Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac. In numerology, nine is the last number, because all numbers are reduced to a single digit. Therefore, nine represents maturity, wisdom, and completion. It is also the most intense number of all, being the last. In astrology, the ninth house represents expanded consciousness in two ways: physically through travel, or mentally through knowledge. The ninth house is opposite of the third: as the learn house represents primary learning (elementary school, hobbies, basic skills, etc), the ninth house represents extended learning (college and grad school, expertise in a niche, being a teacher.)
Sagittarius is stands for the cantour: a mythological creature with the top half of a man and the bottom half of a horse. This creature is typically depicted with a bow and arrow. This represents the dual nature of Sagittarius: wild like an animal, but wise like a human. The bow and arrow represents their incredible focus and determination, proving that they are goal-oriented and set their aim high. They are always chasing after something and rarely let distraction get in the way.
Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter (along with Pisces), the planet of expansion, spirituality, and fortune. Jupiter screams, “the more, the merrier!” Jupiter knows no boundaries; they want to keep on expanding, growing, and achieving without rest. But Jupiter is also happy-go-lucky, in that they never have to work too hard to make something happen — they just have to stay focused. Jupiter also has a strong spiritual component, implying that most Sagi’s feel a strong connection with the divine.
Sagittarius is a fire sign, along with Aries and Leo. Fire represents youth; and Sagittarius is the eldest of the group, which adds a dash of responsibility to the impulsive, energetic, and rambunctious qualities of this element. Fire signs are passionate, warm, and masculine — they are physically-oriented, action-takers. They like to take charge and are impossible to ignore.
Sagittarius is a mutable sign, along with Gemini, Virgo, and Pisces. This makes them more relaxed, easygoing, and flexible compared to the other zodiac’s. They may struggle with initiating new projects — but they are gifted at wrapping up and concluding old projects. They like to have the final word. It may be tricky for them to warm up to new people, but they know when it’s time to say goodbye.