About SagittariusSagittarius is the ninth sign of the astrological year and is known by
its astrological symbol, the Archer. Sagittarian individuals are jovial, intelligent, and
freedom-loving. With Jupiter as the ruling planet, people born under this sign are considered to be
understanding and principled. They have an appetite for learning and travel.
Sagittarians have a positive outlook on life, are full of enterprise, energy, versatility,
adventurousness and eagerness to extend experience beyond the physically familiar. They enjoy
travelling and exploration, the more so because their minds are constantly open to new dimensions
of thought. They are basically ambitious and optimistic, and continue to be so even when their
hopes are dashed. Their strongly idealistic natures can also suffer many disappointments without
being affected. They are honorable, honest, trustworthy, truthful, generous and sincere, with a
passion for justice. They are usually on the side of the underdog in society they will fight for
any cause they believe to be just, and are prepared to be rebellious. They balance loyalty with
Sagittarians are usually modest and are often religious, with a strong sense of morality, though
they tend to overemphasize the ethical codes they follow and worship beliefs about God rather than
God Himself. This means that, negatively, they regard rigid, unloving, intolerant adherence to
ritual and conventional codes as more important than the truths they symbolize or embody. They
sometimes pay lip service to religions and political parties in which they have ceased to believe
because the outward forms satisfy them, yet they may not hesitate to switch allegiance in politics
or change their system of belief if they see personal advantage to themselves in doing so.
They have both profound and widely ranging minds, equipped with foresight and good judgement,
and they can be witty conversationalists. They love to initiate new projects (they make excellent
researchers) and have an urge to understand conceptions that are new to them. they think rapidly,
are intuitive and often original, but are better at adapting than inventing and are at their best
when working with colleagues of other types of character that compliment their own. They are
strong-willed and good at organizing, a combination that gives them the ability to bring any
project they undertake to a successful conclusion. Their generosity can be balanced by their
extreme care at handling their resources.
Sagittarians are ardent, sincere and straightforward in love, normally conventional and in
control of their sexual natures. Yet if thwarted, they may easily allow their failure to embitter
their whole lives or they may revenge themselves upon the opposite sex by becoming cynically
promiscuous. They are more apt then the average to make an uncongenial alliance.
If their marriages are successful, they will be faithful spouses and indulgent parents; but their
innate restlessness will inspire them to use even the most satisfying ménage as a base from which
to set out on their travels. They need to fell free and are often faced with the choice of allowing
their careers to take over their lives at the expense of the love of their spouse and family.
Sagittarian women are the counterparts of their men; even if they have no career to rival their
love, they find it difficult to express affection and may run the risk of being thought frigid.
In other personal relationships they are reliable, seldom betraying any trust given to them.
They can, however, be impulsively angry and both male and female Sagittarians know how to be
outspoken and exactly what expressions will hurt their adversaries most. On the other hand they are
magnanimous in forgiving offenses and are responsible when looking after the elderly in the
Their gifts fit Sagittarians for a number of widely differing professions. They are natural
teachers and philosophers with a talent for expounding the moral principles and laws which seem to
explain the universe. This gift enables them to be successful churchmen on the one hand and
scientists on the other. The law and politics also suit them, as does public service, social
administration, public relations and advertising. Travel and exploration naturally appeal to such
restless souls and, if their opportunities are limited, they may find something of travel and
change of scene in the armed forces or through working as a travelling salesman. Others may make
fine musicians and, in the days before automobiles, they were said to be successful at horse
trading and all activities, including sporting ones, concerning horses. This has been translated in
modern terms into an interest in cars and aircraft - and again with emphasis on the sporting side
racing, rallying etc. They are said to make good sports coaches, but their tastes in this direction
may lead them into imprudent gambling, though the gambling instinct may be sublimated by carrying
it out professionally as a bookmaker.
The vices to which Sagittarians are prone are anger they tend to flare up over trifles;
impatience - they want to rush every new project through immediately and demand too much of
colleagues who cannot work at the pace they require; and scorn of the inadequacies of others while
expecting fulsome recognition of their own efforts. They may in one sense deserve recognition,
because in completing a major project they will sacrifice their health and family relationships; in
their family's eyes they may merit condemnation.
They can be exacting, domineering and inconsiderate in the work place; and boastful, vulgar and
extravagant in their private lives. Their restlessness, if excessive, can jeopardize more than
their own stability. some Sagittarians risk becoming playboys, wasting their lives away in
frivolous pursuits. Others can develop a moralizing, religious fanaticism or else turn into
hypocrites, their inner prudishness disguised by an outward appearance of joviality. Another side
of the religiosity which is a danger in Sagittarians is superstition.