The sign decanates are not part of the astrology code but they do specify the general influence of the zodiac signs which are.
They’re more astrological wisdom from an unknown ancient world.
The first astrologers discovered that the twelve zodiac signs could be divided into three sections which they called decanates.
So, a decanate is a 10º sub-section of a zodiac sign.
The first decanate of a sign occupies 00º to 9º 59' 59"
The second decanate occupies 10º to 19º 59' 59" and
The third decanate occupies 20º to 29º 59' 59"
A decanate has a distinct influence of its own.
Each zodiac sign expresses a basic motivating force and a sign’s three decanate subdivisions give this fundamental motivation a slightly different shading, which is only slightly less pronounced than the sign itself.
Their influence is pictured in the sky by their corresponding ultra-zodiacal constellation.
Your decanate profile
The decanates are an important cog in the wheel of life and your birth chart pictures a key decanate profile that provides powerful information regarding your existence and reason for being.
You’re an important component – a building block – of a creative, intelligent universe and your decanate profile reveals your specialness.
It displays special features – trends, conditions and circumstances – that fit in with your character and the outstanding abilities indicated by your dominant planet.
The decanates and their keyword descriptions
Aries the Ram – I am – leadership
First decanate: Triangulum the triangle – activity
Second decanate: Eridanus the river of life – exaltation
Third decanate: Perseus the valiant hero – propaganda
Taurus the Bull – I have – stability
First decanate: Lepus the hare – determination
Second decanate: Orion the hunter – struggle
Third decanate: Auriga the charioteer– mastership
Gemini the Twins – I think – versatility
First decanate: Ursa Minor the small bear – intuition
Second decanate: Canis Major the large dog – fidelity
Third decanate: Ursa Major the large bear – reason
Cancer the Crab – I feel – tenacity
First decanate: Canis Minor the yapping cur – moods
Second decanate: Hydra the water-serpent – revelation
Third decanate: Argo the ship – research
Leo the Lion – I will – kindness
First decanate: Crater the furnace – rulership
Second decanate: Centaurus the centaur – reformation
Third decanate: Corvus the raven – ambition
Virgo the Virgin – I analyze – analysis
First decanate: Bootes the bear driver – achievement
Second decanate: Hercules the hero – experience
Third decanate: Corona Borealis the northern cross – renunciation
Libra the Scales – I balance – affability
First decanate: Serpens the serpent – policy
Second decanate: Draco the dragon – independence
Third decanate: Lupus the wolf – expiation
Scorpio the Scorpion – I desire – resourcefulness
First decanate: Ophiuchus the serpent wrestler – resourcefulness
Ophiuchus is not the 13th sign of the zodiac. It’s a constellation in the sky. The zodiac is a belt of astral energy that surrounds the Earth. It consists of 12 easily identifiable energies that have a distinct influence on life.
Second decanate: Ara the altar – responsibility
Third decanate: Corona Australis the southern crown – attainment
Sagittarius the Centaur – I see – loyalty
First decanate: Lyra the harp – devotion
Second decanate: Aquila the eagle – exploration
Third decanate: Sagitta the arrow – illumination
Capricorn the Goat – I use – diplomacy
First decanate: Cygnus the swan – organization
Second decanate: Delphinus the dolphin – martyrdom
Third decanate: Pisces Australia the southern fish – idealism
Aquarius the Man – I know – altruism
First decanate: Equuleus the head of a horse – originality
Second decanate: Pegasus the flying horse – inspiration
Third decanate: Cetus the whale – repression
Pisces the Fishes – I believe – sympathy
First decanate: Cepheus the king – verity
Second decanate: Andromeda the princess chained to a rock – self-sacrifice
Third decanate: Cassiopeia the queen on her throne – vicissitudes
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