The ninth sign of the zodiac is represented by a centaur holding a bow and arrow. This mutable sign is ruled by Jupiter and is known for its expensive and adventurous energy. Sagittarius are the quintessential adventurers of the zodiac.
If you want to understand the nuances of this sign, you start by looking at Jupiter, it’s the ruling planet.
Jupiter is the benevolent and expansive force of the cosmos.
Sagittarius are always seeking wisdom, cosmic law and order, and intuition.
Sagittarius also values foreign travel, wisdom, and spirituality and they would travel to the far reaches of the planet to search for the truth.
Represented by the archer or centaur (a mythological creature that’s half-human and half-horse), their horse side symbolizes their beastly, strong, unruly, and relentless side.
Its human side seeks rationality and wisdom.
Just like Pisces, Virgo, and Gemini, Sagittarius is also a mutable sign and they are adaptable to change.
They are also the type to mix their daily routines more often than usual.
Opportunities for Growth and Challenges
While they can be incredibly adaptable and flexible, Sagittarius can also be flaky and inconsistent.
Always seeking their next adventure, they won’t hesitate to abandon whatever plans they have already made.
Because of this, they tend to struggle with commitment, especially in relationships.
They also often have a hard time finishing what they have started.
That said, it is important for Sagittarius to know and balance their priorities and surround themselves with fixed signs that can help them follow through with their goals and plans.
They also have a reputation to be blunt to a fault, so it would be best for them to think before they say anything.
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Love and Sex
The typical Sagittarius will seek physical and emotional thrills and are always eager to learn more about their significant other.
They want to have a travel companion in every sense of the word—someone who can help them find higher meaning while on the road.
Sagittarius is not afraid to leave their familiar territory and comfort zone.
Sagittarius has the tendency to idealize their partners and can easily become disappointed once the thrill wanes.
Like wild horses, they have the tendency to get stir-crazy in relationships that are monogamous.
They are the type to be silent for several hours (even days) when they are off in their own worlds.
However, if you can roll with their thrill-seeking and unpredictable nature, you will find that there is never a dull moment with them.
They can also be just out-of-the-box in the bedroom as in other aspects of their lives.
They are willing to try anything to keep their significant others on their toes.
Money and Career
The typical Sagittarius prefers a travel-heavy and high-energy job.
For Sagittarius though, travel typically involves journeys of the mind and spiritual quests—not just airplane flights.
They make excellent teachers, spiritual advisers, and professors.
Basically, they excel in any profession that allows them to expand their minds and that of others.
They are quite adaptable to change and often make wonderful freelancers.
Jobs that have regular hours or are ultra-tedious turn them off.
Since they are considered archetypal visionaries, they always look at the bigger picture and how all the parts fit together.
Sagittarius tend to gravitate toward those who can help them seek out truth and wisdom.
In friendships and romantic relationships, they are most compatible with fellow fire signs like Leo, Aries, and fellow Sagittarius as they use and speak the same emotional language.
Air signs like Libra, Gemini, and Aquarius are also a good match for them as they share the same wit and dynamism.
Earth signs like Capricorn, Virgo, and Taurus are too grounded for the traveling Sagittarius.
Water signs like Scorpio, Pisces, and Cancer are too home-loving and emotional for this freedom-seeking and wild sign.