On November 21, 9:34 PM ET, the Sun leaves Scorpio and enters Sagittarius, where it will transit until the Winter Solstice, taking place on December 21. Sagittarius season 2021 inaugurates a period of inner and outer expansion, philosophical pondering, and desire to discover the purpose of our life.
After a period of intensity, unpredictability, and deep transformation, the Sun traveling through Sagittarius lightens up our spirit. This time of the year inspires us to connect with a newfound sense of hope and faith and investigate the meaning of what we have been going through. This season is an invitation to trust our intuition and explore different ways of perceiving truth, existence, and purpose: it is a time to connect with our spontaneity and authenticity and find our natural voice.
From Scorpio to Sagittarius: Searching for Meaning
Wherever the Sun is transiting our conscious awareness goes: we are now shifting from a Yin, Fixed Water archetype to a Yang, Mutable Fire archetype. The transition from Scorpio to Sagittarius corresponds to a drive to externalize our focus and attention: following a period of introspection and emotional processing, a desire to move in different directions and make new experiences begins to arise.
Sagittarius is associated with long-term and long-distance travel, with a desire to get out of our comfort zone and explore something foreign. Ruled by Jupiter, the biggest planet of the Solar System, this archetype aims for perpetual expansion and growth, as it sees life as an adventure and an ongoing quest to discover more of the Universe and of ourselves. As a Mutable sign, Sagittarius is inherently versatile and adaptable, naturally driven to investigate new cosmologies, philosophies, and cultural traditions. As a Fire sign, the tendency is to gravitate towards action, freedom, and novelty.
The Sun’s yearly transit through the sign of the Centaur increases our thirst for knowledge and our urge to explore life and gain more wisdom. At this stage of evolution, we follow our impulses and desires: we learn intuitively from our experiences through deductive reasoning and an ongoing process of trial and error.
Sagittarius Season 2021: Eclipses and Lunations
During Sagittarius season 2021, we will witness a New Moon Total Solar Eclipse in Sagittarius and a Full Moon in Gemini. The Total Solar Eclipse takes place on December 4 on the South Node of the Moon. It is the last Eclipse in Sagittarius until 2029, as the Lunar Nodes are changing signs in January, entering Taurus and Scorpio. When Eclipses take place on the South Node of the Moon, they catalyze a process of purging of past patterns and energies and invite us to purify from what no longer serves us.
These cosmic events usually bring up unresolved and unprocessed issues and give us an opportunity to go through them. In the sign of Sagittarius, we may have to let go of belief systems we have been identifying with, and ways of making sense of life that no longer feel true. In addition, during the Solar Eclipse, Neptune will be powerfully activated as it will be stationary direct. The emphasis on the modern ruler of Pisces could intensify the sense of confusion that often comes up when we detach from the old and experience a void before the new manifests. Neptune invites us to surrender and trust life as we go through major changes, even if we don’t understand their purpose yet.
The Full Moon in Gemini happens on December 19, and it will coincide with Venus stationing retrograde in conjunction with Pluto in Capricorn. This lunation culminates a cycle that began with the New Moon Solar Eclipse in Gemini of June 10 and brings to maturation and completion what we started back then. At the time of the Gemini Full Moon, information and data previously unknown could come to light and generate important changes in our perception of reality. The Venus-Pluto conjunction intensifies the energy of the day and sets in motion a journey of deep reassessment of our relationships and values.
Sagittarius Season 2021: the Sun in Aspect
On November 28, the Sun joins the South Node of the Moon on the first degree of Sagittarius, illuminating issues around self-confidence and inviting us to detach from old identities and purposes that no longer resonate. Almost simultaneously, on November 29, Sun and Mercury join in conjunction, also known as Cazimi. Again, as this aspect takes place on the South Node, it can correspond to a process of purging and purification from ideas and beliefs that no longer serve us, which will create space for new insights to emerge.
The Sun sextiles Saturn in Aquarius on November 30, an alignment that supports our motivation, our capacity to be disciplined, structured, and get things done efficiently. On the same day, the Sun will trine Chiron in Aries, an aspect facilitating new awareness of wounds relative to past experiences of rejection, which may help us elaborate and understand the patterns that resulted from these.
Later, on December 12, the Sun squares Neptune in Pisces, reflecting a sense of confusion around our identity and purpose. We may experience doubts relative to how we express ourselves. Issues with self-confidence, boundaries, and discernment, paired with stronger sensitivity, intuition, and emotionality, may result in a desire to withdraw from exposure and visibility, which in turn may inspire us to deepen our spiritual practice.
On December 20, the harmonic sextile between Sun and Jupiter in Aquarius, ruler of Sagittarius, supports our optimism and faith, promoting a positive and proactive attitude and mental dynamism, offering us new opportunities to learn and expand our horizons.
Sagittarius Season 2021: Newfound Faith
Some of the shadows of Sagittarius are dogmatism, arrogance, a tendency to identify with one’s beliefs and worldviews and push them on others. Since several planets will cross the South Node in the sign during the upcoming weeks, these issues are likely to be emphasized and brought to light. In addition, during Sagittarius season 2021, Venus begins her retrograde journey through Capricorn, bringing up what needs to be reviewed and restructured in our relationships, values, and finances. This process will naturally inspire us to reassess our priorities, beliefs, and what is meaningful to us, leading to a change in our relationship with ourselves.
We are entering a time of the year meant to help us expand our understanding of the nature of reality, of the Universe, and of ourselves. Throughout the upcoming weeks, we will feel drawn to reflect on our system of beliefs, dwell on existential questions and philosophical musings, and connect with our personal truth and our faith. Sagittarius season represents an opportunity to embody more authenticity and integrity by working on establishing a better alignment between our inner and outer realities.
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