The lighter feel that the Sagittarian energy is giving us is everywhere; we need it after all of the heavy Scorpion energy we've been dealt lately. Get ready for the fire! The sun and moon moved into Sagittarius (natural 9th house of the zodiac) early Saturday (November 22nd) morning just before the new moon. Venus started the trend and came in last Saturday (November 16th) and Mercury will slide in behind them all on Thanksgiving Day.
Sagittarius is the sign of the centaur, a half man/half beast, and of the archer who can send information, knowledge etc long distance with his bow and arrow. This sign, ruled by Jupiter, rules higher learning versus elementary/basic education ruled by the third house. This certainly means universities and other formal learning institutions but it also rules the type of knowledge that can only be learned by exploring outside of one’s native, culture geographical area, religions, philosophies. Sagittarians like to think and they like to travel and that makes them knowledgeable and always interesting, but they do tend to wander, however, once they have found someone or something worth returning to they always come back home.
The new moon augurs a rise in emotional optimism, a sense of relief from all of the crushing changes we’ve had to make lately both personally and collectively. If we can manage the remains of our ravaged feelings and relationships then we can use this time to process our transformations in a philosophical light (Moon/Sun in Sagittarius). The Venusian influence inspires us to seek out new people and experiences. There will be a lot of good will and generosity ( Jupiter in Leo) at this time and this is all great, but we must remember that whatever connections we make now will be tested by Saturn very shortly (entering Sagittarius December 23,just in time for Xmas, and again in March 2014).
If we are optimistic about a new relationship or opportunity we could easily overextend ourselves through overspending, investing in affection and the future. Credit card bill and missed work days accumulated through celebrating will count against us on our permanent record/ paycheck. Those college exams will be a bitch this year, and it will be very tempting to enjoy the seasonal fun instead of cracking the books. Travel plans are always crazy this time of year, but with Saturn approaching Sagittarius (air travel) and Uranus in Aries-there are bound to be major changes in regulations (Pluto in Capricorn) that will bring delays and could keep us apart from loved ones this season. This change is going to happen immediately before the Christmas holidays and with so much “expectant” energy in the air we could be blindsided by heavy situations (Saturn) that no matter how optimistic we are we may realize that some of our holiday plans and wishes were just not practical.
Balance is needed, we certainly deserve to enjoy and hope for the best, but we also must not allow “holiday spirit” to wreak havoc on all of the practical issues and adjustments needed when we get out of the fun Sagittarius zone and into Saturn home’s sign Capricorn (December 21st) and back to our responsibilities and obligations after our Winter break. Sagittarius rules the Wheel of Fortune-the 10th trump of the tarot, everything is a gamble, but with Saturn hanging over our heads it’s best to only bet on the “sure things” right now because the return on any long shot investments (emotional, educational, romantic, financial) are just not in the cards or in the stars for the moment.