In all my computer meltdown busy-ness, I almost forgot to wish a happy birthday to one of the most joyful signs of the zodiac! Happy Birthday to everyone born under the sign of Sagittarius!
It would be terribly remiss of me to have overlooked dear Sag (pronounced “sadj” like “badge”) people, although no doubt they would be most forgiving. That’s because they are 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. But 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.”
For everyone, now that the Sun is in this expansive and upbeat sign, we have all moved out of the sometimes murky, always emotional, watery influence of Scorpio. Now, we each make our way through the final, longest nights before Winter Solstice, with the bright, enthusiastic fires of Sagittarius to inspire and guide us.
May our journeys into the deep dark be richly blessed!