As the Sun's radiance both animates and illumines life on Earth, the Sun has long been a universal symbol of life energy, vitality and consciousness. As the unifying power center of the solar system it also symbolizes the focusing power of will and the conscious purpose directing will toward performing specific acts.
The types of activities solar power animates are represented by the Moon and the planets. The symbolic situation is similar to what happens when we try to harness physical solar energy for practical purposes on Earth. Solar energy pervades the biosphere, but we can't plug a toaster into a sunbeam. Unless solar energy is concentrated in a specific way, at a particular time and place, it is too diffuse and unfocused for practical use.
The power of the Sun similarly pervades the entire solar system. The Sun's magnetic field apparently emanates from its Northern Hemisphere and stretches out in every direction. The solar wind carries a stream of charged particles through interplanetary space, reaching to the orbit of Saturn (and perhaps Pluto). Somewhere on the fringes of interstellar space, the stream reverses itself and returns toward the Sun's Southern Hemisphere. The Moon and the planets (including the Earth) each represent one kind of concentration, specialization or adaptation of the solar tide, one focusing direction of purpose and will.
SUN IN SAGITTARIUS
Keynote: The power of Individuality manifests through wisdom.
Symbol: An eminent theologian lectures at a university.
Sagittarians aim high. They envision a series of goals, like the diminishing rings of a target, as they face optimistically toward the future.
Natives of this sign who are metaphysically inclined believe that everything has a deeper meaning and that the main purpose of life is to find that meaning. This expectant attitude, and penchant for new experiences, may account for the fact that Sagittarians are noted for their longevity.
Although Sagittarius is the sign of long journeys, the journeys may be excursions into the realm of philosophy and metaphysics, as well as to foreign countries. Even when these people roam to distant lands, it is the adventure of learning about people and places that lures them on. Whether they travel by horse, motorcycle, car, plane, or via the pages of a book, they like to believe themselves a free soul who can employ a variety of conveyances, physical and mental, to extend the scope of their consciousness.
The poetess Emily Dickinson never journeyed far from her birthplace, yet with her Sun, Mercury, and Venus in Sagittarius she was inspired to write such words as these:
He ate and drank the precious words,
His spirit grew robust;
He knew no more that he was poor,
Nor that his frame was dust.
He danced along dingy days,
And this bequest of wings
Was but a book.
A loosened spirit brings.
People born in Sagittarius often reap their greatest satisfactions in mature years. Their sagacity brings its rewards as the years pass and knowledge mellows into wisdom.
The true Sagittarian vocation is to guide and instruct. Since they have abundant faith in themselves they inspire the confidence of others.
There may be a genius for getting down to fundamentals and for formulating ideas in terms of broad underlying principles. They may have a gift for clear-seeing and also sometimes for prophecy.
With their strongly developed moral sense they can be quite intolerant of wrong doers, even while comprehending the reasons for misbehavior. They are careful to point out basic issues, feeling that, to define a problem correctly is to take the most necessary step toward its solution. While not naturally war-like they will fight for what they hold to be right, even though they would rather strive to establish their vision of a better world by uplifting peoples minds.
Challenge is important in a fulfilling Sagittarian life. When one achievement is accomplished, Sagittarius soon begins work on the next. The compulsion to set new targets and meet them is so strong that it can become all-engrossing, with present activities being skimped because the eye is always on future plans. Sagittarian enthusiasm, optimism and zest for life are second to none but must be controlled. The worst fault, restlessness, can be problematic, for Sagittarians donít always see projects through to the end.
Natural excitement and enthusiasm can feed the innate Sagittarian tendency to take risks, which can become real foolhardiness, especially when young. Developing their inherent intellectual powers will enable them to avoid unnecessary risks. They should also cultivate a more philosophical outlook. If the natural exuberance isnít controlled it may become boisterous.
One of the dual signs of the zodiac, Sagittarius gives versatility which may contribute to the Sagittarian tendency to move too quickly from one task to another, or to be involved in too many things at once. Greater satisfaction will come from steadily working through one project towards the next, which, they can ensure is as different as possible.
This sign confers great breadth of vision and the ability to assimilate quickly what may be a complex situation. However, these people are not usually good at coping with detail, which bores them. In ignoring the minutiae, they can run into difficulties, so should always read the small print.
No true Sagittarian can cope with claustrophobic conditions, particularly within personal relationships. A possessive, suspicious or jealous partner will not last long: their independent spirit wonít tolerate any restrictions on personal freedom.
Sex is greeted with customary Sagittarian enthusiasm and exuberance; when they are very young, a possible partnerís sexual attractions can be irresistible. With experience they will look for other qualities: someone whose intelligence at least matches their own, and with whom they can be a friend as well as lover.
Astrology, the Divine Science