Aquarius Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Aquarius zodiac sign from January 20 to February 18. All people born in any of these 30 days are considered to be in the Aquarius zodiac sign.
We all know that each of the twelve zodiac signs comes with its own set of characteristics and symbols. Although you might expect all people born in the same zodiac sign to be alike it seems that they are just as diverse as any other group of people. However, this is not a reason to doubt the meanings of the zodiac. The explanation of this diversity stays in the personal birth charts, in the cusps and decans of each zodiac sign.
As for the birth charts these represent the astrological map of the planets at the time of birth of an individual and reveal a personalized reading. We will discuss about birth charts in another article.
A decan of a zodiac sign is one of the third periods that sign is divided into. Each decan has its own planetary ruler which influences the basic characteristic of that zodiac sign.
A cusp refers to an imaginary line drawn in the zodiac between two zodiac signs. It also refers to the 2-3 days that are at the beginning and at the end of each zodiac sign and are said to also be influenced by the neighbor zodiac sign.
In the next rows we will discuss about the three decanates of Aquarius and about the Capricorn- Aquarius cusp and the Aquarius- Pisces cusp.
The first decan of Aquarius is between January 20 and January 31. This is under the supervision of the planet Uranus. Those born in this period are generous and idealistic just like a true Aquarius and original and inquisitive just as Uranus makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Aquarius zodiac sign.
The second decan of Aquarius is between February 1 and February 9. This is under the influence of the planet Mercury. This is representative for people who are altruistic and dependable just like Aquarius and communicative spirits just like Mercury. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Aquarius zodiac sign.
The third decan of Aquarius is between February 10 and February 18. This period is influenced by the planet Venus. This is representative for people who are resourceful and understanding just like Aquarius and emotional and charming just like Venus. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of Aquarius zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.
Capricorn- Aquarius cusp days: January 20, January 21 and January 22.
People born under the Capricorn- Aquarius cusp are persistent, tenacious and energetic like Capricorn and intellectual, humanitarian, curious and sympathetic like Aquarius.
Aquarius- Pisces cusp days: February 16, February 17 and February 18.
People born under the Aquarius- Pisces cusp are intellectual, humanitarian, curious and sympathetic like Aquarius and enthusiastic, independent and creative learners like Pisces.