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The passionate, mysterious vibes of Scorpio season have come and gone, and we head into the final sign of our the calendar year: Sagittarius. The archer and adventurer, Sags are known for wanting more — intellectually, physically, you name it. Ruled by Jupiter (think big! happy! optimistic and ambitious), your friendly neighborhood Sagittarius isn’t one to lay back and enjoy the ride in their relationships. Instead, they want explosive physical and emotional chemistry and adventurous partners that can keep up with them.
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“Sagittarius season is all about embracing life’s pleasures,” Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer at Astrology.com, tells SheKnows. Scorpio season “was all about leaving behind what no longer served us by practicing radical transformation,” she says; now Sagittarius season is here, reminding us to “bask in the glory of the results that come from taking that plunge.”
Sagittarius season is the time to lean into the “go big or go home” mindset. “As the last fire sign of the zodiac, the sign of the Archer does nothing halfway!” Montúfar says. “Whatever it does, it does so with excitement and gusto. Out of the entire year, the month ruled by Sagittarius inspires us to think big, explore, and see all the possibilities that lie ahead of us. It is a wonderful time to learn, travel, and bring people together.”
As we frequently note, every sign plays with a different season and planet differently! Your chart is chock full o’ cosmic knowledge and traits that make up your specific personality. So be sure to check your sun sign, your moon sign and your ascendant/rising sign, as well as your other prominent planets out for a full zodiac picture (Mars and Venus are always interesting in the realm of sex and relationships!). You might even benefit from a sit down with an astrologer to go over your chart and get an understanding of how well you play with other signs.
But, in the meantime, if you want to ride out Sagittarius season with a bang and some whimpers, we’re recommending you channel your inner adventurer, pump up your energy, and seek out some exciting, active, and athletic sex positions.
Sorry my lovely starfish friends, this isn’t your time. (Save those pillow princess vibes for Taurus season!) Instead, try embracing the full range of motions you and your partner have at your disposal to aggressively and enthusiastically seek out the kind of pleasure you want and need. You may roll out of bed later with sore thighs or feeling like you did a few too many planks, but the shared experience of working some sexy aggression out together is powerful one.
Montúfar recommends a couple specific sex positions to bring in that exciting, athletic Sag energy:
Mopping: the receiving partner places their hands on the floor and lifts their hips (think downward dog, but with your legs as bent as needed!) while the penetrating partner enters them from behind. “This playful position allows for deep penetration, which totally resonates with the Sagittarian mantra,” Montúfar says (go big or go home!). “Since it’s also a position that does not require a bed, it makes room for the spontaneous vibe of the season.”
Expanding: the receiving partner lies in a spooning position in front of the penetrating partner, lifting and lowering their top leg as desired to play with the depth of penetration. This one works for Sag season because “‘Expansion’ is one of the keywords for both Jupiter and Sagittarius,” Montúfar explains. “What’s fun about this position is that it brings attention to the areas that never get it.” While it may not seem exciting at first, “it totally is — especially for the receiver!”
The Golden Arch: the receiving partner sits on top of the penetrating partner, facing them, with their legs on the penetrating partner’s legs or their ankles on their shoulders. This is the definition of an athletic sex position; you’ll work your triceps and shoulders while allowing for eye-to-eye contact, “which can be very exciting — just like Sagittarian energy,” Montúfar reminds us. “Unlike the energy of other zodiac signs, Sagittarius inspires us to stay present in the moments and truly connect with the other person while having sex.”
Of course, everyone has a different definition of what’s “exciting” in the bedroom. The idea is to simply get out of your comfort zone, whatever that looks like for you, while knowing that the strong Sagittarius energy of this season will support you through it.
“Be adventurous and take risks! If you’ve always wanted to have a threesome or [try] sex in public, this might be the season that inspires you to try it,” Montúfar says. “Sagittarius season is the time of the year in which we have more openness to trying new things. How do you know you’ve never liked it if you’ve never tried it?”
Carry that attitude through the rest of the year, in and out of the bedroom, and just see where it takes you. And don’t worry: You can always cool down with some sleepy, lazy sex later. You’ll have earned it.
A version of this post was originally published in 2020.
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