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 13 – 21. 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.

Sagittarius 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. 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.

Aspergers & Adhd

What I am describing does sound a lot like how children diagnosed with Aspergers are experienced. Indeed, we are still coming to grips with why there are currently so many diagnoses of Aspergers, ADHD, or any of these autistic spectrum “disorders”. in the west. I have heard various commentators say that these kids are crystal children, born with a very high vibration who find it hard to ground themselves on this very dense and low-vibration earth. They say that in order for these Crystal kids to fit in, we have to raise the aggregate vibration of everyone on earth. If we did that there would be no need for Ritalin and the like. But in terms of this decan, the Aspergers/crystal children phenomena certainly seems to fit with the descriptions of these hugely misunderstood darkstars. Very often these kids are drugged into so-called “normality” with venom from our Sagittarius decan 3 medicine man…

The tarot card associated with this decan is the 10 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… (Continued in eBook)


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 ~ Planets & Angles

Ascendant Sagittarius 3


Ras Alhague 22º
~ “The healer; one who tries to bring help, through words or action. A deep drive to seek to remedy old problems; a personal philosophy of helping one’s family or friends.” [2]

Acumen 28º ~ ” A sense that life is filled with attacks or hindrance so a need to learn, as a part of one’s life lesson, to overcome obstacles. A feeling that one has suffered at the hands of others or has been subject to rumours. A life journey struggling against criticism.” [2]

10 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 3 rising the ‘exiled’ effect will be most notable in love relationships.

These folk may find that others like to demonize them as the ‘bad boy/girl’ so that they will attract whiter-than-white or very straight-laced partners. In reality, it is usually a case of projection. These folk’s partners find it hard to trust them as they constantly worry about adultery. These folk have to try twice as hard as most people to project a trustful nature because they just act so darn shifty so much of the time. Sadly these folk are sometimes just extremely uncomfortable with any scrutiny at all and feel like they are being judged. Sagittarius 3 rising are so used to being ostracised that they find it hard to settle into being accepted. It can become a self-fulfilling prophecy when their un-ease and shifty eyes are read as being guilty of some great crime. These folk actually do very well in service to others since they have to try extra-hard to gain acceptance. It is ironic, therefore, that Sagittarius 3 rising usually live quite exemplary lives despite an often less than perfect reputation.

ASCENDANT SAGITTARIUS 3 EXAMPLES: Emperor Nero, Prince William, Ronald Reagan, Mother Teresa, Zahwa Arafat, James Cook, Edward VII of UK, Nelson Mandela, Emperor Hirohito, Michelangelo, Marie Curie, Oprah Winfrey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Goldie Hawn, Wes Craven, Danny Devito, Rosanna Arquette, Paul Hogan, Joseph Fiennes, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Raquel Welch, Portia de Rossi, Telly Savalas, Sylvester Stallone, Nicolas Cage, Jimmy Hendrix, Enrico Caruso, Dame Nellie Melba, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Linda Rondstadt, Pink, Jason Donovan, Bob Geldof, Patti Smith, Connie Francis, Coco Chanel, Cheiro, Jonathan Cainer, Bernadette Brady, Tracy Marks, L. Ron Hubbard, Helmut Newton, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Joe Frazier, James Hunt, Chernobyl Disaster, Jesuit Order Blessed, Titanic Hits Iceberg, Storming The Bastille, Vicious/Spungen Davison.


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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 defences. 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 realising them too. Studiousness is very marked here, and they will not make grandiose statements before researching the back story to any situation.

These folks are living libraries, they love to be informed and are eternal students of human behaviour. 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 baulk 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 getting too morose generally. This is a Saturn-ruled decan which actually is a great leveller for Sun Sagittarius 3, for they have a healthy mix of scepticism and hope that people admire. Because of this balance, these folk will often be in great demand as teachers and counsellors.

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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  • Kajo

    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.

  • Trinity

    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 😉

  • Sims

    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?).

    Most to least common bdays in America: https://thedailyviz.com/2016/09/17/how-common-is-your-birthday-dailyviz/