A Complete Beginner’s Guide to Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign Dates: November 21 – December 21

Element: Fire

Modality: Mutable

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

House: 9th

Polarity: Positive

Symbol: Archer

Power Color: Blue, Red, Purple, Indigo

Healing Crystals: Obsidian, Lapis Lazuli, Wulfenite

Key Traits: Optimistic, Idealistic, Witty

Desires: Adventure, Knowledge, Defying Expectations

Compatible Signs: Aries, Libra, Leo, Aquarius

Mantra: “I seek to know all.”

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign in a Nutshell

Sagittarius zodiac sign is the ninth among the Zodiacs.

Known to be the philosopher amongst the astrological signs, Sagittarius always has something to say in any given situation.

Defined as versatile, ambitious, and intellectual, they are the jack of all trades. They want to know, explore, and test their limits!

Sagittarius is also an adventurer: enthusiastic, curious, and extroverted.

But they are also described to be tactless, impatient, and irresponsible. Sagittarius needs to learn the value of caution!

Element & Modality

Element: Fire

Modality: Mutable

Fire spreads quickly, and so does Sagittarius’ unrelenting desire to teach their learnings to others. Be it life goals, career, or even hobbies, they want to initiate change through their wisdom.

Along with having Fire as their element, they are also of the Mutable modality: meaning, they desire to know so many things at once and believe that they must teach these to others.

Yet there are also some drawbacks.

Mutable fire signs tend to be undiplomatic. Thus, Sagittarius has to remember the value of listening to others and drawing wisdom from them.

Spirit Animal/Symbolisms

centaur is the symbol of sagittarius zodiac sign in astrology

The Archer is the symbol of Sagittarius. Sometimes, it is called the Centaur.

The archer is direct to the point- straightforward and eager to win its target.

Centaurs are half-human, half-horse creatures in Greek mythology. Like those born under their sign, they are wild like a free-spirited horse. Yet, they are also as intelligent as their top human half.

Sagittarius zodiac signs are eager and open-minded, their craving for everything new is unlike any other.

Ruling Planet of Sagittarius zodiac signs

Sagittarius’ ruling planet is Jupiter.

Jupiter is known as the Roman god of the sky and king of the gods. He was notable for his exploits in the mortal world, and his love for wisdom.

Like Jupiter, Sagittarius is an explorer and a learner. For them, nothing is too complicated or too far-off to learn about, and the possibilities are endless!

Core Strengths

#1: Optimistic

Your bad days only have 24 hours- and Sagittarius holds on to that.

Sagittarius finds positivity even in the most hopeless of situations. They can always seek that silver lining, thus, no challenge can stop them from moving forward. There is always a way out, and for them, everything will work out in the end.

#2: Idealistic

Sagittarius is a visionary.

Fueled by their knowledge and understanding, Sagittarius formulates ideas on how to achieve innovation and progress, and how the outcome will look like.

While many see these as impossible, they know what to do- and they’re intent in making change happen!

#3: Witty

Person who are sagittarius zodiac sign are very funny people

Gifted with quick-thinking and an extroverted personality, Sagittarius is known for their humor.

They use their intelligent minds not only to learn but also to connect with other people through words. With a light-hearted joke or two, they can establish good relationships with others.

All this a Sagittarius can do while also being intellectually funny, something that many people appreciate.

Core Weaknesses

#1: Tactless

Many people see Sagittarius as talkative- and too honest.

When they are on a roll, Sagittarius talk more than they should– and end up offending people or spilling secrets. They sometimes even speak in such a way that is not acceptable in a given situation!

#2: Impatient

Patience is a virtue- and the bane of a Sagittarius’ existence!

For Sagittarius, waiting is not an option. Like the equine half of the centaur, they want to charge head on to something as fast as they could. Or else, they feel like they’re losing their sanity!

#3: Irresponsible

Sagittarius may love learning, but they do not like working.

In Greek mythology, centaurs are lazy and rebellious. Unfortunately, Sagittarius inherited their spirit animal’s undesirable side. They are notorious for being unable to deliver what they have promised, and to some degree, quite the scatterbrain.

Career Paths for Sagittarius

Sagittarius values freedom above all else. They seek to explore fields that they do not know, expanding their knowledge as they go along.

Eager, open-minded and eloquent, these cheery individuals will surely bring life to the 9-5. Their ultimate purpose is gaining wisdom from experience. For them, working in groups is as essential as eating or sleeping!

With their bright and forward-looking attitude, they would peak in professions that have them frequently interact with people. Working at sales, public relations, and hospitality management will keep their energy up. They would also be able to spread positive vibes with those they meet!

Being versatile, Sagittarius could create plans that are unique and innovative. With this, they will thrive in careers that are mainly about instruction. They will no doubt perform their best as coaches, trainers, and teachers. Spreading knowledge and insight is their game!

Lastly, Sagittarius’ speech prowess enbles them to easily establish rapport with others. Thus, this makes them effective in the servicing industry. They could be travel guides, flight attendants, and spokespersons for non-government organizations. Those they interact with will indeed become enthusiastic for whatever comes next.

Sagittarius will be at their best in careers that enable their unmatched energy to flow, not only within themselves but also everyone in the workplace. The wisdom that they find in whatever they do will help enhance themselves, not just as an employee but also as an individual.

Sagittarius in Love

Sagittarius in love is a very humorous partner

Sagittarius is an adventurous and humorous partner.

They entertain endless possibilities and love to have fun. As a lover, they like to try out unconventional things in their relationship. They are open to whatever the future holds for them and their significant other and welcome it with open arms.

Since they are mutable fire, Sagittarius wants to explore things outside their relationship. At the same time, they are very open and vocal to their partner. Communication, for them, is very crucial. They believe it will help strengthen the relationships that they have with others.

As the adventurer in the relationship, Sagittarius likes to emphasize their inherent curiosity and independence. They are known for wanting to participate in open relationships and enjoying themselves with other people. They also want their lover to be as open and eager as they are.

But Sagittarius has to learn that they should take responsibility for their partners and find value in settling down.

For example, a Sagittarius’ partner falls ill. Though they love their significant other, they find it hard actually to look after the latter. After all, taking charge is not their forte.

The “you only live once” mentality of those born under this sign can also pose a challenge in their relationships. If their partner wants them to commit, they see this as a potential threat to their freedom.

Yet Sagittarius is honest. They will tell their partner whatever they have in mind and do not like the concept of having to hide anything from those they love. Indeed, for them, honesty is the best policy!

When you and your Sagittarius lover experience relationship lows, do not be afraid to tell them every concern you have. Tell them all that you are feeling and why you worry. When the primary concern is their independence, assure them that you will not restrain whatever they want to do. Do remind them, though, of your agreed-on limits.

Having a Sagittarius as your partner will undoubtedly open new and exciting possibilities and experiences that you never imagined!

Best Healing Crystals for Sagittarius


Sagittarius’ negative traits can be quite damaging sometimes. The fear of this happening sometimes repels people from them.

Obsidian then helps tone down these undesirable features and make Sagittarius aware when they start to make an appearance. It can also assist in clearing the mind to know what they must do next.

Lapis Lazuli

lapis lazuli is best healing crystal for sagittarius zodiac sign in astrology

Sagittarius highly values freedom and independence. Owing to its ties to Jupiter, Lapis Lazuli can help explore the previously mentioned values to their benefit.

This stone also assists in ensuring Sagittarius will remain open and honest. In turn, it will help in discovering and understanding one’s identity and purpose.


Wulfenite is connected with both the Solar Plexus and Sacral Chakra. It maintains the balance between both chakra points to ensure focus. It also boosts Sagittarius’ motivation to complete a task no matter the difficulty.

The stone also stimulates inspiration and creativity. Through this, Sagittarius will be able to incorporate new ideas into their work successfully.

10 Tips and Tricks for Sagittarius

#1: Learn to hold your tongue

Being honest is essential- and so does being mindful of a situation before speaking.

Some things must not enter discussions at certain times. For example, when hanging out with your friend and his current girlfriend, you don’t just blurt out sharing that time in high school when he was dared to kiss five girls (which he did). Or babbling too much in a relative’s wake that you end up talking about a family secret in public.

Young people nowadays call it “reading the room”: assessing what can and cannot be spoken about at every turn. This way, you can avoid damaging your relationship with others, or worse, getting sued for slandering someone.

#2: Some things are worth the wait

You may be as restless as your spirit animal, the centaur, but it is not an excuse not to learn the value of sitting down and waiting. Excitement over something is typical, but having that thing sooner than it was supposed to be will spoil the surprise. Sometimes, it may even affect how the outcome will turn out.

Take, for example, a cake. Some, like pancakes, take a few minutes to cook. But the ones that are the most delicious and eye-catching take hours (or even days!) of careful mixing, baking, frosting, and decorating. Any less than that and it won’t be as good.

The best cakes are done out of patience, and so does the best of everything else.

#3: Do not be afraid of responsibility

Having something assigned to you can be scary, but it doesn’t mean that you have to let your fears take over.

When people entrust something to you, it is because they believe in your capabilities. They know that you can do it and that you will be able to deliver it in the best way possible.

Taking charge must be seen as an opportunity to grow. It’s in your nature to be open to change, and accepting responsibilities may help you become a better person.

#4: Practice diplomacy in everything

To become “diplomatic,” a person must know where they stand, especially during arguments. They also allow for discussion. But they are aware of everything that they say, think, or do.

The first step is being aware of what is happening. This awareness includes what might happen after. It is crucial, so you will know what to do next. Then, try to see what you can do by examining your options and possible outcomes.

The outcomes may sometimes not be as good as you thought them out to be. Yet the very fact that you practiced restraint and thought out what you are doing is an achievement in itself.

#5: Hope for the best, but expect for the worst

The best is yet to come, but sometimes, it may never arrive.

While being positive may help, there are instances that you have to accept things the way they are. Not everything may turn out good for you and your loved ones.

But the beauty of it is that you can change how you react to the situation. More often than not, this reaction will set the course of what lies ahead.

#6: Promises are NOT meant to be broken

All over the internet, you can see one complaint that many people have towards Sagittarius: “They promise more than they can deliver!”

For a sign known for being free-spirited and anti-responsibility, this makes sense. However, people expect those who have promised them something to accomplish what they swore to do- even you.

When you promise something to someone, it means that you are accepting accountability and responsibility. Whatever happens, you are bound to that oath and must not withdraw from it.

The only time that you may not do it is when you discover that what you agreed on is against moral and ethical standards.

Other than that, you need to fulfill your obligation. An individual’s integrity is measured by their sincerity in keeping their word, and rightly so.

#7: Settling down doesn’t mean giving up your freedom

While being a “wild child” is the dream, there will always come a time for a person to settle down.

Your partner’s dream of having a family, the thought of living in one place for good- all these may unsettle you. But you don’t need to be afraid of it.

Indeed, commitment is a difficult thing to do. But once you get past your fears, you will find how these new possibilities will help you maintain your freedom in new and exciting ways.

#8: Be a master of one

Having a wide range of knowledge can be beneficial. It will help you survive any situation, no matter how hard it can get.

But it is also equally important to focus on one main field, too. Not only will it help you determine your career path, but it will lead you to achieve the personal stability that you never knew you need.

#9: Laziness is a crime (against yourself)

Perhaps you are familiar with the Christian concept of Seven Deadly Sins. One of them is sloth or laziness.

Sagittarius is the procrastinator of the Zodiac, perhaps because of the dislike for work. Yet things do not complete by themselves. Even high-tech artificial intelligence needs humans to get up and running.

Your inherent impatience will also worsen if you do not get up and do what you have to do. Things need a mover, and when that duty falls on you, do not waste time!

#10: The ancients hold wisdom

Your love for finding knowledge in the most unlikely of places can be beneficial to your growth. Where else can you find the best examples than in the old myths that gave rise to the Zodiac?

Take, for example, the god Jupiter, also called Zeus by the Greeks. He was known for being a promise-breaker and a womanizer. His impatience was feared because it leads to disastrous temper tantrums.

Now, you may find some of these qualities reflected on your character. Ask yourself questions such as: is Jupiter’s actions justifiable? What would I do differently? Am I willing to live with the negative stereotypes of my sign?

The stories may be cautionary tales for the ancient Greeks and Romans, but they also hold moral teachings to help you become a better individual.

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