The Energy of Sagittarius
Characteristics & Associations

Symbol: The Archer

Element: Fire

Quality: Mutable

Planetary Principle: Active, Masculine

Ruler: Jupiter

Anatomy: Hips, Thighs, Upper legs.

Key Phrase: I Understand

Keyword: Visualization

Glyph: The Archer’s Arrow.

House: 9th

Colors: Royal Purple

Plants: Wood Betony,

Feather-Few, Agrimony and Mallows.

Stones & Gems: Amethyst, Turquoise, Topaz, Carbuncle & all stones mixed with Red and Green.

Tarot Card: Temperance (Alchemy)

Positive Keywords:

Philosophical, Broad Minded, Straight forward, Just, Optimistic, Generous, Scholarly, Inspirational, Freedom-Loving, Bold, Athletic, Enthusiastic, Expansive, Magnanimous, Master Teacher

Negative Keywords:

Dictator, Propagandist, Blunt, Judgmental, Argumentative, Pushy, Religiously Rigid, Exaggerator, False, Hot-headed, indulgent, Gluttonous, Dis-Satisfied, Procrastinating.


When the Sun makes its’ journey through the sign of Sagittarius, the emphasis is on expansion, positivity and growth. Life is best seen as a journey, rather than a destination.

Along the way, Sagittarius brings the need to experience life as an adventure – to discover what is over the next horizon or how far one might go. To this end, those born under Sagittarius tend to love a challenge – finding ways to push past the pre-existing “envelope” and so broaden perspectives somehow.

As a Fiery and Mutable sign – implying a constant need for change – Sagittarius brings an emphasis to physical and/or mental expression. The quest for freedom and adventure, as well as the search for meaning, tends to feature strongly for those born under this sign

Sagittarians are often characterized by an optimistic, outgoing and “can-do” attitude. Unless other, more introspective influences are present the birth chart, you will usually find Sagittarius where the action is. This is a sign that loves nothing more than to live life large. When things are going well, Sagittarians are typically convivial, outgoing and good-humoured. Freedom is important and Sagittarians will be willing to take a risk.

This sign requires the space to roam unimpeded, and will usually give others the same in return. It is important for those born under Sagittarius to feel that they have options, and no one to tell them “no”.
Whether they seek this freedom in the world of ideas, or find this freedom on a race-track, Sagittarians tend to enjoy pushing limits and testing boundaries to discover how far they can go.

Solar Journey

Those born with the Sun in Sagittarius, are typically gifted with an abundance of warmth, energy and positivity. This sign is noted for its willingness to transcend the everyday by pushing boundaries, instituting freedom and seeking to explore uncharted horizons whenever possible. Your journey involves discovering all that is possible & Your ruler Jupiter – brings luck, expansion and opportunity to your door, if only you will take it. At a deeper level, your sign is concerned with the cultural, philosophical and metaphysical frameworks which make life meaningful. Your journey involves searching for truth and then sharing its manifestation. The path you take should be loud, large and colorful. Through the collecting of experiences and working out what is true for you, you inspire others to have the courage and faith to do the same.


Generally speaking, the Ascendant is the energy that the public beholds. We also look at the world through our Ascendant.
Those with a SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT, on the mundane level, views a world to explore. In soul-centered astrology, the Ascendant is indicative of the soul’s purpose in physical incarnation. The Sagittarius Ascendant indicates the Teacher, Minister, or One who benefits society. There is a love of freedom, travel, sports, and the outdoors. They have a good sense of humor & an optimistic approach to life. But there can be a great deal of restlessness, partly due to lack of organization and directed purpose.
SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT indicates a soul purpose of learning through experiencing many varied conditions in life and will usually seek out a varied and full life. The biblical story of Jacob is illustrative of a SAGITTARIUS ASCENDANT: Light will come to him as he seeks the wisdom of his superconscious mind. And like Jacob, whose hip was weak, the Sagittarius Ascendant can be the “wounded healer.”


In general terms, the MOON reveals the personality as it is displayed in our reactions to the events within our daily lives and it also reveals much that is hidden within our subconscious minds. On the soul-centered level, the MOON reveals habit patterns that must be overcome or transformed in order to advance in spiritual maturity. This struggle to overcome the negative tendencies revealed by the MOON is the “cross” we bear. The MOON reminds us of the negative habit patterns formed in prior incarnations that created the karma we brought into this lifetime.
Those with their MOON IN SAGITTARIUS indicate that soul growth will occur as the individual develops self-discipline and tactfulness in dealing with others. In prior lifetimes, the Sag has been too controlling of others, failing to listen and appreciate what others have had to say. He has projected blame for his difficulties onto others, refusing to look within for the root of the problem. They have neglected to seek the inner life, & develop their personal spirituality. Instead, they have allowed their restlessness to cause them to scatter their energies and accomplish little of lasting value. Those with MOON IN SAGITTARIUS, hold the potential for a spiritual approach to the world, indicating the natural teacher and one who is at home in front of the general public.

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