Sagittarius & Worry + Anxiety (& Meaning of Life)


Over the past few weeks, it was inevitable that two post streams were set to collide at some point…

One stream was the posts on Your Comfort Zone

The other stream was this post on Sagittarius

Because when we talk about Sagittarius… and try to get under its skin… try to get to an understanding of its core… it’s inevitable that we need to talk about Comfort Zones.

The key to understanding Sagittarius is… Comfort Zones.

OK, the German astrologer Reinhold Ebertin originally made the connection between Sagittarius and the Spleen meridian, and this link allows us to make a further link, drawing upon the work of the kinesiologist, John Diamond, because in his energy system / approach the Spleen meridian is linked to the positive quality of Faith in the Future, and the negative quality of Worry & Anxiety

And if I may… throwing in the Elemental Archetype for Sagittarius from Energy Astrology… Grounding Spirit.

So to start… what do we know about Sagittarius from Traditional Astrology?

Half-man, half horse… the philosopher of the Zodiac… opposite of Gemini… likes to dive deep into a subject and master it… etc… etc…

And all that is true.

But to begin our exploration… I would like to ask you a rather deep question…

How do you handle all the anxiety associated with just being alive?

I mean, you live on a big ball, hurtling through the void… on top of this molten ball of lava, with only a small tectonic crust between you and the fire below… and the tectonic plates move around, causing earthquakes and volcanos…

And one small twitch of Solar activity, and our whole civilization would be plunged into total anarchy.

And that’s just thinking about some of the stuff happening up there, off world, that could go wrong… because down here, there’s lots of other stuff to be worried about, including…

Global warming, over-population… the fact the world economy is basically being run by mad-men and super-computers… and bio-diversity is under attack… and what happens if… ?

etc… etc… etc…

The point being that, when you step back, there are a lot of things in the Universe which could go wrong for us… both as a civilization, society… and as individuals.

Just driving to work each morning… could potentially open us up to danger from an unexpected direction… we just never know.

When you look at it from that perspective, getting out of bed in the morning requires a degree of faith in the future… that things will turn out alright…

But the wonderful thing is… as individuals… 99.9% of the time we don’t go around worrying about any of the above stuff… the stuff which could go wrong… we don’t give it the time of day…

We find a way of continuing.

And this is very important… psychologists believe that the root of cause of most mental imbalance… is anxiety… an inability of our mind / unconscious to handle some element of the external world… so the worry continues to plague our mind and undermine our sanity.

Anxiety undermines our ability to continue.

The way that I look at it… Sagittarius is the Zodiac sign specifically given the task of finding a way to continue.

And to explain… let’s just re-visit our understanding of Comfort Zones.

Have you ever watched a one year old explore the world around them?

It is an interesting exercise, because it also helps explain a great deal about how adults behave and navigate their way through adulthood.

Remember, the habits and patterns which we establish in our early childhood are the ones we tend to stick with throughout the rest of our lives.

A small child’s exploration of the big world around them can be broken down into two distinct phases.

The first phase begins when the child gets bored with playing beside its mother, and decides to set off and explore the exciting world which lies just beyond the horizon. So the child toddles off, for the moment putting any thought of mother and safety to one side, enticed by the prospect of all the adventure, freedom and newness that lies on the other side of the room or play-park.

But, as the child explores, at some point the thought suddenly enters his / her mind, “Where has mother gone?”, and it looks around to find her. This is the start of the second phase.

If she is still nearby, in direct line of sight, then all is well, she isn’t lost, and so the child is comforted and continues to explore.

However, if she appears to be far away, or even worse, can no longer be seen or located, then the child goes into full-blown panic mode, and frantically tries to find her again.

It either runs straight back to mother, or makes so much noise so that the mother is alerted to his / her plight, and so comes to the rescue.

Either way, the child returns to mother, and so feels safe and secure. Panic over.

Until… it gets bored… starts to wander off in search of newness and excitement… and the whole cycle repeats once again.

So the repeating pattern is fueled by boredom and the need for excitement on one side, and anxiety and the need for security on the other side.

What is important for all of us adults is to realize is that we do exactly the same thing, we repeat the same pattern in our lives, but often we do not even realise that this is what we’re doing.

The point at which the child realizes that the mother is missing and starts to panic is what we can call the edge of our comfort zone. This is a psychological space that, while we are inside it we feel safe and secure, but when we venture outside of its apparent protection we start to experience panic and anxiety. The comfort zone that we mentally create as children we carry forwards into our adult lives.

If Sagittarius is the sign given the task of handling our anxiety… then it needs a comfort zone… and it needs something to act as mother, and help it feel that the world is OK, the sky won’t come crashing down on our heads, that basically everything will work out for the best.

But here’s the thing…

… and I mean no disrespect here… because I do this myself.

The great journeys and quests which a Sagittarius goes on… the intellectual ivory towers they create… spending their whole lives researching the history of the Ottoman Empire… or saving the whale… or collecting driftwood from the beach and turning it into amazing artwork…

Are they activities designed to enrich the individual…

… or activities designed to keep the anxiety at bay?

Or both?

For me, my money is on both.

A Sagittarian needs something… an intellectual quest to give their life meaning… maybe even enrich the culture around them in some way…

… But that intellectual quest also gives them something to do… and it also helps them deal with the nagging anxiety of life.

And to be honest, we all do it.

It’s as if we’re distracting ourselves from the anxiety… while also giving ourselves a massive positive payoff.

All religions, all spiritual activity… can be seen from these two directions…

They give a great meaning, direction and purpose to our lives… and yet, also, they help us deal with the anxiety and uncertainty of life… why are we here, what is it all for… and how will I cope if the Sun explodes… the economy goes into meltdown…

In an earlier post I said there were 2 signs prone to depression… actually, from my experience, there is a 3rd


Take away their intellectual comfy blanket, and a Sagitarrian will inevitably plunge into an anxiety attack… and possible lock-down depression… where they just won’t get out of bed in the morning, because what is the point…

We all need to find some kind of meaning for our lives… whether it is serious religion, whale-saving or stamp collecting… a reason to get up in the morning… but for an Uber-Sagittarian it is essential.

Fortunately… for all your Crystal people out there, the following is a real help to all those Sagittarius people weighed down by Emptiness:

Crystal Antidote for Worry & Anxiety = Amethyst, Orange Citrine, Turquoise

The Worry & Anxiety Antidote Audio Essence will be part of the free eCourse training we are releasing mid to late October. More information coming soon…

Next Zodiac sign?… Well… there is only one left… Aquarius

(c) Brian Parsons October 2016

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One thought on “Sagittarius & Worry + Anxiety (& Meaning of Life)

  • May 23, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Thank you for this,

    So my grounding that i am looking for is from a reaction of anxiety of my new growth merging into my zodiac sign? Really living and applying my traits to my worldview. I am in clarity of who i am, and i find it liberating, i find comfort in essays, puzzles and music, which i vision a dance to it and meaning. Or is there more to it?? I am in pursuit of finding my grounding.

    Kia ora

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