Aries Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Aries zodiac sign from March 21 to April 19. All people born in any of these 30 days are considered to be under the Aries 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 represents 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 following lines will discuss about the three decanates of Aries and about the Pisces-Aries cusp and the Aries-Taurus cusp.
The first decan of Aries is between March 21 and March 30. This is under the supervision of the planet Mars. Those born in this period are passionate leaders that are involved in everything that happens around them just like a true Aries and fiery idealists just as Mars makes them be. This decan is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Aries zodiac sign.
The second decan of Aries is between March 31 and April 10. This is influenced by the Sun. This is representative for people who are bright attention cravers just like Aries and elegant but a little vain just like the Sun makes them be. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Aries zodiac sign.
The third decan of Aries is between April 11 and April 19. This is under the supervision of the planet Jupiter. Those born in this period are progressive, enterprising and opportunity takers just like a true Aries and humanitarians full of luck just as Jupiter makes them be. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Aries zodiac sign.
Pisces- Aries cusp days: March 21, March 22 and March 23
People born under the Pisces- Aries cusp are enthusiastic, independent and creative learners like Pisces and adaptable, self confident, creative and very competitive like Aries.
Aries-Taurus cusp days: April 17, April 18 and April 19
People born under the Aries- Taurus cusp are adaptable, self confident, creative and very competitive like Aries and constant and tenacious but also very patient and understanding like Taurus.