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Eclipse Dates 2017

Lunar Eclipse Feb 10

22° Leo 35'

Solar Eclipse Feb 26

08° Pisces 10'

Lunar Eclipse Aug 7

15° Aquarius 31'

Solar Eclipse Aug 21

28° Leo 51'

Mercury Retrograde Dates 2017

19 Dec 2016 (Sagittarius) – 8 Jan 2017 (Capricorn)

Jan 01 (Capricorn) – Jan 08 (Capricorn)

Apr 09 (Aries) – May 03 (Taurus)

Aug 12 (Leo) – Sep 05 (Virgo)

Dec 02 (Sagittarius) – Dec 22 (Capricorn)

Mercury Transits 2017

Jan 04, 15:01 Sagittarius - R

Jan 08, 09:43 Sagittarius - S/D

Jan 12, 13:30 Capricorn - I

Feb 07, 09:33 Aquarius - I

Feb 25, 23:07 Pisces - I

Mar 13, 21:07 Aries - I

Mar 31, 17:44 Taurus - I

Apr 09, 23:14 Taurus - S/R

Apr 20, 17:36 Aries - R

May 03, 16:32 Aries - S/D

May 16, 04:00 Taurus - I

Jun 06, 22:13 Gemini - I

Jun 21, 09:57 Cancer - I

Jul 06, 00:19 Leo - I

Jul 25, 23:41 Virgo - I

Aug 13, 01:00 Virgo - S/R

Aug 31, 15:53 Leo - R

Sep 05, 11:29 Leo - S/D

Sep 10, 02:38 Virgo - I

Sep 30, 00:42 Libra - I

Oct 17, 07:59 Scorpio - I

Nov 05, 19:19 Sagittarius - I

Dec 03, 07:34 Sagittarius - S/R

Dec 23, 01:51 Sagittarius - S/D

Venus Transits 2017

Jan 03, 07:47 Pisces - I

Feb 03, 15:54 Aries - I

Mar 04, 09:09 Aries - S/R

Apr 03, 00:27 Pisces - R

Apr 15, 10:18 Pisces - S/D

Apr 28, 13:02 Aries - I

Jun 06, 07:25 Taurus - I

Jul 05, 00:11 Gemini - I

Jul 31, 14:53 Cancer - I

Aug 26, 04:29 Leo - I

Sep 20, 01:15 Virgo - I

Oct 14, 10:11 Libra - I

Nov 07, 11:38 Scorpio - I

Dec 01, 09:14 Sagittarius - I

Dec 25, 05:26 Capricorn - I

Mars Transits 2017

Jan 28, 05:38 Aries - I

Mar 10, 00:33 Taurus - I

Apr 21, 10:32 Gemini - I

Jun 04, 16:16 Cancer - I

Jul 20, 12:19 Leo - I

Sep 05, 09:34 Virgo - I

Oct 22, 18:29 Libra - I

Dec 09, 08:59 Scorpio - I


Jupiter will be in Scorpio from Oct 11 2017 to Nov 8 2018


Saturn will be in Sagittarius until Dec 19 2017


Uranus will be in Aries until May 15 2018


Neptune will be in Pisces until Mar 30 2025


Pluto will be in Capricorn until Mar 23 2023

What Sign Is the Moon In

Scorpio Oct 20, 02:40

Sagittarius Oct 22, 12:56

Capricorn Oct 25, 01:12

Aquarius Oct 27, 13:58

Pisces Oct 29, 23:46

Aries Nov 01, 06:42

Taurus Nov 03, 09:46

Gemini Nov 05, 10:25

Cancer Nov 07, 10:44

Leo Nov 09, 12:29

Virgo Nov 11, 16:41

Libra Nov 13, 23:26

Scorpio Nov 16, 08:18

Sagittarius Nov 18, 18:58

Capricorn Nov 21, 07:13

Aquarius Nov 23, 20:14

Pisces Nov 26, 08:03

Aries Nov 28, 16:30

Taurus Nov 30, 20:38

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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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