I’m the one that has to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life, the way I want to.
~ Jimi Hendrix, Sun and Ascendant in Sagittarius

This morning at 4:38am, Eastern time, the Sun moved out of Scorpio and into the sign of Sagittarius.

Happy Birthday to our dear Sag (pronounced “sadj” like “badge”) friends! And good friends they make, too, as one of the most expansive and generous of the signs.

Sagittarius is a fire sign and is ruled by the magnanimous, jovial planet Jupiter.

People born under the sign of the Centaur-Archer are said to be optimistic, enthusiastic, and seekers of knowledge. They love to travel, and can be excellent teachers.

They insist upon their freedom, and can be outspoken and prone to dramatic exaggeration. Yet they can also be very sensitive, diplomatic and deep. Sagittarians are idealists who want everything to be wonderful.

All! The! Time!

They are also extremists who hate half measures. For them, it’s either gung ho or no go.

As astrologer Jon Cainer writes, “To be a Sagittarian is to be surrounded by serendipity. Rarely do you have to go without. Your desires so often naturally come to you. Or, at least, they do as long as you know the difference between trusting your luck and pushing your luck. When you strive, you stumble. When you make the most of what you’re offered, you get magical results.”

When the Sun is in Sagittarius – For Everyone

Now that the Sun is in this expansive and upbeat sign, we depart an unusually challenging Scorpio visit this year. Burning off all that watery, emotional intensity, the time of Sagittarius encourages us to see the big picture, expand our courage, and be generous with others.

This is when the darkest dark of the year deepens. We are each making our way through the final, longest nights before Winter Solstice. Thankfully, we have the bright, enthusiastic fires of Sagittarius to inspire and guide us.

May our journeys into the Yuletide season be beautifully blessed!

Do you have a friend or loved one with a Sagittarius Birthday (between Nov. 22 and Dec. 21)? Or maybe you are a Sagittarius who is hoping to make this upcoming birthday the beginning of your best year yet!

Why not join my Birthday Club? Treat yourself (or your Sag friend) to a full year of discovery, growth, and magic (all splendid fun for adventurous Sagittarians!). All the details are here!


I am dashing around this morning with last-minute preparations for my final Tarot Boutique workshop of the year, here at Laurel Hill Cottage. So today, so I am simply sharing the glorious Lorna Bevan’s post for today.  You know where to go for additional insight, including New Moon rituals, and other outstanding astrological interpretations.

Blessings on your New Moon beginnings.

And be sure to stop by tomorrow for the beginning of our Annual Solstice Sun Wheel Advent ceremony.
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Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There’s a crack in everything
That’s where the light gets in
~ Leonard Cohen

New Moon in Sagittarius, Nov. 22, 2014

by Lorna Bevan, Hare in the Moon Astrology

Whether you realized it or not, this morning you made a safe passage across the borderlands between Scorpio and Sagittarius.

The Sun, Moon, and Venus are new at 0 degrees Sagittarius, starting a month of bonfires — bonfires of your vanities and bonfires of hope.

Then at the Solstice on December 21st Saturn is handed the torch of light and faith to carry through Sagittarius until 2017.

The bonfire of your vanities is Saturn’s parting gift for your courage in two and a half years of edge-walking through the desolate underworld of Scorpio.

In the flames, you see your own fingerprints all over your history. You see it, you feel it, you get it — then you walk on into  Sagittarius, cleansed, freer, and lighter.

Now you can write new stories and myths, keeping your eyes on the far blue horizons as you fire your arrows of intention far into your future time line across 2015.

Today under this New Moon square Neptune and Jupiter, the veils lift to psychic and psychological openings, inspiration and access to unconscious life streams.

Feel the shamanic feminine energy rising as as Chiron stations to turn direct, ready to refract quantum awareness at the Full Moon on December 6th.

You can feel your entanglement in the Great Web as a Grand Trine in Fire between Venus, Jupiter, Lilith, and Uranus flares your own light in a vast sea of seven billion souls.

With Chiron is Chariklo, a shape shifter seeing beyond material reality to the resonant web of connection. This graceful Spinner is now aligned with the Galactic Centre at 24 degrees Sagittarius.

As first Venus,then Mercury then the Sun cross her path in early December, you will feel the space/time continuum expanding as your mind is stretched and rearranged into new patterns.

It may feel like chaos but remember Nietzsche’s words:
“You must have chaos in your self to be able to give birth to a dancing star.”

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