Sagittarius, the archer, is the ninth sign of the zodiac and a mutable fire sign, ruled by jovial Jupiter. Fire can alter substances, and similarly, Sagittarians can transform negative situations into positive ones with their optimism. Obstacles that others see as mountains are just bumps in the road of life to a Sagittarian.
The symbol of Sagittarius is the centaur—half man, half beast. The additional feature of your totem is the bow and arrow that the centaur holds and steadily aims at the wide blue yonder. That's you, Sagittarius, aiming as high as you can to achieve whatever is possible in life.
This star sign has a frank and open nature, bordering on bluntness at times, but it is not because they want to hurt anyone's feelings, simply that they want to get their point across without a lot of window dressing.
Sagittarius can be overconfident at times, which goes hand in hand with their inbuilt enthusiasm for life and their happy-go-lucky nature. It would be hard to be in the company of a Sagittarian and not be somewhat touched by their views on the world. They are 'can do' types of people, not 'can't do'. Likewise, Sagittarians need positive people around them just as much as they need air to breathe.
Your ruling planet Jupiter is responsible for your luck; but you believe that nothing will go wrong, anyway, and for this reason you are sometimes seen as a bit of a risk taker and will give most things a go, at least once. 'Adventure' should be your middle name and, while family and friends may sometimes hold back and be frightened by your attitude, they can't help being impressed by your willingness to have a go.
A possessive friend or partner will send you running for the hills—and not just for the exercise, either. Your need to be free is at the centre of your being and if anyone tries to fence you in or curb your natural enthusiasm for life, they will only see your dust as you race off into the distance to get as far away from them as possible.
Sagittarians are generally physically strong and robust, needing to be this way to handle the million-and-one activities that they try to cram into a day. You are energetic, quick to move (although not always gracefully), and have bright, intelligent sparkling eyes that often twinkle with good humour. Excess weight can be a problem for a Sagittarian if they are of the shorter stature rather than taller in appearance.
This sign of the zodiac has a well-developed sense of social justice and, although pleasure loving, you are also aware of the plight of many people in this world because Jupiter is also the planet of beneficence. Travel will be high on your list of 'must dos' and Sagittarians can often be found exploring countries that are not necessarily standard destinations on tourist maps. You want to develop your sense of spiritual connectedness to people from all over the world, and travel is the most likely way you will do it.
You will spend your whole life expanding your knowledge and the subjects that interest you will be wide and varied. You need to understand how things work, why things happen the way they do, and are forever trying to get to the bottom things and understand why life is the way it is. You will be attracted to people who also thirst for knowledge and understanding.
Personal growth and self-understanding are driving forces for you and gathering interesting facts and figures is part of your search and growth. Your life in fact may seem like one big pilgrimage in your quest for self-knowledge.
Your timing is incredible and somehow you always seem to be in the right place at the right time. It is uncanny how often this happens with friendships, jobs, or buying a house, to give a few examples. You also seem to be able to source out those people who can help you achieve your ambitions because you are not afraid to ask questions to achieve this aim.
Jupiter, as your ruler, Sagittarius, is one of the most intuitive planets, and you should always trust your gut feelings when you meet someone new or are faced with a situation that you haven't experienced before. Your inbuilt intuition will not let you down.
You can make your home almost anywhere, along the lines of the old saying, 'Wherever I lay my hat, that's my home'. It is not unusual for Sagittarians to be world travellers, spending their time living overseas or even having several homes in different countries. Sagittarians are usually planning their next journey before they have even unpacked from the present one.
Usually you are not well domesticated and would rather chat to friends than do a basket of ironing. But, you muddle through, and anyone dropping into your home unannounced will always get a warm welcome.