On the 21st of November, the sun moves into the sign of Sagittarius, the sign of the archer and the centaur. To understand this sign, one can look at the symbolism behind these two figures.
The centaur is half man and half horse, merging together these two entities. Admittedly, this author is woefully uninformed when it comes to mythology, so we will not be delving into the mythological symbolism behind this combination. That being said, this sign delves into the realm of philosophical understanding, urging us human beings to comprehend our nature beyond our physical limitations. It is important for us to appreciate where we as human beings fit into the larger picture of life and the role we play in inspiring others. We can learn a great deal by exposing ourselves to various cultures and belief systems inherent to various regions of the planet to comprehend how our beliefs complement one another. It can help in understanding a Sagittarius better.
When viewing the symbolism of the archer, we must take note of the bow and arrow. Once released from the bow, the arrow’s course of travel is limitless, depending on the direction in which it is released. This sense of flight, of travel, is inherent in the sign of Sagittarius. It represents our urge to explore, to travel to distant lands and to broaden our reach.
Ruled by the expansive planet of Jupiter, Sagittarius is a sign that lives for adventure. It is a “more is merrier” type of sign, and believes in going for the gusto without thought of limitation or restrictions. At times it is referred to as the jokester of the zodiac, the person at the party who has no problem being a little over the top, perhaps the one known for wearing the lampshade on their head. This sign not only loves to travel and explore, but they also seek greater understanding of life. They can therefore become a bit of the eternal student, always uncovering new and different ways of experiencing the world.
This sign can find contentment in such fields as teaching, marketing, broadcasting, promotions, getting the word out. They can also find affiliations with the field of sports, philosophy, philanthropy, religion and travel, especially of the long distance variety.
Because understanding a Sagittarius sees few limits in life, they are eager to take in as much as possible and give as much as possible. A touch of the naïve is not unusual, especially early on in life, when there isn’t as much of a tendency to filter out that which is pragmatic. So they may have little problem believing for a time that the moon really is made of green cheese. As they grow older, their tendency for gullibility can wane. But in the meantime, they can be a sucker for whatever crosses their path. If there’s a stray animal on the street, this is the sign that wants to not only adopt it, but every stray on the planet. The practicality of caring for each of these souls doesn’t reside at the top of their priority list.
In the physical body, Sagittarius rules the hip and thigh region of the body as well as the liver. They need to guard against excesses in life, such as too much food or drink, the latter impacting the liver. And since this sign is ruled by the largest planet in the solar system, Jupiter, it rules those largest organs and muscles.
Mercury, the planet of logic, finds its detriment in this sign, as Sagittarius places more emphasis on theoretical and philosophical implications than on logic. In contemporary astrology, no planet finds its exaltation or fall in this sign.
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