Sagittarius Personality Traits: Everything You Need To Know About the Zodiac Sign

Symbolized by the bow and arrow, Sagittarius is the zodiac sign that represents those born between November 22 and December 21. Half human and half horse, the fire sign is known for being an optimist, having a passion for life and longing for freedom. Compassionate, generous and supportive, they make loyal friends and strong team players in the workplace. One may also find themselves easily falling for the effortlessly charming Sagittarian, who is often described to be fun-loving and spontaneous.

Here, Stephanie Whaley Vinitwatanakhun, founder of astrology dating app Oromoon, explains Sagittarius' personality traits and shares 2022 predictions for the astrological sign.

Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the zodiac.

Sagittarius is the ninth astrological sign in the zodiac, and it is also connected to the ninth house in modern astrology. Sagittarius season is marked by the tail end of autumn, where the nights are crisp and the sudden darkness represents our vast search for truth, and where the moon's illumination allows us to see the big picture more clearly.

Ruled by Jupiter, the ninth house represents expansion and opportunities, a deep thirst for knowledge and higher education, philosophical pursuits rooted in spiritual teachings, and the kindred respect and admiration for the diversity of varied cultures and devotion to thought. While the eighth house catapulted our transformations, the ninth house invites us on a quest to seek multiple truths within ourselves and in our surroundings, further blessing us with the wisdom attained from our travels, both spiritual and physical in nature.

Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter and it is a fire sign.

Ruled by the expansive, opportunity-driven planet that is Jupiter, Sagittarius represents a passionate and spontaneous energy personified by the flames and intensity of desire, further defined by their penchant for taking great leaps of faith -- and risks -- with their eyes closed. A confidence is rooted in the optimism donned by Jupiter’s grand and fortunate influence. These free-spirited philosophers are always on a quest for the true meaning of life, aiming their bow and arrow with great precision towards new lands and worthy prizes.

Philosophically enriched experiences are a common occurrence for these half horse, half human archers and centaurs, where their perception of life is enhanced by a higher purpose filled with an integrity to self. "Shoot your shot" is a mantra they live by whenever possible, for their larger-than-life visions are materialized from their persistent nature to make things happen without much meticulous planning. As they roll with the unpredictable waves of change, their zen focus enables them to create an abundant life for themselves, one enriched with spiritual wisdom from their diverse and adventurous experiences.

Sagittarius Compatibility

Compatible signs include but are not limited to fellow fire signs Aries and Leo, for their love of spontaneous adventures and understanding rooted in curiosity, optimism and passion.

Sagittarius is also compatible with air signs Gemini (sister sign), Libra and Aquarius, for their fanning of Sagittarius’ illuminating flames of wisdom, further encouraging their grandest dreams and desires with a pronounced confidence.

Air (Aquarius, Gemini, Libra) + Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) = Fan the flames. The bigger the fire, the bigger the heart.

Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) + Fire (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) = The illumination of fire allows us to see more clearly.

Sagittarius Characteristics

Personality Traits

The Sagittarius mantra is: "Will you copilot my adventures into the corners of the world, anchoring my spirit as I seek?"

As mutable fire signs, Sagittarians are beacons of change, with an adventurous spirit seeking new perspectives and experiences at every turn. These adventurers live colorfully and spontaneously, always maintaining a spark that glows with optimism and enthusiasm. Ruled by Jupiter, the planet of expansion, luck and opportunity, Saggitarians are the ones to cheer you on at every stage of your life, becoming your greatest supporters in chasing after your wildest dreams.

Strengths

Their alpha-like qualities and ability to arrange a vibrant network and community through their worldly experiences and accompanying words of wisdom is a testament to their independent thinking, and confidence to encourage not only themselves but everyone around them. Be mindful, these enthusiastic storytellers crave an independence that is not meant to be stifled -- they require freedom to roam in order to continue providing their insightful anecdotes and a "glass half full" mentality. Alas, to be loved by Sagittarians is to be inspired and motivated through every obstacle, and celebrated through every triumph in your life. Their gift of faith and encouragement to continue when things get tough is a beautiful sight to behold.

Challenges

Sagittarians are wise healers and teachers with an inclination to help their friends and community whenever they’re needed. When helping others, they are incredibly honest and blunt in their delivery, and perhaps this impulsive passion may get lost in translation. While their commitment to their ambitions changes quite often, this may prompt others to become hesitant towards their lack of structure. Keep in mind these spontaneous souls are not meant to be held back in any capacity -- part of their alluring process is riding every wave and improvising with the changes. Patience is required with their changing attitudes and desires, but alas, part of their magnetism is found in their intellectual spontaneity.

Above all, Sagittarians are recommended to engage with discernment when choosing between their opportunities, for their abundant luck and fortune bestowed upon by their ruling planet Jupiter may hinder their ability to stay focused amongst a sea of possibilities (and idealism). Structure doesn’t necessarily mean rescinding freedom -- focusing on priorities that require your attention before proceeding to the next chapter will help alleviate the chaos that we sometimes crave but may not always be healthy. You’re allowed to slow down and enjoy the view.

Sagittarius Relationships

Love and Sex

Sagittarians hold an alpha quality that amplifies their authentic charisma. They require partnerships that prioritize their freedom and authenticity, while maintaining a nurturing sense of comfort to go after their goals void of any doubts or constraints. Ultimatums are not recommended, for hindering a Sagittarian’s independence prompts them to run away, literally and figuratively.

Friendships

These healing, idealistic souls are constantly rooting for the underdog, working towards a higher purpose that will benefit the marginalized. Their friendships are filled with limitless love and devotion, taking on the role of spiritual and life coach to continue encouraging faith in their loved ones.

At Work

In professional settings as well as in their communities, Sagittarians are of the ideology that a seat at the table isn’t enough to enact change and progress. They create new tables (or opportunities) in order to feed those that have been oppressed or unseen. Their roadmap hasn’t always been one free of obstacles and pain, rather it is their devotion to change that has kept them malleable to outside forces, and sets the stage for their philosophy in bestowing their experiences and knowledge to those that are embarking on a similar journey.

Sagittarius Predictions for 2022

“What you seek is seeking you.” -- Rumi.

Curious and adventurous souls, we’re encouraged to feed our soul through honest dialogue with ourselves, communicating in a way that unwraps the layers hidden within our subconscious, identifying the multifaceted truths of our identity through deep soul searching (however challenging this may feel). The new experiences that await us in the upcoming year are a reflection of beautiful changes and transformations, both endured and relinquished, in the past six months. In order to set the stage for your emancipation from outdated structures, we begin by celebrating your evolution through the many revolutions that prompted your power, determination and excitement for continued growth and healing. Remember, we can always make changes, nothing is permanent.

Insights and revelations of self worth and internal values are points to consider for your upcoming journey into 2022. With an optimism and zest for life that inspires the world around you, remember your power to influence even the most negative of situations. Your spontaneous and royal spirit is a blessing riddled with the urge to maintain your freedom and fight for your beliefs regardless of others’ influence.

Venus Retrograde in Capricorn (December 19, 2021 - January 29, 2022) asks you to honor your internal process, reminding you that your momentum is sacred. When the road becomes dark, your luminous light helps guide your path alongside a precious bounty of opportunities and spiritual experiences ahead. 2022 will remind us of our cherished gifts, and the strength found in our unique independence. Leap for your wildest dreams and don’t give up, there are windows of opportunity at every corner. Your strength lies in your resolve to continue forging the journey you’ve always envisioned for yourself.

For the astro-curious and enthusiasts alike, the astrology dating app Oromoon invites you to find your best relationship, starting within. Led by Latinx astrologer and founder Stephanie Whaley Vinitwatanakhun, the backbone of Oromoon centers around the guidance of a diverse set of perspectives. “We’re manifesting a safe and inclusive community where our Guests feel inspired and connected.” Whaley says. “We aim to serve as a conduit to facilitate and nurture collective soul care. With the stars as our guide, Oromoon does the heavy lifting, saves time and offers faith in an age of uncertainty.”

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