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Sagittarius Archetype

Core Insights for Sagittarius

Mode: Spiral (Seeking, Evolving, Reflecting, Demonstrating, Distributing)

Element: Fire (Essence, Vitality, Identity, Consciousness, Energy)

Archetypal Images: Explorer, Philosopher, Gypsy, Scholar, Truth Seeker, Teacher

Planetary Governor: Jupiter

House Association: 9th House of Exploration & Faith

Body Wisdom: Liver, Thighs, Hips.

Spiritual Principle: Divine Inspiration “Follow Love’s Bliss”

Harmonious: Enthusiastic, Optomistic, Inspirational, Confident, Outdoorsy, Humorous, Honest, Idealistic, Multi-Cultural, Ethical, Metaphysical, Scholarly, Philosophical.

Shadow: Blunt, Dogmatic, Judgmental, Restless, Dogmatic, Boisterous, Careless of Details, Exaggerative, Addictive, Clumsy, Uncommitted, Obnoxious, Idealistic, Foolish.


sagittariusSagittarius is the archetype of exploration, inspiration, and the scholarly pursuit of laws and principles. Through a broad-minded quest for truth, Sagittarius brings vision into the world. Planets in Sagittarius are capable of vast and enthusiastic thought concerning the nature of life and the universe. Sagittarius sees the grand scale and attempts to impart universal principles and perspectives to others.

The Sagittarius archetype’s straightforward approach to life and adventurous idealism provides the impetus in people to travel, mentally and physically. Sagittarius governs the expansion of cultural boundaries through the mythic quest for truth and the act of bringing vision into the world to inspire, uplift, and evolve consciousness, cultures, and civilization.

Sagittarius is the archetype of philosophy and religion and our journey in meaning. In the end it amounts to deep faith and reverence for the living intelligent flow of eternity and a thirst for experience.

Jupiter and Sagittarius symbolize the experience of being uplifted and charged with meaning and vision. Open-minded Sagittarius inspires you to seek your essence, penetrate consciousness, and reflect vitality. It is the sign of the High Priest/Priestess and the teacher, imparting wisdom to mankind. Sagittarians are adventurous freedom-lovers who enjoy sports, growth, and foreign lands.

The house with Sagittarius on the cusp is where you need to explore, seek truth, travel, and philosophize. The same goes for the house that contains Jupiter, the mythic king of the gods. It is in those realms of life experience that you can point the way to authentic spirituality through your example. Kahlil Gibran said, “Your life lived is your religion.” Sagittarius governs the liver, thighs, and hips in the body. Sagittarians often have well defined powerful traveling legs.

When your Sagittarian energy is misdirected you don the proverbial rose-colored glasses and create addictive delusions to make yourself believe that you can take on more than you can handle. Overconfidence and extravagance is often a problem that can cause some angst. Lost in propaganda and false teachings, the shadow of Sagittarius emerges to judge, exaggerate, and dive headfirst into zealousness. Sagittarian folks are known for sticking their foot in their mouth and acting dogmatic about cherished belief systems. Learn to overcome the shadow through expressing the opposite sign Gemini, gaining informed knowledge, playful curiosity, and a penchant for asking questions that challenge religious and philosophical perspectives to stretch their horizons.

The key word Idealistic appears on both the light and dark sides of Sagittarius. There is a dramatic difference between being faithful and confident and acting like God is guiding your vessel of self-righteous indignation.

The spiritual principle of Sagittarius is divine inspiration, cultivating an inward conversation with eternal being as your source of spiritual knowledge. Faith emerges when you know in your heart that things will work out just as they need to according to the divine plan. Spiritual faith is the transcendent realization that eternal being is operating through every person, place, or thing and that whatever happens can serve the divine heart of life. People with planets in Sagittarius are in touch with the certainty that spirit is directing and that there is purpose behind every experience.

Accepting faith also means that you are a receiver tuned to the channel of universal mind. The art of reiki healing involves the flow of universal life force, but there is another term from Japan that needs to be introduced called reikan, or divine inspiration. The experience of reikan is like having eternal being doing reiki to your brain, opening you to universal truth.

The glyph for Sagittarius symbolizes the centaur’s arrow flying toward higher awareness. When Chiron the centaur mentor liberated Prometheus by sacrificing his life for the fire-stealing deity, Zeus (Jupiter) placed his soul in the heavens as Sagittarius the Archer. The symbol implies overcoming the random urges of the body to channel desire into ultimate truth.

Last updated on August 16, 2017 at 2:26 am. Word Count: 725