The Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 22nd at 7:10 a.m., Mountain Time. Sagittarius is a fire sign and is associated with the largest planet of them all, Jupiter. Both Sag and Jupiter like expansion. The bigger the better. Sagittarius is the traveler of the Zodiac and enjoys new adventures. Typical Sag occupations include adventurer, benefactor, guide, horse trainer, travel writer, podcaster, importer/exporter, professor and translator. Sagittarius is the philanthropist.
There is one main planetary alignment this month, which is Mars with the Sun. Mars is in Sagittarius and will be traveling with the Sun all month long. Mars will add a bit of fire to the already fiery Sag Sun. This could do a couple of different things. Mars will bring more energy to everyone during this month. If you are an athlete or have physical projects to do, Mars will help out. But on the other hand, especially since it is the holiday season, Mars could add stress to this already busy time of the year. Make sure you do your shopping early and try not to overschedule and get frantic. You will have to remind yourself to remain calm.
Mercury will also be turning retrograde on December 14th and won’t turn direct until January 1, 2024. So not only will we have a strong Mars during the holiday, but Mercury will turn retrograde as well. This is another reason to do your shopping early and not get caught in the retrograde frenzy.
What is a clever way to use this astrology? The end of the year is coming up soon, and Mercury retrograde loves to clear things out. This could mean physically cleaning out closets or emotionally clearing out patterns that no longer serve you. Mars will help you with being physical and will also make you stronger so you can release the old more easily.
If we go with the energy of the planets, they will be our allies to help us in life. Become friends with both Mars and Mercury retrograde to have them on your side.
Regarding the visible planets, both Mars and Venus are in the predawn sky. Venus is easy to see, but it will take a little time for the Sun to separate from Mars so he can also be seen. Both Jupiter and Saturn are in the evening sky and are easy to see. Jupiter is of course the brighter of these two planets. You can use an app, such as Sky-Map, to see where the planets are located. Remember, they always move along the Ecliptic, or the Great Highway in the Sky.
See you all in Capricorn!