The Sun is halfway through Sagittarius, also known as the Archer. Unlike emotional, internally focused Scorpio, Sagittarius rules expansion of the mind via travel, philosophy, and a voracity for new knowledge. Fittingly, the motto for this sign is “I seek, therefore I am,” like the arrow that flies toward its target.
Being a fire sign, Sagittarius lights the path while also providing an internal kind of warmth in these darkening days of autumn’s descent into winter. Sagittarius season also hosts many of the world’s most sacred holidays — its natural gregariousness lends itself mightily to our festivities and the external, warming cheer they tend to encourage.
For the children of Jove, this tilting toward joy may lead to excessiveness on occasion. Give Sagittarians food and they will either share it or devour it. Give them power, they become authoritarian or revolutionaries. Give them attention, they’ll lust for more or make fine friends. Sagittarius needs external forces to help curb certain appetites, but a natural independence makes lasting relationships less likely. They are lucky in many ways, but love is a mark they might miss.
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Harness your impulses, especially when provoked. With ruler Mars’s square to Jupiter, you may feel bigger than your britches.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
You’ll be wielding even more charm than usual with ruler Venus’s conjunction with Pluto, but beware: your magnetism may attract more problems than lovers.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Get ready to level up your communication skills with ruler Mercury’s angle to expansive Jupiter. You’re more approachable than ever.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
You might be feeling a wee bit sensitive this week, with ruler Moon’s conjunction to Neptune weakening your defenses. Be more conscious and you’ll get by.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Feeling unmotivated? With ruler Sun in Sag and square to Neptune, “nebulous” is your word of the week. Forget doing — just be.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Your outlook may broaden this week with ruler Mercury’s angle to big-thinking Jupiter. Decisions for the future have never been more exciting.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
If you thought you were needy before, take a deep breath, because ruler Venus’s conjunction to Pluto only deepens your dependencies.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Try not to explode this week with ruler Mars’s square to Jupiter. Better to choose your fights carefully than to take on everything that comes at you.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Take advantage of the increase in concentration made possible by ruler Jupiter’s angle to brainy Mercury. Plan for the future while this lasts.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Challenges are just opportunities in disguise. Ruler Saturn’s ongoing angle to Uranus dares you to push harder to go farther.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Sometimes that wall we hit is there for the purpose of being climbed over. Ruler Saturn’s angle to Uranus tests you by making you test your self.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Take advantage of the grounding angle that ruler Jupiter is making to Mercury. The path ahead is made of earthy reality, not airy ideals.