|Key life phrase||I expand|
|Zodiac Totem||The Centaur|
|Zodiac Symbol||As above|
|Zodiac Facts||Ninth sign of the zodiac; mutable, barren, masculine, dry|
|Key Characteristics||Magnanimous, honest, expansive, generous, reckless, extroverted, proud, larger than life, free|
|Compatible Star Signs||Aries, Leo, Libra, Aquarius|
|Mismatched Signs||Taurus, Cancer, Libra, Virgo and Capricorn|
|Love Planets||Mars and Mercury|
|Career Planets||Mercury and Venus|
|Spiritual and Karmic Planets||Mars and Sun|
|Lucky Numbers and Significant Years||2, 3, 9,11, 12, 18, 20, 21, 27, 29, 30, 36, 38, 45, 47,48, 54, 56, 57, 74, 75, 81, 83 and 84|
|Lucky Gems||Yellow sapphire, golden topaz, ruby and red coral|
|Lucky Fragrances||Sandalwood, orange, ylang ylang, bergamot|
|Affirmation/Mantra||I am generous and loving to myself as well as others|
|Lucky Days||Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, Fridays and Saturdays|
Sagittarius, the archer, is the ninth sign of the zodiac and a mutable fire sign, ruled by jovial Jupiter. Fire can alter substances, and similarly, Sagittarians can transform negative situations into positive ones with their optimism. Obstacles that others see as mountains are just bumps in the road of life to a Sagittarian.
The symbol of Sagittarius is the centaur—half man, half beast. The additional feature of your totem is the bow and arrow that the centaur holds and steadily aims at the wide blue yonder. That's you, Sagittarius, aiming as high as you can to achieve whatever is possible in life.
This star sign has a frank and open nature, bordering on bluntness at times, but it is not because they want to hurt anyone's feelings, simply that they want to get their point across without a lot of window dressing.
Sagittarius can be overconfident at times, which goes hand in hand with their inbuilt enthusiasm for life and their happy-go-lucky nature. It would be hard to be in the company of a Sagittarian and not be somewhat touched by their views on the world. They are 'can do' types of people, not 'can't do'. Likewise, Sagittarians need positive people around them just as much as they need air to breathe.
Your ruling planet Jupiter is responsible for your luck; but you believe that nothing will go wrong, anyway, and for this reason you are sometimes seen as a bit of a risk taker and will give most things a go, at least once. 'Adventure' should be your middle name and, while family and friends may sometimes hold back and be frightened by your attitude, they can't help being impressed by your willingness to have a go.
A possessive friend or partner will send you running for the hills—and not just for the exercise, either. Your need to be free is at the centre of your being and if anyone tries to fence you in or curb your natural enthusiasm for life, they will only see your dust as you race off into the distance to get as far away from them as possible.
Sagittarians are generally physically strong and robust, needing to be this way to handle the million-and-one activities that they try to cram into a day. You are energetic, quick to move (although not always gracefully), and have bright, intelligent sparkling eyes that often twinkle with good humour. Excess weight can be a problem for a Sagittarian if they are of the shorter stature rather than taller in appearance.
This sign of the zodiac has a well-developed sense of social justice and, although pleasure loving, you are also aware of the plight of many people in this world because Jupiter is also the planet of beneficence. Travel will be high on your list of 'must dos' and Sagittarians can often be found exploring countries that are not necessarily standard destinations on tourist maps. You want to develop your sense of spiritual connectedness to people from all over the world, and travel is the most likely way you will do it.
You will spend your whole life expanding your knowledge and the subjects that interest you will be wide and varied. You need to understand how things work, why things happen the way they do, and are forever trying to get to the bottom things and understand why life is the way it is. You will be attracted to people who also thirst for knowledge and understanding.
Personal growth and self-understanding are driving forces for you and gathering interesting facts and figures is part of your search and growth. Your life in fact may seem like one big pilgrimage in your quest for self-knowledge.
Your timing is incredible and somehow you always seem to be in the right place at the right time. It is uncanny how often this happens with friendships, jobs, or buying a house, to give a few examples. You also seem to be able to source out those people who can help you achieve your ambitions because you are not afraid to ask questions to achieve this aim.
Jupiter, as your ruler, Sagittarius, is one of the most intuitive planets, and you should always trust your gut feelings when you meet someone new or are faced with a situation that you haven't experienced before. Your inbuilt intuition will not let you down.
You can make your home almost anywhere, along the lines of the old saying, 'Wherever I lay my hat, that's my home'. It is not unusual for Sagittarians to be world travellers, spending their time living overseas or even having several homes in different countries. Sagittarians are usually planning their next journey before they have even unpacked from the present one.
Usually you are not well domesticated and would rather chat to friends than do a basket of ironing. But, you muddle through, and anyone dropping into your home unannounced will always get a warm welcome.
Being born on the borderline of the star sign before you, or after you, means that you have some of the qualities from that sign. This can be a subtle effect on your personality and character and you may have heard people mention that they are not "typical" of their sign and it is likely he or she will be a cusp baby.
If you are born on the borderline of Sagittarius and Scorpio, i.e. between the 22nd and 27th November, this has the impact on your personality of making you rather intense. The influence of Scorpio on the Sagittarian cusp baby is that some of your rather laidback attitude is diminished and makes you a bit more forceful than your typical Sagittarian brothers and sisters.
Jupiter, your Sagittarian ruler, combined with Mars and Pluto makes you a person who thinks not just big, but HUGE. There is no challenge too big for you to handle and in fact you thrive on tension - filled moments where you can shine by proving that you can cope with the pressures and show how capable you really are.
You are a 'big picture' person Sagittarius and have an almost unshakeable belief in yourself and your capabilities. You are able to create the life you feel you deserve and have tenacity and willpower that will put others in the shade, even other Sagittarians.
As both Scorpio and Sagittarius have intuitive powers, this gives you an edge in understanding human nature and the ability to manipulate the circumstances to your own benefit. As well as this you have an incredible sense of timing that enables you to capitalise on opportunities as and when they present themselves. You waste no time in achieving whatever success is put in front of you.
The combination of Sagittarius and Scorpio in your nature can cause inner conflicts for you from time to time. This shows up when people cross swords with you as you have a difficult time working out whether you should really wreak vengeance on them, which would be the way Scorpio would handle it, or go down the Sagittarian path of justice, mercy and a peaceful resolution.
You need to understand that in life being quietly assertive is often the best bet. There is no necessity to take things to extreme, whether you are thinking with the Sagittarian or Scorpio intellect.
Teaching comes easy to you and this is in part from the Jovian sign under which you are born. You can lead others to a sense of self - understanding with your wealth of experience and often, much of your knowledge is gained from your personal experiences rather from the words of others in book form. You have a wealth of personal and often humorous anecdotes that also serves as knowledge to others.
If you are born between 14th and 21st December you will have the Sagittarian/Capricorn influence. Unlike the previous Sagittarius/Scorpio blend of energies which makes for a rather intense and aggressive individual, you will be much more reticent and more conservative.
Individuals born on this cusp are likely to be a rather toned down version of the usually exuberant and enthusiastic 'take the world by the tail' type of Sagittarian. You will more than likely be cautious and prudent but at the same time you will love life but not make decisions quite as impulsively as the 'typical' Sagittarian.
You have a strong sense of security and like to hold your dollars more tightly, which is not a well - developed trait in most Sagittarians. They are more 'easy come, easy go' and think that tomorrow will take care of itself - somehow.
The ruling planets of Jupiter and Saturn, which rule Sagittarius and Capricorn respectively, are diametrically opposed forces in nature. This has the influence of making your personality move up and down from extreme highs to very flat lows. Your lesson in life will be to find the happy medium, and if this can be achieved you will experience life in a whole new way.
Although Sagittarians are trusting of others, with the impact of Capricorn on your temperament, you may hold back a little more until you get to know them better. Until you are comfortable with them you won't reveal too much about yourself and will keep them at arm's length.
Capricorn may make you overly concerned with money, thereby keeping the carefree side of Sagittarius at bay. This could cause conflicts by feeling guilty about not working hard enough or not having enough money as opposed to wanting to be free with your cash.
Born between the 23rd November and 2nd December you are a true Sagittarian and will exhibit the traits mentioned here in full. Always optimistic and ready for an adventure, life will be full of pleasure and unexpected good fortune.
If your birth date falls between 3rd December and 12th December fiery Mars and Aries as well as Sagittarius rule you. You are a spicier and more hot-tempered class of Sagittarian and are always on the go but can also get yourself into hot water with your impulsive nature. Physical by nature, sports will be an important component of keeping yourself stable and peaceful.
The third group of Sagittarians born between the 13th and 22nd December are co-ruled by the Sun and Leo. The majestic royal solar energies endow you with an incredibly strong sense of self and also the likelihood of tremendous success personally and financially. You will also develop a more spiritual attitude.
Your zodiac totem, the Centaur, which is half-man and half-horse, reveals what you're all about, Sagittarius. Horses are wonderfully graceful, intuitive, full of vigour and, of course, they love freedom. There is nothing more graceful than watching a herd of stallions running free in the wild. Does that sound like you? Indeed it should, for you are exactly that daring, engaging, charming and aggressive.
You thrive best in stressful, high-risk situations where a decision can completely alter your destiny. The fear of the unknown is not a problem for you as you're not fixated on the idea of security. Unless you dive into life-changing challenges, life loses its lustre and appears insipid, rigid and listless. There's a reason for the competi tiveness and dynamism you exude, and that's your zodiac element of fire. This influence is instrumental in raking up tremendous heat and energy and inspiring you to respond favourably to danger or threat. Unsurprisingly, Sagittarians love to live on a knife's edge.
Your self-belief remains unflinching, even if your speculative moves may not bear fruit. You eventually make your mark and any failures along the way are simply chalked up to life experience. To you, everything is a learning experience, and from that standpoint you're always a winner, even when the reality of life may differ.
Your mind, which is a delightful balance of wit and charm, stands in contrast to your exhilarating attitude to life. Make sure you carry your sense of humour wherever life takes you. This weapon will help you smash through even the most formidable situations. You like to view life as entertaining and hilarious, which is typical of the easy going Sagittarius personality. Be careful, though, because your jovialness could be misinterpreted as craziness. Humour adds to life, but make sure you balance it with moments of gravity.
Because they are ruled by the providential Jupiter, Sagittarian men are blessed with a phenomenal sense of timing. Lady luck usually favours you and bestows you with very refined intuitive capacities. This is why you're quick to read people's minds, sense an oppor- tunity, and strike when it benefits you most.
Strangely, people often misunderstand your desire for success. You're not money-hungry in the least. Your driving force in life is emancipation, which can lead to bigger and better things.
Apart from your sense of timing, you're also gifted with an impec- cable memory. Facts and figures find a comfortable space in your brain, but there is a more humane dimension to your capacity to retain. You never forget an act of kindness and always exude respect, courteousness and gratefulness. Regardless of how menial their generosity is towards you, your heart will always have a deep regard for them.
By the same token, you can be venomous when wronged by someone. At times you may shy away from an obvious counter- attack, but that is just a means of avoiding confrontation. The act of forgiveness doesn't come easily to you, and even if it seems that you've thawed, the hurt is still like an open wound.
You're an exceptional entertainer and storyteller, but sometimes you get so immersed in the act of engaging others that you subconsciously blur the facts to make them seem more compel- ling. Try to avoid exaggerating your anecdotes as sceptics may accuse you of being pompous and fake. Use your wonderful sense of humour, but not at the cost of twisting the truth. Indeed, even when everything fails, humour is your key to making a favourable impact on people around you.
Sagittarius rules the ninth zone of the zodiac, which incorporates the world of philosophy, religion, academia, travel, adventure and culture. The realm of morals and ethics also fall under its influence. All of this signifies a pressing inclination towards each of these areas.
Travel rates highly on your agenda. This has been true for the Sagittarians I've known. The experience of travel is a basis for them to explore life, forms, culture and the human mind, and it shapes their Sagittarian personality. Apart from providing a sense of inde- pendence and learning, it also gives them a feeling of belonging to the cosmic circle of life.
The stronghold of Jupiter over your star sign bestows you with grit and integrity, and you choose diligence and perseverance rather than shortterm temptations. You're the perfect epitome of truth and justice, which is another quality of the benign and spiritually agile Jupiter.
There's very little one can do to alter such influences in your life, Sagittarius. Your ruling planet, Jupiter, regulates all the moral, ethical and spiritual elements of human nature. Unsurprisingly, the pressing need to express such concerns always pulsates within you, regardless of where you go.
You're free-spirited and truth-seeking, refusing to allow circum- stances or people to chain you to societal norms, regulations and inhibitive patterns of living. You are free in the way you live your life, and people around you must make peace with this. You demand trust, autonomy and liberty to bring out the best of you in relation- ships and, if stifled, you're quick to erupt.
Because you seek learning from life itself, you enjoy engaging with people of different cultures, ethnicities and even tempera- ments. Given your evolved state of mind, you're respectful and all-embracing of opinions and beliefs that are contrary to yours. This is why you have a plethora of friendships in your life.
You're easy-going by temperament and allow people to be them- selves. You hold integrity very close to your heart and often find it hugely deflating when accused or questioned unjustly. Those who know you are aware of your veracity, and they respect you for who you are.
You're the epitome of kindness and concern, and you are enorm- ously philanthropic in the way you extend your compassion to others, especially the ones you adore. Your care innately extends to the down-trodden and helpless, too. Many Sagittarian women are altruistic, particularly as they get older.
Some self-reflection would stand you in good stead, Sagittarius. You have a highly intense and compelling personality, which is often unnerving for less-confident people in your company. Certain Sagittarian women also exhibit traits of extreme self-centeredness and disregard for others' sensitivities. It might be a good idea to take a step back and mellow out a little.
You're a winner in social circles, especially with the entertaining way in which you charm others. Most people adore you for your comic sense of timing and your easy-going outlook towards life and its experiences. However, expect a fair share of envy from women who dislike the effortlessness with which you bask in the limelight. Thankfully, your innate gift for deep and clear intuitiveness makes you sense this, and I'd strongly advise you to keep such people at bay.
In spite of knowing just how fabulous you are, you don't strut around like a peacock. Humility runs in your veins and you have an incredible ability to bond with both highflyers and beggars. This is a quality that makes you endearing.
You're blessed to have Jupiter as your ruling planet. It brings protection and fortune in all that you do in life. Added to this is the scale of your aspirations, drive, vision and independence. There's nothing beyond your reach, Sagittarian woman!
Love is essential to all children, but never more so than to the young Sagittarian. However, it must be delivered in a certain way. Leave any possessiveness and 'smother love' at the door because your Sagittarian child will react much better to encouragement and showing your pleasure in simply having them in your life.
A Sagittarian child will hide their hurts, disappointments and sorrows behind a spirited belief that everything will get better eventually. They can be seen as the clown who laughs while their heart is breaking. These restless, freedom-loving children need a lot of room to play in and tend to get more bumps and bruises than others because they are rarely still and always off on some adventure, whether real or imaginary.
The Sagittarian child will be popular at school because they are kind, generous and will look after the underdog, which is their sense of social justice coming to the fore. They are usually intelligent, quick-witted and catch on before many of their peers. The faster they learn the lessons for the day, the sooner they can head off on some exploit or another to learn new things.
From the first day they are on this Earth they are eager to get going and are restless little individuals, but they do need a disciplined regime to help them get ready for life as a whole. They need mental stimulation but also the opportunity to explore many hobbies and sports until they settle on what works for them.
The Sagittarian child is competitive and can be a little bossy with their peers, so they need to be trained from an early age in the process of give and take. This will stand them in good stead as they grow and become balanced and self-fulfilled adults.
Because Sagittarians have the notion of 'bigger, biggest, best' in their attitudes, this can also flow over into their food habits, which could mean weight gain problems if their diet is unbalanced and too rich in sweets. Although they need lots of energy to get through their days, watch their diets and teach them as they grow older how to eat properly.
Sagittarian children are constantly asking questions. As they get older they will not see any reason why they shouldn't question adult views and what they see as hypocrisy in some opinions. The best thing that parents of a Sagittarian child can do is be totally honest with them.
Being free-spirited and fiercely independent, Sagittarius is some- what unconventional in relationships. The protective shield of Jupiter makes you seek security, warmth and passion from your partner, but you don't enjoy being bossed around for fear of losing your individuality. This is the reason why you need an equally strong and independent partner. After all, mutual respect forms the core of a long-term relationship. You dislike being mothered, but you enjoy pampering.
Interestingly, your humour lends a fair degree of attractiveness to your personality. However, when you begin to warm up to someone, this humour can turn into sarcasm. That's just how you are, Sagittarius, and the person you love will need to get used to your sharp tongue and not take it personally.
The marriage sector of Sagittarius is ruled by Gemini and Mercury, which makes you playful, quick in response and childlike. Some Sagittarians tend to confuse friendship with love. This is especially true for the men of this zodiac, who can be immature and narcis- sistic in relationships.
You have a personality that attracts and evokes trust from others. At the same time, you like to trust others as well. With your easy- going and carefree disposition, some of you may play the field before settling down with someone special.
You have a ravenous sexual appetite, Sagittarius. Blame this on Jupiter, your benevolent, oversized ruling planet. Those ruled by Jupiter are known to accentuate everything, and the bedroom is no exception. You liken sex to an adventure, and you enjoy it best with a partner who is equally rapacious.
Sagittarians are essentially good-hearted souls. Morals, commit- ment and integrity rate high on your agenda, and even though you regale yourself with sexual playfulness, you do not compromise on your principles. As I mentioned before, Jupiter rules aspects such as religion, morals and philosophy. Unsurprisingly, the influ- ence of this planet signals why you're such a stickler for principles, especially in relationships of an intimate nature.
You're adventurous and social, which is why you desire a partner who can share the joy, drive and enthusiasm you have towards life. Mutual support from your partner is imperative and, if reciprocated, the love and care you pour into your relationship is ceaseless and undying.
You're enormously protective of and devoted to your chosen one, but you don't like to be restricted or chained. The Sagittarian personality craves advancement, expression and spiritual develop- ment. For this reason, fostering friendships is significant, and your need to interact on a social level is just as important as meeting the right person in life.
If you happen to find a partner who encourages you to develop these aspects of your life and personality, you will feel contented and at ease. You desire space, independence and adoration. You hold your freedom close to your heart, and if it is threatened in any way, you'll retaliate and head straight for the hills.
Your eleventh zone of social interaction is ruled by Libra and the tender Venus. This astrological fact reveals just how affable and friendly a Sagittarian truly is.
In good times and bad, you like to be surrounded by friends who enrich your life with a myriad of opinions, temperaments and beliefs. You're enormously devoted as a friend and profusely charitable. You reach out to all in need, thereby fostering new friendships. At the same time, you also expect others to reciprocate.
You're fairly just and moralistic, and those who know you respect this. You like to live your life with the belief that all human beings are equal, and your loyalty can be measured by the number of friends you have. No matter how pressing your reality may be, if a friend is in need, you are likely to be the first to rush to their aid. This aspect of your personality is, again, the result of your magnanimous ruling planet, Jupiter.
You always go beyond the call of duty for friends and loved ones. You don't just fulfil the formalities of call and courtesy; you're someone who passionately sticks by the other person's side until the very end. For you, friendship is not limited to human relation- ships. Sagittarians are known to be magnificent animal lovers, and if you happen to have a pet, they will find a great friend in you!
You can't be chained, Sagittarius, so be wary of people who are suffocatingly envious or possessive in friendship. This is clearly not your cup of tea. You don't fancy the idea of being tied to someone in friendship. Rather, you have countless best friends, much to the dismay of any controlling friends you may have. Socially, you have a knack for drawing an endless string of friends and acquaintances, which ensures that you're never lonely!
Because Sagittarius is happy-go-lucky and loving by nature, it's quite unusual for them to blow their fuse. However, the surest means of incurring a Sagittarian's wrath is to point a finger at their integrity. This single reason is sure to get the ball rolling, and this is when the full fury of Jupiter reveals itself.
Sagittarians are innately generous and forgiving, but when they're rubbed the wrong way and taken for granted, they refuse to pay any heed to reason or emotion. When a Sagittarius decides to spew venom, they can be ruthless and have no control over their emotions. Once they lose respect for someone, they are likely to sever ties with them permanently.
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The Light and Shadow
The light and the dark are part of human nature and each star sign exhibits this polarity. It is the yin and yang of life and once we confront these shadowy areas within ourselves the sooner we are able to break free of all self limiting behaviours and habits.
Sagittarius: The light side
Nothing can keep a Sagittarian down and being the supreme optimist, you're able to get up repeatedly when life beats you around the ears, as it is does from time to time. Unlike others, you realise there is no point in complaining and always try to see what's happening to you in the best possible light.
This attitude inspires others but also confuses them, because they don't quite understand how you can possibly see the good in the bad, the opportunity in the failure. Because of your overly generous spirit you bring happiness to those around you and, even if you're not aware of it, are quietly uplifting the world around you.
You're the consummate dreamer and your ambitions are larger and harder to achieve than most but you don't see the point in aiming for mediocrity. You'd rather achieve something grand and then print your name for posterity's sake.
You're a great competitor playing hard and fair but, as with all fire signs, you would prefer to win. If you do lose, however, you're a good sport and enjoy the thrill of the game as much as winning. Your fair-mindedness is probably one of your best traits.
Because you think big you have a tendency to believe that you can achieve anything, and while this is true in most cases, you have to understand that there are limitations.
You have such a strong belief in yourself that you can often challenge others over their philosophical or cultural attitudes. This can sometimes make you appear somewhat bombastic or egotistical. It's not a bad idea to listen a little more carefully to others before you go sprouting off about your brand of truth.
Because risk and adventure are such ingrained parts of your nature, there are some Sagittarians who take this to the extreme and can actually become chronic gamblers who lose a lot of money. If you must take the odd punt, realise that your family and your other personal and financial responsibilities take priority over these activities. Learn to develop balance and steadiness in your activities and your pastimes. Try to develop a taste for quietude and staying in the one spot rather than seeking the endless thrills and spills of new experiences.
And, finally, try not to over-exaggerate your stories; people will trust and appreciate you much more.
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