Taurus Third Decan
Third decan Taurus born between May 11 and May 21. If a person is born between these days, the ruling planet is Saturn. These people have a certain type of rigidity and inflexibility towards other people. This makes them also closed to newer ideas. Those born under this influence are loyal, disciplined and patient. They hold their near and dear ones very close to them. They are very hard working and strive for financial security and they tend to be serious. but have a humorous and sensual side to them too. They execute all their tasks to perfection.
The third Decan Taurus personality is characterized by loyalty, discipline and patience. They are fiercely loyal and will protect and defend close ones to the death. They have a huge sense of duty, loyalty and faithfulness. Home and family life means so much to them so they will do almost anything to provide material wealth for family.
They are very disciplined and always finish any task on time and perfectly too. They are very hard working and strive for financial security. They have the patience of a saint and make for an excellent parent or teacher. Most people would consider them to be very serious, but underneath stern exterior they have a heat of gold.
Taurus Third Decan - Mental Man of Saturn
Under the stimulation of Saturn in the third decan the incarnated soul develops the concrete mind through an enforced process of intense mental and material activity. This is necessary at this juncture because the embryonic mental faculty is completely blind, in the dark, submerged in maya, glamour and illusion.
Beginning the third stage, the mental body is simply the receiver of impressions from the outer world via the five senses and the brain. This is a negative condition with the modifications of mind being brought about by the impacts of the external world and the emotional reactions.
In time, the constructive or building faculty of mind becomes very strong and the mental temperament, while tedious and slow in comprehension, becomes certainly enduring if not endearing. Certainly Taurean mental types have to struggle, sacrifice and work hard to master the practical applications of any given form of knowledge.
The mentally polarized Taurean suffers from great mental anxiety, deprivation, distress and worry. Their modes of thought, conditioned by the exoteric processes of Saturn, remain fraught with dangers and difficulties. The destructive aspects of the mental process are easy to over-emphasize.
This decan type is prone to excessive mentalism, self-destruction, self-will, over-analysis, ultra-rationalism and expresses an unrelieved linearity. Rigid thought patterns are the norm, along with a marked tendency towards harsh criticism. They manipulate physical forces, circumstances and people through limited forms of narrow, selfish desire.
The recessive mental type can operate towards the imprisonment of other minds, the curtailment of all free thought and free will. This headstrong, stiff, separative type can be fully determined and capable of forcefully imposing a manufactured state upon a nation, factory, business or home, hindering the free expression of free people. They forge the chains of destructive living which bind others to their will, imposing upon others a rule of life and order of living. Separative and wrong idealisms are the root cause. Under Saturn the pure mentalist gains victory as the result of the powerful imposition of the will by means of brute force.
The third or mental decan does not generally produce gifted speakers or original artists and thinkers. Inner feelings are difficult to verbalize, demonstrate or express. Self-sufficient, the Saturnian disposition appears both self-controlled and stolid. Criticism does not sit well with this type, as they tend to underestimate or devalue themselves. They require praise and admiration, otherwise they easily become discouraged. A real mental inferiority complex must initially be overcome. Self-indulgence and laziness must also be guarded against. The exoteric Bull is not a reformist.
Saturn indicates that the Taurean mind is stable, logical and constructive but exceedingly cautious. As a rule Saturn does not produce an adventurous disposition, hence the Taurean does not gamble and dislikes taking chances. The mind is not open and dislikes change or innovation. The Bull’s mental process is subject to constant pressure and the daily routine is lived as a strict ritual or schedule. Stubborn and obstinate, the mind lacks initiative and needs to undergo a prolonged material training process focused in and identified solely with form production. Never daring to jump or skip, progress occurs ploddingly, step by step.
Characteristically, the advanced mental disposition is calm, steadfast, unimaginative but purposeful. Although the thinking is ponderous, obstacles do not seem to impede progress since Saturn bestows great mental endurance in the Taurean personality.
Within the entire zodiac, perhaps this decanate type is the most persevering of all. Come what may, fame or fortune, power or misfortune, favor or disfavor, here the steadfast Bull continues with endurance, persistence and patient manner.
Mentally polarized Taurean types excel in exoteric and conventional positions of authority and power. They possess a lot of common sense and naturally reject any form of "non-sense". Demonstrating great loyalty, deliberateness and fidelity, the mind remains patient under oppression. Thoughts are eventually controlled and expressed through intelligently focused and concentrated desire.
This type becomes quite intelligent but never really very wise. Advanced types do however, under the Saturn decan become admired, truly respected and even affectionately loved. In the best cases the Saturnian type maintains a self-love, self-esteem and self-respect.
Some weaknesses characteristic of the mentalist include intellectual pride, opportunism, amoral materialism, constant preoccupation and busyness, deviousness, deceitfulness and untruth, absent mindedness, excessive thinking, wrong conclusions, perplexity and confusion, vague and overly complex thought and excessive criticism.
Mental traits on the positive side include a capacity for rigorous analysis and reasoning, an acute and powerful intellect, a great capacity for abstract thought, an ability to theorize and speculate, an understanding of relativity, great mental fertility and creativity, an ability to modify and qualify, skillful communication, the power to vocalize and render thought into action, a facility with language, and power to control and manipulate people and circumstances.
The mentally polarized Taurean maintains wide views on all questions, can plan and strategize, comprehends right economy, has a facility for understanding and handling money, is philanthropic, and demonstrates aptitude in executive and business matters. The Saturn rulership ultimately offers the advanced Taurean personality the opportunity of trial by suffering, and thus through painful experience they learn to analyze material plane processes correctly.
At the advanced third stage the Taurean has developed the inner ability to consciously profit from varied experiences tragic, joyful or otherwise. The Bull now shows great confidence in judgment, and decisions are followed through with great energy, drive and determination. Eventually after many lifetimes of great material obstacles and losses, the Bull will choose less material goals, develop the wish to escape from the incessant cycle of life and follow the path of higher ethics, principles, virtues and spiritual values.
Desires are now in process of being transmuted to aspiration. Out of blindness he begins to see the light and the way at last to liberation. An understanding of the synthesis and purpose for the interplay of the polar opposites and the cyclic ebb and flow of eternal dualities awaits.
There is now a steady shift of mental focus to an ever higher and wider appeal as a result of the continuing processes of attraction and repulsion. It is at this critical life-juncture that the real inner self begins the process of reorientation which finally consummates in the actual reversal of direction traveled upon the Wheel.
Now, treading the way of the Reverse Wheel, the Bull prepares to become a proper and fit vessel for spiritual study because he is now unbiased, intelligent and willing to strive.
At the next step, the fourth, new tasks will begin the process of pure renunciation, developing the wish to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all living beings. The net of every illusion or mistaken perception must be cut asunder. Be reassured and thankful for now the real goal or true vision appears.