The Sagittarius is really a centaur — the lower half is horse, the upper half is a man. The man is holding a bow with an arrow aimed upwards toward the sky. This symbolizes the Sagittarius’ drive to overcome basic animal instincts by aiming their thoughts into the divine realms of the heavens. In other words, Sagittarius is hunting for ideas and experiences that draw them into greater awareness. As such, Sagittarius tends to love adventure, travel and philosophy — all ways of extending beyond their immediate surroundings.
Sagittarius’ tend to aim their arrows of thought upward, being the incurable optimists of the zodiac. Sagittarius’ often look at the sunny side of life and the silver lining to any dark cloud. Sagittarius’ are honest to a fault, for they can say what’s on their mind before they realize that someone’s feelings might be hurt. Since Sagittarius is part horse, there is also a connection between Sagittarius and horses, be it a love of riding or an emphasis on the most powerful part of a horse: its legs and thighs. In fact, many Sagittarius’ love outdoor hiking and long distance running.
The Sagittarius motto should be, “It is better to know how to learn than to know.” They seek knowledge and wisdom, never tiring of the quest for what is yet to come. Others enjoy being with them when they are in their outgoing and joyful mood, but they can become more sullen if they feel that their wings have been clipped. Even in a restrictive situation, however, they’ll not lose hope–and it is this inspirational perspective that leads them to their greatest success.
Fire signs are naturally warm. A fire gives light and heat, but it doesn’t get depleted as others feed on its warmth. One candle can bring light to a room and it won’t burn any faster if ten people read from its light than if there was only one. Fire doesn’t plan its next move; it isn’t logical. It simply is in the moment and will burn what fuel is available without judgment or forethought. For this reason fire signs can successfully rely on their intuition and survival instincts.
RULING PLANET: JUPITER
Jupiter is the largest planet in our solar system and as such symbolizes an expansive action. He is the king of bigger, better and more. But, of course, too much of a good thing isn’t necessarily good, and Jupiter can encourage us to overspend or overindulge. Jupiter acts like a magnifying lens and can make a little opportunity look larger than life. As the ruling planet of Sagittarius, Jupiter encourages us to take those opportunities, to live life as an adventure and to believe in something greater than ourselves.
Biggest Strength: your undying optimistic attitude
Potential Weakness: glossing over problems or avoiding difficult situations