Make the Most of Sagittarius Season

Nov 22, 2022
Make the Most of Sagittarius Season

Welcome to Sagittarius Season. Each year from Nov. 22 through Dec. 20, the Sun travels through the Zodiac sign of the Archer. Discover the hidden history of Sagittarius, and how you can navigate its energy with hope and wisdom.

Find out more about the energy of the 2023 Sagittarius Horoscope.

Want to check out past years? Here you go: 2022 Sagittarius Horoscope.

Sagittarius & Mythology

I’m sure you’ve heard it before. Sagittarius craves adventure. It’s driven to know more, to explore. If you’ve taken the plunge and embarked on a new journey, your world is changing… so... uhmm... now what?

If you’re smart, your next step will be to find a guide, teacher, or even a map to the new terrain ahead. Examples abound: Luke has Obi-Wan Kenobi, Neo has Morpheus, Dante has Virgil, Dorothy has Glinda, Harry has Dumbledore, and Frodo has Gandalf. All of these guides prepared these heroes for the tests and trials to come.

Sagittarius symbolism in the Zodiac captures these dual needs: to explore and the learn. It’s another important step on what Joseph Campbell described as the “Hero’s Journey.” The many steps along the way of this timeless tale are even written in the stars. The word Zodiac translates as “the Way of Life,” describes this journey.

  • The cycle begins with Leo, its ruler the Sun represents the soul’s divine spark. 
  • The Sun is incarnated in the arms of Virgo the Virgin, guided into manifestation by the divine messenger Mercury. 
  • Then in Libra, the Sun falls so in love with the pleasures of incarnation, it “forgets” its divine heritage
  • In Scorpio, the Sun-Sol-Soul realizes its precarious situation and decides to enter into the unknown to find a solution.

Now the Sun has entered Sagittarius, where it finds a guide for the road ahead. The Archer explains the lay of the land, reveals the goal of the quest, teaches new skills needed on the journey, or offers a magical device that will give our hero an edge in what’s to come.

This story sets the framework for the astrological interpretation of Sagittarius, as encoded in its astrology symbolism. Consider this as you step through its gates:

Sagittarius & Astrology

This story sets the framework for the astrological interpretation of Sagittarius, as encoded in its astrology symbolism. Consider this as you step through its gates:

  • Ruled by kingly Jupiter, Sagittarius is naturally optimistic, integrity-seeking and bluntly honest. However, speaking one's own truth is not always the same as relating the facts (as anyone who’s been captivated by Sagittarian charm may discover for themselves). Jupiter loves to teach, inspire and share, regardless of whether it's wanted or not.
  • As a fire sign, Sagittarius lifts our energy upward in search of the divine light. Fire signs are enthusiastic, energetic and impulsive.
  • Sagittarius is a mutable, changeable sign. Though intentions may be good, follow-through? Not as much. Still, mutable signs can play a key role in helping us move from one way of being to another.
  • Mercury is in detriment in Sagittarius. Mercury’s need to connect and channel is overwhelmed by the Sagittarius urge to explore all things.
  • Sagittarius’ constellation is known as the Archer. Later mythology associated the archer with a centaur, a half-human, half-horse of Greek mythology. But an earlier version of the myth features a satyr (half human half goat) in place of a centaur, specifically the satyr Crotus who invented archery and acted as a nanny to the nine muses.

Make the Most of a Sagittarius Horoscope

The Sagittarius experience is at its best when we are willing to set aside fears and judgments in order to explore beyond boundaries and limitations. But, there’s also a tendency to get bogged down by our own drama; getting too attached to our ego’s need to be the hero can lead us to ignore what we don’t know.

You can make the most of your Sagittarius season by reminding yourself that you don’t know everything; there’s always more to learn. Teachers abound when you are ready to hear to what they have to offer. But above all, listen to your heart and enjoy the journey.

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase," said Martin Luther King, Jr. It's an insight that's especially important during Sagittarius season.

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