Sagittarius (astrology)

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Not to be confused with Sagittarius (constellation).
A symbolic representation of Sagittarius published in Uranographia by Johann Elert Bode. In tropical astrology there is no correspondence between the constellation and the astrological signs.

Sagittarius (♐) (Greek: Τοξότης, "Toxotes", Latin: "Sagittarius") is the ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this sign between November 23 and December 21. 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.

References[edit]

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