Sagittarius is the 9th zodiac sign in astrology and is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of optimism, luck and abundance.
Along with being a Mutable sign, meaning Sagittarius easily adapts to their surroundings, Sagittarius traits including being passionate about new experiences, welcoming change, valuing independence and freedom, and not caring what others think.
What is a Sagittarius?
Those with a Sagittarius Sun sign are born between November 23 and December 21. Represented by the Archer, they are known as the roamers of the Zodiac.
In Roman mythology, Jupiter (the equivalent of Zeus in Greek mythology) was a god who had many affairs and battles, all in an effort to stay in power in the pantheon. This means the Sagittarius man, in particular, is prone to falling in love quickly.
In mythology, Sagittarius is Chiron, a centaur who was a teacher to gods and heroes, like Achilles. Hercules accidentally shot Chiron with a poisoned arrow while hunting, and since he couldn’t die as he was immortal, Chiron switched places with Prometheus.
For bringing fire to the world, Prometheus was punished with a regenerative liver to be picked at by an eagle. Chiron then died, and his image was placed among the stars: a centaur with a bow and arrow.
The arrow holds significance in terms of Sagittarius’ personality traits. Its upward position represents Sagittarius’ quest for spiritual meaning, confidence, and optimistic nature. This free-spirited sign is highly motivated to travel and quench their curiosity, wanting to experience every part of the world.
Sagittarius men and women simply want to live life, without being held back. They have an adventurous spirit, and because of this become restless when not in motion.
Their need to explore, as well as their fun-loving and lighthearted attitude, makes them difficult to tie down, which is why they struggle with commitment.
10 Positive Sagittarius Personality Traits
Sagittarius has a great sense of humor. They are a riot at social gatherings, keeping friends and strangers laughing. Whether it's a well timed joke or a rehearsed routine, any time their inner comedian comes out is hilarious fun.
The Sagittarius zodiac sign always has a glass that’s half-full, with nothing keeping them down. Even on the darkest days there's light, and they won't let the negativity of the world ruin their adventurous spirit. Believing the best is always on the way is one of their best qualities.
Sagittarius are generous of spirit. Their door is always open to those who need help. Whether it’s advice, money, or anything in between, they give what they can freely. Though Sagittarians need to be careful not to overextend themselves, they won’t shy away from lending a helping hand.
A dreamer at heart, Sagittarius uses their optimism and passion to strive for perfection, always dreaming big. Their idealistic nature drives others to be their best, without letting unrealistic expectations weigh them down.
Sagittarians are born to live passionately and enthusiastically. And that energy lights up a room. They know how to rile themselves up and get excited about plans. Constant change means there’s always something to be animated about.
Sagittarius wants to know everything about everything. Constantly wondering, their thirst for knowledge motivates them to find answers to everyday mysteries, big and small.
It may take a long time to quiet that sense of curiosity, but Sagittarians need to learn to never lose it altogether; it can teach them amazing things about life.
In every sense of the word, Sagittarians are passionate. Their excitement and energy knows no limits. They love love and their constantly evolving projects keep them consistently engaged with life. It’s how they approach every interest or obstacle that comes their way.
Anyone with Sagittarius friends knows how easy it is for them to meet new people. Talking is their strong point, and it doesn’t take much effort to form new relationships. Their natural charm and way with words keep lovers swooning and friends laughing.
For the Sagittarius woman especially, their heart is with their family. Nothing in the world means more to them. Though they love having adventures, they always keep their loved ones close, drawing strength from their wisdom and care.
Ever the explorer, their happiness stems from our travels. Moving around has never intimidated a Sagittarius; in fact, being a Mutable sign means change is exciting for them, and so are new places. They search for adventure in everyday life to keep monotony at bay.
10 Negative Sagittarius Personality Traits
Sagittarians want what they want, and they want it now. Their impatience can get in the way of many things. This sign needs to learn how to wait; it may be hard, but sometimes the journey is better than the destination.
Just like the other Fire signs Aries and Leo, Sagittarius doesn’t mince words. While not intentional, sometimes their honesty is off-putting. They must try to curb this tendency by putting themselves in the other person's shoes, remembering that their intensity isn’t always perceived by others as kindness.
13. Overly accommodating
Sagittarius has the tendency to say yes too often, sometimes promising more than they can deliver. To help, they should practice saying no every so often so they can devote all of that amazing energy to the task at hand.
Details can be boring, and boring doesn't hold their interest. Because of the constant change in their life, boring details are easily lost in the shuffle. If they take some time to write things down, they will find that the answer is in that fine print.
The need for constant change makes Sagittarius flighty and erratic, leaving a bit to be desired in the commitment category. If they redirect some energy onto important tasks and relationships, there will be plenty of time to explore.
A stubborn streak runs deep with Sagittarius, preventing them from reaching their full potential in relationships. If Sagittarius can try keeping a level head, the effort will result in happier, healthier relationships and friendships.
17. Conflict avoidant
Sagittarians struggle with confrontation. They don't like going head-to-head with loved ones, so their conflict resolution skills are a little rusty. But they can overcome this if they think of occasional conflict as an opportunity to build solid connections that will keep them comfortable in relationships in the long run.
Sagittarians need help remembering to keep their focus. It can be hard to stick to one task at a time when all they want to do is move around. But in life, they need to treat every task as the most important; then, and only then, will their work ethic improve.
Flirty as they are, they can be picky to a fault, both in and out of their love life. This isn't always a bad thing, but it can limit Sagittarius if they aren't careful. Sagittarius should try to broaden their scope so they can experience all life has to offer.
20. Overly serious
Why would Sagittarius be so serious, even when things are meant to be playful? Well, not everything is fun and games, and this sign knows that.
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