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2017 Sun visits Sagittarius- 21 Nov- 10.05 pm EST to 21 Dec- 11.28 am EST
In the Northern Hemisphere the Sun (individuality and creative goals) is finishing his journey through the West Direction on our Medicine Wheel. It is the place of self-responsibility and discovering our inner power. As the Sun visits Sagittarius we are in The Long Nights Time. It is also called The Long Snows Time. Our Animal Totem guides are Elk, strength and stamina, and Owl, truth and wisdom.
In the Southern Hemisphere while the Sun visits Sagittarius he is completing his journey through the East Direction of your Medicine Wheel, the place of awakening to inspired new beginnings. This is your Flowering Time when the seeds you planted at your Spring Equinox are blossoming. Your Animal Totem guide is Deer, sensitivity, and compassion. Deer also calls you to new adventures.
The Earth is always opposite the Sun so she is in Gemini for this time frame. Her Totem guide for the Northern Hemisphere is Deer and for the Southern Hemisphere Elk and Owl guide her. The Clan Mother for the Sun’s journey through Sagittarius is Gives Praise. She is the guardian of giving thanks for the truth and making space for abundance. She teaches us to be grateful for all the lessons that strengthen our Inner Selves. She reminds us to acknowledge our circle of blessings and to celebrate the precious gift of life. For more of her story read the 13 Original Clan Mothers or Earth Medicine both by Jamie Sams.
At its highest expression the Sun’s journey through Sagittarius is a time for connecting with our Spiritual Vision and integrating our Essence Self into our being-ness. It is a vision quest seeking the truth. But there is a shadow side to Sagittarius. It is the sign associated with belief systems, philosophical and religious. It can be dogmatic and prejudice. We may see more issues emerge connected to opinions regarding immigration and refuges. We all need to take the high road and embrace we are all one. The planetary ruler for the Sun’s journey through Sagittarius is Jupiter currently in Scorpio. It is about releasing limiting and restrictive thinking and being guided by our spiritual consciousness. The Soul Centered ruler is the Earth in Gemini. Choosing to unite through Love.
I mentioned in the post for Mercury in Sagittarius entering his retrograde shadow influence on Nov 15 that Sagittarius is a great manifester. But since Mercury is retrograde Dec02/03 to Dec 22 you may not see results until Mercury clears his shadow on Jan 10. Use this time of the Sun and Mercury’s journey through Sagittarius to identify the life you truly want to create and let Jupiter in Scorpio support you to release the old that no longer serves you in anyway. I am repeating here the important dates for the Mercury Rx (our deepest thoughts and perceptions) influence.
- Nov 22 (D) - Dec11 (Rx) - Jan 05, 2018 (D) - Mercury in Sagittarius aligns with the Fixed Star Ras Alhague- healing what is broken.
- Nov 27 (D) to Dec 06 (Rx) - Mercury aligns with Saturn in Sagittarius- building a strong spiritual foundation.
- Nov 24 (D) – Dec 10 (Rx) – Jan 06, 2018 (D) – Mercury in Sagittarius square Chiron in Pisces- Healing our individual wounds and the world wound.
- Dec 05- Chiron moves Direct- active healing and embracing The Oneness.
- Nov 25 (D) – Dec 10 (Rx) – Jan 06, 2018 (D) – Mercury in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries- breaking free from the past and breaking through to the authentic self.
The Sun and Mercury in Sagittarius are active on three of the 7 Rays (Soul Centered Astrology by Alan Oken). It begins on 4th Ray of Harmony Through Conflict with Archangels Gabriel, transformation and resurrection, and Hope, faith and trust as our guides. The next is 5th Ray of Concrete Knowledge and Healing, with Raphael, the shinning one who heals, and Mary, Divine Unconditional Love, guiding us. That is the Ray of current humanity so there is hope for us. The final Ray Sagittarius expresses is what I perceive as the most difficult to master. It is the 6th of Idealism and Devotion. We can all see how that continues to be expressed in the world right now in a dogmatic way. Even the Rays have a shadow side. The Archangels of 6th Ray are Uriel, peace and love, and Aurora Grace, gratitude and balance.
Neptune in Pisces (deception and illusion or truth and illumination) moves direct tomorrow Nov 22 at 9.21 am EST after being in retrograde motion since June 16. When the outer planets change direction we feel the energetic shift a few days before and after. Neptune asks what is true, what is not true, WHATSHOULD NEVER BE TRUE. It is the planet that rules artists and particularly the film industry. Just yesterday it was revealed another high profile male (this time in the US media news) has been called out for inappropriate sexual behaviour. We may see more revelations in the coming weeks now that Neptune is moving forward again. On a personal level the planet Neptune supports our connection to The Mystical.
Whatever is going on in the world the Sun, Mercury, and Saturn, in Sagittarius is our individual opportunity to strengthen our spiritual foundation (Saturn is still in Sagittarius until Dec 19) and be “the change we want to see in the world”. (Gandhi)
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Copyright Dale Osadchuk 2017.
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