Monday, December 14, 2015

Sagittarius Season: Shine a Light

From now until the Winter Solstice on December 21, we are keeping warm by the spiritual energy of the mutable fire sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. As we near the darkest night of the year, we benefit greatly by drawing the essence of fire, of spirit into our lives. Sagittarius is a visionary sign, reminding us to open and expand our minds and hearts, increasing our capacity for Life. At this time, we need Big Picture thinking and soulful wisdom to keep things in perspective.

“This too shall pass”

Sagittarius helps us to find spiritual fortitude, a strength to keep going even when we feel challenged. We would do well to have compassion for those individuals that aren’t feeling great at this time. Some folks feel a bleakness at this dark time of the year, whether affected by less daylight or difficult times in general. Perhaps that person lost someone dear this year, or they are in the midst of a separation or divorce. Maybe the kids are gone, or maybe the holiday season simply brings up sadness. It is helpful to remember that not everyone is feeling that it’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” even if the songs on the radio would like us to feel that way in order to spend more money at the shopping malls.

Shine a Little Light

It may be useful to light a candle for yourself or for a loved one that may be in a dark space – maybe they’re wrought with grief, or maybe they’re depressed or anxious. Prayer and meditation are simple, portable, free aids available to each of us. Remember, it’s necessary to ask for help and receive guidance and protection when the world is just too much for us. Even if we know that it will pass, we can still reach out and get support.

It’s important to remember, too, that some people cannot handle intensity and so try to fix it when we bring up our sadness, pain, or grief. Remember that offering solutions is a dicey business when someone is in a hard place. Rather than offering advice, we can gently ask the person if we can help in any way. Perhaps they just want to be heard, and don’t need our latest 'n greatest remedy. A few super sentences that always seem to help are: “I know you’re going to get through this. I love you and I believe in you. You are doing a great job.”

This is the wisdom of Sagittarius – to believe in our selves and each other, no matter how dark the times may be. This season, keep a candle lit in your heart or on your mantle. Someone may need that light, and it may, in fact, be you.

Erin Reese is an author, spiritual guide, astrologer, and modern psychic reader based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She works with clients all over the world. For readings and spiritual counseling by Skype, phone or email, contact her directly. She can be reached at

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