Sagittarius is an astrological sign, which is associated with the constellation Sagittarius. Under the tropical zodiac, Sagittarius is occupied by the Sun from November 22 to December 21, and under the sidereal zodiac, it is currently from December 16 to January 14. The opposite sign to Sagittarius is Gemini.
Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the Zodiac and associated with travel and expansion. Individuals born under this sign are thought to have a straight-forward, dynamic, highly intelligent, extremely clever, ethical, humorous, generous, open-hearted, compassionate, and energetic character, but one which is also prone to restlessness, impulsiveness, impatience, recklessness, and kiddishness. In terms of anatomy, Sagittarius is said to rule the hips, thighs, and sacral area.
In terms of geography, Sagittarius is linked with Australia, Madeira, Yunnan Province, Mexico and Turkmenistan.
Sagittarians are said to like traveling, getting to the heart of the matter, freedom, laws and meanings, and the general "feel" of things. Sagittarians are the most enthusiastic and jovial of all signs. There is a highly intellectual, creative and sharp mind behind the clownish outlook of archer. Their keen mind will be working at a lightning speed even when their tongue is still. They retain their faculties razor-sharp till the end of their lives. Because of their positive, optimistic, humorous nature, archers are known for their longevity.
Physically, individuals born under the sign of Sagittarius supposedly tend to have a large and well-shaped skull, a high and broad forehead, a well shaped body and often reddish hair. Sagittarians are either tall and athletic or shorter than usual.
In the past, the astrological sign of Sagittarius was strongly associated with higher learning, philosophy, human progress, religion, and life hereafter.
In mythology Sagittarius is often associated with the mythological figure of Chiron, a centaur who taught and tutored various heroes in Greek myth. Sagittarius is also associated with the Greco-Roman god Zeus/Jupiter and sometimes the goddess Tyche/Fortuna and the god Thor.