Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sagittarius the Archer

"Centaur at the Village Blacksmith's Shop" by Arnold Bocklin
 
"Why not seize the pleasure at once?"
--Jane Austen, author and Sagittarius

Many modern Pagans prefer to pick names based on astrological signs. Yes, I know I just finished doing a series of posts very similar to this on the old blog, but this time I'm not limiting myself to thirteen names. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names by K. M. Sheard is an excellent resource for finding names to go with specific astrological signs, so if you want even more options than the ones I list here go find that book.

Today, the sun enters Sagittarius. Sagittarius usually runs from November 22 to December 23 depending on the year. The symbol of Sagittarians is the centaur. In Greek mythology centaurs often give into their animalistic impulses, but they are also wise, adventurous, and brave. These are qualities that Sagittarians embody. Sagittarians are generally easygoing people that have no problems making friends wherever they go. They love to learn and have a great sense of idealism. However, Sagittarius is a fire sign, so they can have a nasty temper. Their blind faith in the goodness of the world can get them into trouble, and their need for adventure can make them seem irresponsible.

Archer names:

Archer
Bow
Bowman
Arrow
Artemis
Robin
Apollo
Cupid
Niko
Rama
Arjuna
Katniss (I couldn't resist.)

Horse names:

Eponine
Kishore
Phillip
Phillipa
Rosalind
Lorimer
Hippolytos

Adventure/travel names:

Peregrine
Journey
Odyssey
Rover
Sojourner
Faramond
Rumer
Atlas
Gypsy
Meander
Walker
Palmiro
Palmer
Beatrix

Fire Names:

Draco
Drake
Seraphim
Seraph
Seraphina
Phoenix
Sirius
Blaze

Time names:

November
December
Winter
Yule
Solstice

White, blue, and purple names:

Blue
Azure
Sapphire
Turquoise
Bianca
Albus
Leocadia
Gwen
Albion
Haku
Lavender
Plum
Viola
Violet

Attribute Names:

Admetus ("untamed")
Noble
Junius ("youth")
Wilder
Wilde
Cleo ("fame, glory")
Verabel
True
Truly
Verity ("truth")
Fortuna ("lucky")
Prosper
Fabrizio ("craftsman")
Fabrice
Wisdom
Joy
Lively
Allegra ("cheerful, lively")
Levity

Other Ideas:

Gita
Snowden
Isotta
Ballad
Wolf
Juniper
Raphael
Franco
Onyx
Jove
Venice
Fifer
North
Romulus
Romilly
Fern
Ganesh
Aisling
Edward
Malachite
Reverie
Otter
Paris

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