The centaur is the symbol for this sign. In mythology, the centaur was half man and half horse, given to pursing pleasure. The centaur is shown with a bow, which he shoots. Wherever the arrow lands, the centaur follows, retrieves the arrow and shoots again. Those born under this sign will love travelling, discovering new things, meeting new people, and learning new things.
Sagittarians crave the freedom of the open road, both metaphorically and physically. They are most unhappy when they are tied to a normal routine and can become restless in situations where there is not enough variety involved. Because they travel so much and are eager to experience new things, those of this sign are fun to be around and often have large numbers of friends. They question everything and think that everyone should do the same.
Upside: Sagittarians are highly intelligent and love to be around intelligent people. They enjoy learning new things, traveling to new places, and experiencing unique adventures. Creativity is at the core of who they are and Sagittarians are often creating and recreating their living situations, work situations, and human relationships. Sagittarians are spiritually inclined and are among the types that would travel to the Himalayas to commune with the monks, or take the book, Eat, Pray, Love and go to each spot mentioned in its pages to seek their own enlightenment.
Downside: Confining a Sagittarian and not allowing for ample space to roam will make this sign rude, and uncooperative. Sagittarians often come up with unrealistic, big plans, but lack the ability to follow through with them. This isn’t because they aren’t capable, but rather they can become sidetracked chasing another avenue of adventure or thought. Sagittarians are about the bigger picture and details often bog them down and bore them.
Sagittarius is a fire sign, like Aries and Leo.