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!