*Editor’s note: Astrology isn’t a religion. We’re not sure it’s a science, either. It’s magic, maybe. But, as with feng shui, say, things affect things. It can be mindful if it’s helpful. So as long as we don’t go blaming our problems on the stars, as long as we assume responsibility for our own actions…well, hell, a little auspicious coincidence and applicable wisdom can’t hurt. And so, with that grain of salt…enjoy!
We all like to be acknowledged on our birthday.
No matter what zodiac sign we were born under, our birthday is a special celebration of our life and the qualities that make us unique.
So, if today is your birthday or if you know of someone born at this time, why not let them know how much you appreciate them?
At this time of the year, we honor the birth sign Sagittarius. It is the ninth sign of the zodiac.
Sagittarians are born between November 22nd and December 21st.
Sagittarians are represented by the half-man, half-beast symbol of the Archer who flings his arrows at the scorpion’s heart—and the mythological figure of the Centaur (also half man and half beast).
They are known to be fun, extroverted, optimistic, curious, truth-seeking people who love sport, adventure, travel and intellectual pursuits. Because they are open-minded, they enjoy learning and will wander the world in search of the meaning of life.
There are so many things to know about them, especially if we are lucky enough to have one as a lover or friend. Here are just some of their special qualities.
1. They are spontaneous.
They are always interesting people because they live their life in the spirit of discovery—ready to tell you about an exciting book they have read or an adventure they have had. Be ready for them to say, “let’s go to Museum of History or the Art Institute to see the Van Gogh exhibit.”
If you’re in a relationship, don’t be surprised if they suddenly say, “Pack a big duffel bag; let’s fly to Pamplona, Spain for the running of the bulls!” They are never boring, because they always have great stories to tell that often lead to crazy ideas and amazing experiences that will make you laugh.
2. They have a great sense of humor.
No sign in the zodiac has a better sense of humor than a Sagittarius! Many of them would be naturals as stand up comedians or comediennes whether they are telling a corny joke or a naughty one—they know them all. Even if they are telling you about their latest misadventure, they will make you smile or give you a good belly laugh that will put you in a better mood.
3. They are swashbucklers who love adventure.
They have the natural curiosity and boundless energy to explore their mind through a philosophy class or discover a third world country by joining the Peace Corps. They are not couch potatoes who sit in front of a TV. Instead, they prefer being out in the world, constantly going on excursions and journeys that most people only dream about. If a Sagittarius is your friend, you are in luck because they prefer to enjoy their adventures with a friend. And they make fabulous travel companions whether it’s jetting off to the perfect weekend getaway or partaking in an all-day bike hike into the mountains.
4. They love freedom.
Some friends can be needy and clingy, but not a Sagittarius. They are independent and freedom is important to them. So they will respect your need for privacy and expect that you’ll respect theirs, too. Yet, they are loyal and generous to a fault. If you have a problem, they also have the experience and intelligence to offer you a wise perspective that you may not have considered.
5. They are intelligent and have lots of interests.
They are intellectually stimulating people who are known for having a wide array of interests. They are usually well-read and well-educated because higher learning is a big part of a Sagittarius’ quest for knowledge. If you like learning, they have the ability to teach you about the most esoteric topics—from Asian art to the teachings of Socrates; from hip-hop music or gangsta rap to DC Comics.
6. They are playful and fun to be with or date.
They love to come up with crazy ideas for a night in or out, whether it’s playing a game of Monopoly or watching an old 3 Stooges movie. If you like spontaneity and not knowing what’s next, a Sagittarius will keep you on your toes, guessing what adventure they will come up with next. They do things on a whim and are up for pretty much anything.
7. They love all types of travel.
Sagittarians are drawn to foreign cultures and traveling to faraway places. In fact, many of them are attracted to friends and lovers who are from foreign countries. They have a never-ending wanderlust that makes them restless and constantly in search of opportunities to travel locally or abroad. Combined with their special talent for embracing new and unfamiliar experiences, this means that travelling to obscure places for adventure does not intimidate them in the least. Their curiosity and confidence makes them fun to travel with (see no. 3).
They seek out any opportunity that will broaden their world perspective. This is one of the reasons why so many Sagittarians are mature and sophisticated beyond their years.
8. They are (brutally) honest and trustworthy.
Don’t ask a Sagittarius what they think, unless you want “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God.” They value honesty and will give it to you as well—without the sugar coating. They can be a bit too blunt. But they are rarely known to be liars.
Because they are so intellectual, they have some well-formed opinions and aren’t afraid to express them. Sometimes their strong beliefs can cause them to get on their soapbox and proselytize, but they are trusting people, and you can depend on them to tell you when something is wrong. They make great friends who can offer you valuable counsel.
9. They are positive optimists.
You don’t have to worry about a Sagittarius being down in the dumps much or having a negative outlook on even the worst situations—they are incurable optimists who look at the glass as always being half full. Joie de vivre is their middle name.
Their positive nature brings them good fortune because they attract people who help them and bring opportunities to their life. They value friendship and their generosity means you can depend on them to lift your spirits and help you achieve your goals. If you are feeling down, a Sag will come up with an idea or suggestion to make your feel better about whatever has made you feel down.
10. They are great lovers.
Sagittarius is a fire sign with boundless energy. They are passionate and often channel their energy through their fiery sexual nature. They can be charming and seductive, especially when intellectually or spiritually engaged by a romantic interest.
Many of them have an almost insatiable sexual drive that causes them to seek a wide variety of sexual experiences for fun and adventure. They value freedom so much, they may find it difficult to settle down in one relationship. For that reason they don’t do well in relationships with partners who are too possessive. But when they are committed, their sense of morals and integrity make them faithful partners.
It may not be popularly known but…many Sags are known for (either valuing or) having a big sexual organ which they enjoy with great pride.
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Author: Larry Schwimmer
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Editor: Khara-Jade Warren