Sagittarius Horoscope and Characteristics of Sagittarius


Sagittarius, The (Centaur) Archer: 22 November - 21 December

You belong to the ninth house of the Zodiac circle, Sagittarius. You are usually intellectual, enthusiastic, tolerant and optimistic. Jupiter is your ruling planet. Your lucky colours are purple and royal blue. Gemini is your opposite sign and you are least compatible with Cancer and Taurus. You are most compatible with Aries, Leo and Taurus. You can be extravagant, excessive, hotheaded and a gambler. Your ruling planet symbolizes growth and wisdom and you can be an excellent teacher. Although fundamentally serious there is nothing you like more than fun and laughter when in company which makes you a great friend once others have come up to your very high standards. Your restlessness enables your to adapt to life's changing patterns. Career options best suited for you are athletic and sport, dance, astrology and space, teaching and scholarship, shipping and air trade, international finance, transportation etc…

Other Information about Sagittarius


  • Birthstone: Turquoise
  • New age stone: Lapis lazuli, Azurite
  • Element: Fire
  • Anatomy ruled: Hips, thighs, sciatic nerve
  • Flower: Narcissus
  • Your Tarot card: XIV Temperance

Good Characteristics

• Optimistic and freedom-loving
• Jovial and good-humored
• Honest and straightforward
• Intellectual and philosophical

Bad Characteristics

• Blindly optimistic and careless
• Irresponsible and superficial
• Tactless and restless

Sagittarius Qualities and Characteristics

The centaur that depicts your zodiac symbol represents the partial animal nature in you, and also your spiritual and philosophical craving for the all important truths of life. You are thought of as brave, enterprising and foresighted individuals. But still, you have an uncivilized taint to your personality and somehow tend to get into fights and arguments.
Your adventurous character is backed by a great inner enthusiasm and optimism which shows in your interactions and work. You tend to be a little irresponsible in your dealings and interactions and don’t apply your farsightedness to the repercussions of your own behavior. You have an impeccable honesty and this only instills in you a feeling that you are not answerable to anyone, and need not be afraid of anyone; this tends to make you a little outspoken too.

You have a huge self-respect that works in a inward sense and makes you quite independent and straight-forward. You also have a generous and nature-loving side to yourself that is not quite noticed. Your idealistic nature makes you very frank and fearless, but it also makes you tactless, unsophisticated and inconsistent in your work. Also, your impatience and boastful aggression help the situation. Perhaps a little more patience and sensibility will help you in your professional and domestic spheres.

Qualities that make you lucky are fearlessness, self-governing, sharpness, and gutsy. Qualities that hinder your success are aggressiveness, full of yourself, over-confidence, and contradictory.

Christina Aguilera, Ludwig van Beethoven, Walt Disney, Brad Pitt, Britney Spears; We know them as famous Sagittarius.

Sagittarius Personality

The first thing one would observe about a Sagittarius is his/her amazing frankness and practicality. Generally people who call themselves practical tend to be polite in the more diplomatic sense, but for these guys, the practicality seems to stem from the frankness. Actually, if you cut open a Sagittarius (I mean psychologically), you’d find that what drives them most is their broad outlook, and their quick, positive grasping power of almost any kind of problem. But mind you, the one inclined to get the whole larger picture is liable to miss out on the minor details. They always thirst for challenges in life, and most of the time are restlessly looking for one. Another thing that makes them restless is the endless pursuit of something better. One moment, they might be completely happy with what they’ve got for themselves and the very next moment, they wish they could have had better.

Sagittarians are very caring and lively towards their loved ones, and have a great tendency of understanding their mistakes and learning from them. One very important thing the partner needs to understand here is that they love their freedom too much. Here the word freedom is used in a very different sense. The freedom does not refer to individuality or not wanting to change one’s way of life, it refers to the way in which a person wishes to express his/her love for his/her partner. And another aspect of this need for freedom is fear of closed spaces, in the psychological sense. Excessive possessiveness may take it’s toll on the Sagittarius.

Children of this sign happen to be a little prankish and need to be tamed. Otherwise, they are very brilliant and take their studies very seriously. The only thing is that at an early age, there should be a balance of studies and outdoor activities for proper development of the individual. The parents have the responsibility of ensuring this.

Sagittarius Friendship Compatibility

As a friend, the Sagittarian’s greatest gift is his/her liveliness. Sagittarius are very enthusiastic and diligent, and for this reason, they can very easily encourage their friends to keep trying and making the most out of their opportunities. They love to see their friends fighting with all the spirit and verve, and derive strength from their strength. That’s why they say enthusiasm is a very infectious thing.

But if you are in the Sagittarian’s position, the enthusiasm will sometimes come in your way of trying to listen to your friends.The thing is sometimes, you just don’t need to lift up their spirits or anything, you just need to lend them an ear. You, out of all, will find that hard to understand, and learn only with time. Instead of listening, you give your friends ideas and tell them what they already know, and they think you are playing ‘Mr. Fix It’. Of course it’s hard for them to appreciate it all the time! Another problem that arises from this facet of yours is your inability to share your problems with others. Burying them will seem to help for some time, as you maintain your ‘giver of light and hope’ kind of image; but at some point, you just need to let go of your ego and lighten up, spit it out.

Another thing about the Sagittarius is that he/she loves challenges and cannot stand the sight of a talent being wasted. So, they need friends who are hustling and bustling and busy all the time; people who take their lives easy, and do things half-heartedly are not for them. They hate half-hearted! But as you may see, given a friend group, there will always be the ‘laid back Jim’. Besides, it’s not always about the friends living up to your expectations – it’s about you measuring up and adjusting to your circle of friends that you picked with your own hands. So, Sagittarius need to learn to keep boredom and restlessness out of their demeanor – these things will only bring frustration to the them and their peers, and lead to no constructive activity.

Sagittarius in Love and Romance

It is very characteristic of Sagittarius to fall in love, or fall in something of the kind, and then feel that may be it’s just a temporary thing, a phase. What’s happening here is that you are naturally in love with your physical and emotional independence, to a degree that you can’t imagine. So, when those feelings crop up inside you for someone, there is some part of you that always tells you not to risk that freedom of yours if it’s not worth it. So you keep telling yourself that this one is not the one. You stop yourself from pressing on, and the other person gets the feeling that you are not so into him/her. Being too much into someone too fast is not too good either, but your at the other extreme. So you need to do the balancing act. And experience teaches you how. You teach yourself that the only way to find out if someone is the one, is to try even at the risk of a heartbreak!

Once in a relationship, we again see Sagittarius vigorous and enthusiastic side. That’s right – you are too sexed up not to get bored in relationships. This can happen in a variety of situations – say if the partner is not imaginative sexually, or if there is little else to the relationship other than the sexual act. In both cases, you will enjoy yourself for as long as the initial spark lasts, and after that start to feel unfulfilled and restless. At this point, you will give in much more easily than others to the boredom, and end the relationship.

There is also the disturbing trait of duality in relationships exhibited by Sagittarius. To the world, this can be seen in the form of two simultaneous relationships. Of course, if at all you do it, you will do it just to reassure yourself of your independence from any one person. You would want to tell yourself that you don’t need anyone emotionally. But that is not a very healthy line of thought. Moreover, the companions will see it as an act of betrayal.

Sagittarius in Marriage

First things first – Sagittarius cannot go along with someone who is not as busy and lively as they are, even if the other person is not as busy, he/she definitely needs to share some strong interest with Sagittarius. Otherwise, it will be very difficult for Sagittarius to keep inventing new things to keep the partnership alive. So, their need for change and excitement is prominent here too. But look at the positive side – at least their marriage will not stagnate as it happens with many couples in due course. All you need to do is to respond to your needs – how you do that is left to your imagination.

Now we come to the other aspect of your attitude to marriage – your claustrophobia. You love your freedom and cannot stand being emotionally closed off. So in spite of your strong ties with your spouse, you will want to go out with friends of both sex, and keep relations with your workmates intact. Now one emotion you hate more than any other is that of suspicion. You are never suspicious of your partner, and also hate it when your partner is suspicious of you. You see where this is going? You do not show restrain in the way you interact with people, and then you despise your spouse if he/she is suspicious, when it is entirely natural for him/her to feel so. Herein lies the root of some of the most bitter fights between married couples.

Sagittarians make great parents, especially when the kids are grown up and thirst for challenges. But at the early stages, when the demands are too high, the Sagittarius needs to take a break and do something totally different that can make life a little less boring and monotonous. The ties and bonds related mothering or fathering a child can really frustrate a person of this sun-sign, so there is a need to weather this phase out with one’s imagination and enthusiasm.

Sagittarius Career and Money

When it comes to career issues, the Sagittarius set of needs is very generic – constant change, constant challenge and the freedom to express one’s ingenuity. In addition, they are also known for having a great variety of talent and potential. So like all other sun-signs, you will find people of this sun-sign in many walks of life. This last need for freedom of expression is particularly strong in them. They hardly have a problem with tense situations and deadlines, but they definitely need a free hand in carrying out their duties in a manner of their choosing. If this doesn’t happen, if they find their bosses sticking their noses into what they consider to be none of their business, and especially if they consider their bosses imbeciles with power, they will find it very hard to reach the pinnacles of their capability.

The characteristic liveliness of Sagittarius can be expressed in two different ways – in terms of physical vigor and enthusiasm or in terms of intellectual and imaginative stretch. Sometimes the two can be seen in the same person, if only in different points in his life. He might start out as a physically capable person putting in a lot of energy in meeting up to challenges, and the learning with experience to become a strategic player who tackles the intellectual side of problems. This brings us to another aspect – the wonderful thirst to learn throughout one’s life. Sagittarians seem to be full of it – they have this eternal student inside them on whom not even a single lesson of life goes waste. They look at their job and career as a continuous flurry of opportunities to learn and perfect themselves, rather than breaks for greater achievement or accumulation of wealth. For them, it’s a process. And for this very reason, they are not just ready for challenges but they actually turn everything into challenge.

Here, the Sagittarius can be seen as someone who is versatile and at the same time restless. As a result, they want change, but sometimes the change might just be for the sake of it. In such situations, they need to ask themselves if the change is actually warranted, and if they are changing things just to add to their versatility, then have they got a good enough grip on the job that they are presently in to add anything to their versatility?

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