In Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Sagittarius is allied with the goddess Sekhmet. Sekhmet is one of the most ancient of the Egyptian neteru. She is the Goddess of the Desert, mistress of fire, heat, drought, and pestilence.
Sekhmet was a fearsome being to the ancient Egyptians. She is the yang aspect of the Divine Feminine; fierce and frightening, yet also oddly comforting. She is the mother cat who loves her cubs totally and who will fight to the death to protect them.
Sekhmet is allied with the fire sign Sagittarius. Ninth sign of the Zodiac, this is the place of philosophical inquiry. This sign cares about the world of ideas – political, social, and cultural theory. No wonder those with Sagittarius strong in their charts like to travel. They want to experience first-hand how other people do life – their customs, rituals, and perspectives - so they can better understand the philosophical ideas that formed them.
Sagittarius/Sekhmet natives are agents of change. Truth, as they perceive it, is everything and they will lead the charge in defense of an idea. They are passionate about what they feel is right and wrong. And it is possible for this native to go too far. When outrage over injustice overpowers tolerance of difference, we have entered the realm of dogma. Many a war originates with the idea that one set of beliefs is “right” while another set is “wrong.” Much damage can be done when dogma takes hold and blocks intellectual curiosity which is the natural expression of this sign.
The Sun will emanate through Sagittarius/Sekhmet from November 22 to December 21.
November 22, 2023, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.