The following is an except from my latest book Numerology of Astrology: Degrees of the Sun. With some exceptions those born on the first of December have the sun 8 degrees in Sagittarius. These descriptions are written for old souls who have been on the planet many times and are nearing the time to face their dark side, integrate Self, complete the karmic cycle and evolve further into a new dimension.
The verbatim description is not going to exactly fit every single person with this degree. It is important to look at the archetypal meaning and adjust to the circumstance of the person’s life. Probably the name from this group that most people recognize is Mandy Patinkin.
If this is your sun sign you can be more self controlled and serious than many of your Sag contemporaries. There is an air of authority about you that is convincing causes you to command attention when you need it the most. You are more inclined toward being realistic rather than overly optimistic like the traditional Sagittarius personality.
Perhaps you feel like the reigns on your experience are held in tighter than your Sagittarian personality might like. There can be a strong issue with morality and you can be outspoken about those who you feel over step the boundaries of righteous behavior.
There is the karmic hint that in another earth sojourn you could well have been blasphemous and belittling toward those who were devout to their faith and righteous in lifestyle. Perhaps you purposely made it a point to seduce and dissuade that type of follower away from their devotion. Your amoral or immoral position on life was the ultimate guideline to whatever indulgent behavior you chose. You are still uneasy with strict directives that inhibit life experience. You seek to find reconciliation with spiritual bylaws that come straight from the heart rather than someone else’s book.
There may be a period of your life of outlandish extreme behavior of indulgence and excess. The normal restraints can give way to old unconscious desires coming from the past. You may suddenly realize this is not what you want and turn to a more inner directed life of simplicity and restraint. Once centered within your external world is full of meaningful and intense life interactions. As you resolve the lessons of this combination you can be very convincing and effective helping direct others to teachings and inner experiences that help them to connect with the truth that comes directly from the heart and the soul.