Sagittarius the Archer is a fun-loving masculine sign, the ninth sign of the tropical zodiac. The Sun on his annual journey shines through Sagittarius from Nov 22 to Dec 21, though it can vary depending on the year. Symbolizing our inner nature, the Sun stands for the essential character of our true self, but Sagittarius is traditionally ruled by the fortunate planet Jupiter, the mythological lord of the gods. Jupiter was known to the ancient Greeks as Zeus, from which we get the Latin deus, meaning God. Mutable, change-loving Sagittarius governs long-distance travel, matters of the higher mind (philosophy, religion and the law), cultural pursuits – and having a good time! It is a fire sign, so Sagittarians are positive, forthright communicators who love traveling – although you do tend to be restless and hate to take orders.