Sagittarius Zodiac Sun Sign
"Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see the beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." - Louisa May Alcott, Sun in Sagittarius
Sagittarian energy - motivated by inspiration and aspiration! Spontaneity! Ready for encounter! Fire on the mountain! Fire energy can be warm, vital, vivacious, cheerful and loyal to whatever happens to hold its interest. Fire energy craves freedom and opportunity... yep, a steady stream of opportunity for new experiences. Fire energy can be assertive, competitive, ambitious and full of confidence looking toward the future. Fire energy learns best when actively engaging and grabbing hold of life.
Fire, especially in Sagittarius, loves adventure - but conversely the element of Fire has more than a wee bit of difficulty when dealing with everyday mundane life and routine. Sagittarius presses on to the future in pursuit of high ideals!
In the weighty words of astrologer Stephen Arroyo: "Witness, for example the symbol of Sagittarius: the Centaur. This unique creature is still grounded on the earth with an animal body, but that does not stop him from using his human half to carefully aim his arrow at a specific goal on the distant horizon."
With the Sun in Sagittarius, creativity is especially linked with aspirations and ideals. Sagittarian energy is buoyant storytelling energy. Ruled by the jubilant planet, Jupiter (Roman god of thunderbolts and lightning, and ruler of all the other gods) Sagittarian energy enjoys preaching a good sermon from a pulpit (ordained or not).
Since Sagittarius likes to see and understand the "big picture," I want to share with you a little something extra about your Zodiac Sign.
Sagittarius is what astrologers call a "mutable fire" sign. What in the heck is a mutable fire sign, you might rightly ask? Simply put, I like to call Sagittarius "the missed me, missed me, now you gotta kiss me" Zodiac sign. Okay... okay... I suppose I should back up and explain.
There are 3 different "modes" of reaction:
4 are Cardinal or active (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn) - adapts to external demands
4 are Fixed or steadfast (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, Aquarius) - adapts to internal demands
4 are Mutable or flexible (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) - adapts back and forth to both external and internal demands
There are 4 different Elements:
3 are Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) outgoing, action oriented, impulsive, and "fiery"
3 are Earth (Taurus, Virgo, Capricorn) physical, practical, sensual, and material
3 are Air (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius) mental perceptions, thought, communication, and abstract ideas
3 are Water (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) sensitive, feeling, empathic, and healing
Chances are... The above mumbo jumbo about modes and elements means less than zero to you? So, to successfully combine the "modes" with the "elements," let's focus in for a second or two on the fire signs.
Here's a practical example. Imagine there's someone standing in front of you. Now imagine, this person is holding a rock in their hand. Now imagine this person has just thrown the rock at you...
A Cardinal (active) Fire reaction would be to throw a rock back at the jerk.
A Fixed (steadfast) Fire reaction would be to stand there unaffected by the rock, and then taunt them with something like: "Hey, go ahead and hit me again! That didn't hurt at all, you little wuss!
A Mutable (flexible) Fire reaction would be to cleverly dodge the rock, and then "thumb your nose" at their lousy aim.
Got it so far?
Aries = Cardinal (Active) + Fire = "Here's a bigger rock for you, jerk!"
Leo = Fixed (Steadfast) + Fire = "Hit me with your best shot, sucker! That didn't hurt!"
Sagittarius = Mutable (Flexible) + Fire = "Missed me, missed me, now you gotta kiss me!"
Among natives fulfilling the energy of their Sunís placement in Sagittarius: some of the key concepts are: broad-minded, optimistic, philosophical, need for change and variety, friendly, open spirited and exploratory. With the Sun in Sagittarius, this fiery, energetic attitude may have been the way you perceived the image of your own father (or another significant male figure) when you were very young and still in the earliest stages of childhood.
Your birth Sun is the hero of your mythic journey through this lifetime. Let Your Light Shine!