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Astrology: Sun Signs Sagittarius

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Gifts and Lessons

Parts of the Body

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The symbol for Sagittarius is the centaur - the half-man, half-half. Some centaurs were wild and rough, while others overcame their animal nature and became refined and wise. The centaur Chiron taught the Greek heroes their skills and knowledge, including hunting, battle, surgery, philosophy, music and mathematics.

The keyphrase for Sagittarius is "I seek". All Sagittarians strive to rise higher, for some it is social climbing and for others the seeking of knowledge and enlightenment.

Like Gemini, Virgo and Pisces, Sagittarians are (or can be) highly adaptable and fit into situations which might challenge others. They are restless and want to be in action, whether mental or physical, seeking the higher things in life. They are ones who synthesise and draw conclusions and generalities from their experience.

Like Aries and Leo they are rules by enthusiastic passion rather than logic, practicality or emotions. They are passionate in what they do and they are direct in what they save, do and think.

Sagittarians are social and seek to teach the world the knowledge and wisdom they have accumulated. For this reason they can sometimes be arrogant and "big mouthed".

Sagittarians value their independence, and seek to inspire others with their knowledge and optimism. Although some appear arrogant and tactless (because they are direct), they are often reasonable and listen to what others have to say. They are a happy lot who encourage and teach others the higher levels of knowledge. Sagittarians are generous and wise, philosophical and honest., They enthusiastically share the knowledge they have. They are original in their thinking and behaviour and curious about the universal nature of life and existence. They are frank and rather transparent (like Aries and Leo) but as they are honest, this isn't too important. They have few secrets.

Sagittarians are impartial. In this they are not cold or detached, but can passionately understand what motivates and drives others.

They are prophetic and intuitive in the sense that enthusiasms decend upon them and reveal universal truths. Yuri Geller is a Sagittarian.

Some Sagittarians are extremely tactless and exaggerating. They can be fanatical and even manic. Nero was a Sagittarian.

Gifts and Lessons

Sagittarians can bring great wisdom to the world and encourage others with optimism and hope.

They need to learn to listen to others and to allow them to share their knowledge.

Parts of the Body

Sagittarius rules the region of the body surrounding the hips, the sacral region of the spine, the coccygeal vertebrae, the femur, the ileum, the iliac arteries, the sciatic nerves, and the ischium.


Sagittarians are most compatible with:

  • Aries
  • Leo
  • Libra and
  • Sagittarius

Lean much more about the Sagittarius zodiac sign here...