by Stefan Stenudd

Sagittarius in the Complete Horoscope

The Archer Zodiac Sign in Classical Astrology

Sagittarius Zodiac sign in Astrology
The Sagittarius Zodiac sign glyph. Ink calligraphy by Stefan Stenudd. Click the image to see it enlarged.

Sagittarius, the Archer, is the ninth sign of the zodiac. The sun enters it on or around November 22, when autumn approaches winter.

       Sagittarius belongs to the element fire, its quality is mutable and its charge is positive. Its Ruler is Jupiter, and Uranus exalts in it. Its motto is: "I see." In the horoscope chart, the zodiac sign Sagittarius brings a distanced and unattached character to planets and astrological houses therein.

       Please observe that the text on this webpage is about the role of the Sagittarius zodiac sign in the complete horoscope chart, and not just its meaning as a star sign, also called sun sign (when the sun was in Sagittarius at the time of your birth).

Your Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

The sun, the basis of Zodiac sign astrology. Woodcut. Those who have Sagittarius as their zodiac sign (star sign) are born when the sun was in Sagittarius, normally November 22 - December 21 (it differs slightly from year to year, because of the leap years). Therefore, it is also - more adequately - called the sun sign.

       Observe that it's just one of the many components of the complete horoscope chart. Nowadays, star sign astrology is much more widespread and common than readings based on the classical birth chart, but the latter is what astrology is really all about.

       The sun in your horoscope is your natural self - what you are when you relax, when other planets in your horoscope are not active. It is your basic drive.

       If your sun sign is Sagittarius, you are a person with great integrity, going your own way, rarely following others - nor do you want others to follow you. You do your own thing. Freedom is a key word for Sagittarius. You need to be independent, even though that might lead to limited resources and other difficulties.

The Father of Sagittarius

The sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon).

       If you have the sun in Sagittarius, your relation to your father is one of some alienation and distance. Neither understands the other very well, nor does anyone of you seem to strive to do so. You feel different, and have no need to reform or adapt to the other. If your father tries to control you, there can be tension and outburst. When you quarrel, it is intense but passes quickly.

Sagittarius, by Hevelius.

       For more about your sun sign in Zodiac sign astrology, see the link further down this page.

The Planets in Sagittarius

The planets and astrological points are the active forces in the horoscope chart, the energies by which we are able to act. As such, each has its own characteristics, but they are influenced by the zodiac sign they occupy. When a planet or other point of the horoscope is in Sagittarius, it is also affected by the zodiac sign, getting something of its character. Here are those planets and astrological points, what they stand for in the complete horoscope chart, and how they are affected by the zodiac sign Sagittarius:

The planet symbols (glyphs).

Planet symbols (glyphs). From left to right: sun, moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, Ascendant, Medium Coeli, moon node.

  • Sun   basic drive - Sagittarius brings integrity and independence.

  • Moon   longing - Sagittarius brings a longing for freedom, and reluctance to attachment.

  • Mercury   curiosity - Sagittarius brings an interest in the far-fetched and thoughts difficult for others to comprehend.

  • Venus   affection - Sagittarius brings delight in keeping a distance and talent for visual arts.

  • Mars   aggression - Sagittarius brings energy to pursue distant goals and an unbending will.

  • Jupiter   luck - Sagittarius brings opportunity to move on and on and on.

  • Saturn   duty - Sagittarius brings a loyalty towards the future, and not towards the past.

  • Uranus   contemplation - Sagittarius brings a visionary mind and thoughts that wander very far.

  • Neptune   fantasy - Sagittarius brings glimpses of a distant future and of far-away places, and dreams escaping interpretation.

  • Pluto   catharsis - Sagittarius brings premonition of radical future change, and a force to head for it.

  • Ascendant, AC   attitude - Sagittarius brings an unattached appearance that many find fascinating.

  • Medium Coeli, MC   self-image - Sagittarius brings a will to define oneself as different from others, and a need to believe it.

The Houses in Sagittarius

The astrological Houses are life environments, different sections of what constitutes our everyday reality. The Zodiac signs bring their characteristics to the Houses, influencing the environments described by them. Here are the twelve Houses, what they stand for, and how the Zodiac sign Sagittarius affects them:

  1. Identity - Sagittarius makes you seem distant and rather indifferent.

  2. Resources - Sagittarius makes your material situation independent.

  3. Communication - Sagittarius makes you unbound to friends, and your studies advanced.

  4. Home - Sagittarius makes your home open, with few solid attachments.

  5. Pastime - Sagittarius makes you enjoy the most to simply leave what you're at.

  6. Work - Sagittarius makes your work free and preparing for the future.

  7. Partners - Sagittarius makes your relations non-committed, sort of distant.

  8. Unknown - Sagittarius makes you mostly unaffected by things you cannot control.

  9. Travel - Sagittarius makes you go to many distant places, and rarely return.

  10. Career - Sagittarius makes you indifferent to career, but still getting opportunities.

  11. Ideals - Sagittarius makes you strive impatiently for utopia.

  12. Shortcomings - Sagittarius makes it difficult for you to break free from too many obligations.

Sagittarius in General

Of course, all of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the Sagittarius zodiac sign works in the horoscope and influences its different components. You need to study your complete horoscope chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation.

Sagittarius - Archer. Illustration from a 1482 edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, attributed to Hyginus.

Sagittarius - Archer. Illustration from a 1482 edition of Poeticon Astronomicon, attributed to Hyginus.

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