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Adaptation, Coordination, Equilibrium.


YULE begins at the end of Sagittarius, at the Capricorn cusp, Key 15

"nace" "miracle" "banner" "retreat"

Nace also means banner, marking where a miracle of personal transformation occured, or retreat, where an opportunity for transformation was avoided..

Tetragrammaton as human form
Here, the Tetragrammaton is shown vertically, where it suggests a human form. This is one of many patterns that can be found in this most mystical of logos.

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Kabalistic Rose Cross


November 21st to December 21st.

Ruled by Jupiter.

I perceive.

Teacher or Preacher.

Mutable Fire. Inventiveness, creativity, enthusiasm, and courage, all characteristics of fire, sport in Sagittarius, trying on a variety of costumes and personae. Sagittarius is the 'indoor summer,' the holiday season, the entertainment of winter warmth and hearth. Sagittarius takes the adventurous nature of fire to extremes, pushing limits on every plane, from physical activity to intellectual summits. Sagittarius influences in the chart (Ninth house, or planets in Sagittarius) create an emphasis on expanded horizons. This can manifest as heights of wisdom, and a wide spectrum of experience.

Sagittarius is discussion, argument, linguistics, extended travel, and 'cross-pollination' of the human experience.

Sagittarius, when active in the chart, is dynamic, creative, versatile, unpredictable, inventive, inspired, optimistic, philosophical, cheerful, idealistic, unrestrained, honest, sincere, a counselor, grateful, direct, energetic, noble, charitable, enjoys learning, original, unselfish, articulate, visionary, artistic, sensuous, attentive to opportunities, managerial, brave, humorous, influential, cultured, dependable, loves spreading knowledge, charming, unpretentious, wise, fortunate, progressive, just, respectful, good with languages, strategic, resourceful, and happy.

Unfavorable Sagittarius can be a dilettante, a know-it-all, inconsistent, flaky, shallow, ponderous, pompous, arrogant, prone to excess, spoiled, overoptimistic, thoughtless in speech, irresponsible, bad with time-money, pointlessly argumentative, insubordinate, disrespectful, superiority complex, exaggerating, wasteful, misses opportunities, superficial, pretentious, brutish, rude, flamboyant, too easily impressed, trivial, gets discouraged without immediate results, overstimulated, unscrupulous, reckless, without honor, corrupt, spiritually empty, or glib.

The fire of Aries bursts forth like the volcano; Leo's fire burns like the sun, and Sagittarius flickers like the candle or incense fire.

Prone to excess, Sagittarius influences usually "Take it to the Limit."

"You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough."
William Blake

Sagittarius has both a knack for putting its foot in its mouth, and for wearing its heart on its sleeve. Sadge's naíve enthusiasm and exuberance is embarrassing to more reserved types, whose resulting scorn crushes Sadge's hopes - for the moment. Sagittarian optimism usually prevails, though.

Centaurs and Lapiths

Source: Dr. Vollmer's Wörterbuch der Mythologie aller Völker. Stuttgart: Hoffmann'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1874.

Pronounced Sagittarius influences in the birthchart suggest personalities who can set their biorhythms to Jupiter. Sagittarian cycles usually run about 12 to 15 months, or 12 years. (Jupiter takes 12 years to complete its orbit around the Sun. A "Year" on Jupiter is 12 of our years.) Sadges often find themselves going through life changes just when Jupiter moves from one sign into another, every 12 to 15 months.

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Thirst for knowledge and breakthrough into new levels - Sagittarius

Sagittarians often have more than one goal in mind at a time, which can be a problem, with energy being diffused. They relish the quest for knowledge, like to spread knowledge, and dislike restrictions of any kind. The tendency to be outspoken and tactless is tempered by time and embarrassment.

Sagittarius seizes every opportunity to propagate knowledge.

Sagittarius is symbolized by a centaur with a bow and arrow. A beast from the waist down, Sagittarius is all human from there up. With an arrow and bow, Sagittarius targets distant goals, and often achieves them.

Domains of Sagittarius are education, sports, travel, administration, mysticism, religion, philosphy, art, music, dance, theater, higher learning, libraries, the edge.

Lessons for Sagittarius include discipline, moderation, conservation of energy, clarification of goals, commitment, and completion.

Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs. It is the contained fire of Prometheus, flying sparks, a campfire, or lightning (Jupiter's thunderbolts).

For Sagittarius, the Shadow takes the form of Other's ineptness, irrelevance, bad taste, or hesitant, worrisome nature. This is really your own fear of doubt, or of not being as smart or hip as you style yourself. Work with your shadow, and the people you project it onto, by realizing that their "inferiority" is an example of the common touch, and would enhance your ability to see the bigger picture, when you finally blend with it. Being more honest about your self-doubts will put others more at ease. The more you deny your Shadow, the more it will manifest itself and attract what you will interpret as disruption or pain.

Sagittarian carelessness can bring a tendency to "burn bridges," or leave a "trail of destruction." Fire sign arrogance must be refined, as in Leo, to be even remotely palatable to everyone else. Unfavorable Sagittarius has a reputation for "flakyness," insincerity, selfishness, and arrogance. The real problem is not really what it appears - the actual source of the problem is the Sagittarian scattered-ness and absent minded-ness. By itself, Sagittarius is childlike in loyalty and sincerity - but like all signs and all charts, no one sign exists in a person without a complex of other influences. Sagittiarian betrayal is painful because of this initial innocence, coldly dismissed.

The Ninth house has the character of Sagittarius: planets in this house are concerned with Learning; the realm of the higher mind, higher education, long journeys, and team spirit, expansion of horizons both mental and spiritual, planetary consciousness. The ninth house begins the utopian trend in the last four signs.

The fire triplicity is Sagittarius (mutable), followed by Aries (cardinal), and then Leo (fixed).

In the natural order of the signs, Sagittarius is fire, preceded by Scorpio (water), and followed by Capricorn (earth).

The opposite axis, or antidote to Sagittarius, is Gemini.

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