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SAGITTARIUS: THE ARCHER, Teacher of Heroes! “I SEE!”

| NOVEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 21 | Color = Blue | Tone G Minor |

SAGITTARIUS' SYMBOL
The Sagittarius symbol represents the bow and arrow of the archer. It represents the ever-expanding high aim of the spirit of humanity. This arrow belongs to Chiron, the teacher of heroes also known as “the wounded healer.” Like Scorpio, Sagittarius is considered a healer because of their association with Asclepius or Imhotep. Generally Asclepius and Imhotep are identified with the constellation Ophiuchus, whose foot is right between Scorpius and Sagittarius.

SAGITTARIUS' RULING PLANET
Sagittarius is the planet Jupiter which is the fifth planet from the sun. Jupiter is a gas giant with more than 63 moons. In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of expansion, spirituality, optimism and the father. This is why sky gods from around the world are often associated with Jupiter. Pisces co-rules Jupiter with Sagittarius. The symbol for Jupiter represents the Lightning bolt of expansion of matter or conscious thought.

SAGITTARIUS MYTH
Sagittarius originally went by the name of Chiron. Instead of being just “The Archer,” Chiron was also known as the “wounded healer” and the “teacher of heroes.” He was mortally wounded by one of the arrows that Hercules dipped in the poisonous and fatal blood of the Lernaean Hydra. Since Chiron was an immortal, he suffered profoundly but could not die. Hercules strikes a deal with Zeus to have Prometheus released from being chained to a rock for giving fire to humans and in exchange for the sacrifice of Chiron’s life. Since Chiron was the teacher of such heroes as Achilles, Jason of Argos and the Gemini twins, he was placed among the stars.

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PISCES NEGATIVE TRAITS:

  • Blindly Optimistic

  • Unreliable

  • Tactless

  • Rebellious

  • Careless

  • Superficial

  • Restless

  • Moves Too Fast

PISCES POSITIVE TRAITS:

  • Optimistic

  • Jovial

  • Sense of Humor

  • Intellectual

  • Freedom-loving

  • Honest

  • Direct

  • Philosophical

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The sign Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter. Physically it is related to the pelvis, hips and thighs. It is said to have a masculine nature, and is therefore more active in its energy expression.

Male/Day/Positive

The day and night model of the zodiac is based on the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. Different Zodiac Signs are visible at night or day depending on where you live on earth.

Mutable
The three modes of the elements:

  • Cardinal (initiation),

  • Fixed (Stability)

  • Mutable (Dynamic).

As a Mutable sign, planets placed here express there energy in a flexible and changeable manner, with a certain restlessness or inconstancy.

Sagittarius in characterized by a love of truth and righteousness, and an unfortunate tendency to express it rather too directly, even when not asked. (Read: They can often “dish it out, but can’t take it”).

Element Fire
As a Fire sign, Sagittarius is connected with the identity, specifically with the search to find a deeper meaning in human existence. The eagle of Jupiter symbol represents the expansive qualities of Sagittarius because this zodiac sign likes life to be grand and free. Sagittarius is connected with religious and philosophical urges and spiritual development.

 Fire signs respond to energy very quickly. They favor action. They're ready to go, take a risk, start a business, go on a trip, etc. They are confident, idealistic, intense, and approach life with zest and enthusiasm. Here is energy to conquer, lead, and travel physically and mentally. Aries must act, Leo must lead grandly, and Sagittarius explores unknown places and ideas.

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Sagittarius Decan I 0º-10º

Nov 23 to Dec 2

 

The first 10 days is Sagittarius concentrate with an emphasis on Jupiters expansive and jovial energy. These Sagittarii  usually develop into paragons of mastery and skill along with the brilliance of perspective, context and consciousness that can easily be described as genius.

 

Sagittarius decan 1 is ruled by Mercury and Jupiter (Sagittarius triplicity). Sagittarius travels through the constellations of the Scorpion, the Wolf, the kneeling Man, the Serpent Bearer, the Compass and the Triangle from November 22 to December 2. Mercury representing this decan gives it its shadow side, since this god could travel between the underworld and the surface world.As Hermes, Mercury is associated with the caduceus and medicine. Most of Sagittarius decan 1 is made up of Scorpio and Ophiuchus and even the other constellations that fill in the gaps here have a theme of medicine about them. The great attraction for foreign cultures that comes with Sagittarius serves these subjects well when looking for herbs (Or drugs..), cures and enlightenment from far and wide.8 Of WandsThere is also a fascination with ancient cultures and their healing wisdom. Sagittarius loves wide-open spaces, fresh air and being close to nature. Shamanic cultures of the native Indians of North America and those that live in the rain forests of South America would hold an appeal for Sagittarius decan 1.The wolf mentioned earlier has a close connection with native Indians too and was revered and respected as a medicine animal. “Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine.”

So this decan is medicine all over and also has a deep interest in metaphysics. I found a good amount of notable astrologers and occultists in my research. Not surprisingly, however, the lists below are peppered with some notoriously ‘evil’ specimens as well as some famous modern ‘shamans’ and new agers.Psychologist and psychonaut Timothy Leary, a Harvard psychologist, was famously called by President Nixon “the most dangerous man in America” for his advocacy of the psychedelic drug LSD. Ironically LSD was a government programme all along, but that’s another story!The tarot card associated with this decan is the eight of wands. You can see the intensity of this decan reflected in the frenzy of this card. Mercury and Jupiter as rulers show the desire to juggle many opportunities at once. “ Things are beginning to move into action now as adrenaline fuels your system.  It is time to make a move so get moving. You must now strike while the iron is hot and when you are so enthused.  You have real momentum building behind you so all you have to do is take the first step and it will snowball after that…. Each opportunity will appear exciting and wonderful.  Each will be hard to resist but it will not be possible to take them all on board. ” ~ Teachmetarot
(Javon had not finished this part with the decans so credit is given to https://darkstarastrology.com/sagittarius-decan-1/)

Sagittarius Decan II 10º-20º

Dec 3 to 11

 

The second decan is Sagittarius' more highly self-developed bunch as it is associated with the next fire sign that is 120º degrees away, Aries. Aries is ruled by Mars as is this particular sector of Sagittarius. While all Sagittarians have the highest potential to be a hybrid of athletes (especially fierce dancing centaurs) and philosophers, this sector is really the cream of the crop for Sagittarian athleticism.

 

Sagittarius decan 2 is ruled by the Moon and Mars (Aries Triplicity). The Sun undulates through the constellations of the Kneeling Man, the Serpent Bearer, the Bird Of Paradise, the Octan and the Southern Triangle from December 3 to 11. This decan seems to be about hidden knowledge and the importance of using it with integrity. It is vital for these subjects to keep in contact with nature and to respect natural law, because it seems if they do not they will suffer grave consequences. Nature seems to take a very dim few of these folk abusing the great power that they so obviously have.Sagittarius decan 2 have come to this planet with a mission to remind us of the gnosis we have buried in our subconscious. They serve to tempt us with the forbidden fruit of the tree of knowledge. This could result in wonderful revelations or it could equally send us mad. It’s easy to see why this decan is one of the most feared of the zodiac.It has shades of Eris written all over it. One bite from her golden apple and you could start a Trojan war. Too many greedy bites and you could have a Kundalini awakening that you couldn’t handle because you were inadequately grounded.

Those who have become entertainers in this decan have that extra magical allure that, added to their talent, makes them super-famous. Check out the list of ascendants! Some of them had so much power over the public that the dark side took them away from us before their time. Princess Diana was a good example of this. Souls that pick this decan to work with pick a very difficult, but ultimately the most rewarding, path.Sagittarius decan 2 probably agreed to work for the greater good, as guardians of humanity and enlighteners. But they also knew that there would be danger of being condemned, vilified and even killed for their attempts to bring occult knowledge into the public domain.The tarot card associated with this decan is the nine of Wands.“you are committed to a cause and prepared to do anything for it. You are going to take this all the way and nothing or no one is going stop you.  You are determined to be the last man standing, the lone soldier, and know that you have the stamina it requires to resist and overcome all opposition.  Stoic and enduring, your strength and beliefs are admirable indeed.” ~ teachmetarot. 

(Javon had not finished this part with the decans so credit is given to https://darkstarastrology.com/sagittarius-decan-2/)

Sagittarius Decan III 20º-30º

Dec 12 to 22

 

The third decan is ruled by the leonine energy of the infamous "Cosmic Cat"---LEO! 240º away. The last ten days of Sagittarius leading up to Capricorn tend to be the most eclectic of the artists and athletes. They cannot fit in any such box or description that is not overly general because this is where the Yang of Sagittarius is a mirror of the yin seen in its opposite on the Zodiac wheel, Gemini! While Gemini and Sagittarius are united in their ever moving journey of stimulation and sensation, Sagittarius does not have the same relationship with boredom as Gemini.

 

Sagittarius decan 3 is ruled by Saturn and the Sun (Leo Triplicity). The Sun slithers its way through the constellations of the Serpent Bearer, the Scorpion, the Dragon, the Altar, the Southern Triangle and the Bird of Paradise from December 12 – 22. I believe that Sagittarius decan 3 might be one of the most difficult decans to be born under in the early 21st century. If I was to do a modern Ptolemy and assign a planet to have rulership here, I would probably choose Eris and Sedna.Like the new energies, these people are often seen as troublemakers and are often misunderstood, exiled and tortured for their beliefs. If these folk are brought up in a loving family, have access to nature, have an active spiritual life and are free to express their unique selves, then they are as good as gold. But if not, their dark side is the most treacherous of all. More than any other decan, these folk absolutely cannot function as an inauthentic being. They will see right through any false veneer.Sagittarius decan 3 doesn’t really use words and often finds it difficult to listen to them. They often just sense things and this is why they get into trouble. A typical example is when they find themselves scowling at someone, who from the outside seems like an adorable, charming person but is hiding something less than savoury within. Sagittarius decan 3 can see right into the sorcerer’s dark soul. The problem is, a lot of the time they themselves don’t know why someone gives them the creeps.

When this happens, Sagittarius decan 3 are accused of being rude, anti-social, cold and even sociopathic. Sagittarius decan 3 wants to fit in and needs to be loved, so they will feel guilty when they don’t find these false buffoons the scintillating company that everyone else seems to.This is when Sagittarius decan 3 starts to believe that the darkness must originate from themselves. Another thing these subjects finds impossible is small talk and flattery. Again, it’s very hard for them to lie about someone’s bulging arse. Yes, it does look big in that. Sorry! Here is where tropical Sagittarius’s judgemental and untactful reputation comes from.The tarot card associated with this decan is the ten of wands “The Ten of Wands can suggest that someone has put a saddle on your back and will ride you to hell if they want.  They may see you as a workhorse and take advantage of your good nature and willingness to help. You may be given the hardest and messiest tasks to carry out, and because you are obliging and successfully complete them, more and more is then asked of you.” ~ Teachmetarot.

(Javon had not finished this part with the decans so credit is given to https://darkstarastrology.com/sagittarius-decan-3/)

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There is a love of open horizons, freedom, travel and a need to expand on an inner intellectual level. There is a pronounced urge to rise above the animal nature towards the divine, and an impatience with the trivial issues in life. A dislike of superficiality may result in intolerance for the ordinary courtesies between people.

The role of Sagittarius’ energy drives us to aim for and search for wisdom. Sagittarius’ aim in life is usually goal-oriented one , complete with  continuous expansion towards completing more tasks and challenges that will develop both the self and the community.

Sagittarius is often driven by desire and passion to be their absolute best and therefore expects the same of others. Sagittarius energy challenge us to try not to control others within our environment, but instead learn how to control our less evolved nature which is often rooted in judgment.

Sagittarius energy has been known to tactlessly project blame onto others creating adversarial challenges that usually lead to the heroic development of both the teacher and student aspects of people. As Sagittarius energy ages, the balance and duality between their blunt fiery approach and the compassionate watery approach makes them the archetype “sage” (or crone). The temperance of the numeral XIV  card helps them to master the most powerful of gifts forging them into  a “teacher of heroes.”

The Sagittarius symbol represents the bow and arrow of the archer. It represents the ever-expanding high aim of the spirit of humanity.

This arrow belongs to Chiron, the teacher of heroes also known as "the wounded healer."

Like Scorpio, Sagittarius is considered a healer because of the association with Asclepius or Imhotep. Generally Asclepius and Imhotep are identified with the constellation Ophiuchus, whose foot is right between Scorpius and Sagittarius.

Sagittarius rules the planet ♃Jupiter which is the fifth planet from the sun. Jupiter is a gas giant with more than 63 moons.

In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of expansion, spirituality, optimism and the father. This is why sky gods from around the world are often associated with Jupiter.

Pisces co-rules Jupiter with Sagittarius. The symbol for Jupiter represents the Lightning bolt of expansion of matter and/or conscious thought.
 

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House 9 Freedom✰Expansion✰Travel
Travel, higher education, religion, spirituality, crusades, challenges, dual nature, civilized vs. uncivilized. Ruled by Jupiter. Element is Fire, Modality is Mutable.

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