Sagittarius Season: An Astrological Guide for Everyone

Raise the stakes! No-limits Sagittarius season begins November 22, as the Sun graces this visionary and optimistic sign until December 21. Explore new areas and expand your knowledge base—all while keeping a wide-open mind.

Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological sign, no matter what your Sun sign horoscope may be. Here is everything you need to know about Sagittarius season.

When is Sagittarius season?

Sagittarius season begins November 22 and ends December 21 in 2022. It arrives right after Scorpio season and before Capricorn season. Sagittarius season includes Thanksgiving in the U.S. The start and end date of Sagittarius season can vary by a day each year.

Have you been flying under the radar during Scorpio season? Come out, log in, wherever you are! The spirit of adventure may overtake you in a big way during Sagittarius season—and what a refreshing change of pace. After a month of obsessively focused Scorpio energy, you can adjust your viewfinder to the broadminded, wide-angle lens that Sagittarius is famous for. 

Were you born on the cusp of Sagittarius? If you know your birth time, you can solve the mystery of your Sun sign for once and for all by doing a free birth chart here!

Sagittarius is a fire sign and a mutable sign

Sagittarius is the third of the zodiac’s three fire signs, along with Aries and Leo. When you need a burst of sexy, creative mojo, tapping into these zodiac sign energies can help you take a leap—and ultimately attract a powerful audience to enjoy whatever you serve up.

Sagittarius is also part of the “mutable” quality (or triplicity), which includes Gemini, Virgo and Pisces. These signs end every season—and have learned the hard lessons taught by spring, summer, fall and winter. Mutable signs are the adapters of the zodiac, a little bit older and wiser.

Jupiter is Sagittarius’s ruling planet

Jupiter is the ruler of worldly Sagittarius. In yang Sagittarius, Jupiter expresses its worldly curiosity as the traveler, seeker and cultural ambassador. Jupiter’s placement can push us to explore new corners of the world and connect to people of diverse backgrounds.

Sagittarius characteristics

The essence of Sagittarius energy is honest, fair-minded, inspiring, optimistic, enthusiastic, encouraging, and dedicated. Negative expressions of Sagittarius energy can be argumentative, reckless, flaky, preachy, and tactless.

What’s most brilliant about Sagittarius is its indefatigable thirst for adventure. With this optimistic sign at the helm, every moment of life can feel like pure magic!

What does it mean when it’s Sagittarius season?

While the Sun tours Sagittarius for four weeks each year, we say it’s “Sagittarius season.” Is there unity in your community? With el Sol beaming into this horizon-broadening zodiac sign for a month, it’s time to celebrate the differences that make us all dynamic.

“Anywhere but home””always seems like the ideal destination for Sagittarius season, including travel in the metaphoric sense. There’s always more to learn about cultural sensitivity, for example. Check out books, virtual lectures and inter-office training programs to expand your perspective. Since Sagittarius rules education, what could you learn before the year is through? (Or enroll in now to get your new year off to a powerful start?)

Find new ways to flex your entrepreneurial muscles, whether you’re organizing a mastermind group or hosting a holiday pop-up sale. This sporty solar cycle could get you bundled up and onto the slopes—or onto your yoga mat to warm your body from the inside out. The spirit of transparency is in the air, so if you need to have an honest chat with someone before the holidays kick in, hash it out now.

Sagittarius season and love

Convinced that you have a type? Guess again. The next four weeks could dispel any such myths as the Sun spreads its wings in broad-minded Sagittarius. You may fall head over babouches for someone’s adorable accent or their refreshingly different perspective on life.

Unearthing common ground will be equally enchanting. And if surface appearances tell a different tale, your love story could provide inspiration for other couples who believe in free-dating. And that’s exactly the point. Rather than judging a book by its cover, delve into everyone’s story with the spirit of discovery.

Do this even if you’re half of an “old marrieds” pair. Human beings are dynamic creatures, after all. You may think you know your S.O. inside and out…until you approach them with what the Buddhists call “beginner’s mind.” Converse with limitless curiosity, as if you were meeting for the first time. You might just fall in love all over again—or get so damn real that you establish a whole new level of intimate communication.

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What will Sagittarius season 2022 bring?

Here are 7 ways you can tap into the spirit of Sagittarius season to channel the Archers fiery courage

1. Unleash your optimism

As the star sign of the courageous Archer, high-minded Sagittarius represents endless possibilities. Studies have showed that positive thinking enhances well-being and leads to a richer, more fulfilling life. After the intense, tunnel-vision of Scorpio season, philosophical Sagittarius pulls you back so you can view the big picture. Step into other people’s hiking boots and check out the whole deciduous forest—not just that small grove of maples.

True, positive thinking alone can’t erase the struggles. But a mindset shift can fill the glass beyond its half-empty state. It was Sagittarius Dale Carnegie, born November 24, 1888, who penned, the world’s first truly influential self-help book, How to Win Friends and Influence People.

A word of warning: This does not mean painting a shiny coat of B.S. over reality. As multihyphenate Sagittarius Janelle Monae waxed, “I spend a lot of time in the future. But to help the future, sometimes you got to go back to the past, and sometimes you got to stay in the present.”

2. Take a calculated risk during Sagittarius season

High-rolling Sagittarius is the zodiac’s gambler. During this four-week cycle, tossing the dice on opportunity can yield breakthrough results. If you feel the need to shake up the status quote, set up a safety net.

Check out multiple options prior to casting your final vote. Seek expert advice and play out worst-case scenarios: What could you stand to lose—and what would leave you out in the cold? Even if you’re taking a huge chance, you don’t have to place all your chips on the table. Calculated risks can move the needle without requiring blind optimism. So don’t just fall in love with people’s potential or pour your life savings into an investment that “intuitively feels” like it could be the next jackpot. While this solar cycle can make us all a little luckier than usual. Handle the due diligence and know what you’re getting yourself into…before you leap.

3. Employ humor as your superpower

Wisecracking Sagittarius is the master of the mic drop, finding the divine comedy in life. During this solar season, humor is a sharp tool for dealing with circumstances that feel too overwhelming to comprehend. Take a cue from Sagittarius comedian Margaret Cho, whose mother inspired hours of stand-up material that was both hilarious and heartwarming.

Laughter may very well be the best medicine for physical reasons too. Among its benefits? The release of nitric oxide, which reduces blood pressure, and endorphins which strengthen the immune system. We’ll take an infusion of that, thanks! Witty Sagittarius Mark Twain put it best, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”

4. Sharpen your media literacy

Build your platform and unleash your truth! This media-savvy fire sign can help you spread a crucial message. Many famous authors and lyricists were born while the Sun was in Sagittarius, including Jane Austen, C.S. Lewis, Jay Z and Mos Def. It’s a busy time of year, but that doesn’t have to derail your dreams of becoming the next publishing mogul. Think like a journalist. Every walk you take around your neighborhood could be a story lead or report waiting to unfold. Those mind-blowing conversations you have with your best friend could inspire others to think outside the box if you record the dialogue as a split-screen Instagram Live.  

Even if you’re more of a consumer than a maker, you can sharpen your media literacy. We can’t stem the tide of information in the digital age, but we can learn to read and digest it critically. The power of the pen (and pixel) goes both ways. Remember to post and consume mindfully. Don’t believe the hype! Check the “facts” against credible research from multiple sources. And even then, remember that every story also has the writer’s spin on it. Take it all in, then form your own opinions.

5. Embrace inclusion and equity

We live in a diverse world, and astrological ambassador Sagittarius is here to stretch us beyond familiar terrain. Fortunately, a passport is not required to broaden your horizons. Just focus on your mindset. In recent years, organizations and individuals have come to understand that promoting diversity does little to effect change. In order to move beyond mere optics, embracing inclusion and equity is a must. This article from General Assembly does a great job of defining these terms:

Inclusion “is about folks with different identities feeling and/or being valued, leveraged, and welcomed within a given setting.” Or as one facilitator interviewed put it, “Diversity is being asked to the party. Inclusion is being asked to dance.”

Equity, on the other hand, “is an approach that ensures everyone access to the same opportunities. It recognizes that advantages and barriers exist, and that, as a result, we all don’t start from the same place. Equity is a process that begins by acknowledging that unequal starting place and makes a commitment to correct and address the imbalance.”

Sagittarius season is the perfect time for people to open minds and hearts. For some of us, that looks like taking a difficult personal inventory. For others, it’s directing privileged friends toward these resources so as not to have to educate them on their own unconscious biases.

6. Expand your repertoire during Sagittarius season

Whatever your upbringing, this is a time to wander beyond the familiar. Read novels by authors who hail from varied cultural backgrounds. Explore world music, like Quechua rap, which has given voice to young Peruvian activists. Watch independent films or series with lead characters who don’t usually make it to the Hollywood mainstream, like Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You and Ryan O’Connell’s Special. 

But before you start piling on fashions from around the world or starting an international food blog, educate yourself on the difference between cultural appreciation and cultural appropriation. That way, your homage will hit the mark instead of offending the very people you wish to applaud.

7. Teach, don’t preach!

This is a time for speaking your truth, even if it isn’t the popular opinion in the room. We all wish the holidays could bring some peace at last. Warning: Sagittarius season can make you preachy, but under the influence of this impulsive, impatient fire sign, you may fail to back up those zealous words with action. Have you been shouting in the metaphoric bullhorn? Step down from the fiery soapbox and walk your talk. 

Have you mastered a skill? Maybe it’s time to turn it into a bona fide workshop to pass on your knowledge—and hey, even leave a legacy. Or better yet, how about leading a virtual retreat? It won’t be same as escaping to a beachside enclave, but with a little creativity, you can still transport your students in the metaphoric sense. 

Tip: You could declare some spaces (like the Thanksgiving table) a politics-free zone. But the personal is political, so come prepared to listen and discuss. During Sagittarius season, there’s a chance to create dialogue and step into other people’s shoes. Unity might just be possible after all.

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