The Sun In Sagittarius This Week Is About To Turn You Into A Light-Hearted Optimist

by Rosey Baker
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If you don't know much about the sign of Sagittarius, allow me to enlighten you. Characterized by their optimistic and outgoing "anything is possible" attitude, Sagittarius is a fire sign with a positive outlook that'll soon infect us all. When the shift occurs this week from the sun in Scorpio to the sun in Sagittarius, we'll all be affected. The sun in astrology represents personal goals, focus, and expression, and when it moves into a new sign every month, out lives take on the themes surrounding that sign. With the sun in Scorpio for the past month, the collective consciousness focused on personal revolutions, change, upheaval, and sexual transformation connected to deep wounds of the past.

Luckily, with the sun in Sagittarius, we all get to lighten up a little bit. The keywords to think about regarding Sagittarian themes are inspiration, truth, higher meaning, and expansion. These are the themes we can expect our lives to take on in the next month. I don't know about you, but that sounds a lot more uplifting than the painful (but necessary) drudging up of old wounds that we've had to focus on this month. Here are all the ways you can expect your mind and heart to expand (and pitfalls to look out for) with the sun in Sagittarius.

Itchy Feet

OK so this is not a prediction that we're all gonna get athlete's foot, so please put away the can of "Tough-Actin' Tinactin" and take a breath. This is more of a metaphor for how, when the sun moves into Sagittarius, we start to crave adventure, baby!

We want to know what love is! We want to feel the wind in our hair! We want to buy a f*cking hemp necklace from a dude who is also selling cocaine on the beach! Our inner traveler comes out when the sun is in the freedom-loving sign of Sagittarius, who sees going new places as the best way to keep your perspective on life fresh and constantly evolving.

Examining Our Beliefs

The sign of Sagittarius is associated with a search for the truth, a desire to get to the bottom of things, a desire to know what the overall objective truth is above all the subjective truths belonging to each individual. With the sun in this sign, we have a chance to really contemplate the differing beliefs of comparative cultures and the personal and spiritual values around us. You might find yourself watching more documentaries than usual, seeking out knowledge about things you don't know, and making an effort to expand your horizons not just physically, but philosophically.

Taking Risks

Sagittarius is symbolized by the archer, pointing directly at his target and letting loose his arrow. And more often than not, it seems they get a bullseye. This isn't because this sign is inherently more lucky than any other; it's that Sagittarius has an outlook that remains positive, and therefore luck seems to follow them. They feel a sense of limitlessness within them, and so when they want something, they just go for it. This month you might find yourself with a sense that whatever you want for yourself, you can have if you just go for it.

The only thing to look out for is the lack of boundaries you feel inside might lead to a lack of boundaries with others. Sagittarius is a sign that's known for being blunt, for saying the things at the wrong time, and for lacking empathy when they need it most. As long as you remember to maintain boundaries with others this month, you can enjoy the infinite possibilities you see without creating hurt feelings.