PRINCIPLES OF ASTROLOGY

The 30 degrees alloted for each zodiac house can be divided into three groups of ten degrees each as 0 to 9 deg, 10 to 19 deg and 20 to 29 deg. These divisions are termed as Decanates.The first ten degrees are called as the First Decanate, the second ten as the second Decanate and the third ten degrees are the Third Decanate.

The first decanate of any sign corresponds to to the sign being studied so that the first deanate of Aries will relate to Aries.

The second Decanate of any sign takes on the characteristics of the next sign in the same element and hence the second decanate for Aries is Leo. The third decanate of any sign is the last sequential sign within the same element and so for Aries it would be Sagittarius.

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Each decanate in a sign gets the traits or qualities of the sign ruling it. The first decanate is the strongest and it corresponds to the double strength of the sign. A person born during the second and third decanate will be less typical of the sign udner consideration.

The decanates are said to have psychological and physical significances and are related to the mind, body and soul.

0 to 9 degrees- This decanate corresponds to the physical side and relates to the body. When a person has many planets in these degrees they would be practical, materialistic and sensible. These degrees are very powerful. The 0 deg represents the beginnings and the 9th degree represents the endings and the physical aspects.

10 to 19 degrees- This decanate corresponds to the mental or the Mind side. Those with more planets in this decanate are said to be intelligent and concentrate more on mind activities. They are logical thinkers and are well-informed about the latest trends. Degree 10 represents new pursuits and degree 19 represents the peak of mental activity.

20 to 29 degrees- This decanate corresponds to the spiritual aspects of a person. When many planets or in this decanate, the native would be spiritually inclined. Some might have problems like addiction and self-destruction. Degree 29 relates to the spritual peak.

Astrology divides the zodiac into 12 equal sections of 30 degrees each and each segment is called a Zodiac sign. The 12 Zodiac Signs are further divided into 3 Decans of 10 degrees each. The Decans are defined by the four Elements namely, Fire, Earth, Air and Water.

Each element is assigned to 3 zodiac signs and the 3 decans within those signs are connected via their shared element. So how do you find out to which decan you belong to:

•  born in the first 10 days of your zodiac sign: your Sun is in the 1st Decan

•  born in the second 10 days of your zodiac sign: your Sun is in the 2nd Decan

•  born in the third 10 days of your zodiac sign: your Sun is in the 3rd Decan


Have you ever wondered why people born under the same sun sign, still seem to have different personalities. They are not the same and they vary widely in their behavioural patterns and characteristics. Here astrology comes to the rescue.

The zodiac signs or sun signs are further divided based on their elements and qualities. The signs are divided based on the Triplicities and this is called the Decanates.

Knowing your decan and your ruler helps in your progressed horoscopic reading. Particularly the ruler of your corresponding decan influences your entire life.

The entire zodiac cycle is divided into 12 signs each of 30 degrees span. under the decanate division, each sign is further divided into three decans each of 10 degrees. Each decan has a sub-ruler which is the co-ruler of the zodiac sign under question. Each decan in a sign is of the same element as that of the mother sign.







THE DECANATES

Houses
First Decanate
Second Decanate
Third Decanate
Aries Aries
Aries Aries
Leo Leo
Sagittarius Sagittarius
Taurus Taurus
Taurus Taurus
Virgo Virgo
Capricorn Capricorn
Gemini Gemini
Gemini Gemini
Libra Libra
Aquarius Aquarius
cancer Cancer
cancer Cancer
Scorpio Scorpio
Pisces Pisces
Leo Leo
Leo Leo
Sagittarius Sagittarius
Aries Aries
Virgo Virgo
Virgo Virgo
Capricorn Capricorn
Taurus Taurus
Libra Libra
Libra Libra
Aquarius Aquarius
Gemini Gemini
Scorpio Scorpio
Scorpio Scorpio
Pisces Pisces
cancer Cancer
Sagittarius Sagittarius
Sagittarius Sagittarius
Aries Aries
Leo Leo
Capricorn Capricorn
Capricorn Capricorn
Taurus Taurus
Virgo Virgo
Aquarius Aquarius
Aquarius Aquarius
Gemini Gemini
Libra Libra
Pisces Pisces
Pisces Pisces
cancer Cancer
Scorpio Scorpio

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