The planets in Astrology all represent different aspects and areas of our lives. When analysing the natal planets in Sagittarius, we can learn a lot about the strengths and weaknesses of those born under this placement. Additionally, we can gain a lot of insight into the ways in which they think and behave. Whilst we can gather a lot based on which sign the planet resides in, it doesn’t offer us the full picture. In order to get a more personal reading, the house in which the planets and signs reside are significant. On top of this, some astrological placements in our charts have a stronger influence on us than others.
‘ I INSPIRE. I ASPIRE’
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Sagittarius is the ninth sign in the tropical Zodiac, belonging to the element of Fire. Notable attributes of this element include; energy, confidence and initiative. Sagittarius is also a mutable sign, meaning it is a sign that comes at the end of a season. Mutable signs are adaptable and versatile. They are intuitive and like a Chameleon, can fit into vastly different surroundings. Sagittarius is philosophical and adventurous. He radiates a sense of fearlessness and enthusiasm that inspires others. The ruling planet of Sagittarius is Jupiter, named after the Roman God and Zeus, the Greek equivalent. Jupiter is the guardian of law, religion and philosophy. He offers guidance and inspiration to those in need, acting as a protector of people and inspiring hope and positivity.
The Sun in a birth chart represents ones ego and strength. It is at the heart and centre of the solar system, and is usually the Astrological body that people are most familiar with. The Sun in our birth charts are associated with self-identity and our soul path. It also provides some form of direction as to where we are headed in life and the general strengths/weaknesses that guide us there. Our Sun sign is our inner motivation. It shines light on the ways that we view life and our expectations from it. Tropical Sagittarius season starts on the 23rd November and lasts until the 22nd December.
THE SUN IN SAGITTARIUS governs a person who is knowledgable and has a good understanding of the world around them. They are gregarious and have an infectious passion for life. A natal Sagittarius Sun often proves quite successful in sharing their ideas with others. They express unique, philosophical and abstract perceptions that others have not yet thought of. However, their viewpoints are typically of a larger, general picture, meaning they don’t spend much time acknowledging finer details.
It’s almost always about the big picture and bigger meaning with Sagittarius Suns. Sagittarius Suns are very open-minded and don’t shy away from life’s greatest opportunities. There’s never too much adventure or too many places or ideas to explore. Sagittarius is home to faith and expansion. The glass is always half full rather than half empty, and the energy is always all or nothing. Their constant focus on the future often helps them deal with the struggles they may be dealing with at present.
For Sagittarius Suns knowledge is power, and when accumulating this power they must explore all areas of the world and its languages and cultures. They tend to be luckier than others, which inspires their optimism and faith in life. They’re the type of person who can find a positive out of every negative situation. Who can make still make a joke when faced with a major setback. Their adventurous nature inspires them to be more careless than care-free. Whilst they do care about the benefits of others, they certainly think of the benefits of themselves first.
This overly-confident character can hurt others with their words. They aren’t trying to be mean or spiteful, but they have a way of justifying the negative things that they say with positive intentions. Their honesty and openness is certainly a positive attribute. However, this can turn sour as they struggle to find a pleasant balance between telling people what they want to hear and telling them what they need to hear. In terms of honesty, logic and emotions, Sagittarius tends to see things in a very black or white manner rather than acknowledging life’s complexities.
Sagittarius Suns are generous. Benefitting others not only pleases them but fuels their ego and their high self esteem. Sagittitarians love to aid others in their prosperity, and share limitless inspiration and advice. This advice however is not always invited, but that doesn’t mean they’ll hold back on sharing. Life is always an adventure, and the biggest threat to their positive and expansive outlook is boredom. This boredom can extend towards the people in their life, the state of their life, or their immediate environment. Sagittarians simply want things to happen. They crave experiences and want stories to tell. However, these cravings for change typically mean Sagittarius Suns aren’t one to stay in the same place with the same people, doing the same things for very long.
The Moon represents protective, nurturing and ‘motherly’ instincts. It governs our internal feelings and emotional needs, our intuition and reactions. The Moon is a passive and submissive celestial body. The positioning of it in our charts can offer insight into our internal moods that we don’t typically share with people we aren’t close to. By analysing this placement, we can address where we are subject to emotional fluctuations, and the areas in which we are most sensitive.
THE MOON IN SAGITTARIUS is direct and optimistic. It exudes energy and enthusiasm, granting those with this placement the ability to motivate and inspire those around them. This is due to their endless display of confidence and idealism. Sagittarius Moons have high aspirations, and feel comfort when given the freedom to explore and accomplish their goals. They put great focus on the ever-changing objectives that they have in life. Often becoming preoccupied with whats next to come instead of focusing on the present. This can cause them to turn a blind eye to reality when things get boring or tricky. They block their own progress through distractions and procrastination when their needs aren’t met or things aren’t moving as planned.
Sagittarius Moons are comfortable in social settings. They are entertainers at heart and have an abundance of natural charm and humour. Those with this placement don’t often follow the rules of life in the same way that others do. Rules are merely guidelines and thoughts are always outside of the box. However, they tend to have impulsive and egocentric tendencies. Their enthusiasm can sometimes come across as pushy and a little forceful. Their delivery of unwavering honesty can often be received as brutal and blunt. Sometimes their words can hurt others in unintended ways. Whilst the intentions behind their words are sincere, they may lack empathy in their delivery. It’s harder for a Sagittarius Moon to acknowledge that the words they use are negative and can cause harm to others who are sensitive and not so receptive to directness.
Sagittarius Moons have a strong framework of (internal or external) beliefs that they love to explore, challenge and expand on. These beliefs usually stem from the equally strong beliefs of a maternal figure in their lives. However, Sagittarius Moons often use the philosophies passed down from familial figures to create their own, and help them come to terms with their own feelings and needs.
Mercury in Astrology is at home in Gemini and Virgo, and rules the mind, communication and logic. Our Mercury sign tells us about the ways in which we think and learn, and how we intellectually express ourselves. The positioning of Mercury in a birth chart reveals a persons mentality and indicates the way in which they reason and communicate through speech, writing, learning and reading.
Despite Sagittarius’ open mind and philosophical world view, its location directly opposite Gemini is considered impractical. NATAL MERCURY IN SAGITTARIUS is dynamic and curious. Whilst Mercury is focused on getting down to the finer details, Sagittarius takes a wider view approach to subjects. Mercury is meticulous and well… Sagittarius often skips over details in favour of the bigger picture. However, Sagittarius’ optimism paired with the communicative nature of Mercury makes for someone who knows how to motivate others through speech. People with this natal placement know how to encourage and inspire others. They always say exactly what other people want to hear. These people are confident in their message, and are able to inspire confidence in others as well. Even if what they’re saying is exaggerated and not entirely logical.
The downfall for people with this natal placement is hurting others in the name of honesty and integrity. With a Sagittarius Mercury, the effects of the words one says isn’t often thought of in much detail. They aren’t afraid to say exactly what they’re thinking without considering the consequences, because honesty is the best policy… right? A natal Sagittarius Mercury sharing their intellectual viewpoints, often makes for an individual who tends to lecture a lot. Whilst they do think before they speak, their thought process is more along the lines of ‘how will these words make me look?‘ rather than ‘how will these words make others feel?’. Due to their inspiring influence on other people, Sagittarius Mercuries are likely to stray from the truth in order to get others to do their bidding.
People with this natal placement stand out in social settings. Their humour and charm often makes them the life of every party. Thoughts and ideas tend to spew from them faster than others can keep up and comprehend. They enjoy speaking just for the sake of communicating, but typically value in depth, meaningful and mind opening conversation.
Venus is refined and civilised. The planet of love, pleasure, femininity and beauty is often associated with aesthetics, luxury, materialism and marriage. Venus rules social activity which is vital in the formation of our close and romantic relationships. The ways in which we are viewed by others in social settings can be suggested through our natal Venus placement. This placement shows us the areas of life in which we gain pleasure.
NATAL VENUS IN SAGITTARIUS are energetic, generous and enthusiastic. When it comes to love, Venus in Sagittarius is freeing. People with this placement have a high standards and only want from their lovers what they know they deserve. This often invites a lack of realism because their high standards for their perfect partner often doesn’t pair with what reality offers them. They already have an idea of what they want from a partner, and what type of relationship they desire. Rather than meeting in the middle, they want someone to join them in the life that they’ve already built for themselves.
Even when in relationships, people with this placement have a streak of independence. Whilst they want to live a life with their loved one, they want to retain their freedom to explore their own personal growth. They don’t want to be two halves of one being. A Sagittarius Venus wants a relationship in which two individuals (who are already whole within themselves) live their lives together in harmony.
Someone who is needy, negative, possessive or co-dependent isn’t likely to last long in a relationship with a Sagittarius Venus. They aren’t looking to be a mother/father figure to their partner! A natal Sagittarius Venus loves to spoil their loved ones and bring them up to the level they already hold themselves on. They aren’t one to shy away from grand gestures of love and care- whether that means being on the giving or receiving end. Sagittarius Venus’ have a great taste for adventure.
Romance is certainly never boring with them, they make sure of it. They aren’t likely to stay in the same scenery for long if the spark of excitement and adventure is lost. On top of this, their need to control the events of their lives can lead them to predict when the end of a partnership or romance is coming. This is so that they can leave before they are left first, to spare the potential damage done to their heart and their ego’s.
Sagittarius Venus’ want to see and experience all of life pleasures, but only with those that they care about at their side. They value honesty and harmony, but have a tendency to be over protective of their own hearts. This could cause inadvertent insensitivity towards the feelings of others as they try to protect their own. Additionally, those with this placement often get distracted looking towards the future. They tend to long for something new, different and exciting- anticipating what’s next to come rather than focusing on the path they’re currently on.
This tends to cause an interference with lasting relationships, causing a lot of lovers and close friends to come and go throughout their lifetime. As people pass through the revolving doors of life, those who will always stay in the hearts of a Sagittarius Venus are the people who they share long-lasting memories with.
The planet Mars represents drive, action, determination and passion. The red planet rules our natural and instinctive urges and is often associated with sexuality, courage and aggression. Mars has a dominating and powerful presence. Mars in our birth chart indicates the areas and ways in which we assert ourselves. It provides insight into our motivations and what causes us to become frustrated when these forces are blocked.
WHEN NATAL MARS IS IN SAGITTARIUS an individual is able to express themselves powerfully and passionately. They express a dynamic initiative and endless stream of ideas. When Mars resides in this fire sign, it makes for a dominating figure. Just like the Centaur (the ancient symbol of Sagittarius), Sagittarius often expresses a sense of duality; the instinctive, animalistic freedom and the human concept of ethics and morality. They tend to exude confidence. Maybe even an exaggerated overly-confident nature, as they want to be perceived in this way.
People with this natal placement aren’t afraid to take charge when necessary. They express their truest desires with directness and honesty. Mars in Sagittarius makes for someone who strongly believes in the freedom of expression and truth. They are outspoken and are certainly one for ‘constructive criticism’. This tends to make them lack in the areas of moderation and modesty. They won’t hold back from delivering the truth to others, even when such opinions aren’t necessarily invited. When the aggressive Mars meets the direct and honest Sagittarius, an individual may come across as negative with a lacking of empathy. They ought to be kinder to themselves as this negativity can also be directed towards them.
However, they aren’t as receptive to hearing the truth about their own flaws. They aren’t able to see their own shortcomings as well as they are able to see the faults of others. Addressing a Sagittarius Mars about their flaws is sure to upset them. Crossing the wrong side of a person with this natal placement means being at the receiving end of a fierce display of anger. Their sharp tongue can quickly turn aggressive, and their often judgemental nature and fiery presence can be unpleasant and intimidating.
People with a Sagittarius Mars are on a constant mission to expand their horizons. They constantly strive to improve their lives, and their optimism provides them with limitless ambition to do so. They are always searching for the next best thing, the next adventure and the next exciting experience that would make a great story. Whilst they may have a general idea of their goals, people with this placement often struggle with smaller milestones along the way. They tend to get frustrated when having to address the smaller details of their plans that they may not have previously considered. This in turn could lead to procrastination as they seek to distract themselves from problems that require meticulous detail.
People with this natal placement are direct and openminded, particularly when it comes to sex and passion. However their approach to sex doesn’t always come from their emotional desires, but a mental philosophy of what they believe sex should be. They can sometimes be insensitive to the sexual needs and desires of others as they prioritise their emotions over their partners. This however doesn’t mean that the experience is boring or unpleasant- quite the opposite actually. Sagittarius Mars makes for an adventurous sex life. People with this natal placement want to be recognised as great lovers.
When attracting a Sagittarius Mars, one needs to be able to offer them something of value, whether that be fresh knowledge or new experiences. They’re likely to use their immense charm and natural humour to attract people. They genuinely want others to have a good time in their presence, and want people to enjoy being around them. People with this placement want someone who wants to participate in their self development. They have very high expectations in regards to the partner that they want. They often place their partners on a pedestal, which unfortunately can only lead to disappointment once people fall short of their expectations.
The largest planet in our solar system rules strength, expansion, wealth and luck. Jupiter assists us in formulating our ideology, and rules philosophy, law and religion, higher education, long-distance travel and indulgence. Jupiter is at home with this placement as he is the natal ruler of Sagittarius. The area in which Jupiter resides in our birth chart, offers insight into the areas of our lives in which we are likely to receive good luck. Additionally, Jupiter reveals how we enjoy spending our free time and assess our ethical and moral judgement.
WHEN NATAL JUPITER IS IN SAGITTARIUS the native explores life with an optimistic and adventurous spirit. They are carefree and often drawn towards philosophical, spiritual and/or religious ideologies. People with this placement have a thirst for knowledge and are in their element when travelling and discovering the world. Instead of taking on a serious approach, they believe life is to be enjoyed through leisure. Luckily for people born with this placement, new opportunities tend to come around far more than they do for others. As much as they strive for adventure around every corner, they don’t usually have to go looking for it. Their endless optimism tends to reduce their stress levels, and enables them to go forth in life without the opinions of others holding them back.
People born under this natal placement are more likely to excel in higher education and academic professions. They aren’t afraid to take big risks and are rewarded greatly for this. They do not desire a career that’ll physically and mentally constrain them to a set schedule, but one in which they can still feel free as an individual. Jupiter in Sagittarius are drawn to theoretical subjects in which they can expand on their knowledge. There’s a strong connection between Jupiter in Sagittarius and languages. For those born under this Astrological placement it may be easier to learn or teach other languages. They have a greater chance of picking up other languages on their own, rather than being formally taught.
Jupiters influence tends to make for an individual who overindulges and takes things in excess. Natal Jupiter in Sagittarius gone wrong can be seen in an individual who may be loudly uneducated and opinionated. The combination of self-righteousness and bluntness creates sheer ignorance that is unpleasant for others to be on the receiving end of. Whilst they have an abundance of philosophical intelligence, they severely lack in the emotional department. They may state ‘facts’ that they are unable to back up, and live in a bubble where their truth is the only truth.
Sagittarius Jupiters don’t shy away from questioning the ways of life taught by society, whether that be traditions or religion. This placement makes for a person who’s curiosity grew from when they were a child. Children with this placement are information vacuums. They love to consume knowledge in vastly different areas, and usually have great memories when it comes to random facts of knowledge.
It’s not unusual for people with this natal placement to relocate and live abroad. They tend to get very bored staying in the same setting for a while, and always want to do more with their time and their life in general. However, their instinct to flee and seek adventures when things aren’t going right often doesn’t have positive effect. Rather than facing their problems head on, they believe that foreign travels and wandering will offer a distraction. This unfortunately only puts a damper on the freedom they seek, as they may physically be elsewhere but their minds are stuck on the harsh realities they’re sure to face upon their return.
Saturn in Astrology represents the opposite of Jupiter: limitations, restrictions and reduction. The planet itself is rather conservative and practical. Where Saturn resides in our birth charts, indicates the areas in which we need to be disciplined and responsible. We can gain more insight about Saturn in our charts by analysing the house in which it resides. There isn’t as much variation with the planets through Saturn. Saturn doesn’t necessarily dish out our problems and hardships, but faces us with the consequences of them. By analysing this placement we can gain strength and clarity. Saturn implores us to be realistic with our expectations. It grounds us and shows us the areas in life in which we need to implement rules and take more care. Like a teacher, Saturn guides us by encouraging structure in our lives, and allows us to measure what we have done with our time on Earth.
WHEN NATAL SATURN IS IN SAGITTARIUS an individual has an increased moral compass and code of ethics. They tend to have a restrictive or limited outlook on life, and aren’t willing to change their viewpoints or perspectives. Their beliefs aren’t just views, but the core of their being that shapes who they are. They tend to be highly intuitive people. Whilst Sagittarius indicates that they are adventurous and spontaneous individuals, it’s important for people with this natal placement to trust that they will end up exactly where they are meant to be in life. Saturn stirs an urgent need for them to control their life path, which only causes fear and anxiety that will hold them back.
In a lot of ways, Saturn and Sagittarius have contrasting characteristics. This could cause a native of this placement to feel restricted. They may be free and open in their speech, which is likely to affect their listening capabilities. They yearn to be spontaneous, but can’t resist the urge to plan ahead out of fear of going off course. However, they exude great energies and have a beautifully imaginative mind, but may get frustrated with their need to put all of their thoughts into context.
Sagittarius Saturns can definitely be critical and intolerant. They have an idea of perfection that they want others to recognise, and struggle to accept pushbacks towards this. They don’t respond well when plans fall through, even if they weren’t looking forwards to the plans anyway. It’s more about the principle of something going off schedule, and having their time or energies wasted. On the brighter side, people with this natal placement are enthusiastic about their goals. They are far more likely than others to find success in higher education. This is due to their ability to commit to long periods of study without feeling overwhelmed. As they age, their dignity increases; they are often generous and charitable with their time, compassion and finances.
Known as the awakener and the first of the outer planets, Uranus rules break-throughs and insights. Uranus is a slow moving planet, spending around seven years in each sign. This means its influence tends to exert itself over generations. Uranus is associated with self-awareness, change, progression, revolution and rebellion. When reading our Uranus placements, it’s important to acknowledge what it is that we need to be aware of or awakened to. Doing this will allow us to break free of the restrictions we place on ourselves.
WHEN NATAL URANUS IS IN SAGITTARIUS and persons individuality is highlighted and their imagination is limitless. This placement rules an individual who can’t physically or mentally remain still as they’re always on the go. Uranus always brings along surprises, whether they be liberating or utter chaos. When this natal placement is undeveloped, an individual is highly reactive. They strive to achieve a reputation of being different that doesn’t often come across as natural. They are prone to having random, spontaneous outbursts of rebellious ideas that sets them apart from others. However, when natal Uranus in Sagittarius is developed, an individual is able to use their intuition to spur innovation, discovery and general progression. They are original in their ideas and are always up to date on trends and popular topics.
When this natal placement is undeveloped, an individual lacks self-awareness. They are stubborn and unable to see their flaws or wrongdoings. They will challenge rules simply because they block their progress, and are very set in their ways. Natal Uranus in Sagittarius doesn’t have a sharp focus. Whilst individuals are able to absorb great amounts of information, they aren’t likely to remember or even pay much attention to details. It simply isn’t as important to them as the larger theory behind thoughts. They are great at working collaboratively with others and often take on a leadership role. Uranus in Sagittarius makes for an individual who is great at a multitude of things rather than excelling in just one area. They’re able to have conversations with people from all walks of life due to their expansive knowledge and skillset.
Neptune, the planet of inspiration and spirituality, rules our dreams and subconscious. She is intuitive and posses psychic abilities. Neptune is at home in Pisces in the 12th house. It takes around 165 years to complete an orbit; meaning it spends around 14 years in each sign. Neptune can be considered a gateway to spirituality. It is the planet of illusion, and similarly to Venus, governs fine arts. Neptune has nothing to do with the tangible world we live in, but everything that’s beyond this. Neptune is magical and holds strong connections with the ethereal body and auras. She encourages us to be deeply intuitive, compassionate and sensitive.
WHEN NATAL NEPTUNE IS IN SAGITTARIUS, an individual is encouraged to be an intellectual or spiritual leader of some sort. They share their ideas in a powerful way, and follow their intuition without hesitation. People with this placement however are idealistic. Whether that be imagining their perfect partner or their greatest endeavour, they spend a lot of time in their own heads. Pondering on thoughts and ideas for too long before taking action or producing anything from them is their downfall. Similarly, they are often blind to reality as they cannot see past their ideals. The challenge for those with this placement is to accept other ideas with compassion and genuine interest. It’s important for them to learn that life cant always be reduced down to a wrong or right pathway.
A Natal Neptune in Sagittarius may find themselves fascinated with otherworldly ideas, whether that be; Heaven, Space, Aliens or the Universe. Whilst they are open to exploring the different explanations for ‘fantasy’, they typically have a definitive opinion or belief that they aren’t likely to stray from. It’s the process of exploring different explanations, and educating themselves on different concepts and ideas that excites them. Neptune in Sagittarius can find inspiration wherever they go. They are an unlimited source of ideas, and feel as though mundane activities are a waste of time and energy that can be dedicated to something far more meaningful and progressive.
Neptune’s ability to alter our reality makes it possible for people with this natal placement to struggle with deciphering facts. Their opinionated nature may come across as forceful or ego-centric, and their ideas may border on eccentric. People with this natal placement aren’t afraid to go and explore areas where others have never been before. However they have a strong tendency to be drawn to escapism and procrastination when things aren’t going right.
Despite being recently categorised as a dwarf planet, Pluto’s astrological influence is huge. It takes an approximate 248 years to complete its orbit, meaning its influence is exerted over generations at a time. Pluto is associated with the boundary between one life form to another, transformation and secrecy. This mysterious planet has a reputation for bringing along destruction, obsession and the naked truth. His mission is to transform the deepest parts of us. In order to do this, discomfort is inevitable. The planet itself isn’t negative, but the ways in which we harness its energies, and the ‘gone wrong’ aspects of this planet in our signs sure can be.
At its worse, WHEN NATAL PLUTO IS IN SAGITTARIUS an individual has the ability to misuse their inspiring presence in order to influence others to do their bidding. Their words are powerful, and they won’t hold back on sharing this gift with others in order to sway their beliefs in alignment with their own. They may fall victim to taking risks simply for fun, and they certainly aren’t patient. If we are holding back from transitioning, moving forwards or tapping into our subconscious, Pluto is the entity that forces us to address these red flags and change.
Luckily for those with this natal placement, Sagittarius is considered a very awake sign. They aren’t afraid to explore their innermost thoughts, and have a natural openness within themselves. Pluto encourages us to have an outlet to release the powerful negative energies that often bottle up inside of us- whether than be: obsession, jealousy, frustrated passion or twisted fury. Pluto in Sagittarius are able to release these intense energies through spirituality and communication. Whether that be physical communication with other beings, or spiritual communication between the self and higher power (e.g. meditation, yoga, etc.)
Pluto in Sagittarius is motivated by truth, and at its best has the ability to inspire change and transform the world. People with this natal placement’s core beliefs seldom change despite how much education they acquire. They are very confident and wise beings. They’re optimistic and truly know the depths to their own souls. Ethics and morality form a large part of their personalities. However, they must avoid thinking that their version of right or wrong is higher than the beliefs of others. Pluto in Sagittarius thrives on change, jumping at the chance to grow personally and advance their surroundings.
Their natural clarity on subjects that may not be so clear to other generations, causes them to adopt a sense of superiority in their knowledge. Rather than sincerely educating others, they may resort to lecturing or bullying people with frustration to pick up their beliefs. Instead of acknowledging that everyone is on their own transformative journey, they tend to lump everyone together. This means when they grow, they expect others around them to be growing as well, at the same pace. Learning to be humble in their beliefs and accepting that everyone has different lessons that they need to learn and teach, is essential for this natal placement to learn.