While Geminis are often called the chatterboxes of the zodiac, this archer can give those twins a run for their money. This vibrant sign is the girl at the party who all the other guests want to meet—and, heck, even embody.
In other words, that one friend who seems to know everyone might be a Sag. Or perhaps that friend is you—if you were born on November 22 through December 21 (a.k.a. Sagittarius season), good news—you're part of the Sag crew.
And you're in good company. The list of celebrity Sagittarius signs are full of famous figures you’d want to hang out with: Sarah Hyland, Miley Cyrus, Chrissy Teigen, and even pop princess Britney Spears herself! (Fiery queen of my heart Taylor Swift is also a Sag—more on that later.)
Meet the experts:
Donna Page is a certified astrologer based in Atlanta.
Cristina Panescu is a tarot card reader, spiritual healer, psychic, and empath from Psychics1on1.com, a digital platform that connects people with New Age healers.
Valerie Mesa is a professional clairvoyant astrologer, soul coach, and writer based in Miami.
FYI: Sagittarius is a more complex sign than most people realize, so while reading your monthly horoscopes can give you some insight, if you're new to astrology or just want to take your zodiac obsession to the next level, you should know what personality traits are quintessentially Sag. Turns out, there's a few! Plus, here's how being a Sag can impact your love life, career, and more, according to experts.
What are some Sagittarius traits?
Do your friends say you're a textbook Sag? Just count how many of these apply to you.
1. You want the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.
Yes, sometimes the truth hurts (Lizzo tells no lies). But you believe deep in your gut that knowing what’s really up is better than being on the receiving end of a white lie—even if that means being told you can’t pull off head-to-toe red leather. "Sags are all about being very honest and being around people that are willing to tell the truth," says Donna Page, a certified astrologer based in Atlanta.
Sagittarius signs will always find the truth, adds Cristina Panescu, a tarot card reader and spiritual healer. They don’t distort reality, and easily attract friends and sympathy.
A Sag sis might even, I don’t know, pen a 10-minute ballad about a man who did them wrong to spread the good word, à la Ms. Swift. (Cue "All Too Well"—Taylor’s Version, natch.)
2. You don’t want to be tied down to anything.
The easiest way to get rid of a Sagittarius? Ask them to commit to something FOR LIFE. The idea of being at one job or with one person forever can be a little… much to take. That doesn’t mean you can’t commit—you just want to be really (really) sure about something or someone before you go all in. "Sags have an essence of not wanting to be trapped," Page explains.
This is why you’ll rarely find a Sag tied down to an office job, says Panescu. "They are attracted to any profession that involves movement, novelty, and fun," she notes. Think: journalists, pilots, and performers.
3. You like to do a little of everything.
And on that note, it’s crucial for you to try new things and have the freedom to go wherever you want, whenever you want. Routine tends to make you feel restless; for a Sag, life's too short not to get out there and experience it all.
Oh, and a quick PSA for anyone dating, cohabitating with, or related to a Sagittarius: Don't try to hold your archer back, or you might just end up on the wrong side of their bow and arrow.
4. You want to be a walking encyclopedia.
"Sags have a hunger for knowledge," Page says. You crave travel and adventure, especially if said adventure helps you learn something new along the way. Weekend trip to Arizona to stay in a yurt and do sound-bath meditations? You’re there. Spontaneous trip to Iceland to look for the Northern lights? Sign you up. This is the person in your life who always down for whatever.
Oh, and you might as well stop off at a townie bar to see what local life is ~really~ like, too. "You know you’re a Sag if, when life starts to implode on you, you go away for the weekend to see someplace you’ve never been and you come back completely recharged," Page says.
5. You’re idealistic.
You can thank this trait for leading you into your more interesting adventures. Because Sagittarius is a gregarious, trusting sign that sees the best in everyone, they "are always looking for new things, unique places, and special people," Panescu says.
This sign can live life through rose-colored glasses, which is one of the many reasons they are so attractive to other signs, adds Panescu. Just, uh, remember to take those glasses off before taking a weekend getaway with that random guy you met at a friend of a friend's party last week.
6. You’re the life of the party.
Speaking of meeting people at parties... not to stroke your ego or anything, but people are just drawn to you. Thanks to all your adventures, you’re a kickass storyteller (see: yurt trip), and you can regularly blow people away with your one-of-a-kind tales.
"[Sagittarians] are always in the spotlight," says Panescu. "They have fun as if it is their last night."
You’re also naturally hilarious and totally magnetic. So, yeah, it’s pretty great to be you. But you already knew that, didn't you?
Sagittarius Sign Compatibility
Sagittarians are most compatible with other fire signs, like Aries and Leo, but they also tend to be compatible with air signs, like Libra and Aquarius, especially because they’re all very social. "They're masculine elements," says Valerie Mesa, a professional clairvoyant astrologer, soul coach, and writer based in Miami. "It doesn't have to have anything to do with gender per se, but they just vibe—it's different from a water sign energy."
But Sags have a complicated relationship with Gemini, their mirror sign. These two signs challenge each other, but also complement each other and still have an attraction. Geminis like to focus on the details, while Sagittarians look at the big picture.
On the other hand, Scorpios and Sagittarians might not have an easy time getting along. "Scorpio prefers to stay fixed and kind of keep to itself. Sagittarius wants to venture out and go on adventures and live life to the fullest and be spontaneous," says Mesa. But it’s hard because they’re a pretty go-with-the-flow type of sign. "Other signs would be affected by Sagittarius more than Sagittarius is affected by other signs," she adds.
Sagittarius Modality Category
In astrology, there are three modalities used to categorize all the zodiac signs: cardinal, fixed, and mutable. Timing-wise, the mutable signs—which are Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini, and Virgo—are all born at the end of their respective seasons.
Being a mutable sign means Sagittarians have a tendency to be versatile. "It's almost like gathering the last bit of whatever needs to happen—they're movers, they're very adaptable," Mesa says, citing Rihanna as an example. "Even though she sang for many years, she's like, 'Well, no, I'm gonna have my own beauty line.' She completely switched it up, and people never know what they're gonna get with her."
Sagittarius Natural Element Sign
Like Leo and Aries, Sagittarius brings the heat to the zodiac as a fire sign. These signs are intuitive, but not like water signs—rather, they use their intuition when it comes to taking a leap of faith or risk. "Fire is symbolic of creativity, fertility," Mesa says. They have a desire to "express its passion, which is why so many fire signs are so creative and why they also have bad tempers."
Sagittarians, specifically, might be jokesters who know how to get a rise out of you, but they’re also the ones to get everyone hyped up in social situations.
Sagittarius In The Workplace
Sagittarians are versatile and quick on their feet because of their mutable energy, but they also enjoy taking risks and trying different things, and they’re adaptable and competitive. They’re "the most evolved fire sign," according to Mesa, because they’re the last fire sign of the zodiac. Their work is pristine, due to their passion for their projects. "They have this ability to compartmentalize what it is that they're trying to achieve and they just make it happen," says Mesa.
But everyone’s got a weakness of some sort. Sagittarians tend to be procrastinators, Mesa says. "They live on the edge, they have that optimism," she adds. "They can skim through a book and show up the next day in class and pass the test with flying colors." But because of that, structure and timeliness might be a bit difficult, and they can also be a bit messy thanks to that fire sign energy.
And yet, they’re still loveable, because, let’s face it—they’re the life of the party. Even in an office space, Sagittarians will be the coworker throwing the holiday hangout or planning a team happy hour. "They like to have different groups of friends, they like to show up for people, they like to spread joy," says Mesa. See, what's not to love?
Jacqueline Tempera is an award-winning writer and reporter living in New Jersey with her many pets. She is a business owner and a double Scorpio who loves all things astrology and reality television. She is passionate about body diversity and representation, mental health, and the fight to end sexual assault and harassment. To learn more about Jackie, follow her on Instagram @jacktemp or visit her website at jackietempera.com.
Addison Aloian (she/her) is an editorial assistant at Women’s Health. When she’s not writing about all things pop culture, health, beauty, and fashion, she loves hitting leg day at the gym, shopping at Trader Joe’s, and watching whichever hockey game is on TV. Her work has also appeared in Allure, StyleCaster, L’Officiel USA, V Magazine, and Modern Luxury Media.