Sagittarius (astrology)

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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)
Fall No planet (Some say North Node), Ceres

Sagittarius (♐) (Greek: Τοξότης, "Toxotes", Latin: "Sagittarius", Bengali: ধনু ,Telugu : ధనూ) is the ninth astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. It spans the 240–270th degree of the zodiac, between 234.75 and 270 degree of celestial longitude. Under the tropical zodiac, the sun transits this area on average between November 23 and December 21, and under the sidereal zodiac, the sun currently transits the constellation of Sagittarius from December 16 to January 14. Individuals born during either of these dates, depending on which system of Astrology they choose to follow, may be called Sagittarians.

Sagittarius is symbolized as a centaur, half man and half horse, wielding a bow. A planet's domicile is the zodiac sign over which it has rulership. The planet said to be ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter. Sagittarius is one of the three fire signs including Aries and Leo.

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