Decans: What Causes The Same Zodiacs To Have Different Personality Traits?

“Decan” in Astrology means the subdivision of a zodiac sign to interpret the various factors of the sign. The ancient astrologers subdivided the period of zodiac signs into shorter periods of approximately ten days. However, the period of a decan is different every year, and the data mentioned in the rest of the article is approximate. Therefore, the first ten days belonging to a particular zodiac sign make one decan, the next ten days make the second decan, and so on. This way, there are a total of 36 decans, including all the 12 zodiac signs.

Two people with the same zodiac signs and different Decans may have different personality traits. Decans are also called “Decanates.” Every one of us must have experienced two different persons born under the same zodiac with different personality traits, habits, choices, likes, and dislikes. Well, a decan may help you understand the puzzle.

Let us understand that each astrological sign occupies 30 degrees of the zodiac, and so a total of 360 degrees for all the 12 zodiacs. These 30 degrees are further subdivided into three decans that include 10 degrees each. There are 36 decans which mean each zodiac sign has three decans.

Natives who want to know about their decan need to understand where their birthday falls within the 30-degree decan spread. Each decan has been assigned a planetary sub-ruler, which gives a unique impression to the zodiac sign of the native’s personality. Now the question arises, what are these sub rulers?

A person needs to look for the triplicity of their sign which can be any one of the four elements, namely air, water, fire, or earth. After checking that, they should see the ruling planet of that sign. This way, one can understand their decan. Let us find out more about the decans in every sign:


Aries Decan- (21st March - 21st April)

  • First decan (21st March-30 March) people born in the first decan may be a true replica of Aries Zodiac Sign with Mars as their ruling planet and the Fire Element association. Mars is a symbol of courage, independence, and bravery.
  • Second decan (31st March-9 April) Aries is a fire sign, and Leo’s next fire sign. Therefore people born in the second decan would have some traits of Leo’s ruling planet, i.e. Sun. The traits inspired by their sub ruling Planet “Sun” are leadership, confidence, strength.
  • Third decan (10th April-20 April) Since the next fire sign is Sagittarius, and its ruling planet is “Jupiter”, the Aries born in the third decan might have some traits inspired by their sub-planet Jupiter, like optimism and enthusiasm along with the ruling planet’s impact. These people may be philosophical, open, and adventurous. Yes, their ruling planet will still be Mars.

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Taurus (20 April - 20 May) 

The ruling planet of Taurus is Venus, a symbol of love, worldly pleasures, and sensuality. They prefer to live a luxurious life and work hard to achieve it.

  • First Decan (20 April -29 April) – These natives have all the personality traits of the ruling planet, i.e. Venus
  • Second Decan (30 April – 9 May) – These are also known as Virgo Decan, and they are sub-ruler is Mercury, the planet of Virgo. People born in this Decan are more communicative and intellectual.
  • Third Decan (10 May – 20 May) – People born under the third Decan are also called the Capricorn Decan. Its ruling planet is Saturn. Therefore, they have the qualities of Saturn. These natives are hardworking and responsible.

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Gemini (21 May - 20 June) 

Gemini is ruled by Planet Mercury, a symbol of communication and intellect. Therefore, Geminis are known for their intelligence, quick wit, social skills, and knowledge.

  • First Decan (21 May-30May) – These Geminians are true replicas of classic Geminis ruled by the planet Mercury.
  • Second Decan (31 May – 9 June) – Geminis born in the second Decan are libra decans, and their sub-ruler is Venus. Therefore, these Geminians are more sensual and tactile.
  • Third Decan (10 June – 20 June) – People born during this period are called Aquarius decans, and their sub-ruler is Uranus. These natives might be more independent, fearless, and innovative compared to other Geminis.

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Cancer (June 21 - 22 July) 

Cancer Zodiac Sign’s ruling Planet is the Moon, a symbol of emotions. Therefore, Cancerians are emotional, sensitive, nurturing, and intuitive.

  • First Decan (July 21 – June 30) – these people are emotional and sensitive and are ruled by the Moon.
  • Second decan (July 1 – July 10) – these natives are Scorpio decans. Thus their sub-ruling Planet is Pluto, which makes them more intense and introverted.
  • Third Decan (July 11 – July 22)- The third decan’s sub ruling planet is Neptune, which causes these natives to be more creative and spiritually awakened.

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Leo (23 July - 22 August)

The ruling planet of Leo is the Sun, which is the symbol of leadership, warmth, strength, confidence, and radiance.

  • First Decan (23 July to 1 August) They resemble leaders and are ruled by the Sun.
  • Second decan (2 August- 11 August) – These people are influenced by their sub-ruler Jupiter and are more adventurous and fun-loving.
  • Third dean (12 August – 22 August) – These natives are influenced by their sub-ruling Planet Mars and are more aggressive and communicative.

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Virgo (23 August - 22 September)

The ruling planet of Virgo is Mercury, the planet of communication and intellect. Virgos are thinkers, detail-oriented, and disciplined.

  • First Decan (23 August – 1 September) -They are perfectionists and are influenced by the Planet Mercury
  • Second Decan (2 September – 11 September)- With Saturn’s sub-ruling planet, these people are hardworking, responsible, and disciplined.
  • Third Decan (12 September – 22 September) – These people are Taurus decans with the sub-ruler Venus. These people would be more sensual and a great match with the Taurus zodiacs.

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Libra (23 September- 22 October)

Venus is the ruling planet of Libra, which is also the symbol of love, sensual pleasure, and romance.

  • First Decan (September 23 – October 2) – these natives have all the personality traits of a typical Libra.
  • Second Decan (October 3 – October 12)- people born in this decan are Aquarius decans, with Uranus’s sub-ruling planet. These Librans might be more inventive and sociable than others.
  • Third Decan(October 13 to October 22)-these people are Gemini Decans. Mercury would be the sub-ruler for these Librans, causing them to be good communicators.

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Scorpio (23 October- November 21) 

The ruling planet of Scorpio is Mars, a symbol of darkness and mystery. These natives are passionate, intense, mysterious, and calculating.

  • First Decan (23 October -1 November) – The first decan in all signs are always the true representations of their signs, and so is the Scorpio decan
  • Second decan (2 November- 11 November) – these people are Pisces decans. The sub-ruling planet is Neptune, which makes these scorpions more imaginative and creative.
  • Third decan (12 November – 21 November) – these natives belong to Cancer Decan, and hence their sub-ruling planet is the Moon, which influences them with qualities like sensitivity and intuition.

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Sagittarius (22 November - 21st December)

The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn, which is the symbol of discipline, and hard work.

  • First Decan (22 December- 31 December) – Saturn’s ruling planet, making them disciplined and dedicated to their work.
  • Second Decan – (1 January – 10 January)- these natives belong to Taurus decan, which means their sub-ruling planet is Venus, due to which these people are romantic and sensual.
  • Third Decan – (11 January – 19 January)- They are the Virgo decan. The sub-ruler is planet Mercury which is why they are communicative and intellectual.

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Capricorn (22nd December- 19 January) 

The ruling planet of Capricorn is Saturn, which is the symbol of discipline, and hard work.

  • First Decan (22 December- 31 December) – Saturn’s ruling planet, making them disciplined and dedicated to their work.
  • Second Decan – (1 January – 10 January)- these natives belong to Taurus decan, which means their sub-ruling planet is Venus, due to which these people are romantic and sensual.
  • Third Decan – (11 January – 19 January)- They are the Virgo decan. The sub-ruler is planet Mercury which is why they are communicative and intellectual.

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Aquarius ( 20th January - 18 February ) 

The ruling planet of Aquarius is Uranus, the awakeners. This planet is a symbol of individuality and revolution.

  • First Decan – 20 January – 29 January) – These people are classic Aquarians and revolutionaries.
  • Second Decan – (30 January – 8 February) – These natives are Gemini Decans. Their sub-ruler is mercury, which makes them great communicators and intellectuals.
  • Third Decan approximately (9 January – 18 February) – These natives are Libra Decans with the sub-ruler Venus. They are romantic and influenced by worldly pleasures.

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Pisces - (19 February - 20 March) 

The ruling planet of Pisces is Neptune, the symbol of imagination, creativity. These natives are innovative, emotional, and spiritually awakened.

  • First Decan (19 February to 28 February) – These natives are Pisces Decans and charm everyone with their emotions and creativity.
  • Second Decan (1 March – 10 March)- These natives belong to Cancer decan. Therefore their sub-ruling PlanetPlanet is the Moon, the symbol of emotions. These Pisces might be more sensitive and emotional than the other Pisces decans.
  • Third Decan (11 March – 20 March) – These people are Scorpio Decans with Pluto as their sub-ruling PlanetPlanet. They are usually secretive, mysterious, and calculating.

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Lastly

We hope this article has given you an outline of all the Decans and helped you understand why exactly the personality traits and behaviours of the people that belong to the same Zodiac Sign differ. Hopefully, this helps you understand everyone better and accept the beautiful people around you.