Sagittarius (astrology)

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For other uses, see Sagittarius (disambiguation).
Zodiac symbol The Archer
Duration (tropical, western) 22 November – 22 December (2015, UTC)
Constellation Sagittarius
Zodiac element Fire
Zodiac quality Mutable
Sign ruler Jupiter
Detriment Mercury
Exaltation No planet (Some say South Node)[citation needed]
Fall No planet (Some say North Node), Ceres[citation needed]

Sagittarius (♐) (Greek: Τοξότης, "Toxotes", Latin: "Sagittarius") is the ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. The symbol of the archer is based on the centaur Chiron, who mentored Achilles in archery.[1]

Sagittarius, half human and half-horse, is the centaur of mythology, the learned healer who forms a bridge between human beings and beasts. Also known as the Archer, Sagittarius is represented by the symbol of an arrow.


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