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Sagittarius/Sagittarius Rising* (Nov 22-Dec 19): From our perch on Earth, the center of the Milky Way lies in the last degrees of your sign. So, your eyes point towards the divine and heavenly, as your feet want to stay on the ground. The famous centaur, Chiron, gallops in as your mythological protector. Half-human, half-horse, who later died and received his place in the heavens in your constellation. He chose to die so Prometheus could return to serve humanity. These are key element to the time of year where light is lessening to the winter solstice. These long nights make storytelling so much fun. Our collective humanity holds ginormous sway through your spirit. Heal those early childhood wounds that make you wary of exceptional spiritual flight. Break your shackle to dogma of any kind. Be intolerant of intolerance in any form. Fight and symbolize a struggle for simple and natural truths.
Capricorn/Capricorn Rising* (Dec 21-Jan 19): Each season's start symbolizes a different area of our development. Yours may be the most significant. The Christians attached one of their major holidays (Christmas) to the return of the light (winter solstice). The journey of individual consciousness has just had the point of greatest contact with universal consciousness. Hopefully, collective wisdom has been assimilated and it takes the form of a transformed being, our higher self. The self becomes the Self. Many gods who represent the higher self (Christ included) celebrate their birthdays at this time. Not to make you paranoid, but someone usually watching you. It is your Self. This Self witnesses your actions, thoughts and feelings. Sometimes, I call this Self, your soul, your personal history keeper. You are going to have some challenges to your petty, small self until the end of the summer. As a good book says, "a mild answer turns away rage."
Aquarius/Aquarius Rising*(Jan 20-Feb 19): The Egyptians studied the nighttime rising of signs. So in the time of Leo, Aquarius rises at sunset. The Nile flooded during July/August, at the full Moon in Aquarius (8/13 @ 159p for 2011). This flooding was associated with Osiris fertilizing Isis, the Earth. One of the holiest shrines venerated as the symbolic start of the Nile is the Temple of Elephantine. Osiris' myth includes dismemberment and resurrection. A sacred relic of his lower leg is kept at this temple. Hapi, the god of the Nile, is depicted in a bas-relief pouring two vases filled with the waters of life nearby. The lower leg is one of your associated body parts (each sign has several). And you are the water bearer disseminating your wisdom for our thirsting populace. Already blunt with very little mental filter and respect for social conventions, you have found since March 11 (Uranus went into oh, so direct Aries), you are even more 'out there' in speech and thought. No worries, you may lose a couple of friends, siblings or good mates for a moment. Keep premeditation of what you could say to a minimum. We are more likely to forgive your verbally flooding ways when they are spontaneous and helpful, not calculated and heartless. Pour your emotional observations judiciously, Hapi.