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Eclipse Dates 2019

Solar Eclipse Jan 05

15° Capricorn 32'

Lunar Eclipse Jan 20

00° Leo 49'

Solar Eclipse Jul 02

10° Cancer 42'

Lunar Eclipse Jul 16

24° Capricorn 01'

Solar Eclipse Dec 25

04°Capricorn 10'

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2019

Mar 05 to 28 in Pisces

Jul 07 to Aug 31 starta in Leo, ends in Cancer

Oct 31 to Nov 20 in Scorpio

Mercury Transits 2019

Jan 04, 22:40

Mercury enters Capricorn

Jan 24, 12:49

Mercury enters Aquarius

Feb 10, 05:50

Mercury enters Pisces

Apr 17, 02:01

Mercury enters Aries

May 06, 14:25

Mercury enters Taurus

May 21,  06:52

Mercury enters Gemini

Jun 04, 16:04

Mercury enters Cancer

Jun 26, 20:19

Mercury enters Leo


Aug 29, 03:48

Mercury enters Virgo


Sep 14, 03:14

Mercury enters Libra

Oct 03, 04:14

Mercury enters Scorpio


Dec 09, 16:41

Mercury enters Sagittarius  

Dec 28, 23:55

Mercury enters Capricorn

Venus Transits 2019

Jan 07, 06:18

Venus enters Sagittarius

Feb 3, 15:29

Venus enters Capricorn

Mar 01, 11:45

Venus enters Aquarius

Mar 26, 15:43

Venus enters Pisces


Apr 20, 12:10

Venus enters Aries

May 15, 05:46

Venus enters Taurus

Jun 08, 21:37

Venus enters Gemini


Jul 03, 11:18

Venus enters Cancer

Jul 27, 21:54

Venus enters Leo

Aug 21, 05:06

Venus enters Virgo

Sep 14, 09:43

Venus enters Libra

Oct 08, 13:06

Venus enters Scorpio

Nov 01, 16:25

Venus enters Sagittarius

Nov 25, 19:28

Venus enters Capricorn


Dec 20, 01:41

Venus enters Aquarius

Mars Transits 2019

Feb 14, 05:51

Mars enters Taurus

Mar 31, 02:12

Mars enters Gemini

May 15, 23:09

Mars enters Cancer

Jul 01, 19:19

Mars enters Leo

Aug 18, 01:18

Mars enters Virgo

Oct 04, 12:22

Mars enters Libra

Nov 19, 02:40

Mars enters Scorpio


Jupiter is in Scorpio from Oct 11 2017 to Nov 08 2018 and into Sagittarius until December 03 2019


Saturn is in Capricorn until Mar 21 2020


Uranus is in Aries until May 15 2018 and will stay in Taurus (on and off) until 26 April 2026


Neptune is in Pisces until Mar 30 2025


Pluto is in Capricorn until Mar 23 2023

What Sign Is the Moon In

Pisces Jul 19, 22:18

Aries Jul 22, 11:02

Taurus Jul 24, 22:42

Gemini Jul 27, 07:28

Cancer Jul 29, 12:30

Leo Jul 31, 14:18

Virgo Aug 02, 14:20

Libra Aug 04, 14:29

Scorpio Aug 06, 16:31

Sagittarius Aug 08, 21:34

Capricorn Aug 11, 05:47

Aquarius Aug 13, 16:35

Pisces Aug 16, 04:49

Aries Aug 18, 17:32

Taurus Aug 21, 05:36

Gemini Aug 23, 15:33

Cancer Aug 25, 22:05

Leo Aug 28, 00:53

Virgo Aug 30, 00:57

Libra Sep 01, 00:07

Scorpio Sep 03, 00:34

Sagittarius Sep 05, 04:07

Capricorn Sep 07, 11:37

Aquarius Sep 09, 22:23

Pisces Sep 12, 10:51

Aries Sep 14, 23:32

Taurus Sep 17, 11:30

Gemini Sep 19, 21:57

Cancer Sep 22, 05:49

Leo Sep 24, 10:19

Virgo Sep 26, 11:36

Libra Sep 28, 11:02

Scorpio Sep 30, 10:41

Sagittarius Oct 02, 12:44

Capricorn Oct 04, 18:43

Aquarius Oct 07, 04:41

Pisces Oct 09, 17:05

Aries Oct 12, 05:45

Taurus Oct 14, 17:23

Gemini Oct 17, 03:29

Cancer Oct 19, 11:42

Leo Oct 21, 17:28

Virgo Oct 23, 20:29

Libra Oct 25, 21:19

Scorpio Oct 27, 20:29

Sagittarius Oct 29, 21:58

Capricorn Nov 01, 02:38

Aquarius Nov 03, 11:19

Pisces Nov 05, 23:07

Aries Nov 08, 11:48

Taurus Nov 10, 23:17

Gemini Nov 13, 08:45

Cancer Nov 15, 16:14

Leo Nov 17, 21:56

Virgo Nov 20, 01:54

Libra Nov 22, 04:19

Scorpio Nov 24, 05:58

Sagittarius Nov 26, 08:10

Capricorn Nov 28, 12:32

Aquarius Nov 30, 20:13

Pisce Dec 03, 07:10

Aries Dec 05, 19:44

Taurus Dec 08, 07:29

Gemini Dec 10, 16:46

Cancer Dec 12, 23:22

Leo Dec 15, 03:55

Virgo Dec 17, 07:15

Libra Dec 19, 10:04

Scorpio Dec 21, 15:57

Sagittarius Dec 23, 16:34

Capricorn Dec 25, 21:45

Aquarius Dec 28, 05:20

Pisces Dec 30, 15:41 creating opportunities through the astrological lens

The Decans in Astrology

If you are scratching your head and wondering why you and a friend share the same star sign and yet are markedly dissimilar in personality traits, the explanation for this could lie in the fact that the both of you belong to different decans or decantes. So what is a decan in astrology?

As you already know, there are twelve star signs with each sign spreading invariably over 30 degrees of the zodiacal circles; and a decan is a 10 degree division, or one-third of a star sign.

Hence, there are a total of thirty six decans in all. Each star sign has three decans (1st decan 0˚ to 10˚, 2nd decan 10˚01' to 20˚, 3rd decan 20˚01' to 30˚), and each decan corresponds approximately to ten days of the star sign time period.

Let me use the zodiac sign Aries as an example. Aries starts on 21 March and ends on 19 April, so the first 10 days (21 to 30 March) is the first decan of Aries, the middle 10 days (31 March to 9 April) is the second decan while the final 10 days (10 to 19 April) is the third decan.

With that being said, keep in mind that the dates in astrology can vary from year to year. What’s consistent is the degrees. I would suggest you check your Sun Sign and the degree numbers next to it on your natal chart, if your birthday falls close to a cusp, or the dates mentioned below for each decan.

I recently received an email from a dear reader born on the March 20 1978 (21:48hrs), who is confused over why astrology website A says she is a third decan Pisces while astrology website B tells her she belongs to the first decan of Aries. Well, the Sun entered the constellation of Aries at 18:34hrs on the year she was born; as such, she is 0° 08' in Aries, and a first decan Aries.

Each decan is governed by a planet which has its own special qualities and unique characteristics. The first decan of any sign is ruled only by the planet assigned to that particular sign while the second decan is under the co-rulership of the next sign in the same Triplicity (element). And, the third decan’s co-ruling planet is the planetary ruler of the sign after that in the same element.

Taking the Fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius as an example, Mars rules the first decan of Aries, the second decan is co-ruled by Sun and the planetary co- ruler of the third decan is Jupiter. That’s why people with the same star sign can be very different in their nature.

Let’s say you are born in the first part of the Aries sign. This makes you fall under the “purest” Arian decan category, which means you are very likely to possess all or the most of the personality traits that the star sign dictates – you live by optimism and courage, but are also impulsive, egoistic and quick-tempered.

Or perhaps, the sign’s characteristics are more intensified. Those in your network might crown you as Mr or Miss Mighty Fearless of the Century, or feel you are the most unbelievable self-centered Ram with explosive temper that they have ever known.

However, if you are a second decan Aries, you could bear some qualities of a Leo (the next fire sign in the zodiac), meaning that you can be as proud as a lion, and enjoy having all eyes on you. Leos are said to be arrogant, vain, and the biggest attention-seeker of the zodiac, remember?

And if you belong to the third decan, you could have certain affinity with Sagittarius (the last sign of the fire element). You are a feisty adventurer that has a tendency to get bored easily, not to mention, absolutely hate being restricted. You thrive on variety, novelty, freedom, knowledge and spirituality.

Therefore by knowing if you were born in the first, second or third decan, you will be able to better understand your own character, strengths as well as weaknesses, and the way in which your decan can change the key or dominant characteristics of your sign of the zodiac.


The first picture shows you what astrological signs belong to the same element group while the second one tells you the four signs that are of the same modality.

what zodiac signs belong to the same astrological element group

what zodiac signs belong to the same modality

What Decan Are You?


Aries Decan 1      

21 Mar – 30 Mar  

(ruled by Mars)

Aries Decan 2      

31 Mar – 9 Apr   

(sub-influenced by Leo/Sun)

Aries Decan 3      

10 Apr – 19 Apr   

(sub-influenced by Sagittarius/Jupiter)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Aries Decans


Taurus Decan 1      

20 Apr – 30 Apr  

(ruled by Venus)

Taurus Decan 2      

1 May – 10 May  

(sub-influenced by Virgo/Mercury)  

Taurus Decan 3    

11 May – 20 May   

(sub-influenced by Capricorn/Saturn)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Taurus Decans


Gemini Decan 1     

21 May – 31 May  

(ruled by Mercury)

Gemini Decan 2      

1 Jun – 10 Jun  

(sub-influenced by Libra/Venus)

Gemini Decan 3     

11 Jun – 20 Jun  

(sub-influenced by Aquarius/Uranus)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Gemini Decans


Cancer Decan 1      

21 Jun –  1 Jul

(ruled by the Moon)

Cancer Decan 2      

2 Jul – 12 Jul  

(sub-influenced by Scorpio/Pluto)

Cancer Decan 3     

13 Jul – 22 Jul  

(sub-influenced by Pisces/Neptune)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Cancer Decans


Leo Decan 1      

23 Jul – 1 Aug  

(ruled by the Sun)

Leo Decan 2     

2 Aug – 12 Aug

(sub-influenced by Sagittarius/Jupiter)   

Leo Decan 3     

13 Aug – 22 Aug   

(sub-influenced by Aries/Mars)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Leo Decans


Virgo Decan 1     

23 Aug – 2 Sep  

(ruled by Mercury)

Virgo Decan 2    

3 Sep – 12 Sep

(sub-influenced by Capricorn/Saturn)  

Virgo Decan 3     

13 Sep – 22 Sep   

(sub-influenced by Taurus/Venus)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Virgo Decans


Libra Decan 1    

23 Sep – 2 Oct  

(ruled by Venus)

Libra Decan 2    

3 Oct – 12 Oct  

(sub-influenced by Aquarius/Uranus)  

Libra Decan 3     

13 Oct – 22 Oct

(sub-influenced by Gemini/Mercury)  

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Libra Decans


Scorpio Decan 1      

23 Oct – 1 Nov  

(ruled by Pluto)

Scorpio Decan 2     

2 Nov – 11 Nov

(sub-influenced by Pisces/Neptune)   

Scorpio Decan 3     

12 Nov – 21 Nov  

(sub-influenced by Cancer/Moon)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Scorpio Decans


Sagittarius Decan 1     

22 Nov – 1 Dec  

(ruled by Jupiter)

Sagittarius Decan 2      

2 Dec – 11 Dec

(sub-influenced by Aries/Mars)   

Sagittarius Decan 3      

12 Dec – 21 Dec   

(sub-influenced by Leo/Sun)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Sagittarius Decans


Capricorn Decan 1     

22 Dec – 31 Dec  

(ruled by Saturn)

Capricorn Decan 2      

1 Jan – 10 Jan

(sub-influenced by Taurus/Venus)   

Capricorn Decan 3     

11 Jan – 19 Jan

(sub-influenced by Virgo/Mercury)  

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Capricorn Decans


Aquarius Decan 1      

20 Jan – 29 Jan  

(ruled by Uranus)

Aquarius Decan 2      

30 Jan – 8 Feb  

(sub-influenced by Gemini/Mercury)  

Aquarius Decan 3     

9 Feb – 18 Feb   

(sub-influenced by Libra/Venus)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Aquarius Decans


Pisces Decan 1      

19 Feb – 28 Feb  

(ruled by Neptune)

Pisces Decan 2     

29 Feb – 10 Mar

(sub-influenced by Cancer/Moon)   

Pisces Decan 3     

11 Mar – 20 Mar   

(sub-influenced by Scorpio/Pluto)

Personality Traits and Qualities Associated with Pisces Decans

The Decans in Astrology. Aries Decans. Taurus Decans. Gemini Decans. Cancer Dceans. Leo Decans. Virgo Decans. Libra Decans. Scorpio Decans. Sagittarius Decans. Capricorn Decans. Aquarius Decans. Pisces Decans.

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