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.
Scorpio Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars
Scorpio 1º 58’ ~ Miaplacidus in the keel of Argo the Great Ship 1.8*
Scorpio 3º 09’ ~ Princeps in the spear-shaft of Bootes the Herdsman 3.5
Scorpio 3º 48’ ~ Syrma in the train of Virgo the Virgins dress 4.2
Scorpio 5º 06’ ~ Ceginus in the left hand of Bootes the Herdsman 5.4
Scorpio 5º 40’ ~ Pálida in Crux the Crucifix 3.0
Scorpio 6º 44’ ~ Gacrux in Crux the Crucifix 1.6
Scorpio 6º 57’ ~ Khambalia in the left foot of Virgo the Virgin 4.6
Scorpio 9º 07’ ~ Nusakan in Corona Borealis in the Northern Crown 3.7
Scorpio 9º 27’ ~ Theta in Corona Borealis in the Northern Crown 4.1
*Magnitude. Star positions for the year 2000.
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