Sagittarius Season 2022: Refining Connection with Truth

On November 22, 03:21 AM ET, Sagittarius season 2022 begins. The Sun enters the sign of the Centaur, where Mercury and Venus are already transiting. This shift brings the spotlight on the ongoing journey of refining our connection with our personal truth.

Sagittarius season brings a buoyant and cheerful vibe, lifting our spirits after the heaviness and the deep inner work that took place during Eclipses and Scorpio season. We emerge from an intense period of our lives with a newfound sense of hope and faith and a desire to explore uncharted territory. The sign of the Centaur is all about finding meaning after a crisis: this stage of growth, in the Zodiac, correlates with the moment of seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.

 

Sun enters Sagittarius: Exploring Uncharted Territory

 

The transit of the Sun through Sagittarius begins a period of internal and external expansion. Sagittarius season is a time to go beyond the bounds of our comfort zone, let our experiences change our worldviews and beliefs, and connect with our intuitive, spontaneous, and natural selves.

Ruled by Jupiter, the Lord of Luck and Abundance, Sagittarius is all about discovering the opportunities and possibilities that life has to offer. As a Yang, Mutable, Fire archetype, Sagittarius expands in several directions at once as a way to catalyze change, expansion, learning, and inspire us to break free from stagnation.

Sagittarius season represents the time of the year in which we are drawn to go on a quest for meaning after the psychological and emotional transformation that has been taking place during Scorpio season. This time of the year offers us an opportunity to notice how our beliefs are changing after what we have been through in the past weeks.

Sagittarius season inspires us to renew the way we relate to our guiding philosophies and ideologies, maybe question something we believed in blindly, and explore alternative worldviews, teachers, and mentors. Ultimately, the transit of the Sun through Sagittarius is a moment to realign with our personal truth and attune to what our intuition is whispering to us.

 

Sagittarius Season 2022: Aspects and Lunations

 

This year, Sagittarius season comes at a particularly delicate time. Eclipse season is coming to a close, and we are still integrating the energies of two powerful Eclipses, one of them in Scorpio and the other one in Taurus. The New Moon in Sagittarius coming up tomorrow, November 23, is the lunation that closes the Eclipse portal, as it is the first New Moon that is not an Eclipse since Eclipse season started with the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Scorpio.

This lunation, happening at 1º37’ of the sign, comes with a strong energy of new beginning: it renews our hopes for the future and fuels our faith, both in Life and in ourselves. The Sun and the Moon are in a trine to Jupiter in Pisces, which is stationary direct as the New Moon takes place. This configuration indicates a substantial prominence of the Sagittarius archetype: it supports optimism, generosity, and willingness to see the bright side of any situation.

The lunar cycle that starts tomorrow is culminating with a Full Moon in Gemini, taking place on December 8. The Moon is going to be exactly conjunct with retrograde Mars, which adds a reactive, impulsive, and instinctual quality to this lunation. The Gemini Full Moon is likely to reveal to us where adjustments may be needed in our style of self-assertion, habitual emotional reactions, or in how we set up communications in relationships and articulate our feelings, desires, and needs.

 

Sun sextile Saturn & Sun square Neptune

 

The Sun is going to perfect a sextile to Saturn in Aquarius on December 12. This aspect supports a productive use of our life force energy and inspires us to structure our creative efforts effectively. The Sun-Saturn sextile is a favorable influence for self-discipline and self-determination. It inspires us to invest our energy wisely, thinking about the long-term, and motivates us to take responsibility to honor our commitments and duties.

On December 14, the Sun squares Neptune in Pisces. The Sun-Neptune square can correlate with feelings of lethargy, lack of motivation, and low energy but also with a surge of artistic and creative inspiration. This Neptune-Sun contact can come with a feeling of dissolution of a sense of self or identity we have been relying on. This alignment can be an opportunity to ask ourselves whether we need to create more time and space to slow down in our lives. Maybe, our bodies need more rest and nourishment to keep going and we haven’t been listening as we have been trying to remain functional at all costs.

 

Sagittarius season 2022: Living in Alignment with Truth

 

Sagittarius season 2022 inaugurates a time of extensive philosophical pondering, adventurous exploration of life, and expansion of consciousness. The Sun’s journey through the sign of the Centaur encourages us to discover new possibilities, horizons, cultures, and ways of making sense of what happens to and around us.

At this time of the year, we are inspired to deepen our relationship with our personal truth and reflect on the difference between truth and belief, between what feels true in our bodies versus what our mind believes to be true.

The transit of the Sun through Sagittarius invites us to get really honest, both with ourselves and with others, and explore how we can show up more authentically in our lives. This season is a good moment to renew our commitment to living in alignment with our truth and work on gaining awareness and breaking free from automatic patterns correlating with a lack of transparency, inauthenticity, and dishonesty.

Venus enters Sagittarius: Learning from Each Other

On November 16, 01:09 AM ET, Venus leaves Scorpio to enter Sagittarius, where she is going to remain until December 9. This shift increases our desire to learn from each other and explore relationships as a tool for self-development and self-knowledge. The ingress of Venus in Sagittarius inspires us to harmonize our desire for freedom and independent exploration of life with our need for connection and intimacy.

Venus is the first planet that enters Sagittarius in a few days’ time frame, as Mercury, the Sun, and the Moon are following shortly. The emphasis on the sign of the Centaur is going to be strong for the upcoming weeks: for this reason, we have an opportunity to deepen our relationship with this archetype in a variety of ways.

 

Venus from Scorpio to Sagittarius: Relationships as Catalysts for Expansion

 

In Astrology Venus, the planetary ruler of Taurus and Libra, is associated with our romantic and social life, with our connection with our bodies, with Nature, and with ourselves, with our relationship with abundance, money, and wealth, with our value systems, with our ability to appreciate our sensuality and the pleasures of life. Transits of Venus reflect shifts in our experience of relationships, values, and finances, as well as in our receptivity and self-worth.

During the journey of Venus through Scorpio, our experience of relationships gets more passionate, visceral, and obsessive. We are drawn to value intense exchanges, we aim to establish intimacy and merge with others on all levels. Our relationship with ourselves has also deepened throughout these past weeks, and we had opportunities to get to know ourselves, our psychology, and our relating patterns in a more profound way.

Venus entering Sagittarius brings more playful and cheerful energy into the relationship sphere and inspires us to value everything that contributes to expanding our awareness, our knowledge, and our horizons. This transit correlates with a desire to embody and be surrounded by authenticity and spontaneity, and it catalyzes an urge to reconnect and honor our natural, most instinctual selves. Venus in Sagittarius inspires us to value pursuits, activities, people, and settings that add a sense of purpose and meaning to our lives, and to focus on our self-discovery journey.

 

Venus sextile Saturn, opposite Mars, square Neptune and Jupiter

 

During her transit through Sagittarius, Venus is going to form a sextile to Saturn in Aquarius, oppose retrograde Mars in Gemini, and square Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces.

On December 1, Venus perfects both her sextile to Saturn and her opposition to Mars. The Venus-Saturn sextile facilitates considerate financial choices and investments and inspires us to value clarity, commitment, and consistency in relationships. The Venus-Mars opposition, however, reflects some tension between our needs, desires, and values and those of others. As Mars is in retrograde motion, there is still likely to be some confusion relative to what we desire and why: discussions and confrontations within our relationships may inspire further reflection on the true intentions and motivations behind our choices.

On December 4, Venus squares Neptune in Pisces. This aspect underlines the necessity to be discerning and grounded, both in our relationships and in our financial choices. Our imagination and creativity will be highly supported by this transit, and dwelling in fantasy can be more tempting than usual. If our expectations, particularly of other people, are too unrealistic, disillusionment could be a necessary experience for us to realign with Truth.

A few days later, on December 9, shortly before entering Capricorn Venus squares Jupiter in the late degrees of Pisces. Their alignment increases our desire to be out and about, meet new people, be social, and have fun and corresponds to tendencies to overindulge and overspend. The Venus-Jupiter square represents an invitation to be mindful of the risks of excessive idealism and generosity and offers us an opportunity to ask ourselves how much of our giving may be unconsciously rooted in an expectation to get something back.

 

Venus enters Sagittarius: Learning from Each Other

 

After an intense Eclipse season, during which Venus has had a prominent role, the changes in values, relationships, and finances that have been taking place are still landing and consolidating.

Venus’s journey through Sagittarius increases our desire to discover our personal truth, honor it, and share it with others. It inspires us to explore systems of beliefs or philosophies that provide us with guidance and help us make sense of our experiences. At this time, we are particularly invested in finding out the deeper lesson of what we are going through.

As a Yang, Fire, and Mutable archetype, Sagittarius is all about expansion. The ingress of Venus in the sign can bring a newfound desire to expand our social circles, get to know a variety of people, and explore unfamiliar social settings. At the same time, it will inspire us to connect with ourselves in entirely new ways, and maybe invest more money, time, and energy into personal growth, self-development, and self-exploration. The relationships we will feel drawn to cultivate and nurture the most are those that enrich us and simulate us, supporting our expansion, our growth, and our self-knowledge.

Mars Retrograde in Gemini: Curious Exploration of Conflict and Desire

On October 30, 09:26 AM ET, Mars begins its retrograde at 25º36’ of Gemini, offering us an opportunity for a curious exploration of conflict and desire, inviting us to contemplate the core intentions and motivations that fuel our actions, choices, words, and thinking patterns. 

Mars remains retrograde until January 12, 2023, and enters Cancer on March 25, 2023. This transit will be felt the most by those of us who were born with personal planets or angles between 8º and 25º of Mutable signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces, as these are the degrees where Mars is going to travel.

 

Mars Retrograde in Gemini: Reevaluation and Refinement of Visions and Ideas

 

Mars is the traditional ruler of both Aries and Scorpio. In Astrology, this planet has to do with our conscious desires, with how we go after what we want, how we chase what we desire, how we initiate and take action, how we motivate ourselves, and how we embark on unexplored directions and paths. In the sign of Gemini, Mars’ powers are mostly channeled through the mind and the intellect. During this transit, our minds are energized: we feel drawn to question accepted ideas and mainstream ways of perceiving reality, we are eager to expand our mental horizons and think independently.

Mars is a very Yang, outward-oriented, go-getter, active, sharp, and direct force. When the Red Planet is in retrograde motion, this energy is internalized and more available for inner exploration, inner alchemy, and self-discovery. This shift supports contemplation and reflection relative to how we desire to channel our life force energy, our mental energy, our creative energy, and our sexual energy.

Mars stationing retrograde promotes reevaluation and refinement of our ideas and visions, and it may inspire us to question the direction we are walking towards. In the sign of Gemini, Mars retrograde invites discernment and self-inquiry concerning why we desire to learn something, our approach to learning altogether, as well as our communication, assertion, and conflict resolution styles.

 

Mars Retrograde in Gemini: Curious Exploration of Conflict, Instinct, & Desire

 

Mars retrograde is an invitation to take time, reflect, and ponder before we act or react. It is a moment to contemplate what we desire to initiate and how we desire to initiate, and to explore how our intentions and cravings can be connected to an egoic desire as well as to a deeper, Soul desire. This shift is an opportunity to question and reevaluate the way we think about desire, perceive desire, speak about desire, and act on our desires.

Mars Retrograde in Gemini

Mars retrograde cycle is a chance to notice the way both our minds and our bodies respond to triggers and what gets activated in us. It is a time to pay attention to fight, flight, and freeze dynamics and to how we feel drawn to instinctively navigate disagreements and release anger, tension, emotions, and stress. It is an opportunity to gain awareness of repetitive patterns that come up in our communications and thoughts, especially in moments of conflict. Mars’ shift of motion represents an invitation to work on our mindset, explore how repressed or misplaced anger affects our perceptions and clouds our thinking, and find constructive ways to channel the energies of rage, frustration, aggression, and nervousness, as well as mental restlessness.

 

Mars square Neptune & trine Saturn: Dance of Desire & Responsibility

 

The Red Planet is stationing retrograde in a square to Neptune and Jupiter in Pisces. While the Mars-Jupiter square won’t go exact until Mars enters Leo and Jupiter enters Taurus, Mars is in the process of perfecting a series of squares to Neptune in Pisces and a series of trines to Saturn in Aquarius. The first Mars-Neptune exact square took place on October 12, the second one happens on November 19, and the last one takes place on March 14, when Mars is going to be again in direct motion.

Tense aspects between Mars and Neptune, such as the square, can reflect a feeling of not knowing clearly what we desire, how to act, how to direct our energy, and what to initiate. Confusion is likely to be present around this time and, since Mutable signs are involved, it may result in an inclination to disperse our energy and focus in too many directions.

Avoidant tendencies, issues surrounding boundaries, feelings of victimization, and a need to rescue others or be rescued can be present. Around this time, we are being invited to explore the connection between desire and responsibility, and to keep in mind the impact of the words we choose, of how we express our anger, our instinct, and our sexuality.

Mars is also going to align with Saturn in Aquarius, and their harmonic trine contributes to counterbalancing the effects of the Mars-Neptune square. The first Mars-Saturn trine took place on September 28, the second one is going to be on November 28, and the third one on March 30. The Mars-Saturn trines will support our capacity to be constructive, focused, and effective in channeling our physical and mental energy, inspiring reflection on what we desire to build in the long term, and what actions and decisions are needed for us to get there.

 

Mars Retrograde in Gemini: Navigating Ambivalence, Nuance, and Duality

 

Mars retrograde offers us opportunities to renew our relationship with instinct and rethink, reassess, and rediscover how we invest our life force, our energies, and our focus. It is a time to explore how we choose to apply our mental energy and concentration, to question the direction we are moving towards, and to ask ourselves whether that is the path we truly want to take.

Mars retrograde will encourage us to reflect on what we desire to learn and why, to ask ourselves why we tend to communicate in a certain way and to explore different ways of asserting ourselves and our ideas. This retrograde cycle will inspire us to reevaluate our attachment to our opinions, perceptions, and thinking patterns: it will give us chances to change our mindset and the way we inwardly motivate ourselves.

Gemini teaches us to navigate duality, nuance, and paradox as it is a naturally multi-faceted and dual archetype. This Mars retrograde in the sign of the Twins will offer us opportunities to explore how to cooperate with people who hold different perspectives and perceptions and how to deal with ambivalence, both within ourselves and in others. This transit is an opportunity to discover how to navigate conflict, ideological and not, in a connected and curious way rather than a dogmatic one. It will remind us to carefully choose which battles are worth picking and which ones are not.

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