Symbol – The Centaur or the Bow and Arrow
Element – Fire
Ruling Planet – Jupiter
Color – Purple and Dark Blue
Quality – Mutable
Birthstone – Topaz, Tanzanite, Turquoise
Dates – November 22 – December 21
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Overview
Sagittarius is represented either by the centaur, a creature with the body of a man and the legs of a horse, or by the bow and arrow, as centaurs are generally considered excellent archers.
Their symbol is hard to pin down, as is Sagittarius, who, as one of the mutable signs, is always looking for new adventures and new experiences, so you never find them in the same place for long.
One of the fire signs, Sagittarius has a passion for life.
Ruled by Jupiter, this manifests as constant activities. This sign are runners, thinkers, doers!
They don’t like to be idle or feel like they are standing still. They are only happy when they are doing and experiencing.
This does mean that they can have a tendency to act before they fully think through the consequences of their decision.
Sagittarius Personality & Traits
Strengths – Independent, Spontaneous, Growth-Mindset
Weaknesses – Struggle to Commit, Impulsive, Impatient
Likes – Adventure, Learning, Philosophy
Dislikes – Sitting Still, Dishonesty, Responsibility
Sagittarius Traits, Strengths & Likes
Those born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius are life’s adventurers. Energetic and curious, they have a thirst to experience everything that life has to offer.
They also appreciate more than most the importance of the journey, and not just the outcome.
For that reason, as long as they are actively doing something, they are always pretty satisfied with life, even when things aren’t going their way. It is all part of the experience.
This sign definitely falls into the growth mindset category. They know that they are a work in progress and that they are capable of learning, and being more than they are today.
For that reason, they are always willing to try something new, even if it involves going through failure.
They aren’t people who ever say, ‘I was just born that way’, and avoids things that they aren’t already good at. For this reason, they are the type of people who always seem like they are achieving something new.
Sagittarius doesn’t like to stay put for long, and is very attached to their freedom. They tend not to like anything that might inhibit their perceived ability to go on their next adventure.
For this reason, they can have a tendency to avoid commitments such as serious relationships, long-term work contracts of mortgages.
With time, they can come to recognize the different types of freedom offered by this type of security, but it is often a hard-learned lesson.
Sagittarius Challenges & Weaknesses
While Sagittarius’ burning lust for life makes them the kind of people that other people want to be around, their fiery temperament can leave others running for cover on a bad day.
While they will never complain about a setback, they can’t stand people who they see as being lazy, or who they think are trying to control them or block them from doing something that they want to do.
They can rage against them in quite childlike ways.
They can also respond badly when they feel like others are being dishonest with them. Sagittarius is quick to forgive and doesn’t hold a grudge.
They appreciate more than most the way we change over time. For that reason, they don’t see the need to be dishonest.
Sometimes they can take their own honesty too far, and be blunt to the point of being harsh.
They themselves have a thick skin, and would take these kinds of comments on the chin. They expect others to do the same, forgetting that everyone is different.
Sagittarius can also become quite frustrated when they are sitting still. This is both literally, in terms of having to wait for anything, and figuratively, if they find themselves in the same situation for too long.
Their desire to always be active and moving forward means that they can have a tendency to act without thinking, which can get them in trouble.
Sagittarius Love, Sex & Compatibility
Sagittarius tend to prefer casual relationships, and “friends with benefits” arrangements over serious commitments.
Despite their love of new experiences, this doesn’t mean that they are out there playing the field.
They tend to form an exclusive bond, but they don’t want to put a label on it, or let it get too serious.
Having a partner means having to consult someone before deciding to embark on their next adventure, and they just aren’t keen on that.
This sign will find that they have fallen into a relationship when they realize that they are considering the feelings and priorities of the other person as part of their decision-making process.
In this way, they will be in a relationship without evening knowing it, as long as their partner doesn’t get too frustrated first.
But Sagittarius is smart. They will realize when they have found someone that they can’t live without.
Their lust for life and charisma means that Sagittarius has no problem attracting admirers. Holding onto them is a different story.
Their independent nature means that they can be a bit dismissive of the feelings and needs of others, which can be a turn off.
Their tactless and harsh tongue can also rub some people the wrong way.
Gemini usually makes a good match for Sagittarius as they are also keen on new experiences, and are happy to do their own thing, so they won’t be too clingy, something Sagittarius can’t stand!
Mutable and adaptable Sagittarius is also better at dealing with the many faces of Gemini than some of the other signs.
Libra and Sagittarius can make a surprisingly good couple. Both extroverts, they can quickly gravitate towards one another in group situations.
Libra also has the kind of full life which means they don’t need to know what Sagittarius is up to at every moment.
Pisces and Sagittarius will struggle to make a relationship work as Pisces can be very clingy, which is a turn off for Sagittarius, and they will also struggle to fulfil Pisces’ need for attention.
Pisces is also likely to find the harsh tongue of this sign particularly difficult to deal with.
Learn more about Sagittarius Compatibility.
Sagittarius men are basically your typical male commitment-phobes. They aren’t players out there trying to spread their seed.
They are quite happy in exclusive relationships, but they don’t want to be tied down to anything by labeling it.
When they are in a happy partnership, they aren’t really thinking of leaving or looking elsewhere, but they like to know that they could leave at any time without breaking their word. He is a man of his word.
Sagittarius men like to be independent, and they like to be able to do their own thing.
They shouldn’t have to send a message every night before bed, and they should definitely be able to go off on a lad’s holiday.
He extends this same freedom to his partner, and find independent people with their own lives very attractive.
They quickly find themselves getting frustrated if they are with someone too clingy.
- Afraid of commitment
- Likes to maintain his independence
- Scrupulously honest
- Doesn’t like to label relationships
- Doesn’t like clingy partners
Learn more about Sagittarius men.
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Like their male counterparts, Sagittarius women are slow to commit.
They prefer to have a casual relationship, which is exclusive, but they aren’t tied down to certain modes of behavior thanks to a label.
No, they don’t need to sacrifice going to see the latest band in order to have a birthday dinner with your mum!
They love their partner, but they have their own lives to lead. She will extend this same freedom to her partner.
She is not the type to be checking in every few hours, or to get upset if her partner can’t make a certain occasion.
The biggest challenge for Sagittarius women in a relationship is that they can’t resist a good fight.
They might have an all-out screaming match with their partner, and not even remember what they were upset about.
She won’t hold a grudge about it, but their partner might.
They also have no problem pushing their partner’s red-hot buttons in order to get the response that they are looking for.
- Slow to commitment
- Likes to stay independent
- Easy going
- Likes a good fight
- Quick to forgive
Learn more about Sagittarius women.
Sagittarius Career and Money
Sagittarius are intelligent, adaptable and fast learners, which means that they will fall on their feet in almost any role.
This is a good thing, as they tend to move from job to job pretty regularly as they quickly get bored and want to try something new.
Luckily, this sign is good at learning new things, and is always upfront and honest in their intentions. For this reason, they never burn bridges and always get glowing recommendations.
Sagittarius can tend to work better alone than in teams.
First, they like to be flexible with their working hours, putting in the hard work ahead of time if they know they need time off further down the line.
They can be frustrated by colleagues that they feel are holding them up, or aren’t pulling their weight.
They can also be quite tactless in some of their social interactions, which is not always ideal for the workplace.
Finally, they tend to avoid leadership roles as they don’t like the idea of others depending on them.
Sagittarius thrive in professions such as consulting. They get to parachute in, solve a new problem, and get out of there before things get stale.
They also make great life coaches as they can get around problems quickly, and their motivation to stop procrastinating and start doing is infectious.
Sagittarius lives for the moment, and they like to spend their money on things like last minute holidays and unexpected concert tickets.
But that doesn’t mean that they are always broke. Most learn the lesson young that good finances are a source of freedom.
You are much better able to quit your job on a whim or go on a quick six-month travel adventure if you don’t have to worry about where your next meal is coming from.
For this reason, this sign tends to be good savers and investors. They don’t waste money on frivolous things, just the things that really matter to them.
Sagittarius Self-Care Tips
Sagittarius always has their eyes on the horizon and the next big thing. This is great for their motivation.
But if they think that their current path isn’t moving them forward quickly enough, they can have a tendency to throw it all in and start over.
For this reason, they sometimes miss out on experiences that could have been gained with a bit more patience.
They would benefit from learning that “new” isn’t the only way to grow, and that going deeper can be more rewarding than they imagine.
“I don’t want to not live because of my fear of what could happen.” – Laird Hamilton
Famous Scorpio Personalities
Songstress turned actor Miley Cyrus is a good example of Sagittarius’ desire to try everything, and often succeeding as they are willing to risk failure.
She also displays this sign’s brutal honesty. She often talks about the challenges she has faced in her life even if it means diving into taboo subjects.
Singer Billie Eilish is an example of a fiercely independent Sagittarius. She took the music industry by storm, writing and producing her own music.
Despite her commercial success, she continues to produce her music with her brother.
Eilish doesn’t want to be tied down to and controlled by one of the major record labels.
The Prince of Darkness himself Ozzy Osbourne is an example of some of the more difficult Sagittarius personality traits.
Clearly talented and intellectual, the singer’s career was cut short when he was kicked out of the band Black Sabbath.
With their desire to try everything that life has to offer, this sign is more likely to experiment than some others, sometimes to their detriment.