Sagittarius Zodiac Sign
31 Mar 2021

Sagittarius Characteristics and Personality

Sagittarius zodiac sign
Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about the Sagittarius zodiac sign, its personality and characteristics. The traits of Sagittarius Men and Women, how they act when they fall in love and what makes them tick. Finally, you’ll find a comprehensive list of celebrities with Sagittarius star sign to see if you can identify with your favourite star.

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign meaning

Leaving the stage of Scorpio behind, the individual steps out of the dark and starts to explore what is superior to her/himself. Sagittarius is the explorer of the Zodiac, the sign that looks for the answers to the great questions of human existence. Its symbol is the Centaur (or Archer), a half-man half-horse entity holding a bow that points to the sky. Higher education, travels, religion, ethics; these are the basic themes that dominate the life of the typical Sagittarius.
  • Sagittarius dates are November 22 – December 21.
  • Element: Fire
  • Mode: Mutable
  • Sagittarius symbol: ♐
Contrary to Scorpios, Sagittarians have an optimistic and enthusiastic disposition, along with a persistent need to preserve their faith in an ideal or a vision. They are sincere (often to the point of becoming bold) and they are always able to see the ‘big picture’, as they belong to the sign that resents short-sightedness more than anything else. Indeed, their inability to focus on anything small or detail-like gives them the reputation of being clumsy. The typical Sagittarius will trip over something that ‘got’ in her/his way or will accidentally create chaos in a simple attempt to move from one place to another.
A highly important trait of Sagittarius people is their need to feel free, to be close to an emergency exit. Many times, this need of theirs becomes so imperative that they fear responsibility and completely avoid it, thus being unable to face the serious issues arising over their life course. They also believe they can fit everything into their schedule, and, as a result of not thinking realistically, they constantly postpone what needs to be done or the tasks appointed to them, ending up being accused of lacking discipline and organisational skills.
Another feature of Sagittarians and people with Sagittarius prominent in their birth chart is their tendency to exaggerate. Many times, they blow out of proportion their own anxieties and everything they are preoccupied with (it should be noted that they hate routine), and, by extension, they become inconsiderate of other people and their problems.

With Jupiter as their ruler, Sagittarians are –both literally and metaphorically– gamblers. Like those belonging to their opposite sign, Gemini, they hate the idea of growing up; they fervently wish to preserve their youth, because maturity entails taking on responsibilities and forming bonds, which all imply limits they would rather avoid. Read here for Sagittarius Daily Horoscope

Sagittarius Traits

Sagittarius, the ninth sign of the Zodiac is one of the most challenging as far as commitments go. The Sagittarius personality can be described as fun & daring but under the surface there’s so much more to this sign that loves exploring. The sign’s flexibility derives from its Mutable Quality, while its need for adventure comes from the sign’s association with the Fire Element. Where do we use this information in astrology? Well, for one thing, the quality of each sign determines its compatibility with other zodiac signs.

Sagittarius Personality

4 facts about the Sagittarius personality: Adventurous, childish, extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic.

A personality of a Sagittarius feels crashed when enclosed. Walls, no matter how big the room, close in on this sign. Their need to be free, or feel like they are, is so great that any place, situation or relationship they enter must have even an exit sign otherwise it’s a no-go. This sign avoids  commitment to long-term situations and this makes it very difficult, for people under Sagittarius, to handle the serious problems that arise throughout their lives. Believing they can do everything, all at once (just like their brilliant minds can focus on more ideas than one at the same time) causes those with a Sagittarius personality to just throw everything in their schedule (most tasks overlapping) and this lack of realism on their part often results in most of their plans being postponed and their tasks left unfinished. Most Sagittarius people will be told off many times throughout their lives for their lack of discipline because of the above.

People with a strong Sagittarius presence in their birth chart will quite often overstate things or situations. This comes as a result of blowing their anxieties out of proportion as well as anything it is they are working on at the moment. Of course, to others this may seem self-centered or inconsiderate for other peoples’ problems.

Jupiter being the ruler of this sign, it’s all…gambling really! If there’s profit fine, if there’s a loss, fine too (after the surge of anxiety passes over the Sagittarius person) and off to new adventures! Besides, key to understanding the Sagittarius personality is to accept they are dealing with a Peter Pan – an eternal child which isn’t only aware of this fact, but also wants to keep it so! Preserving their youth – as growing up seems to be filled with responsibilities and commitments – is vital to the people under this sign! This is a sign that knows and wishes to know no limits!

Sagittarius Relationships

Sagittarius and Aries: A particularly compatible love match, as they share common characteristics and have similar needs and perfectly combining strength and optimism.

Sagittarius and Taurus: An unlikely love match, for it is hard for them to overcome their very different outlooks on love. This match is consequently marked by a struggle with the concepts of possessiveness and freedom. However, If their attraction is strong, both signs possess the stamina to make their relationship work.

Sagittarius and Gemini: They complement each other perfectly, forming a relationship filled with contrasts that can help both signs broaden their horizons and further their intellectual development.

Sagittarius and Cancer: This love match represents a highly unconventional romantic experiment, which can have a happy ending if these different temperaments can demonstrate the necessary patience.

Sagittarius and Leo: These two can form a particularly compatible combination. They are likely to be instantly attracted to each other, their first encounter filled with passion and enthusiasm.

Sagittarius and Virgo: They have markedly dissimilar views on life, but their differences can benefit their relationship if both partners make an effort to overcome any challenges.

Sagittarius and Libra: These two can experience strong chemistry together, which can last for a very long time.

Sagittarius and Scorpio: These two form a rather incompatible combination, because of their wildly different mentalities. But if they can bridge the gap of their differences, they stand a good chance of eventually building a strong, well-rounded relationship.

Sagittarius and Sagittarius: The romantic match between two Sagittarians is a bit like a love amusement park. Chances are they’ll be so excited about it, revelling in all the wanders awaiting them at every turn that they’ll wish that the fun can never end.

Sagittarius and Capricorn: Although their relationship may well start off on the wrong foot, if Sagittarius and Capricorn manage to find a compromise, matching Sagittarian adventurousness with Capricornian practicality, this love match can be incredibly rewarding for them both.

Sagittarius and Aquarius: This love match is very promising. Both signs are equally fond of freedom, intellectual pursuits and philosophical quests, and they both view romance as a path to personal growth. 

Sagittarius and Pisces: This love match is multifaceted, bringing together contrasting traits. Pisces will have to learn to give Sagittarius some breathing space. For their part, Sagittarius will be called to recognise Pisces’ emotional sensitivity.

Find out more about Sagittarius best and worst matches in our zodiac sign compatibility guide!

The Sagittarius Man

The Sagittarius man is like a magician’s assistant: he grins inanely giving nothing away before he disappears into thin air! This is a man who likes to slip the leash even if the leash only exists in his head. He’s good company when he’s around and has a strong moral sense when it suits him.

How to win the heart of a Sagittarius Man

The Sagittarius male loves people that open doors for him. We’re talking mental doors here – ones that expand his thinking and his horizons, although he can be chivalrous too. For about a fortnight. His intellectual quest can verge on pretentiousness at times, so maybe you should get memorising some James Joyce or brush up on your Tolstoy or your Don Giovanni if you want to lasso the galloping heart of this half-man, half-horse – the filthy beast!

The Sagittarius Woman

Lady Sagittarius is the Master Houdini of the zodiac. Freedom-loving and adventurous, she’ll do a disappearing act on you before you can say Jack Robinson. It’s those greener pastures calling, you see? Lady Sagittarius lives for the future, for the unseen, for what’s around the corner. She dreams of great escapes and exotic lands and is fiercely independent. Hem her in, try to put her in a box and she’ll drop you like a hot potato. Always on the move, this lady is a seeker of thrills. She’s international and cultured, a world traveller. Often, she works for the media, or in marketing, travel or teaching, or in anything that gives her mind and body room to roam.

Lady Sagittarius is a people person, as in ‘lots’ of people. ‘Where is the party?’ you’ll hear her ask. Not one to dwell on her feelings for too long, she’s sociable and prefers to roll with the homies than hide in a corner getting all depressed. When nobody is around she’ll appreciate a good book or a show to take her mind off things. Lady Sagittarius is a gypsy traveller at heart, not really belonging anywhere and yet at home among all peoples. She’s like a fresh breeze and just as impossible to pin down.

How Sagittarius acts when they first fall in love

Sagittarius is the sign of freedom so to surrender to love must mean that they’ve got it bad. You also know that Cupid’s arrow has firmly lodged itself in the centaur’s hindquarters because they start to want to self-improve, to appear more cultured and talk about Debussy rather than The Billboard Music Awards.

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Date Modified: 31 Mar 2021HoroscopeFriends