Traits, Personality & Characteristics
Sagittarians are the go-getters of our world!
Enthusiastic and idealistic, the Sagittarius sign is always on the hunt for something or someone. And, once this zodiac signs sets its sights on who or what they want – watch out!
Their arrow always flies straight and true. They will hit their target or die trying.
Sagittarius Sign Table of Contents
- Traits, Personality, & Characteristics
- Physical Traits
- Sagittarius Symbol and Its Meaning
- Facts & Metaphysical Associations
- Compatibility – In Love & Bed
- Sagittarius Children (Girl & Boy)
- Career, Pets & Pastimes
- Best Gifts for a Sagittarius
- Return to all Western Zodiac Signs
- Return to all Zodiac Signs
Sagittarius Traits, Personality, & Characteristics
The Sagittarius sign won’t sit still for long and yearns for an active life chock full of adventure!
The planet that governs Sagittarius is Jupiter. Just like the big planet, the Sagittarius Sign thinks BIG, acts BIG, spends BIG.
This Zodiac Sign likes to live large, sometimes stretching themselves and their means. On the up side, however, they know that life has far more to it than what meets the eye and a Sagittarius will spend their entire life traversing the globe in a quest to find that elusive “something” with a passion.
The biggest challenges for the Sagittarius personality is quite simply missing the mark in the way they communicate and staying in focus.
One of the more challenging Sagittarius traits is that words jump out of their mouths before they think them through. Good Time Charlie’s though they may be, Sagittarians are blurters who often coming across as uncouth.
And multi-tasking? Forget it. The Archer needs to keep their eyes on one target at a time or arrows go flying everywhere, rarely hitting a goal.
The sign of Sagittarius is illustrated as half human, half Centaur giving the Archer a unique blend between the evolved self and primal instinct.
If this is your Zodiac Sign you probably have a strong interest in spirituality and also a unique way of seeing the sunny side of life even in a rain storm.
This disposition is one that goes beyond your own perspectives – you use it in reaching out to others, sincerely trying to “fix” whatever seems wrong.
However, even the ‘non-believing’ Sagittarius tends to accentuate the positive. And why not? To this Star Sign life is one big party!
Oh they see the glass as half full alright, especially if it’s glass of wine!
To the Sagittarius, less is not more – it’s less. And the regulation or constriction of anything that brings a Sagittarius joy is just about the only thing that can bring the effervescent Archer down.
Sagittarius Physical Traits & Characteristics
Because of their activity levels the Archer generally stays lean and stands tall.
Their face is like a book that welcomes you in for a happy story. No matter what they wear, they always feel amiable and appear lively.
There’s a definite lightness of being to people born under this Astrological sign.
Health wise, the Archer is strongest at younger ages due to the tendency to eat or drink excessively later in life. Sagittarians can do well to take particular care of their thighs and liver.
Sagittarius Symbol and Its Meaning
According to mythology Sagittarius is represents Chiron, born of the love between Filira (a nymph) and Cronos (the god of time).
Cronos became a horse in order to create the child, who later learned to be a great hunter and healer. When he was shot by a Hidra soaked arrow, the pain was unbearable. Thus he offered Prometheus his immortality and Zeus placed him in the stars where he would hurt no more.
For star gazers out there – the arrow of Sagittarius points toward Antares. There are also several nebulae in this region including the rather apt Horseshoe Nebula, the Lagoon Nebula, and the Omega nebula.
Sagittarius Facts & Metaphysical Associations
Dates: November 23- December 20
Symbol: The Archer
Key Phrase: “I See”
Birthstone: Citrine (November); Blue Topaz (December)
Number Vibration Numerology: 3
Flower: Narcissus & Dandelion
Color: Light Blue & Purple
Chakra: Solar Plexus (Manipura)
Chinese Zodiac Twin: Rat
Funny Chinese Zodiac Twin: Rat
Tarot Card Association: Temperance (Sagittarius), The Wheel of Fortune (Jupiter)
Healing Crystals: Amber, Chrysocolla, Imperial Topaz, Jasper, Malachite, Moonstone, Tourmaline, Turquoise
Celebrity Sagittarius: Jimi Hendrix, Ms M. Bette Midler, Mark Twain, Frank Sinatra, Walt Disney, Brad Pitt
Sagittarius Compatibility, In Love & In Bed
Elementally Sagittarians are all Fire – that’s why they’re so restless and energetic.
Like the fire, nobody can wholly predict the Archer’s next action. One thing you can know, however, is that Sagittarians give that fire in warm ways to those in their inner circle.
This group of friends and family is relatively small as the Sagittarius personality doesn’t like to be tied down nor do they really care to take on the responsibility having family and friends brings.
Want to know more? Read the full Sagittarius compatibility profile.
The Sagittarius Child
The Sagittarius child will never want for friends – in fact, just invest in a family cell phone as soon as they are born.
What’s beautiful about this is that Sagittarian children reach out to help others without a second thought. At least a few of those calls will be thankful parents!
The Sagittarius Child’s outlook on life is incredibly upbeat. It’s hard to feel blue when you look at the twinkle in their eye and bright smile.
The challenge for most parents is that Archers had this eternal bundle of energy and often express it in risky behaviors.
There’s little conventional about your son or daughter, and it can be helpful to create some strong boundaries early in life. It won’t be easy to do but if you can hold strong, you might prevent early graying!
Want to know more? Read the full Sagittarius Child astrological profile.
A Sagittarius Girl is truthful, funny and wholly outside the box of whatever is “cool” or trendy. Those things mean little to her.
She would rather be pondering life’s mysteries, having a good conversation and experiencing the world in ways few other Astrological signs can.
Yes, she has a sharp tongue but it’s not meant to be nasty – just honest and from the hip.
Her greatest aptitude is the ability to change plans when something isn’t working effectively, unfortunately this can also turn into a hasty decision thanks to impatience.
Want to know more? Read the full Sagittarius Girl personality profile.
The Sagittarius boy has a couple main goals in life and one of them is to “turn frowns upside down.”
This Zodiac child seems undeterred by even the most difficult of life’s situations.
He will have a little wanderlust in his blood, so either put a bell on that boy or teach him early on to check in or tell you his plans.
Warning: those plans are subject to change and might involve things like trying to jump the nearby creek using his bike and a cardboard ramp.
Scholastically make sure this little fella has challenges or he’ll get bored and tune things out. As long as there’s a goal, something to aim at – it’s all good.
Want to know more? Read the full Sagittarius Boy personality profile.
Sagittarius Career, Pets & Pastimes
The Archer is happiest in jobs that involve some sort of social element, but also where they really only have one generalized task. They greet co-workers and customers with jovial smiles and love making people happy.
With this in mind, excellent Sagittarius career options include comedian, travel reviewer or guides, teaching (particularly classes like philosophy) and politician.
Because the Archer is often on the go, they need a pet that’s easily transported or self-sufficient.
Cats generally don’t mind having the house to themselves if there is plenty of food, water (and access to the refrigerator!).
Small dogs might work for the frequent flyer while a larger, athletic dog suits someone who likes their adventures closer to home.
If there’s a way to combine physical activity with a fantasy trip, the Archer finds paradise.
Take to a tropical island and Scuba dive, Hydroplane or whatever!
Other activities many Sagittarians enjoy are involvement in little theatre, mental games, hunting and horseback riding.
Best Gifts for a Sagittarius
Give the Sagittarian in your life any gift that can be used outdoors or during travels. Treat them to a customized suitcase or a great gardening set.
Realistically this sign isn’t hard to please but if you can cleverly disguise your gift with nifty wrappings – they’ll adore the opening process.
This Star Sign likes surprises so much that even an anticipated Amazon delivery will have them impatiently waiting at the window for the delivery truck!