Sagittarius Zodiac Sign
The Sagittarius Zodiac sign rules those born between November 22 and December 21.
- Element: Fire (sun sign in western astrology)
- Symbol: Archer
- Zodiac quality: Mutable
- Best Sagittarius Match: Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Aquarius
- Least compatible: Cancer, Virgo, Pisces
- What are Sagittarius’ scared of? Commitment
- Best crystals: Azurite, Black Obsidian, Blue Topaz, Labradorite
- Ruling planet: Jupiter
- Sagittarius rules: House of Philosophy
- Position: 9th
All in all, this fire sign has great, positive energy!
Sagittarius’ seize life by the reins and rarely let an adventure pass them by.
Yet, because of their personality, they think with their head, not their heart. If something seems too reckless or illogical, they’ll be the first to head back home.
Even with their realist attitude, though, a Sagittarius will bet it all in hopes of a big payout. This tendency shows up in their career paths, too, and they may find jobs with less stability than their parents would like!
Once their mind is made up, even a speech laced with sound logic can’t change it — and they’ll let you know that… they are not one to hold their tongue to preserve feelings.
They’re also no stranger to a friendly debate at a party (or Thanksgiving dinner)!
In fact, their independent steak is the trademark of this zodiac sign.
No matter what they’re doing, you can bet they didn’t check around to see if other people agreed with it. They have an open mind, do their own thinking and calculate their own risks.
People quickly learn that they are upfront, honest, and passionate about whatever they’re doing.
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- Good natured
- Brutally honest
- Go with the flow
- Good sense of humor
- Free spirited
If there’s one person who doesn’t suffer from lack of confidence, it’s a Sagittarius man. He’s the one that struts into a networking meeting, tailored suit on point, and chats up the VP without a thought.
But once he’s entered a situation or relationship, he dials back his intensity and observes. He doesn’t like to be in the spotlight all the time — only when it counts!
The Luckiest Zodiac Sign
Some call this the luckiest sign, and the Sag men showcase that aspect. For example, it may seem like they are always “falling” into opportunities…
Maybe the bartender they chat up happens to be related to the CEO of a major company and gets them a gig. Or the person behind them in the grocery store becomes their girlfriend.
Whatever they’re up to, they have the uncanny ability to sniff out new opportunities and make the most of them!
Sagittarius Men in Relationships
In relationships a Sagittarius man doesn’t need much time to call it love… but he needs more time to mean it.
It’s not that he’s dishonest, he just gets caught up in the idea of love. But after some milestones (like the first fight), this guy will know his true feelings.
If he’s “not feeling it,” he’ll call it off without a second thought. On the flip side, if he’s invested in a relationship, he’ll fight for it in true fire element fashion!
The Sagittarius Woman
Human connection is the mac to a Sagittarius woman’s cheese. One of the things she craves most in this world is the communication that a strong connection brings.
She has emotional intelligence, and will choose a career that has her working with people. And while she’s a fast and creative worker, she can also be unreliable and flighty.
Overall, her goal in life is to make people happy… because happy people lead to great connections!
While she’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind, she doesn’t seek out conflict or start trouble just because.
Sagittarius Women in Relationships
Once a Sagittarius woman sets her heart on something, she doesn’t look back!
In relationships, she is easy to please, but does get bored easily. You’ll find her dragging her partner off on new adventures — and she’ll let them do the same for her!
Her brutal honesty can bruise some people’s feelings, but also ensure that she’s trustworthy (she’ll tell the truth even if it hurts).
She falls hard and fast into love, and can enter things quickly. And if she thinks things are going well, she may skip traditional milestones and pave an atypical path.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign History
The history of astrology signs isn’t always sexy to talk about, but it can give insights into why a sign is how it is.
Sagittarius is a mutable sign, meaning it’s flexible or subject to change. This is a MAJOR factor for this sign. For example…
Sagittarius’ are ambitious and set big goals, but they don’t plan every step of the way. They’re open to each opportunity and flexible with how they get where they want to go. They go with the flow and expect everything to work out in the end.
All in all, a mutable sign is constantly seeking to change, which makes sense… especially for Sagittarius. Coming after Scorpio, the Sagittarius sign represents the change from autumn to winter.
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The Sagittarius Zodiac Symbol
The Sagittarius symbol is more popular than other signs, partly because of its significance, and partly because Hunger Games hero Katniss Everdeen made archery cool again.
You see, the Sagittarius zodiac sign includes a bow and arrow, and a centaur!
This stems from the Myth of Chiron. The Centaur Chiron is said to be the ONLY centaur (half man, half animal) who never gave into his animalistic tendencies.
As well as being an awesome hunter, Chiron was an astrologer, teacher, and healer.
Sadly, his story ended when he was shot with a poisonous arrow and put in unbearable pain. Unable to take it, he gave his immortality away and passed it on to Prometheus.
Because of the Chiron’s story a recurring Sagittarius theme is the desire to become more human.
This involves learning, teaching, healing and traveling — and why Sagittarius’ are always on the hunt for new adventure!
Those with the Sagittarius Zodiac sign also hunt for truth. They’ll track it down and have no problem alerting others to it, even if it’s uncomfortable or not what they want to hear.
A Sagittarius astrology sign does best dating and marrying:
- Aquarius (Read: Aquarius man traits)
On the flip side, they are the least compatible with:
Tip: See the full list of Sagittarius compatibility here
How Do You Attract a Sagittarius?
This fire sign falls in love easily as long as you are respectful of their emotions, and are honest and loyal. (If they find out you’re cheating, they’ll leave you in a snap.)
To attract a Sagittarius, step-up and step outside the box; be fun, flirtatious, bold, and someone they can’t forget!
Sagittarius’ also like adventure… so a date to an amusement park or sky diving would be right up their alley!
Best Sagittarius Love Matches
Now we’re getting to the juicy stuff! Who is Sagittarius most compatible with? Take a look:
Sagittarius and Aries
Sag and Aries (a star sign) is a strong match that’s rooted in intellect. Aries’ thrive on being able to express themselves, and Sagittarius’ provides a safe place for them to do that.
And because both signs place a high value on honesty, this match has no room for games or drama. If something arises, both partners address it and move on.
Problems could pop up if the Sagittarius makes a joke out of something the Aries thinks is serious, but it doesn’t last long. (They can’t help it; it’s in Sagittarius’ nature to joke about everything!)
Also, both signs hold their convictions very close. If they disagree on something, there may be some heated conversations about it, but usually, they will end up respecting the other’s opinion, and try to see their side of things.
Another plus for this pair is that both signs crave adventure and enjoy doing both something and nothing together. Boredom takes a backseat in this passionate match!
- Read: Aries Man Traits
Gemini and Sagittarius
A Sagittarius and Gemini couple are easy to spot. Just look for two people who look like they’re having the time of their life… when they’re just out getting coffee!
No matter where this pair goes, you can bet they’re having fun.
You see, this match brings out the child in one another, which allows them to enjoy even the simplest things together. They’re the upbeat, happy couple that everyone wants to be around!
When they do fight (and they do), it’s usually short lived and lightened up by a joke. (Ironically, Sagittarius is the serious one in this relationship, and can get frustrated by Gemini’s lack of responsibility.)
Neither sign is extremely emotional though, so if things get tough, they’ll have to work to keep things moving forward.
Sagittarius Least Compatible Matches
Cancer and Sagittarius
A lot of Zodiac signs appreciate the brutal honesty of a Sagittarius — but not the star sign, Cancer. In fact, Sagittarius is a bull in Cancer’s fragile china shop of emotions.
The ways these astrology signs approach life are completely different — and not in an “opposites attract” way.
Cancers evaluate things methodically and slowly while Sagittarius’ rush forward and hope for the best. It’s likely each partner will get frustrated if they have to work on any sort of project together.
Virgo and Sagittarius
While both of these signs are mutable (i.e., able to change), this match has deep-rooted trust problems.
Plus, Sagittarius men and women thrive on communication — it’s their lifeline — but Virgos don’t place the same value on it. Because of that, small problems can grow into bigger problems.
Yet, if this love match can work on communication, it’s possible for them to develop a strong relationship.
What Are Good Jobs for Sagittarius?
Because a Sagittarius is always on the hunt for change, their career needs to keep up with them.
You would be hard pressed to find one that’s held the same job for more than a few years — they’re always looking for bigger and better opportunities.
While they set lofty goals, they easily change them if something better comes along.
They’re flexible and willing to adapt in a lot of ways, but not if it requires them to stay still for too long.
And because of their naturally flighty nature, they can seem unreliable to employers, but their creativity and diplomatic tendencies makes them great leaders!
A Sagittarius is likely to find a satisfying career as a:
- Travel agent
- Sales rep
- Pharmacy rep
- Freelance consultant
- Graphic Designer
Any job that allows them to keep moving around, changing, and advancing will keep a Sagittarius interested!
Are Sagittarius’ Good With Money?
When it comes to money, this zodiac sign keeps a pretty loose grip.
They believe that what they need will find them — and they’re usually right!
Considered the luckiest sign in the Zodiac, they don’t tend to lack for much. Sags enjoy spending and saving and generally have a good relationships with money.
Caveat: Sagittarius’ can be prone to gambling. That’s because losing it all doesn’t seem to scare them as much as it should. They also have the tendency to only see good outcomes of a situation, and can end up in financial trouble because of that.
Sagittarius are the trend-setters of the Zodiac, and there are plenty of eminent ones!
For example, any true Harry Potter fan will tell you that one of the series’ unsung heroes is Hagrid the Giant. Not only did he introduce Harry to the wizarding world, he protected him and his friends during their adventures.
While Hagrid was always there for his friends, he led his own adventure filled life, too. From keeping school grounds to teaching students to interact with wild creatures, he stayed busy. Characters of all kinds depended on him for his fine-tuned skills, quick thinking, and wise advice.
So, not surprisingly, Hagrid is an independent and loyal Sagittarius.
Celebrity Sagittarius (Males)
- Brad Pitt
- Jake Gyllenhaal
- Samuel L. Jackson
- Charlie Puth
- DJ Khaled
- Steven Spielberg
- Jeff Bridges
- Ben Stiller
- Jonah Hill
- Ozzy Osbourne
Celebrity Sagittarius (Females)
- Taylor Swift
- Miley Cyrus
- Scarlett Johansson
- Nicki Minaj
- Chrissy Teigen
- Mayim Bialik
- Britney Spears
- Sarah Paulson
- Jane Fonda
- Katie Holmes
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Takeaways
- Sagittarius is one of the luckiest and best-natured signs in the Zodiac, but they can also be stubborn and flighty.
- Their friends know they can get an honest opinion from them, but they don’t always want to hear what they have to say.
- This fire signs’ employers know they can depend on them for a creative solution… but don’t know if they’ll show up for the big presentation!
- They always speak their honest opinion — even at the dinner table!
- When you’re hanging out with a Sagittarius Zodiac sign, let them tell you their favorite story… It’s almost guaranteed to make you laugh.