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Sagittarius Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality

Karen Frazier
Sagittarius zodiac sign

Sagittarius Dates: November 23 - December 21

Element: Fire

Quality: Mutable

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

House: 9th

Colors: Yellow, purple, blue, red

Birthstone: Blue topaz, beryl, sodalite, turquoise

Lucky Numbers: 3, 12, 21

Most Compatible With: Libra, Aries

Sagittarius Traits

Sagittarius is one of the luckiest signs of the zodiac. The positive Sagittarius characteristics include being cheerfully optimistic, having a sunny outlook on life, possessing the deep desire to travel, and being exuberantly energetic. With such a sunny outlook and deep enthusiasm, many consider Sagittarians to be the Tiggers of the Zodiac.

What Kind of Person Is Sagittarius?

Sagittarians are lively and outgoing, and they are often spontaneous, adventurous, and fun. Additional Sagittarius traits include:

  • Carefree
  • Loyal
  • Open-minded
  • Curious
  • Passionate about life
  • Funny
  • Generous
  • Idealistic
  • Ambitious
  • Easy-going
  • Intuitive
  • Creative
  • Outspoken

What Is a Sagittarius' Weakness?

Of course, as with all other sun signs, negative Sagittarius traits can also be present. Some of Sagittarius' more challenging traits include being tactless and putting their foot in their mouth frequently, a tendency towards messiness, and possessing the quick temper of a fire sign. Additional weaknesses that can present a challenge for Sagittarius include:

  • Disorganized
  • Restless
  • Blunt
  • Impatient
  • Procrastinator
  • Rude

Sagittarius Symbol

The Sagittarius symbol (glyph) is an arrow pointing to the right at an upward angle with a line through the stalk of the arrow. This symbol represents the archer's arrow. The archer is a half-man, half-horse who shoots its arrow.

Sagittarius symbol

Sagittarius Love and Compatibility

While Sagittarius can be commitment phobic, it doesn't mean they don't fall in love. In fact, Sagittarians are compatible with several sun signs and less compatible with others.

Who Should a Sagittarius Marry?

The most compatible signs with Sagittarius can be fortuitous for marriage. Signs that have a greater chance of success marrying a Sagittarius include:

  • Libra
  • Aries
  • Gemini

Likewise, the Leo-Sagittarius pairing can be extremely passionate and fiery, while a Sagittarius-Sagittarius union can be fun, flirty, and adventurous. On the other hand, some signs are not as compatible with Sagittarius and can present significant challenges, although with work, those challenges can be overcome. Less compatible Sagittarius pairings include:

  • Taurus
  • Cancer
  • Virgo

Do Sagittarius Fall in Love Quickly?

Under the right set of circumstances and with the right person, Sagittarius can fall in love quite quickly. However, commitment-phobic Sag may be quick to fall in love but much slower to commit to marriage.

Sagittarius Man Characteristics

The Sagittarius man is witty, smart, and flirty. He has a powerful sense of adventure, and his sense of humor and playful nature make him fun to be around, but he also has a philosophical side. Sagittarian men in relationships may be commitment-phobic, but that doesn't mean you can't win the heart of a male Sagittarius. In love relationships, the Sagittarius man seeks a partner who matches his zest for adventure, has a keen mind, and who doesn't play games. Fortunately, it's fairly easy to recognize when a Sagittarius man is interested in you.

Sagittarius Woman Characteristics

The Sagittarius woman is cheerfully independent and extremely blunt. She is a romantic idealist who falls in love quickly, and the Sagittarius woman will show you she loves you through her flirtation and self-expression. In a romantic partner, Sagittarian women seek adventurous, outdoorsy men who share her love of travel and exploring different cultures.

Sagittarius Constellation

The constellation Sagittarius consists of a large cluster of stars, and the brightest stars form the shape of a teapot in the sky. And while it forms the shape of a teapot, Ancient astronomers felt it formed the shape of a centaur shooting an arrow, which is why Sagittarius is known as "the archer."

Sagittarius constellation

Getting to Know Sagittarius

As with other sun signs, Sagittarius is a complex sign with multiple astrological influences that determine personality, traits, and characteristics. Sagittarians can be loyal and fun friends, fun parents, and adventurous travel companions who enjoy exploring various cultures. Discover more about Sagittarius by learning what it means to have a Sagittarius ascendant, the ins and outs of friendship with a Sagittarius, and how a Sagittarius expresses emotions.

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Sagittarius Zodiac Sign: Guide to Meaning & Personality