Welcome to Sagittarius season! Our mutable fire sign, this vision-oriented archetype is here to expand our minds and hearts into new dreams of what’s possible.
Whether you have Sagittarius placements in your birth chart or not, we’re all feeling into this energy during this season. In this blog, I’ll share what Sagittarius is all about, the planetary and tarot associations of Sagittarius, and how to understand Sagittarius in your chart.
SAGITTARIUS ENERGY + RULING PLANET
Symbolized by the archer, the fiery sign of Sagittarius’ energy is on the go. It’s a journey sign: it moves, it changes, it flows, it hungers, it desires. I think of this archetype as mind-expanding, adventurous, and freedom-seeking. It’s not an energy that wants to be reined in or held in a container. With that, it’s also an archetype that is always orienting towards truth — which means yes, it can be a little blunt at times.
Sagittarius doesn’t just seek external journeys. It seeks internal journeys, as well. It’s an archetype that loves to learn, teach, and inspire. This energy can play with the big questions of life, philosophizing and exploring, for hours and weeks and years. At its core, Sagittarius is truly a visionary, carrying us forward on our paths towards our dreams.
Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion and travel, Sagittarius has such a quality of aliveness. It’s a sign that says YES.
All signs have a shadow energy and expression, and in its shadow, Sagittarius can tend towards excess and even rigid fundamentalist belief systems. But when fully integrated with its polar sign, air sign Gemini, Sagittarius finds more flow, pursuing its desires, big questions, and dreams with a little more centeredness.
SAGITTARIUS IN THE TAROT
In the tarot, Sagittarius is associated with Temperance, the Wheel of Fortune, and the Queen of Wands. Each of these cards speaks to a different aspect of Sagittarius energy.
Temperance, ruled by Sagittarius, is an alchemist. This card shows us what’s possible when we orient towards our vision, honor our desire, and embrace who we are.
The Wheel of Fortune, ruled by Jupiter, speaks to the magic that can happen in our lives when we let the Universe take us for a journey. It speaks towards our expansion: which can certainly be uncomfortable at times.
The Queen of Wands, mutable fire in my practice with the court cards, speaks to Sagittarius’s aspect that is about hunger, desire, and truth. Queen of Wands embodies their magic, their desire, and their truth, and in doing so, embodies more of themselves.
UNDERSTANDING Sagittarius IN YOUR CHART
To understand Sagittarius in your chart, you’ll want to look at a couple of pieces:
- Any planets in Sagittarius
- The house that Sagittarius rules in your chart. Whatever house Sagittarius rules indicates the area of life where you are meant to expand continually.
- Your 9th house. Sagittarius traditionally rules the 9th house. The sign that rules your 9th house can add another layer indicating how Sagittarius themes show up in your life.
Another way to understand Sagittarius energy in your life could be to ask your oracle or tarot deck: how is Sagittarius energy showing up in my life right now?
Want to connect more deeply with Sagittarius energy? You can work with chrysocolla to connect with vision and expansion or sodalite to connect with truth.
About Eryn Johnson
Eryn Johnson is a breathwork facilitator, tarot reader, and Reiki Master based in Fishtown, Philadelphia. She is also the host of the Living Open podcast for mystics and seekers, a storytelling tool here to help facilitate soul evolution. The foundation of her work is energetic and based on the belief that there's nothing wrong with you- we are simply programmed from a young age to forget the truth of who we are. She uses energy work, storytelling, and breathwork to guide you back to you - your heart, your power, your magic. Find her work at www.living-open.com and @erynj_ on Instagram.