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Sagittarius Decan 1 ~ Nov 23 to Dec 2 (0º-10º)

Sagittarius decan 1

Sagittarius decan 1 is ruled by Mercury in the Chaldean system and Jupiter by triplicity (Sagittarius decan.) Birthdays Nov 23 to Dec 2. Degrees: 0º – 10º. Sagittarius decan 1 encompasses the constellations of the Scorpion, the Wolf, the Leaning Man, the Serpent Bearer, the Compass and the Triangle. Mercury representing this decan seems to take on more of its shadow side. Mercury could travel between worlds and is also associated with the caduceus and medicine (as Hermes). Most of Sagittarius decan 1 is made up of Scorpio and Ophuichus and even the other constellations that fill in the gaps here have a theme of medicine about them as you will see from the research into the fixed stars further on.

Shamans & ‘Privates’ Investigators

The great attraction for foreign cultures that comes with Sagittarius serves these subjects 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 loves wide-open spaces, fresh air and being close to nature.

Shamanic cultures of the native Indians of North America and those that live in the rain forests of South America would certainly hold an appeal for Sagittarius decan 1. The wolf mentioned earlier has a close connection with native Indians too and was revered and respected as a medicine animal. “Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine.” 

Sagittarius Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars

Sagittarius 0º 24’ ~ Zeta Lupus in Lupus the Wolf. 3.5*
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
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
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
Sagittarius 5º 36’ ~ Marfik in elbow of Ophuichus the serpent bearer. 3.8
Sagittarius 5º 46’ ~ Eta Lupus in Lupus the Wolf. 3.6
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
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.

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  1. You totally nailed it, at least if my chart is anything to go by! I have Sun conjunct Ceres in the 1st decan of Sag, at the apex of a yod on either side of the 9th house cusp. I was tickled to see that Mercury rules the 1st decan because Mercury is very big in my chart–among other things it is conjunct my MC. And I am an archaeologist, writer, former college instructor, herbalist, and occultist…though I still don’t know what I want to be when I grow up. Am I living the 1st decan Sagittarius dream or what?

  2. Hi Marina,

    I just wanted to say that I think your work is amazing! I’ve been studying astrology for years and have recently started practising profesionally… but this is the first time I’ve come across such an accurate description of this decan – I can’t wait to see your book!



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