|Ruling House:||Ninth House
|Body Parts:||hips, thighs
|Date with destiny:||Aries, Leo
|Run for the hills:||Virgo, Pisces
|Where you glow:||globetrotting
|What makes you tick:||airplane tickets
|Play date:||horseback riding
|Perfect jobs:||tour guide, park ranger
|Best accessory:||a backpack
|A sure thing:||being the class clown
|Pleasure:||travel, philosophy, optimism
|Pain:||responsibility, details, commitment
|What's my line?||Don't fence me in.
Cagittarius is symbolized by the Archer. You're impulsive and inquisitive, needing travel and constant exposure to new foods, people, landscapes and things to do. Change is one thing you can't do without; you are a truth-seeker, and will go to the ends of the earth to findanswers!Sagittarius, the ninth Sign of the Zodiac, is the home of the wanderers of the Zodiac. It's not a mindless ramble for these folks, either. Sagittarians are truth-seekers, and the best way for them to do this is to hit the road, talk to others and get some answers. Knowledge is key to these folks, since it fuels their broad-minded approach to life. The Sagittarian-born are keenly interested in philosophy and religion, and they find that these disciplines aid their internal quest. At the end of the day, what Sagittarians want most is to know the meaning of life, and if they accomplish this while feeling free and easy, all the better.
It's the Archer which represents Sagittarians, although in this case it's a Centaur (half man, half beast) which is flinging the arrows. Centaurs were the intellectuals of ancient Roman mythology, and Sagittarians are quick to consider themselves their modern-day counterparts. Those born under this Sign are clear thinkers and choose to look at the big picture most of the time. They also like it when others agree with their well-thought-out point of view. The alternative to this, for better or for worse, is a Sag who can become argumentative and blunt. That's not to say that these folks are intransigent -- Archers will listen to what others have to say, in keeping with the Mutable Quality assigned to this Sign. Indeed, Sagittarians are enthusiastic consumers of information (and enthusiastic in general), the better to get the answers they need. It's also a good idea to give Sags lots of room to explore their world. Once these folks start to feel hemmed in, they'll become impatient and difficult
The Element of Fire is associated with the Signs Aries, Leo and Sagittarius, and it also rules the First, Fifth and Ninth Houses. As one would expect, those graced by Fire are fiery, indeed. They are enthusiastic and sometimes larger than life. Just like a fire that is left untended, however, Fire Signs can burn out of control. Ouch! It's best to tend those embers.
A Fire Sign is also an indicator of creativity. This Element manifests itself in creative and unique ways, and those in its glow are also wonderfully courageous, lively spirits. Those influenced by a Fire Sign are self-sufficient, spontaneous and possess a tremendous zest for life.
It also stands to reason that a combustible Fire Signer would be ardent in the game of love. Yes, these are the sexiest Signs of the Zodiac, knowing they are the cat's meow and climbing ever higher in the name of love. To their credit, those touched by Fire are often an inspiration to others, certainly for their adherence to solid moral and religious ideals.
If there's a flip side to the Element of Fire, it can be that those who bear its will can be overly strident in getting their way. Call it bossy, even. These folks can come across rather forcefully. Selfishness and an overdeveloped ego can also be seen as part of a fiery individual's shadowy side.
Fire Signs are strong, self-assured, creative and fun. When they get too hot to touch, though, it may be a good idea to stand back!
A Mutable Quality is attached to the Signs Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius and Pisces. The Mutable Houses are the Third, Sixth, Ninth and Twelfth; if a horoscope shows a preponderance of Planets in these Houses, its energy is weighted toward mutability.
Mutable Signs know how to go with the flow. They are adaptable and flexible and can change their form of expression to whatever a situation requires. Standing their ground is of little import to Mutable folks. These people would much rather conform to the norm, so long as their doing so will help the greater good. Luckily, Mutable individuals are versatile and find it quite easy to change. Consider them the chameleons of the Zodiac, since they can take on varied personae.
Mutable people are blessed with a tremendous resourcefulness. Talk about making lemonade out of lemons! They know how to squeeze that last drop of juice and make things better in the process. Those influenced by a Mutable Quality in their horoscope also enjoy learning, play fair and are diplomatic and well-liked by others. To their further credit, they are sharp, sympathetic and can see (via a sixth sense?) the essential elements of a situation. At times, however, their desire to please everyone can get them into hot water. They may come across as wishy-washy, inconsistent and downright duplicitous. All this in the name of aiming to please!
The beauty of mutability is that those possessing it are flexible, versatile and highly resourceful. These folks are quick to help others and are selfless in the process. While they may occasionally stretch themselves to the breaking point, they know how to bounce back.
The Ninth House
House of Philosophy
The Ninth House is commonly referred to as the House of Philosophy. In keeping with that theme, it's our search for meaning which is the focal point here. By virtue of exploring our world, we start to grasp everything that is available to us. It all boils down to understanding: understanding that which we see and feel and probing further in the hopes of realizing true meaning.Through higher education, we have the hope of understanding concepts and theories which will enhance our world. Whether it's philosophy or psychology, the Ninth House reminds us that we are on a voyage of discovery. Along that road, we will come face-to-face with our ideals and further shape the ethics by which we live. Another approach to clearer meaning and understanding of that which we see, and more importantly, that which we do not see, is through religion. Understanding and accepting that which is greater than us and our world is key to the Ninth House.
Sadly, we might not always be humble in the face of what we have. A concrete understanding of the possibilities in life may well lead to ruthless ambition and greed and an over-expansion of the self. To face these scriptsns most effectively in society, we institute laws. These laws provide for the orderly and positive growth of that society. In much the same way, philosophy and religion help add focus and purpose to a productive society. How members of a society relate, and knowing and respecting the laws by which they live, are core tenets of the Ninth House.
The way in which we expand our inner and outer lives is also addressed by the Ninth House. Travel and interaction with other peoples and cultures are a means to this end. Our dreams, those which illustrate our past as well as those which speak to future events, also help to mold our being and our relationships. Taking this a step further, psychics as the bearers of relevant information also come into play.
Additionally, the Ninth House addresses publishing and multinational ventures such as import/export businesses. This House also has a multigenerational view, taking into account grandchildren, as well as in-laws. At the end of the day, however, the Ninth House is best described as philosophically inclined in the search for meaning and truth.
The Ninth House is ruled by the Sign
Sagittarius and the Planet Jupiter.
Jupiter: Planet of Luck
Jupiter is the thinking person's
Planet. As the guardian of the abstract mind, this Planet rules higher learning and bestows upon us a yen for exploring ideas, both intellectually and spiritually. Intellectually speaking, Jupiter assists us in formulating our ideology. In the more spiritual realm, Jupiter lords over religions and philosophy. A search for the answers is what Jupiter proposes, and if it means spanning the globe to find them, well, that's probably why Jupiter also rules long-distance travel. In keeping with this theme, Jupiter compels us to assess our ethical and moral values; it also addresses our sense of optimism.Luck and good fortune are associated with Jupiter for good reason. This is a kind and benevolent Planet, one which wants us to grow and flourish in a positive way. Jupiter may be judge and jury, but it's mostly an honorable helpmate, seeing to it that we're on the right path. While our success, accomplishments and prosperity are all within Jupiter's realm, this largesse can, at times, deteriorate into laziness and sloth (Jupiter, at its worst, is associated with weight gain!). More often than not, however, Jupiter will guide us down the primrose path.
Leisure time is also one of Jupiter's pastimes. Sports of all kinds, games of chance, and a stroll in the park with the family pet (Jupiter loves animals) are all ruled by this Planet. Finally, Jupiter often presages great wealth, material and otherwise. This is a good friend in the heavens!
It takes Jupiter about twelve years to circle the Zodiac (the Planet visits an average of one Sign a year). It is masculine energy and rules both Sagittarius and Pisces and the Ninth and Twelfth Houses.
Sagittarius Beauty ProfileWhile travel is an ever-present longing for Sagittarians, on a day-to-day basis this translates to a need for freedom, an intolerance for constraints and habits. You're a Mutable Fire Sign, meaning you're not only creative and innovative but highly flexible and adaptable to change -- in fact, you love change and see it as an exciting challenge.
So, when it comes to your beauty routine, Sagittarius, you travel light, ready for the next adventure. Cosmetics that don't fit in your backpack, fannypack or coat pocket just get left behind; all you really need is sunscreen and lip balm to protect you from the elements and perhaps a personalized essential oil to keep you fresh during your travels.
If you do decide to pretty yourself up for the evening, you'd do well to call attention to your honest, intelligent eyes and your graceful gait. You move purposefully, and you're comfortable mingling in a crowd. Bare your midriff if possible or hang your pants low on your hips -- Sagittarius rules this area of the body, so you should show it off.
Your beauty comes from your spontaneous, open mind, your endless ideas and thirst for adventure, and your intelligent sense of humor. You are at your most beautiful when you grab life with both hands, your spirit flush with a vibrant life force that shines through and invigorates those around you.
Sagittarius Career Profile
The freewheeling, happy-go-lucky Sagittarius is a good person to have on the sales team -- they'll probably get the order, hopefully before they unintentionally insult the client! Sagittarians like to have fun, smiling and laughing with colleagues and feeling as if Lady Luck is on their side. They are also passionate about what they believe in and, as befits a Fire Sign, will work doggedly on their causes. The Archer is a good team player who can plot the course ahead with broad brushstrokes and convince everyone around that it's the way to go.
The most important Sagittarian quality may be hope. If you're on a sinking ship, pray that a Sagittarian is on board! These positive, optimistic people can do wonders with something they believe in, which makes them ideal for turnaround or public service situations. They also need freedom and plenty of room to roam. The Archer is adept at social situations (sly?) and insatiably curious (spy?). Knowledge is power to those born under this Sign, which makes them excellent researchers. What to do with all this information? Put it to work, of course! There's lots to be done where the Archer is concerned.
Travel is the Archer's middle name, and this isn't restricted to a wandering mind. While Sagittarians love to philosophize, they also like to hit the road, visiting exciting lands filled with exotic strangers. They won't be strange for long, though, since the Archer connects easily with people and will quickly learn everything about them. This can be a double-edged sword, though, since Sagittarians tend to look at the big picture and neglect important details. An efficient aide de camp is essential for the macro-wired Archer.
The Sagittarius office is often no more than an address, since the Archer would rather be elsewhere. When they hit the road, it will probably be in a spacious American sedan -- a 50's era "boat," fins included, would be about right. A few colleagues might jump in and everyone would roar off to a Mongolian barbecue.
Sagittarians are well-suited as travel agents, explorers, professors, photographers, ambassadors, import-export traders and thrillseekers.
Sagittarius Fitness Profile
One of the most athletic Signs, Sagittarius revels in the outdoors. It is quite possible that you keep physically fit by camping, hiking and wandering around. Any hands-on, active sport, like white water rafting, kickboxing or ice hockey, is a good time. If you're bored with the mainstream, try exploring the activities of different cultures. There are always rain dances to be learned or a martial art to be mastered. Jogging through an unfamiliar neighborhood will refresh your spirits. Sagittarius rules the hips and thighs, so the lunges and squats of Karate may help ensure your flexibility. As the Archer, you may also see the appeal of shooting arrows into targets.
Sagittarius Fashion Profile
The Archer is usually more at home under the stars than indoors, but even the illustrious explorer needs to wear clothing. Not big on fashion, and not really caring about making a statement, you dress in comfortable clothes that allow freedom of movement and can handle the rugged nature of your existence. Clothing made out of hemp or other natural fibers suit you best. If you finally manage to render a garment unwearable for the holes, you can give it a proper burial to return it to the earth. Hippie days are not past yet, for long skirts, ponchos and loose-fit jeans suit you perfectly. Sportswear of any kind suits your lifestyle. You may look out of place during dressy occasions, but you're not so concerned about what others think of your looks, concentrating instead on letting them in on the inner levels of your knowledge.
Hiking boots or sandals adorn your feet on most days. Going barefoot is not too rare, either. Makeup is a pain and jewelry just gets in the way, broken or lost, so you simply don't wear any. Strong colors, particularly navy blue, lifts your spirits, but you rarely bother to match your clothing. Sagittarius men have no problem with scraggly beards, and a woman's hair is something to turn into natural dreadlocks, shave off or throw back in a ponytail. Your colorful clothing causes smiles as you go, unassuming, on your way.
|Fave Label:||Marc Jacobs
|Would Look Good On:||Katie Holmes
Sagittarius is always in the mood for something new and adventurous. Their fiery nature leads them to hot and spicy food with bold flavors featuring cloves, curry and garlic. They are also fond of fig trees and the color blue.
Sagittarius Friendship Profile
The Archer is keen on having anyone or anything around that will provide just a little more insight or education with regards to life in general. Because of their fascinatingly intellectual and adventurous nature, your Sagittarius friend is likely to be constantly surrounded by comrades and acquaintances. If anyone ever loved having a pie thrown in their face, it's a Sag. Often the class clown, their sense of fun and love of madcap exploits draws people to them. As a bonus, their knowledge of travel, philosophy and culture makes them fascinating conversationalists. If you meet a Sagittarius while hiking through the Himalayas with a pack strapped to your back, you've made a friend for life. Looking to discover more and more about the world around them, the Archer will make friends with people from all over the world and from every walk of life. An instant bond can be struck if you're attending a class on a foreign culture or language. You can count on those midnight phone call to be answered by your Sagittarius friend promptly and effectively, and they will never grudge a favor. In return, however, you should keep your sense of adventure intact and be ready to run with the Archer wherever their whims lead them.
Best Friend Bets: Libra, Aquarius
Sagittarius: Karmic Life Lessons
Those born under a Sagittarius Sun are some of the happiest, most optimistic people around -- as long as they feel free and unrestricted. They are truth-seekers who want to discover everything the Universe has to offer; they pursue this goal through traveling, meeting new people, tasting new foods, reading new books and theories, and they love it all, as all of it contributes to their feeling of coming closer to some ultimate knowledge. Trouble for a Sagittarius comes when restrictions, responsibilities and expectations start to pile up, as they inevitably do. To Sagittarius, maintaining a steady job or relationship is synonymous with being tied down. Sag has the mistaken idea that commitment is a reduction in that all-important freedom. Its Karmic lesson, then, is to learn that commitment and freedom are actually two separate entities that don't have to be mutually exclusive. Commitment is about dignity, integrity, keeping one's word -- all high-minded ideals that Sagittarius normally prizes.
Taoism teaches that only through accepting and bearing responsibility can one be truly free; Sagittarius is likely to be very familiar not only with Taoism but with many other religions and schools of thought as well, as religion and philosophy are two of Sagittarius's greatest interests. Along with all these mental pursuits, however, comes the tendency to be dogmatic and argumentative. Sagittarius may even like to argue just for the sake of argument; could this be a way of showing off that superior intellect to others who may not be so educated or philosophically-minded? Beyond simple argument, Sagittarius, a Fire Sign, can actually be too fiery -- those born under its influence can be hot-headed, losing their tempers at the slightest provocation. Taoism, Buddhism and other Eastern philosophies could actually have a lot to offer Sagittarians in learning to be peaceful, humble and passive.
Fiery Sag also tends to be a risk-taker; all that travel and constant adventure lends this Sign a real taste for thrills. But like its tendency to argue, Sagittarius's risk-taking may be only for its own sake, not for any actual benefit or particular outcome. Aside from kindness and love, anything done solely for its own sake is likely to be an empty pursuit. Furthermore, taking risks can have disastrous outcomes; Sagittarius must learn which risks are worth taking and which are better avoided. This kind of caution and self-restraint can be learned from Sag's Virgo friends, who have mastered the art of using careful analysis to determine a course of action, rather than impulse and intrigue.
In fact, people-loving Sagittarius would do well to look to others to learn many of its Karmic lessons. Pisces possesses the compassion and empathy that Sag may lack; since Sagittarius tends to equate emotional connection with dependency and restriction, those born under its influence can have an air of unemotional interest in others' problems and worries. Sag tends to listen to people's problems in order to learn more, but not so much to make others feel heard, comforted and understood. This tendency comes from that overarching thirst for knowledge; Sagittarius can learn from fun, carefree Gemini about how to avoid becoming dogmatic, as well as how to take the pursuit of knowledge a bit more lightly.
Sagittarius Kid Profile
If you're a Sagittarius, you're not just the funniest, smartest kid in class, you're also the one with the most bumps and bruises. Sagittarius is a Fire Sign, which means that you're creative, active and lots of fun to be around. Because you're so active, you're always getting into some kind of scrape. Take it slow and wear a helmet, Sagittarius! Learning is fun for you, but you sometimes get bored with classes. You just want to get outside! You love adventure and enjoy animals almost more than anything -- being a veterinarian sounds like the best job in the world to you. Don't let it get you down if other people can't keep up with you or your constant questions. There are plenty of people looking for a fun friend like you!
Sagittarius Money Profile
"Hey, Big Spender...wanna spend some time with me?"...yes, that little ditty was definitely referring to a Sagittarian, for those born under this Sign love to spend and usually have plenty of money with which to do it. Sagittarius is also considered the luckiest Sign of the Zodiac. Then again, it can also be said that one makes their own luck, and this is something that optimistic Sagittarians do very well. The Archer loves to plan ahead -- can't you just see them shooting for the stars? It's a favorite Sagittarian pastime, since these folks tend to see the bright side of things. They also love to party hearty and span the globe, ever searching, scheming, and dreaming about the opportunity of a lifetime. Make that the adventure of a lifetime!
The bottom line with Sags is that they love money and what it will buy -- mainly fun and freedom. Money will give the Archer the ability to do much, or much of nothing, but at least it's their choice. Being so lucky with money certainly helps, but then Sagittarians believe they should have it all anyway! They never worry about money, either, since that won't make for more. It's Sag's sunny outlook which helps these folks reap dividends. Sagittarians also love to nurse the notion that their "horse will come in," a feeling which feeds their gambling and risk-taking spirit.
Luckily for all, the Archer is generous to a fault and is eager to spread the wealth around. Sagittarians are fairly good at handling money, although they'd rather be working on the next big deal. Since the minutiae of money management bores them to tears, they are well advised to hire an accountant.
As good as Sags are at spending money, one can only hope that someone is adding up the damage! If not, it's overdraft time, and the Archer won't have even noticed. Sags also love to lend, especially to friends, and the borrower will often find that these loans have been turned into gifts. Lending money to a Sag is dicier, as they're likely to forget to pay it back!
Life to the Archer is here and now, so hey, let's enjoy it! Luckily for them, there always seems to be enough money around to do just that.
The sign of the Archer rules the House of Philosophy, something which speaks volumes about these inquisitive, knowledge-seeking souls. Sagittarians are truth seekers, focused intensely on learning about their lover and exploring them more deeply. Truth be told, the Archer wants to explore everything deeply, so conversations in bed can run the gamut from religion to politics, and which position is most comfortable. These versatile and charming folks enjoy taking a long drink from the cup of life, something which also makes them exceedingly flirtatious and great social animals. Sagittarian candor is only matched by the need for independence, a guileless raison d'etre which can be an aphrodisiac to many. The Archer loves a challenge, just the kind of thing which spices up their already hot love life.
Sagittarius and Romance
The game of love is a straight ahead affair for the Archer, one where the rules are laid down from the start. A good time is important to Sagittarians, so playful dates will be the right appetizer for this zesty lover. Those born under this sign are intuitive, and as a result, have a good sense of what and who they want. The one lucky enough to get in their sights is in for a wild time! Possibly the sexiest part of the game for the Archer is maintaining a sense of independence in the face of a blooming relationship -- there is nothing sexier for these folk. One possible exception might be honesty, which is often why a Sagittarian lover is also a best friend.
Sagittarius in Relationships
Mental fireworks will surely fly in a relationship with the Archer, for nothing seems worthwhile without them. This eagerness to learn can make for one very curious lover. Sagittarians love the idea of a companion, a friend/partner who can share in their quest for truth and knowledge. This relationship will be active and spirited, filled with adventures to faraway lands, as well as exotic fantasies in the bedroom. Traveling has never been more fun than with the Archer! This enthusiasm comes with a keen sense of loyalty for a deserving partner, but the Sagittarian's lover must be careful not to make the mistake of becoming boring or possessive. If so, they'll be vanquished from the lair (minor rifts, though, are gladly patched up in bed). The ideal Sagittarius soul mate is well-read on everything from Philosophy to Sex, and is not afraid to practice what they preach.
Sagittarius in Love
Love is wonderful for many, but it's a bit of an enigma for the Archer. What, after all, is love? To libidinous Sagittarians, love is often sex, plain and simple. These straight-shooters want a partner who is a mental and physical equal, yet one who understands "love" on their terms. This means mutual independence and an ability for each partner to do, and be, exactly what they want. Love can be hard for the Archer, since a fear of intimacy often swirls around them. For this reason, a friendship first is often the best way to encourage a love relationship with these folk. If this can be achieved, it's splendor between the sheets.
Sagittarius and Sex
The Archer is a Fire sign: 'Nuff said, at least where sex is concerned. The initial Sagittarian response where sex is concerned is through physicality, as opposed to emotion or practicality. The Archer is not shy, and like the half beast/half human that he/she represents, is quite the sexual animal. In other words, these folks are always ready! Sagittarians like to enjoy many an erotic experience, in keeping with their outgoing and sociable nature. Their great libido also lends itself best to an artistic and graceful lover, qualities they very much admire. Trying new things is also often on the Archer's mind, and when their lover says sex on the beach, they had best not be referring to a fruity drink. The Sagittarian's thirst for knowledge is often quenched through straight talk in bed, a way to combine two of their favorite pleasures. Sagittarians can also grow to worship a worthy lover, a fitting response to this holiest of acts.
What Sagittarius Needs
A true friend who can go toe-to-toe with the discerning Archer, while not making any serious demands spells pure bliss as a partner. These independent souls also prize a lover who understands and embraces the value of alone time. Mental stimulation can be as exciting as the sexual kind for Sagittarians, and if conversation is honest and open, things will continue to develop and grow. An equal in the bedroom is also a delicious reward. Foreigners, or anyone fairly exotic, are often an irresistible lure to the Archer.
The Sagittarius lover is a philosopher,
wanderer and explorer who insists on living life to the fullest. The zest for adventure and quest for knowledge they possess will move many. Only independent folk need apply for this red-hot ride!
Sagittarius Technology Profile
As a Sagittarius, you tend to have your own style which means that in the computer world, you hold the user's manual to your own system. Quests for information will lead you to love the Web, and you'll delve in to define your own wild style of surfing. Frustration is no boundary for the Sag seeking truth. Your intuition about what works on the Web will lead you in the right direction. Storing information is your uncanny ability and means that it is easy for you to keep your computer system, as well as the other systems in your life, running smoothly. Exploring the bits and pieces of the computer intrigues you as a Sag, but you are also adept at seeing how it all fits into the flow of the digital revolution.
Was Sir Edmund Hillary a Sagittarian? He certainly could have been, for he epitomizes a key characteristic of those born under this sign: explorer. The first man to climb Mount Everest lived the dream of many a Sagittarian in going where no one else had been before. As the Sign of Travel, Sagittarians love nothing more than hitting the road in search of knowledge and adventure. The Archer needs to experience things firsthand in order to have a good time. Tales of monks in Tibet are useless unless the Archer can break bread with these learned men -- then and only then will it all make sense. Philosophers that they are, Sagittarians crave a journey of discovery. You'll never find these folks at Disneyland, since they'd much rather be muckraking in Bolivia or exploring the wilds of Mozambique.
Solo travel also suits these pioneers of the Zodiac -- a good thing since it would be pretty hard for others to keep up with them, anyway. Imagine the young lad with a knapsack on his back, leaving home in search of wide-eyed adventure ... Yep, that's a Sag! Once on the road, Sagittarians seek to expand their mind; if they can grasp the meaning of life along the way, even better. Travel and new experiences are very important to these folks and their sociable natures dictate that they should have fun while they're at it!
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