As a mutable sign, Sagittarius transitions us into the season of winter. The bridge between the transformative energies of autumn and the reflective energies of winter. From the deep waters we experienced in Scorpio season, we move into the warm, optimistic and philosophical energy of Sagittarius.
Sagittarius Season: 22 November - 21 December
In the previous season, we were faced with our shadows, having initiated us into a deeper version of ourselves. Now it is time to aim high and unleash our inner power with our new found self. Sagittarius, known for its curious perspective to life, its thirst not only for knowledge, yet timeless wisdom. Above all, it desires to live a life that has meaning and purpose.
Sagittarius is represented by the symbol of the archer, who aims far, and the mythological creature, centaur, half man and half horse. It bridges the gap between the Earth and Heaven is the centaur of mythology, the learned healer whose higher intelligence forms a bridge between Earth and Heaven. Dream big, Sagittarius whispers to us. Now is the time to be hopeful for what is to come and bask in joy.
Sagittarius was the one who would leave the village, wander far to obtain new wisdom, perspective to bring back and teach others what they learned. They are the natural students and teachers of life. Purpose is a big theme for Sagittarius. It is not only about obtaining knowledge, it is about understanding the purpose of what life even means. To travel afar, these beings needed to be unattached, otherwise they would have never dared to leave their comfort zone in the first place. This makes them freedom seekers and on the shadow side, meaning its low expression, as every sign has, it makes them uncommitted or even fear attachment and commitment to others.
Embodied by the symbol of the Archer, and the Centaur (half man, half horse), it aims high with its optimistic view thanks to its ruling planet, Jupiter. Whatever Jupiter fixates its energy on flourishes with good luck, fortune, expansion and positivity. Other themes are the teacher, spirituality, extremism, truth, purpose and indulgence.
Sagittarius is connected to the 9th house of long-distance traveling, philosophy, higher education and religion.
Mutable signs help us transition into a new season, after we experienced the fixed expression of the season before. There are three different modalities in astrology: cardinal, the initators, fixed, the preservers and mutable, the changers. Mutable signs are adaptable, embrace and crave change.
As a fire sign, it desires adventure, action and passion. Fire as an element has a transformative energy which Sagittarius embodies in its truth seeking and speaking.
The sign of Sagittarius rules the legs, thighs and hips. It is the natural expression to wander and the desire to explore, being the restless traveler it is.
Gate 11 holds the Sagittarius energy of the searcher. Known as the Gate of Ideas and part of Channel of Curiosity, this energy is one of stimulation. Those who have this energy desire to exchange and share their ideas. They stimulate reflection with their ideas and seek verbal expression, rather than take action on every idea.
About the writer
Inés Kelly is a trauma-informed space holder and integral guide in Human Design and astrology. Her multi-cultural background has gifted her with the insight of various rituals and traditions. Bringing the ancestral and the honoring of the natural cycles to the community is a deep value she holds.