Sagittarius is the Traveler, the Truth Seeker, the Scholar-Lecturer, the Philosopher-Prophet, and the Professor of High Adventure. Possessed by the energy of a wild horse, prone to taking off on wild escapades, and always looking towards new frontiers, Sagittarius is the sign most likely to go on long distance trips. Sometimes these trips will be geographical in nature but other times they will be across religious, spiritual, or moral philosophies. Oftentimes they will be across both.
When Sagittarius takes its desire to seek the truth to extremes it goes from being the Philosopher to being the Fanatic, from being the Professor of High Adventure to the Purveyor of Religious Warfare.
The film Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country, released (born) December 6th, 1991 is a Sagittarius Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) The film hits all the major Sagittarian themes: long distance travel, involvement with foreigners, and broad based issues of morality. In particular the film touches on the examination of *belief systems*, including those taken to the point of fanaticism. In The Undiscovered Country, the belief system to be examined is Captain Kirk’s fanatical, almost religious like, belief that the Klingons are subhuman savages, a belief born from the fact his son was murdered by them.
Sagittarius is traditionally symbolized as an Centaur-Archer firing a flaming arrow at a far-off target. Astrologer Austin Coppock tells us this is the sign of “Doom’s Super Soldier” who will stop at nothing once possessed by the spirit of a crusade. (Source) In this next clip Admiral Chang – the film’s fanatical doom super soldier from abroad – quotes Shakespeare as he fires off a volley of photon torpedoes, the futuristic equivalent of the Archer’s flaming arrows. Meanwhile, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy rush to prepare one final flaming arrow of their own:
Double Sagittarius types often sport a sense of humor as wide ranging as their philosophical escapades. Take a look at this scene where Lt. Uhura, played by Nichelle Nicholas, attempts a foreign language without the benefit of the high-tech universal translator for an example of the double Sag’s boisterous laugh and rollicking sense of humor.
Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Sagittarius: Trek Through Space, Quest on the Martian Frontier
Curiously enough, the Curiosity rover launched by NASA on November 26th, 2011 and currently en route to Mars is also a Sagittarius Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart) Astrologer Jefferson writes of the double Sagittarius pairing, “You need plenty of space in which to move about and do exactly as you please . . . lots of travel is essential to your health.” (Source) Luckily for the Curiosity rover it will have an entire planet to roam across, a near dream for a double Sagittarius:
In medical astrology Sagittarius rules the hips (running muscles). Perhaps then it’s no surprise that a double Sagittarius rover like Curiosity has a base so much wider and larger and tires so much more rugged than its predecessors the Spirit and the Opportunity rovers. The Curiosity is the rover on your right, the scientists’ left:
The Curiosity rover even bears a strange similarity to the symbol for Sagittarius. Consider, for instance, how an image of the Curiosity released by NASA in 2011 compares with an image of the symbol for Sagittarius as published by Johannes Hevelius in 1690:
If you didn’t know better you might even think the device the Curiosity is carrying on its left side is some type of mechanical bow or that the laser beam it’s firing is a flaming arrow.
It should be noted that along with its Sun (identity) and Moon (emotional needs), the Curiosity also has Mercury (communication) and the North Node (destiny) in the sign of wide intellectual horizons. Its Mars (how it fights) is in Virgo, the sign of analysis. Mars in Virgo is a great placement for forensic researchers who must dig deep and analyze the heck out of things, which is more or less what the Curiosity is doing up there on the red planet.
Sun in Sagittarius, Moon in Sagittarius: “The heights of artistic and spiritual expression”
Of course there is more to this sign than exotic cultures, flaming arrows, and non-stop action across the high seas of deep space or great plains of the Martian frontier. Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter, the most expansive of planets. When a person (or project) has both their Sun (identity) and Moon (emotional needs) in Sagittarius they will thus be very oriented to an expansive “Big Picture” view of things. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson explains:
. . . for this pairing, every facet of existence takes on cosmic, abstract proportions. Clarity of thought and lofty inspiration life you above the masses and into the realms of philosophy. Capable of ascending to great artistic and spiritual heights, you nevertheless have genuine difficult when it comes to returning to Earth. (Source)
On December 15th, 2009 the American Museum of Natural History released an amazing six and a half minute video entitled The Known Universe that may be the ultimate example of the Double Sagittarian’s capacity to “ascend to great artistic and spiritual heights.” The video takes the viewer on a bird’s eye trip from the Himalaya Mountains all the way out to the furthest known boundaries of space and time. Using the video’s original upload date as its date of birth, it too is a Sagittarius Sun, Sagittarius Moon. (Chart)
The scholar of the Zodiac, Sagittarius loves museums and long distance trips. Maybe then it’s no coincidence a museum staffed by scholars produced a double Sagittarius video that takes the viewer on the longest of long distance trips, whether measured in terms of miles traveled or minds blown.
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