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Astrology Sun Signs - Meet Sagittarius - November 23rd - December 21st

Updated on September 18, 2015

Recognizing Sagittarius

Most everyone has heard the old saying "Out of the mouths of babes..." meaning that innocents have a tendency to tell it like it is. It makes me wonder if the 'Old Wives' who started the 'Old Wives Tales' might have been speaking to Sagittarians when they came up with that one.

No one, and I do mean no one, is as blunt as Sagittarius! If you happen to run across someone who bluntly tells you the jeans you are wearing not only make you look fat, they look like they belong to your daughter, guilelessly of course, then you can be sure that person has Sagittarius in their chart.

For those of you who might be wondering what the difference is between Scorpio and Sagittarius - let me enlighten you. Scorpio will tell the unvarnished truth, completely aware of the effects his words have, and still refuse to compromise. The Sagittarian is totally unaware of the effects his bluntly honest comments elicit. Scorpio feels little to no compassion if his words wound - the truth is the truth - if you don't want to hear it, don't ask. Sagittarius, on the other hand is devastated at his own lack of discretion when he discovers that his words have caused any pain.

Saturn born are always saying, "I wouldn't hurt anyone's feelings for anything..." which slightly makes up for the frustration...

Sagittarius the archer
Sagittarius the archer

Physical attributes

Sagittarians generally have large, well shaped skulls and high broad foreheads. Their features are open and cheerful, with the promise of friendship, and their movements will be rapid, although you might run across a few slow and deliberate Saturn children. They have a tendency to be dramatic with wide, sweeping gestures, and although I hate to say it, can be a tad clutzy! Much like making a grand gesture and knocking over his coffee cup, or striding purposefully forward and tripping over a dust bunny...

Their eyes are sparrow-bright, sparkling with humour. Archers are tall and athletic or shorter than average and built like a brick-you-know-what. However they are built, they will remind you of thoroughbred racehorses, and most have a lock of hair that falls over their forehead, much like a horses mane, which they will flip with a toss of their heads or unconscious hand movement.

Saturn children hate sitting or standing still...being restless...and disregard conventional behaviour.Sagattarius walks like he is always going somewhere, with no hesitation or halting. You might actually find him walking his dog, or sitting on his horse, and he passionately loves animals.

Most Jupiter born people fear nothing and are often attracted to danger in their sports, jobs or hobbies - the more hair-raising, the better! They love speed - fast cars, planes, rollercoasters, daredevil stunts - and would even tackle becoming a test pilot.

The archer's temperament

Typical Sagittarians are happy and always trying to cheer you up - at least that is what their intentions are, even if they do fall a little short, and they have been known to offer very wise counsel. A most gregarious soul, the Saturn child can blow his top when his good nature is taken advantage of, but will never run away from a fight, or a call for help.

Sagittarius is a fire sign, and the majority are extroverts, talkative and forward! Even the painfully shy archers are bursting with original ideas and just as blunt as their gregarious brethren. Few people harbour resentment towards these outspoken Saturn children, due to their transparent freedom from harmful intentions.

You can find this intelligent, likable idealist everywhere. You might see him sling his arrows from your nightly television screen, skewering his astonished guest stars with his frankness, or he could be the cab driver who cheerfully tells you why he dislikes cheap tippers, or the waitress who advises you not to order the steak because the cook is having a bad night.

Wherever you find them, introvert or extrovert alike, you can be sure the archers all have one thing in common. They are all promoters at heart! Big dreamers, their minds are busy even if their tongues are still, and their arrows are aimed at the biggest goals.

Jupiter's children can't stand being accused of dishonesty or slurs against their integrity. This can make these fire signs burn with righteous indignation and produce a spectacular firestorm that outshines even the most impressive temper tantrums! After the fireworks, the archer will be the first to compensate your black eye with flowers, or your favourite Timmy's treat - thinking before speaking, or acting for that matter, is not their strong suit!

Fire signs are noted for their volatility, and temper falls directly under this category, as does extreme eccentricity - however, the Sagittarian determination can keep those well in check. He can be a formidable foe as his arrows seldom miss their mark. yet he will lend you money and never make you ashamed for having to ask, or adopt the homeless waif, and always make room for one more at his table.

In conclusion

Sagittarians love to travel - check their closet and I bet you will find matching luggage, and at least one suitcase packed and ready to go at a moment's notice! Seldom serious, the archer has trouble giving the responsibilities of life the amount of respect that is necessary, but even if they grudgingly give in (in their later years, and admirably, I might add,) they still don't like conforming. Jupiter children dislike containment of any kind.

Optimistic to the soles of his feet, Sagittarius always believes tomorrow will be brighter than today, even defying the sickbed in his haste to study the rainbow that will surely appear. If a Sagittarian's outlook were to be described as a weather report, theirs would be "Sunny with scattered showers!"

However, every sign has its own Achilles' heel, and the archer is no exception to the rule. Being 'risk-takers' who thrive on diversity and/or adrenalin, some Jupiter born can acquire a taste for gambling - in all shapes and sizes - lottery, bingo, stock markets, casinos, real estate, or even cribbage tournaments. And you can bet your bottom dollar that all Sagittarians will take a chance on love every time.

This is not to say that they all get married! Heaven forbid...but take a chance? Yes! This sign might be a tad hard to pin down however...after all, their avatar is a Centaur - one of the most difficult mythological beasts to capture.

Sagittarians have incredible memories, with amazing attention to details, yet will forget where they left their coats. They are terrible liars - deceit being foreign to their nature, and are apt to get caught immediately when they try.

For the big-hearted Sagittarian, life is a circus, so send in the clowns! These effervescent children are as merry as the Old Elf himself, and when he curves his bow, and his aim is straight, he can shoot higher than the sky itself - straight to where dreams are born...


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      saba ch 2 years ago

      i am a sagg child too and you just discribed me it was fun, reading your article, i hate to sit still :/

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      There is always a discrepancy between teachings regarding the start and end dates for astrological signs. Generally astrologists state 5 days before or after an event as it is almost impossible to pinpoint an exact date. :)

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      dcevfq 6 years ago

      its novmber 22nd

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      Enelle Lamb 6 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      I'm so happy you enjoyed the hub! (Personally, I'd go with your daughter ;) lol )

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      Lissette 6 years ago from Central Florida

      This was great to read. I felt well represented. I am off now to read about my husband who does well with my 'issues with domestic stereo types and authority' and my daughter who thinks I am an angel.

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Rosiee:) I'm so pleased you enjoyed reading my hub :D I have met a few Sagittarians and they most definitely are rays of sunshine! (And I can always count on them telling me the truth - whether I like it or not LOL)

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      Rosiee:) 8 years ago

      This is so true!:D

      Im a Sagittarius &

      Iv'e been told im such a

      blunt! Also I have a good memory

      but then again I forget where I put

      my hw! People tell me im just a ray of

      sunshine that brightens up their day :D

      Also I don't like to stay still, I like

      to be bouncing around everywhere talking

      and turning frowns upside down.

      This was Fun to readd:))

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      Hi gwendymom - nothing wrong with keeping the rest of us on our toes! Thanks for stopping in - so glad you enjoyed!

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      gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      I love this. I am a sagittarius, and I have been told many times that I am very blunt, but I really don't mean to be. I am a huge dreamer, my mind is always thinking, and I'm kind of clutzy too. Thanks for sharing this, it was fun to read.

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      Enelle Lamb 8 years ago from Canada's 'California'

      FP - Yes it was, and I apologise for my tardiness - started a new job, moved, and no internet until today LOL...a little more bluntness wouldn't do us any harm - might help balance out the "political correct" storm that is sweeping the nation...

      Hi Red - Thanks for the compliment! Only three to go...hope my luck holds out :P

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      RedElf 8 years ago from Canada

      Hey, Enelle - well done yet again...I do believe you've hit it right on the head! Phenomenal batting average with this series!

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      This was a long time in coming Enelle! I know a few Sagittarians and I've never before realised how blunt they can be, but now that you mention it...! :)