The Sun is positioned in this ninth sign
of the zodiac from November 23 until December 23 each year. The symbol
for Sagittarius is the Archer. In Sagittarius the Sun is idealistic and
optimistic. Sagittarius is the sign that espouses such high principles
as universal love and world peace. As this period of the year is
associated with the spirit of giving and good cheer, the Sagittarius
personality is recognized for its generosity and expansive
- You are very gregarious, enthusiastic,
and open, in all that you do. You have an ability to understand a broad
perspective, and to see everything from a total point of view. Your
foresight and an ability to visualize the big picture make matters work
out well for you most of the time. Always thinking in broad abstract
terms, you usually have trouble focusing on details that arise.
- In many ways you are spontaneous, but
with this comes an inclination to be bluntly honest and frank, or at
least, straightforward and much to the point. You never intend to hurt
anyone, but the truth is all important to you, and you never hesitate to
tell it like it is. Tact and restraint can be issues of concern, but you
probably don't care. You are so independent. You can rarely be pushed an
inch in any direction unless you decide the direction your being pushed
is where you want to go.
- These blows are softened only by your
warm, jovial and outgoing friendliness. Even when you stick your hoof in
your mouth you can recover and show up as a winner. Often "lady luck"
just smiles on you. Sagittarius has a happy-go-lucky, honest, cheerful,
and ever optimistic approach to life; but then can turn right around and
be so careless, restless and extravagant.
- You have a natural love of the outdoors
and may develop strong enthusiasm for sports and outdoor adventure.
Sagittarius is the sign most often associated with sports, and you are
inclined to physical activity and active endeavors, particularly
- Future-oriented, you rarely allow
problems or setbacks to get you down for long. You put disappointment
behind you and start working toward your next adventure. Never satisfied
with moving along in slow lane, you want to set the pace on a grand
scale. Whatever you set out to do, must be the biggest and best. You
want to live life to its fullest. You can work well with anybody,
accepting them for what they are. You are the natural, open-hearted
extrovert, an easy person live and work with. Relying on your glibness
and complete self-confidence, you are a natural in the world of selling.
Still in the area of organization and perseverance you may need help
from other factors in the chart. If you are like most Sagittarius
natives, you can be down right irresponsible and unreliable at times.
Your personality is such, however, that people don't get upset about it.
It's that natural Sagittarius charm that carries you through the tough
- Sagittarius is the sign of higher
education. You live to expand your horizons in every possible way,
wanting to see the world and experience it. You want to meet interesting
people and try everything. Your curiosity is boundless and your desire
for knowledge is paramount.
In Sagittarius, Mercury produces a mind
that is independent, versatile, and roving. Your method of expression is
impulsive, very direct, and sometimes argumentative. Yet you are social
and very communicative with anyone who will listen. You may lack
tolerance for the views of others when they depart from your own. You
are something of an evangelist for your own opinions, and you love to
get up on your "soapbox."
The natural tendency is for you to say
exactly what is on your mind with little concern for fact or reality. You
are impatient and don't always wait long enough to form a correct
judgment. Yet people listen to you because you are interesting. Your
wonderful imagination may make you a natural storyteller. You're good at
improving on the truth.
Your senses are keen, but it can be hard for
you to concentrate on any single subject for long periods of time. You can
miss details because your focus is on the broad view.
Everything seems to interest you. You're
particularly attracted to subjects that have significance beyond the
everyday. You may enjoy philosophy, psychology, foreign cultures, or
religion. Seeking deep understand of these broad subjects can occupy much
of your thinking. You may become a lifelong student, because you never
tire of learning and sharing knowledge. Forgetful and impractical, you
mind may be like that of the preoccupied absent-minded
- In Sagittarius, Venus produces affections
that are very demonstrative and friendly. You have a rather carefree
attitude toward relationships, and you are not always dependable where
affections are concerned.
- You are humorous, sociable and even
flirty. Outgoing and personable, you are very friendly and sometimes not
too serious. There is a strong love of personal freedom in your nature
that makes it a little hard for you to settle down to a restrictive sort
of relationship. You feel more comfortable in a relationship when things
go slowly, and your partner doesn't get too serious too fast. In fact,
you would probably like it better if the relationship stayed casual, and
pressures of serious love never emerged. Threats to your freedom make
you very nervous. It's hard for you to take you eye off of possible
escape routes when things seem to be heating up and you feel yourself
being hemmed in.
- You are honest and idealistic in your
dealings with others. Strong in your beliefs, you must find a partner
sharing your views, or you will surely try to convert your chosen to
your way of thinking. You don't hold back on your feelings, and it is
never hard to figure out you stand on emotional issues.
- The key to your romantic nature is
friendship. You are upbeat and easy to like. As a friend and lover, you
are the ideal partner for that lucky open-minded mate who can accept you
on your own terms and respect you need for space.
- A Sagittarius Moon is restless and
lacking in continuity. Unsettled in both mind and body, you need
activity and a good deal of exercise. You want to always feel free to
roam and wander, both physically and mentally.
In Sagittarius, the emotions are jubilant,
enthusiastic and highly optimistic. You are socially naive and blissfully
unaware of real human differences. You meet people on your own terms,
merging and melting into relationships with them. You are open and
friendly as a puppy. Your good-natured and fun-loving manner generally
produces many friends and acquaintances. Yet few of your friends are
Rarely will you feel the need for group
movements or organizations to provide you with a sense of who you are. You
know who you are and where you're going. Although you may change your
mental directions and modify your goals a number of times, you are quite
comfortable with yourself, and where you're headed. Optimistic and
idealistic, you can see the silver lining inside every cloud, and believe
things will turn out for the best. Usually they do. You bounce back easily
from setbacks and immediately start again. Unfortunately, you often fail
to learn from your mistakes.
Your sense perceptions are accurate, but you
often speak before you think. You seem to be able to form a clear picture
of the world around you. Decisive in manner, you are outspoken, buoyant,
and ever interested in both learning and spreading knowledge. Thus, you're
a natural teacher or preacher.
As a child, your parents were probably very
lenient with you, and encouraged your aptitude for adventure, both
physically and mentally. Quite likely, you will encourage your children in
much the same way, becoming more of a friend than an authority figure.
When it comes to discipline, however, you may be a little lax. Sometimes
the Sagittarius influence views children as inhibitors of
Your love relationships probably are
romantic friendships rather than deep emotional commitments. You can be
affectionate and enthusiastic, but your emotions are shallow, and you
probably are happiest with a partner who will play, socialize and go
places with you, without making heavy demands. Being free and unfettered
is one of your deepest needs. Intimacy poses a certain threat to this
need. As soon as you begin to care for someone, you start feeling
emotionally trapped, usually choosing to regain your freedom by making an
You need physical outlets for your
restlessness and energy. Running, skiing, dancing and bike-riding in
particular might appeal to you. Exercise can also help you keep your
weight down, since you have a tendency to overindulge in food and/or drink
You're prone to make many changes in your
life; changes of residence, changes in careers, or just changes of ideals
and goals. This is because you are able to maintain a great deal of
control over your life, skillfully combining business and pleasure.
Adventure and travel are strong urges in your makeup and you are likely to
travel a great deal. You may have some reluctance to buy a home and begin
collecting physical possessions because you believe these would merely
tend to tie you down.
- Mars in Sagittarius produces some of the
highest levels of physical energy and enthusiasm. The mental and
emotional side seems to function fine as well, but unfortunately, this
is not the most practical of Mars positions.
In Sagittarius, Mars
often produces strong philosophic convictions. You are one to stand up
and fight for any cause you believe in. The sense of justice is very
strong. Your idealistic motives always seek to be improving society and
those individuals in your immediate environment.
You are an
outspoken debater, often lacking diplomacy or appreciation of the
opinions of opponents. Nonetheless, your ever-cheerful presence makes
you welcome in any social gathering. For you it is unrestricted freedom
at all cost, with rhythm and tempo that comes naturally to you. You are
a person with a zest for adventure and having a good time. You have
trouble sitting still for very long, and you want to be on the move
The hallmark of this position is the feeling
that you are invincible. Your irrepressible confidence and optimism
usually gets you through tough times. You may have been born under a lucky
star. You often succeed because you don't think much about failing. In
many respects you are a born gambler.
Mars in Sagittarius is not known for being
particularly constant in love relationships. You approach sex as though it
was a sport, and it's hard to tie you down to one person. You may be
afraid of serious love affairs and being "trapped" in a relationship. This
is a position that really likes sex, but at times can be too bold or crude
in asking for it.
The negative of this position is a lack of
endurance and consistency. Because your attention span is so short, and
your interests are so many, you start many projects, but often fail to
finish them. And even when you do get finished, the work can be a little
sloppy. You have a tendency to scatter your energies and try to take on
too much at one time.
- Jupiter is in Sagittarius in your chart.
This is the natural sign for Jupiter and it generally creates a
carefree, outgoing, optimistic individual. You enjoy making life better
for others. You are an outdoors type, fond of sports and travel. You
have a serious interest in matters pertaining to philosophy, religion or
significant social issues. Your approach to life and how you conduct
your affairs may be regulated by your strong convictions. You are likely
to want to win over as many converts as you can to your way of thinking
or beliefs. You can become very dogmatic in your views and good at
selling them. You will prosper in life, but you spend freely, so you may
never be wealthy.
- Saturn in Sagittarius produces a serious
approach to religion, education and philosophy. You are a highly
principled person who believes in earning what you achieve through hard
work and application. Your reputation is very important to you. This
position is associated with leadership in intellectual thought, but
higher education may have been blocked for some reason. You may have to
educate yourself to achieve the goals you desire. While Sagittarius is
the sign of faith, Saturn placed here can produce skepticism and a
desire to prove ideas. Conservative in views, you adjust to change
slowly and with much resistance. You challenges in life are likely to be
associated with religious or philosophical views. In these areas, you
are somewhat narrow-minded and fixed in your opinions.
Many of your peers born during the years when
Uranus was in Sagittarius yield a highly progressive set of unorthodox
ideas and the seeds of progressive changes. The group fosters advanced,
abstract, and often controversial notions.
- Planets © Michael McClain 1996-2003.