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Characteristics of the Archer Zodiac Sign in Your Horoscope
Sagittarius, the Archer, is the ninth sign of the Zodiac. The sun enters it on or around November 22, when winter darkens quickly, and exits on December 21, the day of the winter solstice. 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, Sagittarius brings a distanced and unattached character to planets or Houses therein.
Your Sagittarius Star Sign TraitsThose who have Sagittarius as their 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 correctly - called the sun sign.
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's your basic drive, a character you have as an ingredient - more or less evident in all you do and all you are.
The sun is the most important point in your horoscope chart, but of course it's not the only thing that describes your personality. You need to look at all the components of your birth chart, to get a correct astrological description of yourself.
IntegrityIf your sun sign is Sagittarius, you're 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. To you, freedom is a wealth surpassing that of money.
Like the archer, you aim far. Your goals are distant, some would say unobtainable, but thereby they are also interesting, not to say spectacular - certainly to you. Only things that seem to be out of reach are worth reaching for.
Sagittarius has the energy of the element fire, to which it belongs. When you have a goal in front of you, no matter how far in the distance, you go for it, tirelessly. But it has to be a goal you decide, not others for you. You even tend to prefer the opposite direction of what most of the others choose, just because of that.
You're not any kind of hermit, at least not normally, but you do go your own way and in doing so, you don't hesitate because it might leave friends and security behind. That triggers you. So, others certainly feel that you are kind of elusive, someone difficult to predict and impossible to control. You're aware of the incurable loneliness of the soul and you've learned to appreciate it.
Three Different SagittariusA Zodiac sign doesn't give exactly the same influence all through its 30°. Its first third has something of a cardinal quality, whatever the quality of the sign as a whole is, its second third is slightly more fixed in quality, and the last third is more mutable.
If you were born at the end of November, the sun is in the beginning of Sagittarius. Then you're very determined to break free of any chains, no matter how loose they are. Nothing shall hold you back, and you set your goals so far away that they are hardly visible.
If you were born in the beginning of December, the sun is in the middle of Sagittarius. That means you guard your integrity and indepencence against any intrusion, without making much noise about it. You are hard to catch, although you don't seem to be running.
If you were born in the middle of December, the sun is at the end of Sagittarius. That makes you seem always to be running away, even when no one or nothing is trying to catch you. You can throw all your riches away at an instant, if you feel that they burden you the least, and you are rarely pleased in you present situation, constantly searching for a change. This part of the sign is the mutable one, which is also the quality of Sagittarius. Therefore, people born with the sun here are the most typical Sagittarius, showing its traits distinctly.
Traits of Your FatherThe sun in the horoscope also represents your father (the mother is represented by the moon). That means your Zodiac sign traits reveal something about the characteristics of your relationship with your father.
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. You don't spend much time with each other, but even at a distance you can feel connected, as long as you agree on the terms of your relation - mainly that of no rules at all. You're not obedient, and if your father accepts that, your relation can be one of mutual appreciation. You really want to admire each other - at a distance.
Traits of the Planets in SagittariusWhen another planet or other point of the horoscope is in Sagittarius, it's also affected by the Zodiac sign, getting some of its traits. Here are those astrological points, what they stand for in the horoscope, and how they are affected by Sagittarius:
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.
Traits of the Houses in SagittariusIn the astrological Houses, the Zodiac signs also bring their character traits, influencing the environments described by the Houses. Here are the twelve Houses of the horoscope, what they stand for, and how Sagittarius affects them:
GeneralizationsOf course, all of the above is very general, mainly to give you an idea of how the Zodiac sign traits affect the horoscope. You need to study your horoscope chart carefully, to make a deeper and more nuanced interpretation.
I'm a Swedish writer and astrologer. I've written several books about astrology. I'm also a historian of ideas, researching the thought patterns in creation myths. Google Profile. Here's my personal website: stenudd.com