How’s that for a nice Sagittarius title? Sagittarius energy is the Qwest for Truth, the desire to grow in our understandings, expand our limitations and boundaries, and to learn about the world and larger cosmology in a bigger way. It is also the fanatic, the one who knows the Truth with a capital “T” and tries to convert everyone else to their way of thinking. It is fundamental religions who will do anything in the name of their god and beliefs. It is the self-righteous philosophical preaching about what we “know” to be true. We will see all of these themes being triggered both personally and globally as the Aries stellium, – Uranus, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter and Mars all in Aries – come into harmonic resonance with the North Node in Sagittarius and the South Node in Gemini.
Through the inevitable confrontations and provocative conversations, we understand more deeply the many ways of thinking and being in the world. It is an opportunity to practice listening deeply both to others and to our heart intelligence. With this intuitive wisdom, we sort out what is real and true, and what is not…at least for us. We are reminded to stay tuned into which laws transcend our relative realities towards being considered universal law, and which truths are just part of the wonderful variations experienced by the colourful diversity of this playing field we have all chosen to participate, learn and grow in. Lessons with this archetypal energy include the idea that even if someone has a different world view or reaction to our own, that does not necessarily put them in the category of being “wrong”. We must be able to speak our truth without judging the other along the way.
This boundary stretching phase began on May 1 with the Moon and Mars at 23 Aries trine the North Node at 23 Sagittarius, and sextile the south Node at 23 Gemini – the day Osama Bin Laden was announced killed. May 4 – 7 we have Jupiter at 23 Aries, again trine and sextile the nodes. This will be a sensitive time of people aggressively pushing forward with their truths, and we can understand the dangers of this energy relative to the revenge cycle continuing with Jihad threats. On May 10 we have Mercury and Venus conjunct at 23 Aries, again in trine and sextile to the nodes. The trine energy is a graceful push forward, having both positive and traumatic results, depending on what is being pushed! The positive push of understanding what Truth means from both a relative and universal perspective will also bring with it the wisdom of understanding the many points of view, and how we cannot lump groups of people in a self righteous way into one category or another.
This archetype is also about staying in our integrity as individuals and nations. A reasonable question to come back to during this energetic week coming up is “Am I in complete integrity on all levels with my words and actions?” This is important because what we say and do will have immediate and strong reactions and results during this time. The winds of change are upon us and Sagittarius energy brings spiritual truths and growth.