Sagittarius is the ninth zodiac sign, called Dhanusa or Dhanu Rashi in Vedic astrology. In Sanskrit, Dhanusa means a bow. So, it is represented by a bow, an arrow, or an archer. It is one of the fire signs.

Sagittarius resides in the 9th house (Dharma Bhava) in the zodiac wheel, ruled by Jupiter (Guru or Brihaspati). The ninth house represents knowledge, truth, principles, luck, and fortune. Nakshatras on Dhanus Rashi are Purva Ashadha, Mula, and 1/4th of the Uttara Ashadha.

Sagittarius Symbol

Sagittarius Characteristics

Many Sagittarius individuals are philosophically bent due to the influence of the ruling planet Jupiter. Restless, curious, and always ready to explore, sometimes Sagittarius may be too upfront and garrulous. Given their quest for truth and ultimate wisdom, most do not take things at face value.


Sagittarius individuals are usually tall and have thick hair. They have shining eyes, which make them very attractive. Their voice is also very pleasing. Their hands tend to be longer than their trunks. Their nose is usually big, as are their top-row teeth. Their appearance is happy, and their sense of dress is casual, but they dress as per the occasion.


Sagittarius is symbolized by a Centaur, with the top part being a human and the lower part being a horse. They thus have both good and bad instincts.

The human part, which has a bow and arrow pointing upwards, suggests that they have a spiritual nature. It also suggests that they are very positive and try to look at the brighter side of life, never getting bogged down by any difficulties. On the other hand, they can be quite rude and may reject the best advice.

Sagittarius are active and love open spaces and outdoor activities. They take an interest in all sorts of games and physical activities. They are sympathetic and sincere, always making an effort to fix the problems of their loved ones. Although they are very active, they can sometimes show up as restless.


As a Lover, Sagittarius born are jovial and love to have fun with their partner. Sensual, open-hearted, and willing to experiment with anything, equally extroverted people make good partners for them. There is a fine line between love and sex for this Sign. And when it comes to love, they are loyal and devoted after they commit themselves. Partners for this Sign need to be intellectual, sensitive, and expressive.

As a friend, they are very encouraging, inspiring, and generous. They are jovial and spread joy and laughter in their friend circles. They make very loyal friends and will nurture the relationship until the very end.


Sagittarius natives are mostly strong, and especially in the early part of their lives, normally, they don’t have any health issues. But they are prone to over-indulgence, which can lead to problems in their lives. Their hips, thighs, stomach, and feet are also susceptible.

Sagittarius should avoid drinking too much or having a heavy diet. If they can maintain a good lifestyle, they can avoid blood pressure problems or disorders of the liver. They may also experience some problems of sciatica or torn ligaments in the thighs. They should drive carefully to avoid accidents.


Sagittarius natives think twice before going out of their way to achieve their goals. Moreover, people enjoy working with them as they keep the work environment lively with their wit and sense of humor. However, they don’t take work lightly; no matter how difficult a challenge, they will never give up until the end. They can be inspiring leaders, especially when the team-moral is quite low.

Professions that require extensive travel generally attract Sagittarius, as they love to meet and explore new people and cultures. It is no surprise that they make good travel writers or travel guides. They can also be motivational orators.

Sagittarius are intuitive and know how to make others feel good; they perform extremely well when they work for social causes. They would make good politicians, HR managers, activists, teachers, philosophers, therapists, doctors, etc.

Sagittarius Traits

People born under the Sagittarius zodiac sign are brave and full of confidence. They can take on the most difficult challenges in life much more efficiently than most other signs of the zodiac. And one important reason for their positivity lies in their open-mindedness.

Sagittarius natives are also the ones who believe in moving on and exploring. Indeed, they are great admirers of freedom. However, this want for freedom can sometimes make them impatient and disrespectful.

Positive Traits: Sincere, Truthful, Fair, Generous, Far-Sighted, Philosophical, Reliable, Self-Dependent, Energetic, Jovial, Intelligent.

Negative Traits: Boastful, Over-Confident, Brash, Unpredictable, Blunt, Aggressive, Inflexible, Inconsistent, Casual.

Sagittarius Woman

Positive traits: Sagittarius women are truthful, romantic, and have a great sense of humor. They are capable of doing many things, are charming people, and enjoy life as it comes. Sagittarius women love to live in the present moment, and will not compromise their independence, be it emotional, financial, or professional.

Negative traits: Sagittarius women are not very careful about how their actions or speech may affect others. They can be very impatient and are always in a great hurry, and hence tend to lose their temper over minor delays.

Sagittarius Man

Positive traits: Sagittarius men are optimistic, intelligent, and enthusiastic people. They can easily impress others with their conversation. Sagittarius men are philosophical and have a strong sense of right and wrong. They love to exchange views on spiritual matters. These people are very generous.

Negative traits: Sagittarius men are prone to taking things for granted and unnecessary risks. Their careless approach to life attracts criticism from everyone. Their honesty can sometimes be too brutal, which hurts others. Their interest in things can be short-lived and keeps fluctuating.

Luck Factors

  • Lucky Day: Thursday
  • Lucky Number: 3, 12, 21, 30
  • Lucky Color: Violet, Purple, Red, Pink
  • Lucky Stone(s): Amethyst
  • Lucky Talisman: Tin, Flint, Arrowheads, and Cornucopia
  • Compatible Signs: Aries, Leo, Libra, and Aquarius


Sagittarius natives are one of a kind. Most of them are prone to remain in their worlds, deeply involved in culture, intellectual and creative pursuits, travel, and even self-praise. Sagittarians love freedom and tend to be self-dependent, and are extremely confident. Frank as they are, they pride themselves on being able to speak the truth as it is.

Sagittarius Personality Traits
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2022)