Sagittarius

Sagittarius

Sagittarius Zodiac Sign

Sagittarius, the centaur, is the ninth sign in the Zodiac and represents those born between Nov. 22 and Dec. 21.

Sagittarius in Mythology

The story of Sagittarius originates from Greek mythology, specifically that of Chiron, an immortal centaur who acted as teacher to many ancient Greek heroes. He was kind and taught medicine, hunting, music and prophecy. He was a wonderful teacher to many great heroes, such as Jason and Achilles, and a friend to Heracles. In one version of his story, he was accidentally poisoned with Heracles’ hydra blood and was forced to leave his home on Mount Pelion in order to gain eternal life. As he wandered across Greece searching for immortality, he crossed paths with Zeus himself who offered him a place in the stars as the constellation Sagittarius.

Sagittarius is often associated with the Greek god Apollo, who is also represented as a centaur. In some stories, Apollo is said to have turned himself into a Sagittarius in order to escape from the advances of Diana, another hunting goddess with whom he was vying for attention.

The constellation of Sagittarius

Chiron was allowed to die and Zeus placed his image among the stars as reward of his noble character.

Sagittarius is a constellation in the southern celestial hemisphere. It was one of the 48 constellations listed by the 2nd century astronomer Ptolemy, and remains one of the 88 modern constellations today. Sagittarius is commonly represented as a centaur drawing a bow.

The constellation of Sagittarius can be seen in the night sky from late autumn to early spring. It is located in the Milky Way and contains many interesting deep sky objects, including several star clusters and nebulae. One of the most notable features of Sagittarius is the Lagoon Nebula, a giant cloud of interstellar gas and dust where new stars are being born.

Sagittarius in Astrology

Saggitarius Ruling Planet and Sign

Sagittarius is a fire sign known for their adventurous and outgoing nature, Saggitarius individuals are guided by their ruling planet, Jupiter, which gives them a sense of optimism and enthusiasm for life.

Saggitarius Personality Traits

Personality-wise, Saggitarius people are typically friendly, gregarious, and open-minded. They enjoy being around others, and they thrive in social situations where they can learn something new or share their own knowledge with others. At the same time, however, Saggitarius individuals can be impulsive and impatient at times, looking for constant stimulation from new experiences.

See Also: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces, Aries

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