Can you imagine being a double Sagittarius? The luckiest sign in the zodiac doubled?
What does that even mean to have a ‘double’ sign sky? It means the Sun and Moon are standing together in one constellation right now. We call it a new moon sky, which makes it time to reflect on the flavor of Sag.
When I think of Sag, I immediately think of humor, fun and the sign that encourages us to get outside to jump around and be physical. Sag is the fire sign that invites us to think big, go wild and be our uninhibited selves. I have come to love this energy.
When I first started studying Astrology, this was one of the few signs I felt an immediate negative reaction to. Then I found out it was the sign of my life lesson (I have Saturn in Sagittarius). No wonder I wasn’t attracted to it. It asks us to smile and be happy with a kid-like quality I did not understand.
This energy asks us to be loud, outspoken, and wildly free. I don’t think I’m alone when I say many of us are allergic to this personality type. I never wanted to be that person—blunt, outspoken and taking up too much room. Sag can easily get judged for being too much, especially in times like this.
We are in the middle of an impeachment trial. Our country is split right down the middle. We are talking about children at the border living under abuse in a government-run organization—we’ve never even heard of this before. A climate crisis arrives in our cities and country—more words we’ve never used before. There are too many things to name. (Sag loves politics and is entertained by large topics.)
So we are supposed to be ‘happy’? We should hold a tough upper lip as they say. Sag encourages it.
This is Sag: make your life worthwhile by choosing happiness. I used to hate this kind of pretense.
I have learned (my Saturn in Sagittarius has served me well) that joy is the medicine that allows us to accept the harshest truths which follow us around daily.
I have this joke I repeat: “I am the President of the Jews for Joy club—but we have so few members.”
Why? Because I grew up with sorrow as the constant. I was always scared and waiting for the next shoe to drop. I worried everything would eventually break before too long. It did for my grandmother—she was an immigrant whose father died on the boat ride over here from Russia—she had a very very hard life.
But, under this dark sky we are invited to be joyful.
I heard a Rabbi once say: “You can spend your life joyful as long as you spend one hour a day crying. Don’t negate the sadness, and equally DO NOT forget the joy.”
Where do you fall on the spectrum? Joy or sadness? I am curious. This is a new moon—double Sagittarius—when it serves us to reflect on this meaningful topic. Joy and over-the-top humor and fun—can you do this without constraint?
Sadness comes too often. You tell me which one on the spectrum calls your name and just won’t let you go. Both are needed—this is the point of this new moon.
Sending you sweet sadness and a lot of joy during a double Sag sky,