Sagittarius Zodiac Sign


Sagittarius Dates: November 21 – December 21

Zodiac Symbol: Archer

Element: Fire

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Ruling House: 9th

Quality: Mutable

Polarity: Positive

Power Color: Red, Purple, Blue, Indigo

Birthstone: Topaz, Amethyst, Ruby, Sapphire, Turquoise

Flower: Carnation

Key Traits: Adventurer, Idealistic, Exaggerative

Desires: To make the impossible possible

Compatible Signs: Aries, Aquarius, Leo, Libra

Mantra: “I perceive…”

A Summary of the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

As the archer, or rather the centaurs and centaurides of the zodiac, people born under the Sagittarius star sign are emboldened with a unique mix of confidence and curiosity that drives their propensity to explore new paths to reach their targets. Be it exploring the western canon of literature, and more, by traveling to libraries across the globe or by pushing yourselves mentally and physically climbing both real and figurative mountains, they are determined to set distant goals and reach them through their travels.

Sagittarius is the ninth sign in the zodiac and if you have this sign in your birth chart, you are known for loving to make the impossible possible, being risk-takers and being the fun-loving sign of the zodiac.

If you were born under the Sagittarius sign, then you secretly know luck is likely the driving factor for why the idea of can’t seem so preposterous to you. On one hand, they do not vibe well with the negativity. On the other hand, many believe that Sag is also the luckiest sign of the zodiac. It is this luck that often makes the impossible seem possible. It is this same luck that makes it seem as though the trick to attaining goals is simple and just a matter of trying.

A person born under the Sagittarius sign is quick to try new things and this openness and curiosity helps to attract opportunities. Ultimately, for a life lived by a Sagittarius, it really is as the mantra suggests: a matter of perception.

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The Sagittarius Symbol: Archer (Centaur/Centaurides)

The Sagittarius sign is symbolically represented by the image of an archer, or the mythical centaur. Its glyph is often an arrow that is optimistically pointed toward the heavens. Unlike most astrological signs of the zodiac, Sagittarius’ constellation is unique with the centaur symbol in that a mythical creature that embodies both human and animal represents it. Animals symbolically represent eight of the twelve zodiac signs.

While this constellation appearance in the night sky is often compared to a teapot, its name means is archer in Latin and is often more fully depicted as a centaur with a bow and arrow, or simply a male or female archer. The imagery of the archer is straightforward and speaks to ambition and drive of people born under this sign. The symbol of centaur, or its female counterpart centaurides, interestingly illustrates more sides to this adventurous zodiac sign.

Centaurs are mythological creatures that have the upper body of a human and the body and legs of a horse. Sagittarius was characterized in mythology as being unrestrained as wild or untamed horses in spite of their human head, arms, and torso. When understanding Sagittarius star sign through this half-human, half-horse imagery, it is once again a matter of perception. The Sagittarius sign as understood through the centaur is as optimistic as the archer but is met with adventurousness and openness on how their unrestrained hooves make their mark.

Sagittarius Element: Fire

Element: Fire

Sagittarius is a fire sign and shares this element with the signs Aries and Leo. The top traits of fire signs, which are often indicative of a person with the Aries, Leo or Sagittarius zodiac signs, are indicative of a strong sense of self, self-sufficiency, intense passion, and spontaneous action.

Fire signs enjoy spending time with others and to help light up social engagements. Fire signs are keen to have things revolve around themselves to help keep the energy high and inspire the group. The Sagittarius sign is quite confident, creative, goal-oriented and great at getting the job done.

To more low-key signs of the zodiac (like earth or air signs), fire signs may seem to always want their own way, act impulsively and be relatively hot-tempered with occasional outbursts. While not common for a Sagittarius, which is ruled by the optimistic Jupiter, fire signs may be prone to pessimism.

Ruling Planet: Jupiter


Jupiter is exactly the planet you would expect to rule over the Sagittarius sign. The planet often jumps out at night, making it is easily seen with the naked eye under the moonlight sky.

Jupiter’s natural exhibition better helps us to understand the importance of perception of Sagittarius.

Jupiter is the ruler of higher education, luck, and optimism, which emboldens this fire sign even more. With the help of Jupiter, Sagittarius is a sign of good fortune.

The Sagittarius Quadruplicity

The zodiac signs are divided across four elements (fire, water, earth, and air) and quadruplicities (cardinal, mutable or fixed). The Quadruplicities, like the elements, showcase qualities of the signs and help to give deeper insight into the complexity of each sign.

Sagittarius is a mutable sign, which means that their mutable quadruplicity is softer than that of the Cardinal quadruplicity found in its fellow fire sign, Aries. Mutable signs are adaptable and are likely to change. These signs enjoy discussing new ideas and are known for being responsible and trustworthy.

Sagittarius Traits: The Key Personality Traits of the Sagittarius Sign

People born under the Sagittarius sign are optimistic and honest. In some cases this optimism met with your brutal honesty may come across as tactless to more sensitive signs of the zodiac. These misunderstandings often lead you to question what happened to upset the person, since you were trying to be approachable and genuine. At times, they lack a certain level of diplomacy in their effort to be true to themselves and others.

You may often speak your truth or share your thoughts on a subject whether it is well received or not. Sag is extroverted and has the need to explore, grow, learn and travel. You love an audience and sharing what you know and how you have grown with others. At times, you may be prone to gossip or to over-sharing what you know in the name of full disclosure. You are witty and tend to use sarcasm as humor.

As a person born under the Sagittarius sign, you are a free spirit and easily fall in love. In love, you need your partner to respect your autonomy and to help you keep your independence while in the depths of love. You are ambitious and keep following your goals wherever and however, a Sag lead you.

Top Sagittarius Traits

There are a number of traits and characteristics associated with the Sagittarius sign. Some of these are considered positive and others negative. They are known for the following:

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

Top Sagittarius Challenges

As is the case with all human beings across the zodiac, even Sagittarius has less appealing attributes. Sag’s can be tactless but can overcome this by listening to the feedback others provide. In some cases, this is being more aware of the nonverbal cues when someone is showing discomfort by what you are saying. Respect the feelings of others more than sharing the truth as you see it.

When your signs Sagittarius, you often have difficulty understanding what motivates others and even their emotions. Take the time to listen and repeat what a Sagittarius has to say. Even if you don’t understand or cannot relate to what the Sagittarius sign is saying, respect that it is their truth and act accordingly.

At times, you may be less diplomatic than you think. Take the time to observe a room and the people before speaking. It will help you to read the room better to avoid mishaps.

Other Sag sign traits and characteristics include:

  • You have an explosive temper
  • You fall out of love easily
  • You don’t know how to give compliments
  • You’re prone to mood swings
  • You may like to gamble
  • You’re rebellious
  • You shirk responsibility
  • You can be lazy
  • You can be a bit scatterbrained

Sagittarius During Conflict

The desire for honesty and truth of the Sagittarius sign may, at times, make it difficult to resolve conflict. Especially since Sagittarius’ have some challenges understanding the motives and emotions of others. Conflict resolution involves a number of strategies across contexts.

It is often a matter of understanding what is best for the situation, which is often challenging for a Sagittarius who believes strongly in the importance of truth and honesty.

In the case of conflict and communication, the philosophical nature and open-mindedness of the Sagittarius is likely to shine through to help provide perspective by taking the view of the others involved to help minimize the conflict. It takes working through the hot temper to get to this point, but they have the optimism to do it.

Relationships & Sex: Understanding a Sagittarius in Love

There are a handful of personality traits exhibited by a person with the Sagittarius sign that impact relationships. They are a lover of possibilities, and to that end, they are more reluctant than other signs of the zodiac to commit to one idea, let alone one person without feeling a profound sense of freedom and independence in their relationship or decision to commit.

A Sagittarius is a lover and often falls in love frequently and they often enjoy the independence of open-relationships to marriage. Not all Sag’s want a queue of partners as much as their autonomy in a relationship.

While a strong sign in the zodiac, Sag doesn’t necessarily want the responsibility of another person. As an idealist, they will often seek this out in love and relationships.

Read More about Sag Compatibility and Love: Sagittarius Love & Relationship Compatibility

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.

Sagittarius Zodiac Compatibility

Sagittarius is the epitome of a Mutable sign and a Fire one to boot. This sign loves autonomy in love and is not known for traditional lines of fidelity. Sagittarians love adventure so if you’re wanting to date one, be ready to go on fun and unique dates that will keep their interest peaked.

Best matches

Least Compatible

Learn More About Sag Compatibility: Sagittarius Compatibility with Other Zodiac Signs

How to Get the Attention A Sagittarius

To capture the attention of a person born under the Sagittarius sign, it is best, to be honest, and open-minded to what this free-spirited fire sign has to share. Be up for an adventure and explore the world with them.

Career & Money: The Sagittarius Sign at Work

It is no surprise that employees under the Sagittarius sign love to work independently, while also full of ideas that the eagerly want to share with the team. A Sagittarius is the curious thinker of any workplace that is full of questions, not because they don’t understand but because a Sag wants to learn everything they can.

A Sag is often very philosophical and one of the best signs to have around during brainstorm sessions or goal planning meetings. A Sagittarius person in the workplace will always want to throw themselves into their work 100% with creativity and passion.

You will see a happy Sagittarius worker working independently to complete a project. They love to dive into their ideas and work them out completely, which takes a fair amount of alone time.

While they need their alone time to get comfortable, once you get to know a Sagittarius in the workplace, you will find that they are a great ally in projects. If you are finding it hard to connect with them, you might just have to make the first move in initiating a conversation to see their true fiery side come out.

Learn More About Sagittarius Career and Success: How to Succeed as a Sagittarius & Career Tips for Fire Signs.

Sagittarius Birthstones

Topaz: Strength, intellectual, love

Amethyst: Courage

Ruby: Protection, passion

Sapphire: Purity, wisdom

Turquoise: Good fortune, success, protection

Influential People that Share the Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

  • Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Jane Fonda
  • Jay-Z
  • Taylor Swift
  • Ben Stiller
  • Bruce Lee
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Brad Pitt
  • Scarlet Johansson
  • Tina Turner
  • John Stewart
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Sarah Silverman
  • Zoe Kravitz
  • Tyra Banks
  • Ian Somerhalder
  • Judi Dench
  • Jamie Fox
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