Scorpio decan 1 is ruled by Mars in both systems (Scorpio triplicity). The Sun drives through the constellations of the Herdsman, the Ship, the Virgin, the Cross and the Crown from October 23 – November 1. Scorpio is probably the sign that is most type-cast as the baddie, so it’s not surprising that the decan ruled by the planet of war does indeed contain a few ‘malefics’. This decan is a sharp weapon, but it doesn’t mean that it will always harm. The only sharp instrument here is actually the spear shaft as none of sidereal Scorpio actually falls here.
This is a bit of a paradox since this is the most Scorpio section of Scorpio using the triplicity system. The dark edge to this decan really comes from carrying the weight of the crucifix. The Cross represents one having to bear the responsibility of psychic or prophetic ability. The constellation of Crux is listed as having an ability for divination and two of Scorpio decan 1’s major stars reside in this cross. Being able to tap into other dimensions gives one power that can be used for good or ill. With Scorpio decan 1, it’s either black magic or white magic. They don’t do grey..
The Agony & The Ecstasy
The typical Scorpio animal magnetism comes from its ruler, sexy Mars and Bootes the herdsman being a swarthy fellow, working close to the earth and driving those beasts forward. These folk are certainly very driven, but they glide to the top quite silently. Nobody notices them until suddenly, bam, they are there, right at the top. This gives them an advantage over their rivals because they are often underestimated at first. Scorpio decan 1 are the perfect invisible man, they make a great classic Scorpio spy because of their amazing ability to construct a psychic cloaking device. So even though some of them really do have ‘fatal’ written all over them, they seem to be able to convince otherwise. Spin-doctors and propagandists do well here too.
Scorpio decan 1 are made of true grit, they often risk life and limb for a cause they believe in. They also make excellent interrogators, relentlessly probing until they get an answer. If they do happen to fall on the wrong side, they can withstand a great deal of torture before they open their mouths. These folk really can take being stretched to the limit. Somehow their deep faith in whatever they believe in gets them through the most horrendous suffering…. (Continued In EBook)
This decan is associated with the tarot card the 5 of cups: Its divinatory meaning “brings sorrow, loss, grief and suffering. Its very presence indicates that you have suffered a crushing blow on an emotional level… We must all learn to accept loss as part of life yet we flail and rail against it. We must trust that once we are prepared to let go, the Universe will replace our loss with something of worth and real value.” teachmetarot.com
Scorpio Decan 1 ~ Fixed Stars
Scorpio 1º 58’ ~ Miaplacidus in the keel of Argo the Great Ship 1.8*
Scorpio 3º 09’ ~ Princeps in the spear-shaft of Bootes the Herdsman 3.5
Scorpio 3º 48’ ~ Syrma in the train of Virgo the Virgins dress 4.2
Scorpio 5º 06’ ~ Ceginus in the left hand of Bootes the Herdsman 5.4
Scorpio 5º 40’ ~ Pálida in Crux the Crucifix 3.0
Scorpio 6º 44’ ~ Gacrux in Crux the Crucifix 1.6
Scorpio 6º 57’ ~ Khambalia in the left foot of Virgo the Virgin 4.6
Scorpio 9º 07’ ~ Nusakan in Corona Borealis in the Northern Crown 3.7
Scorpio 9º 27’ ~ Theta in Corona Borealis in the Northern Crown 4.1
Scorpio Decan 1 ~ Planets & Angles
Ascendant Scorpio 1
The ascendant gives the purest expression of the decans 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 Scorpio decan 1 the agony and the ecstasy dynamic will be most notable in relationships. If these folk are artists then the torture, pain and disappointment suffered in their love affairs will be channelled through the arts.
Writers will bring the trauma of the human condition into their plot lines. Themes could be the dilemma of resisting sexual temptation, betrayal and faithfulness. Ethics and how to best serve god are also possible. It is not surprising to see Gandhi and Padre Pio in the list below, expectantly the latter. Padre Pio actually had Acrux as his rising star! The Padre is most famous for bearing the stigmata, the permanently bleeding wounds of Christ’s crucifixion in the palms of his hands. As a child, Pio slept on a stone floor with a rock as a pillow. Pio was often in severe pain due to illnesses which brought about out-of-body experiences. Friars in his company had reported seeing him levitate off the ground in a state of ecstasy. Kubrick’s last film ‘Eyes wide shut dealt with the sexual underworld of New York, orgies and bizarre sex rituals.
ASCENDANT SCORPIO 1 EXAMPLES: Isaac Newton, Mohandas Gandhi, Padre Pio, Oliver Stone, Stanley Kubrick, Grigori Rasputin, Giacomo Casanova, Napoleon 1st, Beethoven, Israeli Independence, Caitlyn Jenner, Leonard Nimoy, Natasha Kinski, Grace Kelly, Colin Firth, Katherine Hepburn, Charlton Heston, Ewan McGregor, River Phoenix, Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Tyrone Power, Sid Vicious, Julio Iglesias, Enrique Iglesias, Midge Ure, Gary Numan, Adam Ant, Jay Kay, Bill Haley, Divine, Chuck Berry, Chaka Khan, Melanie B, Robin & Maurice Gibb, Mike Tyson, Uri Gellar, Christian Dior, Johnny Carson, Victor Hugo, Andre Citroen, Paloma Picasso, Paul Cezanne, Maurice Ravel, George Orwell, D.H Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, George Sand, Mark Twain, Bertrand Russell, Barratt/Browning Davison.
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Sun Scorpio 1
The hunger aspect is very strong with the Sun in this decan, as the Sun blazes with a high libido here. The craving for sex is high, because it is almost like a last gasp of fertility before the season falls into the darkness of winter. Because the desires are so strong, the subject seeks to understand why they have such fierce cravings. Their obsessive behaviour then can be channelled into devouring information and attaining wisdom. For those who are less evolved, then the temptation to fall prey to their bestial cravings can be overwhelming. BBC children’s presenter and knighted DJ, Jimmy Saville was found after his death to be a serial child molester, rapist and sexual predator. His Sun was also interestingly on Gacrux in the crucifix.
The karmic burden on these folk is very high and they need to come to terms with the cycle of being famished and regulating their satiation. Sun Scorpio 1’s ego depends on their ability to conquer the object of their desires. Those who learn to rein in and temper their inner savage become experts in the fields of psychology and can greatly help others with addiction problems. If their partner does not satisfy them sexually then these folk can go greedy for glittery, golden luxury items instead. Saville also dressed in a garish and ostentatious manner, with massive gold medallions and tight, brightly coloured lycra tops.