Sagittariana: Goddess of the Hunt

November 22, 2010

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As I write this, the Sun is poised to slip into the sign of the centaur, Sagittarius. And this forest being, half-man, half-horse will take us, at a gallop, into the heart of winter.

According to the Romans, his mentor is Diana, goddess of the Moon, wild creatures and the hunt. And there is a wildness about this time of year in the Northern Hemisphere. The winds blow. The rains slash. Cold comes. But it’s a joyous kind of wildness. Nature has lost her mantle of green and we can canter through the forests unhampered by bracken and brambles. A cold fresh breeze whips at our faces, snaps the bare branches.

The Earth’s bones and boulders lie revealed again and its time to dance with joy on the grave of the old year, before embracing the new one.

The month of the centaur Sun is a time of festivals and celebrations, good cheer and casual jubilation.  Jupiter, planet of bonhomie, rules.

Eat, drink and be merry now. Let your wildness ride.


Manilius, Sagittarius


Anonymous said:

thanks, nice post.


C. King said:

I love your description of “Earth’s bones and boulders lie revealed . . . dance with joy on the grave of the old year” or maybe it’s a metaphor, either way it is very poetic and cool way to look at it.


C. King said:

I am new to your blog and am going back to read thru the past and I am learning so much. It is very poetic the way you described the “Earth’s bones and boulders lie revealed . . .” It never occurred to me but it is such a wonderfully obvious analogy (or is it a metaphor?) Either way, very well done!


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