They might be known for their pretty face, but more than that, these personalities share something else. What similarities do you see in Frank Sinatra, John Malkovich, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, Jimi Hendrix, Woody Allen, Judi Dench, Jane Fonda or Walt Disney? Strong personalities? Yes. Take charge people? Yes. Subtle? Um, no. They are Sagittarians and they do not stop until they get what they want.
When Sagittarians go bad, they go very, very bad ( gangster Lucky Luciano, mass murderer Richard Speck, dictator Francisco Franco, Manson family killer Charlie “
Watson, Stalin, Vlad the Impaler and Nero).
Sagittarious is a fire sign, and fire exemplifies their passion. Though very diverse (as you can see above) they all have that “fire in the belly” that makes them successful. It’s what gives the Sagittarians their enthusiasm and drive. They never stop until they get what they want.
Sagittarians are leaders, take charge kind of people. They are motivating, confident and proud so if you need a pep talk, go to them.
On the flip side, they can be arrogant and self-centered, having little patience for emotionalism so don’t tap them for sympathy or comforting—they don’t like neediness. They need freedom and recognition and tend to drive right over the weaker, shyer signs.
The celestial archer is the symbol for Sagittarius and the Temperance card of the Tarot is highlighted. Temperance refers to the blending, moderation and tempering of disparate elements to achieve a balanced whole greater, more harmonious than the sum of its parts. When in their positive mode, Sagittarians are tolerant and broad-minded.
Sagittarius is ruled by the planet Jupiter—the god of luck and good fortune which is linked to the Tarot’s Wheel of Fortune card.
In this ongoing series of using astrology and the Tarot for character development, you have much to draw from in Sagittarius for a strong minded--even willful character who gets things done (positive or negative). Do you need a magnanimous character, or an insensitive bull-dozer type? How about a take-charge personality who can get things done? There is much fodder here for a colorful character.
Are you writing a character right now that needs to be a Sagittarius? Go to StarIQ for more on Sagittarius and the Tarot. Or go to It's Elementary, My Dear for more on the element of fire.
Does your knowledge of Sagittarius (either you are one, or you know one) agree with this assessment?
My previous posts on astrology and the Tarot for character development are here: