The Sun enters the sign of Sagittarius on November 22nd at 8:01 a.m., Mountain Time. Sag is a fire sign and is the only sign of the Zodiac that uses a nickname. It’s not surprising, since big ole Jupiter is the planet associated with Sagittarius. Both Jupiter and Sag like to laugh, travel and have a good time. This sign needs to laugh daily and often. It is the sign of the stand-up comedian. The restlessness always present in a Sag makes it the best traveler of them all. They mostly travel for fun and not for business.
Even though there are no eclipses or inner retrogrades, this is an interesting month astrologically. One reason is that Jupiter and Venus are traveling together and are both in Sagittarius until the both move into Capricorn. Those planets are called the Great Benefics or the beneficial planets and bring joy or good luck when they are together. What a perfect time for the joyful planets to be hanging out with each other. This is the holiday season and those planets will help everyone celebrate in grand style.
Since Jupiter is a slow planet, his orbit is 12 years. Jupiter enters Capricorn on December 3rd. This event is so important that I am writing an entire article on Jupiter’s transit through Capricorn for this newsletter. Jupiter will join the party of planets that is already in Capricorn, to make an even bigger and much stronger presence. More on that in the Jupiter article.
Even though the Sun is in Sagittarius, the Capricorn grouping is dominating the sky now. Sagittarius can be silly and very fun, but Capricorn has a much more serious and focused personality than playful Sag. So, don’t feel bad if you are more thoughtful and quiet this holiday season. Capricorn will do that.
Regarding the visible planets, we can see Jupiter, Saturn and Venus in the evening sky. We have a special treat towards the end of November because Jupiter and Venus are close together and both are visible. Go out right after sunset starting around November 20th and you can see the brilliant planets Venus and Jupiter right next to each other. You will also notice that the Sun is catching up to both Jupiter and Saturn. They are in the western sky now just above the western horizon. Next month they will both be lost to the glow of the Sun.
Mars is the only planets visible in the predawn sky now.
I’ll see you all in Capricorn.