Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

Stefan Stenudd

Stefan Stenudd

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I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer, as well as an historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Here's my personal website:


Sagittarius
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Books by Stefan Stenudd:

Tarot Unfolded, by Stefan Stenudd.

Tarot Unfolded

This book presents an imaginative method of reading the divination cards, which is the most appropriate for the Tarot, since it consists of symbolic images. Several spreads are introduced, as well as the meanings of all the 78 cards and their pictures. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Cosmos of the Ancients, by Stefan Stenudd.

Cosmos of the Ancients

All the philosophers of Ancient Greece and what they thought about cosmology, myth, religion and the gods. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.


Life Energy Encyclopedia, by Stefan Stenudd.

Life Energy Encyclopedia

Qi (chi), prana, pneuma, spiritus, and all the other life force concepts around the world explained and compared. Click the image to see the book at Amazon.



OTHER DIVINATION

Tarot Meaning
Tarot Meaning

Try the old Tarot deck of cards with a free online divination. How to use the Tarot and what each card means.

I Ching Online
I Ching Online

Try the ancient Chinese divination online for free. The 64 hexagrams of I Ching, The Book of Change, and what they mean in divination.


Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

Horoscope Traits of the Archer

Sagittarius, the Archer.

The Sagittarius Characteristics in Astrology


Sagittarius The Sagittarius horo­scope sign, the Archer, is the ninth sign of the Zodiac in the horoscope. The Sagittarius Zodiac sign belongs to the element fire and the mutable quality. Sagittarius is an impatient force, escaping anything stagnant and any mental or physical confinement. It's basic need, on which it never compromises, is independence.



     Sagittarius, the Archer, is the ninth sign of the Zo­di­ac. The sun enters Sagittarius on or around November 22, when winter darkens quick­ly, and exits on December 21, the day of the winter solstice. Sagittarius belongs to the ele­ment fire, its quality is mutable and its charge is positive. Its Ruler is Jupiter, and Uranus exalts in it. Sagittarius' motto is: "I see."

     In the horo­scope chart, Sagittarius brings a distanced and unattached charac­ter to planets or Houses therein.


Sagittarius the Independent

The horoscope ruler of the Sagittarius Zodiac sign is Jupiter, the planetary force of expansion, new experiences and opportunities. It can be described as the planet of luck, to the extent that there is such a thing. The Sagittarius astrological sign wants to be receptive to what Jupiter might offer, or for that matter any opportunity arising in life. For that, freedom and independence are essential.

     Sagittarius is a mutable horoscope sign, which normally means a follower. But in this case, it's the characteristic of independence, the ability to unroot and move at any moment, as if unattached to the social surroundings. The Sagittarius Zodiac sign doesn't follow anyone, and simply doesn't care for being followed either. It's all about going one's own way.

     The symbol for the Sagittarius horoscope sign is that of the centaur, the legendary creature who was half man, half horse. The centaurs were famous for their archery, which also connects them to the Sagittarius Zodiac sign.


The constellation Sagittarius.
The constellation Sagittarius, represented by a centaur. Illustration from Firmamentum, by Hevelius 1690.


     Those with Sagittarius as their horoscope Zodiac sign are born with the sun in it, between November 22 and December 21. For much more about the influence of the Sagittarius Zodiac sign in the horoscope, see the links in the menu to the left.


Sagittarius glyph (symbol)

Sagittarius at a Glance

Zodiac sign:

Element / Quality:

Ruler / Exalting:

Keyword:

Motto:

Character:

Sun sign dates:

Archetype:

Sagittarius, the Archer

Fire / Mutable

Jupiter / Uranus

Freedom

"I see."

Independent

November 22 - December 21

The Explorer


Sagittarius Star Sign

The sun. Those who have Sagittarius as their star sign are born when the sun was in Sagittarius, normally November 22 - December 21 (it differs slightly from year to year, be­cause of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more accurately - called the sun sign.

     The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It's your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are.

     The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it's not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of your­self. Below you find what can be said in general about the Sagittarius Horoscope Traits, based only on the sun's position.


Sagittarius Horoscope Traits

The Sagittarius star sign begins when the winter quickly grows darker, ending at the winter solstice when the daylight starts to return. Sagittarius is the horoscope sign with the traits of the independent adven­turer, cherishing personal freedom over everything else. The Sagittarius horoscope sign seems disconnected to the world and the things in it that others grab hold of with all their might.


Sagittarius Integrity

If your star sign is Sagittarius, you're a person with great integrity, going your own way, rarely following others - nor do you want others to follow you. You do your own thing. Freedom is a key word for Sagittarius. Sagittarius needs to be independent, even though that might lead to limited resources and other difficulties. To Sagittarius, freedom is a wealth surpassing that of money.

     Like the archer, Sagittarius aims far. Sagittarius' goals are distant, some would say unobtainable, but thereby they are also interesting, not to say spectacular - certainly to Sagittarius. Only things that seem to be out of reach are worth reaching for.

     Sagittarius has the energy of the element fire, to which it belongs. When you have a goal in front of you, no matter how far in the distance, you go for it, tirelessly. But it has to be a goal you decide, not others for you. Sagittarius even tends to prefer the opposite direction of what most of the others choose, just because of that.

     Sagittarius is not any kind of hermit, at least not normally, but you do go your own way and in doing so, you don't hesitate because it might leave friends and security behind. That triggers you. So, others certainly feel that Sagittarius is kind of elusive, someone difficult to predict and impossible to control. You're aware of the incurable loneliness of the soul and you've learned to appreciate it.


Sagittarius, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.
Sagittarius, illustration from a 1482 edition of a book by Hyginus.

Three Different Sagittarius

A Zodiac sign doesn't give exactly the same influ­ence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.

     If you were born at the end of November, the sun is in the beginning of Sagittarius. Then you're very determined to break free of any chains, no matter how loose they are. Nothing shall hold you back, and you set your goals so far away that they are hardly visible.

     If you were born in the beginning of December, the sun is in the middle of Sagittarius. That means you guard your integrity and indepencence against any intrusion, without making much noise about it. You are hard to catch, although you don't seem to be running.

     If you were born in the middle of December, the sun is at the end of Sagittarius. That makes you seem always to be running away, even when no one or nothing is trying to catch you. You can throw all your riches away at an instant, if you feel that they burden you the least, and you are rarely pleased in you present situation, con­stantly searching for a change. This part of the sign is the mutable one, which is also the quality of Sagittarius. Therefore, people born with the sun here are the most typical Sagittarius, showing its traits distinctly.


Sagittarius' Father in the Horoscope

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Sagittarius traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.

     If you have the sun in Sagittarius, your relation to your father is one of some alienation and distance. Neither understands the other very well, nor does anyone of you seem to strive to do so. You feel different, and have no need to reform or adapt to the other. If your father tries to control you, there can be tension and outburst. When you quarrel, it is intense but passes quickly. You don't spend much time with each other, but even at a distance you can feel connected, as long as you agree on the terms of your relation - mainly that of no rules at all. You're not obedient, and if your father accepts that, your relation can be one of mutual appreciation. You really want to admire each other - at a distance.


Zodiac Sign Calculator

If you're unsure of your Zodiac sign, or if you want to know exactly where in the sign the sun was at your birth, please visit the Zodiac sign calculator. It's very easy to use, and then you'll know for sure. Here it is:
Zodiac Sign Calculator


Your Complete Horoscope Chart

The above is very general, to give you an idea of how the Sagittarius Zodiac sign traits affect the horoscope. You need to study your complete horoscope birth chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced inter­pretation. Here is how you do that:
Your Own Horoscope


Sagittarius compatibility.

Sagittarius Compatibility

The Sagittarius horoscope sign, the independent, belongs to the element fire, which is that of intense activity. So do Aries and Leo, but that doesn't necessarily mean Sagittarius is particularly compatible with them - they need to agree on common goals. Nor for that matter is the Sagittarius Zodiac sign always incompatible with, say, the water signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces, although they are quite different.

     All the astrological traits of each Zodiac sign have to be considered when examining their compatibility. Read more about what it means to the Sagittarius horoscope sign here:

Sagittarius Compatibility


Sagittarius Horoscope Forecasts

By reading the New Year Horoscope, astrology can reveal certain things about what will happen to Sagittarius during the year - at least some of the most significant and life-changing events. Here are the 2013 and 2014 astrological forecasts for the Sagittarius Zodiac sign (and 2012, if you're still curious about it):
Sagittarius 2014 Horoscope Forecast
Sagittarius 2013 Horoscope Forecast
Sagittarius 2012 Horoscope Forecast


Sagittarius sex horoscope

Sagittarius Sex Horoscope

The horoscope also reveals what your sex life is like. That's not only done by the Zodiac sign, but also by the planets, astrological Houses, and aspects. I've made a whole section about how to track sexuality in the complete horoscope on my general astrology site:
Sex in the Horoscope

     Still, why not start with an introduction to the subject, by reading what the horoscope has to say about the sexuality and sexual preferences of those born in the Sagittarius Zodiac sign:

Sagittarius Sex Horoscope


The complete horoscope chart.

The Complete Horoscope

Astrology is much more than the Zodiac sign of the sun. The complete horoscope chart shows the positions of all the planets at the time of birth. It also contains the twelve astrological Houses and certain significant angles (aspects) between the planets. For all about it, go to my website on the astrological meaning of the complete horoscope:
The Complete Horoscope Chart


Zodiac Sign Traits

Your horoscope Zodiac sign is where the sun was at the time of your birth. That's why it's called your Sun Sign. It's also called Star Sign, because of the stellar constellation it represents. Here are my websites devoted to each of the Zodiac signs and their personality traits:

The Zodiac symbols.




My Astrology Book

Your Health in Your Horoscope, by Stefan Stenudd.

Your Health in Your Horoscope

This book explains what your horoscope says about your health, according to the old tradition of medical astrology. You learn what the Zodiac signs, the planets, and the other ingredients of the horoscope reveal about many health issues and different types of illnesses. Also, celebrity horoscope charts are used to show how a health reading is made. Click the image to see the book (and Kindle ebook) at Amazon.