Chaplin is the perfect example, also one I knew myself (the chart you did for me, Marina).

    1. Oh dear yes, my dad was a bit of a heartbreaker. Lovely man most of the time, but such a rascal!

    2. Rascels for sure. On looking back one asks oneself “was it worth it?” Yes, absolutely, no regrets.

  9. There you go! All true I’m afraid
    (the reply button doesn’t seem to work any more)

  10. Haha no! it’s a fat geeky kid who thought she was Joan of Arc, I’m over it now 😉 but Mercury, Sun, Moon and Asc between 0 and 20 degrees Aries with a trine from Mars is my excuse 😉

  11. My 8th house South Node, BM Lilith and Sedna are in this decan, also quite a few Aries folks I’ve been close to in the past – my younger brother and the woman he married (we became so close she was the maid of honor at my wedding), my uncle, aunt, several friends (including the best friend I ever had), and one very significant ex-lover (of the on-again off-again variety) from my youth.

    Just like Rocio, my younger brother once stepped off a step into the deep end of a swimming pool when we were kids and quickly began to sink beneath the water. He didn’t struggle, but instead remained *very* calm. He later told us he wasn’t afraid because he knew our father would come fetch him, which he did.

    There was pain associated with an inheritance; a fair portion of it went to care for my elderly mom, whose Chiron in Aries is conjunct my SN in this decan and whose Saturn sits opposite, right on top of my 2nd house Sun (and Venus/NN). Although this modest inheritance was and continues to be a blessing in many ways, with it came lots of headaches and responsibilities that lasted several years – my Aries South Node forms a close trine with my 4th house Saturn and 12th house ‘Karma’ (asteroid 3811). You’re right Marina, about the “raging sea and a tsunami of flaming emotions”. The seas have calmed somewhat as I’ve gotten older, but not completely.

    One of my past life dreams is of me wearing a tattered dress, standing in shallow water surrounded by floating wreckage. I’m slowly making my way to port, away from some type of large sailing vessel in the background. I think there’s fighting going on and the ship may be on fire, but I’m not sure. The dream has faded over the years.

  12. the female worrior archetype saves not a man but a woman, pregnant, victim of her own beauty, the aries worrior woman steps into the fray, woman and child secure life is complicated by the presence of an old lover, the man who caused the change from fem to fierce, our fightig woman lets down her guard, old flames burn but not consummated, his head is turned by the beauty she preserved from death. Aries strength compromised, she is mortally wounded, lying near death a holy being restores health. Strength and sword at the ready she departs only to have the pregnant woman throw her self at her feet begging to go with her. ‘Not this time.’ Aries does right, gives her a sword for protection Aries leaves a questing, lone flame in the desert of life

  13. plot unscrambled real life damsel in distress is saved by a woman or group of women, (not a man). The damsel is sheltered and rearmed for life. The aries woman, ill suited for both worlds, in her desire todo right she takes on the characteristics of a male, and loses male attention to the more fem. She’s not an alpha female, she’s not a man but alone, rising to the top admirers return, if her heart is wounded in battle she doesn’t show it, however the wounded heart creates a bleak landscape…
    29deg. aries/merc/R is the pits

  14. Hi Marina,

    Other literature that I’ve read points out that the third decan of Aries is ruled by Jupiter. Now I’m confused; my ascendant is between 22 and 23 Aries.


  15. When you made your reading Marina, I could not really feel or see the revange patterns on me. I felt much more resented, though not vengeful.

    Now I do. Is not that I go and kill (though, in many times, I would like to!). Is more tiny little deeds… with such bad and hard intentions.

    Others are not fool and not stupid. Even the hardest scientists are sensitive and sensible. So… the come back… and you should see. Is not this blood really is flooding, though it does, somehow.

    I´m trying to feel deep and to let go…


  16. Really nice work here. You have my admiration. From a (sun) Aries decan 3. So very, spot on!

    1. I knooow , but my decan 2 is a far better than your decan 3 .

  17. Not sure if I’m sun moon or other.

    So Happy that I found you Marina and your website.

    Thank you for your sharing your knowledge

    Love and Light

  18. Would a Cancer Ascendant make me less into war, but more into peace? I don’t enjoy fighting, nor confrontation. I guess nobody does but I really feel like the weakling sometimes. It’s not what Aries are about. I would rather walk away, kind of take it all in &then when not expected, leave. But I somehow always manage to find myself in real sticky situations. Relationships are hard, finding balance is hard.

    Do Aries complain a lot? I am sick of hearing myself complain. No change = choice. Time to do something about it.

  19. No boulder holders, but bolder smoulders with this decan (yup I’m a 3rd decan Aries with Sun and Merc in the 8th and Pluto in the 1st – everyone seems to tell me I am gorgeous, so I suppose it must be true LOL 🙂 🙂 ).

  20. its hard to accept,
    everything seems to be turning bad,
    i am in depression,
    i am not able to grab sucess no matter how hard i try,
    little senseless yet meaningful

  21. I’m also having a an especially tough year. Guess it’s in the “stars” for Aries 2014. Hopefully 2015 will be better….

  22. Me 2, 2014 was a depressing year but things seems to turn for the better! So much better and brighter! 2015 is the start of a good year!

  23. hehehe such a great read Marina!!! I have a stellium in aries in the 5th house and am an aries decan 3 and my goodness this is an accurate description, but unfortunately with the stellium with moon in aries and an asc in sagg i can get burnt up and out and also explode n occassion but mostly when it comes to intimate relationships or fighting perceived injustices. Its no surprise I am an artist . 🙂 Thanks again Marina

  24. hmm actually when you read my chart it turned up as ophiucus as the asc . interesting stuff.

  25. Jupiter 26 degree 120 degree to venus in another sign yeh it’s alive. How much more local affirmation you need?

  26. I love this interpretation. I have my moon here and as a child I had some dramatic experiences with water. I almost drowned in the ocean once as a young child. A wave swept me under and I didn’t even give a damn. It felt good, I didn’t even try to save myself. My dad pulled my out though. I also had a bad habit of drinking the salt water. I LOVED the taste of ocean water. I would drink it like nothing. It was a serious craving I would get. During swim lessons I was the quickest to dive headfirst for the play rings in the deep end. My brother feared water so I would gather all the rings in the deep end for him. This was all during my childhood. Then I almost drowned in a river once in my 20’s and once again it felt exhilarating but scary. And once again I was pulled out by a man. Seems like my moon here has a need for drowning. I definitely feel the water influence even though it’s a fire sign.

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