Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday – perhaps due to the combination of the Sun in Cancer with the Sagittarius ascendant in the US chart. The Cancerian Sun is focused on food and the nurturing of the People, and because the US Sun falls in the Seventh House of partnerships there is a sense of sharing that nurturing with others with whom we are allied. The Sag ascendant is bountiful and optimistic that in sharing a big (Sagittarian) feast (Cancer) it will open the door to more abundance in years to come.
One of my readers reminds me that the US is to set aside a day for Thanksgiving but it is one of only four nations to do so. The power of gratitude is widely recognized as both a balm for healing and a tool for expanding the abundance in our lives.
Today we have an interesting astrological correlation for the Thanksgiving holiday in that the Sun is in Sagittarius and the Moon is in Cancer, repeating but in reverse the solilunar aspects in the US chart.
We all know that the fairy tale of the original Thanksgiving in which the settlers and the native American people share a meal together loses its meaning when we think of the horrors that followed for several hundred years, but the essence of the holiday goes, I think, beyond a celebration of that myth of turkey and potatoes. On this day there is a focus throughout the nation on the things that we are thankful for, and that is something that we all benefit from.
So on this day I invite all of my readers, no matter what country you hail […]