Sagittarians – healers or dogmatists?

Sagittarians – healers or dogmatists?

Michael Conneely is an expert Astrologer. Uniquely his readings and courses combine western with Vedic Astrology.
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SUN  IN  SAGITTARIUS  November 22 – December 21

Qualities:                                       Mutable – Fire

Key Phrase:                                   I see

Key Word                                     Freedom

Virtue                                             Hopefulness

Defect:                                           Dogmatic. Rides rough-shod. Non-discriminating

Ruler                                               Jupiter

Rules                                              9th House

Myth                                              Zeus/Jupiter and Chiron

Sagittarian qualities are freedom-loving, good fortune, abundance, optimism, lack of discrimination, given to hunches, drawn to things ‘foreign’, philosophical, spiritual, idealistic, humorous, honest and straightforward, love of liberty and freedom,  frank, outspoken, chatty, knowledgeable, freedom-seeking, restless, unreliable, changeable, optimistic, good-humoured, quick-tempered, does not respond well to the imposition of orders from others. needs to be mobile. the more alien the culture, the more he or she is drawn to it. Will want to find the meaning to everything: whether this be spiritual or an academic analysis of social constructs. Irony, insight. An intuitive, speculative intellectual. A dashing wandering soul, stimulating, exciting, dynamic, a tease.

Sagittarian defects are narrow-mindedness and bigotry (especially if associated with a social, ideological or religious group with limited vision), spiritual/ideological dictatorship, religious fanatics, blind adherents to the dogmas of established religions, a stubborn tendency to deal with people ideologically rather than with a love that is emotionally authentic, a tendency to soar above authenticity to emotional truths (even to the point of persecution of self or those near and dear), bluntness, an unsubtle approach to life, lack of tact. They can be chronically upsetting to sensitive people around them. Unmerciful to enemies, or to those who don’t match their ideological/religious criteria. They can jump to conclusions without taking all the factors into consideration. Over-optimism can cause problems

Sagittarians are generally independent and usually dislike domestic tasks. They are energetic and naturally outgoing, achieving their goals through the ‘power of positive thinking’. Help may often appear when they need it – albeit at the 11th hour.  They are serious thinkers, concerned with the well-being of society as a whole. There is a ‘prophetic’, forward-looking quality about their vision. There is an innate sense of fair-play and justice. They tend to make intuitive mental leaps. Life is an adventure: a journey to be made as interesting, expansive, and informative as possible. For the more extraverted Sagittarian, life is the adventure, the mystery, the unattainable goal, the one that got away, the fear of missing something, the new, the exciting and the trendy. This quality can manifest as insatiable sexual passion. The more introverted Sagittarian will be more into the new novel or new film or new philosophy or higher teaching, &c. There’ll have  the nerve to try one’s luck. Easily gets bored. Dislikes doing the same thing twice. Loves to play roles: Jupiter was a shape-changer. Explosive temper.  Not one to hold a grudge.  Can be gullible – especially to flattery. The world of safe secure serene unchanging domesticity horrifies Sagittarius. Heavy displays of emotion disturb him/her  – He’s more into friendship.

Sagittarian interests include religion, death, philosophy, law, medicine, books, publishing, giving advice. They travel far and fast, either geographically, or in thought, or both. They like people to acknowledge their qualities and work, and since the creative urge is strong, they expand their egos through creativity.

Home and family evoke sentimental reactions and they can adopt an image of self-sacrifice for their benefit. They can express fixed and assertive opinions at home, and while they attempt to create a free liberal atmosphere, simultaneously they can act against this by your extreme opinions or dogmatism. Needs conviction: can be opinionated.

They need mental stimulation and a variety of company – and this can create a pattern of restless physical and mental activity. The Sagittarian’s  partner needs to understand his/her need for freedom, sharing his diverse interests and not attempting to limit or restrain him.

A Sagittarian may not always be fully honest with himself: self enquiry may reveal two sides to his nature: one that is bright and amiable; the other that is broody and insecure.

Sagittarians may need employment which offers them considerable variety and independence, and the opportunity to organise their own job. Interest areas are listed above: but avoid any arena where devastation can be done due to authoritarian or patronizing attitudes.

SHADOW SAGITTARIUS SUN: Not valuing people for who they are, but only if they fit into the social circle/ideology that the Sagittarian moves in. The name dropper, the groupie, the esoteric initiate, politically in the know, ethnic glitterati.

Using people: using a sexual relationship, making a career out of basking in someone else’s limelight.

Sagittarius over-extends himself, therefore promises far more than he will deliver: materially, spiritually or emotionally – enthusiastic and out to impress and convince.

Mean a shrewd commercial nose behind a ‘front’ of nobility and a great heart.

Difficulty in adjusting to the limitations of reality. Lacking the maturity and discipline to finish what he starts. frightened of making any commitment to the material/tangible world, profligate and strutting; fails to allow people to love him for his own sake, rather than for the sake of his fantasies/ideologies.

THE SAGITTARIUS LOVER: Reluctant to commit. Restless and hungry for experience. Loves the new and exciting – this can be inhuman. Even if Sagittarius remains with one person, he/she dislikes being caged (psychologically or sexually). Needs to be able to soar off into philosophical speculation or imaginative fantasy, or to travel. It’s tragic to see an Archer bound and gagged by someone who won’t let him exercise his spirit. Needs to believe in something and needs to have goals, even if they aren’t realistic. He/she can’t bear anyone who belittles his dreams. Needs to be able to communicate. Needs belief in love, otherwise life wilts: perhaps almost never ultimately loses hope for the future: a believer in the value and vitality of life. He/she can be generous, but can’t give on demand – has to be spontaneous.  He’s a self-centered soul – can be insensitive (even if hopelessly in love). Sagittarius has a problem making the bridge from romantic fantasy to fleshly reality. Some Sagittarians despair of ever making a successful relationship, and so they roam through life leaving a trail of broken affairs behind them: unfinished business and unlived life. There’s often a frightened child behind this person: cynical or ideological, but afraid of being hurt or convinced of unlovability. Given a feeling he can be himself, Sagittarius gives freely, and no one is so entertaining or stimulating a partner, full of excitement and new possibilities. Sagittarius hates the person who reminds him he needs to grow up and be more responsible. A state of non-marriage superficially suits a Sagittarius, because he/she thinks he can exist as he wants to with the minimum of fuss. Likes ‘open relationship’. Will sometimes do anything rather than admit to responsibilities emotionally. Not a constant home-bound person. Sagittarians are not domestic and Sagittarian woman can be happy to dispense with partner and rear the child as a travelling companion, perhaps remaining a socialite or a careerist. Driven to pursue his/her romantic fantasies. Often has a wishful vision of love, full of fiery drama and perfection and even ‘spiritual union’. Could go in for the ‘pursuit of the eternal feminine’, or ‘the pursuit of the puer aeternus’. If a Sagittarian denies himself exploration in love when young, he will usually break out of his conventional bonds in middle age.

THE HEALER – There’s possibly a special link to healing with part of this Sun Sign. The constellation Ophiuchus overlaps Scorpio and Sagittarius in part, and this has occasionally, erroneously been identified as a 13th sign, but traditionally it was certainly associated with the healer Asclepius who learned the secrets of keeping death at bay after observing one serpent bringing another healing herbs. To prevent the entire human race from becoming immortal under Asclepius’ care, Zeus killed him with a bolt of lightning, but later relaented a bit and placed his image in the heavens to honor his healing works. Also the constellation Sagittarius, itself, has been believed to represent Chiron (the teacher of Asclepius), where the position of  Chiron in your natal chart represents a special fated wound you have to deal with, and in healing it, you become able to heal others.

Why am I here?

Why am I here?

Vedic Astrology provides so many invaluable messages for us.

 One of these valuable messages from a study of our Vedic natal chart, is that it provides an answer to the question of ‘incarnational destiny’, in other words: why am I here? 

Contact Michael for a combined western and Vedic astrology Birth Chart Reading to find out your incarnational destiny:

When I, personally, learned the message of my Vedic natal chart, my life fell into place. I received clear meaning. All the events and challenges and successes fell steadily into place and into perspective. It provided such a clear route map for living the rest of my life.

Just one example:

For example, if you have Ketu in the 4th House of Mother in the sign Libra,  and Rahu opposite it in the 10th House of career in the sign Aries, this gives a clear message about ‘why you are here’, your incarnational destiny’; your major Life Lesson.

Quite a lot of guidance is to be found in the Incarnational Destiny reading within my Natal Chart Interpretations, but put very briefly, in the case of this one example, the Life Message is as follows: 

With the Nodes of the Moon in the 4th House to 10th House axis, your mother will not value you, for you, mother ‘dissolves’. So what do you do? You will therefore be driven and obsessed to seek standing in the world, like career, in an effort to say ‘I have value’. But all this will be an illusion. It will amount to nothing. You won’t find real value that way. It is a message to find value in yourself.

With Nodes of the Moon in the Libra – Aries axis, this is a script about relationship. You will seek meaning in relationship. This will amount to futility and relationships will dissolve unless you also develop Aries qualities of self-assertion, and achieve balance of the two qualities.

A note on the astrology:

Vedic astrology, which is the astrology of ancient India, is a vast and powerful force today, with a huge message for the modern west. Vedic Astrology gives sure and accurate declaration. In Vedic Astrology, your incarnational destiny is understood partly from the position of the Nodes of the Moon in your natal chart: the house, sign and lunar sign (Nakshatra) they fall in, and any of your planets that the Nodes conjunct.

What are the Nodes of the Moon? The Nodes of the Moon are the intersection point in space of the apparent orbits around the Earth of the Sun and the Moon. They represent the eclipse points at the moment we were born.

Think about it! Eclipses were traditionally seen as demons because they are so powerful they can actually devour and obliterate the light of the Sun or the Moon. But because Vedic Astrology is tantric, all circumstances can potentially connect us to God, and to who we are in our essence.

In Vedic Astrology, the energies of the two Nodes are very different:

  • The position of Rahu, the North Node, in our Vedic Natal Chart tells us where we will put driven or obsessional energies often in an automatic ambitious and unthinking way in our life.


  • The position of Ketu, the South Node, in our Vedic natal chart tells us where things will dissolve in our life: but be warned: this dissolving is not gentle; it is more the energy of knives cutting away from us what we do not need in our lives.

The two experiences, when understood and healed, enable us to walk the correct path for our life and learn our major Life Lesson (often very challenging), and arise in life empowered and beautiful.

Your Sidereal Symbols : Draw on the most ancient star wisdom known

Your Sidereal Symbols : Draw on the most ancient star wisdom known

Great insight is to be gained about how a planet will manifest its energy in your life if you read the Sidereal Symbol for its degree in the Vedic zodiac.

Vision and insight can be huge in understanding our special qualities. These are magical, visionary metaphors. They pin-point our strengths and highlight what we have to be wary of or heal. This particular wisdom can be gathered from no other source.

Vedic Astrology was codified over three thousand years ago by the great Vedic Seers, but its wisdom has far deeper roots. These symbols draw on Babylonian Star Lore. This insight was modernised in the last century by Malik Jain.

Here is an example of how Sidereal Symbols work:

The Sidereal Symbol for the degree occupied by Venus in my Vedic natal chart

19 Leo 59    The Degree of Distinction.

SYMBOL :   A violin and bow lying on some   sheets of music.

Denotes one of strong character, resentful of outward restraint and impatient of any fetters. A bright and manifold intelligence, intuitive and imaginative mind. Favours and influential people will like and support the native, who will also enjoy the friendship and cooperation of the best minds. For quite a time his life may appear a complete failure and whose energies appear to be expended on what produces nothing, consequently there is no apparent result. But do not despair. He will have to start all over again. Unwavering steadfastness is the catchword here. Try and try again. Luck is likely to await the native far from home.

And here is the Sidereal Symbol for the degree occupied by the Sun in Maggie’s Vedic natal chart


SYMBOL :    A   lion   rising from   the   blood of a  wounded soldier.

Denotes one of powerful and active mind and unusual knowledge who knows the extent of his own force and ability, and knowing it he concentrates and suffers to give birth to an ideal of strength and nobleness combines—a strength and nobleness fitted to govern men and to demonstrate even the weak that the consecration of abilities is the key to individual greatness.

Book a natal chart interpretation with Michael to discover your Sidereal Symbols:

What’s in store tomorrow?

Why it’s a very good idea to read your Vedic Astrology Prediction.

Vedic Prediction is based on your Vedic Moon sign and it is far more deep and powerful than western sun-sign predictive astrology. If you want to log on to a good Vedic Moon Sign prediction free site, you will need to know which sign your Moon is in in Vedic Astrology. I am always pleased to let people know this if they ask me. Of course it is always far better still to get one of my Predictions for the year ahead which add in the effects of the other planets as well as the Moon! All Blessings and power, Michael

– Michael Conneely,
M.A. (Oxon), DSW (Leics), CQSW, PGCE,
Mob: 077 – 992 – 96821
Skype: michaelconneely

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