Moon In Sagittarius ~ Jupiter Influence

The glyph for Sag is the arrow — the arrow traveling as fast as the speed of light out into the cosmos — exuberance. The arrow asks, “What is my place in this cosmos? Where am I going?” These are Saggitarian questions. The gypsy, the student, and the philosopher are three destinies of Sagittarius. With all three, the mind projects itself outward toward a new horizon [see image above] in order to realize the ultimate meaning of life and find one’s place in the cosmos. Sag sees no clear ending, only the endless process. The search for meaning associated with Sag. energy has to do with expanding the mind and searching for truth–the vision quest.

This kind of travel is associated with Sag, thus the connection to “travel” which connects to the mundane astrologer’s interpretation. Education, travel and expansion of awareness–being open to “foreign” ways of thinking. The Sag energy is also very fond of freedom. Without freedom, how can there be the pursuit of these goals?

Sagittarius searches for the personal god and faith in one’s own ideals. Sag searches for his own god no matter what pressures are brought to bear by consensus society. Sag asks us to determine our own belief and establish our own faith based on our own ideals.

Its no surprise then that Sag is often associated with intuition and the right brain activities of consciousness. Forget what everyone else in society tells you… what do YOU believe? Search for you own personal meaning! That’s what Sag energy encourages.

The mood of the day will be expansive — after all, Jupiter (the big planet!) rules Sagittarius. Today, as I write this, it’s Easter Sunday, the christian holiday.

The emotional weather for this Sunday afternoon as well as tomorrow and Tuesday will likely be upbeat, optimistic, and lively and expansive thinking will very likely be prominent. Putting christian rituals aside, it’s generally a time wherein searching for answers to the big questions of life would be natural. Outspoken-ness can be evident today too… Sag energy sometimes speaks without forethought.

Jupiter is big and likes lots of excess so when the Moon is in Sag, over-indulgence in almost any area can also be evident.

How attached are you to your beliefs? There may be a challenge in this area and arrogance and self-righteousness from those who are extremely attached to their version of truth–or the version that was handed to them by religious authorities. Think: bible thumpers.

When the Moon is in Sagittarius it can be a good time to ask your soul, the angels and higher guiding light forces to help you to release addictions to the need to be right and any other excessive-type behavior. Ask for help to be opened up to wider views and perspectives–growth oriented influences and advanced ideas. Affirm that your mind and your spirit are continuing to open and unfold as you release your need to be right. There’s that song that comes to my thinking here. Part of the lyrics are “…expand your mind”. Probably a song from the 60’s. Anyway…

I’d like to think that the real expansion we are seeking is spiritual versus dogmatic and religious. This is the territory of Jupiter and Sagittarius.

A visual is to imagine your body like a sponge taking on more and more white light until you are glowing and radiant — light has no religion, no dogma. To make the most of Sagittarius energy, fill your body and brain with light and imagine a many-pedaled lotus flower opening up at the center of your forehead. Realize there are many paths to the Divine while you think of something you are doing on a small scale now that you’d like to expand in a big way. Send an inexhaustible stream of light to that idea bubble and watch it grow and grow, knowing that the growth of your mind and spirit is ever unfolding.

The Moon moves into Capricorn Wednesday 4-15-09 and by then we will have covered the entire zodiac. I started a month ago with the ever-changing Moon as it moved through every sign of the zodiac for a 30 day period. This was the 2nd time I went through the Moon signs on this blog. Maybe next I will work through the houses one by one.

Wishing you a mind expanding day!


The astrology posts found here on the Moon’s transit through the zodiac are general, covering the basic archetype of the Moon’s sign. Aspects to the Moon are, for the most part, being intentionally omitted for simplicity purposes. Aspects to the Moon will trigger each person’s life differently based upon the Soul’s overall natal karmic dynamic and evolutionary intent and the current location of all planets involved. Distinctions and variations are determined by one’s individual birth chart.