Personal Quests

The Sun in Sagittarius has had no connections (aspects**) from other planets for most of the time its been in Sagittarius. Mars and Mercury are in Scorpio, Uranus is in Taurus, while Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn are in Capricorn. Those planets make aspects to each other, but not to the Sun. Only our Moon has connected with the Sun as it orbits Earth. I’ve thought about this phenomenon for several days, because it’s a bit unusual. I’ve had so many thoughts about the Sun in Sagittarius that I could write a paper, and I have been writing. But you don’t want to read a paper.

So what follows are my constrained musings about what it may mean that the Sun in Sagittarius is surrounded by, but not engaged with, other planets. It’s only connection at this time being with the Moon as the Moon circles Earth.

The Sun is the heart of our universe. In astrology, it represents life and the creative force. When its in Sagittarius, it draws our attention to beliefs about ourselves in relationship to everything that surrounds us. You, me, everyone acquires beliefs via associations with different Sagittarian themes of culture (both foreign cultures and our own), religious training and experience, and higher education (including esoteric teachings). And we believe what we believe until some new experience causes us to question our beliefs, and then ask ourselves whether if what we believe is true, right, wrong, or just. These questions and experiences create feelings and emotions.

The Moon reflects the Sun’s light and its always changing. In astrology, the Moon is associated with our feelings and emotional responses. What you believe impacts how you feel, and how you feel impacts what you believe.

What you believe—your truth—changes as you expand your thinking through your associations with other people, cultures, belief systems, etc. You grow and change when you have new desires and new experiences. Proof that this is true is all around us in the form of progress, new inventions, new knowledge about health and healing, our changing relationships with other people, countries, etc.

The Sun’s present relationship with the Moon is energizing our personal quests to align our hearts with positive feeling emotions—happiness, optimism, good will, and joy (all Sagittarius themes). You may feel as though a major shift is taking place (or needs to), or you may have simply grown tired of the kind of books you read. If your heart and emotions are not aligned with what you believe, if you resist changing what you believe, then the gifts of Sagittarius—happiness, optimism, and joy—remain elusive.

What are you questing after? What personal beliefs are you confronting? You’ll know your truth when your heart and emotions are aligned with your beliefs. You know when you’re heart and emotions are aligned, because you feel happy and optimistic about life. The changes you make now are preparing you for the next phase. What to do next will be more apparent when the Sun is in Capricorn after the Winter Solstice.

**An aspect occurs when a planet is 60, 90, 120, or 180 degrees from the Sun as we see them from here on Earth.


I Want It My Way (Everyone Else Does Too)

The Astrology

  • The Moon is Full in Taurus today and opposing the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio.
  • The Sun and Mercury in Scorpio make a sextile to Saturn in Capricorn.
  • The Moon in Taurus makes a trine to Saturn.


The Taurus Full Moon reflects the light from the Sun in Scorpio Tuesday. Real-world concerns, responsibilities, boundaries, and value are touchstones that may coincide with you wanting more security in some area of your life (relationships, at home or work, etc.). Adding insurance, improving your transportation, investing in some kind of security (jewelry, financial, online, etc.), buying new clothes or outerwear are also expressions of the Taurus/Scorpio energy. Conversations may be more subjective than usual. It’s easier Wednesday – Friday, after the Moon moves into Gemini, to be objective.

Today’s Haiku

Share a point of view
While heart and mind do combine
Under nighttime light.

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