According to astrologer Alexandria Lettman, founder of spiritual wellness platform Jupiter Jewel, “the excitement of Sagittarius season will be in the journey rather than the destination, and in the enthusiasm of having something to aspire toward.” However, some challenging transits could mean that journey won’t always feel easy-breezy. We’ll all need to carefully harness the do-it-big Sagittarius energy to make personal progress this season.
When is Sagittarius season 2023?
Sagittarius season closes out the fall, beginning on November 22 (when the sun shifts out of Scorpio and into Sagittarius). It lasts until December 21, at which point the sun moves into Capricorn, and winter officially begins.
During this period, Sagittarius energy will be particularly potent in the cosmos, leading every zodiac sign to feel a little more expressive, expansive, and abundant as we near the end of 2023. The important thing this year will be zeroing in on where you want to channel that energy, so that it’s going toward things you want to grow—not making mountains out of molehills.
Overall mood and energy of Sagittarius season 2023
Symbolized by the archer, Sagittarius is the zodiac’s adventurer. As a mutable sign, it’s also highly adaptable, which fuels its thirst for change and discovery. “Sagittarius energy is like looking at the horizon, seeing all the possibilities, and thinking, ‘Let’s have fun,’” says astrologer Narayana Montúfar, author of Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance, Sagittarius is also thought to have a golden halo of protection and tends to believe everything will work out in the end.
It’s this general aura of possibility that colors Sagittarius season, says Lettman. “Sagittarius season really makes everyone feel more optimistic, hopeful, and enthusiastic,” she says. “We’re more willing to push past our comfort zones and are more open to growth.”
“Sagittarius season really makes everyone feel more optimistic, hopeful, and enthusiastic.” —Alexandria Lettman, astrologer
But when operating at a lower octave, Sagittarius energy can also be prone to extremes. The sign tends to overthink in moments of uncertainty and often masks anxiety and insecurity beneath that fun-loving façade, says Lettman. When their fiery energy needs an outlet, it can also come out in the form of brutally blunt or inconsiderate comments.
Expansive Sagittarius can also be hard to pin down, always running from one thing to the next and often missing important details in the mix—which can make it tough for them to achieve want they want and leave them feeling unmoored, says Lettman.
To avoid a similar fate this Sagittarius season, take a beat to figure out how you might marshal the sign’s extensive energy. “If we just say, ‘I want to achieve something’ but don’t directly set the intention, that will be the downfall,” says Lettman. So, before you start chasing your dreams this season, plot a roadmap for how you’ll do so.
Key transits during Sagittarius season that affect every zodiac sign in 2023
Sagittarius season kicks off with a bang as Mars, the planet of action and drive, enters the fire sign on November 24. A particularly aligned linkup, Lettman says this transit is the big, passionate push you may need to book that trip, ask your crush out, sign up for that course, or move to a new city.
While the overall mood will be jovial, there are also several transits lending some confusion to Sagittarius season that will challenge every zodiac sign in 2023, says Montúfar: While Mars lights up Sagittarius, it also forms a tough square with taskmaster Saturn, the planet of structure and order. This contradictory energy could create some friction in your plans. “You can think about it like a dinner party, but you can’t go because you have all this work to finish on your desk,” says Montúfar. She suggests striving for some semblance of balance between obligation and whimsy.
Come early December, we’ll get a slight reprieve when imaginative Neptune, the planet of dreams and illusions, stations direct on December 6. “We could get more comfortable in the realm of fantasy and regain the hope and optimism that was stripped away for a period of time,” says Lettman. Just try not to get swept up in delusions of grandeur—which can be tough during optimistic Sagittarius season—and hold onto the reality checks you were served during Neptune retrograde.
The back half of December brings a fresh challenge when Mercury retrograde arrives on December 13 in Capricorn. Expect some snafus to arise when it comes to expressing yourself, and look out for unexpected changes in plans. You might feel pulled in several directions, says Lettman, but the important thing to remember is that there’s always more than one route to achieving a goal.
The full moon in Gemini arrives on November 27 this 2023 Sagittarius season, with the power to bring “closure through conversations” for every zodiac sign, says Lettman. Just watch out for that closure to feel a little different than you’d expected or less-than-satisfying in the moment, as illusive Neptune begins to slow its roll ahead of stationing direct (and its energy is more potent in the cosmos). “It’s like the clarity emerging around this full moon is not going to give you what you thought you needed to solve your problems, but you need to accept it anyway,” she says. It’ll be important to stay open-minded and admit your mistakes.
We get a fresh start on December 12 when the new moon arrives in Sagittarius. Lettman advises setting specific intentions to make the most of this energy, which is “ripe for opportunity.” Again, the only risk of missing out here is in not being specific enough in how you plan and work toward your goals.
Which zodiac signs are most affected by Sagittarius season in 2023?
Sagittarius will feel like the most aligned version of themselves during their season, and the other fire signs (Leo and Aries) will feel particularly activated and energized, too, says Lettman, given their connection to the season’s fiery energy.
Because they share a modality with Sagittarius, the other mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces) will also feel some levity and positivity as Scorpio season comes to a close, Lettman adds. Pisces can especially expect to feel even “more ambitious and aspirational, and more deeply in touch with their faith and beliefs” because the sign’s traditional ruler is Jupiter, which is also the ruler of Sagittarius.
How Sagittarius season will affect you, based on your birth chart
The sun moving through Sagittarius will have a different impact on every zodiac sign because it’s in a different astrological house (aka piece of your birth chart) for each one. You’ll want to read the below horoscopes not only for your sun sign but also (and especially) for your rising sign, which reflects how you present yourself in the world. (You can learn your rising sign by inputting your birth date, time, and location into a free birth chart generator like this one.)
Your rising sign is key here because it determines which zodiac sign occupies each of the 12 astrological houses in your chart, which reflect distinct realms of life, like family or career. That means your rising sign also determines the specific house in which Sagittarius appears in your birth chart—and, in turn, the area of life that will be most activated this Sagittarius season.
Below, find star-sanctioned intel on what every zodiac sign can expect from Sagittarius season 2023, plus advice for engaging with its go-big-or-go-home energy accordingly.
Sagittarius season 2023 horoscopes for every zodiac sign
Tapping into the season’s fiery energy will come easily for you, Aries, given the sun in Sagittarius is in your ninth house of adventure and travel (which is also the house over which Sagittarius rules). “If you aren’t literally on an expedition to a foreign land this month, you could be learning a lot from people who are different from you culturally or in terms of your religion and belief systems,” says Lettman.
Your task for Sagittarius season, then, is to keep an open mind—which’ll be easier if you take the time to really listen.
The sun illuminates your intimate eighth house of transformation this Sagittarius season, Taurus. You may find yourself turning to your faith systems, whatever these may be, to carry you through personal challenges.
Lettman says keeping a positive attitude can go a long way for you this season. “You’ll find it easier to overcome psychological and emotional challenges if you break free from pessimistic thought patterns and implement positive [ones] instead,” she says.
How’s your love life going, Gemini? This Sagittarius season, the sun shines in your seventh house of relationships—which means this month may be filled with grand gestures of affection, says Lettman, whether initiated by you or onto you.
Take a beat to be sure any overtures you extend are genuine and meaningful, though; to borrow from the Bachelor franchise, you want to be here for the right reasons this season. Lettman adds that this could be an especially auspicious time to make any partnership official, whether in love or business.
How’s your schedule looking, Cancer? This Sagittarius season, your sixth house of routines and habits is in the sun’s sights, which could make you prone to overextending yourself. “The energy is a bit like agreeing to all these plans when you’re in a good mood but then realizing you have way too many obligations on your calendar when the time comes to do all of them,” says Lettman.
Check in with yourself regularly to gauge your bandwidth, and try to ease in to any projects, routines, or habits that are totally new or especially taxing.
Sagittarius season is a particularly exciting time for your love life, Leo. With the sun shining in your fifth house of creativity and pleasure, Lettman says “it’s just good vibes and nothing is stopping you from having fun whatsoever.” You can also expect to receive more positive attention from others, she adds.
You might bask in all this newfound attention by creating something or trying something totally outside your comfort zone, in the spirit of Sagittarius.
You may be exploring your roots and your upbringing this season, Virgo, as the sun in Sagittarius highlights your fourth house of family, home, and legacy. According to Lettman, your best bet is to take a page from Sagittarius’s book and spread your wings. “You’re just itching to get out of your comfort zone, and now’s the time to do that because you’re going to get way more satisfaction than staying where you are,” she says.
You’d also do well to examine whether the people in your inner circle, like family and close friends, are negatively affecting your mood or confidence, or otherwise holding you back; if they are, seek out more supportive sources for guidance in taking your next step.
You might find your wires getting crossed this month, Libra. The sun in explorative Sagittarius shines in your third house of communication, which could have you feeling distracted or absent your usual focus, says Lettman. In particular, you may find yourself oversharing by accident or not able to clearly articulate your points in discussions because your mind is jumping around to other topics.
Take a bit of extra time to compose your thoughts this season, and be sure to read the fine print on anything you sign.
You’re fresh off your “me” month, Scorpio, and your second house of finances has earned the sun’s attention. For you, Sagittarius season is about indulgence, so you will definitely gain pleasure from treating yourself now that the joys of your birthday season have faded, says Lettman. “Make sure you don’t go overboard, though, because you can have too much of a good thing, and you don’t want to be dealing with the consequences of going over budget,” she adds.
It’s your birthday month, Sagittarius! The sun is in your first house of the self and identity, which has you feeling especially brave and influential. Just watch that you don’t fly too close to, well, the sun and overdo it by exaggerating or making promises you can’t carry out—whether to yourself or others.
Have a side of humility with your hubris as you go about plotting your birthday adventures. “Watch out for hyping yourself up so much that you can’t back it up when the time comes,” says Lettman.
You’re feeling particularly intuitive right now, Capricorn. The sun is moving through your 12th house of the subconscious mind, which can bring up plenty of complicated emotions; Lettman advises reconnecting with whatever system of faith you may cherish. “You should also re-explore your morals, beliefs, and how your general world philosophy has evolved,” she adds.
Take a bow from Sagittarius’s quiver, and embrace introspection with curiosity. As Mercury retrogrades in your sign come mid-December, your thought processes might change—and that’s totally okay. Lettman advises not holding onto any position or perspective too tightly.
Lettman says you’re going to be “the motivational speaker of this season,” Aquarius. That’s because the sun is moving through your 11th house of community. You’re uplifting those around you and helping everyone—including yourself—get themselves together so they can work toward their goals. “It’s that energy where you’re saying affirmations in the mirror and getting everyone believing in themselves,” says Lettman.
Be sure to soften your delivery, though, and watch out for the kind of bluntness that may (unintentionally) alienate someone. “What’s obvious to you might not be obvious to others, so be a humble guide,” she advises.
You’re going big during Sagittarius season, Pisces. The sun is transiting your 10th house of career, which could push you to level up at work, says Lettman. The thing is, you might find yourself reaching a little high, your optimism clouding your discernment. “You want to do something huge and meaningful, but you either have no idea what, or it’s not achievable in the timeframe you’ve set,” says Lettman.
There’s a very Sagittarian solution here, though: Explore new avenues, make new connections, and indulge in new experiences to gain clarity about what it is you really want. This should help you narrow down your next career goal—and put a plan in place to realize it.
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