Sagittarius On First House Cusp
Sagittarius in 1st House – Sagittarius on the cusp of the First House
A major part of your self-identity is rooted in your ability to grow and expand your sense of self. There is an explorer-adventurer element inherent to your self-identity, and having the freedom to go and do as you please is very important to you. Your passion for exploration and the freedom to exercise that passion can show up in a number of different ways – you may love to travel, love the outdoors, read various books, enjoy a variety of foods, etc.
Your adventures can come in many forms, with all of them aimed at one burning desire – to discover the real Truth that is inherent in all things. Your self-identity comes from your ability to experience life fully and to teach others or share with others what you have experienced.
The ego of Sagittarius is involved here. Sagittarians tend to be very self-centered, restless. They tend to see the world in relationship to themselves rather than in relationship to them. At its worst, it can be the most ruthless sign of the zodiac, so the responsibility of Sagittarius on the cusp of the first house is to develop the type of personality which relates to all of life, and not just to self. They should not be using their personality to exploit others or to exploit the world in which they live.
It tends to be the opportunist sign of the zodiac and needs a great deal of freedom. But freedom in itself can be a limitation. We can be too free and not want any of the responsibilities that go with being a member of life itself. Very often a Sagittarius is considered cold and does not have feelings when it comes to other people. This could be by direct reaction to the sign of Gemini, which often seems very aloof and presents an atmosphere of coldness.
Since Sagittarius does end the third quartile, it is the development of the non-self. It further emphasizes by being on the cusp of the first house that the self must be developed from the viewpoint of the non-self.
There is frequently a tendency to have an attitude of “better than thou” – the Sagittarian does tend to look down his nose, so to speak, at others who do not have the same educational or academic background, or have the skills that the Sagittarian has.