The Sun travels through the constellation Sagittarius between November 22 and December 21 each year, bringing vibrant and adventurous energy. If you were born during this period, that makes you a witty, happy-go-lucky Sagittarius!
"Sagittarius energy is here to help us explore the universe, with one wild and limit-surpassing worldview after another," Sagittarius-born astrologer Nura Rachelle tells Bustle. "With its truly free spirit on your side, be prepared to expand your horizons in every way. Nothing is impossible for a Sagittarius, and there is no settling for a 'no' or a 'stop trying.'"
Whether they’re forging their own pathway to success or intuitively knowing when someone needs advice or a motivational speech, Sagittarius zodiac signs are committed to living life to its fullest and are always willing to help others along the way. Here’s everything you need to know about these cultured fire signs and why they are the compassionate extroverts of the zodiac.
Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Facts
- Sagittarius Season Dates: November 22 to December 21
- Sagittarius Element: Fire
- Sagittarius Modality: Mutable
- Sagittarius Symbol: The Archer ♐
- Sagittarius Ruling Planet: Jupiter
- Sagittarius Ruling House: The ninth house of beliefs and philosophy.
- Sagittarius Twelfth House: Scorpio
- Sagittarius Birthstone: Turquoise
Sagittarius Personality Traits
Sagittarians are represented by the symbol of the archer. Just like their arrow-slinging archetype, they love to set their sights on the highest of heights and shoot for the stars. Sagittarius’ ruling planet is lucky Jupiter, which gives them their optimistic attitude and endless flow of good fortune. As one of the flexible mutable zodiac signs, Sagittarians keep life exciting by seeking new experiences and opening their minds to thought-provoking ideas. They are eternal students of life who seek satisfaction in sharing their wisdom with anyone who is willing to listen.
As energetic and thrill-seeking fire signs, Sagittarians aren’t afraid to take risks and try new things. Among Sagittarius’ strengths, they are noticed for their bright outlook on life and are born entertainers with a great sense of humor. Sagittarians have a serious side that appreciates deep conversations about life, philosophy, and spirituality. Their excited, open, and worldly personas give them an admirable ability to hold a conversation with people from all walks of life.
Sagittarians have a sensitive side that often goes unseen. Their adaptable, mutable nature allows them to move through their emotions without dwelling on them for too long— though this can be a protective instinct of theirs. Sagittarians have a hard time embracing their emotions as they try to find the right balance between their vulnerable side and rational mind. They’d rather move on to the next adventure rather than spend time lost in the past.
According to Imani Quinn and Ellen Bowles, astrologers and hosts of The Woke Mystix podcast, “[Sagittarians] are always ready to hit the open road, and they expect their partner to do the same,” they previously told Bustle. “They also need a partner who is independent and isn’t concerned with controlling them.” That’s probably why the least compatible signs with Sagittarius are earth signs Taurus and Virgo, and water sign Cancer, according to Quinn and Bowles.
Sagittarius Compatibility In Friendship
In friendship, Sagittarians are wildly compatible with other Sagittarians. “These ardent adventurers can usually concoct some outlandish schemes together, and with lucky Jupiter as their ruling planet, there’s a feeling like anything is possible between them,” astrologer Clarisse Monahan previously told Bustle. In the presence of each other, Sagittarians make a dynamic duo that could raise the vibes of any room. They’d always be willing to give each other a needed motivational speech and would find it relatable that they both share an inner sensitivity that they’re less likely to open up about with others.
Sagittarius Compatibility In Love
"To have a Sagittarius partner is to have a rolling stone," Quinn and Bowles said. "If you can stimulate their mind through honest and upfront communication, you’ll have their interest long enough to be considered for the long haul.” Because they hate to feel boxed in, a smothering or restrictive relationship would be nearly impossible for Sagittarians to maintain. These archers need a lot of independence within a committed partnership, so deep trust, honesty, and space are a must. Aries and Leo are most likely to appreciate space to explore their own passions and individuality while being in a committed partnership. They have an independent spirit yet still treasure connections.
Sagittarius Compatibility In Bed
As a passion-fueled fire sign, Sagittarians are sure to keep any relationship electrifying— so long as they find a partner who can keep up with them. Air signs Libra and Aquarius would impress Sagittarius in the bedroom by expanding their horizons and teaching or showing them something new. Similarly, they’re most likely to be open to trying just about anything once, giving Sagittarians the freedom to explore all of their fun and playful roleplaying fantasies. Sagittarians would also appreciate the mind-expanding post-sex pillow talk about anything and everything that only an air sign could provide.
Sagittarius At Work
At work, Sagittarians are highly energized and dare to make big and high-risk decisions that they hope will lead to equally big rewards. With invested time, good management, and applied focus, they have the potential to grow a steady and high income. However, they can become too focused on the end-goal of their aspirations that they overlook key details in the present. Sagittarians are strong leaders, but they work better independently than they do in a team. Ideal careers for a Sagittarius would involve traveling, language, education, and analytical explorations — things like teaching, marketing, law, and publishing.
Additional reporting by Alexandria Lettman.
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