Copyright Zen☆Ren 2019 - Theme by ThemeinProgress
Artist: Juliette Oberndorfer
Nov 22 – Dec 21 (Winter Solstice), 2019
Remember – your sun sign is just one planet in your star-soup.
Happy birthday unicorns!
Sagittarius crackles into view. Weary traveler, turn toward this new horizon – see the fiery centaur spiraling like a rainbow comet out into space. Mutable energy gathers momentum exponentially. It’s time to MOVE and let adventure take precedence.
Sagittarian reality is sparkly and full of ponies, a very fantastical place. The centaur is a beast of light with patent charm and enthusiasm – hard not to love. His greatest challenge: slowing down long enough to breathe and examine the details.
The archetype of Sagittarius is all about generosity, so the word “thanksgiving” is appropriate for this time of year, but fuck Thanksgiving – it is insulting to indigenous people, their lives and their history. Let’s be in a more radical state of gratitude this Thanksgiving. Do not forget what happened on North American land, or what continues to happen, here and elsewhere on earth. White people living on colonized lands are unwelcome guests. This makes it even more imperative that we honor our collective duty to protect the earth and one another. Take care of the water, take care of the soil, take care of your neighbors. Consider reciting a land acknowledgement before you eat food with your friends and family this holiday season. This is the best way to set the tone and the intention of thanksgiving. Let’s spark a movement and make this practice a policy. If you’d like to learn more about this respectful practice, click here.
Though it is difficult for the centaur to acknowledge heavier aspects of life, the great thing is that once he does, he is the most uplifting supporter. Sagittarius wants healthy change. This cycle teaches that we cannot say or do whatever we want for personal gain; our quest is collective and spiritual. We cannot be aloof in the face of injustice; we have a moral obligation to care and make change. We cannot exclude; all humans must be treated with respect. We cannot succumb; we must gather our inner fire and rise like a mighty phoenix above greed and apathy.
The mythological counterparts of Sagittarius are all the fat, jolly beings who sprinkle our stories with laughter. Sagittarius is a dancing, luminous creature. He wants nothing but good times and happiness, late nights and carefree conversation. Sagittarius removes doubt and hesitation and replaces it with confidence, will power and joy.
Undoubtedly Sagittarius is very different from Scorpio season. Not so many deep, dark feelings; now we’ll have more socializing and celebration. However, we still have things we can work on in meditation. Sagittarius is spiritual in nature, just in a more philosophical, curious kind of way. The spirituality of Sagittarius is found in the questions we pose, the moral debates, the seeking, the wondering. We have a divine opportunity now to parcel out some of the most complicated social and philosophical questions facing us today. Lately I’ve been really loving the idea and sensation of “holding things lightly.” We don’t always need to be deep and dark, clinging to notions fiercely like Scorpio does.
Where can we hold our thoughts more lightly? Perhaps at school or work? In our relationships with family members or close friends? Our relationship to our country or the land we call home? We can bring Sagittarian lightness, forgiveness and forward motion to many areas of life, including ourselves. That is what I wish most of all: that you may experience an infusion of light straight to the core of your being, filling you with hope and strength.
When the sun enters Sagittarius, we’ll be freshly done with Mercury Retrograde – yay! At the outset, both Venus and Jupiter will still be in Sagittarius; Venus then moves to Capricorn on Nov 25. Jupiter enters Capricorn on Dec 2! On Dec 8, the sun squares Neptune. Expect to stay up late that weekend and maybe watch (or talk about) something strange or haunting. Mercury joins the sun in Sagittarius one day later on Dec 9. Venus then enters Aquarius on Dec 19.
Sagittarius takes us right to the winter solstice (Dec 21), the darkest day of the year. Thank goodness for Jupiter, ruler of Sagittarius: the massive gas giant in our solar system who gives off more light than he receives from the sun. He glows, and so do you! Get together with loved ones, light some candles. Warm up in front of a fire. In meditation, focus on the sacral and solar plexus chakras – connect the two. Give big hugs. Breathe. Breathe life into yourself and your goals. Breathe and EXPAND. Light up the night with Sagittarius Yoga.
Affirmation: I acknowledge