Sagittarians are known as optimistic, enthusiastic, and broad-minded people. They like to have fun and have a great sense of humor. These natives need freedom more than anything.

Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac. Sagittarius means archer in Latin, and the glyph used for this sign is a simplified arrow. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance, luck, and wisdom in astrology. It is associated with the ninth house of the natural chart. This sign symbolizes both the student and the philosopher. 

The Sun is in Sagittarius between the 22nd of November and 21st of December when it is time for Capricorn to step on the stage. 

Sagittarius is about understanding the world around us (and in us). This sign is associated with philosophy, wisdom, and the search for knowledge. Sagittarius and the ninth house in the natal chart rule higher education and foreign cultures. In the human body, Sagittarius rules the hips, thighs and upper leg.


Element and Quality of Sagittarius in Astrology


Sagittarius is a fire sign. Fire signs in astrology include Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius. Their main traits are enthusiasm, self-confidence, and optimism. Fire signs have lots of energy. They have very good leadership abilities and enjoy socializing.

By modality, Sagittarius is a mutable sign. The mutable zodiac signs are Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces. They mark the end of the seasons and are in general comfortable with endings. Mutable signs embrace change, they have no problem adjusting the plan to any new circumstance.

Besides being a mutable fire sign, Sagittarius has masculine or active energy in astrology.


When Is Sagittarius Strong in Your Natal Chart


The most important components of the natal chart are the Sun, Moon and the ascendant. If you have any of them in Sagittarius in your chart, this zodiac sign has a big influence over you.

The same is true if your Sun takes place in the ninth house. The natural sign of the house always gives some of its qualities to any planet there. If you've got the Sun in the house of Sagittarius, it'll be a bit like a Sagittarius Sun.

Another way Sagittarius can be important for you if you have many planets in Sagittarius or in the ninth house of your natal chart.


Positive Traits of Sagittarius


Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy and natives who have important placements there are philosophical and life to wonder about the great mysteries of life. They can talk a lot about why we are here, what is the end of life and similar philosophic questions. Actually, they can talk a lot about anything.

This sign is a very talkative one and has good persuasion skills. Sagittarius is a very extroverted and outgoing sign. Besides sharing their opinion, Sagittarians are open to new ideas and are sincerely curious about your views. It's a very open-minded and pretty straightforward sign. To these folks, life is an opportunity to stretch your horizons.

Sagittarius is the sign of the adventurer. They want to experience life as much as possible. Sagittarians enjoy discovering new countries and cultures, long-distance travel is a typical ninth-house and Sagittarius matter. These natives often end up working in tourism, linguistics, or in any job that requires a lot of travel and contact with foreign cultures. Sagittarius folks are truly citizens of the world.

Freedom is very important to Sagittarians. It is one of the most independent signs of the Zodiac. These people need to be able to make their own choices and can't stand to feel restricted in some way. If you try to keep them in a cage, they'll end the relationship very soon.

This sign is very individualistic and strong-willed. They are born leaders and are not afraid to take the road less traveled. Sagittarius enjoys variety and discovering new things. Actually, this can be also one of their weaknesses, because they can be quite impatient and lack follow-through. 

Being a fire sign, Sagittarius is full of energy. Because they have so much energy, physical exercise is an excellent way to vent for them. This sign likes sports and Sagittarian folks are usually quite athletic. They enjoy spending time in nature and are fond of animals.

Sagittarius is a generous and optimistic sign. They focus on the shiny part of life and according to them, the glass is always half full. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion, Sagittarians enjoy learning and expanding their knowledge.

Another area where Sagittarians excel is religion. Morality and ethics are usually very important for Sagittarius people. They try to live up to their moral ideals and find a connection with the higher consciousness. They find religious philosophies important and a good way to see the big picture.

Signs of the Zodiac: Sagittarius in Astrology



Negative Traits of Sagittarius in Astrology


Because of their optimism, Sagittarians sometimes ignore real dangers, too. This can be a huge pitfall to their plans. They tend to exaggerate which doesn't help them either.

In general, Sagittarius is better at discovering new ideas than executing them. They are often impatient and lack the proper follow-through. In addition, they are also prone to procrastination and putting things off. 

 If they don't have this balanced by other placements in the natal chart, these people can often overpromise and underdeliver, which doesn't do any good for them in the long run.

Their impatience can hurt Sagittarians on more levels. Combined with the lack of realism, they can often gamble and jeopardize when they shouldn't.

Sagittarians always seek to tell the truth and say what's on their mind. However, sometimes they do so without a sense of tact, which can result in other's feelings getting hurt. They have a tendency to be blunt and neglect the needs of others around them. 

Another possible weak point of this sign is their argumentative and pushy approach. If they live the lower octave of Sagittarius, these natives can become convinced that their views are right and everyone else is wrong. They need to learn to trust their own perceptions and respect other people's opinions at the same time.