Sagittarius, the Archer, is the third sign of the Fire triplicity and the ninth sign of the tropical zodiac. This freedom-loving sign is ruled by Jupiter, Lord of Fortune and Expansion. The key phrase for Sagittarius is "I see".
The symbols for Sagittarius are the hunter (archer) and the centaur, a mythical half-man, half-horse. These signify the search for truth and knowledge, as well as the constant pursuit of adventure and new ideas. Intellectual curiosity covers a wide range of subjects, but Sagittarius does get bored and restless when surrounded by dull people or circumstances.
Sagittarians would rather learn on their own, through travel and experience, than endure structured classroom environments and routine work assignments. However, having broadened their knowledge and gained experience in the world on their own, they could become excellent teachers or administrators in the very educational system they once found so restricting.
Frank Sagittarius does not hesitate to give an honest opinion, which can seem tactless at times – although it is rarely the intention to be cruel. Sagittarian people have a ready wit and appreciate the humour in even the grimmest of situations.
Sagittarius Rules the Hips
Each sign has internal, external and structural rulerships. Externally, Sagittarius rules the region around the hips, gluteal muscles, thighs and has considerable influence over the muscles in general. Internally, it has rulership of the sciatic nerve, iliac arteries and veins and considerable influence on the liver, lungs and motor nerves. Structurally, it rules the four coccygeal vertebrae, sacral bones and femur.
The diseases of Sagittarius particularly involve the hips and thighs. Injury to these areas is common, especially if horse-riding is involved. The pain of sciatica has long been associated with this sign.
The expansive, pleasure loving influence of Jupiter inclines to the excessive consumption of rich food and drink, sometimes leading to arthritic pains in the hips. Since Sagittarius is a fire sign, the tendency to feverish complaints is also marked.
Shades of Sagittarius
Sagittarius rules the colours maroon, tan, navy, orange and cobalt blue. Sagittarian people also respond well to the scarlet ray.
The birthstone for Sagittarius is the lapis lazuli. Sagittarius also responds to the energies of topaz, chlorite, turquoise and red tourmaline. Remember only to wear these stones if you want to bring their influence into your life. More about Gemstones and Astrology.
Flowers and Herbs
calendula, hydrangeas, rosemary, carnations, dahlias and peonies.
Bach Flower Essences
- Cerato (Hornwort)
- Distrust of self, doubt about one's ability, foolishness, always seeks advice from others.
- Larch (Pine family)
- Lack of confidence, anticipation of failure, despondency, procrastination.
- Used in the treatment of sore throats, tonsillitis, toothaches, bad breath.
Cell Salt: silica
Healing Musical Note: G# (G sharp)
- Healing Aromas
- Bergamot, calendula, clove, lemon balm, mace, nutmeg, oak moss, rosemary, saffron.
- Avoid stimulants and intoxicants. This is a fiery, hot and choleric sign which is better suited to a vegetarian diet. Cooling fruits like citrus, bananas and berries benefit.
Nerve building foods like oats, wheat and barley are important. Drink plenty of water since the hot constitution can dehydrate quickly.
Salt, which damages the bones and blood should be avoided.
Other suitable foods are asparagus, corn, endive, cucumber, red cabbage and apples.
Susceptible Areas: Heart, belly
- disorders of the arms, hip joints, sciatica, spinal disorders, rheumatism;
- nervous disorders, hypersensitivity;
- baldness; heart disease;
- bronchitis, tuberculosis;
- abnormal breathing patterns;
- eye disorders.
- Karmic Tendencies
- Religious and intellectual delusion
injuries while travelling
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