What the zodiac signs say about personality, relationships, career success, and more…

Key Sagittarius Facts:

  • Dates: November 22 – December 21
  • Symbol: The Centaur / Archer
  • Mode & element: Mutable fire
  • Ruling planet: Jupiter
  • Astrology house: Ninth house
  • Body part: Hips, Thighs, & Liver
  • Mantra: I see
  • Tarot card: Temperance
  • Birthstone: Turquoise
  • Zodiac color: Purple

Born between November 22 and December 21, Sagittarius is the 9th sign of the zodiac. As a fire element, those under the influence of Sagittarius are known for being adaptable and resourceful. They also have a strong sense of adventure and enjoy taking risks. Their planetary ruler is Jupiter, which is associated with expansion, growth, abundance, and good fortune. This gives Sagittarius an optimistic outlook on life and a desire for knowledge. 

Sagittarius is often depicted as a centaur, carrying a bow and arrow. The centaur is a mythical half-horse creature with the head, torso, and arms of a man. The centaur is often depicted is said to represent the qualities of honesty, courage, and independence.

Sagittarius Personality Traits

Sagittarius is an adventurer and explorer. The search for higher meaning is what drives the Sagittarius’ sense of adventure and they will find many ways to procure a higher truth. Some Sagittarians find their adventures through travel. Others find adventures through the acquisition of knowledge through books and higher education. Sagittarius is attracted to anything that seems to point towards a higher truth or a deeper understanding of the many things that give life meaning. As such, their search for truth is endearing to many, which puts the Sagittarian in a position to meet lots of people and have many friends.

The sagittarius zodiac sign is represented by the centaur, symbolizing the higher intelligence and adventurous spirit of this sign.
The Sagittarius zodiac sign is represented by the centaur, symbolizing the higher intelligence and adventurous spirit of this sign.

For Sagittarius natives, truth is the highest ideal, and they will take every opportunity to be open and direct with their thoughts and feelings. While that may sound like a great thing, it does not necessarily mean that their kind of communication is always helpful. The Sagittarius will give you an honest answer to the question, “Does this dress make me look fat?” There is an appropriate way and an appropriate time to be truthful, but that is lost on most Sagittarians. On the bright side, you can always count on them to be honest with their thoughts. Just take what they say with a grain of salt because they sometimes make promises that they don’t or can’t keep

The Sagittarian does not like to be confined. They are not afraid to use their bow and arrow to constantly find new ways to push the envelope and they do that by being bold and taking risks. Their thrill-seeking nature will leave them often struggling to find the correct balance between bold and reckless action, but their exceptional adaptability makes them capable of making the best out of any situation. As a fire sign, Sagittarius does tend towards impulsivity, which can make them take unnecessary risks. Their way of living could be considered high-risk-high-reward and is a fundamental part of their driven personality.

Best Sagittarius Traits:

  • Honest
  • Jovial
  • Charitable
  • Adventurous
  • Optimistic

Negative Sagittarius Traits:

  • Overly idealistic
  • Short attention span
  • Scattered/Unfocused
  • Irresponsible
  • Tactless
  • Independence at all costs

Sagittarius in Love, Sex, & Romance

Sagittarius is a free-loving spirit that is very difficult to tie down with commitments. They can be a bit self-centered and focused on their own lives and their own adventures. They would absolutely love someone to share their adventurous life with, and in that case, they may be more willing to commit. It takes a special person to understand Sagittarius’ need for independence. 

Sagittariuses are flirtatious and romantic lovers. They love to show off their skills and knowledge for the benefit of the person/people that they’re with. They like to impress new people all of the time, and for that reason, they may stay single and play the dating game until they find the right person. Dating for them may include casual sex because they enjoy the novelty of experiences with different people. The right person, however, will show the Sagittarius that true adventure comes in the form of a committed relationship.

How to Attract the Sagittarius Individual

The Sagittarius zodiac sign is attracted to people who share their sense of purpose. They want someone who is aiming up in life and is devoted to their own dreams. Sagittarians are natural teachers who would love to have a student to teach, or someone else to learn from. They will be attracted to those who have an active and inquisitive mind.

Sagittarians also look for others who share their high energy. Someone who can match the Sagittarian’s level of energy and who can also help them to focus on their goals is a perfect prospect for them. 

Sagittarius will also be attracted to someone who will allow them to embrace their independence. They tend to avoid commitment, which goes in line with the part of their personality that is scattered and unfocused. With the right person, however, they are determined and loyal.

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Sagittarius in Friendship

Sagittarians are naturally charismatic and fun to be around. They will attract many different people and have lots of casual friends. They will have many friends that come and go and only a select few who are true friends. Sagittarians like to be around people who share their truth-seeking interests, and will likely have a specific group of intellectual friends for that purpose. 

Sagittarians don’t like to put up with fake people. They want the people that they are around to be genuine and honest, just as they are genuinely themselves. It is for that reason that they keep their true friend circle quite small. The friends that they are close to reciprocate loyalty, honesty, and a zest for life. This keeps the Sagittarius’ spirits high as they also try to lift other people up.

Sagittarius in Career & Money

Sagittarians are hard workers who like to be constantly challenged and engaged in their work. They tend to seek out jobs that match their interests such as teachers, professors, translators, pastors, philosophers, or any job that engages with the search for truth or that allows them to move around a lot. It is in these kinds of positions that the Sagittarius truly shines, but that also really depends on the rest of the individual’s birth chart.

In the positions mentioned, they tend to make decent money, which is a good thing for them because money tends to come and go. The Sagittarius will often go through periods of highs and lows with money. Their tendency to be impulsive means that they might buy something (or many things) out of the blue, or based on a fleeting interest.

Sagittarius Compatibility

In general, Sagittarians are more compatible with other fire signs and air signs. However, balance is a good consideration when picking out a partner. Another fire sign, Aries for example, might have the same kind of passion and energy that Sagittarius has, but both have the same weakness of impetuosity and scattered focus. Whereas an air sign will help the Sagittarius to think through their ideas, but also lack the ability to implement those ideas in a practical way. 

Water signs help the Sagittarius to be more in tune with their emotions, but are also more emotionally needy and struggle with the Sagittarian’s need for independence. Earth signs help to ground and focus the Sagittarius, but are wary of the Sagittarian’s tendency towards inconsistency.

Compatible signs:

Therefore, the specific signs that are most compatible with Sagittarius are Leo, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Scorpio. All of these signs share the trait of consistency and can be generally more accepting of Sagittarius’ scattered nature.

Least compatible signs:

The specific signs that are least compatible with Sagittarius are Cancer, Pisces, Taurus, and Gemini. The other mutable signs (Gemini and Pisces) have many of the same weaknesses as Sagittarius. Despite having the same modality, a relationship is more likely to succeed with some fundamental differences for the sake of balance. 

The other signs not mentioned (Aries, Libra, and Virgo) are somewhat neutral in terms of compatibility.


What is a Sagittarius weakness?

The Sagittarius can be quite blunt at times, which might be seen as a weakness. A Sagittarius might not always sugarcoat things and tell you what they really think, which some people might not appreciate. On the flip side, people admire Sagittarius for their frankness. Another potential weakness for Sagittarius is that they can be impulsive and act before thinking things through. This spontaneity can lead to both good and bad outcomes. It’s important for a Sagittarius to learn when it’s appropriate to act on their impulses and when it’s not.

What makes a Sagittarius scared?

The Sagittarius doesn’t like feeling tied down or restricted in any way and so is afraid of not having enough freedom or independence. Additionally, Sagittarius may be scared of change or anything that threatens their stability. They like having things just a certain way, and so anything that disrupts their routine can be scary for them.

Is Sagittarius afraid of love?

The Sagittarius can certainly be afraid of getting hurt emotionally, so admitting they are in love can be a scary endeavor for them. They will often put up a tough exterior, but inside they are very sensitive and compassionate. If someone they care about betrays them, it can really hurt them deeply.

What are Sagittariuses most insecure about?

Sagittarius is one of the most confident and secure signs of the zodiac, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have their insecurities. One of the things Sagittarius is most insecure about is their ability to commit to someone or something. They are constantly seeking new adventures and experiences, which can make it difficult for them to settle down. They may also be insecure about their appearance, as they are often quite hard on themselves. However, these insecurities are usually hidden behind a veneer of confidence, making Sagittarius one of the most intriguing and mysterious signs of the zodiac.

What should you never say to a Sagittarius?

Avoid telling the Sagittarius that something is “impossible” or that they “can’t” do something. This will only make them more determined to prove you wrong. Additionally, don’t try to control their actions or tell them what to do. Sagittarians value their independence and they won’t appreciate being told what to do. Lastly, don’t bother them with negativity or drama. They would much rather focus on the positive aspects of life.