Sagittarius Sign Symbol
Sagittarius is the ninth zodiac sign on the zodiac circle and represents the transition of the Sun through the sign of the Archer between November 22 and December 21 every year, according to the tropical astrology.
The half man - half animal Archer creature is pointing their arrow towards the skies. This is suggestive of an individual consumed by high goals and always ready to embark on a new adventure.
Symbolism and history of the Archer
The Archer in the Sagittarius astrology meaning is the representative figure of the courageous Centaur in Greek mythology.
His name was Chiron and he was a good friend of Heracles. Unfortunately, the former was injured during a hunting incident by a poisonous arrow.
In remembrance of this episode Zeus decided to place Chiron amongst the stars and gave him his bow with arrows, thus creating the Sagittarius constellation. In Roman mythology, the Centaurs was an intellectual being.
The Centaur remains an anthological creature who is half man, half horse. He is full of energy and always adventure seeking. He appears to be shooting one arrow after another then preparing his next move.
The symbol of the Sagittarius zodiac sign depicts a creature with a bow and arrow which is always aimed at the skies. The glyph is a simpler rendition of this, an oblique arrow pointing up, cut by a curved line, to symbolise the bow. This is indicative of the obvious tendency of this sign to advance.
Characteristics of the Archer
The Archer is a creature who aims high but still manages to keep his feet on the ground. Sagittarius natives are just the same, they might be full of exaltation and ready to change their lives but they still maintain a great dose of realism in everything they do.
These people are constantly searching for adventure and their aim is to discover the world.
They are aware of their abilities and they seem to know exactly how to use them to fulfil their goals.
The archer is a symbol of optimism and ambition coupled with honesty and frankness. These natives are clear thinkers whom point to the bigger picture but whom often forget about the expectations and needs of those around them.