Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the optimistic, expansive Greater Benefic. The business of Sagittarius is to understand ones own Truth and if it needs to be shared — rather than pontificated — that Truth needs to be communicated so that others can understand it an weigh whether or not it is Their Truth, as well.
The polarity to Gemini — the relentless information gatherer — asks us to synthesize information, conversations and experiences into something meaningful.
Gemini is a gatherer if information and facts. The polarity to Sag teaches us to determine the difference between fact and opinion. Sag teaches us the experience of truth.
The back and forth between the two gives us the opportunity to gather info, run it through the mind and the developing intuitive body and find what is true for us.
What is true for us may not be for someone else. Our idea of the truth also is evolving as Gemini and Sag are mutable signs that like to change and grow.
Mercury, Gemini’s ruler, has just entered a retrograde cycle in Sagittarius. It will resume forward motion on December 22. Mercury was the messenger of the gods. He was also Jupiter’s son. So strengthens the polarity between Gemini -Air and Sagittarius – Fire.
The retrograde will allow us to move inward more easily, to work with intuition and insight. The retrograde cycle will facilitate the awakening of memories that lead to direct revelation.
Memories — of this and other lives — can resurface in perfect timing to complete a cycle of growth, to put final pieces in a long worked-on puzzle.
The memories and revelation may come in dreams, meditation or times of rest.
They could be awakened by smells of holiday baking.
They could also be brought on out in nature or when we exercise. They can even return when we are relaxing and laughing while watching a much-loved film.
Sagittarius loves fun and jokes and relaxation and sport. The word Jovial and Jupiter share a common root.
jovial. 1580s, "under the influence of the planet Jupiter," from Middle French jovial (16c.), from Italian joviale, literally "pertaining to Jupiter," and directly from Latin jovialis - of Jupiter.
So, fun, expansion, optimism at this time can lead to memories that will help us to understand the Truth of who we really are.
Venus is also moving through Sag, so this expansion and optimism can spread to our relationship with ourselves and others. The fire signs like freedom, so allow for a free heart - it will expand and reveal more of what it really, in Truth, wants.
Saturn is finishing up his two-year run through Sagittarius on December 19 when he moves into his home sign of Capricorn.
These last couple of Saturn in Sag weeks are a good time to expand the idea of how you want to structure your life— your time, your home, your limits - or lack thereof.
An optimistic time of intuitive expansion now will allow the things and ways you want to actualize once Saturn gets down to brass tacks in Capricorn.
Mercury was also in charge of mercantile – buying and selling of goods. As this is a time of year when many are shopping, and Mercury is retrograde, I would give extra time for packages to arrive. It is also advisable, with the retrograde to re-gift, reuse, recycle and release items to free up the energy in the home and garden to allow for the new.
With Sagittarius’ natural trine to Leo it is a time to create the gifts we give and the decorations with which we adorn our homes.
We can look at how the items we purchase and already possess reflect ideas we hold about ourselves and others. Are these boots really
“me?” What we hold, what we release and what we buy now may hold the key to deeper truths.
Much love, Lydia