Sagittarius Myths

9th House of the Zodiac.

Ruling Planet: Jupiter.

Ruler of Sagittarius.

Greek name Zeus.

Rhea creates Zeus.

Zeus is the god of gods and men. He is the god of lightening, enlightenment, and also the rain god. He stands for freedom of the spirit. To allow the opportunity to be at union with the spirit and so releasing many restrictions on life. So long as he keeps his commitments to his wife Hera,

Zeus Has connections with marriage, and the ring which is worn in connection to marriage symbolises this union and also the restriction that marriage entails

Jupiter represents Zeus the Greek god. Zeus has great power; Rhea who created him gave this to him. Zeus tries with all his might to remove this dependency he has on Rhea and also he does not really wish to acknowledge the fact that he owes his power to her. Zeus domain is the light and his eternal search for freedom that Sagittarius stands for. Zeus wishes to be free from all commitments especially his wife. Hera and Zeus are at each other constantly in battle over his escapades which later ends up in reconciliation. Hera wasn’t exactly fair with him within there union, Hera uses a magical girdle to entice him and as well learned as Zeus is he falls for it line hook and sinker. But both compliment each other so well there are exact opposites and with out each other neither would be as powerful as they are. This relates well to Sagittarius who need to acknowledge the feminine part of them selves, and prefer not to hold on to long term commitments because they don’t wish to feel caged or held down or indeed answer to any one apart from them selves preferring to remain spontaneous, but it is just this which strengthens there personality, the earth providing them with commitment, and the spirit world which brings them idealism and eternal hope for the future.

Chiron is the son of Saturn, Saturn had a sexual union with Phyilla daughter of Okeanos Rhea catches them and Saturn immediately makes a dash turning himself into a stallion leaving Phyilla with the baby, Only Phyilla hates the baby who is half man half horse, and prays to the Gods to do some thing about it. Phyilla turns into a linden tree, and the baby Chiron is taken to mount Pelion.

Chiron becomes the King of the Centaurs, and was a healer and a prophet, and was renowned through out his teachings he taught the sons of gods healing. Chiron has a tragic fate; he was out one day hunting with Hercules. Hercules accidentally shoots Chiron in the leg with an arrow, which has been dipped in the blood of Medusa, which there was no cure. Hercules with draws the arrow and Chiron attends his own wound since he is a teacher of healing, but to no avail. The wound will not heal.

Prometheus much later steals fire from the gods for humanity. Zeus punishes Prometheus for giving human kind the gift of the spiritual awareness. Hercules saves Prometheus but Zeus demands a substitute which Chiron who cannot die and yet cannot live a life content because of his wound. Chiron takes on Prometheus punishment.

The life quest for most Sagittarius is to aim high, to bring happiness where ever they go, but basically their entrapment on earth constantly longing for there reunion of the spirit. Usually they have commitment whether its marriage or work there tends to be some thing that they feel holds them back. But usually this is the making of them, which will then incorporate spirituality and their commitment to the earth plane. Chiron is in a way the shadow side of Zeus, the wounded Sagittarius which we don’t usually see. This is the Centurion of earth magic which has been lost to us because he was wounded and took on the pain of Prometheus because he wasn’t able to heal him self.

All material in this site is © Valerie Georgiou 1999.