Sagittarians are born between November 22 and December 21 and belong to the Fire element of the zodiac (along with Leo and Aries). This lot are all big characters, and live life to the max. If star signs were theme park rides, the Fire sign crew would be the hair-raising, white-knuckle rollercoaster.
Sagittarians are optimistic, restless, progressive, and adventurous. They can’t stand to be contained, thwarted or bossed about, and freedom is their catnip. And to the boss/ partner/parent/friend who tries to tell their Saggie comrade what to do… expect to hear the door slam as they bolt for the hills!
They are ruled by Jupiter, which makes them all jammy so-and-sos, who (no matter how absurd an escapade they pursue) will land in clover, on their feet, smelling of roses. Sagittarians are great companions for wild weekends.
Their symbol is the archer, which suits their outdoorsy, restless nature. They adore "hunting" (love interests and bargains vs actual animals, as they love all creatures great and small), they enjoy the thrill of the chase.
To get an idea of the classic Sagittarius personality traits and types, we need only to look to some of the most famous archers: Brad Pitt, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Britney Spears, Tyra Banks.
These guys are never dull.
TYPICAL SAGITTARIUS PERSONALITY TRAITS
HONEST (Read: Tactless)
#nofilter, like SRSLY NONE. They will say what others truly think, but would never dare utter aloud. If you want an honest opinion, then ask a Sagittarius… BUT you’d better be sure you want the whole, unvarnished truth because that is what you’ll get (my sister is a Saggie, and I bear many scars…)
ADVENTUROUS (Read: Rebellious)
On the one hand, they love to get the wind in their fur, a new horizon on their map, and it’s all jolly good fun. On the other hand, if you’re working with them/living with them/trying to make firm plans with them… this need for freedom at all costs is NOT jolly good fun at all. Perfect travel/weekend companions, somewhat difficult colleagues and "nesting" partners.
OPTIMISTIC (Read: Naive)
It’s not that Sagittarians are stupid, they do realize that other people aren’t all wholesome or filled with good intentions, BUT their default settings are definitely turned on to "TRUST" and "BELIEVE." They don’t like scaremongering or whinging. They don’t want to engage with negativity or bad news until there’s no refuting it. This reluctance to err away from positivity can make them come off as naïve.
INDEPENDENT (Read: Unreliable)
Although warm and loving, Saggies are undoubtedly and consistently marching to their own drumbeat and are not willing compromisers when it comes to stuff they didn’t dream up/plan/agree to initially. They will never NOT have a plan A, B, C, etc... so they don’t need your input really, and they don’t much want it either. They’ll do what they’re doing, whether you like it or not basically, which means you can only REALLY rely on them when your plans/priorities align.
PHILOSOPHICAL (Read: Cold)
On face value, Sagittarius looks like a passionate, free-wheeling party animal but, deep down, they are deep thinkers too, and love to figure stuff out, unravel an issue, and poke at a theory. They actually prefer the mental and intellectual realm (like their opposite sign, Gemini) to the emotional one. They prefer to "think" vs "feel," and (this is often a big shock as you get to know them) their initial warmth is more of surface skin. They’re a philosopher at heart.
WHAT ARE SAGGITTARIANS INTO?
Pets. Horses and dogs especially, but ALL creatures bright and beautiful/great and small make the wish list. You may sense your Saggie friend is an animal-whisperer of sorts, and you may well be right. They feel a kinship with the animal world, they respect and admire the way that animals rely on their instincts, and live only in the moment.
Traveling. The open plain, the far-reaching seas, and the distant horizon… these things make Saggies grin, because they LOVE to get out there and roam around discovering new places, cultures, and people. New landscapes stimulate them; they are the zodiac’s great adventurer.
Sports. Physically adept, competitive and outdoorsy, most Saggies are built to play sports. They thrive on the challenge of winning (that Fire sign streak), and they enjoy the team-building (their open and friendly personality makes them a hit with most other players).
Writing. They love to express themselves (#nofilter) and they do have a lot to say as they’re perceptive and social, they take in a LOT of stimuli. Many Saggies find words come easily to them, and they enjoy entertaining people. Writing delivers on all these fronts.
Flirting. You know what I’ve been saying about freedom and adventure? Well, it kinda applies to their love lives, too (sorry). PSA: Flirting is like breathing to Sagittarians, and everyone is a potential target. This is the area of life they most enjoy "hunting." More often than not, it’s harmless fun—but not always. They can’t help themselves sliding into those DMs…
WHO GETS ON BEST WITH SAGITTARIUS?
At face value? EVERYONE. Sagittarius is one of the most open, friendly, enthusiastic, and energetic signs—a human Tigger. Getting to REALLY know them is a trickier business, but that comes later.
The Fire sign trio is a close-knit bunch, forging friendships, and FIRE relationships amongst themselves. They share a need for adventure, passion, and competition which other signs often find daunting/irritating/intense. So, Sagittarius, Leo, and Aries are all good matches with each other.
The hot tip for hot sex for Sagittarius is Gemini. These two are opposite signs and together, they form a partners-in-crime alliance as both dare the other into more and more boundary-pushing escapades. It’s ALL thrill-seeking and fun with Gemmy and Saggie—and the bedroom can get pretty wild!
Sagittarius we love your company, you’re a laugh-a-minute, except when you’re telling us home truths. Please refrain… unless we ask for it!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com/uk. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.