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 Ophuichus 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.

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 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 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 programe all along, but that’s another story! Nowadays it might be people who are more conservative with very traditional values. The point is, that at the time Leary was percieved as part of the counter-culture. Sagittarius decan 1 will be societies scapegoats, whatever the political leaning of the time is. These natives will take on the collectives shadow and be the bogie man. It’s a dirty job but someone has to do it!…(Continued in eBook.)

The tarot card associated with this decan is the 8 of wands. You can see the instensity 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

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 ~ Planets & Angles

Ascendant Sagittarius 1

Acrab 3º “Riches and preferment attended by danger, violence, trouble, sickness, benefits seldom last.” [6c]
Antares 9º “ Riches and honor, violence, sickness, benefits seldom last.” [6a] (Heliacal rising star)“To be driven by passion and obsession . A potential to be abrasive or even ruthless, and the need to balance obsessiveness with recognition that there can be other points of view” [8]

8 Of WandsThe ascendant gives the purest expression of the decan’s energy, since no planets will colour its expression. The ascendant is also the relationship axis, so the influences above will play out mostly in how the subject relates to others. With Sagittarius decan 1 the ‘privates investigating’ behaviour will be most notable in love relationships. These natives will be very likely to attract very ‘Dark cupid’ type relationships in their lives, because injesting the energy from such a lover will promote the purging of toxins from their body. No matter how hard they try, they cannot avoid meeting the shadow in their romantic relationships. Sometimes this will cause them to become celebate, since their obsessive partners are just too destracting from the important work they have to do. Indeed many of these folks are natural alchemists and don’t want to waste a moment experimenting with their art. It is a position of extremes where these natives will be either very successful or utter failures. Unfortunately if they do fail in a project that they had invested high emotions into, they can become violent or severely depressed at the percieved rejection from the public or their loved ones. They can attract very possessive partners or themselves be very jealous in relationships.

ASCENDANT SAGITTARIUS 1 EXAMPLES: Leonardo Da Vinci, John Dee, Timothy Leary, Julian Assange, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Jude Law, Scarlett Johansson, Bruce Lee, Elizabeth Taylor, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Isabella Rossellini, Courteney Cox, Eminem, Marc Bolan, Sinead O’Connor, Steven Tyler, Avril Lavigne, Alici Keys, Nora Jones, Kesha, Robert Plant, Pat Boone, Shirley Temple Black, Eartha Kitt, Julian Clary, Ellen DeGeneres, Emile Zola, Rene Magritte, Lewis Carroll, John Milton, Martin Heidegger, Charles Eugene Delaunay, Charles Darwin, Boris Becker, Deepwater Horizon Explosion, Kahlia Chamberlain, Peter Sutcliffe, Urma Grese, Sir Thomas More, Rose & Fred West Davison, USA Chart. Russia Chart.

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Sun Sagittarius 1

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 potentail 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 prefered 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, expecially 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.

More Zodiac Decans

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
  • 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?

  • Uranian Mane

    My Moon’s Ascendant is here the pars fortunae – Family/ Public Scapegoat is right.

  • Jen

    Not to discredit your personal experience, but it seems there was a lot more going on that the degree of your mother’s Sun. I say this not only because no one person can represent a decan of a sign’s tendencies, but because we are more than the Sun in our chart and on top of that we are more than our chart. Think brain chemistry, cultural influences, socio-economic (circumstances), gender, personal experience and on and on. Astrology symbols and influences are multi-dimensional and layered. The tendency can run the gamut from yin to yang. Secondly, my own mother was born on the same day in 1921 and she is a stellar human being who doesn’t have an unkind bone in her body. I am sorry you did not get the same experience in this life.