Sagittarius (astrology)

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For other uses, see Sagittarius (disambiguation).
Zodiac symbol The Archer
Duration (tropical, western) 22 November – 22 December (2014, 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.

Sagittarius Basics[edit]

Just as the celestial Archer draws its bow and shoots arrows into the heavens, so the Sagittarian looks to the skies and shoots their ideas into the distance. often hitting the target full on.

Zodiac signs are grouped into Elements, and Qualities - a way of describing someone's character in a capsule. Sagittarius belongs to the groups of Fire and Mutability, and this makes for passionate impulsive individuals who are able to bend and bow according to the situation or the company they are with. Open and friendly, a Sagittarian comes across as an easy-going person with a genial, expansive character.

People of this sign are popular among their peers. Socially outgoing, they are often the life and soul of the party.

Sagittarius has a huge appetite for the vital life force which keeps them occupied with travel, exploration, and experiencing all life has to offer, both physically and intellectually. No wonder this sign is known as the traveler of the Zodiac, never happier than when on the road or just roaming in the great outdoors.

Physically, Sagittarians need to keep active and thrive on sport - they are just as happy to compete individually as to join team games. Intellectually, the sign is associated with wisdom and philosophy. Life is the Sagittarian's university; a strong sense of reason and fair play are the marks of their integrity.

Sagittarians are honest, easy going and friendly, they are people born within November 23 – December 22.


  • Reid, Lori (2008). The Guide to Astrology. Parragon, Queen Street house, 4 Queen Street, Bath BA1 1HU, UK: Parragon. ISBN 9781407511306.