Exploring the soul of the middle 10° of Taurus.
Welcome to the second decan of Taurus! Before we jump in, 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 second decan of Taurus:
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.
We're leaving behind the psychopomp vibes of the first decan of Taurus and settling into the second decan, which is brimming with exalted energy. The planetary ruler of the second decan of Taurus is the Moon. Since the Moon is exalted in Taurus, these 10° are as sweet as honey. This portion of Venusian fixed Earth really knows how to indulge and make use of all that the material world has to offer. I see this middle decan of Taurus as a sweet spot and reprieve from a lot of the go, go, go energy we've seen thus far. These 10° act as fertile soil, a soft landing, and have a really even temper about them. You won't find a raging bull here, but rather a docile cow that can't be angered no matter how many red flags you wave. When placements fall under this decan there's a sense of being more level-headed and taking pause before expressing emotional sentiments. Emotions aren't withdrawn or methodical, but rather nurtured and tended to before being released into the world. These degrees of Taurus also lean heavily into the stereotypical tropes of Taurus-- food, comfort, and indulgence reign supreme.