Capricorn Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Capricorn zodiac sign from December 22 to January 19. All people born in any of these 29 days are considered to be in the Capricorn 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 considered to be 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 is 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 Capricorn and about the Sagittarius- Capricorn cusp and the Capricorn- Aquarius cusp.
The first decan of Capricorn is between December 22 and January 1. This is under the supervision of the planet Saturn. Those born in this period are dependable and warm hearted just like a true Capricorn and opportunists just as Saturn makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Capricorn zodiac sign.
The second decan of Capricorn is between January 2 and January 11. This is under the influence of the planet Venus. This is representative for people who are affectionate and realistic just like Capricorn and attractive and passionate just like Venus. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Capricorn zodiac sign.
The third decan of Capricorn is between January 12 and January 19. This period is influenced by the planet Mercury. This is representative for people who are kind and down to earth just like Capricorn and communicative and friendly just like Mercury. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of the Capricorn zodiac sign, slightly enhancing the negative ones.
Sagittarius- Capricorn cusp days: December 22, December 23 and December 24.
People born under the Sagittarius- Capricorn cusp are determined, innovative, ambitious and original like Sagittarius and persistent, tenacious, energetic and like Capricorn.
Capricorn- Aquarius cusp days: January 17, January 18 and January 19.
People born under the Capricorn- Aquarius cusp are persistent, tenacious and energetic like Capricorn and intellectual, humanitarian, curious and sympathetic like Aquarius.