Sun in Sagittarius
Passionate, enthusiastic, and committed, this native wants to make a difference in the world. In traditional astrology, Sagittarius represents the philosophical and spiritual underpinnings of society – the values that are the inspiration for the laws of the land. Sagittarius natives are interested in this world of ideas. They love travel, for it is through experiencing other cultures they understand the perspective that formed them.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the principle of expansion, and these individuals have big personalities. At their best, they are warm and inviting. In their shadow, they can be argumentative and overly attached to dogma.
In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Sagittarius is allied with Sekhmet. Depicted as either a woman with the head of a lion or a large female cat, Sekhmet’s realm was the desert and she was known as the bringer of famine, pestilence, and drought. It is important to note that the Egyptian myths as they are traditionally told were transcribed by Greek and Roman historians who viewed these stories through a patriarchal lens. The patriarchal perspective is afraid of the strength and power of the Warrior Feminine. Sekhmet is not afraid to take sides. She is a defender of justice. She is a formidable force for change – demanding that right action be taken and protective of those she loves.
This entry of the Sun into fiery Sagittarius comes near the beginning of our two-week journey between two eclipses – a portal between phases of experience. As you shed that which no longer serves you, call upon Sekhmet to cut the cords that bind you. Just make sure you really want to let it go.
The Sun will remain in the emanation of Sagittarius/Sekhmet from the night of November 21/22 until December 21.
November 22, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.