Decans
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36 Decans of the Zodiac Explained

The Decans are 10 day time periods. For each 30 day sign of the Zodiac there are 3 distinct decans. Many times, a person will view the descriptions of their Zodiac sun sign only to find partial truth resonating. The first thing one should observe regarding the decans is the ruling planet. This may help clear water that was previously murky.

The second thing one should notice regarding the decans is the geometry and shape. There are distinct features contained in the images that pertain directly to individuals born during the different decans. These include bodily features, symbolism of personality traits, and specific shapes or clothing one is drawn to. I have studied them for some time and can only conclude that they are not only authentic but are of highly spiritual origin.

These particular images are from the Hindu and date to approximately 500 AD. Keep the aspect of cultural origin in mind when observing the symbolism. The personalities and deeper meanings are universal for humanity. True understanding of how the different decans reveal themselves requires study and ardent observation. I have seen other 10 day periods represented in 360 day calendars from the Maya and Egyptian cultures but these images have the best detail.

At one point in time, communication was accomplished through symbolism rather than written language. Frankly, after studying these amazing images and how they reveal themselves in peoples homes, faces, and occupations, I can only surmise that symbolism is tremendously more efficient when done properly in regard to high spiritual wisdom. To the distracted minds they will be fleeting entertainment at best. To the trained observer, they will be a revealing of significant proportion. Especially the artists. Cheers !!.. to those who see such things. I will be smiling with you.


Aries
 
  Guardian
March 21-31
Vernal Equinox
Beginning
The 1st decan of Aries is Guardian.

It is a male decan ruled by Mars.

Wearing a white cloth around his waist, a man with, very round red eyes, tries to frighten, but is capable of providing protection.
 
  Horse
April 1-10
The 2nd decan of Aries is Horse.

It is a four footed female decan ruled by the Sun.

A woman with a pot-like belly is dressed in red clothes, and has the face of a horse. She thinks about jewelry and food. She is thirsty and has only one foot.
 
  Driver
April 11-19
The 3rd decan of Aries is Driver.

It is a male decan ruled by Jupiter.

A brownish-red man with pronounced high cheekbones knows the 64 arts. He is willing to work but may be unreliable. Dressed in red clothes, he is savvy in the ways of business.
Taurus
  Fire
April 20-30
The 1st decan of Taurus is Fire.

It is a female decan ruled by Venus.

A woman with wavy hair is wearing a burning dress and has a pot-like belly. She is thirsty, hungry and desires jewelry.
 
  Goat
May 1-10
The 2nd decan of Taurus is Goat.

It is a male four footed decan ruled by Mercury.

A man experienced in working the land and livestock knows the 64 arts. He is showing one shoulder in a bull-like posture and is tortured by hunger. He has extreme heat in the body and is gluttonous. He has a ram-like face, and is wearing dirty clothes.
 
  Elephant
May 11-20
The 3rd decan of Taurus is Elephant.

It is a four footed male decan ruled by Saturn.
A man with large white teeth and odd feet, has a brownish-red body of an elephant. He is friendly toward the ram and the other animals of the forest.
Gemini
 

Jewel

May 21-31

The 1st decan of Gemini is Jewel.

It is a four footed male decan ruled by Saturn.

A man wearing many jewels has a bow with quiver, and armor. He has experience in the art of dance, musical instruments, and correspondence.

 
  Thread
June 1-10
The 2nd decan of Gemini is Thread.

It is a female decan ruled by Mercury.

A girl who loves needlework and jewelry has her arms raised up. She is without child and has reached puberty.

 

  Phoenix
June 11-20
The 3rd decan of Gemini is Phoenix.

It is an armed male decan ruled by Venus.

A belligerent man with a bow and arrow is standing in his garden. He has a large nose and his thoughts are on his sons, jewelry, gambling, and his own advantage.
Cancer
  Boar
June 21-July 1
The 1st decan of Cancer is Boar.

It is a four footed male decan ruled by the Moon.

A man carrying fruit, roots and meat is in a grove of Sandalwood trees. His body is elephant-like and his face resembles a boar. He has the neck of a horse and the feet of a camel.
 
  Snake
July 2-12
The 2nd decan of Cancer is Snake.

It is a female snake-decan ruled by Mars.

A young girl with a hard heart has lotus leaves around her head and is holding a snake. She is carrying a Pallasia tree branch in her hand and crying out into the forest.
 
 

Turtle

July 13-22

The 3rd decan of Cancer is Turtle.

It is a male snake-decan ruled by Jupiter.

A man wrapped with a snake is sailing out to sea. He has an expression on his face lacking confidence. He desires jewelry for his wife.

Leo
  Jackal
July 23-August 2
The 1st decan of Leo is Jackal.

It is a four-footed male decan ruled by the Sun.

This is a warning decan. A man with the arms of a tree is holding a jackal and vulture. He is dressed in dirty clothes and living away from his parents. He is complaining incessantly.
 
  Hunter
August 3-12
The 2nd decan of Leo is Hunter.

It is an armed male decan ruled by Jupiter.

A man with a white wreath of flowers on his head has the body of a horse. He is wearing a black fur. He is armed with a bow and has the frightful presence of a lion.
 
 

Bear

August 13-22

The 3rd decan of Leo is Bear.

It is an armed four-footed male decan ruled by Mars.

A man with the feet and hands of a monkey and the face of a bear has curly hair. He is carrying a club, fruit, and meat.

Virgo
  Virgin
August 23-Sept 2
The 1st decan of Virgo is Virgin.

It is a female decan ruled by Mercury.

A girl carrying a pot of flowers is on her way to the temple. She is wearing dirty clothes and desires wealth, clothing, and marriage.
 
  Quill
Sept 3-12
The 2nd decan of Virgo is Quill.

It is a male decan ruled by Saturn.

A man whose body is covered with hair is attending his income and expenses. He is holding a quill and wearing a cloth on his head.
 
 

Swallow

Sept 13-22

The 3rd decan of Virgo is Swallow.

It is a female bird-decan ruled by Venus.

A whiteish-yellow woman with good posture is dressed in fine linen. Coming from a ritualistic purification, she is going to the temple carrying a pitcher and spoon.

Libra
  Scales
Sept 23-Oct 3
The 1st decan of Libra is Scales.

It is a male decan ruled by Venus.

A man with a scale is holding objects while determining value. He has a familiarity with weights, volume and measure.
 
  Falcon
October 4-12
The 2nd decan of Libra is Falcon.

It is a male bird-decan ruled by Saturn.

This is a warning decan. A man with the head of a Falcon is hungry and thirsty. He is tossing a pitcher indicating his decision. He has his wife and sons on his mind.
 
 

Monkey

October 13-22

The 3rd decan of Libra is Monkey.

It is an armed four-footed male decan ruled by Mercury.

A bow carrying Kimnara with the body of a monkey and the head of a horse is wearing a golden quiver and armor as well as carrying fruit and meat. He is wearing jewels and is standing in the forest frightening away the wild animals.

Scorpio
  Dolphin
Oct 23-Nov 2
The 1st decan of Scorpio is Dolphin.

It is a female snake-decan ruled by Mars.

A nude woman with no clothing or jewelry is returning from the sea after being previously shunned from her homeland. A snake is loosely about her legs.
 
  Tower
November 3-11
The 2nd decan of Scorpio is Tower.

It is a female snake-decan ruled by Jupiter.

A woman who loves to please her husband is carefully handling a snake. She has a belly that is like a pot or a turtle shell.
 
 

Lion

November 12-21

The 3rd decan of Scorpio is Lion.

It is a four-footed male lion-decan ruled by the Moon.

A lion with a turtle-like mouth is guarding an area where many sandalwood trees are growing. He is protecting it from deer, boar and jackals.

Sagittarius
  Hermit
Nov 22-Dec 1
The 1st decan of Sagittarius is Hermit.

It is an armed four-footed male decan ruled by Jupiter.

A man with the face of a human and the body of a horse is on a hermitage. He is holding a long-bow and is guarding the sacred containers and offerings.
 
  Oyster
Dec 2-11
The 2nd decan of Sagittarius is Oyster.

It is a female decan ruled by Mars.

A beautiful woman shining like gold and champak blossoms is sitting on a shell-like throne and is presenting jewels from the oceanic realms.
 
 

Metal

Dec 12-21

The 3rd decan of Sagittarius is Metal.

It is a male decan ruled by the Sun.

A man the color of gold and champak blossom is holding a club while sitting on a throne. He has a long beard and is wearing a fur along with fine white linen.

Capricorn
  Rope
Dec 22-31
The 1st decan of Capricorn is Rope.

It is a male decan ruled by Saturn.

A man with a frightful face is hairy and has teeth in disarray. His body is similar to a Boar. He is yoked and bound with chains.
 
  Lotus
Jan 1-10
The 2nd decan of Capricorn is Lotus.

It is a female decan ruled by Venus.

A beautiful woman with oval eyes shaped like lotus petals is experienced in the 64 arts. She wears metallic earrings and desires a variety of things.
 
 

Archer

Jan 11-19

The 3rd decan of Capricorn is Archer.

It is an armed male decan ruled by Mercury.

A Kimnara-like being is carrying a bow, quiver, and armor. He is wearing wool and bearing a container of precious stones on his shoulder.

Aquarius
  Vulture
Jan 20-30
The 1st decan of Aquarius is Vulture.

It is a male decan ruled by Saturn.

A man who has a vulture-like face is thinking about procurring oil, food, water and brandy. He is wearing silk, wool, and a fur.
 
  Wagon
Jan 31-Feb 8
The 2nd decan of Aquarius is Wagon.

It is a female decan ruled by Mercury.

This is a warning decan. Riding a wagon made of Salmalia wood surrounded by fire, a woman with pots on her head is gathering metal in the forest. She is dressed in dirty clothes.
 
 

Water

Feb 9-18

The 3rd decan of Aquarius is Water.

It is a male decan ruled by Venus.

A man carrying containers to and fro is dressed in fine furs. He has hairy ears, and is wearing a wreath made of leaves, fruit and bark.

Pisces
  Pearl
Feb 19-28
The 1st decan of Pisces is Pearl.

It is a male decan ruled by Jupiter.

A man with arms full of offering containers and spoons is wearing pearls, shells and stones. He is rowing a boat out into the ocean to get jewelry for those he loves.
 
  Ship
Feb 29-March 10
The 2nd decan of Pisces is Ship.

It is a female decan ruled by the Moon.

A woman with a champak blossom colored face, is boarding a ship with a flag on a tall mast. She has arrived on the shores of the homeland of her friends.
 
 

Yogi

March 11-20

The 3rd decan of Pisces is Yogi.

It is a male snake-decan ruled by Mars.

This is a warning decan. A man with little clothing lives in a cave in the forest. He is tortured by thieves and fire. A snake is wrapped tightly around his body and his heart is yearning.

    

      
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