THOSE BORN BETWEEN APPROXIMATELY NOVEMBER 21 – DECEMBER 21
The personality is developed between Aries & Virgo; the soul is developed between Virgo & Pisces.
THE SUN REPRESENTS THE SOUL. THUS, THE ENERGY IN WHICH OUR SUN IS LOCATED REVEALS THE SOURCE OF OUR CONSCIOUS AWARENESS—I AM SAGITTARIUS.
ZODIAC ENERGY: SAGITTARIUS SYMBOLS: Symbols signify the three levels of the evolutionary spiral for SAGITTARIUS: Centaur (half human and half animal) = the Totally Personality-Centered >>> The Knight = Awakening to the Soul-Personality Relationship >>> The Arrow of the One-Pointed Disciple = Soul-Centered Individual.
KEYWORD: I PERCEIVE
ELEMENT: Fire QUALITY: Mutable/Masculine or Positive
Masculine signs are Positive; Feminine signs are Negative.
As a mutable, positive energy, SAGITTARIUS is interested in people and relationships.
PERSONALITY LEVEL – Jupiter SOUL LEVEL – Earth
OPPOSITE or POLARITY ENERGY: Gemini
RULES: SAGITTARIUS rules the 9th house———–Gemini rules the 3rd house
RAYS: 4th RAY of Harmony thru Conflict, 5th RAY of Concrete Knowledge, & 6th RAY
BASIC SOUL PURPOSES: A SAGITTARIUS INCARNATION involves a search for wisdom. SAGITTARIUS offers the opportunity for the individual to orient self to some lofty objective—one which will unfold a still higher goal and grant a conscious direction in life.
QUALITY TO OVERCOME: Procrastination, tactlessness.
LESSON TO LEARN: Worthiness to be a channel for the wisdom he is to acquire.
MOTIVATED BY: “What is my purpose in life?”
BASIC NEEDS IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS:
MOST COMPATIBLE ENERGIES: Aries & Leo
COMPATIBLE ENERGIES: Gemini, Libra, & Aquarius
INCOMPATIBLE ENERGIES: Those of water and earth elements – often compatible Ascendant energies will largely overcome incompatibility.
NEUTRAL ENERGY: SAGITTARIUS
An intimate relationship with another SAGITTARIUS means inability to recharge each other’s energy field. There is a tendency to blend and “act as one element.” Unless there are other strong energizing elements present, there can be a slow starvation of the nervous system. Conflict need not be present.
Attraction to others attuned to an element one lacks usually does not form the basis for a lasting relationship. One or both end up saying, “We are too different.”
Relationships can be either “too intense” or “devitalizing” according to the energy combination of both persons. A strong reason for knowing the Soul Maps of those with whom we have close personal relationships. We can work positively with what we know.
Sleeping together merges the energy fields and can dramatically affect each person’s state of health, for good or ill. If in an intimate relationship with a neutral or incompatible Sun Sign, sleeping in separate beds/bedrooms can be very beneficial. (Stephen Arroyo, Astrology, Psychology, & the Four Elements)
EVOLUTIONARY SPIRAL: (According to Alan Oken, Soul-Centered Astrology) – as we grow holistically, we spiral upward from Totally Personality-Centered >>> Awakening to Soul-Personality Relationship >>> Soul-Centered Individual.
Functioning on the totally Personality-Centered Level – the mental energy of SAGITTARIUS, on this level, will be totally under the direction of emotional desire. The individual is unaware of this mental subservience to the emotional desires. This imbalance keeps SAGITTARIUS busy, constantly creating more desires to be satisfied. There has been no integration of the mental and emotional bodies. The SAGITTARIAN horses run wild. The urge for adventure is indiscriminate; fires burn wherever desire takes them. SAGITTARIUS uses his mind to create purposes and ideals to rationalize or justify his egocentricity. There is tremendous impracticality in actions and a totally irresponsible attitude toward any form of self-discipline. The urge to increase activity without having a structure or inner truth to guide this expansion results in much scattering of energy. The Centaur symbolizes the personality-centered SAGITTARIUS; he is totally identified with the horse, representing the lower self’s passions and drives.
Awakening to the Soul-Personality Relationship – SAGITTARIUS now learns to direct life energy; he is refining his purpose and goal orientation into a consciously intended one. SAGITTARIUS must develop the proper self-discipline to accomplish what he envisions in the practical world. A one-pointed will is essential in order to evolve to the soul-centered level. SAGITTARIUS is becoming the Knight, who knows how to control his horse (his animal nature), and to lovingly care for it. In no other sign is the urgency to achieve the creation of a vision of purpose more clearly seen than in SAGITTARIUS. This vision is to act as a guidepost, much more than it is to be viewed as a success at its fulfillment. The vision becomes SAGITTARIUS’ reason for being. As soon as this quest is completed, the fires once more burn forward in establishing yet another goal. This Path from one goal completion to the next is SAGITTARIUS’ Path. The mind is now a vehicle for intuition. SAGITTARIUS now uses the mind to bring about the transformative processes of the 4th RAY establishment of harmony thru conflict. SAGITTARIUS has learned to resolve the duality formerly experienced between the lower self and the Soul/Higher Self.
Soul-Centered Individual – SAGITTARIUS is now personified by the Arrow of the One-Pointed Disciple. He begins to identify with the Spiritual Hierarchy; he is merging completely with the Higher Mind. Through the insights received via the Higher Mind, SAGITTARIUS now serves humanity. He has disassociated himself from the pleasures and frustrations of human duality. Mental polarization and mastery of the mind are keynotes of life. This mental capacity is not simply the intellect. Through the influence of SAGITTARIUS’ 5th RAY, he has become a storehouse of knowledge and possesses the ability to bring it into the physical plane in concrete forms that can be easily understood by all. SAGITTARIUS now possesses wisdom. Life is led with the consciousness of Teacher, Healer, & Lover of Humanity. He is the true visionary, the prophet, leading humanity from one goal to another in an ever-expanding and uplifting manner. The SAGITTARIAN Teacher brings the student to the Gate of Initiation and gives him the fiery inspiration to move forward on his own.
This I PERCEIVE, THEREFORE I AM sign is friendly, enthusiastic, optimistic, dependable, honest, and versatile. He enjoys work in which foresight, travel, and risk-taking is involved. His versatility may translate into holding two jobs at one time – or – a change in professions around mid-life. SAGITTARIUS is interested in a variety of sports, in the outdoors where he is free to roam and contemplate the meaning of life via observing nature. He is playful. SAGITTARIUS is constantly looking for “something else” to add a new dimension to life. SAGITTARIUS has gift for making friends and feeling at home wherever he goes. He willingly offers a helping hand to others, both material help and by placing an opportunity before them. SAGITTARIUS loves to travel, is extremely independent, and often attuned to the universal abundance that seems to flow into his life. SAGITTARIUS will experience claustrophobia when forced to remain in a room with no windows and within a marriage that he feels ties him down. Though SAGITTARIUS may remain loyal to the partner who is too emotionally dependent on him, he may feel trapped and become moody/restless. He is highly romantic, but desires that his mate be intelligent. If SAGITTARIUS has developed self-discipline, he is capable of great things. SAGITTARIUS tends to have fun during the first half of his life, to become serious over achieving a deeper level of spirituality the latter half. He has an innate understanding of people that allows him to be a good minister, counselor, teacher. SAGITTARIUS is the salesperson par excellence. Education is a major part of the SAGITTARIAN path.
NEGATIVE CHARACTERISTICS: (Remember that as you focus on developing your positive characteristics, the negative ones tend to disappear. Those who express in negative ways are frustrated, consciously or unconsciously, because they are not being who they truly are.)
SAGITTARIUS has an unerring ability to hit the other person’s weak point, thus the need for developing tactfulness. Though SAGITTARIUS seldom intends to be hurtful, his direct manner and point-blank honesty can hurt. SAGITTARIUS is a procrastinator; he can be irresponsible, boastful, dictatorial, and inconsiderate of others. SAGITTARIUS may fail to keep his promises in the generous manner in which they were made. He fails to do so because he has gotten interested in something else, scattered his energies too thinly, and simply never gets back to the promise. Because SAGITTARTUS is so friendly and attractive to others, he is most often forgiven. SAGITTARIUS can be impatient and have trouble postponing gratification. SAGITTARIUS tends to project blame and avoid looking into his own inner world. He prefers to live in the outer world. This projection of his own problems onto others often results in repeating the same lessons over and over. He can fence himself in with all his projections and the resulting patterns of behavior. Instead of recognizing and learning to control his own inner passions, SAGITTARIUS will attempt to control those around him as well as his external environment.
A SAGITTARIUS INCARNATION marks the final stage of an alchemical purification. This process will often begin with an injury to the physical body, especially the hip. SAGITTARIUS is to evolve from being unable to dismount from his horse (the Centaur) >>> to the Knight who has conquered his animal nature and may now dismount when he chooses >>> to the Knight who rides while aiming his arrow of one-pointed devotion skyward to the source of all Wisdom. SAGITTARIUS is to become the One-Pointed Disciple whose arrow signifies the shaft of light released from his Higher Mind in order to bring about an expanded awareness in the lives of humanity.
Be sure to check your chart to see in which sign your Ascendant is located.
The zodiac energy on the Ascendant is the energy that the public beholds. We also look at the world through our Ascendant. SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT, on the mundane level, views a world to explore.
In soul-centered astrology, the Ascendant is indicative of the soul’s purpose in physical incarnation.
SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT indicates the Teacher, Minister, or One who benefits society. There is a love of freedom, travel, sports, and the outdoors. SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT has a good sense of humor, an optimistic approach to life. There can be a great deal of restlessness, partly due to lack of organization and directed purpose. SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT indicates a soul purpose of learning through experiencing many varied conditions in life. Life is not dull and the SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT will usually seek out a varied and full life. The biblical story of Jacob is illustrative of SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT. Light will come to him as he seeks the wisdom of his superconscious mind. Like Jacob, whose hip was weak, SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT can be the “wounded healer.”
SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT reveals that the soul is to be activated through the 4th, 5th, and 6th RAYs. SAGITTARIUS is to use his innate versatility in his devoted efforts to uplift and inspire humanity. He may crusade for justice on the behalf of others. Justice is to be the upholding of the cosmic order. SAGITTARIUS often views self as the one who brings the world together, who works to make the world a better place for all.
THE HOUSE IN WHICH EARTH IS FOUND will indicate the area of life’s experiences where the lessons of the 4th, 5th, and 6th RAYs will tend to manifest. (EARTH will be exactly opposite the Sun in your natal chart. For example: If Sun is on 5th degree of Sagittarius, EARTH will be located on 5th degree of Gemini.) EARTH (in everyone’s chart) reveals the physical location of your spiritual path by its sign and house placement. The symbol for EARTH is an equal-sided cross inside a circle.
Since EARTH CHANNELS THE 3RD RAY OF ACTIVE INTELLIGENCE, many of the lessons will involve SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT/SUN IN SAGITTARIUS learning to perceive the living, divine intelligence in all of creation. The lessons will include developing tolerance for all people, an empathetic nature, and open-mindedness to the ideas of others. Functioning on the soul-centered level, the 3rd RAY will lead SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT to give birth to abstract ideas and concepts that will benefit humanity.
MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
Be sure to check to see where your MOON is located.
The MOON reveals the personality as it is displayed in our reactions to the events within our daily lives. It also reveals much that is hidden within our subconscious minds.
On the soul-centered level, the MOON reveals habit patterns that must be overcome or transformed in order to advance in spiritual maturity. This struggle to overcome the negative tendencies revealed by the MOON is the “cross” we bear (Alan Oken). The MOON reminds us of the negative habit patterns formed in prior incarnations that created the karma we brought into this lifetime.
MOON IN SAGITTARIUS indicates that soul growth will occur as the individual develops self-discipline and tactfulness in dealing with others. MOON IN SAGITTARIUS has, in prior lifetimes, been too controlling of others and failed to listen to and appreciate what others had to say. He has projected blame for his difficulties onto others, refusing to look within for the root of the problem. MOON IN SAGITTARIUS has neglected to seek the inner life, to develop his spirituality. Instead, he has allowed his restlessness to cause him to scatter his energies and accomplish little of lasting value.
MOON IN SAGITTARIUS holds the potential for a spiritual approach to the world. It indicates the natural teacher and one who is at home before the general public.
THE FOLLOWING APPLIES TO ALL THREE OF THE ABOVE – SUN, ASCENDANT, OR MOON IN SAGITTARIUS
HEALTH & WELL-BEING:
THE SAGITTARIUS/GEMINI POLARITIES work together to bring about a positive regulation of energy flow within the physical body.
Achieving a balance between the qualities of SAGITTARIUS and GEMINI, thereby transforming negative habit patterns, will assist in maintaining good health. For example, achieving a balance between:
SAGITTARIUS’ ability for long-range planning – and – GEMINI’s facility with the technical aspects.
SAGITTARIUS’ opinionatedness and pompous behavior – and – GEMINI’s recognition that there is truth in every philosophy.
SAGITTARIUS’ zeal to take action – and – GEMINI’s hesitant stance at life’s crossroads.
SAGITTARIUS’ urge toward right action – and – GEMINI’s urge toward right reason.
Failure to recharge one’s Sun Sign energy results in depletion, irritability, and increased vulnerability to physical and emotional dis-eases. The element of one’s Sun sign is the fuel needed to feel alive. It is the source of vitality and power, the resource for coping with stress and challenges.
Sagittarius recharges by: 1) Regular association with other fiery persons, especially Aries & Leo. 2) Work or involvement with promotional, inspired goals and aspirations. Work that is physically demanding and active. 3) SAGITTARIUS needs to be outdoors, soaking up the sunshine—its vital energy. SAGITTARIUS needs time to relax and exercise after work. SAGITTARIUS has a difficult time getting off work and coming home to a list of chores before having a change to play. SAGITTARIUS’ nature is playful; thus, he needs to play more so than the other zodiac energies. Playfulness is SAGITTARIUS’ way of being spontaneous, of expecting good things to happen in life. SAGITTARIUS needs to consciously cultivate a peaceful state of contentment—a state that will allow him to avoid a great deal of stress and wasted energy.
SAGITTARIUS’ blunt, totally honest nature can be painful to others. SAGITTARIUS will tend to overpower the opposition, to control with a show of verbal force. He is not good at listening and truly perceiving what the other is saying. SAGITTARIUS tends to be too busy to truly listen. He will tend to take direct action, often before thinking through the situation. He tends to project blame for the conflict onto others, refusing to look within for true insight.
SAGITTARIUS will quickly forgive and forget.
Featured Image: Zodiac Sign of Sagittarius by SergeM73