TAROTSCOPES | DECEMBER 3 - 9
XVII THE STAR
As Sagittarius season continues to sing loud and proud until we serve it some attention, Mercury and Venus have sunk back into Scorpio’s sultry sea. This week we’re sent more than a little from the ocean of the water signs, which asks us to do a lot more feeling than acting. Because Jupiter in his home sign is ruling all the players, we might be inclined to be a little more “go-with-the-flow” as the Sun in Sag approaches slightly strained squares to Mars and Neptune in Pisces.
While Sagittarius isn’t the most sensitive of signs, Mercury’s double trine to the North Node of Fate in Cancer (retrograde the first time, direct the second) has everyone putting effort into care and consideration. Translation: this week looks like it should be hard, but if we’re really tuned in it’ll be extra easy to harness hopefulness and hit cruise control on the high road.
Sagittarius has a tendency to overdo it. To up the ante when it’s winning - and when it’s not. To jump overboard, especially when the waves are wild. To say yes to it all because every adventure is worth the work of seeing what happens. But even Sagittarius, with its seemingly infinite source of spirit can get a little caught up in trying to dance at every wedding; ending up late, giftless, a hot mess of trying to muster an impossible standard of stamina.
The solar teaching of Sagittarius energy in the northern hemisphere is about seeking ways to stretch our limbs even when the light is limited. Is a celebration of all we’ve sown and the anticipation of threads to be knit. Is prone to fly from emotional depth for the sake of truths that permeate deeper purpose. Is committed to the quest, the best and the optimism that makes everything better.
With such an emphasis on Jupiter in Sagittarius this week, we might be willing to jump further and longer than we’re used to when cultivating joy. The Star reminds us of the power that dreams design for us. It is the light that appears just when the tunnel gets darkest. It is the faith that breeds breath to transport us from one moment to the next. It is the call to keep going that nudges us to stay right where we are.
While the Star holds hope in high regard, it also requires our rest. Demands our patience. Affirms slow movements in safe circles. Encourages us to expand our pause like a Sagittarian stretching a hamstring that needs to heal. Asks us to learn to say “no”, “not right now”, “maybe”, and “wait” so we can begin to fathom where our yes is fit. As we wade into the watery, emotional breadth of this week, we might allow ourselves a bit of escapism. We might permit wasted time so we can perceive its preciousness. We might sink into the space The Star sets up for us and attempt to spread it.
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