Sagittarius: Traits, Dating, Friendships And More Explained

It is no secret that every sign in the zodiac is associated with certain attributes and qualities. Though every individual is inherently unique, people who are born under the same sun sign are believed to exhibit some similar character traits. Sagittarius (otherwise known as the Archer), in particular, is said to have some interesting attributes linked to them. 

The birthdate range for a Sag ranges from November 22 to December 21, making it the last of the fire signs. Sags are also considered a mutable sign, a term which signifies the end of a season and is linked with flexibility (per Bustle). As implied by its respective element, a Sagittarius is viewed as incandescent, passionate, and intense. Folks born under this sign are ruled by the biggest planet in our solar system, Jupiter, which is associated with "abundance, spirituality, and growth" (per Allure).

The Archers of the zodiac display their characteristic traits differently in different scenarios, whether they are in a professional setting, lounging with a friend, or communicating with a romantic partner. 

The best of Sagittarius

A Sag's biggest strength is arguably their optimism. Being born under jovial Jupiter, they have a natural tendency to see the glass as half full. Their enthusiasm and zest for life drive this zodiac sign forward, as well as their strong sense of self, according to Horoscope

Another major strength under a Sagittarian's belt is their free spirited energy. Sags love their freedom and have a propensity for travel and exploration. They tend to turn away from materialism, as money is simply a means to an end, helping them to do the things they love, though they can certainly have fun without it.

Furthermore, Sagittarius sun signs usually possess a strong sense of personal integrity, (per Astrology). If a Sag believes in a cause, they will feel incredibly compelled to take action. It's also quite difficult for a Sag to act dishonorably as it goes against their innate disposition — this can manifest in many ways, such as them vehemently avoiding the status quo.

The worst of Sagittarius

As with every zodiac sign, Sagittarius suns also have a few character flaws. For starters, they are extremely honest, which sounds positive, but sometimes this honesty manifest brutally, according to Astrology. If you have a Sag in your life, they might be the one who doesn't tell you the things you want to hear, but those you need to hear. While this may seem like a coveted quality, a Sag's "honesty is the best policy" mindset can sometimes rear its ugly head as snarky remarks, or just plain insensitivity. 

Sagittarians can also be very impatient due to their perpetual thrill-seeking nature, according to Elite Daily. If they're focused on or excited about something, said excitement will not wane until their interest completely dissipates. To make matters worse, Sags tend to get bored very easily. This can in turn make them appear very inconsistent and a bit commitment-phobic. Additionally, if something is too unchallenging or mundane, they will quickly move on to the next project. For better or worse, though, we still love our Sags. 

What is it like dating a Sagittarius?

Like Cupid aims his arrows at people he feels are meant to fall in love with each other, the Archers of the zodiac aim theirs at very specific targets where it comes to romance. This fire sign's sense of adventure manifests in their love lives as well, causing them to choose potential parters who have a zest for life and with whom they feel love will be a lot of fun (via Bustle). They don't take themselves overly seriously, so they make playful, flexible, fun partners. 

While they are absolutely capable of longterm commitment, any who partners up with a Sag needs to be prepared for the fact that while they might "settle down" in the sense that they choose you and only you, they are never going to want to settle down in general. In other words, they are still going to want to take spontaneous trips, go on crazy adventures, and continue their thrill-seeking, just with you by their side. If that sounds exhausting to you, you may want to seek love elsewhere, as you will never be able to nail an Archer's feet to the floor (nor would you want to, as that would extinguish something beautiful inside them).  

What is it like to be friends with a Sagittarius?

If you're friends with a Sagittarius, you're in for a treat (via YourTango). These fiery friends are always up for an adventure and are always excited to join you for anything you can come up with (from going on a hike to taking an impromptu weekend trip to the tropics). Their unshakable positivity also makes them wonderful companions to have when you're feeling down, as they will go out of their way to cheer you up and remind you of the beauty and joy in the world and within you. 

Your Sag friend will always be honest and up front with you, and most of the time that's a good thing. Be prepared for some sarcasm and honest-to-a-fault behavior occasionally as well, though; if they think you're dating a loser or they think your latest haircut was a mistake, they are probably going to tell you. They are never doing this to hurt your feelings, though, and you'll learn pretty quickly even this harshness is coming from a place of love. 

Which careers are best suited to a Sagittarius?

According to the job experts at Monster, Archers are big picture thinkers, flexible coworkers, and driven to achieve their goals and make a difference. They tend to get along with just about everyone and help to make a workplace a positive, social, and driven one. As such, Sags can probably excel at virtually any job or career they set their hearts on, but there are some that are naturally better suited to them than others. 

Archers would make great writers, tourism directors or tour guides, Uber drivers, coaches, and creative directors or other big-picture creative management positions. Essentially, something that allows this fire sign to express their love of adventure, use their brains and creativity, and meet their own goals while doing something they care about will be a good fit. Working a job that feels stifling will not be sustainable for a Sag most likely.   

Who are some famous Sagittarians?

There are some seriously famous Sagittarians who have turned their passion, positivity, and drive into stupendously successful careers, and you are certain to know their names (via NY Post). Madam RED herself, Taylor Swift, is as clear-cut a Sagittarius as you're likely to find; her brutally-honest lyrics, bottomless positivity and optimism, and sense of adventure and fun make her a surefire Archer. 

Other famous big-personality singers who claim this fire sign as their own include Miley Cyrus, Billie Eilish, Nikki Minaj, and the one and only Princess of Pop, Miss Britney Spears. Legendary actors born under the sign of the Archer include Dame Judy Dench, Brad Pitt, Jane Fonda, Lucy Liu, and Scarlett Johansson. Jamie Foxx, DJ Khaled, Chrissy Teigen, Zoe Kravitz, and Jay Z are all Sags, too. 

Clearly, if you're going to have a very public career that requires you to entertain millions, being driven by fire and adventure can serve you well.