Sagittarius is the last of the fire signs. It is Mutable (Changeable) in nature and ruled by the planet Jupiter. The sign is that of the half horse, half man archer. The rulership of Jupiter lends to this sign the quality of expansion and breaking through barriers. This expansion however can take place on both the physical and mental plane , hence the dual nature of the creature in the sign. On a physical level this may involve travelling to distant lands and places. It may involve breaking physical barriers such as climbing unconquered mountains or breaking endurance records. On a mental level this will manifest in a person expanding their mind in a quest for knowledge and truth. They may be interested in the many different religions and beliefs that make up the world. In reality of course the physical and the mental planes are linked but the Sagittarian energy may express itself more in one area than another depending on the individual. This searching quality is further emphasised by the sign being an archer sending his arrow to unchartered places.
Jupiter also gives the sign of Sagittarius an undeniable optimism. Rarely do you see a Sagittarian in negative or downbeat mood. For them life is a challenge and an adventure and there is lots to be seen and done. Also in the sign of Sagittarius there is a rainbow. In the bible the rainbow was given after the flood by the creator to mankind to say that there would be no more severe judgement as had just been experienced. It's a positive symbol and inspires one with meaning when it is seen in the sky. Sagittarians have also been granted lots of energy as they are a Fire sign. This energy is mutable (Changeable) in nature. You can think of it as a flickering flame or a dynamic storm that passes by quckly. In this way you can see a Sagittarian could have quite a temper. They soon however say what they have to say, spending their energy, and transform back to their normal optimistic and positive self. Sagittarians are not known for their tact however. Their quest for truth and knowldege leads them to express their truths and opinions regardless of who it will effect. The Fire that rules this sign is not diplomatic or sensitive as are the water signs but is inspirational in nature.
Being the last of the Fire Signs means however that this sign is of a slightly more evolved nature than say the first of the Fire Signs. It is not focused on just expressing it's own needs, as is Aries, or being a leader as is Leo, it is concerned with the Big Picture. Sagittarians need to see and understand the grand meaning of the world they find themselves in. They will search for this at all costs. Often Sagittarians are found in religious groups or sects.
Sagittarians make great philosophers and teachers. They also are to be found in high risk sports breaking new boundaries. They will be the mountaineers and high risk snowboarders of the world aswell as the big wave surfers. Infact they will be found around anything that involves danger and challenge. On a more negative side this energy of adventure cannot be easily constrained. A Sagittarian may therefore be the person who walks away from a relationship if it becomes too mundane. They may also be the religious zealot or cult leader who take their beliefs to the extreme while forgetting the individuals under their care.
Sagittarian energy will modify the expression of the planet that may lie in this sign. See How It Works section. With The Moon in Sagittarius, a persons needs will be for philosophical and spiritual meaning or seeing foreign lands and cultures. With Mars in Sagittarius, a person may have an explosive temper or could be a great sportsman breaking new bounds. With Mercury in Sagittarius a person may have scattered but inspirational thoughts. They will look for the big picture.