Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. In tropical astrology, the sun enters Sagittarius on or about November 22nd and moves on to Capricorn at the moment of the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere, on or about December 22nd.
According to sidereal astrology, the sun enters Sagittarius on or about December 17th and moves on to Capricorn on or about January 20th.
Sagittarius is a mutable sign fire sign and is ruled by the planet Jupiter. Its energy is masculine and positive in nature.
- Colors- Red, Crimson
- Number- 3, 4
- Stones – topaz, sapphire, amethyst, diamond
- Metal – tin
- Plants – carnation, pimpernel, pink clover, rush, sage, wallflower, mulberry, chestnut
- Animals – mare, lion, centaur
- Symbol- Archer, arrow, centaur
- Tarot card – temperance
The Moon in Sagittarius
When the moon is in Sagittarius, the world experiences a period of increased tendency toward sharing and friendliness as well as a sense of optimism.
This is an excellent time to approach someone with a proposal, to ask for a favor or to form a group or organization, as long as you don’t get bogged down in details.
However, if you lose yourself in the enthusiasm, you could also find yourself with any variety of morning after regret, so have fun, but don’t lose your head and watch your tongue (and maybe keep some other parts too)! Fire and air signs, this means you!
It’s also a good time to travel, especially to foreign place and by air. If travel isn’t practical, spending sometime outdoors in nature, either just communing or taking part in sporting activities, will satisfy this craving. Be careful of pushing yourself too hard. Overconfidence can lead to injuries today.
If getting out isn’t in the cards, curl up with a good book on philosophy, or write some. Or spend the day communing with the Gods. All these activities will satisfy the forward-blazing fire that Sagittarius lights inside us.
Relationships started when the moon is in Sagittarius are likely to be loads of fun, but not very stable.
The Magickal Energy of the Moon in Sagittarius
The energy of the moon in Sagittarius supports magick related to travel, legal matters and published works as well as healing spells related to the liver, thighs and pelvis.
Waxing Moon in Sagittarius
The energy of the waxing moon in Sagittarius supports work related to growth and moving forward, especially as it relates to your spiritual relationship with others, including the Gods, and creativity. Magic during this time can focus on spiritual matters, deepening your spirituality, developing spiritual gifts.
It can also relate to more mundane matters related to others, particularly to cooperation and sharing, especially on a spiritual or creative level.
For example, magic aimed at drawing more members to your spiritual organization would be appropriate, but magic aimed at the success of marketing for a book or play would also be appropriate as would spells to attract customers, particularly if your business provides services to others or involves the sale of personal creations.
Full Moon in Sagittarius
The full moon in Sagittarius always occurs in either late May or early June when the sun is in Gemini.
This is an excellent time to focus on transforming your life in a specific way. You may with to focus on making a major change – a complete change of direction or creating new talents or habits or a new project. Or you may wish to focus on evolution- taking talents, habits or projects you’ve already developed to the next level.
If you aren’t sure about transforming, you could spend this time praying for inspiration and brainstorming those changes you’d like to bring into your life and how you can evolve as a person.
The energy of Sagittarius lends itself well to all spiritual pursuits, so this is a great time to meditate, pray and present offerings to your deities with the intention of forming a closer bond with them.
Sagittarius is the archer, so it may be associated with archer deities, like Apollo, Artemis or Diana.
Waning Moon in Sagittarius
The waning moon is a good time to break down barriers and release outmoded energy and ideas.
Sagittarius energy makes this a good time to make a graceful exit from those spiritual and philosophical organizations we’ve joined and discovered don’t suit us.
If you’re thinking of making a career change, or really any change that will result in your evolution or transformation, this is a good time to symbolically walk away from the old job, crew, the old you even to make way for the new stuff.
New Moon in Sagittarius
The new moon in Sagittarius always occurs when the sun is in Sagittarius, which means it will occur sometime in the end of November or in December before the solstice.
The archer helps us aim and shoot toward our goals. Now is the time for new beginnings, transformation, evolution.
Start or, if you’ve already started, take the next step. Learn, or if you’ve already learned, begin to apply what you’ve learned.
This energy is forward moving, growing, expanding, fire burning its way through obstacles, obliterating barriers. Choose its direction carefully.
Gardening with the Moon in Sagittarius
Sagittarius is a fire sign and considered dry and barren. When the moon is in Sagittarius, it is a good time to prune and weed to discourage new growth.