Sun in Sagittarius: Expanding and Elevating

Did you see that beautiful Full Moon on November 25?  She was absolutely gorgeous and in Gemini, brought positive energy adding our communication with those closest to us.

The Sun entered the sign  of Sagittarius on November 22. Sagittarius is both a fire (active, zealous, and passionate) sign and a mutable (quickly changing and adaptable) sign, making it a sign of boundless energy.  Sagittarius is a sign that calls us to expand our horizons and elevate our consciousness beyond our animal nature.  But Sagittarius (when balanced) doesn’t despise our animal nature or view it as an enemy of the spirit; we are embodied in flesh in order to learn lessons necessary for our soul’s growth.  However, Sagittarius reminds that we have another nature — a spiritual one — that must be cultivated to learn those soul-centered lessons.

Sagittarius is receiving influence from Orphichus, the 13th sign of the zodiac that follows Sagittarius.  Orphichus is the sign of the divine feminine and reminds us that we need to let go and surrender in order to grow. Jupiter, the planet of benevolence and good luck, rules Sagittarius and is in the sign of Virgo, bringing a very practical and disciplined energy to Sagittarius.  In order to expand our horizons and elevate our consciousness to transcend our animal nature, we must be disciplined.  Discipline will look different for different people, but a regular practice of meditation and prayer does wonders for the soul.

Saturn, the planet of structure and groundedness, is also in Sagittarius.  Saturn is karmic; with Saturn we reap what we sow.  Saturn, even more than Virgo, demands discipline and work.  You will not grow spiritually without putting in the work, not if Saturn has anything to do with it.

What is your spiritual practice?  How do your cultivate yourself spiritually?  The important thing to find and maintain whatever practice works for you.

We begin the Sagittarius solar month with Mercury, the planet of communication in the intensely emotional sign of Scorpio.  This is a time of intense understanding or mis-understanding; there can healing and closure or there could be disruption and destruction.  The key is to take it easy and keep a cool head to make sure that you say what you actually mean.

Charming and attractive Venus begins the month in its home sign of Libra, making love and romance easy and joyous.   Mars is also in Libra, bringing a fire in our relationships that can manifest as either passion or aggression.  It’s up to you how Mars will show up. 

Important Dates in the Sagittarius Solar Month

December 2 – Moon in Virgo opposes Neptune in Pisces and squares Saturn in Sagittarius : There is a possibility of deep vision or deep illusion and a strong possibility have feeling a bit sour. Ground yourself and reflect to keep your head straight and your vision clear. Don’t let things — especially negative energy from others — get to you.

December 4 – Moon and Jupiter in Virgo square Saturn in Sagittarius – This is a good day to put tangible plans in place but ignore ignore any feelings of insecurity. Push forward with your plans and you’ll see results.

December 4 – Venus moves into Scorpio – attraction deepens and becomes more magnetic.  And it’s a  Friday – a perfect day for a love ritual!

December 6 – Mars in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn – Swift changes can invoke frustration and rage.  Take deep breaths and ground.  This too will pass.

December 7 – Moon in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces – a day full of emotion, intuition, and imagination.  Work on any project requiring creativity. And when making a decision, follow your gut!

December 8 – Moon in Scorpio trines Chiron in Pisces and the Sun in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries – the energy is ripe for emotional healing to set the stage for new beginnings.

December 10 – Moon in Sagittarius conjuncts Saturn in Sagittarius and squares Neptune in Pisces –  Saturn provides an energy that lends itself to providing tangible results and Neptune adds a sense of imagination and creativity.  Decide on your goals and begin acting on them.  You will surely see results if you are consistent.

December 10 – Mars in Libra opposes Uranus in Aries – This is day where anger can easily become a raging fire.  Do not get angry.  I repeat: Do not get angry.

December 11 – New Moon in Sagittarius trines Uranus in Aries and sextiles Mars in Libra while Venus in Scorpio trines Neptune in Pisces – The New Moon is always a time of new beginnings and this new moon is no exception. Uranus and Mars bring a pioneering energy while Venus and Neptune bring a rich intuitive and creative energy.  The energy abounds with positivity and possibility.

December 13 – Moon in Capricorn trines Jupiter in Virgo – If ever there was day to put creative energy to work, this is the day.  Seriously.  Write, sew, paint, do anything creative and you’ll be surprised at how productive you’ll be.

December 15 – Moon in Aquarius trines Mars in Libra, squares Venus in Scorpio, and sextiles both Saturn in Sagittarius and Uranus in Aries – Strong emotions abound, especially in our most intimate relationships. It’s important to listen and compromise in order to progress.

December 17 – Moon in Pisces conjunct Neptune in Pisces – emotions run strong and bring a strong sense of mental cloudiness.  This is not the best day to make pertinent decisions but, if you must, ground yourself to gain as much clarity as possible.

Additional Information for this Sagittarius month:

Chakra: brow

Colors: green, brown, and white

Herbs/Plants: anise, dandelion root, hydrangea

Planet: Jupiter

Scents/Oils: sage, peppermint

Stones: amethyst, lapis lazuli

Tarot: The Emperor, The Hierophant, The World

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