Self-care Sagittarius

How we take care of ourselves later in life, is distinguished by the way we grow up. However, each Moon Sign evokes different conduct from his peers by communicating his needs non-verbally. In the case of fun Sagittarius, the greatest need is autonomy. Depending on how the needs were met during childhood, each sign develops either constructively or destructively. To develop a healthy way of self-care, you first have to distinguish where your anxieties and survival techniques come from – so you can overcome them. Thus, you have to take a look at your childhood by reading the following article.

However, there might be aspects in your birth chart that indicate your Sun Sign played a bigger role during your childhood. Then, you simply can read the self-care article of your Sun Sign. If you are a mother to a Sagittarius child, you can read all about the needs of your child in the following.

Basic needs of every human being:

  1. commitment (needs which the Sagittarius Moon doesn’t evoke)
  2. a sense of emotional security and comfort (needs which the Sagittarius Moon doesn’t evoke)
  3. autonomy (needs which the Sagittarius Moon child evokes as a child)
  4. control 
  5. orientation
  6. appreciation 
  7. pleasure gain (needs which the Sagittarius Moon evokes as a child)
  8. avoidance of displeasure

What does the Sagittarius Moon child evoke?

Fun-striving Sagittarius - painted by Nastja Stefanyuk

Sagittarius is a wild child who loves to play around wildly with other children during his childhood. Thus, he learns a lot about group dynamics. Actually, he learns a lot in general since his adventurous spirit and curiosity drive him to experiment as a child. Since there is so much energy, parents or society, in general, tend to restrict his behavior by hushing and calming him out of annoyance. As a result, Sagittarius perceives the restriction as unfair and becomes particularly perceptive for injustice. Among the group of playmates, he then applies what he has learned to the group dynamic and begins fighting for rights from an early age. 

However, it’s practically impossible to tame a Sagittarius Moon which definitely is a good thing. If Sagittarius’ is given the freedom he needs to develop, he not only becomes intelligent, fair and self-confident later in life but also, his physicality helps to develop a strong sense of orientation. That’s because activities like playing wildly, falling, trying new things are crucial for the development of self-confidence. This way, Sagittarius gets to know his limits but at the same time learns to take risks, to face new challenges, to release conglomerating energy in a joyful way and to not perceive falling as a failure but rather as training. Thus, a Sagittarius develops best when he is given enough autonomy. 

How does the Sagittarius Moon Child educate his mother?

A Sagittarius child quickly teaches his mother to be more attentive to injustice since his own focus always lies in fairness. Also, she becomes a more independent woman since her child doesn’t depend as much on her. However, if Sagittarius’ need to be autonomous is fulfilled at the expense of commitment, Sagittarius might feel disconnected later in life. 

Negligence of the needs: 

Commitment, Emotional security, and Comfort

Sagittarius is a very independent child. Thus, his needs for emotional security and commitment can be neglected. To regain a sense of emotional security, he then builds up an attitude of defiance as a grown-up so he can protect himself. Also, he then holds onto dogmatic values and forces them through – no matter how wrong he might be. Commitments can present a huge challenge for freedom-striving Sagittarius because he tends to associate them with a lack of emotional comfort but rather with a gain of restriction.

Negligence of the needs:

Gain of pleasure

Sagittarius’ wishful nature raises his need to gain pleasure through playful, fun activities. The more Sagittarius is restricted, the more he strives to have fun. Thus, if responsibility is forced on him during his childhood, he usually overcompensates with extreme overcompensation during his adult life. Then, he completely rejects to „grow up“ and rather jumps from one fun activity to another fun activity. 

Negligence of the needs: 

Autonomy, and Control

When parents are strict (or even abusive) or apply tight schedules, the Sagittarius Moon child feels captivated and overpowered. Everything endangering Sagittarius’ personal freedom as a child leads to a sense of helplessness. Then, Sagittarius overcompensates to regain power by applying different strategies.

Survival strategies:

  1. Constant defiance
  2. Aggression so he can regain control
  3. Megalomania
  4. Superelevation of himself so he can restore his self-image
  5. Engaging in one activity after the other so he can transform the energy (because of the experience of having been restricted)
  6. dogmatism
  7. verbal abuse

Self-care techniques:

If you want to know more about how to take care of your Sagittarius Moon, then you can read all about it in the article Happiness Sagittarius.