Sagittarius: Personal traits and characteristics you need to know

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Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK

Sagittarius is the star sign with a birthday which dates between 22 November and 21 December, and belong to the Fire element of the zodiac (along with Leo and Aries). Sagittarians are the bright, breezy, adorable ‘Tiggers’ of the zodiac, all big hugs, bouncy energy and lots of laughs. They have zero filters, which makes them spontaneous, rude, honest, hilarious and challenging. If you know a Sagittarian, you’ll know all about this! They’ll have said things to you which ~scorched~, but five minutes later, all is well again. You just can’t stay mad at them.

Sagittarians are lively, passionate, smart and more philosophical than their clown-y energy may hint at. They love to feel free and resist rules, regulations, constraints and schedules. They just like doing what they do, when they wanna do it. They're born travellers, adventurers, explorers and free spirits.

They are ruled by Jupiter, which makes them all jammy so-and-sos, who (no matter how absurd an escapade they pursue) often land on their feet and smelling of roses. Sagittarians are great companions for wild weekends.

To get an idea of the classic Sagittarius personality traits and types, we need only to look to some of the most famous archers: Brad Pitt, Chrissy Teigen, Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks. These guys are never dull.

Sagittarius personality traits

Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK
Photo credit: Cosmopolitan UK

Honest (read: tactless)

Sagittarius have #nofilter. They will say what others truly think, but would never dare utter aloud. If you want an honest opinion, then ask a Sagittarius… BUT you’d better be sure you want the whole, unvarnished truth because that is what you’ll get.

Adventurous (read: rebellious)

On the one hand, they love to get the wind in their fur, a new horizon on their map, and it’s all jolly good fun. On the other hand, if you’re working with them/living with them/trying to make firm plans with them… This need for freedom can be challenging. Perfect travel/weekend companions, somewhat difficult colleagues and ‘nesting’ partners.

Optimistic (read: naive)

It’s not that Sagittarians are dim-witted; they do realise that other people aren’t all wholesome or filled with good intentions. BUT their default settings are definitely turned on to ‘TRUST’ and ‘BELIEVE’. They don’t like scaremongering or whinging. They don’t want to engage with negativity or bad news until there’s no refuting it. This reluctance to err away from positivity can make them come off as naïve.

Independent (read: unreliable)

Although warm and loving, Sags consistently march to their own drumbeat and are not willing compromisers when it comes to stuff they didn’t dream up/plan/agree to initially. They will never NOT have a plan A, B, C, etc... so they don’t need your input really, and they don’t much want it either. They’ll do what they’re doing, whether you like it or not basically, which means you can only really rely on them when your plans/priorities align.

Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty
Photo credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty

Philosophical (read: cold)

On face value, Sagittarius looks like a passionate, free-wheeling party animal but, deep down, they are deep thinkers too, and love to figure stuff out, unravel an issue, poke at a theory. They actually prefer the mental and intellectual realm (like their opposite sign, Gemini) to the emotional one. They prefer to ‘think’ vs ‘feel’, and (this is often a big shock as you get to know them) their initial warmth is more of a surface skin. They’re a philosopher at heart.

What are Saggittarius into?

Pets. Horses and dogs especially, but ALL creatures great and small make the wish list. You may sense your Sag friend is an animal-whisperer of sorts, and you may well be right. They feel a kinship with the animal world, they respect and admire the way that animals rely on their instincts and live only in the moment.

Travelling. Wide open space, far-reaching seas, a distant horizon… these things make Saggies grin, because they LOVE to get out there and roam around discovering new places, cultures and people. New landscapes stimulate them; they are the zodiac’s great adventurer.

Sports. Physically adept, competitive and outdoorsy, most Sags are built to play sports. They thrive on the challenge of winning (that Fire sign streak), but they also enjoy the team-building (their open and friendly personality makes them a hit with most other players).

Writing. They love to express themselves, and they have a lot to say as they’re perceptive and social. Many Sagittarians find words come easily to them, and they enjoy entertaining people. Writing delivers on all these fronts.

Flirting. You know what I’ve been saying about freedom and adventure? Well it kinda applies to their love lives, too (sorry). PSA: flirting is like breathing to Sagittarians. More often than not, it’s harmless fun - but not always. They can’t help themselves sliding into those DMs…

Sagittarius attractive traits

Physically courageous and brave, Sagittarians are natural dare-devils and enjoy the thrills and challenges of pushing themselves to new heights, depths, speeds or exhaustion levels! Anything and everything is possible to this bundle of energy. This makes them great fun to be around. Their most attractive traits include:

  • They're experts at flirting.

  • They often have strong bodies, with an athletic, muscular physique and stature (all that bouncing and running around).

  • They have a warm, friendly, outgoing nature, and are always surrounded by friends and admirers.

Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin
Photo credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin

Who gets on best with Sagittarius?

At face value? EVERYONE. Sagittarius is one of the most open, friendly, enthusiastic and energetic signs. Getting to REALLY know them is a trickier business, but that comes later.

The Fire sign trio are a close-knit bunch, forging friendships and FIRE relationships amongst themselves. They share a need for adventure, passion and competition which other signs often find daunting/irritating/intense. So, Sagittarius, Leo and Aries are all good matches with each other.

The hot tip for hot sex for Sagittarius is Gemini. These two are opposite signs and together, form a partners-in-crime alliance as both dare the other into more and more boundary-pushing escapades. It’s ALL thrill-seeking and fun with Gemmy and Saggie - and the bedroom can get pretty wild!

Sagittarius turn ons

  • Freedom. You gotta run wild and live free, Sag, and they need to understand that. You’re at your happiest when you're in true nature. No schedule, no pressure, no plans. You love hanging with other free spirits. People who want to explore and have crazy adventures too are your kind of people.

  • Love is a bit of a game to you, and you do enjoy making ~conquests~. By that I mean flirting and working on someone until you feel that ~spark~ of attraction flare up. That makes your day. Now whether you take it any further is another matter, but you just can’t help giving yourself the option.

  • Animal lovers. You are the zodiac’s Doctor Doolittle and people you spend time with need to love critters, furry friends, and creepy crawlies too, because you’re probably going to have quite a few of them in your pad. If people don’t like animals you’re not sure you like them, it’s THAT black and white in your book.

Sagittarius turn offs

  • Clinginess. It literally gives you the ICK. As soon as someone starts asking where you are, demanding more of your time, laying down ~ground rules~ (AAARGH) you’re pretty much already halfway out the door. It’s a red flag.

  • A lack of curiosity about philosophical concepts, big picture issues, global events and the unanswered mysteries of life. You are a deep thinker, and you love chewing the fat about the ~big stuff~.

  • Being too serious. You are the zodiac’s clown, in the nicest possible way, and making people laugh and being raucously entertaining is your favourite way of passing time. Laughter is a bonder, a healer, a revitaliser, a de-stressor. If someone doesn’t share your humour or really seem to find anything that funny, you CBA. This is a deal breaker.

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