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Definition: The decan is a 10 degree increment that divides the 360 degree ecliptic into 36 pieces. There are three decans for each sign of the Zodiac. This gives more nuance to the general interpretation of a sign, within its decanate.

Science / Astrology / Decan, Decanate: Based on the subdivision of a sign into three parts of 10° each.

Third Decan of Taurus (portion of 10°): TAURUS/CAPRICORN

Tenth Dwad of Taurus (portion of 02° 30′): TAURUS/AQUARIUS
(my Dwad Table)

In Manilius' decanate system each sign has a cardinal sign ruling the first decanate, then one which is fixed, and then mutable. Each sign has one decanate ruler which is of its own element.

Goetic Demons of Decans by Day
15 (Path of Hé) Aries:
Ascendant-Bael (Cat, toad, man, or all at once)
Succedent-Agares (Old man, riding a crocodile and carrying a goshawk)
Cadent-Vassago (Like Agares) ...

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Decan or Decanate-Ten degrees of arc, the first, second or third section of the stack marked by ten-degree intervals.

Decanate - The partitioning of each Sign into three equal parts of 10 degrees each. Each part is known as a decanate. Every Sign is composed of 30 degrees.

DECANATE: The division of each sign into three equal parts of 10 degrees each.
DECLINATION: The distance of a planet north or south of the celestial equater
DEGREE: 1/360 of a circle.

Decanate: Divide sign into 12 pieces
Navamsa: Divide sign to 9 pieces
Dwadasamsa: Divide sign into 12 pieces
Degree Meaning: Divide sign into 30 pieces ...

Decanate: One of three divisions of a Sun Sign ( 0º-9º59', 10º-19º59', 20º-29º59').
Descendant: The cusp between the sixth and seventh houses, the point at which the western horizon intercepts the ecliptic.
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Decanate Chart
I give you the decanate chart (bottom of the above symbol chart) in case you want to study interpretation in more depth.

Decan, Decanates A division of the signs into 10 degrees each of which is subtly different from one another due to the different rulers involved. ...

Decans or Decanates - each sign splits into 3 parts. 0-9 degrees is ruled by the sign, 10-19 deg sub-ruled by next sign-same element & 20-29 degrees the 3rd sign.

decan, decanate Based on the subdivision of a sign into three parts of 10° each.

SATURN is the planetary ruler of this decan.

First Decan: activity, adventure, zeal, notoriety, dishonor, misfortune. Second Decan: noble affections as the source of power to sway others - the head joined to the impulses of the heart.

decan : Based on the subdivision of a sign into three parts of 10° each.

Decanate: three sequential 10-degree sections of all signs: the first 10° of any sign is said to be of the nature of the sign itself; the second 10° decanate is of the nature of the next sign of the same element; ...

Each sign is divided into three decans of 10 degrees. See also Face
Degree ...

Decanate are signs that are divided into thirds. Decanate is the name given to each third of a sign.

Since the decans are clearly understood to be related to divisions of the signs, this might be called a whole-decan system of houses.

LIBRA- As the decanate of Libra is the bridging decanate into the Aquarian Age, Libra's Soul's Purpose is to bridge the activities of humanity, as shown by the House Position of Uranus, ...

This is the planet that has the most dignities in a given place in the zodiac, according to the dignities of house, exaltation, trigon (or triplicity), bound (or term) and face (decanate).

Face Each sign of thirty degrees is divided into three segments called decans (decanates) of ten degrees, each with its own planetary ruler.

The first decante is ruled by the owner of the Rasi himself, the second by the lord of the 5th Rasi from thee, and the 3rd by the lord of the 9th Rasi.
4) Chaturthamsa: Each sign is divided into 4 parts of 7 Degree and 30 Mts.

The eclipse took place at 19◦06' Aries, which is the degree of the Sun's exaltation in that sign, and in terms of Essential Dignity it is in "the Face of the Sun," or the decanate of Leo.

The first nova of record appeared suddenly on November 11, 1572, in the Constellation Cassiopeia, in the third decanate of Pisces - known as the decanate of Vicissitudes.

It is for instance true, if it is joined with the Lord of the domicile or exaltation or with the Lord of two of the other minor dignities (namely with the Lord of the term and triplicity, or with the Lord of the term and the decan, ...

The Egyptian constellations were eventually dropped and replaced by the twelve Babylonian-Greek versions but the 36 decans were incorporated into ten degree segments of the ecliptic, ...

] If any Planet be in his Decanate, Decurie or Face, as Mars in the first ten degrees of Aries, or in Mercury in the first ten degrees of Taurus, he is then allowed one essential dignity; for being in his own Decanate or Face, ...

With Mars(action) and Chiron(healing) conjunct in the last decanate of Sagitarrius -- also near the galactic center -- opposing retrograde Mercury conjuct Jupiter in Gemini, the cauldron of change is churning with evolutionary elixir.

There were other transits - for example, the Uranus-Neptune-Saturn conjunction in the first decanate of Capricorn, ...

The Effects of Eclipses according to the Decanates
List of aphorisms from William Lilly's "Annus Tenebrosus" concerning the effects of solar and lunar eclipses according the the decanates of the Zodiac. (Luis Ribeiro) ...

Hi Molly, I have Jupiter in Leo at 7 degrees (the 1st Decan of Leo) on the 10th / 11th House cusp (I can't figure out which 1). How do you think Jupiter's transit into Aquarius in Jan 2009 will affect me? Jupiter will be opposite my Jupiter.

Line of Advantage -An imaginary axis that connects the third decan of the third and ninth houses. The Moon's North Node east of this axis is thought to be in a favorable or advantageous position.
Link - To form a linkage.

One prominent astrologer, Marc Penfield, uses 8 houses - dividing each quadrant using the same technique as in Koch & Placidus. Michel Gauquelin divided Placidus houses into 36 (instead of 12) "decans" and marked beginning of the 36th "decan" ...

Regardless, we are in the last decan of Pisces and moving away from the Pisces influence of sacrifice of the individual ego.

See also: See also: Planet, House, Astrology, Sign, Degree

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