Happy Sagittarius season! This sign is known for its wisdom, authenticity, and adventurous nature. They are capable of reaching incredible intellectual, material, and spiritual heights due to their adaptable, passionate energy and excellent sense of humor. After what was probably a pretty intense Scorpio season, Sagittarius season is bound to feel a bit more lively and optimistic, though mid-month these good vibes might start to feel clouded by Venus retrograde in Capricorn, which will highlight our awareness of our material obligations and limitations and how they intersect with our relationships. On the 21st we will witness the winter solstice—which is the shortest day of the year and marks the beginning of Capricorn season. The solstice also marks the beginning of the days getting longer and thus is associated with rebirth and regeneration. If, like the centaur, you put in work to integrate your higher mind and your animal nature, both the solstice and the full moon in Gemini on the 19th will offer opportunities to embrace optimism and spontaneity from a place of clarity and trust. (Check both your sun and rising—both factor in the placements of your transits. You can calculate your rising sign at astro-charts.com using your birth time.)
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Fellow fire sign Sagittarius can offer your more aggressive nature lessons in temperance and versatility. Aries can be a bit hot-headed or reactive, whereas Sagittarius is more able to look at things objectively before making big decisions. Your ruling planet Mars will aspect both Pluto and Jupiter near the beginning of the month, signalling deep realizations and new insights both personally and societally. On December 13th Mars will enter Sagittarius and you might feel particularly invigorated to not only do what you aim to, but to do it in ways that are well thought out and in the best interests of both you and your community. The sun’s movement into fellow cardinal sign Capricorn on the 21st is a great time to harness your fire and move the Earth with conviction.
As the sun transits your 8th house you might be feeling particularly self-protective, introspective, and (due to the feisty but fair influence of Sagittarius) generally be taking no shit. This influence is compounded by the start of your ruling planet Venus’ retrograde in fellow earth sign Capricorn and two conjunctions with Pluto occuring on December 11th and 25th. This month you are being asked to honestly examine your relationship patterns, the aspects of your feminine side that need healing, and the subconscious patterns that might keep you from being your authentic self. If you put in the work to grow internally, the sun’s movement into Capricorn on the 21st will offer new avenues toward inner and outer freedom.
Sagittarius is your sister sign and thus this month you might feel particularly energized and inspired. After six months of personal development and internal focus, the sun’s transit into your 7th house signals a transition to a focus on relationships and the external world. What do you truly know and believe, and how can these convictions serve you and your community? The new moon in Sagittarius on the 4th will ask you to release thought patterns that result in unclear communication. If you are able to stick to your word, the full moon in Gemini on the 19th will reward you with positive communal experiences and lots of opportunities to play!
This month the sun will transit your 6th house of health and service to others. Your giving and nurturing nature can be a huge strength, but it can also sometimes be a liability, and Sagittarius season is here to remind you to attentively balance how much energy you give to others and how much you give to yourself. As a Cancer you are particularly sensitive to the moon cycles, and the new moon in Sagittarius on the 4th is a good time to give your physical and mental health precedence. If you do this all month, the sun’s movement into your sister sign Capricorn on the 21st will have you feeling more equipped to handle emotional difficulties and balance out your strong intuition with logical thought.
The transit of the sun through fellow fixed sign Scorpio last month was probably pretty intense for you, both relationally and internally. If you feel that you grew and learned from those experiences, Sagittarius season is here to reward you with opportunities for play and discovery. It will also be a good time to look at things from other perspectives, which is not necessarily a strong suit of Leo’s. The new moon on the 4th is a great time to release toxic ego patterns, particularly when it comes to matters of the heart. The solstice on the 21st might bring your healing in this arena to the forefront, and your ability to release the past will fill you with a new sense of faith and purpose.
Sagittarius and Virgo are both mutable signs, and this season is giving you the opportunity to square your earthy nature with the lessons brought by the more impassioned and brazen energy that fire signs embody. You might be feeling particularly protective of your home and the peace it provides. The new moon on the 4th and the full moon on the 19th are both in fellow mutable signs, and you might feel comforted by the fluidity of your experiences or you may feel ungrounded. Your ruling planet Mercury will enter Capricorn on the 13th, strengthening your ability to communicate with conviction and encouraging you to set healthy boundaries in the interest of your peace and your goals.
This month your ruling planet Venus will continue to transit fellow cardinal sign Capricorn, retrograding on the 19th. This, in combination with the sun transiting your 3rd house, will bring new lessons and challenges in the realms of intellect, communication, and material security. If you’ve been avoiding certain conversations or haven’t been completely honest with those around you, Venus’ conjunctions with Pluto on the 11th and the 25th will make the healing that needs to happen in these departments resoundingly clear to you.
Hopefully your season last month brought deeper understanding of your shadows and renewed your sense of self-mastery and purpose. Your fixed watery energy may feel a bit uncentered as the sun transits Sagittarius in your 2nd house. This house is associated with material security, ambition, and beauty, and you might seek to establish good energy here through intellectual and pleasurable pursuits. Your traditional ruling planet Mars will move into Sagittarius on the 13th, increasing the energy you are willing to put into things that help you to feel simultaneously grounded and free.
Happy You season, Sagittarius! We are lucky to have your honest, versatile, adventurous energy as part of the zodiac. As a fire sign you are prone to action, but as a mutable sign you are more aware of nuances and complexities than your fellow fire signs. This wisdom will serve you well this month as the sun transits your 1st house, renewing your self-image, self-awareness, and sense of purpose. The new moon on the 4th is an excellent time to let go of any tensions or pains you are holding from the cycles of the last year in the name of a fresh start. The full moon in sister sign Gemini is a particularly potent opportunity to embrace the unknown/unknowable and focus on having fun!
This month it is your turn to go through the deep-dive-unconscious-unearthing that happens when the sun transits your 12th house. Since your 12th house is associated with the freedom and spontaneity of Sagittarius, you might find yourself being particularly impulsive and then needing to examine where those decisions come from. Mercury’s movement into your sign on the 13th will hopefully energize you to communicate clearly and effectively, and the sun’s movement into your sign on the solstice on the 21st will invigorate your dedication to your goals and spiritual growth.
Compared to last month the energy for you this month is relatively tame. If you have met the goals you set for yourself with grace and trusted yourself and the universe, this month will be marked by positive affirmations from your community and a feeling that the energy within you and around you is headed in the right direction. Your traditional ruler Saturn is still transiting your 1st house, so as you begin to feel settled don’t forget the importance of self-imposed structure in achieving your long-term goals. The full moon on the 19th in fellow air sign Gemini will encourage you to be adaptable and open-minded.
Neptune, your modern ruler (classical astrology doesn’t account for planets past Saturn; modern astrology does), will station direct on the 1st. Though this is more a signal of a societal shift, it will still affect you more than other signs. You might find that you feel less hazy and more in tune with your subconscious patterns and desires. The new moon in fellow mutable sign Sagittarius is a good time to allow yourself to be a little fiery and burn down self-destructive tendencies so that you can grow into healthier patterns. This will be particularly important as the sun will be transiting your 10th house of career and public image—prioritize your emotional stability in order to meet or transcend the goals you have set for yourself.