Posted by smol
SAGITTARIUS MAN + SAGITTARIUS WOMAN
Probably the highest powered people in the zodiac; however, we see herein the real difference, and it can be vast, between the Sagittarian male and female characters. Ruled by planet Jupiter, named for the supreme male deity (Greek: Zeus), male Sag is a pastiche of associated myths and archetypes starting with that Olympian king and his reincarnated self, Dionysus-Bacchus (born from the Zeus thigh, the body part ruled by Sag) as well as Zeus’s savage-sage brothers, the Centaurs, and his trusted seer, Teiresias, whom Juno (Greek: Hera), Jupiter’s wife, blinded for siding against her in a marital spat. That lovely lady is the archetype of Sag woman, also quite blindingly radiant, the goddess-diva or Lady Godiva who likewise blinded the peeping Tom Rhymer. What’s up with all this sight stuff? Well, one Sag motto is “I see,” and the male Archer is often indeed a visionary who can tap into the ordered chaos of his own stream of consciousness, or that of the zeitgeist, god Jupiter’s signature lightning striking more than once for this man. And while Sag man is enjoying this or that flash, or flashback, going off in his head, Sag gal is about dazzling others. She can’t help it. Juno is the goddess of women and Sag is here to say she is one: See her sparkle, if not hear her roar.
So many of the first female authors ever to catch like wildfire, who wrote about women, their societal roles and marriage, another Juno provenance, were Sagittarians—from Austen to Alcott, Eliot to Dickinson, Cather to Didion—and of course Juno’s myths surround her marital battles with Jupiter. As they would: The soap-opera effect is a result of older agricultural goddess cults meeting patriarchal society with its male sky gods, which is why we get a male nature god in Dionysus-Bacchus and a female sky goddess in Juno, key rivals for Jupiter’s affection and the Sag characters in a nutshell. Sag man is something of a magnet for mayhem, perfectly calm himself, the picture of Dionysus on his dais, while all around him is certain chaos if not an outright bacchanal. As the god of wine, he causes shamanistic shifts in consciousness, that of which Sagittarians from Swift to Blake, Twain to Disney, Hendrix to Morrison, have no doubt had some knowledge. He is off in his own world, seeking to foster his chimeric fancies and expand his consciousness, if not his material empire, rather unconcerned about other’s opinions, including his spouse’s. We must pause to say that Sag-Sag combinations are probably the rarest of same-sign bonds. As the man least willing to be reined in—you can’t tame a Centaur—here meets the one woman most determined to stop a man dead in his tracks and have him appreciate her for all her splendor, which in no small part includes a personal power that must not only be reckoned with but reconciled to. She wants to be the vision a man gets so rapt by, not compete for attention with a man’s own machinations, whether artistic, sociological, political, or what have you. Here, Sag woman is a most reluctant power behind this man’s throne.