Sagittarius: Giddy Up

sagittarius astrologySagittarius is living life through seeking, exploring and adventuring. As a sign, it is probably the most positive of the zodiac and also steals all the best stuff: luck, opportunity, horseplay; they would have tried to swipe the smiley face but that was already taken. Anyways, Sagittarians gallop towards the future excitedly anticipating where the road will take them on this journey towards somewhere.

Teaching is also important and it is all bound up with LEARNING. Professionally, they make excellent philosophers, professors, spiritual teachers, and gurus, taking understanding towards a larger vision and integrating what works for them. The greatest pleasure comes from sharing knowledge, spreading goodness, and coming away with a greater perception of life. With the insane ability to intuit the underlying truth, there are many Saggitarians that are exposed to a lot of beliefs, cultures, philosophies and theologies, all in aid to better understand the world inhabited. However, what path Sagittarius is steered towards is often changing, as there are so many roads to travel down. Above all, looking for intellectual fulfillment, even if this need is unconscious; they need to be constantly learning and progressing along some path. Many Saggies are voracious readers and books are the train, plane, and road to intellectual understanding, and the type spontaneously thanks the lord for letting them have this ride.

Well, let’s just say Sagittarius also has a nose for opportunities ready to be seized upon. Some simply race towards the trendy scene since Sagittarius loves to keep ahead, always venturing further, believing that life has many gifts to offer. Life can be beautiful and so there is plenty to smile about in their world.Sagittarius as a generous sign, will attempt to give us some of their happy pills encouraging us to believe that there is some rightness in the universe, Saggy is right about something else, too, the cosmos is really HUGE and contains some awesome power, something this fiery soul has been professing about for a long time. All FIRE signs have the spark of God within, so many Sagittarians embark on the spiritual quest. The dualistic side of Sagittarius’ (the Centaur: animal and human) nature can make them strive for the divine, always battling with the human side, and possessing a marvelously intuitive sense.

Sagittarius naturally resides in the 9TH HOUSE of the horoscope and this also rules expansion and extension, distant shores and exotic lands. As we travel into this realm we find it to be the home of BIG publications, metaphysics, law and our in-laws. It gives intuitive power and the ability for abstract thinking. Howard Sasportas associates the opposite house (3rd) with the left brain and right brain concepts with Sagittarius’ domain. For we develop the ability to spontaneously use an intuitive sensing gift to search for the answers and tune into a larger vision. Religions of all kinds belong to this sector of the chart, and all those places we ask for higher help, believing in something more, so we find temples, churches, synagogues, shrines, ceremonies, rabbis, priests, preachers, and prayers.

Meaning of the Ninth House

The ninth house, on the other hand — the polar opposite of the third — deals with those facts and lessons of experience which derive from our effort to understand and to come to terms with the ceaselessly expanding vistas of human association and human commerce. There we learn to assimilate the treasure of human knowledge which is passed from generation to generation and to which every generation adds the harvest of its many experiences. There we seek to relate ourselves, as a thinking (thus a social-cultural) person, to thought itself. We study the process of thinking, the generalizations and abstractions of the human mind, the laws conceived by that mind as tools for understanding and for ever more successful group activity.

Thus, the ninth house is said to refer to philosophy, to the abstract mind, to law. It is also related to long journeys, foreign affairs, diplomacy; finally, it is the field of religion and mystical or prophetic experiences. These varied meanings are all expressions of the basic and ultimate purpose of the house, which is assimilation of all that is unfamiliar or distant and the inclusion of all that is at first alien, disturbing and seemingly unusable. To include always more, to assimilate that which constantly challenges you with its differences, if not its antagonism: these are the requisites for true conscious expansion. They alone can make man greater and true to his destiny.

The above mentioned characteristic meanings of the ninth house should, however, be studied more closely, for much is hidden in words such as law, metaphysics, religion, prophecy, etc. — much that every thinking individual, eager to sustain and implement his personal growth, should truly understand rather than merely take for granted. By Dane Rudyhar, 9th House: How To Expand Safely and Sanely

Rudyhar also emphasizes the too much growth factor in this horsing around house and it is ruled, also, by Jupiter’s LARGENESS and universal expanding worldview, overly stretching the mind, body, and soul – as quoted below:

Another type of ninth-house problem is the consequence of the constant effort to absorb more than one is able to assimilate; this may mean more food, more wealth, more social or political power — even more learning, more unrelated facts, more experiences with foreign people or alien philosophies, too many dreams.

Sagittarius is ruled by the element of FIRE, so we have this life energy whipping up enthusiasm, taking the initiative, endeavoring towards a truly positive outlook. Also, possessing an OVER-ENTHUSIASTIC approach towards life,

Jupiter rules the sign, so questions abound from the rest of the planetary tribe wondering what exactly is this BIG GUY pursuing? Ultimately, it is the sense of life’s quintessential meaning and the main objective is to stimulate a higher consciousness. The mind is immersed into what enriches, gives us meaning, the fire in the belly. Many Jupitarians are big believers in PURPOSE, they see the  bigger picture, the signs and believe that God has a design, there are always bigger and better possibilities on the open road ahead. It is important to be an enthusiast in life, to be interested in something, embracing it with intensity and passion – damn the obstacles, full speed ahead.