Friday, September 5, 2014

Lore of the Sagittarius

At the heart of Sagittarian lore stands the centaur Chiron; the figure of philosopher and teacher within Greek mythology.  As a centaur, Chiron personifies the very soul of Sagittarius.  Here is a symbol of half man, half horse, portraying the conflict between the philosophical mind and the carnal instinct of human nature.  The glyph represents an arrow slung in a bow, aiming at the stars.  This symbol corresponds with the Sagittarian ideals of cosmic progress and abundance.  The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter.
Earthlore Sagittarius: San Marino Stamp

Sagittarians are positive people; they have a bright outlook on life, are enterprising, full of energy and vitality.  Versatile, adventurous and eager to expand their range beyond the comfortable and familiar.  They enjoy travel and exploring, and their minds are continually searching for new experiences.  They are ambitious, optimistic folk, and nothing seems to get them down.  They are idealists, and this seems to keep them going even when life disappointments crop up and smash their plans.  "To keep on, keepin' on" is a Sagittarian way of life.  They have a tendency to get over zealous when they are interested in something.  They are believers, and what they believe in, they are willing to fight for.  They are paradoxically loyal and independent at the same time, natively adept at balancing both traits.

You see, I want a lot.            
Perhaps I want everything:                              
the darkness that comes from every infinite fall         
and the shivering blaze of every step up.         
So many live on and want nothing ...    
You have not grown old, and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out its own secret.

From: A Book for the Hours of Prayer  by Rainer Maria Rilke, born December 4, 1875
( Translation by Robert Bly )

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