Symbol: Archer ♐
Dates: November 22nd – December 21st. If you were born at the beginning or end of the dates for a sign, then you would be “on the cusp” of one of the signs and feel the influence of the other sign
Element: Fire Sign
Natural House: Ninth
Ruling planet: Jupiter
Key Phrase: “I master”
Motivations: Experiencing and Exploring
Energy: Yang (Masculine)
Lucky Day: Thursday
Lucky Numbers: 4, 5, 9, 22, 23, and 45
Colors: Red (primary), additional colors include: orange and yellow
Body Associations: hips, thighs, liver, and sciatic nerve
Birth Stones: Turquoise (primary) – additional stones
Flowers: Carnation and Foxtail Lily
Tarot Cards: The Temperance and Knight of Wands
Fire signs possess huge amounts of energy that let them go about their tasks with a fierce intensity, passion, and creativity. Besides the four elements (Water, Fire, Earth, and Air), the twelve signs of the Zodiac have qualities. There are three qualities in astrology: Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable. Sagittarius is a Mutable astrological sign.
Mutable signs fall at the end of a season, and they are the ones to put the finishing touches onto the projects initiated by the Cardinal signs and followed through by the Fixed signs. Mutable signs are the administrators and networkers of the zodiac.
Sagittarius Personality Traits
Sagittarius people are gregarious and thoughtful. They work hard to become experts and prefer to learn by experiencing and studying. The list below highlights fourteen Sagittarius traits.
14 key Sagittarius Traits
1. Honest and Forthright
Sagittarians are known as the “truth seekers” of the Zodiac. They do not like to be false or pretentious, preferring to be upfront, honest, and telling it like it is. With a Sagittarius, you know what you see is what you get.
2. Free-Spirited, Fun, and Adventurous
Sagittarians do not leave a stone unturned. When there is something new and exciting to experience, Sagittarius will be there. They live life to the fullest, and they try to live every day like it is their last. They love to experience new things, and they are always chasing the exciting experiences life has to offer.
3. Intelligent and Philosophical
Most Sagittarians are on an endless quest to discover the meaning of life, and they will educate themselves with every bit of knowledge they can find in this pursuit. They see a deeper meaning in life than most people, and they will try to spread this awareness to others.
4. Generous and Open
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, which is the planet of good luck! So, most Sagittarius natives tend to have a lot of good luck in their lives, and things generally work out in their favor. They can be blessed with many good things, and they do not mind sharing with the people they meet in their travels!
5. Big Dreamers
No dream is too big for a Sagittarius, and there is no limit to how high they can aim! Their spirit cannot be broken by anything or anyone. They remain incredibly jovial about life and are always looking forward to the future. They swiftly get over disappointments and do not dwell on the past for long.
6. Animal Lovers
The centaur is half man, half horse, and symbolizes Sagittarius, which represents their strong connection to the animal world. Most Sagittarians love nature and possess a deep love for animals, especially dogs, cats, and horses. A Sagittarius will always go out of their way to help any animal in need.
7. Unbreakable Faith
Once a Sagittarius believes in something, they devote themselves to that belief for life. Their faith is unshakeable, and many Sagittarius natives who devote themselves to a religious life become highly regarded within their communities for their dedication to a higher purpose.
8. Overly Blunt
Honesty is a positive trait of Sagittarius; however, their honesty can often land them in hot water. Sagittarians lack a filter, and are often caught with “their foot in their mouth,” saying things that are best left unsaid. They can easily ruffle quite a few feathers and offend several people.
Sagittarians do not like to adhere to rules or listen to authority because they think they should be the authority. Until they can be the authority, they prefer to do what they want, even if it means going against “the establishment”. They will overlook the negative effect or outcomes of their actions and end up in trouble for their rebellious choices.
10. Reckless and Careless
Sagittarians deeply believe in their personal truths. It is challenging for them to see the consequences and effects of their actions, and they bulldoze toward anything that they want and desire, often having little regard for those they might impact, hurt, or offend along their way.
Most Sagittarius people believe that they are right, no matter what. Even when you present them with facts that prove them wrong, they will be unable to openly admit they were wrong and might become defensive and deflective to protect themselves from humiliation. This kind of Sagittarian will like to make themselves look good, even if lying is necessary to do so.
When a Sagittarius disagrees with someone, they can use rude and sarcastic remarks to make their point. They often make others feel small and inferior due to a “know it all” attitude, which gets them in trouble and into arguments with others because they want to be the expert everyone relies on.
13. White Knight Syndrome
Many Sagittarius natives are so focused on finding the truth and improving the world that they can neglect to work on their own problems and take care of themselves. They are constantly helping others in need and can end up no energy for themselves at the end of the day. Their constant need to improve the world around them can end up draining them.
Changing the mind of a Sagittarius is exceptionally challenging and almost impossible. Being so set in their beliefs causes them to question and deny what others believe in, leading them to be hypocritical and offensive in many situations. They can struggle to see eye-to-eye with others regarding political and social views.
The Sagittarius Woman
Of a curious and active nature, the Sagittarius woman very much likes journeys and discoveries. If it were up to her, she would spend her life exploring the world from one country to another. She is very dynamic and communicates easily with others. She seeks to satisfy her thirst for knowledge and novelty, and explores all horizons.
Eager for new experiences, she often undertakes several projects at the same time. It is something she has in common with other Fire signs. That is why she often tends to start something, but never end it. In order to succeed, she must therefore choose a single goal – the most urgent one – and focus on it.
The Sagittarius woman is endowed with bewitching charm. People are naturally drawn to her; she is not doing it on purpose. She is often very close to animals, and she has a passion for them that easily turns to devotion. The Sagittarius woman is honest and reliable. She does not hesitate to say what she means, which can unsettle people with low self-confidence.
The Sagittarius woman can be spontaneous, especially when a new experience or place to explore is put before her. She loves everything that is new, and her playful side appeals to those around her. Her greatest struggle, and motivation, is her inability to be satisfied.
The Sagittarius Man
The Sagittarius man is a very dynamic, enthusiastic, and optimistic person. He is fiery. Ruled by Jupiter, he tends to go to excesses. He loves travelling and is very attached to his freedom and independence. The Sagittarius man always thirsts for knowledge and always wants to explore new places.
He can be very good orator who has no difficulty in captivating his audience thanks to his passion for what he believes in and desire to be an authority figure or expert. His main enemy: routine. That is why he tends to keep exploring and expanding. He is always looking for novelty, and for a profession that supports his constant need to travel and go on adventures.
The impulsive side of a Sagittarius can sometimes become very difficult to live with, especially for those closest to him. It can be difficult for him to settle down or deal with the mundane responsibilities involved in raising a family. He works best with an “administrative assistant” in all areas of his life. His quest for adventure often leads him to engage in unnecessary challenges that could cause problems of some significance.
In the professional world, the Sagittarius man wants to be “in the thick of things”. He likes to be accomplished and be highly regarded. The main qualities of the Sagittarius man are his natural dynamism, his positive attitude, his spontaneous side, and his taste for change. When he has a strong belief, he also makes an excellent scholar.
The Sagittarius Child
Sagittarius children love to explore and learn, best to keep them tethered to you when they are young, no telling where they will wander off to. They need plenty of help learning how to navigate out in the world because they will want to get out and go as soon and as much as possible. Any time they transgress or need correcting, it should be done with authority and a comprehensive explanation. These children wander into trouble more than they cause it.
The best rule of thumb teaching them is to let them find someone who is a master of a skill or body of knowledge who will let the child apprentice with them. The parent can be the teacher, but they must really know what they are doing or talking about; otherwise, it is best to let the child learn from someone else. These children can excel in or out of school, so long as they have exceptional teachers, or a skill they are passionate about.
The Sagittarius Parent
The Sagittarius parent is the consummate teacher and authority figure. They will take children with them on trips and encourage them to learn by getting out into the world. They expect their children to be educated and worldly. Punishments can be elaborate, and great opportunities to teach lessons. When this parent engages, there is likely to be an activity or adventure on the agenda. They love to build memories exploring the world with their children.
Sagittarius people are adventurers, and want friends who will go exploring with them. They love to get out and go, and want company on their travels. These are the friends that never sit still or want to stay home. So, if you need a friend to get you out of the house and moving around in the world, be sure to have a Sagittarius in your contacts.
Friendships come rather easily; these are fun people. But if you cannot keep up or you do not share their beliefs and knowledge, you can quickly get left behind. They want friends who thirst for knowledge, have strong opinions, and want to experience the world firsthand. If you want a friendship that really stretches you, then hitch your wagon to a Sagittarius horse and hang on!
Sagittarius loves for love to be an adventure. Shared experiences through travel and exploration form the energetic bindings that they want in partnership. A long-term relationship works best by being active and engaged out in the world. What makes them so much fun is their passion and desire to rack up experiences with their lover. Grand gestures, lavish experiences, and even some intense, but playful competition will need to be regular occurrences to make a long-term relationship work.
Sagittarians make some of the best experts and promoters, especially in large organizations. Their sign is known as the “missionary”, which often makes them perfect for getting the word out about a company or organizations, as well as the people who can discern the needs of clients and customers. If you need to know how best to promote your business and organization, and where to be successful (literally, in the world), then you want a Sagittarius at the helm or giving your leader(s) advice.
They love to develop expert knowledge and skill, making them the “go-to” authority on subjects that will lead a company or organization to success. In fact, these are the people you should ask to run your marketing, lead your sales team, or close your deals. Sagittarians make the perfect experts, diplomats, and event planners for an organization; the higher the stakes, the better they perform.
While it is part of traditional astrology to suggest some jobs are Sagittarius jobs and other jobs belong to other signs, that concept is outdated. Essentially any sign can do any job, whether the person is a hair dresser, surgeon, stay-at-home parent, fighter pilot, and on and on. Ideally, the person doing the job needs to be able to do the work in alignment with his or her sign. Sagittarius prefers to be exploring, advising, and promoting when it comes to work and career.
You may feel a bit left out from the field, so be patient. Focus on your strengths and tell yourself, “I can do it!”.
Life isn’t easy, and you can never be too careful. Don’t get too attached, and this might be a good time to distance yourself from the situation!
You might want to make some amends to balance your office and home life. Make your work hours more productive to brush off a few debts.