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Sagittarius Ascendant & Mercury Explained

Updated on February 22, 2016
Sagittarius centaur with bow
Sagittarius centaur with bow | Source

As you know I have been playing with this scenario in my head based on the other 5 personal astrology planets (other than your sun/zodiac sign). When you first meet someone what planet do you see? Do you see the sun sign, moon sign, ascendant sign, etc? It is tricky to say what personal planet someone first sees in a person. Even so, it’s fun to try to take a go at it.

As I repeated many many times in previous hubs, my theory pretty much goes like this:

When someone first meet you (and vice versa) they meet your ascendant sign. After a while once they get to talking with you they meet your mercury and Venus signs concurrently. It is on this occasion you laugh, joke, and get to know each other more. After you both depart, deciding that you both like each other and want to meet up somewhere. You both suggest places to go and agree on a place. Later on they meet you, decide that they like you even more and meet several times with you. It is on these occasions when they meet your sun sign and your basic personality. You hang out, have fun and they get to see your Mars sign in action. After a while they get to know you more personally, soon becoming close friends. It is there that they get to see and notice more of your Venus and Moon signs, while getting a taste of the darker sides of your mars and mercury signs.

For the first part of this series I will be talking about Ascendant/Rising, and Mercury, in the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. This does not specifically refer to the sun sign in Sagittarius (some similarities may apply however). For my sun sign in Sagittarius hub click here:

Jimi Hendrix, double  Sagittarius (Sun and Rising Sign) in Sagittarius Moon in Cancer
Jimi Hendrix, double Sagittarius (Sun and Rising Sign) in Sagittarius Moon in Cancer | Source

Ascendant/Rising in Sagittarius

Your ascendant/rising is Sagittarius, so your first house will be in Sagittarius and is ruled by Jupiter. Sagittarius is the last fire sign in the zodiac and is of mutable quality. Jupiter symbolizes your beliefs, values, and philosophy of life. Jupiter represents expansion, purpose, and the beauty of life (knowledge, travel, and overall adventure).

Jupiter is also seen as the great beneficial planet in astrology and it is seen as a lucky planet. The Sagittarius rising person is jovial, good-nature and overall fun. They are the lovers of life, throwing their bows up and as far out as possible out.

By the way a quick tip on how you can tell a Sagittarius ascendant is by their outfit and particularly their appearance. The Sagittarius rising person is regarded as exotic and tall (modeleue). This is more traditional astrology, and we know that people come in all shapes and sizes (including height) and much of ones appearance is based on genetics and environment. Though your personality can play into how you look

Modelesque in their features but not in mannerism. Sagittarius placements especially rising signs prefers to be clumsy, awkward, not at all graceful but cutely fabulous/down to earth goofballs who don’t take anything too seriously.


Ascendant/Rising in Sagittarius (cont'd).

So if you are a short Sagittarius rising please don’t be offended. If you are not part of the tall variety, then perhaps you carry a larger than life persona that is beyond size and more along the lines of persona.

Fun, fearless, and ready for a good time, your energy is expressive and excessive. Another common trait for the Sagittarius rising according to traditional astrology is the horse like face (which is quite mean and hilarious) and long limps. No Sagittarius ascendant people do not resemble horses (though the idea is not so far out, it is a big world).

The Sagittarius ascendant person will dress in colorful, exotics colors and clothes. Oftentimes wearing clothing and jewelry from their travels around the world. Not expensive nor trendy or fashionista but more simple, laid back and expansive.

The Sagittarius ascendant women's style will have a bohemian quality to them (little to no makeup, loose fitting long skirts, a la Esmeralda from Hunchback of Notre Dame, paired with funky riding or cowboy boots. The Sagittarius ascendant men’s style will resemble a lumberjack man, with unkempt beards and plaids shirts.

Overall the Sagittarius rising person is always up for a good time (to the point of excess and recklessness, but always fun!).


Mercury is in Sagittarius

Your Mercury is in Sagittarius, so you communicate and think in a fiery/Jupiterian way. The Sagittarius is a mutable fire sign ruled by Jupiter. Here in mercury the sign of communication, Sagittarius is a changeable, philosophical expansive thinker and speaker that communicates in a passionate fireball way.

Sagittarius’s phrase is “I see” and Sagittarius’s glyph is the centaur (a mythical creature from Antiquity that is half-man, half-horse. The archer (hunter) is Sagittarius other symbol.

Mercury in Sagittarius person is the enthusiastic, optimistic, philosophical glass half full thinking communicator. They are bursting with new ideas that they want to share (not in a Gemini-y airy way, but in a fire sign, hear me roar way.)

They are passionate life learners and explorers, willing to take on any subject or idea (travel, politics, religion/spirituality and law are popular subjects). They are visual, tactile, and auditory learners with a passion to learn and expand themselves.


Mercury is in Sagittarius (cont'd.)

Even so, a downside for this hunger for knowledge is that they can act like know- it alls, and are intellectually fickle and inconsistent (change their opinions too frequently). Plus that big Jupiter mouth (in all of its excess) can be quite tactless, mindlessly blurting things out (that can put an Aries to shame).

That annoying loud booming voice that has the capacity to spew intellectually sophisticated thought provoking ideas at the same time can spew vulgar, delayed, idiotic gibberish.

Even so, Sagittarius mercury person is usually harmless in communication, preferring to philosophize and learn about new things. So like an old wise wizard with a long trusty beard Sagittarius mercury person can and will eventually learn from their mistakes.


Overall this concludes the first part of my Planets in Sagittarius Series. Look out for my hub, Planets in Sagittarius Part 2: Mars, Venus, and Moon. Thank You!

What planet (s) do you have in Sagittarius?

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    • deecoleworld profile imageAUTHOR


      3 years ago from USA

      Thank you Larry!!!

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      Larry Rankin 

      3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great job of explaining the signs. Very educational.


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