Sagittarius Dates, Decans and Cusps
According to the tropical astrology, the Sun stays in the Sagittarius zodiac sign from November 22 to December 21. All people born in any of these 30 days are considered to be in the Sagittarius zodiac sign.
We all know that each of the twelve zodiac signs comes with its own set of characteristics and symbols. Although you might expect all people born in the same zodiac sign to be alike it seems that they are just as diverse as any other group of people. However, this is not a reason to doubt the meanings of the zodiac. The explanation of this diversity stays in the personal birth charts, in the cusps and decans of each zodiac sign.
As for the birth charts these represent the astrological map of the planets at the time of birth of an individual and reveal a personalized reading. We will discuss about birth charts in another article.
A decan of a zodiac sign is one of the third periods that sign is divided into. Each decan has its own planetary ruler which influences the basic characteristic of that zodiac sign.
A cusp represents an imaginary line drawn in the zodiac between two zodiac signs. It also refers to the 2-3 days that are at the beginning and at the end of each zodiac sign and are said to also be influenced by the neighbor zodiac sign.
In the following lines will discuss about the three decanates of Sagittarius and about the Scorpio- Sagittarius cusp and Sagittarius- Capricorn cusp.
The first decan of Sagittarius is between November 22 and December 2. This is under the supervision of the planet Jupiter. Those born in this period are ambitious achievers just like a true Sagittarius and humanitarians full of luck just as Jupiter makes them be. This period is also said to magnify all the positive and negative characteristics of the Sagittarius zodiac sign.
The second decan of Sagittarius is between December 3 and December 12. This is under the influence of the planet Mars. This is representative for people who are ambitious and intuitive just like Sagittarius and fiery idealists just like Mars. This period is said to temper the characteristics of the Sagittarius zodiac sign.
The third decan of Sagittarius is between December 13 and December 21. This period is influenced by the Sun. Those born under this influence combine the intuition and resourcefulness of Sagittarius with the warm heart of the majestic individual ruled by the Sun. This period tempers the positive and negative characteristics of the Sagittarius zodiac sign with a great accent on the negative ones.
Scorpio- Sagittarius cusp days: November 22, November 23 and November 24.
People born under the Scorpio- Sagittarius cusp are focused, passionate, mysterious and opinionated like Scorpio and determined, innovative, ambitious and original like Sagittarius.
Sagittarius- Capricorn cusp days: December 20, December 21 and December 22.
People born under the Sagittarius- Capricorn cusp are determined, innovative, ambitious and original like Sagittarius and persistent, tenacious, energetic and like Capricorn.