Sagittarius - Searching for Meaning
manta is “I perceive” and the symbol for this
archetype continues the theme; the Centaur and the Archer – the arrow
directed to the heavens in search of an existence beyond the mundane.
Sagittarius is the sign that represents humanity’s presence in both the
spiritual and human worlds. As the zodiac’s third Fire sign, Sagittarius
people are ruled by a self emanating intuition, spirit, and godforce.
The individual seeks a true intimate experience with ‘God’ one that
transcends religion and blind faith. This can move the Sagittarius to
travel so he experiences new cultures and ways of seeing, become in tune
with nature, immerse himself in philosophical and theological studies,
and learn as much about the world as possible. The Sagittarius must find
a sense of meaning from his inner and outer experiences. It is
insufficient for the individual to adopt conventional beliefs or
somebody else’s definition of infinity. There is this constant quest in
the Sagittarian spirit to fuse the physical and the imaginative vision.
in astrology, the Centaur symbolises forms of soul development. There
is the need to recognise his aspirations form in everyday life,
alchemize symbol into philosophy, and give a human face to the
undefinable. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet with the
largest auric field on the solar system. Jupiter stands for the
expansion of the knowledge base, wisdom, and the higher intellect.
Through these powerful forces, the Sagittarius is lured to travel far
and wide following the map of his infinite curiosity. The inquisitive
streaks lead him through land and sea, bookshelf and university, studies
of the mind and experiences of spiritual kind. There is joy with
Jupiter, and the jubliant planet encourages us to see fortune in
everyday affairs. We can attract good opportunities because of our faith
and optimism with Jupiter.
Esoteric astrologers have long
considered it favorable to meditate on Sagittarius if one was searching
for inspiration, intuition, heavenly knowledge, and messages from the
unconscious. The Sagittarius individual could be consumed with expanding
his inner world by soaking up as much of life and people as possible.
The arrow he shoots into the clouds is fueled by a potent flame, a fire
that dwells both within the Sagittarius and through the arrow in the
skies. This lights the direction in the stars for the individual to run
toward, as he boards boats and planes, libraries and festivals. The
larger picture comes naturally to Sagittarius, and the individual is
aware details will only fog his visionary focal spectrum. There is
enough love, life, and spirit in the Sagittarian to live a thousand
lives in his one.