The Sun changes signs early Thanksgiving morning - entering Sagittarius at 4:01am EDT on Thursday November 22nd. Sagittarius is the perfect pairing with the Thanksgiving holiday as it is a jovial, upbeat and celebratory sign. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter - the giant benefic - which entered its home sign recently on November 8th. Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign and rules higher education, global travel, truth-seeking, philosophy, politics and religion. Sagittarius likes to contemplate the "why's" of life - yearning for knowledge and insight into the deep realities of the universe. Qualities of those with Sagittarius energy in their charts include: positive, optimistic, warm, honest, blunt, athletic, adventurous and insightful.
The Sun in Sagittarius will link up with Jupiter (forming a conjunction = when two planets are in the same sign at the same degree) on Sunday November 25th. This is like receiving an olive branch from the Universe. The Sun and Jupiter together signify expansion, abundance, fortune and favorable energy for manifestation. This conjunction happens only once a year. Mercury is currently in Sagittarius although it is retrograde and will slip back into Scorpio soon. Mercury rules the mind, communication, technology, information and short trips. With Mercury in Sagittarius we are prone to looking more at the big picture as opposed to the tiny details. Mercury retrograde can cause travel disruptions so you might leave yourself more time than usual if you're traveling for the Thanksgiving holiday. Mercury plays a roll in the upcoming Full Moon in Gemini - just one day later on November 23rd. Keep your eyes peeled for a blog post on the full moon tomorrow. Have a blessed and peaceful Thanksgiving!