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Sagittarius zodiac sign and its interpretation

This page offers a few texts published in several pages of our website along with other unreleased features. Its aim is to describe and to recapitulate the mains characteristics of Sagittarius.

It is useful to recall that to be a Sagittarius means to have one's Sun in Sagittarius, which requires to know the exact time and place of birth in addition to the date. Indeed, sometimes a one-minute gap is enough for the Sun to shift signs when the birth occurred near the end or at the beginning of a given sign.

Astrotheme enables you to find rapidly the exact position of your Sun and your Ascendant, should you have any doubt.

The astrological sign of Sagittarius and its personality

Your psychological nature is extroverted and independent, oriented towards expansion and sociability. You have the soul of a leader, energetic and active. Your charisma and your drive are fully integrated in the collective life.


Indeed, as an action-oriented fire sign, you challenge yourself and succeed in accomplishing the task straight away.

Sagittarius is hard to follow because his spirit and his independent mind constantly lead him to go further and higher.

Sagittarius' sayings and key-words

The sentence "We think" epitomises one of Sagittarius’ character traits. He is an organiser, a born-leader and a politician capable of managing humanely and intellectually the affairs of the state as well as those of all sorts of groups of interest.

The sign of Sagittarius is charismatic, fiery, energetic, likeable, benevolent, tidy, jovial, optimistic, extraverted, amusing, straightforward, demonstrative, charming, independent, adventurous, straightforward, bold, exuberant, and freedom-loving.

But sometimes it is angry, egotistical, authoritarian, inconstant, unfaithful, brutal, unreliable, unconscious, tactless, or derogatory.

The sign of Sagittarius and its astrological characteristics

Rulership and exaltation in Sagittarius

Sagittarius is warm and extrovert

Each astrological sign has traits which are similar to, or different from, those of certain planets. They are known as planetary dignities. The planet having the strongest affinities with a sign is said to rule the sign and to be in its domicile, i.e. at home. It expresses itself with all its might, unreservedly. When a planet does not match a sign too well but remains compatible, it is in its exaltation. It gets its strength and its energy from the said sign though to a lesser extent than a planet in domicile.

The sign of Sagittarius is in analogy with Jupiter, its ruler.

Therefore, the astrological sign of Sagittarius displays several traits pertaining to Jupiter: enthusiasm, generosity, charisma, aptitude to become integrated, leadership, but also sometimes propensity to exaggerate, vainglory, excess self-confidence and its consequences.

It must be noted that the interpretation of each zodiacal sign echoes the meaning of its House: the first sign and the 1st House, etc. Therefore, Sagittarius, the ninth zodiacal sign, is in analogy with the 9th House: it is the realm of spirituality and philosophy, higher ideals, faraway travels, both physical and inner ones.

Contrarily to the 3rd house, this house represents higher education and universities, as well as the understanding of abstract topics. It is also related to law and legality, and religion.

Sagittarius Elements, Quadruplicities, and Polarities

Fire element of Sagittarius

The twelve zodiacal signs are divided into four sectors matching the four elements: Fire, Earth, Air, and Water. An element includes three compatible signs (triplicity), each element being mutually complementary.

Sagittarius, like Aries and Leo, is a Fire sign: these signs catch fire very quickly. They are enthusiastic, forthright, spontaneous, naive, and primary. This element provides the native with energy, ardour, and passion, but it may incline to violence, aggressiveness, lack of tact, and anger.

Therefore, Fire may be dangerous, uncontrollable, and impulsive since it is difficult to master.

It symbolises immoderate ambition, courage, the will to fight, dominate and conquer, but it also favours spiritual elevation, extreme lucidity, and it purifies the soul.

Sagittarius is often absent or gallivanting

The Mutable mode of Sagittarius

Signs are also divided into three sectors comprising four signs each. They are the Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable sectors. Quadruplicities are also referred to as mode: the Cardinal mode, the Fixed mode, and the Mutable mode. Like elements, they rule different values and have characteristics of their own.

Sagittarius, like Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo, is a Mutable sign. These signs are volatile, changing, quick, and they lack depth. Nevertheless, they adjust well to all situations. They are complex, with a dual nature that is mistaken for instability. They are very flexible and tolerant.

Sagittarius is enthusiastic in all his activities and can practice many at the same time. He craves discoveries and new adventures.

Yang polarity for Sagittarius

Lastly, polarities divide the Zodiac into two groups of six signs. Polarities are referred to as Masculine and Feminine, Yin and Yang, or Active and Passive.

These characteristics alternate from one sign to the next in zodiacal order. Active signs indicate extroverted, expansive, and fairly physical people who express themselves easily and are quite energetic and enthusiastic. Passive signs are more introverted, internalised, intellectual, deep, and calm.

Sagittarius is active, or Yang.

The sign of Sagittarius and its physical appearance

Even though they may not perfectly match your outward appearance, if your Ascendant, or to a lesser extent, your Sun, is in Sagittarius, you might take on the following characteristics:

Sagittarius physical appearance

Physically speaking, Sagittarius people are very strong, tall or very tall in most cases, with full and open features, often smiling lips, and thick hair. They radiate energy and charm. They become stout as they age because over-indulgence of all sorts is the cause of their weight gain when they reach their thirties.

Their musculature is not particularly athletic. Sagittarius' general appearance gives an impression of charisma, liveliness, and energy.

Their look is jovial, and their attire is casual but always in line with their generous nature and the context. Indeed, Sagittarius can adjust marvellously well.

Their favourite colours are all the hues of red, orange, and indigo.

The sign of Sagittarius and its health

The thighs and the liver are the parts of the body in analogy with the sign of Sagittarius.

If your sign is Sagittarius, and often of those who have the Ascendant in Sagittarius, your health is very strong. During the first part of your life, your level of energy is very high. You are somehow invulnerable, and you take full advantage of it.

Your ruling planet Jupiter is synonymous with excess. In the long run, you may undergo drawbacks, which are the consequence of your intense lifestyle, in the areas of physical expenditure, sexuality, or food. The danger of becoming overweight is looming despite your activities which fortunately use up a big part of your intake.

Since Sagittarius rules the liver and the thighs, potential dangers come from an excessive consumption of alcoholic drinks or a diet too rich in fat, or... both.

It is strongly recommended that you tackle this issue in order not to suffer from high blood pressure or more severe disorders affecting the liver. It may also be that you experience some problems of sciatica or torn ligament in the thighs.

The sign of Sagittarius and its hobbies

If your sign is Sagittarius, you are hyperactive, always on the move and drawn to physical exercise. You are gifted for both individual and collective sports, and your activities are countless. In the latter, your communication skills and your charisma work wonders.

Polo, one of the sports Sagittarius enjoys

You are mobile and quick, and therefore, all disciplines having these characteristics are suitable. There are very few sports which you do not enjoy because you have a strong need to exert yourself even though your constitution is not as strong as that of Aries and Leo, your Zodiac Fire fellows.

You are broad-minded, which prompts you to be interested in subjects having an analogy with the numerous travels you undertake throughout the year. They include mental trips meant to fulfil your taste for philosophy, foreign countries, politics, and sociology.

More often than not, you are found with a book in your hand, especially in the second part of your life. You have every opportunity to become a brilliant scholar, a real fount of eclectic knowledge with a bulimia for various types of erudition which enable you to travel virtually.

Sagittarius and Love

What people born with the Sun in Sagittarius should bear in mind is that the need for freedom is overwhelming. The feeling, even unfounded, to be tied up in a relationship makes him run away, for he can commit himself only if he is the master of the game and if he can get away from his bonds now and then without being blamed for it.

One never gets bored with people having the Sun or the Ascendant in Sagittarius. They travel frequently, both physically and intellectually, and if their sweetheart accepts this sort of constant wanderlust, all will be fine, and the couple will experience more intense moments than ordinary mortals do.

Warm, physical and charismatic, the enthusiasm of Sagittarius is contagious. His romantic life unfolds marvellously well if the partner’s need for security is not too strong.

Indeed, Sagittarius can be faithful, except perhaps when he is far away. He is not aware that he is doing something wrong.

When he gets back home, he behaves as if nothing reprehensible had occurred, for he considers that he is not cheating when he has an affair while he is away and that he is just having an unfamiliar experience (The 9th House, again and again).

Sagittarius and work

If you are Sagittarius, your destiny is commensurate with the image of your deeply sociable and exuberant nature. You always look at things in broad and optimistic ways, and you rapidly get the status matching your high calibre.

You make use of your charm and your boldness, and you have the guts to aim higher than what would be the norm. In this regard, you are the opposite of Virgo people, but it does not matter because your method proves efficient and in any case, the result fulfils your ambition at least.

Taxi driver, one of the jobs suitable for Sagittarius

Owing to your inclination for change and movement, it is most likely that you experience more than one occupation throughout your life. It is almost unconceivable that you spend a long period of time in the same work, either because you have itchy feet, or because you feel like settling abroad for some time.

In any case, unexpected events and important changes crop up, to your delight. The only exception may stem from the fact that you choose a profession which is so mobile that change is its main characteristic, such as for instance jet pilot, travelling salesperson, or businessman/woman always on the move abroad, in which case you keep the same job.

Anyway, as it often happens with your ruling planet Jupiter, owing to your strong conventionality and your great adaptability, in your forties, you tend to settle in an occupation which offers numerous opportunities to travel.

You can be successful in the following areas:

Explorer, pilot, taxi and lorry driver, jockey, manager of a racehorse stable, international businessman/woman and any expatriate job, corporate manager, tour operator and travel agent, import-export trader, serviceman/woman, magistrate, politician, ambassador, sociologist, priest/priestess, or spiritual leader.

The symbolism of the sign of Sagittarius

Countries and cities associated to Sagittarius

Below are several traditional features associated with the sign of Sagittarius.

For the countries : Spain, Australia, Hungary, South Africa, Arabia, Yugoslavia.

For the cities: Stuttgart, Toledo, Budapest, Cologne, Avignon, Sheffield, Naples, Toronto.

Animals, Food, Herbs and aromatics for Sagittarius

The animals in analogy with Sagittarius are fallow deers, hinds, and the family Cervidae.

The foods in analogy with Sagittarius are grapefruits, raisins, onions, leeks, bulb vegetables. Herbs and aromatics: aniseeds, sage, bilberries, cinnamon, borage, mosses, sage, blueberry, patience, balsam.

If you are Sagittarius, you have quite a hearty appetite because you are extremely active and you are used to eat consequently, particularly meat, but also dishes with sauce, and culinary specialities such as sauerkraut and cassoulet, a French heavy dish of stewed beans and meat... You are a bon vivant, and banquets are a very pleasant activity during which your appetite and your joviality can blossom unfettered.

The following foodstuffs are good for you: basil, beetroot, celery juice, dandelion, garlic, lime, essence of marjoram and pine, mint, olive, sage, green salad, thyme, and brewer's yeast.

Regarding your culinary tastes, given your legendary appetite, you seldom refuse a dessert. However, to make you happy, the ceremonial must not last for hours. You look above all for opportunities to travel thanks to your taste buds and culinary creations coming from the whole world.

For instance, the kulfi, a very popular Indian ice-cream made with cardamom, mango lassis, or gazelle horns with almond paste and orange blossom. You could even fly to Japan for its famous mochis, sticky rice cakes.

You have a fancy for less exotic pleasures too. Red berries are delightful, for they remind you of your expeditions in deep woods. You appreciate berries in the form of blackcurrant jelly, of raspberry mousse, or even of crumbles, preferably spiced with cinnamon or vanilla.

Flowers, plants and trees associated with Sagittarius

Flowers and plants: dandelions, carnations, thistles.

Trees: mulberry trees, chestnut trees, ash trees, lemon trees, oaks.

Stones, Metals and Salts associated with the sign of Sagittarius

Stones, Metals and Salts in analogy with Sagittarius are topaz, tin, silica, potassium chloride.

Celebrities with the Sun in Sagittarius

Taylor Swift, a famous Sagittarius woman

Astrotheme's database of celebrities lets you know who are the most popular personages. There are two possible criteria: the number of clicks on a celebrity's page, or the number of visitors who put them in their favourite file of their account. The examples below take into account both criteria, at the date of creation of these pages.

Taking into account contemporary people, the three most popular females are Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson and Beyoncé Knowles. The most popular males are Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

However, we are focusing here on people born with the Sun in Sagittarius. The currently most popular people are: Brad Pitt, Taylor Swift, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson, Emmanuel Macron, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, or Alyssa Milano.

Famous people having a Sagittarius dominant

The Sun in Sagittarius corresponds exactly to the topic of this article. However, it may be interesting to check the dominant of the chart. Indeed, it sometimes happens that the only planet in Sagittarius is the Sun, but that the other planets or an angle such as the Ascendant are in a different sign. Although the chart's owner is a Sagittarius, his chart may display a more "powerful" sign than Sagittarius. This is called the "dominant sign".

Jamie Lee Curtis, a Scorpio with Sagittarius dominant

Conversely, some people are not Sagittarius, although Sagittarius is their planetary dominant. In that case, they display Sagittarius features. In some cases, they are "much more Sagittarius" than people having the Sun in Sagittarius.

Astrotheme has computed eleven types of dominants for all the entries of its database. They include the dominant sign and in particular, the Sagittarius dominant.

The most popular people having Sagittarius as their planetary dominant (but not the Sun in this sign) are, for some of the most famous ones: Aquarius Stanislas Merhar, Aquarius Lisa Snowdon, Aquarius Lewis Carroll, Scorpio Jamie Lee Curtis, Scorpio René Magritte, Aquarius Portia de Rossi, or Gemini Elisabeth Huppert.

The other signs of the zodiac

You can also read the files about the signs of Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, and Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces.