November 21 - December 20
Sagittarius, the ninth Sign of the Zodiac, is the home of the wanderers of
the Zodiac. It's not a mindless ramble for these folks, either. Sagittarians
are truth-seekers, and the best way for them to do this is to hit the road,
talk to others and get some answers. Knowledge is key to these folks, since
it fuels their broad-minded approach to life. The Sagittarian-born are keenly
interested in philosophy and religion, and they find that these disciplines
aid their internal quest. At the end of the day, what Sagittarians want most
is to know the meaning of life, and if they accomplish this while feeling
free and easy, all the better.
It's the Archer which represents Sagittarians, although
in this case it's a Centaur (half man, half beast) which
is flinging the arrows. Centaurs were the intellectuals
of ancient Roman mythology, and Sagittarians are quick
to consider themselves their modern-day counterparts. Those
born under this Sign are clear thinkers and choose to look
at the big picture most of the time. They also like it
when others agree with their well-thought-out point of
view. The alternative to this, for better or for worse,
is a Sag who can become argumentative and blunt. That's
not to say that these folks are intransigent -- Archers
will listen to what others have to say, in keeping with
the Mutable Quality assigned to this Sign. Indeed, Sagittarians
are enthusiastic consumers of information (and enthusiastic
in general), the better to get the answers they need. It's
also a good idea to give Sags lots of room to explore their
world. Once these folks start to feel hemmed in, they'll
become impatient and difficult.
Sagittarius is ruled by the Planet Jupiter. In ancient
Roman times, Jupiter was the King of the Gods, and most
Sagittarians would say that the royal pedigree has been
passed on to them. The Sag-born are generous and just,
much like a noble leader. These folks are also expansive
in their thoughts, as well as in their approach. Sags are
forever reaching -- for knowledge, understanding and answers.
They are outspoken in their beliefs, at times to the point
of exaggeration. This may be due to their unflinching optimism.
Sags are also a lucky bunch, thanks to Jupiter's golden
glow. They're quick to take a gamble on things, feeling
both lucky and smart. While the process of exploration
is what fuels Sagittarians (and translating that to others
as a teacher and philosopher), they need to be aware of
their tendency to procrastinate. Those born under this
Sign can be quite self-indulgent since things come so easily
to them (thanks to their charming and sociable natures).
Smart Archers, however, will catch themselves in time,
the better to continue their good work.
The Element associated with Sagittarius is Fire. Just
as a fire can move quickly and uncontrollably, so can Sagittarians
as they flit from one thing to the next, never looking
back. For the Sag-born, it's all about action and adventure
(and, hopefully, conclusions). These folks love their physicality
and are often athletic, and certainly full of stamina.
Life for these folks is played full-on, which is why it's
chock-full of experiences. Archers are outgoing, enthusiastic
and tend to overstep their bounds as a result, falling
prey to the likes of foot-in-mouth disease. They can talk
so fast (and so much) that they don't process the full
weight of what they're saying, leading to the occasional
hurt feeling. Often, however, their words serve to inspire
others and to get things going. Yes, Sagittarians are straight-ahead
folks who are curious, spiritual and true believers. The
fact that they attract others with ease should be no surprise,
since they have a great sense of fun and enjoy a good time.
They don't lack for confidence, either, not a whit! High-spirited
Sags love to socialize -- with an ever-changing crew.
The athleticism of Sags lends itself to challenging sports,
and they definitely know they're up to the task. That's why
you're likely to find them in an around-the-world solo boat
race or climbing up the highest peaks (where they should
be mindful of their legs and hips). No stretch is too big
for a Sag, if only because these folks know they're ready
(and lucky to boot). Mental games such as chess or debate
also fuel the Sag's mood. Moody colors they'll wear, since
they favor rich maroon and navy hues. When it comes to love
games, the Archer is playful, flirtatious and always on top.
The great strength of the Sagittarius-born is their philosophical,
wide-open and curious nature. These folks seek both knowledge
and truth, and they are eager to share their explorations
with others. Their optimistic and generous spirit makes
them a pleasure to have around.
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