Sagittarians are hopeful. They are naturally optimistic and are willing to invest hope in possibilities. They see the glass as half-full rather than half-empty. Sometimes a Sagittarian will even point out that the glass is always entirely full, regardless of how much water is in it, because if it were truly empty, it would contain a vacuum and collapse in on itself.
Sagittarians expect good things to happen, but they are not attached. This is because Jupiter’s children understand that opportunities come and go and they instinctively trust that today’s opportunity will be replaced by a fresh one—or two—tomorrow. They are used to a constant flow of possibilities, like a siphon of goodness. This lack of attachment is the heart of Jupiter’s gift, and it is the thing that makes the siphon go. Everyone knows desperation is unattractive, and that grasping, miserly behavior does not inspire generosity in others.
Sagittarians look for the deeper meaning behind things. They are constantly on the hunt for the principles behind the ways things work in the world. They feel that once these principles are grasped and lived by, that their life will flow. Sagittarians can find the design of life in a number of ways: religious experience, exploration of philosophy, higher education, personal growth, or by throwing themselves into a variety of cultures in order to apprehend what is human behind the differences.
Sagittarians assume that the intentions of others are good. In part they assume this because their own intentions are good and they project this intention onto others. This can sometimes get them into trouble and lead to being taken advantage of, but a happy-go-lucky, trusting Jupiter person will slide out of trouble as fast as they got in because they are non-confrontational. Instead of meeting aggression with more aggression, they tend to evade and lighten up any potentially dangerous situation with humor and can win enemies over with a well-timed and well-aimed joke.
With all the luck and abundance that surrounds Sagittarius, you’d think all Sagittarians would be wealthy, wouldn’t you? But not necessarily. Sags (pronounce that “Sadges”) are not so much wealthy in money as they are wealthy in monetary flow. This is because Jupiter’s people tend to have such faith that they can create what they need when they need it, that for them, money and goods are “easy come, easy go.” Many Sags would rather live on the financial edge than carry dead weight (money that’s not in motion). They are spenders, not savers (this drives the Taureans and Cancers of the world crazy). Some Sags experience themselves not as a receptacle for things and money, but as a space through which things and money tend to move, a living stream of resources. They have gotten what they needed when they needed it so often that they have become unattached to having things around when they are not needed. A Sag will give you their last dime today because they know someone else will offer them one tomorrow. And they don’t just believe it—they know it.
So how can you be a lucky Sagittarian? There’s a simple feedback loop that Jupiter people participate in: be generous in giving, be appreciative in receiving. You can jump into that loop anywhere and start the process going.
Have trouble asking others for help? Decide it’s ok to make yourself vulnerable and ask—despite the discomfort.
Feeling too poor to give? Find something you are rich in (time, friends, information, attention, praise, wisdom, books, social contacts) and give that. You are starting the siphon.
Can’t imagine good things coming your way? Decide to hope, to take the risk of believing that what you want is possible and watch resources pop up right in front of you.
Sagittarius is sounding pretty good, isn’t it? But every sign has a shadow side and in my next blogpost, I’ll list a few things every Sag should look out for.
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