SYMBOL: The centaur
COLOUR: Purple, blue, green and white
STONES: Topaz, Lazurite, and carbuncle
FLOWERS: Carnation, daisy, iris
OPPOSITE AND COMPLEMENTARY SIGN: Gemini
NUMBERS: 4 and 5
GOOD DAY: Thursday
HIGHEST COMPATIBILITY: Gemini, Aries
Sagittarius' strengths include being idealistic and having a great sense of humour. Weaknesses include not filtering and being very impatient.
People born under this sign are outgoing, enthusiastic and dynamic. Freedom is most revered by people born under this sign because they are able to travel and explore the world and other cultures. They can often be impatient when faced with things they want and must learn to express themselves in a way that respects others as well.
In relationships, they want a partner with whom they can have fun because of their playful nature. Because of their love of diversity, Sagittarians find themselves connecting with many different people. But when they are in love, they will be fiercely loyal to their partner.
In relationships, Sagittarians demand independence, but when they are in love, there is no denying that they are one of the zodiac signs with a big heart. Sagittarians are spiritually and intellectually advanced and find that these disciplines support their inner quest. Sagittarians personally exercise the conflict between mind and body in order to guide others. For Sagittarians, love is a romantic adventure. They love to meet people; in general, the attraction of the affair will be its excitement rather than the actual romance. They are strong-willed and good organisers, a combination which gives them the ability to bring any project they undertake to a successful conclusion.
Sagittarians love to be frank and know exactly what expressions will hurt their opponents the most. They are honourable, honest, truthful and sincere. They are prone to temper and outbursts. Professionally, they are excellent teachers and philosophers.
The Sagittarius zodiac personality
They are optimistic, cheerful, funny, unrealistic, enthusiastic, intelligent, innovative, daring, but serene.
They are empathetic, good counsellors, highly positive, tend to simplify things, see the bright side of everything and therefore tend to be self-deceived.
They dislike routine, are dynamic, adaptable, honest and naive. Their boldness makes them like nature, travelling, adventuring.
They do not usually seek stable relationships, and are not faithful, but they are jealous. They like freedom.
Weaknesses: impatience, too many promises, but little delivery
Strengths: generous, idealistic, a great sense of humor
Sagittarius likes: freedom, travel, philosophy, the outdoors
Sagittarius dislikes: clingy people, excessive details
People born in the Sagittarius zodiac sign are open and cheerful people who transmit positive energy to those around them. They have a religious and spiritual nature and high morals.
Sagittarius people are very optimistic, and for them, the glass is always half full.
Most Sagittarius people have a heart full of love and kindness. It is not in their nature to be malicious, harsh or impudent. They are neither arrogant nor narcissistic, but quite the opposite: positive and open-minded people, always ready to live their lives at full steam and experience new life adventures.
Sagittarians are great diplomats who are not afraid to break the rules of the game if that decision makes them happy.
Sagittarians are sincere and polite, but if you behave unfairly towards them, they will lose patience. Like all other people, depressive moods can also happen to the positive Sagittarius, and that is the side they hide from the world.
Sagittarius always leaves the impression of being an open and positive human being, and even when Sagittarius is not comfortable, they can disguise themselves in front of the rest of the world, hiding the pessimistic side of their character.
Sagittarius is the most adventurous sign of the zodiac. Their mind is always active and thirsty to learn new things. Sagittarius will try an idea that comes to mind to see where it will take them. Sagittarius wants to have freedom in the realisation of their ideology.
First, let's start with the basics of this December zodiac sign. Sagittarius is a zodiac sign representing people born approximately between November 23rd and December 21st.
In astrology, the sign of Sagittarius is represented by a centaur named Chiron holding a bow and arrow. It is also sometimes called the sign of the archer.
Who is Chiron, and why is it the symbol of the sign of Sagittarius and the Sagittarius personality? Well, you'll need to understand something about the typical Centaur personality for it to make sense. Centaurs were wild, drunken, highly sexual beings who behaved very, very badly. Centaurs represented the animal side of human nature (hence the half-horse, half-human aspect).
While that was true of most centaurs, Chiron was different. While Chiron was a centaur, he was also the offspring of the god Titan, who impregnated a nymph while taking the form of a horse. So, although he was physically identical to a centaur, he was actually a Titan/nymph hybrid who was raised by Apollo, the god of art, music, knowledge, and - you guessed it - the bow! Due to Apollo's influence, Chiron grew up to be a gentle spirit with knowledge far transcending that of the lowly centaur.
Like Chiron, the Sagittarius personality is loyal, sophisticated, independent and kind. They are unique, artistic, and have unerring judgement - you might even say that their arrows tend to hit the mark!
The personality of a Sagittarius is not like those of other zodiac signs. The combination of independence, intelligence and compassion makes for a wonderful and caring personality type. But for every positive strength, there is also a weakness, so it is best to know what these weaknesses are in order to be a better Sagittarius and a better person.
To that end, let's break down the five key traits that make a Sagittarius a Sagittarius.
Independence is one of the strongest traits of a Sagittarius. Think of poor Chiron, who never fitted in with the centaurs, but he never fit in with the gods either. Naturally, he forged his own path, and that is what Sagittarians are doing to this day, as they follow in the astrological footsteps... of Chiron.
Sagittarians have a strong independent streak like no other sign. Independence and the freedom to pursue what they want when they want is of utmost importance to a Sagittarius. They are travellers, risk-takers, and have a great mind for business and sports. This means they tend to be some of the most innovative people around. They are not afraid to blaze their own trails, even if it means going it alone.
As a result, good jobs for Sagittarians include entrepreneurs, stockbrokers, teachers, and salespeople. These are all jobs that allow them the space to do things their own way, and the flexibility to approach their work from unique perspectives.
Sagittarians tend to be sought-after team members, as they can be trusted to get things done while doing their job, bringing a fresh perspective to their work.
All this independence can sometimes translate into behaviour that seems spontaneous to the point of being random and a tendency to get bored easily. They may also rebel against those in authority, which can cause conflict at work. In addition, while Sagittarians are excellent to have in a team, their independent nature can make it difficult for people to build consensus.
While Sagittarians tend to be compassionate and not consciously mean, it's also not unusual for a Sagittarius to do their own thing... even if it wasn't exactly agreed upon by everyone else.
If you are a Sagittarius, beware of your tendency to subconsciously ignore people's ideas and opinions, as consensus is important for happy and healthy relationships.
It is probably not surprising that "intelligence" and "independence" go hand in hand with this December sign. Sagittarians tend to be highly emotionally intelligent, which allows them to connect with the people around them.
A Sagittarius is a searching and spiritual soul, with a tendency to become philosophical and, well, deep. One of the things that most attracts people to Sagittarians is their ability to see the bigger picture, and to be able to diagnose and give advice for their friends' problems. Being best friends with a Sagittarius can be like having your own emotional counsellor or life coach.
Because Sagittarians are excellent at seeing a situation from all angles, they are also natural problem solvers. People with Sagittarius in their lives love them for always bringing their heads and their hearts to the table.
Because they are so emotionally and intellectually gifted, our Sagittarians can easily get caught up in egotism if they are not careful. Whenever being able to understand multiple nuances and facets of an issue comes easily to you, it is easy to become overconfident in your abilities, and therefore fall into idleness and stubbornness.
Remember: just because you can see the ins and outs of a problem doesn't mean you don't need help solving it. (That advice applies to a Sagittarius' own problems, too! )
Sagittarians are also not known for their ability to accept criticism. This is one of the biggest potential drawbacks of this sign's personality: confidence can come across as arrogance if it is not backed up by attention to detail! Balanced Sagittarius personalities make sure to practice the art of humility, too.
One of the reasons Sagittarians tend to be one of the most liked zodiac signs is because they balance intelligence and independence with a large dose of compassion. In other words, Sagittarians tend to be both intelligent and pleasant.
Perhaps related to their ability to intuitively understand matters larger than themselves is Sagittarius' characteristic of being deeply, poignantly compassionate.
Because of their openness to new experiences and lack of restrictions, Sagittarians get along very well with diverse groups of people and are always willing to empathise with another person's experience. To this end, Sagittarians tend to be brilliant conversationalists. Their warm and generous willingness to put people at ease comes from a genuine concern for other people's experiences and well-being.
In short: a Sagittarius at his best is a real charmer!
One of the Sagittarius traits that causes them the most distress is their tendency to think that their natural goodness is shared by others, which sometimes leads them to take advantage of it. Their willingness to believe in the essential goodness of everyone means that they do not always have the ability to judge whether someone means them harm.
Particularly compassionate Sagittarians should embrace their better natures, but be sure to keep an eye out for those who might take advantage of their intrinsic goodness. Better yet, surround yourself with other zodiac signs who can help you see when you might be in a bad situation.
People born under the sign of Sagittarius are often known for their honesty. They are the kind of people who hate lying and being deceived, which means they are incredibly trustworthy, too.
A Sagittarius' emotional intelligence, compassion and independence means that they tend to find value in living their truth, which involves being honest with others and with themselves. For many people, this translates into having large amounts of integrity, and expecting the same in return. Sagittarius is one of the most honest of all the zodiac signs, and they have no interest in deception.
You will always get a straight answer from a Sagittarius, and if you confront them with something you are concerned about, they will undoubtedly tell you what you need to hear (even if it is not exactly what you want to hear). As a result, other people tend to see Sagittarians as incredibly trustworthy.
Just as their confidence sometimes comes across as arrogant, a Sagittarius' honesty can come across as tactless. Sagittarius will always focus on the big picture, the greater good, and if their feelings get in the way, it is not something they are so concerned about.
Those of a more sensitive nature will always feel hurt by a Sagittarius, because truth is truth, even if it stings a little. Remember the metaphor of archery? Their arrows always hit the target, and sometimes that hurts! While Sagittarians must always tell the truth, good Sagittarians remember to balance that with compassion (which, fortunately, is also in their nature).
The last common trait of Sagittarians is curiosity. People born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius tend to be full of questions. (Remember the kid who couldn't stop asking "why" in class? He was probably a Sagittarius.)
Like the ancient archers, Sagittarius is a natural hunter, especially when it comes to knowledge. Therefore, Sagittarians are always on the lookout for new information.
There is a great overlap between being curious and being intelligent, and Sagittarians are driven to build up a storehouse of knowledge. So it is natural that one of the most distinctive Sagittarius characteristics is an insatiable curiosity. Sagittarians tend to be the kind of people who are happiest when they have new experiences that allow them to add new data to their storehouse of knowledge. (That makes Sagittarians great to have on your trivia team).
A Sagittarian's curiosity applies to all aspects of their life, including work experiences, life experiences and interpersonal relationships. The Sagittarius is always focused on what new and unexpected events are on the horizon.
Being driven by the search for the new also means a boredom with the old. A Sagittarius can be restless and sometimes has a tendency to abandon the tried and tested to experiment with what's next. This means that although Sagittarians tend to be great beginners, they often leave things unfinished. Consequently, one of the characteristics is that they tend to have a million half-finished projects lying around.
Sagittarians need to be particularly aware of this in relationships (which we will discuss later). Remember that old and dear friends are just as important as new ones. Try to resist following every shiny object, especially if it means hurting other people who care about you.
We've already discussed many of the reasons why being in a relationship with a Sagittarius is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have. But those same incredible Sagittarius traits can make relationships with Sagittarians really frustrating, too.
Let's take a look at romantic, platonic and professional relationships with Sagittarians.
A Sagittarius' constant search for new experiences translates into a reluctance to commit. This can be a good thing if you are, say, an Aries or a Gemini, who is also likely to want to drift into the new and get bored easily with the old. However, if you like a safe and predictable routine, Sagittarius may find it more difficult to find love. Likewise, the Sagittarius' tendency for painful honesty can lead to a lot of hurt feelings, especially for sensitive zodiac signs like Cancer or Pisces.
These are the caveats of loving a Sagittarius, but the upside is that a Sagittarius partner can be a confidant, co-conspirator and therapist all at the same time, and all while constantly pushing their partners towards new and exciting things. As a result, life with a Sagittarius partner can be the most rewarding of any romance in the zodiac. So, if you're on the fence, give it a try! If you're not compatible, the honest Sagittarius will let you know in no time.
You can read more here: Sagittarius sex and love
Having a Sagittarius as a friend can be a lot of fun. But it can be a challenge to have them as best friends. Close friendships take time to develop, and since a Sagittarius is always on the hunt for something new, they can tend to drift in and out of your life. It is not uncommon for a Sagittarian friend to disappear for a long time, only to reappear when you need them most.
And that's the great thing about being friends with a Sagittarius: they'll be there when you need them. Unlike strongly loyal signs like Taurus and Scorpio, Sagittarians don't think of friendship as a constant thing. They can be your friend, even if they're not around all the time! Because they are always genuine, empathetic and on the hunt for connection, you can count on them to respond when you ask for help.
You can read more about this here: What the Sagittarius sign is like as a family
In many ways, a professional relationship is much like a romantic relationship: it is based on openness, trust and clear communication. These are all areas in which Sagittarians excel. A Sagittarius can be an amazing work partner if you value insight, flexibility and an insatiable desire to innovate. However, if you expect to work with someone who adheres to a predictable schedule and doesn't question your authority, the Sagittarius will drive you crazy!
The key to having a successful working relationship with a Sagittarius is to play to their strengths and value their input. Trust that a Sagittarius will think outside the box and see opportunities that may not be apparent to you. If you question them too much, the Sagittarius will back down and may become insolent. However, if you lean into their curiosity and drive, and allow them to think and work independently, they will reward that trust with honesty and loyalty.
If you are a Sagittarius in a work environment, it is important to remember that structure keeps an organisation moving. It's not there to make you feel trapped. If you're feeling a little claustrophobic in your role, try talking to your boss about how you can add more flexibility to your work. Oh, and remember: you actually have to finish what you start. It's a great idea to form relationships with people you trust and who can hold you accountable and keep you on task.
You can read more here: What Sagittarius is like at work
If you're a Sagittarius, we've got some tips for being the best you you can be. Our tips will help you make sure you're living your most amazing and adventurous life.
This section is addressed directly to all Sagittarians who may be reading this. How does it feel to read all your personality traits, your strengths and weaknesses, presented so nakedly and openly? If you were a Pisces or a Cancer, you would probably respond, "I hate it!"
However, you are a Sagittarius personality and you are one of the less melodramatic signs, so your response is probably more along the lines of, "You may be right, but what can I learn from all this?"
One thing you can learn is that your freedom seems unpredictable to other signs, and you need to respect that another sign's desire for a comfort zone is not necessarily an attempt to stifle you. Despite your Sagittarian ability to see a larger pattern, you may not find it easy to see that your constant tendency to break routines is itself a routine, and one that seems threatening to those who value stability.
And on that note: people who are predictable are not weak or foolish! (Sagittarians at their worst tend to be selfish, remember?) Predictable people can provide an important counterpoint to your adventurous, wandering spirit. Having steady, stable people like Capricorn and Virgo in your life can help you maintain your emotional and intellectual balance.
Like many scientifically minded people, you, as a Sagittarius, can tend to think about things in the abstract. So your blunt honesty and restless spirit can cause real harm among those who love you. You may want to channel that compassion for others' feelings into a way of reigning in your wilder instincts so that you don't unintentionally do harm. Your compassion helps to balance your other more alienating traits... so don't be afraid to lean on it.
This section is for the other eleven zodiac signs who need advice about their relationship with a Sagittarius, romantic or otherwise.
First of all, relax! The great thing about a Sagittarius is that none of this is personal. They are going to be endlessly driven by their innate soul searching and desire for authentic connection. If they seem bored with you or their situation, they are a typical Sagittarius. It's not necessarily a reflection of your worth, so trust that they will always be there when you need them.
That said, it is important that you accept a Sagittarius' need for change. (Remember: one of the characteristics of Sagittarians is that they love new ideas and experiences). ) Try to add a little flexibility to your own life, too. If you do, your Sagittarius partner or friend will take you on some of the most spectacular adventures you've ever had. But if you're starting to feel drained and tired, be sure to be honest about it. Sagittarians want you to tell them the truth, and they will respect you more for it.
Also keep in mind that a Sagittarius is not inconsiderate or "flaky". They can (and do! ) empathise with your feelings, but sometimes lose sight of how others feel in their quest for new adventures. One key to relating to a Sagittarius is to keep your approach fresh. Try new strategies to keep them interested, and don't assume that something that has worked in the past will continue to be the best approach.
Whether we're talking about a lover, friend or employee, the advice is the same: a Sagittarius is always looking for the road they haven't taken, so your job is to keep providing them with new avenues to satiate their curious and adventurous spirit.
Typical Sagittarius zodiac phrases
"I seek", philosophical, funny and affectionate, adventurous, dispersed.
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