(November 21 - December 21)

*Info taken from these two books: The Secret Language of Birthdays and The Power of Birthdays, Stars, & Numbers.

DUALITY: Masculine
Sagittarius is energetic, ambitious, generous, freedom-loving, and a seeker of challenge, open to new ideas and exploration.
RULING PLANET: Jupiter: The most important Roman god, ruler of the heavens. In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of good fortune, optimism, expansion, abundance.
SYMBOL: The Archer: Representing directness, high aims, a love of outdoor activity and the chase.
GLYPH (WRITTEN SYMBOL): The pictograph represents the free-ranging, pointed arrow of the Archer. It is also a picture of the human leg from thigh to knee (the part of anatomy that Sagittarius rules). In symbolic terms, it is the line of wisdom angled away from trouble and early concerns and pointing toward higher ideals.
Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy, higher learning, and broad concepts. Its natives are happiest discovering new ideas, exploring distant places, and not getting tied down wit personal commitments. Gemini, Sagittarius's opposite sign, is the sign of personal expression and communicating "one-on-one." Gemini people are extremely verbal, love to give advice, and tend to try to guide (even to control) other people's lives.
PARTY OF THE BODY RULED BY SAGITTARIUS: The liver, the hips, and the thighs: Sagittarian natives need lots of outdoor exercise in order to keep healthy. They have a sensitive liver and are susceptible to overuse of alcohol and to hepatitis.
LUCKY DAY: Thursday
MAGICAL BIRTHSTONE: Turquoise: Attracts love, protects from harm, and gives its wearer the ability to see into the future.
SPECIAL COLOR: Purple: Uncommon color of royalty and the artistic.
CITIES: Budapest, Cologne, Toledo, Acapulco
COUNTRIES: Spain, Hungary, Australia
FLOWERS: Narcissus, Holly, and Dandelion
TREES: Mulberry, Oak, and Birch
DANGER: Sagittarian people are subject to accidents of fire and explosion, especially while traveling. Their strong desire for freedom may also incite jealousy and possessiveness on the part of a lover.

Your most likeable trait: OPTIMISM

Ruled by Jupiter, planet of fortune, you appear to breeze through life. You are Lady Luck's companion who seems always to be in the right place at the right time. Naturally, this makes for a cheerful and ebullient disposition. You have your dark moments, but clouds roll over quickly. You are too interested in what is going to happen tomorrow to fret long about what went wrong today.

In Sagittarius, the enthusiasm of fire, the restless mutable quality, and the jovial influence of Jupiter combine to produce an expansive personality who cannot be confined. Independence is your guiding principle. You are a free, adventurous spirit who thrives on new ideas and constant change of scene. Somewhere you picked up a chronic case of wanderlust, and you have no desire to be cured. The grass is always greener someplace else, and your restless, inquiring nature requires travel, excitement, and the unconventional. Sagittarius, like its opposite sign Gemini, wants to know - but whereas Geminis are happy to sample a new idea, Sagittarians will follow it as far as it will go. In the zodiac, Sagittarius symbolizes the search for wisdom; this is the sign of the philosopher and the explorer.

Sagittarians are hard to pin down emotionally. You don't welcome enduring, profound relationships. Sooner or later, you'll unknot the tie that binds.

Friendship, however, is a different matter. You are always willing to be a pal - and you are the nicest friend in the zodiac. Kind, openhearted, jovial, completely free of malice, you are always doing favors for others. Your way of helping doesn't put the recipient under heavy obligation. "No strings" is a guiding Sagittarian motto.

Prizing freedom, you willingly grant it to others. You don't meddle in other people's plans, interfere with what they think best for themselves, and you aren't possessive or jealous.

A sense of humor is among your most endearing traits. High-spirited and congenial, you are a gifted conversationalist, a wonderful storyteller, and a born entertainer. Writing, publishing, TV, communications are enterprises in which there are many Sagittarians. Famous Sagittarians in these fields include Noel Coward, James Thurber, Mark Twain, Garson Kanin, William Buckley, and Woody Allen.

You Jupiter-ruled people are unusually versatile and do a number of tasks well. What you lack is staying power. Before you finish with one project, you are off to meet the next challenge. One reason is that you become bored doing the same things, but another is simply that you must move on - and up.

In business you are imaginative and clever, ready to accept the new and to use it. But you perform best when there's something really important at stake. When you're down to your last chance to win, when it's now or never, you'll put everything you own on the turn of a card and redouble the stakes. You believe in your luck.

You are straightforward and honest. Your frankness makes you easy to deal with because one doesn't have to spend time figuring but the hidden significance of unspoken clues or nuances. There is no hidden significance. What you say is what you mean. Your blunt remarks are not said in spite, however, but simply because you don't know how to beat around the bush. Ironically, you are rather thin-skinned and too easily hurt by a thoughtless action or careless rebuff.

Sagittarians are among the most likeable people in the zodiac. True, you can be extravagant and wasteful, even on occasion reckless and irresponsible. True, your life is full of forgotten appointments, missed deadlines, unfinished projects. True, your emotions can be shallow and your commitments almost nonexistent. Overriding everything, though, is the fact that you're fun to be with. So what if you promise the moon and everyone knows you won't deliver. You know it too. There's nothing underhanded or secretive in the way you deal. You play with all your cards on the table.

Impetuous, buoyant, charming, you hitch your wagon to the merry-go-round of life and ride it with insouciant elegance.