It’s time to understand the Sun in and Light of the Archer, Sagittarius— sign of abundance, of sharing food, good cheer, things bountiful, adventuresome and expansive. What are the characteristics of this sign? Sagittarius is musician, publisher, adventurer and lover of food. Sagittarius, a fire sign, adapts to changing conditions, inspires others to take action. Always on a journey, filled with optimism (Jupiter’s influence), Sag is the wanderer, optimist and archer—setting goals, reaching those goals, setting new goals. Ambivalent to the social order of things, Sag, unable to be restricted, values, above all, personal freedom.
Sag’s Idealism seeks roles that bring forth justice, reforms and changes to society. Sagittarius works with the expansive planet Jupiter. Less is not more for Jupiter. Sag, with Jupiter, always enlarges everything. Sag/Jupiter’s hearts and spirits are magnanimous. They’re liberal and forgiving, philosophical, passionate and sometimes noisy. They aim high, eyes on the distant horizon, seeking the mountaintops of Capricorn. Before riding over meadows and fields, bow and arrows in hand, to become Chiron, the sacrificial Centaur, they must party, play and eat well to sustain themselves. Thus we have Thanksgiving in Sagittarius. Thanksgiving is always on Thursday, Jupiter’s Day. We prepare this week for Jupiter/Sag’s bountiful feast. We prepare each day this week thankfully.
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of Nov. 21–27, 2013 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
A window has opened up that holds a spiritualizing event, a universal mystery. Wise people may call you to be a wise one, too. A teacher or a new study may appear. Or you learn a study presented long ago. You may travel, absorbing different cultures, ideas and philosophies. Call forth your mental faculties when presented with transcendent realms. One needs courage and fortitude when meeting the Divine. She’s called Justice.
Taurus April 21–May 21
Know that your most challenging life circumstance is also your opportunity. The more testing, the more difficult the situation, the greater the outcome. The security and stability you’ve created will call for restructuring. You have created a life in which you are insulated from others. This is based upon a fixed way of thinking that is limiting. You need to allow your heart and mind to open to new more vital realities.
Gemini May 22–June 20
Be especially careful with those close to you. It’s possible you will assume ways in which you overpower them, make too many demands upon them, commanding them subtly to follow your lead. Instead cooperation is what is called for, appreciation for differences, accommodation and allowing for reciprocation. With these goals, as you cultivate a collaborative spirit, goals are reached with ease and harmony.
Cancer June 21–July 20
It’s good to write down goals each day. It’s the first step to their completion. You’ll want to be effective and efficient, to move quickly through each task. As you see each goal, call for the template of harmony to calmly assist in each task and goal’s completion. Health now is your main goal. Reducing all stress, stressful people and situations is a simultaneous goal. Balance, too. All of these are blessings to be called forth.
Leo July 21–August 22
It is a time to be creative, to bring this forth creativity within all endeavors. Watch for this. Know that using our imagination is a creative act. Self-expression, all inventions, all art begins with the imagination. Our imaginations create visualizations— the outer manifestations of our inner creative world. It’s good to be with children. Their innocent and lively creativity triggers your own. You’re the Sun. Surya is your Vedic name.
Virgo August 23–September 22
You may need to create comfort and coziness in your environment, especially at home. It may be a sense of security and well-being that you need, a sense of deeper roots. Material possessions sometimes help with this by defining your personal sense of identity and style. It’s good to distinguish between wants and needs. They’re different, emerging from different places within your being. Beauty is a good guideline.
Libra September 23–October 22
You work ceaselessly to achieve your goals, working hard each day to achieve success. When we’re just and fair with everyone, when we allow others to act out their behaviors without our judgments, then we (our behaviors) will be dealt with impartially too. Often with love and gratitude. As you search for truth in your life, make sure you dispense to others first the love you seek and the support you need. Be sincere. Be harmless.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
It’s important to go through possessions, assets, finances and resources, assess their value and determine what to keep and what can be given away. Attachment to anything, especially possessions, can create distress. You have a fiery temperament now in terms of communication and speech. As I’ve written before (especially in Scorpio), thoughts and words can destroy or create. You’re capable of both. Be cautious. Be kind.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
A new sense of adventure and a sense of needing to explore more have come upon you. These will create a greater sense of identity. We’re always working on identity, learning who we are, seeking to enter the Temple of Knowledge (later the Temple of Wisdom). We read the inscription above the Temple door— to “Know Thyself.” Exploring new people, ideas, a new project, new cultures creates a mirror for you to identify and “know thyself.”
Capricorn December 21–January 20
You seek always to understand what lies behind apparent reality, what duality, pain, pleasure and principles guide everyone’s life. Because this information is hidden we don’t understand each other very well. However, wanting to make a difference in the world, you seek to know what spiritual impetus guides each of us. True leaders seek these answers. You are a leader. You may not realize this yet. However, you’re in training.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
You have many ideas these days. In order to bring those ideas into form and matter, focus your imagination on visualizing them. This materializes your mental image. There are many who would support and cooperate and help create your success. They have the same dreams. New relationships, loves and friendships appear. They offer new ideas, concepts, sharing and happiness for you. Don’t worry. Be Happy
Pisces February 19–March 20
Notice your intensity of purpose. Many have laughed at your seriousness, not understanding your sense of responsibility and leadership to emerge in the world someday. You work in dual worlds—the world of form and matter and the spiritual world. There’s something you want to materialize, something pioneering, noble, a vision. Simultaneously, you’re in a very demanding situation creating exhaustion. Continue to serve faithfully. Living roots are forming, curling around your vision, calling it forth. Faith is your gift.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.