Weekly Stars Jan 20 to 31

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Aquarius Decan 2 ~ Feb 1 to 10 2023.  The weekly horoscope runs as an Egyptian week, ie 10 days. It will start as the Sun moves into a new decan and looks at what fixed stars it hits during the decanate week. The star interpretations are written for those born with their Sun on that degree, but the general mood of the day will carry that flavour too.

Stately Ducks & Professional Cranes

This is a gentle breed of water bearer, things are a little mellower here, but it doesn’t mean this section is any less eccentric than Aquarius Decan 1. There is still the famous Aquarian rebelliousness; only here it is masked in a milder manner. In Aquarius decan 2 we find the brooding and sometimes insolent Aquarians.

January 31

Aquarius 11º 43′ ~  Albali in the left hand of Aquarius the Water Bearer 3.8 *

Albali in the left hand of Aquarius. “The stars in the shoulders of Aquarius operate like Saturn and Mercury; those in the left hand and in the face do the same”. So these people are incredibly studious and have a real patience for close, detailed work. Albali is “indicative of danger and can cause persecution and even death, but also said to give good fortune.” A star of extremes then..

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February 1

Aquarius 12º 44′  ~  Armus  in the heart of Capricornus the Goat 4.9

Armus in the heart of the goat is “Of the nature of Mars and Mercury. It gives disagreeableness, contemptibleness, instability, shamelessness, nagging and a troublesome and contentious nature.” I prefer to think that the ‘nagging’ could manifest as tough love and constructive criticism. Positively this star can motivate people to better themselves, but those who like an easy life may perceive this ‘motivation’ negatively. Armus must resist the temptation to treat their partners like a psychology project.

February 2

Aquarius 13º 51′  ~ Dorsum on the back of Capricornus the Goat 4.2

Dorsum is found in the back of the goat. Neither star is particularly bright or influential but they do bring the influence of Capricorn to this decan. Manilus says the goat gives: “a fondness for clothes and wares which dispel the cold, since your lot falls for all time in winter’s season, wherein you shorten the nights you have brought to their greatest length and give birth to a new year by enlarging the daylight hours. Hence comes a restless quality in their lives and a mind which is often changed and floats this way and that; the first half of the sign is the slave of Venus, and that with guilt involved, but a more virtuous old age is promised by the conjoined fish below.” l Being a “slave of Venus” could be having an attraction to bling and luxury, and a weakness for sexual indulgence. All of the stars in Aquarius decan 2 are in the decadent goat body, so these will be the capricious types “floating this way and that”!

February 3

Aquarius 15º 54′  ~  Alnair  in Grus the Crane 2.2

Things mellow out with Alnair in the crane “A retiring, active, proud, watchful, kind, idealistic and devoted nature, with a liking for astronomy.” There are many other stars in the crane in this decan and also one in the microscope, which brings out the geeky tendencies of this decan.

February 4

Aquarius 16º 16′ ~ Delta Cygnus in Cygnus the Swan 2.9
Aquarius 16º 20′ ~ Rotanev in the head of Delphinius the Dolphin 3.7

Delta Cygnus. Manilus says of Cygnus the constellation  “Hard by is the place allotted to the Swan: as a reward for the shape with which he [Jupiter] snared the admiring Leda, when, a god changed into a snow-white swan, he came down and offered his feathered form to the unsuspecting woman” 

There is a certain amount of glamour and deception to this star, similar to Neptune. It is said to make one artistic but also quite ruthless in pursuit of luxury. Manilus goes on to say they “..will..catch a bird in mid-flight, or he will rob it of its nestling, or draw nets up and over a bird…(swans have a reputation for being hostile to other birds). And the object of these skills is to satisfy our high living.” 

Swans can be quite dangerous because they look so beautiful, you want to reach out and stroke their pure white, soft feathers, but they can break a small childs arm.. Swans are bittersweet. Ann Wright says “Swans are known for their swan-song, it was believed that swans sing only once in their lifetimes, just before they die. A swan-song has the meaning of a person’s last piece of creative work, or performance, especially in literature, music, or art.” 

Swans also are said to mate for life, so even if this decan has a reputation for vacillation, once it does settle down it can be very loyal. Aquarius is a fixed sign after all. The problem is trying to ‘fix’ them!, the secret is probably not to let them know it. Looks can be very deceptive in Aquarius decan 2, but there is something very playful and innocent about the dolphin’s strong influence here. Sualocin is very sweet and naive and the Crane is known for its elaborate courtship dances.

February 5/6/7

Aquarius 17º 15′ ~  Iota Pisces Australis  in the Southern Fish 4.3
Aquarius 17º 23′ ~  Sualocin in the head of Delphinus the Dolphin 3.9
Aquarius 18º 07′ ~ Delta Delphinius in the Dolphin 4.5

There is such an aquatic and water-bird theme in the decan. We also find the Southern fish here too through just one small star Iota Pisces AustralisThe fish “is depicted with its mouth open, drinking the water that is being poured from the jar of Aquarius. According to Staal, the fish is often seen as a sign of salvation in the legends of a great deluge: “The fish drinks the waters of the flood to save the world.”

The dolphins two largest stars are here Rotanev and Sualocin are both in the head. They give “a simple appearance, cheerfulness, dissembling and duplicity,…. There is a fondness for pleasure, ecclesiastical matters and travel, but danger of suffering from ingratitude.” Those that have these stars prominent make great sailors and swimmers. At the very least it will give a sleek dolphin-like physique as Manilus states “birth is given to children who will be equally at home on land and in the sea.

For just as the dolphin is propelled by its swift fins through the waters, … so whoever is born of it will speed through the sea., he will be no burden to the waters but will recline upon them and float, the whole of him forming a sail-boat not needing oarage…. Even if the Dolphin’s sons lack these skills, they will yet possess a physique suited to them; nature will endow them with strength of body, briskness of movement, and limbs which fly over the plain” I can imagine someone who ‘swims’ on land like an acrobat or a yoga master.

Full interpretation of natal Aquarius Decan 2



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