From the “Moon Lovers” series
by Dana Gerhardt
“I love Sagittarius. It’s ruled by those crazy centaurs—part horse, part human, keen to nature’s secrets—they could party like nobody’s business!” As she speaks, this moon lover evokes their spirit with a wide-mouthed grin and toss of her hair. You sense a certain power, a certain wild intelligence; something in her eyes speaks of running free across the plains. “I love this moontime. I had a friend though, who had sciatica; it always acted up on Sagittarius. You know, Sag rules the thighs, and if you’ve got weakness there, well, this moon will draw your attention to it. The liver too, if that’s your problem. Still, you can let your spirit soar. I like to drive out to the country, hike a little ways, til I find a nice spot for cloud watching. My friend Janice goes to the museum and daydreams in front of her favorite painting. Cindy reads a good book. Whatever sends you on a journey! Just don’t let this day be about routine. This is the moon for lofty dreams. I mean, there’s gotta be some time every month when you can imagine reaching for the brass ring. And when the moon goes into Capricorn, you can start working on them!” She laughs her horsey laugh. Then you follow her eyes skyward, into the vast beyond. You’re struck by the great generosity of the universe. Your heart fills with bright possibilities.
Daily Planner for Today’s Sagittarius Moon
by April Elliott Kent
Today’s Mood: Adventurous
Today’s Question: “Why not?”
Today’s Gods: Jupiter, the God of Thunder and pretty much the boss of all the other gods. Don’t let the “hail fellow well met” persona fool you; Leo may be the crown prince,but Sagittarius is the real king of the zodiac.
Today’s Guides: gamblers, pundits, judges, professors, jockeys, publishers, travel agents, clowns.
Today’s Wardrobe: Sporty. Something that won’t rip when you bend over and will breathe when you run to catch a bus.
Today’s assignments: Take a chance; try something new; plan a vacation.
More Sagittarius Strategies
by Simone Butler
Moon in Sagittarius is a time for frankness and honesty (as long as you don’t go overboard!). Have important conversations and truth-telling sessions now. Everyone will wax more long-winded than usual, though, so plan extra time between appointments. Because Sagittarius is one of the most spiritual signs, this is a good time to consult oracles and do rituals for higher guidance, pray, attend church, or visit the sanctuary of nature. For more lunar wisdom, see Simone’s book, Moon Power: Lunar Rituals for Connecting with your Inner Goddess.
It’s one thing to read about the Moon, but another to tune into her with energetic sensitivity. The first method is mental; the second is sensuous and intuitive (which is of course the preferred way to grasp the Moon). Lunar intuition is a natural ability that can be developed with practice. Developing mine, I was inspired by a friend’s report of spending an idyllic summer in the forest. Nestled in nature, without the chaos of the competing mechanical rhythms, her sensitivity became so refined, she felt it whenever the Moon changed signs.
Nature is everywhere. Even in our concrete and cyber jungles, we can sense her influence. At least once with the Moon in this sign, give yourself a 15-minute luxury of stillness. Quiet your thoughts. Observe the energy—how are things moving? Tune into the texture of the atmosphere floating around you. Feel its sensation on your skin. Describe what you feel, even if it’s so subtle you think you’re making it up. Over time your sensitivity and discernment will increase. In a month, you sense this sign again.
A fire sign Moon, key qualities for Sagittarius are hot and dry. Periodically repeat the phrase “hot and dry.” This will help to lead your awareness to the right sensory cues—perhaps your lips feel dry, or there’s a raspy, burning sensation in your throat, moisturizer doesn’t absorb into your skin so quickly, or the leaves of your houseplants may seem brittle. What else do you notice? Repeat the “hot/dry” mantra and record your observations; test them at the next fire sign Moon.
“Because this Moon sign is the most inquisitive in nature, it can be a great help when it comes to magical efforts that require data retrieval or the attainment of long overdue answers. Its energies also pack a wallop when it comes to any work involving control issues, optimism, self-confidence, and friendship, and can be a real boost to those that relate to legal matters, good luck and prophetic dreaming.” ~ Dorothy Morrison