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Sagittarius Sign Dates, Characteristics & Personality Traits

Zodiac Sagittarius

Sagittarius Facts


Element: Fire

Polarity: Positive

Quality: Mutable

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Rulling Houses: Ninth

Spirit Color: Light Blue

Lucky Gem: Topaz

Flower: Carnations & crocuses

Top Love Matches: Aries

Sagittarius Sign Dates - November 22 to December 21

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. Truth seekers, adventurers, travelers, these natives are fun-loving and caring. They are very spiritual and philosophical. You can find them practicing their policy all the time.

Straightforward. Restless. Sagittarians don’t think twice before confronting anyone. They speak what’s on their minds, and take ample time to form opinions about someone. Keen investigators, Sagittarians go the extra mile to find answers to their questions, and solutions to their problems.

Sagittarius Traits & Overview

Knowledge is the wing wherewith Sagittarians fly to heaven. These natives love reading, browsing, and debating, for they want to acquire as much information as they can. In order to uncover their true purpose in life, these individuals turn to religion and philosophy.

Optimistic. Enthusiastic. Sagittarians believe “Change is the law of nature.” Always up for trying new things, and facing different challenges, these natives live their life to the fullest.

Curious. Hyperactive. They can be impatient in conveying what they have to say. Because of their honest nature, they may come across as rude and harsh.

Sagittarius Symbolism & Myth

The Centaur is the symbol of the Sagittarius zodiac sign. According to Greek Mythology, Chiron, the centaur healed and mentored Achilles, who later won the Trojan War. It was under Chiron’s tutelage that the Trojan hero mastered the art of archery.

The representation of Chiron in Greek mythology symbolizes how easy it is for the world to find a balance between their primal instinct and wisdom.

Sagittarius Element, Mode, & Season

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Element - Fire; Mode - Mutable; Season - Early Winter

Sagittarius is a mutable sign associated with the element of Fire. These natives look forward to the winter season. Sagittarians have had enough of the season of death and desperately need a change.

Early Winter

The Sagittarius season begins at the end of the autumn season and marks the beginning of the winter season. It’s that time of the year when people are getting more and more comfortable in their cozy quilts and when the cooler nights dominate the summary mornings.

Mutable Mode

The mutable qualities of Sagittarians bring into the optimism needed to transition from the season of death and endings. These individuals are versatile, and readily adapt to change. They are able to gel well with people of all kinds. Not just that! They are resourceful, generally known for getting things done, by hook or by crook.

Fire Element

Fire is the element of the zodiac sign, Sagittarius. Being the truth seekers that they are, Sagittarians are enthusiastic, curious, and extremely blunt. They don’t shy away from expressing how they feel about someone/something.

The energetic qualities of the Sagittarius zodiac sign are akin to the flowing element, Air.

Sagittarius Planetary Rulership


Ruled by the planet of growth and good fortune, Jupiter, Sagittarians are known to be overly joyful and friendly. Their optimism to see brighter days ahead in life makes them creative thinkers and believers in the power of almighty.

Domicile of Jupiter

Jupiter in Sagittarius amplifies the luck that these natives are born with. This planetary rulership is also in sync with the typical Sagittarius traits. This means these natives are independent, strong-willed, generous, and big-spirited.

They are born leaders who go after what they want. These individuals shine bright like its fiery sign. Not intimidated by anyone’s presence, they usually become the center of attraction at a gathering.

Detriment of Mercury

Mercury is said to be in its detriment in Sagittarius. Therefore, the planet of communication finds it difficult to express itself in such a sign placement. As a result, Mercury in Sagittarius natives often take the long way route when trying to make a point or express themselves. Not just that! These natives more often than not are curious to learn about a lot of topics but don’t usually delve too deep, as a matter of fact. But, the truth is they must focus on studying a topic deeply, rather than skimming through it.

Sagittarius House Rulership

house rulership

The house ruler is the planet ruling the sign located at the cusp of the respective house in the horoscope.

The Ninth House

Sagittarius belongs to the ninth house of philosophy, perspective, and travel. This house is about a deeper understanding of the world we live in. It’s about freedom from material possessions and exploring beyond the boundaries. Although this house talks about things greater than life, Sagittarians still find it difficult to believe that change is essential for one’s growth.

The Eleventh House

Jupiter, the ruling planet of this zodiac sign is said to find its joy in the eleventh house of the birth chart. This house of friendship, hope, and love is where Jupiter likes to expand itself to a broader horizon. These natives generally surround themselves with benefactors, travelers, open-minded people who love discussing all things life and enhancing their knowledge.

Sagittarius Characteristics

Strong. Independent. Sagittarians aren’t afraid to explore the road less traveled. These natives are born leaders, and do everything they want, not caring about what people might think. These adrenaline junkies love to travel and explore. They also like to know more about the inner workings of the human mind.v

Generous. Kind. Open-hearted. Sagittarians are Truthful with a big T. Now this typical Sagittarius trait may sometimes work against them because they don’t know when to stop.

Born with a keen imagination, these individuals become successful actors, teachers, and creators.


Genuine. Straightforward, Sagittarians are not afraid to say what’s on their mind, which is why most people come to them for an honest opinion. These changemakers like to expand everyone’s minds and are always willing to try new things.

Sagittarians are truthful and reliable. They won’t spill the beans even when they are betrayed. That’s why they are keepers. When in love, these natives are open-minded, adventurous. Public display of affection and romance is a Yes on their list.

What’s more, their energy and enthusiasm are extremely contagious. Smart. Capable. Versatile. Sagittarians become great entrepreneurs, teachers, and social activists. Like other fiery signs, these natives outshine others. They renounce the world of materialism and live for things greater than life.


Sags optimism is their greatest strength. And they know it well. Their jolly, free nature is why they are always surrounded by the purest soul on the planet. Ruled by Jupiter, they are confident, wild, unafraid to say it. When out in the wilderness, these natives don’t need a roadmap, they are absolutely capable of exploring the unexplored world alone.

Adventurous. Creative. Sagittarians are excellent at the art of storytelling. Their innovative mind taps into another sphere when they talk about their travel stories. Other things that are great about natives born under this zodiac sign are that they are not materialistic, mean, or possessive. They don’t get intimidated easily, and therefore, fully enjoy the world they live in.


Sagittarius' weaknesses lie in their greatest strengths. Bold. These natives express their opinions without taking into account other people’s feelings. They will be blunt about what they feel, however, they are never willing to see things from anyone else’s perspective. Others may feel offended and dishonored by Sags such behavior.

Sagittarians are good at handling things by themselves, but sometimes, they can fail professionally. They may not be able to meet set deadlines if they don’t ask for help. Sagittarians live in the moment. So when they are in love or traveling, they can be really difficult to rely on as they have severe commitment issues.

Sagittarius Compatibility

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When it comes to love, they like to take things slowly. They are very casual and relaxed in the beginning, but once they commit to someone, they will be loyal and kindhearted.

The most compatible signs with Sagittarius are Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius. The least compatible signs with Sagittarius are Virgo and Pisces.

Sagittarius Health

Sagittarians have a strong physical and mental build, but being the fiery sign that they are, they can be prone to dehydration, uneasiness, and anxiety. These natives are also prone to overeating, which can be problematic for the liver. They should avoid drinking or eating too much.

They may also face high blood pressure issues. So, it is very important for them to maintain a healthy weight and life.

Esoteric Sagittarius

The Three Decans of Sagittarius

According to traditional astrology, each zodiac sign forms a 30-degree piece of the 360-degree band of constellations. The thirty degrees of each sign are further divided into three decans of ten degrees each. Each decan contains a slot of 10 days, and every decan is governed by different planets and different characteristics are attached to it.

First Decan of Sagittarius: Mercury

Born from November 23 to December 02 (Degrees 240 through 249)
Mercury is the ruler of the first decan of Sagittarius, which makes the people born in this range expressive, creative, and intellectual. The natives are curious in general, and love sharing all the information they have gathered. They become great storytellers, teachers, and authors.

Second Decan of Sagittarius: Moon

Born from December 03 to December 12 (Degrees 250 through 259)
Moon is the ruler of the second decan of Sagittarius, which makes the people born in this range emotional, nurturing, and giving. These folks have severe mood swings, since the adaptability of the moon doesn’t find a balance with the signs' mutable qualities.

Third Decan of Sagittarius: Saturn

Born from December 13 to December 21 (Degrees 260 through 269)
Saturn is the ruler of the third decan of Sagittarius, which makes the people born in this range determined, hardworking, and patient. Under the influence of Saturn, these natives prefer living life with certain boundaries, rather than going with the flow.

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