20 Characteristics and Personality of Sagittarius

PLANET: Jupiter
Fire element
QUALITY: Mutable
SYMBOL: The Centaur
SEASON: Autumn
COLOR: Purple, blue, green and white
STONES: Topaz, Lazurite, and carbuncle
FLOWERS: Carnation, daisy, iris
NUMBERS: 4 and 5
LUCKY DAY: Thursday

Sagittarius strengths include being idealistic and having a great sense of humor. His weaknesses include not filtering and being very impatient.

People born under this sign are outgoing, enthusiastic and dynamic. Freedom is most revered by people born under this sign because it enables them to travel and explore the world and other cultures. They can often be impatient when faced with things they want and must learn to express themselves in a way that respects others as well.

In relationships, they want a partner they can have fun with due to their playful nature. Due to their love of diversity, Sagittarians find themselves connecting with many different people. But when they are in love, they will be fiercely loyal to their partner.

Optimistic, cheerful, funny, unrealistic, enthusiastic, intelligent, innovative, bold, but serene.

They are empathetic, good advisers, highly positive, tend to simplify things, see the bright side of everything and therefore tend to self-deceive.

They do not like routine, they are dynamic, adaptable, honest and naive. His audacity makes him like nature, travel, adventure.

They do not usually look for stable relationships, and they are not faithful, but they are jealous. They like freedom.

First, let’s start with the basics of this December zodiac sign. Sagittarius is a sign of the zodiac that represents people born between approximately November 23 and December 21.

In astrology, the sign of Sagittarius is represented by a centaur named Chiron holding a bow and arrow. It is also sometimes called the sign of the archer.

Who is Chiron, and why is he the symbol of the Sagittarius sign and the Sagittarius personality? Well, you’ll need to understand something about the typical centaur personality for it to make sense. Centaurs were wild, drunken, highly sexual beings who behaved very, very badly. Centaurs represented the animal side of human nature (hence the half-horse, half-human aspect).

While that was true of most centaurs, Chiron was different. While Chiron was a centaur, he was also the descendant of the god Titan, who gave birth to a nymph while taking the form of a horse. So, although he was physically identical to a centaur, he was actually a Titan/nymph hybrid who was raised by Apollo, the god of art, music, knowledge, and—you guessed it—the bow! Due to the influence of Apollo, Chiron grew up to be a gentle spirit with knowledge that far transcends that of the humble centaur.

Like Chirn, the Sagittarius personality is loyal, sophisticated, independent, and kind. They are unique, artistic, and have unerring judgment. It could even be said that their arrows tend to hit the target!

The 5 key traits of the Sagittarius

The personality of a Sagittarius is not like those of other signs of the zodiac. The combination of independence, intelligence, and compassion makes for a wonderful and caring personality type. But for every positive strength, there is also a weakness, so it is better to know what these weaknesses are in order to be a better Sagittarius and a better person.

To that end, we’re going to break down the five key traits that make a Sagittarius a Sagittarius.

#1: Independence

Independence is one of the strongest traits of a Sagittarius. Think of poor Chiron, who never fit in with the centaurs, but he doesn’t fit in with the gods either. Naturally, he forged his own path, and that is what Sagittarians are doing to this day, as they follow in the astrological footprints… of Chiron.

✓ Strengths

Sagittarians have a strong independent trait like no other sign. Independence and the freedom to pursue what they want when they want is of the utmost importance to a Sagittarius. They are travelers, risk takers, and have a great mind for business and sports. This means that they tend to be some of the most innovative people out there. They are not afraid to blaze their own trails, even if it means going it alone.

As a result, good jobs for Sagittarians include businessmen, stockbrokers, teachers, and salespeople. These are all jobs that allow you the space to do things your way, and the flexibility so you can approach your work from unique perspectives.

Sagittarians tend to be highly sought after team members as they can be trusted to get things done while also getting their work done bringing a fresh perspective to their work.

✗ Weaknesses

All this independence can sometimes translate into behavior that seems spontaneous to the point of being random and a tendency to get bored easily. They may also rebel against those in authority, which can cause conflict at work. Also, while Sagittarians are great to have on a team, their independent nature can make it difficult for people to build consensus.

While Sagittarians tend to be compassionate and not self-consciously petty, it’s also not unusual for a Sagittarius to do their own thing…even if that wasn’t exactly agreed upon by everyone else.

If you’re a Sagittarius, beware of your tendency to subconsciously ignore other people’s ideas and opinions, as consensus is important for happy and healthy relationships.

#2: Emotional Intelligence

It’s probably not surprising that «intelligence» and «independence» go hand in hand with this December sign. Sagittarians tend to be highly emotionally intelligent, which allows them to connect with the people around them.

✓ Strengths

A Sagittarius is a searching and spiritual soul, with a tendency to get philosophical and, well, deep. One of the things that most attracts people to Sagittarians is their ability to see the bigger picture, and to be able to diagnose and give advice for their friends’ problems. Being best friends with a Sagittarius can be like having your own emotional counselor or life coach.

Because Sagittarians are great at seeing a situation from all angles, they’re also natural problem solvers. People with Sagittarius in their lives love them for always bringing their heads and hearts to the table.

✗ Weaknesses

Because they are so emotionally and intellectually gifted, our Sagittarians can easily get caught up in selfishness if they aren’t careful. As long as being able to understand the many nuances and facets of an issue is easy for you, it’s easy to become overconfident in your abilities, and therefore laziness and stubbornness.

Remember: just because you can see the ins and outs of a problem doesn’t mean you don’t need help solving it. (That advice applies to a Sagittarius’ own problems, too!)

Sagittarians are also not known for their ability to take criticism. This is one of the biggest potential drawbacks of a Leo personality: Confidence can look like arrogance if it’s not backed up by attention to detail! Balanced Sagittarius personalities make sure to practice the art of humility, too.

#3: Compassion

One of the reasons Sagittarians tend to be one of the most highly regarded zodiac signs is because they balance intelligence and independence with a heavy dose of compassion. In other words, Sagittarians tend to be smart and personable.

✓ Strengths

Perhaps related to their ability to intuitively understand matters larger than themselves is the Sagittarius characteristic of being deeply, poignantly compassionate.

Due to their openness to new experiences and lack of restrictions, Sagittarians get along very well with diverse groups of people and are always ready to empathize with another person’s experience. To this end, Sagittarians tend to be brilliant conversationalists. His warm and generous willingness to put people at ease stems from a genuine concern for other people’s experiences and well-being.

In short: a Sagittarius at his best is a true charmer!

✗ Weaknesses

One of the Sagittarius traits that causes them the most distress is their tendency to think that their natural goodness is shared by others, which sometimes leads them to take advantage of it. Their willingness to believe in the essential goodness of everyone means that they don’t always have the ability to judge whether someone wants to hurt them.

Especially compassionate Sagittarians should embrace their better natures, but be sure to keep an eye out for those who might take advantage of their intrinsic goodness. Better yet, surround yourself with other zodiac signs that can help you see when you might be in a bad situation.

#4: Honesty

People born under the sign of Sagittarius are often known for their honesty. They’re the kind of people who hate lying and being deceived, which means they’re incredibly trustworthy, too.

✓ Strengths

The emotional intelligence, compassion and independence of a Sagittarius means that they tend to find value in living their truth, which means being honest with others and with themselves. For many people, this translates to having high amounts of integrity, and expecting the same in return. The Sagittarius is one of the most honest of all the zodiac signs, and they have no interest in deception.

You’ll always get a straight answer from a Sagittarius, and if you confront them with something that worries you, they’ll no doubt tell you what you need to hear (even if it’s not exactly what you want to hear). As a result, other people tend to see Sagittarians as incredibly trustworthy.

✗ Weaknesses

Just as their confidence can sometimes come off as arrogant, a Sagittarius’ honesty can come off as tactless. The Sagittarius will always focus on the big picture, the greater good, and if their feelings get in the way, it is not something that worries them so much.

Those of a more sensitive nature will always be hurt by a Sagittarius, because the truth is the truth, even if it stings a bit. Do you remember the metaphor of the archer? His arrows always hit the target, and sometimes that hurts! While Sagittarians should always tell the truth, good Sagittarians remember to balance that with compassion (which, thankfully, is also in their nature).

#5: Curiosity

The last common Sagittarius trait is curiosity. People born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign tend to be full of questions. (Remember the kid who couldn’t stop asking «why» in class? He was probably a Sagittarius.)

✓ Strengths

Like the archers of old, Sagittarius is a natural hunter, especially when it comes to knowledge. Therefore, Sagittarians are always on the lookout for new information.

There is a great overlap between being curious and being intelligent, and Sagittarians are driven to build a storehouse of knowledge. So it’s only natural that one of the most distinctive characteristics of Sagittarius is an insatiable curiosity. Sagittarians tend to be the type of people who are happiest when they have new experiences that…