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The Third Decan of Taurus

Updated: Feb 4

Exploring the soul of the last 10° of Taurus.

Welcome to the third decan of Taurus! Before we jump in, if you want/need a refresher about the decans themselves, check out the introductory post in this series 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 third 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 all 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 their interpretation. If you're solid on the concept of decans, then let's get started with the planetary ruler.

Planetary Ruler

We've made it to the first decan in the series that's ruled by Saturn. Before any of the fear-mongering begins I want to say that the decans of Saturn aren't cursed. They may not be all sunshine and rainbows like Venus or the Moon, but they definitely aren't cursed. This is going to be the first decan where we experience a restriction, limitation, or innate difficulty. Any planet or placement here will dig their heels in a little harder. Taurus is fixed Earth, so we already see a tendency to be fixed, stationary, or a desire to remain comfortable. With the influence of Saturn we can see this desire for stability turn into a straight up need. Saturn takes these final 10° of Taurus and creates an atmosphere that’s ripe with hard work, proving yourself, but also reward for that sustained effort— sustained being the keyword.

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