Sagittarius are big thinkers and dreamers. They see the bigger picture. They encourage others to ask the hard questions, instead of just accepting what is on the surface. They are the travelers of the zodiac. They are curious and full of energy. They possess an open mind and their philosophical views motivate them to wander around the world constantly searching for the meaning of life.
Sagittarius is an extrovert, always optimistic, full of enthusiasm, and ready for changes. Because of this, they are fun to be around. They prefer spontaneity and adventure and are often on their own quest for some version of education or higher knowledge. They are philosophical free spirits.
Areas of concern…Inconsistency and restlessness can be issues for a Sagittarius. Their spontaneity can lead them to jump from one interest to another without committing to anything for an extended time. The fact that they see the big-picture means that sometimes they can be blunt. If they do commit to things and it conflicts with their personal goals, they tend to lack follow-through.
Planetary Ruler: Jupiter
The ruler of Sagittarius is Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar system and the greatest beneficent in astrology. The energy is hopeful, optimistic compassionate and generous. Their enthusiasm has no boundaries. I refer to Jupiter as the “Santa Clause” of the zodiac. Bestowing gifts and abundance to everything it touches. Jupiter being the planet of expansion also represents learning and seeing the “Big Picture.” It is the ruler of prosperity and requires absolute freedom. Their outgoing spirit takes them from one end of the world to the other…all while exploring different cultures, education and philosophies.
The symbol represents the centaur holding a bow and arrow that is pointing upward toward the heavens. This is indicating the supreme optimism of this sign and the need to keep aiming high to reach their goals. The archer struggling between dreams and reality. The arrow of the warrior ensuring eventual victory.
The astrological glyph for Sagittarius reveals important symbolism of Jupiter and Saturn. Jupiter’s glyph is similar to Saturn’s, but is written exactly in reverse. This makes sense because each planet possesses opposing influences. Saturn limits and restricts…Jupiter expands and brings abundance. In the glyph, the half circle crescent rises above the cross. This represents mind and matter are linked, the mind is able to rise above the material world. Jupiter has a role to expand from its core outwards.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac and the final fire sign. It is mutable, meaning they tend to be flexible and use intellect and passion to create connections between people and ideas that normally would not interact. They are amazing at networking. They are fluid and able to roll with whatever life brings them. This helps them to navigate the unexpected bumps that everyday life can bring.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac that can see the overall picture. Gemini is the polar opposite of Sagittarius. They are similar in that they are both mutable signs that are mentally agile. They are known as intelligence in motion.
Look to where Sagittarius is in your chart. Notice the planets or aspects within the house. This is where you can expect your Sagittarius traits to be found. This energy is amazing for so many things…find where yours is and work with it.