Welcome to Sagittarius season, Sea Witches!
We have moved from the emotional depth and intensity of Scorpio season and into the adventurous, expansive vibes of Sagittarius! We'll all be enjoying the effects of this sign until we move into Capricorn on December 21st, so let's make the most of it!
Lean into the Sagittarius spirit by incorporating these plants, symbols, and activities associated with the galloping Archer, and claim that BIG Jupiter energy.
Sagittarius belongs to the element of Fire, associated with the sun, success, and abundance. Harness these expansive vibes by bringing oranges, reds, yellows, and golds, as well as white and light blue into your wardrobe, home, and office.
The symbol for Sagittarius resembles a bow and arrow, evoking the entrepreneurial, outspoken, and straightforward energy of the sign. This is a time to AIM TRUE before going forth. Let this symbol be a reminder of the importance of discernment during this adventurous season.
Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter, named for the reigning Roman deity whose character parallels the Greek Zeus and the Norse Thor. This is where the EXPANSIVE energy comes from. Jupiter is assocaited with growth, healing, prosperity, luck and miracles. It governs long distance and foreign travel, big business and wealth, higher education, religion, and the law.
Runes: Uruz, Thurisaz, Raidho
Uruz: ( ᚢ ) Wild ox. Endurance, survival, physical power, persistence, will.
Thurisaz: ( ᚦ ) Giants. Protection. The god Thor. Masculine energy and power.
Raidho: ( ᚱ ) Journey. Travel/forward motion. Being in alignment with your soul's path.
Let a stick of cinnamon steep in your mug of tea or coffee, not just for the flavor, but for a boost of passion and vigor. Bake with it, or just sprinkle it on your oatmeal. You can even light and blow out a stick and use the smoke with intent to purify, just as you would with incense.
Cloves, like cinnamon and orange, belong to the fire element and are associated with Jupiter, the planet of expansion. They boost luck and love, and are frequently used for warding off the undesirable.
Eat, drink, apply, and diffuse this sunny fruit for optimism and abundance. The expansive energy of Jupiter is ripe with this one! Studies has shown it to boost mood and reduce stress. It can also be used as a natural household cleaner, which means the witchcraft is built right into the chore this time.
The aroma of rosemary is a proven cognitive stimulant, shown to increase the speed and accuracy of decision-making. In this season of go-and-do, it's wise to keep a level head. This is the season of making decisions and putting them into action, so make good decisions! Let dried rosemary smolder, or burn an essential oil incense to reap the benefits. And leave no breakfast potatoes unseasoned!
Associated with the goddess Venus, peppermint is a favorite for boosting and attracting love. It's also excellent for soothing nausea, which you might need for all the road trips you'll want to take this season!
Sagittarius Activities/Date Ideas
These activities make great date ideas, whether you're spending time with a partner, friend, or family member.
Take the road by the shoulders and go! Whether you meticulously map out a trip, or literally flip a coin to decide whether to turn right or left, Sagittarius season urges you to explore. Remember, the journey is the destination.
Goal Setting / Vision Boards
Yep, it sounds cheesy, but saying things out loud, writing them down, or giving them a visual representation are all very good ways to help you manifest those things into reality. And cutting up old magazines on the living room floor to glue onto vision boards with your partner is a great way to learn more about each other!
36 Questions to Foster Closeness
Based on a study that explores whether emotional intimacy can be accelerated by having relative strangers ask each other a series of specific personal questions, the Times lists them all out for anyone who'd like to see for themselves!
Write Each Other's Bios
How well do you know each other? If not very well, you could consider going through the above mentioned 36 questions before trying this one! For those who aren't strangers though, it can be fun to see how someone else perceives you, as well as how they would talk about you. Give a word or page limit and see what you come up with! Read each other's work aloud.
Not super into words? Try creating portraits of each other in whatever medium you have at hand, and go abstract!
Remember to Rest & Recharge
Sagittarius has a go-go-go energy, but that's not for all of us all of the time. Stay tuned in to the needs of your body and mind, and do not bother with shaming yourself for staying in. For some of us, this season of expansion will be more internal than external.
Now go put a cinnamon stick in your tea and take aim at your goals!