Sagittarius is living life through seeking, exploring and adventuring. In this fiery sign, the Sun gallops towards the future excitedly and anticipates where the road will take it on this journey towards somewhere. All Sagittarians have a nose for opportunities ready to be seized upon. Some race towards the trendy scene since they like to keep ahead; always venturing further and further out. Sagittarius is ruled by the element of FIRE, so we have a life energy that is whipping up enthusiasm, taking the initiative, endeavoring towards a truly positive outlook. Jupiter rules the sign, and so questions abound from the rest of the planetary tribe who are wondering what exactly is this BIG GUY pursuing? Ultimately, it is the sense of life’s quintessential meaning and his main objective is to stimulate a higher consciousness. The mind is immersed in what enriches, gives us meaning, the fire in the belly. For Jupitarians are big believers in PURPOSE; they see the bigger picture, the signs, and believe that God has a design. It is important to this sign to be an enthusiast in life, to be interested in something, embracing it with intensity and passion.
Professionally, they make excellent philosophers, professors, spiritual teachers, and gurus, taking understanding towards a larger vision and integrating what works for them. Teaching is important to those born under the 9th sign as it is all bound up with LEARNING. 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, the sign is looking for intellectual fulfillment, even if this need is unconscious; they need to be constantly learning and progressing along some path. Some are voracious readers and books are the train, plane, and road to intellectual understanding.
As the biggest taker of the zodiac, it steals all the best stuff: luck, opportunity, horseplay; and let’s be blunt, it would have tried to swipe the smiley face but that was already taken. Sagittarius – on its happy pills – encourages us to believe that there is some rightness in the universe, but the sign is sure right about something else, too, the cosmos is really HUGE and contains some awesome power, and it is something this FIERY soul has been TEACHING for a long time. Sagittarians feel the spark of God within, so many 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 it 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 knowing power and 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.
The 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, ruled 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.