Sagittarius is the fourth constellation of the zodiac and is the sign of a mounted archer. Sagittarius means ‘archer’ in Latin. In today’s horoscope if you are born between November 23 and December 21 you are a Sagittarius. So in this modern horoscope reading of the zodiac, you follow the horoscope advice for Sagittarius to find love, good luck, health and gain insight on your personality.
But did the ancients read it this way at its beginning?
Be Warned! Answering this will open up your horoscope in unexpected ways – embarking you on a different journey then you intended when just checking your horoscope sign…
Constellation Sagittarius Origins
Sagittarius is a star constellation that form the image of a mounted archer, often shown as a centaur. Here are the stars forming Sagittarius. Can you see anything resembling a centaur, a horse, or an archer in this star photo?
Even if we connect the stars in ‘Sagittarius’ with lines it is still hard to ‘see’ the mounted archer. But this sign goes back as far as we know in human history.
Here is the zodiac in Egypt’s Dendera Temple, more than 2000 years old with Sagittarius circled in red.
The National Geographic zodiac poster shows Sagittarius as seen in the Southern Hemisphere. Even connecting the Sagittarius stars with lines, it is hard to ‘see’ a rider, horse or centaur in this constellation.
As with the previous constellations, the image of the archer is not innate within the star constellation itself. Rather, the idea of the mounted archer came first, from something other than the stars. The first astrologers then overlaid this idea onto the stars to be a recurring sign. Below is a typical Sagittarius image, pictured only in isolation. It is when we see Sagittarius with the surrounding constellations that we learn its meaning.
The Original Zodiac Story
The original zodiac was not a horoscope to guide your daily decisions towards good luck, health, love and fortune based on your birth date and the movement of the planets. It was a plan promised by G-d to guide us on His Way. The 12 zodiac constellations recorded this plan as a visual reminder for people. Astrology originally was the study and knowledge of this story in the stars.
This Story began with the Seed of the Virgin in Virgo. It continued with Libra, reminding us that our balance of deeds are too light. Scorpio showed the tremendous struggle between the Seed of Virgo and the Scorpion. Theirs is a battle for the right to rule.
Sagittarius in the Zodiac Story
Sagittarius foretells how this struggle will end. We understand when we see Sagittarius with the surrounding constellations. It is this astrology context that reveals the meaning of Sagittarius.
The drawn arrow of Sagittarius points directly at the heart of Scorpio. It clearly shows the mounted archer destroying his mortal enemy. This was the meaning of Sagittarius in the ancient Zodiac. The Dendera Zodiac (above) and all zodiacs where the constellations can be seen with each other also show the victory of the mounted archer over Scorpio.
The Sagittarius chapter in the written Story
The final victory of The Messiah, the Seed of the Virgin, over his enemy is prophesied in the Brit Chadasha to occur as pictured in Sagittarius. Here is the written prophecy of the Messiah’s return to earth.
11 Then I saw heaven opened and here came a white horse! The one riding it was called “Faithful” and “True,” and with justice he judges and goes to war. 12 His eyes are like a fiery flame and there are many diadem crowns on his head. He has a name written that no one knows except himself. 13 He is dressed in clothing dipped in blood, and he is called the Word of God. 14 The armies that are in heaven, dressed in white, clean, fine linen, were following him on white horses. 15 From his mouth extends a sharp sword, so that with it he can strike the nations. He[ will rule them with an iron rod, and he stomps the winepress of the furious wrath of God, the All-Powerful. 16 He has a name written on his clothing and on his thigh: “King of kings and Lord of lords.”
17 Then I saw one angel standing in the sun, and he shouted in a loud voice to all the birds flying high in the sky:
“Come, gather around for the great banquet of God,
18 to eat your fill of the flesh of kings,
the flesh of generals,
the flesh of powerful people,
the flesh of horses and those who ride them,
and the flesh of all people, both free and slave,
and small and great!”
19 ThenI saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to do battle with the one who rode the horse and with his army. 20 Now the beast was seized, and along with him the false prophet who had performed the signs on his behalf—signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur 21 The others were killed by the sword that extended from the mouth of the one who rode the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.Revelation 19: 11-21
The Serpent’s Doom
And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.Revelation 20:1-3
7 Now when the thousand years are finished, Satan will be released from his prison 8 and will go out to deceive the nations at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog,to bring them together for the battle. They are as numerous as the grains of sand in the sea.9 They went up on the broad plain of the earth and encircled the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and devoured them completely. 10 And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet are too, and they will be tormented there day and night forever and everRevelation 20:7-10
This is also alluded to in the Psalms, when it says of the Messiah that
You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
you will trample the great lion and the serpent. (Psalm 91:13)
The Messiah will crush the serpent, as also uttered in Genesis 3:15, and portrayed in Sagittarius.
The First Astrological Unit
These first four signs of the Ancient Zodiac: Virgo, Libra, Scorpio and Sagittarius form an astrological unit within the 12 chapter Zodiac Story which focus on the coming ruler (Messiah) and his opponent. Virgo foretold his coming from the Seed of the Virgin. Libra foretold that a price would be required for our insufficient deeds. Scorpio foretold that price would be death. But Sagittarius foretold his ultimate victory with the arrow of the archer pointing directly at the heart of the Scorpion.
These Signs were for all people, not just for those born in each constellation’s month. Sagittarius is for you even if you are not born between November 23 and December 21. It was given so we could know the ultimate triumph over the enemy and choose our allegiance accordingly. Yeshua the Messiah fulfilled Virgo, Libra and Scorpio in his first coming. The fulfilling of Sagittarius awaits his second coming. But since the first three signs of this unit have been fulfilled, it provides a basis to trust that the Sagittarius Sign will also be fulfilled.
Your Sagittarius Horoscope Reading from the Ancient Zodiac
Horoscope comes from the Greek ‘Horo’ (hour) and the Bible marks these hours for us, including the Sagittarius ‘hour’. The Sagittarius horo reading is
But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.Matthew 24:36, 44
Yeshua tells us that no one knows that precise hour (horo) of the Messiah’s return and the complete defeat of his enemy, except G-d. However, there are clues indicating the nearness of that hour. It says we are likely not to be expecting it or be ready for it.
You and I can apply the Sagittarius horoscope reading today with the following guidance.
Sagittarius tells that us that you will face many distractions before the hour of the return of the Messiah and the complete defeat of Satan. In fact, if you are not daily transformed by the renewing of your mind then you will be conformed to the standards of this world –and that hour will hit you unexpectedly and you will not be compatible with Him when He is revealed. If you do not want to reap all the terrible consequences of missing that hour you need to make a conscious decision daily to be prepared. Take stock of whether you are mindlessly following the gossip and intrigues of the celebrities and soap operas. If so that will most likely result in traits such as slavery of your mind, loss of close relationships now, and certainly miss the hour of his return along with most others.
Your personality has both its strengths and weaknesses, but the enemy, who wants you to remain distracted, attacks you at your weak characteristics. Be it idle gossip, pornography, greed, or just wasting your time on social media, He knows the temptations that you will fall for. So pray for help and guidance so that you can walk the straight and narrow path and be ready for that hour. Seek out the few others who also do not want to miss that hour and together you can help each other daily so it does not come upon you unexpectedly.
On through the Zodiac and deeper into Sagittarius
The next four Zodiac Signs also form an astrological unit, revealing how the work of the Coming One affects us, beginning with Capricorn.
Start the story at its beginning with Virgo.