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The Personality & Love Compatibility Of A Sagittarius, Explained.

This enthusiastic thrill-seeker inspires us to live life unapologetically.

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As the final Fire sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius embodies all of the wisdom accumulated through Aries and Leo. Often depicted as a wise sage of sorts, this philosophical mutable sign is well-versed in an array of topics. Unlike its opposite sign, Gemini, who is the jack-of-all trades but a master at none, Sagittarius proves otherwise, often priding themselves on how thorough they are about anything that interests them.


Born between November 22nd and December 21st, these spontaneous individuals thrive in a space of curiosity and exploration which is often why many of them love to travel. Exploring different cultures is one of the ways that Sagittarius makes sense of the world. Their open-mindedness typically makes them popular amongst others—especially those that feel like outcasts or rejected. There's something about their friendly demeanor that can make anyone feel accepted.

Ruled by Jupiter, planet of expansion, Sagittarius knows no bounds given their intrinsic nature to go beyond the familiar in pursuit of something different. These free-spirited individuals strive to experience the most that life has to offer which is why they appreciated variety. As a mutable sign, they have a tendency to flutter from one interest to the next—whether it be a job, hobby, relationship, or environment. As ADHD as Sagittarius can be, they'll often challenge your idea of the truth while simultaneously convincing you to reassess your personal beliefs particularly regarding religion, politics, and morals.

Being one of the chattiest signs of the zodiac, they will never shy away from a debate especially if it's about a topic that is close to home. If you dare to be their opponent, prepare yourself for a long-winded battle that ends with you both agreeing to disagree.

The Sagittarius Zodiac Sign: An Overview

Physiologically, Sagittarius is associated with the hips and thighs. Typically, they have very attractive, toned legs that don't take much effort to upkeep. Often depicted as half man and half horse, you can spot them in the crowd by their chiseled calf-muscles, big smile, and a booming voice. Sorry, Meg, but these are the OG Stallions. It's rare that you'll come across a quiet Sagittarius as they tend to be the life of the party. Their shrill laughter can cut through any tension, helping to ease the vibes amongst the crowd. That class clown in your English Literature class probably had some major Saggie placements in their chart.

As entertaining as these light-hearted optimists are, they can be equally as frustrating when they don't seem to take things seriously. Their discomfort usually comes from a space of fearing criticism which they can be quite sensitive to. On the contrary, they don't have a problem dishing out the truth about others. If they're not tactful in their approach, they can easily rub someone the wrong way—even coming off as patronizing.

As they mature over time, Saggie learns to choose their battles wisely and to just allow people to think what they want. Once they realize that multiple truths can exist simultaneously, they'll be free of their sometimes impetuous desire to impart wisdom onto others.

Sagittarius Best & Worst Personality Traits

Best Sagittarius Personality Traits:

  • Spontaneous
  • Friendly
  • Optimistic
  • Adaptable

Worst Sagittarius Personality Traits:

  • Restless
  • Blunt
  • Inconsistent

Sagittarius in Career

As the sign of the "higher mind," Sagittarius' thirst for knowledge makes them life-long scholars who may eventually try their hand at teaching as well. Given their clearly-defined ethical code, they also bode well in legal professions especially those related to human and civil rights. With their tendency to root for the underdog and the disenfranchised, these motivating forces have the power to create change within the political arena that will ultimately benefit all of mankind.

Their impeccable communication skills position them to be best-selling authors, editors, literary agents and publishers. Due to their association with all things foreign, the Sagittarius may find their niche working away from their home country. A natural born hustler—these individuals fare well in entrepreneurial efforts that allow them to be as free, creative, and ambitious as they want to be.

Sagittarius in Love

With freedom being their top priority, Sagittarius usually takes the longest to explore their options prior to "settling down." In their younger years, it's typically best to allow them free reign. Committing at a young age can be disastrous for them and anyone they're involved with due to their wandering eye. Over time, they'll eventually get tired of the fleeting, whirlwind romances that don't seem to amount to much but a sexy situationship. Given their impulsivity, they can be promiscuous when single.

Once they actually decide they want to be in a relationship, it's important to keep things fresh to keep them interested. Not one for vanilla sex, Sagittarius wants a partner who is open to exploring some unconventional methods. Out of all of the zodiac signs, they'd likely consider an open relationship. As much space as they need to do their own thing, a long-distance relationship could be perfect for them.

In addition to keeping the sex exciting, they also desire intellectual stimulation. Staying updated on world affairs are good talking points to keep them engaged. More than anything, they want to create beautiful memories with someone who enjoys traveling just as much as they do. As one of the more friendly signs of the zodiac, it's important for a Saggie's partner to be secure within themselves and their relationship. Notorious for having tons of friends (especially of the opposite sex), any jealous type won't be able to last for long.

The Sagittarius zodiac sign isn't a sign that bodes well with the idea of being possessed by another which is why they prefer more independent lovers. Generally, other Fire signs (Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius) and Libra and Aquarius are good matches for this passionate free-spirit.

Famous Sagittarius Celebs

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  • Teyana Taylor
  • Jay-Z
  • Tiffany Haddish
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Russell Wilson
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Janelle Monae
  • Lauren London

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Over the past four years, we grew accustomed to a regular barrage of blatant, segregationist-style racism from the White House. Donald Trump tweeted that “the Squad," four Democratic Congresswomen who are Black, Latinx, and South Asian, should “go back" to the “corrupt" countries they came from; that same year, he called Elizabeth Warren “Pocahontas," mocking her belief that she might be descended from Native American ancestors.

But as outrageous as the racist comments Trump regularly spewed were, the racially unjust governmental actions his administration took and, in the case of COVID-19, didn't take, impacted millions more — especially Black and Brown people.

To begin to heal and move toward real racial justice, we must address not only the harms of the past four years, but also the harms tracing back to this country's origins. Racism has played an active role in the creation of our systems of education, health care, ownership, and employment, and virtually every other facet of life since this nation's founding.

Our history has shown us that it's not enough to take racist policies off the books if we are going to achieve true justice. Those past policies have structured our society and created deeply-rooted patterns and practices that can only be disrupted and reformed with new policies of similar strength and efficacy. In short, a systemic problem requires a systemic solution. To combat systemic racism, we must pursue systemic equality.

What is Systemic Racism?

A system is a collection of elements that are organized for a common purpose. Racism in America is a system that combines economic, political, and social components. That system specifically disempowers and disenfranchises Black people, while maintaining and expanding implicit and explicit advantages for white people, leading to better opportunities in jobs, education, and housing, and discrimination in the criminal legal system. For example, the country's voting systems empower white voters at the expense of voters of color, resulting in an unequal system of governance in which those communities have little voice and representation, even in policies that directly impact them.

Systemic Equality is a Systemic Solution

In the years ahead, the ACLU will pursue administrative and legislative campaigns targeting the Biden-Harris administration and Congress. We will leverage legal advocacy to dismantle systemic barriers, and will work with our affiliates to change policies nearer to the communities most harmed by these legacies. The goal is to build a nation where every person can achieve their highest potential, unhampered by structural and institutional racism.

To begin, in 2021, we believe the Biden administration and Congress should take the following crucial steps to advance systemic equality:

Voting Rights

The administration must issue an executive order creating a Justice Department lead staff position on voting rights violations in every U.S. Attorney office. We are seeing a flood of unlawful restrictions on voting across the country, and at every level of state and local government. This nationwide problem requires nationwide investigatory and enforcement resources. Even if it requires new training and approval protocols, a new voting rights enforcement program with the participation of all 93 U.S. Attorney offices is the best way to help ensure nationwide enforcement of voting rights laws.

These assistant U.S. attorneys should begin by ensuring that every American in the custody of the Bureau of Prisons who is eligible to vote can vote, and monitor the Census and redistricting process to fight the dilution of voting power in communities of color.

We are also calling on Congress to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act to finally create a fair and equal national voting system, the cause for which John Lewis devoted his life.

Student Debt

Black borrowers pay more than other students for the same degrees, and graduate with an average of $7,400 more in debt than their white peers. In the years following graduation, the debt gap more than triples. Nearly half of Black borrowers will default within 12 years. In other words, for Black Americans, the American dream costs more. Last week, Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, along with House Reps. Ayanna Pressley, Maxine Waters, and others, called on President Biden to cancel up to $50,000 in federal student loan debt per borrower.

We couldn't agree more. By forgiving $50,000 of student debt, President Biden can unleash pent up economic potential in Black communities, while relieving them of a burden that forestalls so many hopes and dreams. Black women in particular will benefit from this executive action, as they are proportionately the most indebted group of all Americans.

Postal Banking

In both low and high income majority-Black communities, traditional bank branches are 50 percent more likely to close than in white communities. The result is that nearly 50 percent of Black Americans are unbanked or underbanked, and many pay more than $2,000 in fees associated with subprime financial institutions. Over their lifetime, those fees can add up to as much as two years of annual income for the average Black family.

The U.S. Postal Service can and should meet this crisis by providing competitive, low-cost financial services to help advance economic equality. We call on President Biden to appoint new members to the Postal Board of Governors so that the Post Office can do the work of providing essential services to every American.

Fair Housing

Across the country, millions of people are living in communities of concentrated poverty, including 26 percent of all Black children. The Biden administration should again implement the 2015 Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, which required localities that receive federal funds for housing to investigate and address barriers to fair housing and patterns or practices that promote bias. In 1980, the average Black person lived in a neighborhood that was 62 percent Black and 31 percent white. By 2010, the average Black person's neighborhood was 48 percent Black and 34 percent white. Reinstating the Obama-era Fair Housing Rule will combat this ongoing segregation and set us on a path to true integration.

Congress should also pass the American Housing and Economic Mobility Act, or a similar measure, to finally redress the legacy of redlining and break down the walls of segregation once and for all.

Broadband Access

To realize broadband's potential to benefit our democracy and connect us to one another, all people in the United States must have equal access and broadband must be made affordable for the most vulnerable. Yet today, 15 percent of American households with school-age children do not have subscriptions to any form of broadband, including one-quarter of Black households (an additional 23 percent of African Americans are “smartphone-only" internet users, meaning they lack traditional home broadband service but do own a smartphone, which is insufficient to attend class, do homework, or apply for a job). The Biden administration, Federal Communications Commission, and Congress must develop and implement plans to increase funding for broadband to expand universal access.

Enhanced, Refundable Child Tax Credits

The United States faces a crisis of child poverty. Seventeen percent of all American children are impoverished — a rate higher than not just peer nations like Canada and the U.K., but Mexico and Russia as well. Currently, more than 50 percent of Black and Latinx children in the U.S. do not qualify for the full benefit, compared to 23 percent of white children, and nearly one in five Black children do not receive any credit at all.

To combat this crisis, President Biden and Congress should enhance the child tax credit and make it fully refundable. If we enhance the child tax credit, we can cut child poverty by 40 percent and instantly lift over 50 percent of Black children out of poverty.

Reparations

We cannot repair harms that we have not fully diagnosed. We must commit to a thorough examination of the impact of the legacy of chattel slavery on racial inequality today. In 2021, Congress must pass H.R. 40, which would establish a commission to study reparations and make recommendations for Black Americans.

The Long View

For the past century, the ACLU has fought for racial justice in legislatures and in courts, including through several landmark Supreme Court cases. While the court has not always ruled in favor of racial justice, incremental wins throughout history have helped to chip away at different forms of racism such as school segregation ( Brown v. Board), racial bias in the criminal legal system (Powell v. Alabama, i.e. the Scottsboro Boys), and marriage inequality (Loving v. Virginia). While these landmark victories initiated necessary reforms, they were only a starting point.

Systemic racism continues to pervade the lives of Black people through voter suppression, lack of financial services, housing discrimination, and other areas. More than anything, doing this work has taught the ACLU that we must fight on every front in order to overcome our country's legacies of racism. That is what our Systemic Equality agenda is all about.

In the weeks ahead, we will both expand on our views of why these campaigns are crucial to systemic equality and signal the path this country must take. We will also dive into our work to build organizing, advocacy, and legal power in the South — a region with a unique history of racial oppression and violence alongside a rich history of antiracist organizing and advocacy. We are committed to four principles throughout this campaign: reconciliation, access, prosperity, and empowerment. We hope that our actions can meet our ambition to, as Dr. King said, lead this nation to live out the true meaning of its creed.

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