Sagittarius is the 9th zodiac sign and the last fire element sign falling between Nov 22-Dec 21. The Sagittarius is symbolized by the Archer-Centaur, half man, half horse with a bow and arrow. This 2 part symbol in my perspective represents human in the driver’s seat with the stamina of a horse to successfully perform his/her ideas and plans. The bow and arrow represents whether the Sagittarian has good aim or not. With focus being not a very strong trait for a Sagittarius, aim could be an issue.
This freedom seeker and fire mutable sign, is ruled by Jupiter, a planet that represents the higher mind, expansiveness, generosity, wisdom, justice, and vision. Jupiter is also known to be the planet of luck and joy. Sagittarians adapt to situations around them quite well. They are masters at turning negative situations into positive with their wisdom and optimistic insight. I know a few Sagittarians, all of which whom possess a spiritual, open mindedness that I enjoy. I dubbed them my personal philosophers who, at times, provide sound advice but also can get on their proverbial soap box and begin to preach.
Social Sagittarians always notice the best in people. They make great teachers, and counselors. Naturally happy go lucky, fair-minded, and curious, a Sagittarian’s life is a journey; always traveling, exploring, and meeting new people to share stories and ideas with. The other side of the Sag is that they can be restless, hot headed, tactless, and critical. Sagittarians are not hugely romantic as some other zodiacs. In fact, they are somewhat relationship phobic, but the Sag does enjoy the thrill of the chase with a stimulating and energizing mate. Trust and truth are attributes a Sag embodies and looks for in others. As a friend, when things get tough, you can count on them day or night to cheer you up with their hopefulness, funny stories and genuine spirit.
Many astrology Aromatherapists associate the Sagittarian with Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana) essential oil. Sweet Marjoram’s aromatic personality brings about a peaceful warmth, solace and comfort which is very much like the soul of a Sag. I mention aromatic “personality” because every essential oil has its own personality, like people. This essential oil’s scent saturates us in a calming confidence that is sincere yet direct while keeping nervous tension and anger at bay. Origanum marjorana essential oil and this zodiac are both often linked with the Third Eye chakra of vision, wisdom, spirituality and intuition.
Sweet Marjoram essential oil is also known for its topical analgesic properties, helpful for the physically active Sagittarius who may complain about their muscle strains and sprains. A quick massage blend for the Sagittarian’s muscle relief is Marjoram, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary and Lavender; just three drops of each in a half ounce of unscented massage oil may help ease the discomfort. In the bedroom, Marjoram makes a wonderful oil to diffuse to assist those who have trouble sleeping. Sweet Marjoram in perfumery is a middle note with a medium odor intensity with a camphoraceous , woody and warm aroma. The essential oil is steam distilled from the dried leaves and flower tops of the perennial herb. Some books classify Sweet Marjoram as contraindicated during pregnancy so it is best to avoid if pregnant.
The citrus essential oil of Bergamot (Citrus aurantium bergamia) brings laughter to the sometimes hot headed Sagittarian, while emphasizing the Sagittarians drive and strength. Energetically, Bergamot stimulates Qi (chi), getting it flow. Bergamot’s personality is fresh, young, considerate and caring. This citrus aroma has the reputation for calming frazzled nerves while returning with good cheer, confidence and balance to any soul. In aromatherapy, Bergamot is often used with depression, anxiety and irritability because of its gentle, supporting yet uplifting quality. This supportive citrus scent may emotionally open the heart to receive and accept love which might have been blocked off. Bergamot is found to be phototoxic on the skin, meaning it can cause hyper-pigmentation, so it is best to avoid sun exposure after using topically. Diffuse essential oils of Bergamot, Lemon and Neroli for a happy atmosphere when things are stressful.
Since Sagittarians are spiritual and in their own right, philosophers, Spikenard (Nardostachys jatamansi) is a good choice for them. Although Spikenard has a pungent, musky, heavy aroma, its depth is truly warm and profound. Inhale this divine aroma and experience Spikenard’s ability to bring on inner balance of emotional, spiritual and physical energies. Similar to its calming herb cousin Valerian, Spikenard is also acknowledged for its peaceful, grounding and harmonizing ways. The aroma is heavy, sweet and woody encouraging forgiveness and easing fearfulness. The oil comes from steam distilling dried crushed roots and rhizomes of the plant. Many may not know that Spikenard during ancient times was quiet expensive and was considered precious and mystical. Spikenard is also mentioned in the Bible several times.
So you see the use of these oils is nothing new nor is it a fad. Natural essential oils from plants and herbs have been around and used for thousands of years long before synthetics came along.
Fun Fact: Mark Twain was a Sagittarius.
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Cris Avery Cole, Aromatherapist and Certified Psychic & Medium
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