The new monthly horoscope starts as the Sun moves into a new sign rather than the 1st day of the month. It is divided into the three decans of the sign and looks at what fixed stars the Sun hits in that month. The star interpretations are written for those born with their Sun on that degree, but the general mood of the day will carry that flavour too. I will also look at the sign in terms of its northern hemisphere season and note the Pagan Sabbats and Esbats that take place in the month ahead too.
To get the best out of your monthly horoscope, use the horoscope maker to find your rising sign and sun sign decan. The monthly horoscope decan dates below are for the Sun signs (Ie Birthdays). These change from year to year by 1 or 2 days.
Sagittarius Decan 1 ~ Nov 22 to Dec 1 2017
Here we have a theme of medicine. The great attraction for foreign cultures that comes with Sagittarius serves this decan well when looking for herbs (Or drugs..), cures and enlightenment from far and wide. There is also a fascination with ancient cultures and their healing wisdom. Sagittarius 1 loves wide-open spaces, fresh air and being close to nature.
Monthly Horoscope Aspects
Nov 22 Venus square North Nodes. Nov 25 Mercury trine Uranus. Nov 26 1st Quarter Moon at 4º Pisces
Nov 28 Mercury conjunction Saturn.
Your Birthday Fixed Stars
Sagittarius 0º 24’ ~ Zeta Lupus in Lupus the Wolf. 3.5*
Zeta, Eta & Gamma Lupus are all in this decan. “Wolf words have associations with higher education. The Lyceum (from Greek lycos, ‘wolf’), was a gymnasium in ancient Athens, most famous for its association with Aristotle, whose writings cover many subjects, including physics, metaphysics, logic, rhetoric, theater, politics, and ethics… It seems to be our wolf nature that investigates the existence or nature of God.” By the medieval times the wolf took a darker reputation and the Christian church used wolf symbolism to signify heresy. In Eastern Europe the vampire and the werewolf are linked in the Vulkodlak and became associated with witches. The wolf was persecuted further. “Lupa (lit. “she-wolf), a prostitute, so called from her rapaciousness, because she seizes wretched people for herself and takes possession of them.”
Sagittarius 1º 05’ ~ Kornephoros on the right shoulder of Hercules the Leaning Man 2.8
Sagittarius 1º 30’ ~ Gamma Lupus in Lupus the Wolf. 2.9
Kornephoros is the beta star in Hercules the kneeling man, there are no separate meanings for this star but Hercules the constellation according to Ptolemy is like Mercury. “It is said to give strength of character, tenacity and fixity of purpose, an ardent nature and dangerous passions.” The Kabalists associate it with the Emperor. Many of the stars in Sagittarius decan 1 are in the exiled constellation of Ophuichus. What is interesting is that the Caduceus was mistakenly used in the United States to represent the medical profession.
Wikipedia says this happened due to the Caduceus being confused with the serpent staff of Aesculapius, which has only one serpent and no wings. But this is really no accident. Mercury in his original form is Hermes “Early association of the Caduceus with medicine might have derived from the association of Hermes Trismegistus with early chemistry and medicine as aspects of alchemy as an esoteric practice.” Whatever the how’s and why’s of the connection. Both symbols come together very well here in Sagittarius decan 1 where we find Aesculapius represented in the skies as Ophuichus the medicine man.
Sagittarius 2º 18’ ~ Yed Prior in the left hand of Ophuichus the serpent bearer. 3.1
Sagittarius 2º 22’ ~ Alpha Circinus in Circinus the compass 3.4
Sagittarius 2º 34’ ~ Dschubba in the forehead of Scorpius the Scorpion 2.5
I have already looked at Ophuichus as a separate entity. His name comes from Asklepios, which means to cut open, this brings healing through wounds. These wounds can be literally through surgery or also through psychic surgery. Acupuncture too can be a wound to heal, albeit a microscopic one. All this is very far removed from Robson’s negative portrayal of Yed Prior “Of the nature of Saturn and Venus. It causes immorality, shamelessness and revolution.” I just think these ‘witch doctors’ were very feared for the power they had. As we saw in my main article on Ophuichus, Zeus destroyed Aesculapius with a thunderbolt at the beck of Pluto because he was so successful with bringing the dead back to life.
Alpha Circinus is a bright star in the small constellation of Circinus found at the feet of the Centaur. Circinus is the double-ended compass of the draftsman used to draw circles. It is one of the symbols used in Freemasonry. “The circle was symbolized in art by God holding a pair of compasses, a common motif in the Middle Ages.” A passage from the Old Testament says “When he established the heavens I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the deep:” 
In Greek mythology, Circe daughter of Helios the Sun and Hecate was a enchantress renowned for her knowledge of drugs and herbs, and was skilled in the use of potions, and spells. Circe, also had the title Pharmakeia: “Pharmacos means sorcerer related to our word pharmacy, but it also has another meaning, a type of scapegoat or outcast often for being a non-conformist (outside the circle perhaps)… Circe herself was an outcast for poisoning her husband, seizing his throne, and becoming a cruel ruler…” Witchcraft and sorcery seem to play quite a big role in this decan.“The term ‘pharmacos’…refers to a poisoner, a magician, or a sorcerer. A variation of this term is ‘pharmacon’ meaning either a magical substance or drug” For Dschubba, see Acrab on Nov 25
Sagittarius 3º 11’ ~ Acrab in the head of Scorpius the Scorpion. 2.9
Sagittarius 3º 31’ ~ Yed Posterior in the left hand of Ophuichus the serpent bearer. 3.3
Of both Dschubba and Acrab the Ebertins say “According to tradition, these stars are credited with giving the ability to do research, and especially research into things of a particularly secret and hidden nature…. In lower types, however, a tendency to falsehood and treason can be noted.”  While Eric Morse says of Dschubba “It is a fighter of great skill and characterises Mars-Saturn perfectly. Anyone with this star strong in their horoscope is likely to show a patient and wary approach to any situation… Scorpio is famous for the surgeons born in it and this star shows up just the qualities which they need to have. The same applies to generals, policemen, private investigators and secret service agents.” 
These stars are both suited to detective work and makes a thorough in-depth researcher. I think this later part of this decan could certainly make a great forensic scientist, especially one who conducts autopsies to see how someone was poisoned. Yed Posterior is a red star behind Yed Prior also in the left hand of Ophiuchus. Both ‘Yeds’ hold the body of the serpent. Yed Posterior however is known in older cultures as the ‘Man Of Death‘ and Richard Hinckley Allen says it is a star ‘Of evil influence’ 
Sagittarius 5º 36’ ~ Marfik in elbow of Ophuichus the serpent bearer. 3.8
Sagittarius 5º 46’ ~ Eta Lupus in Lupus the Wolf. 3.6
Marfik “With neighboring stars the Chinese knew it as Lee Sze, a Series of Shops.”  This binary star flashes pale yellow and smalt (dark colbalt) blue. Ophuichus in general “is said to give a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature, unseen dangers, enmity and slander. Pliny said that it occasioned much mortality by poisoning. This constellation has also been called Aesculapius and held to rule medicines.”
The serpent and the wolf (Eta Lupus) are both totem animals “Before psychology and personality types, animals were used as a means to learn about ourselves. Wolves, out of all the power animals, have one of the strongest symbolisms. The personality traits of the Wolf are those of powerful instinct, intuition and high intelligence. The Wolf roams the wild with a thirst for freedom, working within a social environment.” while the snake “is powerfully connected to life force and primal energy. In many cultures, it is revered as a powerful totem representing the source of life. When the snake spirit animal appears in your life, it likely means that healing opportunities, change, important transitions, and increased energy are manifesting.”
Harnessing and taming the power of ones animal nature is a strong theme in Sagittarius 1. Of course the Centaur of Sagittarius is also about those themes. It also seems to give good immunity too. “When Ophiuchus, encircled by the serpent’s great coils, rises he renders the forms of snakes innocuous to those born under him. They will receive snakes into the folds of their flowing robes, and will exchange kisses with these poisonous monsters and suffer no harm.” 
Nov 27 to 30
Sagittarius 9º 14’ ~ Han in the left knee of Ophuichus the serpent bearer. 2.7
Sagittarius 9º 24’ ~ Gamma Triangulum Australe in the Southern Triangle. 3.0
Sagittarius 9º 46’ ~ Antares in the heart of Scorpius the Scorpion 0.9
Han is placed on the left knee of the serpent holder. “Of the nature of Saturn and Venus. It brings trouble and disgrace.” berates Robson. With the Moon it also brings ailments to parts ruled by the sign Sagittarius. (Buttocks, thighs, liver). An oddment in this decan is one of the stars of Triangulum Australe, a brighter constellation than its northern equivalent. The southern Triangle was given the title ‘the Three Patriarchs’, representing Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob of the bible and suggesting a masculine trinity. This star could represent then the divine masculine principle. Last but not least, the stars in the head and heart of Scorpio reside here. The first one is Dschubba. According to Ptolemy “it is of the nature of Mars and Saturn.. It causes sudden assaults, malevolence, immorality and shamelessness.” I found Dschubba to be a signature for psychopathy, either given or received.
Antares is the super-star of this decan being as he is one of the four archangels or royal stars of Persia. Antares is found right in the heart of the Scorpion and is a beautiful flame red and emerald green binary star. I have already written exclusively about Antares and found him to be quite the anti-hero. (Of Aldebaran, his opposite.) Some Antares keywords: Intense, fiery, compulsive, primal, survivors, trailblazers, combative, driven, maniacal, pushy, human, bestial, ravenous, rampant, wicked, devils-advocate, teasing, taunting, provoking, phoenix from the flames, mover & shaker.
Because Antares is a royal star, it will give great worldly success. However Antares ambition can be quite ruthless as he finds it hard to modulate itself. Brady suggests “it also indicates that one can be the cause of their own undoing. The natural theme of this star is to generate success by going through a cleansing life-and-death experience. It can suggest one seeks intensity even when not required. By its mythological symbolism it indicates extremes, whether by choice or not.”