Sagittarius – ♐
Symbol – The Archer/Arrow
Higher Mantra – ‘I see the goal. I reach the goal and then I see another.”
Lower Mantra – ‘Let food be sought.’
Traditional ruler – Jupiter
Esoteric Ruler – The Earth
Rays – 4,5 and 6
Sagittarius is probably the most different in its expression of all the fire signs, mainly due to its mutable or changeable energy. Aries is dynamic and sometimes intense, Leo commanding and powerful, yet Sagittarius uses its fire in a way that can be all encompassing. The mutability that it consists of or is influenced by means it has a more all-round approach. This is a positive and a negative, as it is both adaptable and fluid, yet can be bored and restless.
In saying that, the symbol for Sagittarius is the arrow, pointed up. This is meant to represent the never-ending search for higher learning, wisdom and the secrets to life. That is why Sagittarius are forever learning, studying, thinking, reading and accumulating knowledge. They desire to add to their reservoir of wisdom to pass on to others, being the teacher that they are.
When they focus their vision and the arrow of truth is known, nothing can waiver their focus and they go from being changeable and restless to completely driven in their pursuit.
Jupiter rules this sign, lending all of its extravagance and expansion to all areas of life. Living life to the fullest and being too excessive is a common problem for Sagittarius, as the lower mantra would testify ‘Let food be sought’. Here the lack of focus and the desire to experience everything comes into play.
Overcoming this and the lower animal nature is one of the most important lessons for Sagittarius influenced people in an incarnation. As they learn to use the powerful fire that they possess, they can direct it when stirred by a vision or a higher lofty ideal.
Remember we all have Sagittarius in our chart somewhere, even if it is just ruling a house or an area in your life. If you happen to have the Sun in Sagittarius , then you will identify with this energy the strongest, as it is your point of identification. You live it!
If your Moon is in Sagittarius, then your emotional nature will be like this, fiery, changeable, passionate and the need to know it all (and be a know it all). If your ascendant is in Sagittarius (only known with a correct birth time), then your physical and etheric body will be hard to miss. You will generally either be highly active and look very sporty or look nerdy and be a book worm. You will probably be proportionately big, especially around the hips and thighs which Sagittarius rules.