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.

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

  1. 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

  2. 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 .

  3. 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…


  4. 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.


  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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 😉

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