Updated: May 27
Exploring the soul of the first 10° of Aries.
Welcome to the first decan of Aries!! In the first post of this series we explored everything about the decans. If you want/need a refresher about the decans themselves, check out "Understanding the Decans" and then meet me back here so we can dive head first into this post together. Here's a quick overview of everything we'll be covering about the first decan of Aries:
Planetary ruler of the decan
Descriptions from Ibn Ezra, the Picatrix, and Agrippa
The tarot card associated with the decan
An exploration of the decan's soul via Sun placement
Again, if you want to know the meaning of the decans themselves, what they are, and how they can be of use to us, then definitely read the first post in this series before continuing on. You babes know I like to teach from a solid foundation, so knowing exactly what the decans are and the rationale behind them will be important in interpreting them. If you're solid on the concept of decans, then let's get started with the planetary ruler of the first decan of Aries.
The first planet assigned to rule the first decan of the zodiac is none other than, Mars. The reason behind Mars kicking things off has to do with the Chaldean order and the fact that Mars is the ruler of Aries. This means that anyone who has their Mars in Aries within the 0-9° range is also going to have the planet in its own decan. Mars would be receiving dignity not only by zodiac sign, but also decan placement. This means that when Mars is first transiting Aries it's quite literally like the Kool-Aid man bursting through the wall yelling "OH YEAH!"