Scorpio decan 1 is ruled by Mars. The Sun drives through the constellations of the Herdsman, the Ship, the Virgin, the Cross and the Crown from October 23 – November 1. Scorpio is probably the sign that is most type-cast as the baddie, so it’s not surprising that the decan ruled by the planet of war does indeed contain a few “malefics”. This decan is a sharp weapon, but it doesn’t mean that it will always harm. The only sharp instrument here is actually the spear shaft as none of sidereal Scorpio actually falls here.
The Agony & The Ecstasy
The dark edge to this decan comes from carrying the weight of the crucifix. What I believe this represents is one having to bear the responsibility of having psychic or prophetic ability. The constellation of Crux is listed as having an ability for divination and two of Scorpio decan 1’s stars reside here.
Being able to tap into other dimensions gives one power that can be used for good or ill. With Scorpio decan 1, it’s either black magic or white magic. They don’t do grey.. The typical Scorpio animal magnetism comes from its ruler, sexy Mars and Bootes the herdsman being a swarthy fellow, working close to the earth and driving those beasts forward. These folk are certainly very driven, but they glide to the top quite silently.