The Dark Sun Phase
It’s Not Just A Phase.
Welcome to the tail end of the Astrological Year, also known as The Dark Sun Phase. You may have some understanding of why it’s Magical to align your Self with the phases of The Moon but did you know this is an excellent time of year to align your Self with the Phases of The Sun?
Wait, The Sun Has Phases? Yes, The Sun has phases, similar to the Moon's phases; energetically at least. Obviously, the Sun’s phases are not generated in the same way the Moon's phases are but they have similar Magical impacts and potentials. The Sun Phases are best understood in a more abstract way rather than a literal way like we can do with The Moon’s phases.
The reason for this abstraction is the celestial mechanics of our Universe. We don’t all see The Sun’s phases in the same way see The Moon’s phases. However, some of us see a change in the quality or duration of sunlight during the annual cycle; this depends on where you live. The closer you get to the equator the less you’re able to "see" the phases IRL however we’re all sensitive to its cycle.
What Is The Dark Sun Phase? The Dark Sun is similar to The Dark Moon. It is about endings (death) and letting go of the things that aren't meant for us anymore. This is a time for big ShadowWeRK.
During The Dark Sun, we’re often able to end and/or release bigger things. It is also about tending the connection between doing our personal, interpersonal, and collective ShadowWeRK. This intersection of ShadowWeRK makes it an important tool for Sweet Disruption, revolution, and healing.
To learn more check out the these two posts about The Dark Sun Phase AND how to utilize the Magic in all the Phases of The Sun during the upcoming year.
The Sun moved from Scorpio to Sagittarius at 6:09 pst on November 22, 2023.
What Is This Sun Season All About?
Sagittarius Season is the last season of the Astrological Year… well, at least according to my Magical/Astrological Practice.
Because The New Sun arrives on the Winter Solstice, when The Light Returns to guide us thru Winter and into Spring.
Yes, it seems counter to what we “know” and I think that's intentional. When the mysterious thing that gave birth to colonization, patriarchy, capitalism, white supremacy, and all the other heads of the Hydra occurred it decided that the best way to control the populous was to completely disconnect them from nature.
If we believe that the year starts in Spring then we are disconnected from the power of the moment that the Darkness turns into Light and that Lightness turns into Dark.
The darkest day of the year is the day before The Sun moves into Capricorn. Once that happens the Light begins to return. This is the “new year”. And then they shifted the dates of what we know as the “new year” to a few days later, again just to disconnect the solar ancestors from the cycles of The Sun.
Yes, there are lots of ancestors and all of them followed different cycles and worshipped different cycles. If this cycle doesn't align for you, that's okay. Follow any cycle that works for you. This one is how I frame my cycles. It's how I merge the Magical with the Astrological.
This is also easier if you live in the Northern portion of the Northern Hemisphere. If you live in the Southern Hemisphere you'd be having this experience in Cancer Season.
I'd love to hear about the cycles you use in your annual rituals. What are your practices for moving thru the year?
In my practice, this is a time of deep introspection. I explain it all in deep detail in my Dark Sun Phase post below. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Dark Sun WeRK.
Another invitation I have for all of us during Sagittarius Season is to reevaluate our holiday celebrations/rituals, especially as we're being forced to sit and watch a genocide and ethnic cleansing occur in Palestine.
This can be a very challenging thing for us and I am sensitive to that BUT y'all should know by now that I've chosen the path of the Challenger. It is my purpose to keep bringing uncomfortable WeRK forward. My hope is that all of us with find a better relationship with being uncomfortable. My hope is that we will see the challenge and discomfort as an opportunity for Sweet Disruption.
My invitation is this:
Can you design your own holiday season ritual or celebration?
We will be discussing this in the weekly AstroWeathers posts so please let me know what you come up with.
Let's Prep for Sagittarius Season:
I'll be creating the Intro Video & sharing the recording. I am not going to offer a live Q&A's instead I am going to ask y'all to submit any questions you have about this Season and I'll answer them in the video. Can't wait to hear what you're curious about!
ASTRO101 | All About Sagittarius
Sagittarius Keywords: Jovial, Curious, Adventuring, Philosophy, Escape Artist, Free.
Sagittarius Archetypes: The Archer, Truth Seeker, Teacher, Archeologist, Philosopher
Sagittarius Shadows are often described as; non-committal, tactless, blaming, impulsive, contradictory, possessing delusions of grandeur, exaggeration, cultural appropriator.
Element: Fire Mode: Mutable
Sagittarius Season 2023
The AstroWeathers of Sagittarius Season
Please make sure you subscribe to the SweetAstro newsletter so you can be updated each week when the AstroWeathers | The Week Ahead is posted here. These blog posts, videos, and graphics will have weekly breakdowns of each of the highlighted transits on the calendar below, as well as more bonus content about each week.
This Seasons Transits Calendar:
Notice what House Sagittarius occupies in your chart. Those themes will be lit up in your life for the next few weeks.
What needs to be seen?
What needs to be tended to or wrangled?
What is your Sagittarius Season WeRK?
What Sagittarius keywords, archetypes, and themes do you resonate with?
Do you find it easy or challenging to connect to Sagittarius energies?
When you look at your Sagittarius House themes do you notice about how Sagittarius energy shows up in your life?
When you're adding this info to your SweetAstro WeRKbooks try not to turn away from the parts of Sagittarius that make you feel that resistance or fear. Lean into it knowing you've got support here in The ComMOONity.
The Moon Rituals for Sagittarius Season
Shall we end this annual cycle with some Moon Rituals?
What would you like to see most in this offering?
What are you most curious about?
Take a look at the list of Lunation dates, times, and degrees? Are you having any contact with these Scorpio Season Lunations?