Sagittarius is likened to the Gypsy, the Philosopher and the Teacher. As mutable fire, you can imagine a burning flame that is adaptable. It roams, and cannot be contained. Fire is warming and purifying, and as such ‘Sag’ unleashes life force and a quest for the truth unlike any other sign. It is willing to let go, burn off what does not serve, and move forward, ready to embrace or ignite what may cross its path.
A path is a necessity for Sagittarius, as the journey quenches the soul and liberates the knowing that the great discovery lies just beyond the horizon. Faith is the gas tank and optimism it’s chosen attitude.
As the Explorer travelling to new lands, or as the Gypsy, the understanding of culture and connection expands. EXPANSION, this is the quality of its ruling Planet Jupiter. With the flavor of Sagittarius, the world becomes larger. The vision becomes enriched by the greater knowledge and evolving perception of the world.
Looking at the chart we see Jupiter, the ruler of Sag, sitting alone, almost like a formation such as the bottom of an umbrella handle and all the rest of the Planets are the umbrella. This puts extra weight on Planet Jupiter. Good thing Jupiter reigns so large and with such gravitas that it can handle this pressure. What we need to recognize for ourselves is that the vision, the beliefs we hold may give us a feeling of separation at times from the greater whole. In Libra, we have a hard time separating from OTHER, yet we know we must find a balance where we give when needed and stand firm when that makes most sense. Justice and equality must be our aim. And when the going gets tough, these are the fires that bind us, what we hold as truth regardless of logical circumstance, to carry us onward.
‘Life is a journey, not a destination’ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Each of us has a Sagittarius part of our chart. We are the 12 signs, but in different levels of emphasis. As the Full Moon strikes your Sagittarius (18 degrees) vector of life, it may revitalize your faith and optimism to move past the current negativity and BELIEVE. Unlike the opposite sign Gemini who relies on factual reality and quick information exchange, Sagittarius can appear to be based on the less known, the elusive, the theoretical, and the grand vision. Sagittarius takes the experiences it has and forms an understanding for future outcomes. The idea is to collect through diverse experiences, and then form a rich and complex web that makes for an integrated perspective. Sagittarius expressed in the less than ideal expression may come off as a know-it-all. So reliant on what validates their prior knowledge and experience, they end the quest and become rigid. This stop point becomes their security and they defend it with all costs, for the shattering of that belief system feels so threatening to who they have become. If the Sage follows their heart, they may choose to ride the stallion again, remaining open and adaptable to life’s unfolding journey. With the symbol of the arrow pointed outward like a bow and arrow, we are invited to review where we have our arrows pointed. This Full Moon is approaching Saturn, the Lord of Karma and Discipline. This is the time to GET REAL. What are our aims, our visions, and what we can truly stand behind? What compels us beyond the rational and logical but ignites a belief, a faith in the potential of what will come?
IF we are not where we want to be, what do we see as our ideal reality and truth? How can we foster beliefs and faith in something greater to leverage us along our chosen path? As the Full Moon brings strong emotions to the surface, may your passionate beliefs propel you up. Like the chart’s umbrella shape, may the wind of insight you find now fill your balloon and carry you onward, like Mary Poppins.
May you be enchanted and inspired by the stars! Jen