Astrology: Sun Moves Into Sagittarius

Brad Pitt, in Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, 2019.

Happy Birthday Sagittarius! The Sun moves into Sagittarius today, November 21 at 21:00 UT, 16:00 EST. Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius rings in the festive season, and anticipation runs high as people’s spirits are infused with good-natured joviality. This is the time when students everywhere are in the rush and depths of their studies, shops are filled with music, party season is in full swing, and goodwill is shared among all. It is an inescapable energy, and the world gets caught up in it every year, eating, drinking and spending money to excess. Such is Jupiter, expanding and enlivening all that it touches.

While this year may be quite different, as pandemic lockdown measures are enforced across the world, this is a time when people want to gather, to share themselves, reaching out with their philosophies, ideas for progress, discussing pet projects, gossiping and giving to their favorite charities. Jupiter infuses Sagittarius with an unquenchable optimism and generosity, and you can always count on your Sagittarius friends to help when you really need it. It is easy for the Jupiter ruled to understand any situation, for they are broadminded, ever willing to lend a hand or share a laugh. They are limitless in their creativity, and they love their friends like no other, loyal to the end, always ready to come up with the best reminiscing, quick to recall the good in everyone. The inborn optimism of these people makes it hard for them to acknowledge that things are difficult, or bad. They will always look on the sunny side, and put you to shame with your moping, grumbling negativity, which they will sweep aside with impatience and disdain. If you want to find someone who truly understands the phrase “There but for the grace of God, go I”, find a Sagittarian.

At best, Sagittarius is enthusiastic, independent, fun-loving, loyal, optimistic, uplifting, sporting, encouraging, open-minded, philosophical, intellectual, flexible, positive, motivating, honest and true. At its worst, Sagittarius can be fickle, escapist, unmotivated, tactless, foolishly optimistic, careless, irresponsible, messy, inconsiderate, and prevaricating. Mutable Fire, Sagittarius embodies the essence of air in fire, inspiring and fanning the flames of spirit and development, but given that Mutability, there is a tendency to be inconstant and easily bored (or just full of hot air!). Chances are, when you are looking for your Sagittarius friend or partner, they are off doing something of their choosing, freewheeling and fun, even if it’s a business meeting or an onerous task. Need to be cheered up – call a Sagittarius buddy, and soon you’ll be laughing again, pondering the mysteries of the universe and plans for the next get-together – even if it is just a Zoom call.

Sagittarius is associated with Jupiter, Zeus, Apollo, Artemis, Vishnu, and Diana the Huntress. Its plants include carnations, dandelion, sage, aniseed, balsam, cinnamon, moss, garlic, celery, onions, and currants. Trees associated with Sagittarius include birch, mulberry, oak, ash, chestnut, lichen, mallow, palm trees, and the Jupiter-ruled love the gems topaz, quartz, and turquoise.

Famous Sagittarius Personalities: Pope Francis, Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, Thomas Becket, Mary Queen of Scots, Ludwig van Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Taylor Swift, Franz Ferdinand, Pablo Escobar, Brad Pitt, Bruce Lee, Billie Eilish, Ozzy Osbourne, Stephen Spielberg, Scarlett Johansson, Diego Rivera, Emmanuel Macron, Nicki Minaj, William Blake, C.S. Lewis , Miley Cyrus, Alyssa Milano, Nostradamus, Georges Seurat, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Richard Pryor, Keith Richards, Joseph Conrad, Gianni Versace, Andre Gide, Woody Allen.