Sagittarius Decan 1 ~ Nov 22 to Dec 2 (0º-10º)

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.

Sagittarius Decan 1 ~ General Meaning

Sagittarius decan 1 is ruled by Mercury and Jupiter (Sagittarius triplicity). Sagittarius travels through the constellations of the Scorpion, the Wolf, the kneeling Man, the Serpent Bearer, the Compass and the Triangle from November 22 to December 2. Mercury representing this decan gives it its shadow side, since this god could travel between the underworld and the surface world. As Hermes, Mercury is associated with the caduceus and medicine. Most of Sagittarius decan 1 is made up of Scorpio and Ophiuchus and even the other constellations that fill in the gaps here have a theme of medicine about them. 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.

8 Of WandsThere 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 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.”

Shamans & ‘Privates’ Investigators

So this decan is medicine all over and also has a deep interest in metaphysics. I found a good amount of notable astrologers and occultists in my research. Not surprisingly, however, the lists below are peppered with some notoriously ‘evil’ specimens as well as some famous modern ‘shamans’ and new agers. Psychologist and psychonaut Timothy Leary, a Harvard psychologist, was famously called by President Nixon “the most dangerous man in America” for his advocacy of the psychedelic drug LSD. Ironically LSD was a government programme all along, but that’s another story!

The tarot card associated with this decan is the eight of wands. You can see the intensity of this decan reflected in the frenzy of this card. Mercury and Jupiter as rulers show the desire to juggle many opportunities at once. “ Things are beginning to move into action now as adrenaline fuels your system.  It is time to make a move so get moving. You must now strike while the iron is hot and when you are so enthused.  You have real momentum building behind you so all you have to do is take the first step and it will snowball after that…. Each opportunity will appear exciting and wonderful.  Each will be hard to resist but it will not be possible to take them all on board. ” ~ Teachmetarot

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Dschubba 2º “ Immoral, dissipated, low associates, many sorrows.” [6b.]
Acrab 3º “Materialistic, too active a mind, ecclesiastical difficulties, bad health. Otherwise similar to the effect if rising. [6c.]
Han 9º “ Sickness, disgrace and ruin. [6b]
Antares 9º “ Pretended religion, insincere, honor and riches ending in disgrace and ruin, military preferment, danger of treachery, violence committed or suffered, fevers and sickness, injuries to the right eye, violent death.” [6a] “To be intense and focused. To attract confrontation and challenges, to be engaged in behind the scenes power games. Narrow views are aired.” [8]

The Sun here illuminates the many folk with criminal tendencies that surface in this decan. Of course there is the potential of great heroic deeds with this position, but usually only if this person ends up biting the corrupt hand that feeds them. The bravest folk here will be whistle-blowers or secret assassins who rid the world of really nasty characters. In this case, taking out one person who causes misery to many might be an honorable act. Sometimes one has to take a life to ensure the lives of many. Unfortunately, some Sun Sagittarius 1’s take the law into their own hands and in their deranged state of mind do very dark deeds. Poisoning is their preferred method of conquest with drugs and drink sometimes being used to weaken the defenses of their victim or opponent. The Sun in this decan makes these natives bold and swift in their actions. Once they have a goal they are ruthless in their pursuit and very decisive once they get there. When they have no mission in life, no dreams to chase and no special beloved to seduce they can get very depressed and self-destructive. It is true that the stars in this decan are very challenging, but what doesn’t kill them makes them stronger. If they cultivate empathy then they can be a very positive force for good in the world, especially in slaying dragons. Their talent is great focus and powers of concentration, with this they can achieve excellence in any field they choose.

SUN SAGITTARIUS 1 EXAMPLES: Winston Churchill, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr, Bruce Lee, Charles Atlas, Lucky Luciano,  Pablo Escobar, Augusto Pinochet, Billy The Kid, Rose West, Ted Bundy, Dennis Nilsen, Erik Menendez, Marina Abramovic, Woody Allen, Ridley Scott, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Nicole Smith, Jimi Hendrix, Myley Cyrus, Tina Turner, Billy Idol, Bette Midler, Billy Connolly, Richard Pryor, Ben Stiller, Imran Khan, Gianni Versace, John Galliano, William Blake, Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, Mark Twain, Anders Celsius.

1 Star Names, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinckley Allen, 1889.
2 The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, 7th century AD, p.223.
3 Fixed Stars and Their Interpretation, Elsbeth Ebertin, 1928, p.69.
4 The Living Stars, Dr. Eric Morse, p.84-85.
5 Star and Planet Combinations, Bernadette Brady, pg 124 -125.
6a, b & c Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson, 1923. p 137/8, 172, p.169,
7 The 36 Faces. Austin Coppock. P 197.
8. Star and Planet Combinations, Bernadette Brady. p

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22 thoughts on “Sagittarius Decan 1 ~ Nov 22 to Dec 2 (0º-10º)

  1. Jen, the old 1921’s Astrology predictors were so wrong, because they didn’t have computers, and they only saw what men assumed was all true, when in fact, there are lots of going in the world, and inside us.

    I repeat, we are not a fixed sign as 99% astrologers assumed. We grow, we learn every month and every year. Therefore, our inner planets changed slowly, as our inner transformers. They match the Tarot cards, if you use the scientific Astrology tools, they are so accurate. I know when things will happen, what day and week. Tarot cards are great and bad, they can be confused. Ppl don’t know what resonated until after the fact. With two tools, i know exactly when things will happen. For these reasons, I always get the magician cards, and the major arcana cards.

  2. Hello Marina,

    Since Saturn is at 2 Sag.I searched what have you written about this decan.
    I use Hindu system- that gives Jupiter- Mars- Sun – as rulers in Sag.
    You use the Chaldean system,
    Can u pls. explain what is the explanation behind this?
    How do we get Mercury – Moon – Saturn – as decan ruler?? How?

  3. This is very interesting as I’m Navajo/Dine’ woman and I feel very connected to my culture and I’m actually getting my master’s in American Indian Studies. However, this horoscope will take time for me to understand. I’m not sure if it helps to guide me in my life or if it is a reflection of who I am to be. There are great points here that I can’t help, but dissect.

  4. 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!


  5. 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?

  6. Hey thank you for posting this. My sun is in Sagittarius decan 2 and I have been wondering why the decan 1s feel so much different! You are really knowledgeable and I really enjoy you and your amazing website. Your writing really resonates with me.! Cant wait for the sag decan 2 information!

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