Sagittarius Zodiac Sign


Time Period: November 21 – December 21

Symbol: Archer

Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Quality: Mutable

Ruling House: 9th

Polarity: Positive

Birthstone: Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise

Key Traits: Adventurer, Idealistic, Exaggerative

Phrase: “I perceive…”

Power Color: Red, Purple, Blue, Indigo

Flower: Carnation

Eminent Personalities: Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Bruce Lee, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt

About Sagittarius

Everyone loves a Fire Sign, and when it comes to Jupiter-ruled Sagittarius, you are no exception. In fact, you may be the most joyful and optimistic Fire sign of them all, and that’s saying something! Your positive attitude is contagious, and you sprinkle that positivity on everything, everywhere you go. It’s very attractive to others and you have a wide social circle as a result. Being ruled by Jupiter, these qualities often land you some seriously lucky strikes in life. As a Mutable sign, you embrace change and like to have a different day every day. You also need freedom in your world, and your relationships and work choices reflect that. Like the Archer that represents you, when you shoot, you hit the bulls-eye, every time.

Sagittarius is, without a doubt, the most adventurous sign of the Zodiac. It’s common for you to roam far away from home and family, with a suitcase or backpack as your only companion, in search of adventure. The idea of going to the ends of the Earth to find one’s true path is a tale based on the Sagittarian way of thinking. For you, even the most personal spiritual quest is a journey in pursuit of something that can only be truly learned through your experience.

Not all Sagittarians are particularly enamored with the mystical experience. If your cab driver says they are only driving to support themselves while doing off-Broadway shows, ask for their birthday. This is a typical Sagittarian story. Next time you see them they may be starring in a feature film. CEO’s of multinational businesses, high profile attorneys in huge law firms, professors at prestigious universities, and Nobel Prize winners all have a high percentage of Sagittarians in their ranks. It’s not surprising, though, because quitting or giving up is generally not considered to be a part of the Sagittarian vocabulary.

Travel is always a big thing for people of your sign. When a Sagittarius shows up anywhere and are greeted by friends or family, that the first thing they hear is, “how long before your plane leaves?” It’s true though! Once you Sagittarians are on the move, you never slow down again if you can help it.

One thing about Sagittarians that amazes individuals of other signs is how you manage to get your foot in your mouth so often. It’s not that you think of the wrong thing to say, it’s the way you say it that often shocks, or even hurts, others. You know what we’re talking about here - whenever you have to ask, “what did I say?”, just put yourself in the position of the person to whom you just gave “friendly advice” in public. Only a few know that there is no malicious intent or cruelty behind what you say, and those few have probably developed thick skins during the time they’ve known you.

Long time friends know to be careful. Your sweeping hand gestures can easily knock over every drink on the table. Don’t try to be delicate, Sagittarius. That’s a Libra thing.

Most Sagittarians are not averse to taking chances or risks. The idea of beating the odds is ultimately what appeals to you. You’re not one to be backed into a corner, threatened, or pushed around . Anyone who tries learns quickly what Jupiter’s thunderbolts feel like, from a volley of words that leaves them feeling like they’re facing judgment day. However, it is rare to find anyone as true to their word and to themselves as you. Your honest heart and sense of adventure will open doors for you and make anything you want to achieve possible.

Lucky Streak

You seem to draw luck your way; this is because of your positive attitude, sunny disposition, and because you are ruled by optimistic and lucky Jupiter. You weather the hardships and expect that tomorrow will always be brighter. Your curious personality and appetite for life brings you many opportunities. Just be mindful that you look before you leap, though, because if anyone can act on impulse, it’s you. The upside of this is that, should you find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, you’ll always find a way to change it. Life is ever-evolving and never static for the energetic and opportunistic Sagittarius. And that’s exactly how you like it, because that is when you feel your luckiest. Keep the optimistic confidence of Jupiter in your corner every day, and the lucky strikes will keep on striking.


Because you are interested in so many things, you can talk about nearly any subject. You’ve got plenty of ideas and are quick to share them with others. In business, this makes you great at public relations. Your career needs to be something that continually piques your interest though, or you’ll get bored and rock the boat. Your best accomplishments are likely to be achieved when you’re working under pressure. At the same time, however, being ruled by Jupiter makes the whole wide world your oyster when it comes to work. Travel-related work, or work that is different every day, will feed that expansive mind of yours. You also are most happy when you are making a difference and helping others, so work in charity or non-profits; making a difference is where you will be most successful.

Love & Relationships

If there is any complaint to be had of Sagittarius, it’s that your Mutable nature keeps you from tying yourself down to any one person or relationship for too long. Oh sure, you can be committed, but long-term relationships won’t work for you unless the other person can offer you something different, new, and exciting, every single day. That’s a big ask of anyone. You are better served in love by keeping these intentions up front at all times in love. You’re always looking for the next experience, the next activity. You’re naturally optimistic, and you rarely let your emotions get in the way of your success in love. That could be problematic given that emotions are necessary in relationships. The upside is that you don’t hold grudges for long, and you don’t understand people that do. At the same time, you let issues in love go under the bridge, because for you, life is too short to be anything but happy.


Want to find out how compatible Sagittarians are with other zodiac signs when it comes to love and relationships?

Element: Fire

Astrology can reveal a lot, but there’s much more to it than what Sun sign you are. At the very heart of astrology — and of Tarot, palmistry, sacred geometry, even ceremonies, and rituals — are the 4 elements.

These are Fire, Earth, Water, and Air. If you think about it, we need these four elements — all of them — in order to survive on the planet. We heat and cook and purge with fire. We grow things in the Earth; it is the foundation of our existence, and we return to it when our life has ended. We need water to survive; it grows the plants of the earth and quenches our thirst; our bodies are approximately 60% water, and the Earth itself is approximately 70% water. We need air to breathe. Even our words are given life by our breath when we speak them out loud.

So, you can see, the elements are very important indeed!

The fire signs are always masculine, or positive. If you were born an Aries, a Leo, or a Sagittarius, then you were born a Fire Sign. Of course, not all fire signs are going to behave the same. Even two Leos can be very different from each other, because of the way that the rest of their planets fall. Remember, the Sun sign is only one part of astrology! There’s so much more to discover.

See if you recognize yourself in these points.

  • You usually enjoy the company of others.
  • Your can light up a room and make a gathering come to life.
  • You’re confident in your abilities to get things done.
  • You’re good at motivating others.
  • You’re goal-oriented.
  • You may be prone to outbursts of temper.
  • You like things to revolve around you.
  • You want to have your own way.
  • You can act impulsively.
  • You may be prone to pessimism.
  • You are creative.
  • You are able to take the initiative.
  • You are self-sufficient.
  • You inspire others.

The Quadruplicities

Even though all fire signs are going to be very similar, there’s a lot of difference between them. This is because of the triplicities, or the qualities of those signs. Just like there are four elements,­­ Fire, Earth, Air, and Water, ­­there are three triplicities. These are Cardinal, Mutable, and Fixed.

The Mutable quadruplicity is softer than that of the Cardinal quadruplicity. This quality is adaptable. It’s the ‘go along with the crowd’ energy of the zodiac. Perhaps you recognize yourself here?

  • You aren’t particularly interested in leadership.
  • You enjoy discussing new ideas.
  • You aren’t particularly assertive or dominant.
  • You’re willing to follow others.
  • You’re able to work as part of a team.
  • You’re content to be in the middle of things.
  • You’re cautious about taking risks.
  • You’re responsible and trustworthy.

Fire Element: Sagittarius

Sagittarius is known for being optimistic, honest, and maybe a bit tactless. You’re not trying to hurt anyone’s feelings, you just seem to have a knack for always sticking your foot in your mouth. As if that weren’t enough, because you’re really trying to be friendly and understanding, it will be hard for you to comprehend just why you upset someone. Remembering that you meant well and explaining this to others ­­will help you to keep calm and cheerful about the situation. You may have to accept that you’re just not the diplomat that you think you are.

You have a wicked sense of humor with a sharp wit, and a unique approach to things. You require your friends and loved ones to be honest and open, and you abhor people who try to take advantage of you. You’re bold, and it’s not out of your reach to make real changes to the world, ­­or at least to your world, ­­through your optimism and your humanitarian approach to life.

You’re unlikely to be able to keep your thoughts to yourself, and you’d do well to try to remember that some of the things in the back of your mind should just stay there. You speak your truth without sugar-coating, and people can read you like a book because you’re not very good at hiding your emotions or your opinions.You’re talkative and extroverted, but you may have to watch your temper if people try to take advantage of you or back you into a corner. Because of your openness and your innocence, it’s hard for others to stay cross with you for long. Just don’t take their forgiveness for granted; it may not always be there.

Yours is the expansive mindset, the need for an audience, the urge to travel and learn. You can be quite philosophical, and while you enjoy learning and growing, you’re not one for a lot of responsibilities. Too many obligations can make you rebellious and petulant. Mood swings are not uncommon. You’re very free-­spirited, and while you fall in love easily and often, you might have trouble with commitment. You need a partner who can make you feel like you’re keeping your independence, someone who captivates you enough that you want to stay, rather than feel you have to stay.

You’ll need to watch your communication because you can be a bit of a gossip, and you’re prone to sarcasm, which not everyone is going to understand. You’re honest, sometimes brutally so. You’re generous, you feel genuine compassion for those less fortunate than you, and you’ll always champion the underdog. Your mind is keen, with a sharp memory, ­­but you’re likely to forget things that disinterest you in a heartbeat. All in all, you’re fun to be with, and you really can help others to reach their goals and their ambitions.

Here are how some of your main personality traits are expressed.

  • You do your best to be cheerful at all times.
  • You’re good-hearted.
  • You have a good sense of humor.
  • You like to keep busy.
  • You love animals.
  • You’re confident.
  • You’re very open-minded.
  • You’re honest, sometimes to a fault.
  • Your friends are loyal to you.
  • You’re extroverted.
  • You’re independent.
  • You like to travel.
  • Philosophy interests you.
  • You fall in love easily.
  • You’re very generous.
  • You have a good memory.
  • You’re truthful.

Of course, every shining star has a shadow, and you’re no exception!

  • You don’t know how to give compliments.
  • You can be tactless.
  • You often don’t understand other people’s emotions or motives.
  • You may not be as diplomatic as you think you are.
  • You have an explosive temper.
  • You’re rebellious.
  • You shirk responsibility.

  • You can be lazy.
  • You’re prone to mood swings.
  • You may like to gamble.
  • You fall out of love easily.
  • You can be a bit scatterbrained.

The Sagittarius Man

  • Optimistic
  • Big dreams and lofty goals.
  • Innovative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Trusting
  • Lucky
  • Lots of friends.
  • Never intentionally cruel.
  • Always tell you the truth.
  • Value intelligence
  • Always apologize if they realize they are wrong.
  • Can bring people out of their shells.
  • Need to feel important.
  • Don’t like to be alone.
  • Jump to conclusions.
  • Don’t think before they act.
  • Tactless
  • Lack consideration for how their words and actions might hurt others.
  • Have trouble with commitment.
  • Flirtatious
  • Independent
  • Miserable when they’re bored.
  • Critical

The Sagittarius Woman

  • Attract attention
  • Charming
  • Good conversationalists.
  • Forthright
  • Say what’s on their minds.
  • Optimistic
  • Independent
  • Don’t hide their thoughts or feelings.
  • Analytical
  • Enthusiastic
  • Trust easily
  • Know how to get over disappointment and move forward.
  • Sentimental
  • Good hostesses
  • Very encouraging
  • Tactless
  • Judgmental
  • Fiery temper
  • Flirtatious
  • Vulnerable
  • A bit extravagant with money.
  • Sarcastic

The Sagittarius Child

  • Friendly
  • Mischievous
  • Enthusiastic
  • Do not like being alone.
  • Like to be the center of attention.
  • Honest
  • Curious
  • Selfish
  • Start to look for romance early in life.
  • May be very interested in religion.
  • Like to learn about other places and cultures.
  • Need a lot of support, but still need to feel they’re independent.
  • Can be overly needy.
  • Don’t understand responsibility.
  • Tactless
  • Defiant
  • Know when they’re being lied to.
  • Clumsy
  • Need a lot of patience.
  • Restless and lose interest in things easily.

The key to Sagittarius’ success is to learn how to blend honesty with tact and to blend their dreams and goals with something that is attainable. As with most things in life, qualities that may seem undesirable at first (like tactlessness) can be turned to a real advantage if they’re simply understood more, and applied correctly.

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