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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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That memory came back to me after a flier went viral last week, advertising an abstinence event titled The Close Your Legs Tour with the specific target demo of teen girls came across my Twitter timeline. The event was met with derision online. Writer, artist, and professor Ashon Crawley said: “We have to refuse shame. it is not yours to hold. legs open or not.” Writer and theologian Candice Marie Benbow said on her Twitter: “Any event where 12-17-year-old girls are being told to ‘keep their legs closed’ is a space where purity culture is being reinforced.”

“Purity culture,” as Benbow referenced, is a culture that teaches primarily girls and women that their value is to be found in their ability to stay chaste and “pure”–as in, non-sexual–for both God and their future husbands.

I grew up in an explicitly evangelical house and church, where I was taught virginity was the best gift a girl can hold on to until she got married. I fortunately never wore a purity ring or had a ceremony where I promised my father I wouldn’t have pre-marital sex. I certainly never even thought of having my hymen examined and the certificate handed over to my father on my wedding day as “proof” that I kept my promise. But the culture was always present. A few years after that chocolate-flavored indoctrination, I was introduced to the fabled car anecdote. “Boys don’t like girls who have been test-driven,” as it goes.

And I believed it for a long time. That to be loved and to be desired by men, it was only right for me to deny myself my own basic human desires, in the hopes of one day meeting a man that would fill all of my fantasies — romantically and sexually. Even if it meant denying my queerness, or even if it meant ignoring how being the only Black and fat girl in a predominantly white Christian space often had me watch all the white girls have their first boyfriends while I didn’t. Something they don’t tell you about purity culture – and that it took me years to learn and unlearn myself – is that there are bodies that are deemed inherently sinful and vulgar. That purity is about the desire to see girls and women shrink themselves, make themselves meek for men.

Purity culture isn’t unlike rape culture which tells young girls in so many ways that their worth can only be found through their bodies. Whether it be through promiscuity or chastity, young girls are instructed on what to do with their bodies before they’ve had time to figure themselves out, separate from a patriarchal lens. That their needs are secondary to that of the men and boys in their lives.

It took me a while —after leaving the church and unlearning the toxic ideals around purity culture rooted in anti-Blackness, fatphobia, heteropatriarchy, and queerphobia — to embrace my body, my sexuality, and my queerness as something that was not only not sinful or dirty, but actually in line with the vision God has over my life. Our bodies don't stop being our temples depending on who we do or who we don’t let in, and our worth isn’t dependent on the width of our legs at any given point.

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