Sagittarius Traits, Dates & More

Inspirational and always ready for an adventure, Sagittarius is a zodiac sign that thrives on freedom and independence. You won’t find a Sagittarius waiting by their phone to hear from you—this zodiac sign has probably already hit the coffee shop, went on a bike ride, and is onto their next adventure. Sagittarius is one of the more optimistic zodiac signs, a natural cheerleader. This a sign that can bore easily, and requires a lot of stimulation and change. Forever students of the world, you can find them traveling and reading a minimum of three books at a time.

Sagittarius Traits

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Wondering what makes a Sagittarius distinctive? Here are the Archer’s top traits that make them stand out in the crowd.

  • Energetic
  • Ambitious
  • Hardworking
  • Independent
  • Flighty
  • Rebellious

Energetic: This is because your average Sag can’t sit still for a single moment and is often moving from one grand adventure to the next. Sagittarians have more energy than the best Olympic athletes out there. As natural athletes, they have boundless energy and the desire to taste all that life has to offer.

Ambitious: By nature, Sagittarians are exceptionally ambitious. Whether they’re hiking the entire continent in a single trip or securing that coveted promotion, rest assured: If they want it, they’ll get it.

Hardworking: Coupled with their ambition, is their love of a mighty challenge. Much like their fire sibling, Aries, Sagittarius is intensely attracted to a challenge. Unlike Aries, however, Sagittarius doesn’t lose interest once the fruits have been attained. Poor Aries usually runs out of steam the moment they realize they actually have to work hard in order to get the fruits of their labors. (That’s what happens when you have the attention span of a gnat.)

However, Sagittarius will grow bored with the fruits of their labor in the case of love and relationships. (More on that later.)

Independent: What will make a Sagittarian pull their best forward will be if something or someone dares to infringe upon their freedom. Hint: They’re freedom-loving to a fault. They need plenty of room to roam with little expectation placed on them in addition to the freedom to be their independent, wild selves.

Flighty: While this makes them notoriously unreliable, Sagittarians are generally well-liked by just about everyone they meet. Unlike their more egoic fire siblings, the Archer is super outgoing, a genuinely nice person, and optimistic beyond compare. They’re so honest, they can sometimes come across as tactless—but they are also immensely generous. Sagittarius will give you the shirt right off their back if you need it, and unlike Leo, will expect nothing in return. (Leo will do the same for you but then expect you to return the favor with something twice as expensive.)

Rebellious: Sagittarians are wildly rebellious. They don’t like rules or expectations, so will go against them every chance they get. This would make them difficult to deal with if they weren’t so dang nice. Even when they are rebelling against every rule society attempts to place on them, they do it in such a way that you just can’t help but root for them. Add this to their skill for connecting with furry creatures, and you have an all-around perfect person! Well, almost.

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Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 21

What better time for us to engage our inner Sagittarian than what’s considered, by most standards, the largest party-gathering time of year?

The Sagittarian season runs from the end of November all the way through the tail-end of December. The season starts with Thanksgiving or “Friendsgiving” if you celebrate it. This sign has your back and whether it’s done at their home or someone else’s, they will make it the absolute best Friendsgiving you’ve ever been to. They’ll waste not a single penny on the first food and drinks, and trust me, the music will be off the chain. There will be songs likely from bands and groups you’ve never heard of, thanks to Sagittarius’s worldly travels.

And as we all snuggle into our sweaters and assess what new finds we’ll be adding to our winter wardrobe, we have then the official start of the holiday shopping season. This is a time where some of us are either very much excited or would rather avoid at all costs. Sagittarius, however, is hot-to-trot and totally here for it. They’re the best gift-givers because they spare no expense.

Even if they can’t save money to save their life, this sign means so well. They just want us all to have as much fun and see life as joyfully as they do. Even if we can’t all throw money around like it grows on trees (or make it as easily as Sag seems to), we can still tap into that merriment of the holiday season as they can.

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