Decan in astrology: what is it and how to know yours?

To properly identify the portrait of an astrological sign, it is essential to know its decan. But what is it and how do you determine it? We tell you everything, sign by sign.

Everyone knows his astrological sign. If this makes it possible to better identify his character, his aptitudes and to better apprehend his future, it is possible to refine his exploration thanks to what are called decans. These are none other thanan interval of 10 degrees. Since each zodiac sign is on an axis of 30 degrees, we can deduce that each sign has three decans. Why 30 degrees? Because our sun takes 30 days, neither more nor less, to cross the astrological constellations.

Each decan corresponds to a character trait

Indeed, each decan echoes a very particular profile.

  • The first decan concerns people with more entrepreneurial characteristics. We then speak of individuals capable of initiative and inventiveness. This often corresponds to profiles where action is omnipresent in their lives.
  • The second decan announces profiles where wisdom is expressed more. They are then distinguished by their vision of life, their ability to take a step back, to take an objective look at existence. They go straight to the point and don’t bother with a thousand questions.
  • The third and last decan is the family of those whose creativity is important and whose ability to adapt is obvious. It is said that they are able to better fluidify their relationships with others.

Nothing’s easier. You need simply know your date of birth and see which decan it corresponds to. Below are the three decans of each sign, their corresponding planet and the essential traits of their personality.

Sign dates 1er decan dates 2e decan dates 3e decan
Ram from March 21 to March 30 from March 31 to April 9 from April 10 to April 20
Bull from April 21 to April 30 from 1er May to May 10 from May 11 to May 21
Gemini from May 22 to May 31 from 1er June to June 10 from June 11 to June 21
Cancer from June 22 to 1er July from July 2 to July 12 from July 13 to July 22
Lion from July 23 to 1er august from August 2 to August 12 from August 13 to August 22
Virgin from August 23 to September 3 September 4 to September 12 from September 13 to September 22
Balance from September 23 to October 3 from October 4 to October 14 from October 15 to October 22
Scorpio from October 23 to November 2 from November 3 to November 12 from November 13 to November 22
Sagittarius from November 23 to December 2 from December 3 to December 12 from December 13 to December 21
Capricorn from December 22 to December 31 from 1er January to January 11 from January 11 to January 20
Aquarius from January 21 to January 30 from January 31 to February 9 from February 10 to February 18
Pisces from February 19 to February 29 from 1er March to March 10 from March 11 to March 20

The decans of the 12 zodiac signs

Sign, decan and ascendant: the triptych to know yourself better

Thus, astrology allows, when you know your sign and the decan that corresponds to it, to better understand our character, our strengths and our weaknesses. The ascendant also brings knowledge that allows us to further refine our psychological profile. But did you know that you can go even further by calculating, this time, the decan of your ascendant?

For know the decan of your ascendant, you must use the exact time you were born and the city of your birth. Then, you will have to see at what degree is the cusp of your ascendant. For those who don’t know, the cusp is the dividing point between two astrological signs or two houses. Thus you will have the possibility of matching the position in degree of the cusp of your ascendant in correlation with the degrees used to determine the decans as we have exposed them.

For example, a person with an Aries ascendant positioned between 1 and 10 degrees will be from the first decan, between 11 and 20 from the second and between 21 and 30 from the third.

Sound too technical? Rest assured, rare are the astrologers who seek the decan of the ascendants. They prefer, in fact, to develop an astral chart which will be much more complete and in-depth.

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Decan in astrology: what is it and how to know yours?

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