Bright possibilities emerge with the Sun in Sagittarius
The Sun shifts from deep-feeling Scorpio to farseeing Sagittarius on November 21, marking a turn away from the reflective side of emotions and toward a dynamic expression of our aspirations.
Scorpio is a glass-half-empty zodiac sign that tends to combine concerns from the past and pressures of the present to interpret life as a struggle. Sagittarius, on the other hand, is able to ignore yesterday — and in some cases even the present — to project hope forward to a more desirable future.
The likelihood for fulfillment grows
Transforming Scorpio-style fears into Sagittarian dreams doesn’t happen automatically, though. Even if the shifting cosmic tides start flowing in an optimistic direction, we’re as likely to get lost in them as we are to find the happiness that we seek. Yet when we do Scorpio’s work of diving into our desires, assessing our resources and establishing priorities, the likelihood of achieving fulfillment grows.
This is not a process of denying doubts and fears, but one of examining them, determining which, if any, are useful, and letting go of those that have outlived their usefulness. Eliminating these negatives seems like it should be easy, yet we often are so identified with our wounds that we resist releasing them and turning our lives in a new direction. So much of who we think we are is enmeshed in a sense of limits where even the most consciously desirable freedoms are often resisted.
Do your dreams have a chance of coming true?
Refusing to look forward and dive into the future is only one way we hold back the tides of change. Another way to ensure our lives stay the same is to invest in dreams that have little likelihood of turning into reality. The potential to get lost in clouds of illusion is common with the Sun in Sagittarius, especially this week, when it squares nebulous Neptune on Sunday. This is an indirect and usually unconscious way to undermine progress, because the reward for failing to advance is getting to stay where we are.
A secret to bringing Sagittarian visions down from the clouds is to use the concentrated powers of Scorpio. The focus and determination of the latter cuts through the promises of the former, tapping into the essence of our aspirations. Scorpio is not about what we like; it’s about what we absolutely need. When a dream goes from being a vague hope to a detailed picture of desire, it finds the soil in which it can take root. The obstacles that stand in the way of achieving our goals are broken down by the intense commitment and drive that’s at the heart of Scorpio.
Look back with courage and forward with faith
When we think about the future, we usually don’t want to look back. Yet when we use the model of the zodiac sign preceding the one that we’re in, we will often determine whether we advance, stay stuck or regress. The promises of Sagittarius grow from the depths of Scorpio, and it will draw sustenance from the hunger or struggle it represents.
This reminds us that there’s little value in drawing a line between positive and negative, as they are essential parts of one another. The alchemy of achievement is created when both the faith to look forward and the courage to look back are a stirred together in the pot of possibility.