Sagittarius (astrology) facts for kids

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Zodiac symbol Archer
Duration (tropical, western) Script error: No such module "Zodiac date". (2020, UT1)
Constellation Sagittarius
Zodiac element Fire
Zodiac quality Mutable
Sign ruler Jupiter
Detriment Mercury
Exaltation South Node, Chiron (questionable)
Fall North Node, Ceres (questionable)

Sagittarius is the astrological Zodiac sign that represents the constellation Sagittarius. Sagittarius is from November 22 to December 21. The opposite sign to Sagittarius is Gemini, which is from May 21 to June 20.

The Symbol

The Zodiac Sign of Sagittarius


In mythology Sagittarius is related to Greek myth of a centaur. myths also says that the constellation Sagittarius represents chiron because of his responsible actions unlike all the other sagittarians.


In astrology Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter.


Astrologers broadly agree that the following are the characteristics of Sagittarius:

The Sagittarius has some very good characteristics, but with some very bad ones too. This is because they have two personalities, because the Centaur (Sagittarius' symbol), is half horse half person.

The Sagittarius's two personalities:

  • the animal (horse): (aggressive, rebellious, free-roaming, etc.),
  • and the person: (clever, philosophical, open-minded, honest etc.),

are always fighting each other. This everyday fight inside a Sagittarius' personality is seen in Sagittarius' sign, as a bow notching a heavy cross.

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