Sagittarius is the Spiritual Seeker, the Evangelical Gangster, the Philosopher-Prophet, the Professor of High Adventure, and the Super Crusader of Quests and Faith. People with their Sun (identity) in this truth seeking sign will come to be identified with their wide-ranging religious, spiritual, or philosophical pursuits. Symbolized as a Centaur-Archer firing a flaming arrow at a far-off target, Sagittarius is about as uncontrollable as a wild stallion once it has its sights locked on an adversary or possessed by the spirit of a crusade. Actor Samuel Jackson is about as close to a textbook Sagittarius Sun as you’ll find. (Chart) He’s starred in wide range of films but his signature role will always be that of “Jules Winnfield”, the bible quoting philosopher hitman he played to great effect in the 1994 film Pulp Fiction:
Sitting 120 degrees away from Sagittarius is Aries, its fire sign cousin. Aries is the sign of Trailblazer, the Daredevil, the Warrior, the Survivor, the Competitor, the Fighter Jock, the Airborne Ranger, and the Ass-Kicker of the Zodiac. In nature it is associated with the Ram who confronts rivals by ramming its head into them. When a person’s Moon (emotional needs) is in Aries they are emotionally nourished by going head to head against a challenge, the more overwhelming the better. Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey – the trash talking professional cage fighter considered the heir apparent to Gina Carano as “the face of women’s mixed martial arts”, is an Aries Moon. (Chart) If you’re not familiar with Rousey she’s the blonde seen ramming her head into her opponent in the below video:
Combine the raw horse power of the wild stallion (Sagittarius Sun) with the aggressive instincts of the ram (Aries Moon) and you get a Sun/Moon pairing that will be restless, aggressive, impulsive, and bluntly plain spoken. Astrologer Jefferson Anderson emphasizes this pairing’s outsized sense of commitment to speaking its truth, no matter the costs or consequences:
No other combination embodies such candid outspokenness as this one. Dynamic, impulsive, and extremely independent, you lack inhibition and have the courage to say exactly what you feel. You’re forthright and fearless, and things are as you see them – and to hell with what others may think. (Source)
Tyra Banks, the former super model turned outspoken television show host, is a representative Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) In 2010 she created a near international incident for delivering a philosophically righteous beat down on all those who had called her “fat” simply for sporting a more robust form than in her super model days.
The above incident was called “the slap heard round the world” which seems fitting given Banks’ astrological pedigree. Sagittarius is world traveler of the Zodiac while Aries Moons derive emotional nourishment from getting in fights. Put the two together and you get the Sun/Moon pairing most likely to go on an around the world ass kicking tour.
Speaking of “around the world ass kicking tours”, physical fitness icon Joseph Pilates is also a Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart) Today people think of the Pilates method as something lithe dancer types do but Pilates originally designed the method while confined in the hospital ward of a prisoner of war camp during World War I. A firebrand of physical culture and well ahead of his time, Pilates made it clear to any who would listen that his ideas about health were the “Truth”, end of story.
Astrologers Suzi and Charles Harvey tell the Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon individual, “Running large enterprises – whether it is a multi-million business or a large and nosiy family – is probably your cup of tea.” (Source) Banks, already a multi-million dollar super model, is now a student at Harvard Business School. On a similar note, Pilates famously turned his exercise studio in New York into the centerpiece of a worldwide, multi-million dollar global enterprise.
Drug lord Pablo Escobar is also a Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon who ran a multi-million dollar business that involved around the world ass-beatings, albeit of a slightly different nature than those delivered by Tyra Banks or Joseph Pilates. (Source)
Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon: “My way or the highway” versus “Rules were made to be broken”
Each of the 144 Sun/Moon pairings has its own dark side. Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon individuals often have a tendency to run roughshod over more sensitive souls. Their temper tantrums can be near epic, particularly in their younger years. Both Joseph Pilates and Tyra Banks, for instance, have earned reputations as bullish authoritarians who practice the “my way or the highway” philosophy that many Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon natives subscribe to. To her credit, Banks has stated she is working on being less of a bully. (Source)
At its best this pairing will channel its rebellious “rules were made to be broken” attitude into some endeavor that challenges those status quo attitudes, customs, or institutions in need of a much deserved ass-kicking. Tobacco industry whistleblower Jeffery Wigand, famously portrayed by Russel Crowe in the film The Insider, is a Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon who invested this pairing’s penchant for delivering wide-ranging (Sagittarius) beatdowns (Aries) into laying the smack down on the tobacco industry. (Chart)
That a Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon like Jeffrey Wigand would posses the raw courage and crusading spirit necessary to go on an around the world ass-kicking tour against the tobacco industry makes a lot of sense. Using the publication date of the first Tarzan book by author Edgar Rice Burroughs as the character’s date of birth, Tarzan himself – the original around the world ass-kicker – is a Sagittarius Sun, Aries Moon. (Chart)
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