Your zodiac totem, the Centaur, which is half-man and half-horse, reveals what you're all about, Sagittarius. Horses are wonderfully graceful, intuitive, full of vigour and, of course, they love freedom. There is nothing more graceful than watching a herd of stallions running free in the wild. Does that sound like you? Indeed it should, for you are exactly that daring, engaging, charming and aggressive.
You thrive best in stressful, high-risk situations where a decision can completely alter your destiny. The fear of the unknown is not a problem for you as you're not fixated on the idea of security. Unless you dive into life-changing challenges, life loses its lustre and appears insipid, rigid and listless. There's a reason for the competitiveness and dynamism you exude, and that's your zodiac element of fire. This influence is instrumental in raking up tremendous heat and energy and inspiring you to respond favourably to danger or threat. Unsurprisingly, Sagittarians love to live on a knife's edge.
Your self-belief remains unflinching, even if your speculative moves may not bear fruit. You eventually make your mark and any failures along the way are simply chalked up to life experience. To you, everything is a learning experience, and from that standpoint you're always a winner, even when the reality of life may differ.
Your mind, which is a delightful balance of wit and charm, stands in contrast to your exhilarating attitude to life. Make sure you carry your sense of humour wherever life takes you. This weapon will help you smash through even the most formidable situations. You like to view life as entertaining and hilarious, which is typical of the easy going Sagittarius personality. Be careful, though, because your jovialness could be misinterpreted as craziness. Humour adds to life, but make sure you balance it with moments of gravity.
Because they are ruled by the providential Jupiter, Sagittarian men are blessed with a phenomenal sense of timing. Lady luck usually favours you and bestows you with very refined intuitive capacities. This is why you're quick to read people's minds, sense an oppor- tunity, and strike when it benefits you most.
Strangely, people often misunderstand your desire for success. You're not money-hungry in the least. Your driving force in life is emancipation, which can lead to bigger and better things.
Apart from your sense of timing, you're also gifted with an impec- cable memory. Facts and figures find a comfortable space in your brain, but there is a more humane dimension to your capacity to retain. You never forget an act of kindness and always exude respect, courteousness and gratefulness. Regardless of how menial their generosity is towards you, your heart will always have a deep regard for them.
By the same token, you can be venomous when wronged by someone. At times you may shy away from an obvious counter- attack, but that is just a means of avoiding confrontation. The act of forgiveness doesn't come easily to you, and even if it seems that you've thawed, the hurt is still like an open wound.
You're an exceptional entertainer and storyteller, but sometimes you get so immersed in the act of engaging others that you subconsciously blur the facts to make them seem more compel- ling.
Try to avoid exaggerating your anecdotes as sceptics may accuse you of being pompous and fake. Use your wonderful sense of humour, but not at the cost of twisting the truth.
Indeed, even when everything fails, humour is your key to make a favourable impact on people around you.
Sagittarius rules the ninth zone of the zodiac, which incorporates the world of philosophy, religion, academia, travel, adventure and culture. The realm of morals and ethics also fall under its influence. All of this signifies a pressing inclination towards each of these areas.
Travel rates highly on your agenda. This has been true for the Sagittarians I've known. The experience of travel is a basis for them to explore life, forms, culture and the human mind, and it shapes their Sagittarian personality. Apart from providing a sense of independence and learning, it also gives them a feeling of belonging to the cosmic circle of life.