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Eclipse Dates 2018

Total Lunar Eclipse Jan 31

11° Leo 39'

Partial Solar Eclipse Feb 15

27° Aquarius 01'

Partial Solar Eclipse Jul 12

20° Cancer 50'

Total Lunar Eclipse Jul 27

04° Aquarius 46'

Partial Solar Eclipse Aug 11

18° Leo 34'

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2018

Mar 22 to Apr 15 in Aries

Jul 26 to Aug 18 in Leo

Nov 16 to Dec 6 in Sagittarius and Scorpio

Mercury Transits 2018

Jan 11, 00:09

Mercury enters Capricorn

Jan 31, 08:39

Mercury enters Aquarius

Feb 17, 16:05

Mercury enters Pisces

Mar 06, 02:34

Mercury enters Aries

Mar 22, 20:19  

Mercury Retrograde (16º Aries)

Apr 15, 05:21

Mercury Direct (4º Aries)


May 13, 08:40

Mercury enters Taurus

May 29,  19:49

Mercury enters Gemini

Jun 12, 15:59

Mercury enters Cancer

Jun 29, 01:16

Mercury enters Leo

Jul 26, 01:02

Mercury Retrograde (23º Leo)


Aug 19, 00:25

Mercury Direct (11º Leo)

Sep 05, 22:39

Mercury enters Virgo


Sep 21, 23:39

Mercury enters Libra

Oct 09, 20:40

Mercury enters Scorpio


Oct 31, 00:38

Mercury enters Sagittarius

Nov 16, 20:33

Mercury Retrograde  (13º Sagittarius)


Dec 01, 06:12

Mercury Retrograde enters Scorpio

Dec 06, 16:22

Mercury Direct (27º Scorpio)


Dec 12, 18:43

Mercury enters Sagittarius  

Venus Transits 2018

Jan 17, 20:43

Venus enters Aquarius  

Feb 10, 18:19

Venus enters Pisces

Mar 06, 18:45

Venus enters Aries

Mar 31, 00:54

Venus enters Taurus


Apr 24, 12:40

Venus enters Gemini

May 19, 09:10

Venus enters Cancer

Jun 13, 17:54

Venus enters Leo


Jul 09, 22:32

Venus enters Virgo

Aug 06, 19:27

Venus enters Libra

Sep 09, 05:25

Venus enters Scorpio

Oct 05, 15:05

Venus Retrograde (10º Scorpio)

Oct 31, 15:42

Venus Retrograde enters Libra


Nov 16, 05:51

Venus Direct (25º Libra)


Dec 02, 12:02

Venus enters Scorpio

Mars Transits 2018

Jan 26, 07:56

Mars enters Sagittarius

Mar 17, 12:40

Mars enters Capricorn

May 16, 00:55

Mars enters Aquarius

Jun 26, 17:04

Mars Retrograde (9º Aquarius)

Aug 12, 22:14

Mars Retrograde enters Capricorn

Aug 27, 10:05

Mars Direct (28º Capricorn)

Sep 10, 20:56

Mars enters Aquarius

Nov 15, 17:51

Mars enters Pisces

Dec 31, 21:20

Mars enters Aries


Jupiter is in Scorpio from Oct 11 2017 to Nov 8 2018 and into Sagittarius until December 3 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

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Pisces Sep 22, 13:26

Aries Sep 25, 00:03

Taurus Sep 27, 08:15

Gemini Sep 29, 14:25

Cancer Oct 01, 19:00

Leo Oct 03, 22:12

Virgo Oct 06, 00:19

Libra Oct 08, 02:09

Scorpio Oct 10, 05:09

Sagittarius Oct 12, 10:52

Capricorn Oct 14, 20:16

Aquarius Oct 17, 08:35

Pisces Oct 19, 21:20

Aries Oct 22, 07:58

Taurus Oct 24, 15:33

Gemini Oct 26, 20:40

Cancer Oct 28, 23:26

Leo Oct 31, 02:41

Virgo Nov 02, 05:47

Libra Nov 04, 09:00

Scorpio Nov 06, 13:02

Sagittarius Nov 08, 18:59

Capricorn Nov 11, 03:54

Aquarius Nov 13, 15:45

Pisces Nov 16, 04:41

Aries Nov 18, 15:55

Taurus Nov 20, 23:42

Gemini Nov 23, 04:10

Cancer Nov 25, 06:37

Leo Nov 27, 08:34

Virgo Nov 29, 11:07

Libra Dec 01, 14:48

Scorpio Dec 03, 19:54

Sagittarius Dec 06, 02:48

Capricorn Dec 08, 12:01

Aquarius Dec 10, 23:39

Pisces Dec 13, 12:39

Aries Dec 16, 00:43

Taurus Dec 18, 09:37

Gemini Dec 20, 14:34

Cancer Dec 22, 16:27

Leo Dec 24, 16:58

Virgo Dec 26, 17:49

Libra Dec 28, 20:22

Scorpio Dec 31, 01:22 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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