The Sun enters Sagittarius on November 21, 2013 at 7:48 p.m. PST and 10:48 p.m. EST
Sagittarius, our final fire sign, is half man and half horse, a Centaur shooting the arrows of truth into the sky. The symbolism is about how Sagittarius brings the sacred messages from spirit to our humanness. In many ancient beliefs the horse is a messenger from the spirit world. Fire represents spirit or inspiration, Aries is fire of the mind and Leo, fire of the heart. Sagittarius is fire of the soul.
Sagittarius is about all the ways we are inspired by our soul; the ancient books of wisdom that our societies rely on for guidance, the Shamans that bring us the wisdom and messages of spirit.
This ninth sign shows us the freedom and spiritual expansion we develop through wisdom and truth. They are perpetual students and love to share wisdom and are natural teachers. Their love of freedom has made them one of the most commonly unmarried signs of the Zodiac. They see boundaries as a starting point. They are very committed in relationships but need to have open boundaries in them. A marriage is a signed contract that provides rules and boundaries in our society, the minute the Sag feels that fenced in sensation something in them wants to break free.
Sagittarius is also about venturing into life very far from where and who we are; it is the sign of foreign travel and foreigners. Travel to a Sag is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. They explore the world without judgment, observing new and different ways cultures live. Sagittarians can be very good at learning foreign languages and also teaching us about philosophy and religions.
Their polar opposite, Gemini, are very talkative; Sagittarians can be talkative if they have something to share that they feel is important otherwise they can be very quiet. Quiet time and meditation come very naturally to them and is important for them to have on a daily basis. Dance, Yoga, Tai Chi, are good for them because they are all associated with spiritual practices from ancient cultures.
The most important characteristic of Sagittarius is truth, they are ultimately seekers of the truth and this is why they are constantly searching through the wisdom of the ages. Being truthful with them and allowing them to speak their truth is at the core of their being. However, as with all signs, we have both sides of the coin, when you encounter a Sagittarius that lies, and thankfully it is rare, they will be the best pathological liar you will ever meet.
Sagittarians help us understand the world that is different from our own culture and show us the beauty in diversity. They must learn how boundaries in the physical world help us from going too far and overdoing it!