Sagittarius season is a mutable time of the year where the season is on the edge of change. Sagittarius season runs from roughly November 21 to December 21. We are in the void between the darkest time of the year and the return of the sun king at the winter solstice. It is usually the busiest time of the year for retail and families as they rush to get everything done before Christmas. Sagittarius can be the most stressful month of the year, where we can all feel rather burnt out by the end of it.
Sagittarius as a sign is often misunderstood, sandwiched between mysterious Scorpio and Saturn ruled Capricorn. Both are pretty serious zodiac signs. Sagittarius is supposed to be jovial, and it coincides with the Christmas party season.
Sagittarius & Saturnalia
But when you look at the three decans that run along this time, you can see they have a very intense side to them. Sagittarius is a bittersweet time of the year where we contemplate the meaning of life. We ask the bigger questions and look at our problems from an eagle-eye view rather than zooming in or nitpicking.
The Roman festival of Saturnalia starts on December 17 and continues up until around the time the Sun enters Capricorn. It was a time when the tables were turned. The master became the slave, and the slave took on the role of master. Saturnalia had a carnival atmosphere where social norms were overturned. Gambling was permitted. (A very Sagittarian pastime.) “The Neoplatonist philosopher Porphyry interpreted the freedom associated with Saturnalia as symbolizing the “freeing of souls into immortality”. ~ Wiki
Because Saturnalia was so close to the Christmas celebrations, medieval Christians also were prone to cause a Saturnian ruckus. The Jupiterian pursuits of overeating, gambling and drunkenness were typical over this period. In medieval France and Switzerland, a boy would become a bishop for the day; his orders would again become pretty rowdy and unrestrained.
In some places, clergy were ordered to wear masks and women’s clothing, for example! Other Saturnalia/Christmas crossover include the lighting of advent candles where are a remnant of lighting torches. One thing to remember about Saturn is that he is not always so severe and malefic. The Romans saw Saturn as an agricultural deity, much like Ceres. So Saturn also embodies wealth and prosperity.
So the best use of this darkest, contemplative time would be to connect with spirit. Unfortunately, the excuse to party can get in the way of valuable reflection and inner work. However, if you are usually a hermit, it might be a good idea to socialize during Sagittarius season and vice versa if you are a party animal. Saturnalia is all about reversals, after all.
How Sagittarius Season Affects Each Zodiac Sign
One size does not fit all, and Sagittarius season will be better for some signs than others. Check out my “How DOES astrology work?” post to explain why this is. We all have our different ‘Achieve, Receive and Recycle’ periods, so some of the signs will have more going on than others in certain months.
Aries In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season is in your 9th house from November 21. You have a chance to redeem and resurrect yourself. Officially this is recharge season, but the Sun in another fire sign helps you recover in a jiffy. You can even prematurely launch yourself at the end of Sagittarius season. That way, you get a head start in front of the competition when you get to super ambitious Capricorn season, which begins on December 21. So you end the year as you started, in tip-top form.
Taurus In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season is receiving time again. The archer in the 8th house is obsessed with spirituality and higher education. These are the areas where you should get some payback. Maybe you inherit a library of occult books or attract the right psychotherapist into your life.
Gemini In Sagittarius Season
If you have been kind on your gut during Scorpio season you won’t waste time on the toilet in Sagittarius season! From December 21, it’s peak achieving time for your love life. Committed relationships are afoot. Physical contortions often come with a new love affair. You’ll want to be in tip-top form.
Cancer In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season in your 6th house is a more proactive recharging time. After the indulgences of the 5th house season, you might want to go on a detox. Sagittarius will help you find the right herbs and alternative medicine. ( The Ophiuchus medicine man overlaps this part of the zodiac.)
Leo In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius Season falls in your hilarious 5th house of jokes. From November 21, you can enjoy the Christmas season by indulging the kids and acting like a big kid yourself. You are allowed to overdo it during this time as Sagittarius is the inflatable sign.
Virgo In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season kicks butt in your 4th house of home. The Archer says, “build a sacred space in your spare room” You are in an achieve period after all. This home cathedral is purely for you to retreat to when you get burnt out. You don’t often treat yourself. But if I say it will make you more productive in the long term, then will you do it?
Libra In Sagittarius Season
Your Sagittarius season recharge time is in the 3rd house. So it is best spent researching and getting spiritual in the ancient house of the goddess. From November 21, connect with your local nature sprites and nymphs. Go hug some healing trees.
Scorpio In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season is reap-the-cash time with the Sun in your 2nd house. From November 21, wait patiently, and it will come. But you might find it hard to switch gears and wind down the pace. You don’t need to be pushing so hard now, so chill, for god’s sake! It’s also the season of goodwill to all men.
Sagittarius In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season is your most optimistic and lucky period of the year. The Sun is working its Achieve magic in your 1st house from November 21. You are at your peak and can push forward with your dreams with confidence.
Capricorn In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season is your super rest time from November 21. Make sure you take the time to recharge before your hectic Capricorn birthday season. Sun in your 12th house taps you into the mystical, with Sagittarius being a spiritual sign also. Watch out for that errant kundalini surge. This is also the house of self-undoing. The forbidden fruit looks rather tempting right now. Find a way to recharge without plugging into the nearest available person of the night…
Aquarius In Sagittarius Season
Sagittarius season is one you love because you jive with that hot, gregarious energy in your 11th house of friends. You shine with social networking at this time and receive lots of praise from your peers and people that matter. You might get entirely burnt out with all the Christmas festivities, however.
Pisces In Sagittarius Season
Libra season was ‘Receive’ time for you, but also the 8th house of the gloomy. HoweverSagittarius season is all out entrepreneur mode for Pisces, with the Sun blazing through your career-focused 10th house. Get ready to receive promotions and a status boost. This month is the 2nd most successful of the year. The Sagittarian vibe makes you pushier and more fiery than usual. A fish in boiling water if you like! Fire and water are an odd mix, but they can be very creative. So you will achieve a lot artistically at this time.