By Barry Kerr, Evolutionary AstrologerDates: Nov. 22 – Dec. 21 Ruled by: Jupiter Element: Fire Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, North Node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Sagittarius on your birth chart.
What is Sagittarius’s intention?
Once our ego has survived last month’s stinging Scorpio dance of personal intimacy and seeming death, we become aware of a greater sense of self, connected to realms beyond our five senses and logical mind. Expansive Jupiter beckons us to adventure into the unknown and seeks meaning and wisdom. Wow, Sagittarius! Look at the stars!
The Sagittarius in us understands that the world is not what it seems, that there is something much, much bigger going on here. In our initial, fiery enthusiasm for trans-ego visionary truth and wisdom, we might bow to the first inspiring scriptures or doctrines that seem to satisfy our need to understand something greater than ourselves, but more is required. Sagittarius’s spiritual intention is to inspire us to explore truth in all directions, not as beliefs, but as experience and knowing.
A healthy, conscious Sagittarius is developing a sense of spontaneous freedom beyond the limits of our conditioned past, learning to trust intuition and divine guidance. Spending time alone and with nature, we learn to listen to our inner voice of higher self and speak from this source, uncensored. In maturity, we allow others to have their truths while we remain centered in our own.
Falling short of this, our unconscious Sagittarius self becomes self-righteous, needing to defend our ungrounded beliefs, espousing “the truth” to others without taking their views into account. In our need for absolute truth, we resist new ideas that threaten to shake or undo our current, and still limited, perspective, and thus lose ourselves in dogmatic, uncompromising systems of belief and ritual.
What needs healing and growth?
At times, our Sagittarius ego self, feeling wounded by inevitable disillusionment, may experience doubt or confusion, no longer satisfied with the pat answers offered by science and religion. We may retreat into aloofness and even sink into a fear of not knowing, afraid there may be no meaning to anything — no wisdom to be had. Yet our hunger for truth and meaning persists.
By continuing to explore the many truths presented by others, we eventually begin to see a commonality and more universal answers emerge, answers that resonate with some deep inner knowing that was already in us. As we push past the boundaries of familiar beliefs, our ego becomes more comfortable living from within the questions. Experience teaches us that when we can just “be,” knowledge comes intuitively to us as a reflection of our deep, inner, divine wholeness and wisdom — our higher self. From there, each new question invites an exploration into the unknown and the limitless possibilities of our magnificent universe. Life is truly an adventure!
What can I do this month?
To heal and evolve your Sagittarius self, be more adventurous. Explore inwardly and outwardly. Travel. Read an inspiring book. Spend time alone and in nature. Notice how you experience your truth, your beliefs and your responses to others. Do you cling to the familiar? Do you prejudge situations based on past experience? Are you able to listen to others intuitively, hearing the meaning behind their words? Or do you think you know what others are saying without really listening? Do you need to feel right or get caught up in arguments? Are you attached to your religious beliefs? Do you resist others’ beliefs or ideas? Do you listen to and trust your own intuition? Do you speak from your higher consciousness, free from self-censorship? Does your life have meaning? Are you comfortable with and perhaps even excited with the idea that you barely know anything about what is?
Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 34 years of experience and an international clientele, including psychiatrists and psychotherapists. He is also an advanced energy healer, with extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings and coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. For more information, visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Contact Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com or call for a free 10 minute inquiry.