How to Succeed as a Sagittarius

Posted on December 19, 2019


A shadowed archer pulls back a bow in front of a yellow and grey cloudy sky. They are the Sagittarius with the eye on the prize.

According to Gettysburg College, the average person spends 90,000 hours during their lives working. Other than sleeping, that’s the most amount of time we spend on anything. Therefore, our career choice is important.

Since your Zodiac sign tells you a lot about who you are, you should use that information to find the best potential fit for those 90,000 hours. Below you’ll find an overview of what tends to be the best careers for a Sagittarius.

We’ll begin with a brief introduction to the sign overall and then provide some examples of what may work for you if you are a Sagittarius.

Sagittarius - A Brief Introduction

Sagittarius, the ninth sign in the zodiac, is an exciting fire sign. Fun and friendly, Sagittarians crave freedom and adventure. You are romantic and love living in the moment. You are prone to travel and love to start new projects, although finishing them is another story. These characteristics could be relevant to a Sagittarius who’s deciding on the best careers for him or herself.

Below are five traits of a Sagittarius to consider when deciding on the best jobs for you:

  1. You are energetic and optimistic.
  2. You are idealistic.
  3. You are intellectual.
  4. You are adventurous.
  5. You are flexible.

Sagittarians have an optimistic spirit that is almost contagious and you seem to be born with a horseshoe in your mouth. Often bouncy and bubbly, Sags are fun to be around. Your jovial nature and sense of humor are related to your easy going nature.

The Best Careers for a Sagittarius

Given this information, the following are some great examples of the best careers for a Sagittarius. See a few below:

  • Architecture
  • Public relations
  • Academia
  • Travel
  • Personal trainer

Leave it to a Sag to dream big. Symbolized by the archer, this astrological sign is associated with big goals and the determination to achieve them. Once you put your mind to something, you will be sure to make it happen.

Sagittarians are intellectual, often spiritual and frequently philosophical. You could be described as the question mark of the zodiac, curious and almost desperate to solve all of life’s little mysteries. This allows you to see things in myriad lights and creative, unique ideas.

A Sagittarius is not likely to back away from a risky task. You seek adventure and new experiences at every turn. Often well-traveled, the Sag is up for anything. Allowing you opportunities that may not be afforded to other signs, or that other astrological signs may not be willing to take.

Because of that, some of the best jobs for a Sagittarius involve pushing people to new heights by way of training them physically, creating new things as you would in the world of architecture, molding young minds as a teacher or professor and helping people see the world in the travel industry.

Your optimism also plays well in public relations, as your energy will draw others to your message.

Sagittarius’ Negative Traits to Keep in Mind

As much as your positive qualities will help you find the best career path for yourself, your negative traits should also be part of your search. You don’t want to ignore them, or you could wind up in an area that you don’t enjoy. People in this position tend to find themselves stuck. As they obtain experience in an area they dislike, and either have to trudge through the rest of their working lives or start all over in another industry.

Below are five traits a Sagittarius should be aware of:

  1. You can be flighty.
  2. You can be tactless.
  3. You are impatient.
  4. You can be over-confident.
  5. You can be inconsistent.

With these qualities in mind, the following could be examples of what would not be the best jobs for a Sagittarius:

  • Accounting
  • Assembly line worker
  • Data entry
  • In-house sales
  • Insurance agent

The fields above do not represent the best careers for a Sagittarius because they are detail-oriented, repetitive, and highly structured with regards to their daily duties. In short, a Sagittarius would bore quickly of these jobs and feel constrained in them.

Other Professional Considerations

Regardless of the career path you choose, you’ll still need to keep some realities in mind as they relate to your sign. Doing so can make all the difference between success and failure and between fulfillment and disappointment with your professional life. Take a look at a few examples below:

Sagittarius’ Honesty

  • Sagittarius’ honesty can quickly turn brutal. Your frank, assertive and sometimes confrontational nature can be too intense for gentler astrological signs. Think before you speak, Sag, and consider the feelings of others’ before being unnecessarily brash.

Sagittarians Want it All

  • Less is not more to Sagittarius, more is more. Did we mention that we want it now? Be patient, as great success can take decades to achieve. Remember to have fun on the journey.

Sags can Appear Overly Confident

  • The Sag can come across as cocky and overly confident. Often under the impression that you can do no wrong, a Sagittarius may appear as a know-it-all. Remind yourself that we all make mistakes, and try to be humble.

Sagittarians are Scatterbrained

  • Sometimes Sagittarius can be all over the place, jumping from one project to the next. Your philosophical viewpoints can change at the drop of a hat, and often you come across as just plain indecisive. Try to be more consistent and be a person of your word.

Finding the best careers for a Sagittarius is a matter of matching who you are and what you love with what’s required for success and happiness within different disciplines. This is the same exercise for every sign of the zodiac, but whether you’re a Sagittarius man or Sagittarius woman, you need to reach for the stars and make sure that you’re inspired every day you get up for work. If you do that and allow yourself room for your creativity, you’ll find the satisfaction in your professional life that you deserve.

Learn more about the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign here.

* Editor’s note: This article was previously published November 22nd, 2017 and has been updated for astrological accuracy.

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