Sagittarius Decan 2 ~ Dec 1 to 11 2016. The weekly horoscope runs as an Egyptian week, ie 10 days. It will start as the Sun moves into a new decan and looks at what fixed stars it hits during the decanate week. 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. This decan seems to be about hidden knowledge and the importance of using it with integrity. It is vital for these subjects to keep in contact with nature and to respect natural law, because it seems if they do not, they will suffer grave consequences. Nature seems to take a very dim few of these natives abusing the great power that they so obviously have
The 13th Fairy & Gnosis
Sagittarius 11º 51’ ~ Beta Triangulum Australis in the Southern Triangle. 3.4*
Sagittarius 11º 58’ ~ Alwaid in Draco in the Dragons Eye. 3.0
We start with Beta Triangulum Australis. “There are two triangles in the sky and each suggest a trinity. Triangulum Australe, the Southern Triangle, was given the title ‘The Three Patriarchs’.” This combined with the influences that follow suggest to me this decan could represent the sacred masculine in his wizard phase, but as you will see he needs to be careful that he does not use this power for sorcery. Alwaid is known as the ‘The Nebulous Star in the Dragon’s Eye’. It has a Saturn and Mars nature. Robson says “ It gives loss of property, violence, criminal inclinations and accidents.” He lists this star as Rastaban. In the Arabic it is still called Al Waid, which means, “who is to be destroyed” ~ Bullinger Witness of the Stars. Again you see that black magic can be destructive, like the power of envy to curse someone through the evil eye. Someone could be assassinated for being a threat to the establishment also at this time.
Sagittarius 12º 41’ ~ Gamma Norma in Norma & Regula, the Carpenters Square. 4.1
Gamma Norma is found in Constellation Norma & Regula, “The Carpenter’s Square, and its adjoining constellation Circinus, forms a ‘Pair Of Compasses for drawing circles’, might be taken as a pair. The two together are the emblems of masonry, and the symbol of Freemasonry.” The latin Norma comes from the Indo-European root ‘Gno ~ To Know’. Its derivatives include knowledge, acknowledge,…cunning, (from Old English cunnan). “Gnosis (gnosis is an intuitive apprehension of spiritual truths, an esoteric form of knowledge sought by the Gnostics..” The term ‘Gnome’ was actually invented by the alchemist Paracelsus. Gnomes are small, pixie type creatures who live below the earth and guard treasure. This treasure could be occult knowledge. It is interesting that cunning (quite a negative word) comes from knowledge and the serpent represents wisdom but is also seen as evil. The forbidden fruit is mainly ‘forbidden’ because higher knowledge in the wrong hands can be very dangerous.
Sagittarius 14º 46’ ~ Sarin in Hercules the Kneeling Man. 3.2
Hercules is the standout constellation for this decan since it houses three good sized stars. Here we find the brilliant alpha star of Hercules, Ras Algethi, (See Dec 7) located in the head and two lesser stars Sarin in the chest and Maaysm ( See Dec 10 ) in the left arm. Robson says the constellation as a whole gives “strength of character, tenacity and fixity of purpose, an ardent nature and dangerous passions.” Manilius associates Hercules with tightrope walking, but also says it makes one crafty, deceitful and a thug who terrorises cities! But if one uses this energy towards a profession it “ will inspire him with enthusiasm for risky callings, with danger the price, for which he will sell his talents: daring narrow steps on a path without thickness..he will keep a multitude in suspense upon himself “  So quite the dare devil then. Of course Hercules is another solar hero, so it is often associated with courage and the desire for fame.
Sagittarius 15º 26’ ~ Alpha Apus in Apus the Bird Of Paradise. 3.8
To lighten things up, in the middle of all this intensity we get a star in the bird of paradise. Alpha Apus; These are commonly the swift species of bird and the apus literally means without a foot. Swifts are the most aerial of birds and do most things air born, some even mate and sleep while flying! Swifts are seen as being almost angelic and the males have wonderfully flamboyant feathers to attract females. These male dandys strut their stuff within a ‘Lek‘ mating system, where as many as twenty potential mates will line up on a tree and display themselves. “Females visit the lek and wander among the displaying males as if comparing their virtues, or ‘window shop’ for the best suitor. If a female does not find a male she likes, she moves on to another display area, usually selecting the most eligible male, or the most gaudy male.” No so different from blinged up humans then…