Sagittarius Decan 3 ~ Dec 12 to 22 (20º-30º)

Sagittarius Decan 3 ~ Fixed Stars

Sagittarius 20º 54’ ~ Atria in Triangulum Australe the Southern Triangle 1.9*
Sagittarius 22º 27’ ~ Ras Alhague in the head of Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer 2.1
Sagittarius 22º 42’ ~ Gamma Apus in the Apus the Bird Of Paradise 3.9
Sagittarius 24º 01’ ~ Lesath in the stinger of Scorpius the Scorpion 2.8
Sagittarius 24º 12’ ~ Beta Ara in Ara the Altar 2.8
Sagittarius 24º 35’ ~ Shaula in the stinger of Scorpius the Scorpion 1.6
Sagittarius 24º 45’ ~ Grumium in the jaw of Draco the Dragon 3.9
Sagittarius 24º 56’ ~ Alpha Ara in Ara the Altar 2.9
Sagittarius 25º 20’ ~ Kelb Alrai in the right shoulder of Ophiuchus the Snake Charmer 2.9
Sagittarius 26º 51’ ~ Galactic Center
Sagittarius 27º 58’ ~ Etamin in the right eye of Draco the Dragon. 2.4
Sagittarius 28º 45’ ~ Acumen star cluster above the stinger of Scorpius the Scorpion 3.2
Sagittarius 29º 45’ ~ Sinistra in the right hand of Ophiuchus the Serpent Bearer 3.5
*Magnitude and star positions for the year 2000

Sagittarius Decan 3 ~ General Meaning

Sagittarius decan 3 is ruled by Saturn and the Sun (Leo Triplicity). The Sun slithers its way through the constellations of the Serpent Bearer, the Scorpion, the Dragon, the Altar, the Southern Triangle and the Bird of Paradise from December 12 – 22. I believe that Sagittarius decan 3 might be one of the most difficult decans to be born under in the early 21st century. If I was to do a modern Ptolemy and assign a planet to have rulership here, I would probably choose Eris and Orcus.

Like the new energies, these people are often seen as troublemakers and are often misunderstood, exiled and tortured for their beliefs. If these folk are brought up in a loving family, have access to nature, have an active spiritual life and are free to express their unique selves, then they are as good as gold. But if not, their dark side is the most treacherous of all. More than any other decan, these folk absolutely cannot function as an inauthentic being. They will see right through any false veneer.

10 Of WandsSagittarius decan 3 doesn’t really use words and often finds it difficult to listen to them. They often just sense things and this is why they get into trouble. A typical example is when they find themselves scowling at someone, who from the outside seems like an adorable, charming person but is hiding something less than savoury within. Sagittarius decan 3 can see right into the sorcerer’s dark soul. The problem is, a lot of the time they themselves don’t know why someone gives them the creeps.

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When this happens, Sagittarius decan 3 are accused of being rude, anti-social, cold and even sociopathic. Sagittarius decan 3 wants to fit in and needs to be loved, so they will feel guilty when they don’t find these false buffoons the scintillating company that everyone else seems to. This is when Sagittarius decan 3 starts to believe that the darkness must originate from themselves. Another thing these subjects finds impossible is small talk and flattery. Again, it’s very hard for them to lie about someone’s bulging arse. Yes, it does look big in that. Sorry! Here is where tropical Sagittarius’s judgemental and untactful reputation comes from.

The tarot card associated with this decan is the ten of wands “The Ten of Wands can suggest that someone has put a saddle on your back and will ride you to hell if they want.  They may see you as a workhorse and take advantage of your good nature and willingness to help. You may be given the hardest and messiest tasks to carry out, and because you are obliging and successfully complete them, more and more is then asked of you.” ~ Teachmetarot. This being the tropical sign of the archer, the work-horse metaphor is quite appropriate. The trusting nature too is shown and the Saturn rulership gives the strong work ethic also. It seems they folk either work extremely hard or zone out altogether.

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Sun Sagittarius 3

Ras Alhague 22º ~ “Reserved, thoughtful, studious, suspicious, solitary, reputation for athletics, little wealth, careless of public opinion..” [1] “A reporter, interested in the stories of events and people. A career which is in some way involved with the stories of human nature. A popular story or novel is released.” [2]
Acumen 28º ~ ” Subjects to attacks on one’s credibility. To experience small challenges which can slowly weaken one’s defenses. Needing to learn how to allow time to sort out issues, needing to learn how to bend and flow with the times. A time when a leader is challenged.” [2]

Sun Sagittarius 3 are the proverbial tough-as-old boots people. They know they have been given the most challenging of missions and they are excited about the journey that lies ahead. These folk are realistic about what they can achieve and stoic in their approach and far less idealistic than your average Sagittarian. Yes, they still have big dreams, but they make damn sure they go a long way into realizing them too. Studiousness is very marked here, and they will not make grandiose statements before researching the backstory to any situation.

These folks are living libraries, they love to be informed and are eternal students of human behavior. They themselves have complex personalities so they seek to understand themselves through the study of extreme characters in history. They are quite fascinated by the criminal mind or the psychopath and don’t balk at getting their teeth into gruesome subject matter. These folk can often have quite a black sense of humour too, but this conversely prevents them from getting too morose generally. This is a Saturn-ruled decan which actually is a great leveler for Sun Sagittarius 3, for they have a healthy mix of skepticism and hope that people admire. Because of this balance, these folk will often be in great demand as teachers and counselors.

SUN SAGITTARIUS 3 EXAMPLES: Emperor Nero, Joseph Stalin, Bill Hicks, Noel Coward, Philip K. Dick, Steven Spielberg, Benjamin Disraeli, Pope Francis, Mary Queen Of Scots, Ludwig van Beethoven, Giacomo Puccini, Benny Anderson, Robin & Maurice Gibb, Carl Wilson, Dionne Warwick, Edith Piaf, Keith Richards, Frank Zappa, Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift, Connie Francis, Giacomo Puccini, Brad Pitt, Milla Jovovich, Samuel L. Jackson, Beatrice Dalle, Jane Fonda, Keifer Sutherland, Christopher Plummer, Ray Liotta, Jane Austin, Jean Genet, Paul Klee, Edvard Munch, Wassily Kandinsky, Gustav Eiffel, Uri Geller, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Emmanuel Macron, Jonathan Cainer.

1 Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology. Vivian E. Robson, 1923 p.208
2 Star Planets & Combinations. Bernadette Brady p.207 & p.81

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24 thoughts on “Sagittarius Decan 3 ~ Dec 12 to 22 (20º-30º)

  1. Wow, so much to understand about astrology and what makes up people’s personalities. I am a July “moonchild” and can relate to you junemoonchild when you say you have gotten into many “misunderstandings” with men. Even physical at times. The same has happened with me. It could be because my sun in Cancer made me emotional, my moon is in Aquarius (a sign of rebellion), my Mars is in Gemini (a sign that likes to debate), and my ascend. is in Aries (the sign associated with/war).

    I used to have a really bad temper and would snap easily at anybody trying to come with the b.s. but I have learned to tame the “Beast” as I’ve gotten older. I pick and choose my battles because a) life is too short to be arguing with folks who don’t deal with the truth b) there is soo much to accomplish if we just stay focused and c) I just don’t like drama. I need to remain on an even keel at all times or I could potentially land myself in trouble. With age comes wisdom. I guess my moon in Aquarius comes in handy because it allows me to not really care about what people really think if you are not in my inner circle. It also, has made me less emotional.

    Coincidentally, I tend to attract a lot of fire (Sag. & Aries) and air (Aquarius & Gemini) sign men. The total opposite of what I want in a man. At the end of the day no matter how much ? and air I may have in my chart I still do appreciate stability and an emotional connection with a man. Although, I have come to appreciate the honesty that comes with dating a Fire sign or the level of communication one can achieve with an air or fire sign. They just don’t hold anything back. I do find myself questioning what the “f” is wrong with people. Oh and like you junemoonchild…….”A girl just wants to have fun!”???

  2. I agree and I appreciate YOU Chris, for I am a Sagittarius 24 degree Ascendant with Mars close by AND a female. I will never totally agree with the fact that this seems to place me in many a misunderstanding, and sometimes literal physical fighting, with men. Luckily on a good day, you would agree, we can say just the right words to calm others down after a slip of the tongue or a foot in the mouth, or whatever!LOL I thank goodness for my Sag Rising all the time, for it saves my overly-sensitive Cancer Sun and oh-so-serious Cappy Moon from totally shutting the world off and out… I screaming out “What the f%$^ is the matter with the world?! Nobody is having any fun anymore! God there must be another human being like me out there somewhere!”. I also adore Taurus men which astrologically speaking is not the best with Sagittarius yet perfect for Cancer and Capricorn, and this seems to sabotage things so far every time, I mean my Sagittarius side drives them crazy. Ah well :). Next!

  3. Being a Sag sun 29 degrees, this is super dooper true and made me laugh and feel a bit emotional at the same time, so thanks lady!

    Yes I need to commune with the nature spirits, yes I am tactless and a rebel against unfair authority, yes I am a workhorse and fascinated with the dark as well as light sides of humanity.

    Went on an internet bender a while ago reading about the wives of serial killers (how could they not know???) and have also researched a lot about cults religious and otherwise.

    Very complicated person I am, and it’s hard to explain to people why and how I know what I know, sometimes it’s just a gut feeling!

    it doesn’t help that my Chiron is conjunct Eris in 11 house – revolution please, just without the killing thanks…

    Anyway, this is exactly what I needed to read this morning and will buy the ebook to read more.

    Thanks, Marina, you rock!

    Chris 🙂

  4. Apparently September 9th is the most common birthday meaning most people conceive these September 9th babies on DECEMBER 17TH aka the timing of the sun in the 3rd decan of Sagittarius. During the conception on Dec 17th when the sun is conjunct fixed star Kelb Alrai it says that Kelb Alrai conjunct sun gives “a passionate, blindly good-hearted, wasteful and easily seduced nature” which does explain why so many people conceive on that day. It’s odd people conceive babies during this decan since Saturn rules the decan… But then again most people are Virgos so that means their parents get busy during the time of Sag (perhaps the Jupiterian influence or the holiday spirit?).

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  5. OMG. Sag 3rd decan is completely my partner…and he has Scorpio rising. I’m Gemini 3rd decan with Taurus rising, Leo moon. Top that with an old very close lover who has resurfaced Taurus 3rd decan/Gemini 1st decan cusp with Sagitarrius rising and a Gemini moon. I laughed when I read the exceprt of Gemini’s 2016 reading. I will also be picking up all the related readings for Taurus, Sag, and Scorpio. I’ve been saying for years my partner is the oddest Sag I’ve ever known. Then I learned how important rising signs are and it all made sense. Now learning about the decans brings everything into a finer focus. Thank you!

    Your readings and interpretations have been spot on time, helping me understand myself, my partner, my son…and my old lover 😉

  6. Wow somebody made a comment and I got sent back here and so re-read this and I must say I am guilty as charged. I know that I can see other people’s false selves, their lower intentions, and they know I know and I know it makes them bloody uncomfortable, as it does me. Yes I would love to see the glowing good in people all the time but most of the time I plainly see their lower selves. This is an interesting spiritual dilemma. I am particularly Saturnian and notice that people usually behave themselves around me.

    To the last commenter. It is absolutely impossible to ‘lose’ or have removed by anyone or anything your soul. It is permanently affixed whilstsoever you draw breath! Be very thankful for it–it’s a good thing! Feed it! Br e a t h e

    1. Link,thanks man,it’s been a month since my last comment and I went so dark in this month I almost I felt like I discovered The Death of Death(total darkness in life) but in a conscious way,in a way i made my scorpio friends envy me,buuuuut,your comment brighten my day.Thanks.

  7. Hmm…I have this decan,and I surely know i’m an old sould who came here one last time just for the fun of it,but I feel like a void is living in me,I can smile any day,I don’t feel any pressure socially,but some ex-friends “as attacks” to me said i’m sad and crazy,but anyway that’s not important,this is not the point I wanna get to,the thing is I smoked weed for about 2 years,up’s and down’s,not like,daily aaand …after I read this article that im hyper-sensitive to drugs,I have a question Marina,is it possible that my soul left me? I mean,sometimes I feel like it,but then when I look at other people how soulless they are(^the decan,looking at others soul),I start to think that I put too much on the table everytime,and they can’t put as much,so I got to limit myself,but when I do that,and look at other people,they look at me like I want something from them.Maybe I got a lot of presence in correlation to the ascendant I have which I do not know(don’t know the hour).Anyway,is it possible that my soul left me after these 2 years of weed? I quitted by the way.

    1. Is it possible the ‘soul leaving’ can talk about out of body experiences (at its best) and with disorders of the personality at its worse?

  8. I have my Ascendant right on the Galactic Center. Lately, it has been a source of fascination for me to look into; one fellow astrologer said that when he saw a picture of me, he said that, “You definitely have the galaxies in your eyes”.

    I’ve always wonder what having your Ascendant in the Galactic Center would entail…I will admit, there have been moments where I will just “know” tidbits of information and have wondered where I have gotten that input from.

    1. It’s funny– having the most hypersensitive planet in one of the most hypersensitive places, Neptune here at 22* combined with Mercury in Pisces– explains why I hate hot coffee, hot food and super cold ice cream! I like things luke warm. I can never take too much of anything, except for good food and half of any pill or whatever, sometimes a quarter of it will do.. Always hated thick goupy bubbly drinks, and I like drinks that are clear as a crystal, and that I can somewhat see through, hated the burn the back of my throat dark mystery Soda’s. Toothpaste gave me cankersores all through my childhood, those were so painful! I got the internet and found out its caused by SLS that foaming agent, was cankersore free the minute I switched.

      I do feel like people project on me a lot, even my mate, I will put it back on him though, once I bring it up. He quiet’s, as a Pisces ASC with Mercury Retrograde and a Capricorn Moon– he does a lot of that, telling me what I feel, or what I look like- when, it’s really him feeling that way.

      It’s true, like this is one of the placements that make me not fit in, at first I thought the crystal children thing impossible, but I do feel like I am, and that thing about quietly enlightening people in the back-round, that is what I do. But sadly no one I know is like me, and if I do meet someone around my birthday or after, it never gels. Venus- Opposite Saturn makes me like older people. Which is good, yesterday thanks to your twin flam post, I finally started looking at people who are drunk as possesed. No sense in wasting energy talking to a overbearing ghost. If your going to get posessed, at least let your Ghost have some Libra qualities, or … I will leave them be.

      I do alot of dissing that is for sure from all kinds of things ordinary kids will be struck with fear for not doing, me they already tried all tricks on me so what can they scare me with now? Nothing, once you go through everything and have everything taken, you can really lose no more, all your fear is gone, its tricky because to someone else you look like you lost everything, but to you in the know you gained freedom and lots of time to yourself and the ability to truly do what you want- most times. And the universe always finds a way for me to do diss-engage diss-olve. diss-appear, diss-aster, diss-appate, diss-approve.

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