Sagittarius Dates: November 23 - December 21
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Colors: Yellow, purple, blue, red
Birthstone: Blue topaz, beryl, sodalite, turquoise
Lucky Numbers: 3, 12, 21
Most Compatible With: Libra, Aries
Sagittarius Personality 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.
Sagittarians are lively and outgoing, and they are often spontaneous, adventurous, and fun. Additional Sagittarius traits include:
- Passionate about life
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:
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 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.
The most compatible signs with Sagittarius can be fortuitous for a relationship. Signs that have a greater chance of success coupling a Sagittarius include air signs:
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:
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.
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."
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.