Sagittarius, corresponding to the 9th house and planet Jupiter, is dual in nature. On one hand, it is a time of gentle expansion and organic growth as we rebound and emerge from the emotional depths and revelations of Scorpio. We seek meaning and truth, broadening our horizons through education, learning, travel, and exploration on both inner and outer planes.
On the other hand, nights grow longer and we turn attention inward to prepare for winter by storing our energy and resources. This inner exploration is balanced by the force of our outer expansion. The philosophical growth we seek and discover externally reverberates to the inner depths of our being. And the deeper we explore our inner architecture, the greater we can expand and express outward.
Corresponding to the archer symbolically (and Temperance card in tarot) Sagittarius energy reminds us that as humans we connect spirit and heaven to matter and earth. Imagine the hexagram, a blend of the upward (spirit) facing triangle and the downward (earth) facing triangle. Returning to a state of balance, centeredness, and alignment allows us to consistently embody and express our highest nature. It is within these dual aspects—fluid yet rooted, passionate while cool, grounded and uplifted—that we create stability. Juggling two balls and holding equally weighted bags on either shoulder creates more balance than just one. This equilibrium or still point culminates at the Winter Solstice.
I created a spread specially for Holisticism to help us balance this season. This alignment will prepare us for the building and planting phase of Capricorn; what we plant in the winter blossoms in the Spring. Therefore, it’s important that we initiate our creations from a centered and balanced foundation.
Do a spread for yourself! Step by step instructions here.