(November 22~December 21)
Key Words: “I Perceive.”
The mythology symbol of Sagittarius is the half man, half horse. Here, it is the mind that links body and spirit, and the mythos of archer-centaur is a vital symbol of Sagittarian longing for the mind to lift the animal self ever higher. Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter, is a philosophically, spacious, far reaching energy who desires to grow consciousness. In order to do that well, it is important for the body and emotions to be stable and calm so the mental field can be clear. Once it can stand back and objectively observe what is true and what is false, the good Sagittarian understands the polarities of illusion and vision.
Scorpio’s cool toughness is replaced by the fiery vitality and joie de vivre of Sagittarius, whose ruler, is all about hope and expansiveness. Jupiter spanks no one, unless it’s through religious zeal, or philosophical idealism. Jupiter, rules the higher mind, as Mercury rules the lower. Lower does not mean less than. It means Mercury takes charge over learning the single trees such as words, sentences, and questions. Jupiter rules the forest, as in philosophy, visions, long distance travel and ideas.
The mind here is often blessed with confidence, and an ability to see the future, often with good fortune. In fact, where ever you find Jupiter in your personal chart is where you receive blessings. These can be blessings of : health, good friends, work, love. It’s not necessarily money. With Jupiter we can be overly optimistic. Is more simply too much? When the large, gaseous Jupiter is involved, we need to be mindful of over-expecting, over-eating, and over-indulging.
You often find wonderful teachers with strong Sagittarius, or Jupiter energies, They love to expand, offer others faith and optimize. The are often ebullient and generous, willing to share dreams, as well as ideas.
Along with the other fire signs, Aires and Leo, Sagittarius is highly expressive and energetic. This is a body ready and willing to explore new territory, both physical and mental. In order to propel the body forward, it must have strong haunches and upper legs. Metaphysically, thighs represent capacity. Jupiter governs the liver, the main organ of detoxification.
Exaggerated vs. Inspirational
Gluttonous vs. Bountiful
Lusty vs. Sensual
Dogmatic vs. Spiritual
What a Sagittarius might say
Speech, which is a form of fire, creates thought forms. It is thought forms that bring ideas into matter. These forms can be creative or destructive. Jim Morrison was a great example of the creation and destruction mythological centaur.