Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. It is also known as the sign of the archer. If Sagittarius is your lunar sign, then this guide is for you.
The horoscope presented here is based on the ancient science of Vedic astrology, also known as the Sidereal or star-based system of astrology. It is a moon-based approach rather than the sun-based approach common to western astrology.
Sagittarius is known as धनुस् (dhanus) in Sanskrit, or “bow.” Each sign of the zodiac is characterized by certain basic traits. This includes Symbol, Planetary Ruler, Element, Nature, and Gender. The general make-up of the Sagittarius sign is below:
Sign of the Archer. Sagittarians are fortunate and righteous individuals. However, their luck and good qualities can sometimes lead them to look down on others.
Ruled by Jupiter. Jupiter is the planet of wisdom, spirituality, wealth, and learning. Jupiterians are religious and warm-hearted.
A fire sign. Those with a Sagittarius moon are temperamental, passionate, and energetic.
A dual sign. Persons born under this sign are adaptable and multi-talented.
A masculine sign. This makes the native aggressive, bold, and thick-skinned.
Known as the sign of the archer, Sagittarius is a sign of virtue and ambition. You are energetic and inventive. You overcome obstacles through determination and good luck. As a fighter, you stand up for the oppressed and speak out against people with ill-intentions. You are athletic and you enjoy competitions.
Jupiter brings spiritual power to this sign. You are a moral and honest person, who is both religious and philosophical. You have a strong intuition and you learn new subjects easily. You are also a creative problem-solver, and you remain optimistic even in the face of great difficulties.
Sagittarius-natives are charitable and respectful. Due to your noble qualities, and your good works in previous lives, you have been rewarded in this lifetime. Others see you as a lucky and admirable person. Your natural charisma and quick intellect make you a skilled speaker.
Sagittarians have strong personalities and do well in leadership roles. They are ideal persons to spearhead new projects or explore new fields. As high-performing individuals, they often hold others to high expectations. They can also succeed in creative professions.
Recommended careers: Sagittarius-natives make talented authors, artists, scholars, administrators, CEOs, entrepreneurs, investors, consultants, and professional speakers.
Careers to avoid: Sagittarians are ethically-minded. They wouldn’t do well in industries that involve any kind of deception or exploitation. For example, adult entertainment, casinos, large-scale animal agriculture, logging, mining, or tobacco.
Sagittarius-natives are well-rounded individuals with fewer character flaws than others. However, their good qualities makes them somewhat proud, and they are vulnerable to flattery and praise. You may also develop an unattractive habit of showing off.
Your active intelligence can lead you to become restless and distracted. You are accustomed to things going in your favor, and you can quickly become frustrated or dissatisfied when circumstances don’t go your way.
You generally expect a certain standard of pleasure in life, and you may have difficulty keeping your sex drive in check.
You can balance your natural strengths and offset your weak tendencies by putting some effort into the following areas:
- Cultivate humility. Humility is one of the most powerful and often underestimated character traits. You can make tremendous personal growth by appreciating good qualities in others and working to improve your own faults.
- Keep a daily spiritual practice. Developing a connection with God or a higher power can provide a depth of joy and satisfaction unavailable through other activities.
- Study the lives of great people. With the many opportunities that come along in life, it is difficult to know how to best use one’s precious time and energy. Studying the lives of great men and women can provide a valuable perspective on what makes a good life.
Sagittarians are well-liked and they are typically blessed with many friends and a good family.
You attract many friends to your side with your admirable qualities. Your generous nature is reciprocated by others, and you can often get help from your friends in times of need.
Your mother is virtuous and very affectionate. You may not receive as much attention from your father. If you become arrogant, however, you may be disinterested or even condescending toward your family members. Your children will excel among their peers and you will take pride in their activities.
You are attracted to creative and intelligent people. You may have multiple loves in your life. If you find someone who shares your vision for doing good in the world, and who supports your spirituality, then the relationship is likely to succeed.
In Vedic astrology, compatibility in relationships is a complex science that takes many different factors into account. It’s always helpful to consult with an experienced astrologer who can carefully consider yours and your partner’s individual charts.
Nonetheless, there are general patterns of compatibility across signs. These signs are usually a good match for Sagittarius:
The Sexes at a Glance
The Sagittarius Man
- Fond of challenges
- Quick to anger
- Ideal family man
The Sagittarius Woman
- Ideal friend
Each planet oversees different areas of life. Saturn is the slowest-moving of the planets, and his influence is often accompanied by hard lessons.
When Saturn passes through the native’s moon sign, as well as the one before and after it, this is known as sade sati, or “Saturn’s Grind.” During this period, one experiences heavy karmic reactions. However, by adopting the right attitude, this can be a period of tremendous personal growth.
For Sagittarius-natives, the periods of sade sati are as follows:
- November 11, 1955 — January 27, 1964
- December 20, 1984 — March 5, 1993
- November 2, 2014 — April 28, 2022
- December 11, 2043 — February 24, 2052
- February 5, 2073 — April 11, 2081
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