Sagittarius Zodiac Traits and Compatibility
December 08, 2023 10 min read

Sagittarius Zodiac Traits and Compatibility

By Lady Saoirse

Discover the Sagittarius dates, Sagittarius ruling planet, their element, and how those contribute to their personality and dark traits. Find out which of the zodiac signs are the best love matches for Sagittarius and learn how to get your Sagittarius Horoscope today.

What is a Sagittarius?

What is a Sagittarius?

Sagittarians are born between November 22 to December 21. They are known as fun loving individuals who like to laugh, are radically independent, and won’t answer to authority unless they want to. Their symbol is Chiron, wisest of the centaurs, and he is portrayed as aiming his arrow to shoot toward his goals. Indeed, Sagittarians seem to always be focusing their energies on meeting goals. Legend has it they never miss their mark, and they accomplish whatever they set their minds to. They can be impulsive, at times, and they are adventurous, passionate about making their dreams come true, and they are the life of the party. Join us at Spiritual Blossom to read all about Sagittarius and learn about the planet and element that rules them, their positive and darker traits, and all about their best love matches. Read to the end to find out how to get your Sagittarius Horoscope delivered right to your email’s inbox.

Sagittarius Traits

Sagittarius Traits

Sagittarian’s ruling planet is Jupiter. It gives them a larger-than-life persona and it means they do everything deliberately. The planet bestows a sociable personality on Sagittarians, and it makes them philosophical and good at reasoning and judging situations. Jupiter is said to hand an expansive energy, which makes Sagittarians friendly, inquisitive, and open to new experiences. It makes them open minded and tolerant people who cannot endure the closed mindedness of judgmental people who act superior. Jupiter is associated with good will and compassion as well as mercy and fairness. Jupiter also makes Sagittarians quite fond of good times and laughter and they go out of their way to make people laugh. They will wither if they feel trapped in meaningless jobs or situations.

Sagittarians are Fire Signs. This makes them passionate about life in general and it gives them the need to participate in only the things that are important to them. They are emotional, and can have temper flare ups, but they will move on from those once they have spoken their piece or calmed down. The element of Fire makes Sagittarians impulsive sometimes, and it can take them longer to learn to control their emotions and tempers than some other signs as a result. They are sincere people who would rather tell the truth and upset somebody than cover the truth to keep the peace, and they are not afraid of fights or verbal sparring. Fire makes them driven to meet goals, and it keeps them from becoming lazy or inactive. Being a Fire Sign means nothing is predictable or boring about Sagittarians, and they make decisions based on what feels best and what makes them happiest.

Sagittarius Traits Female

Sagittarius females are not drastically different from Sagittarius males, but the classical feminine attributes of being gentle hearted, nurturing, and compassionate can be more noticeable in them. Don’t think that means she will be a domestic goddess who clucks over you day and night. Sagittarian females are just as independent as Sagittarian males, and they need the freedom to come and go as they please. They will make sure you have everything you need from them, as long as you don’t tie them down or suffocate them. They dedicate a large amount of their lives to causes they believe in, and they won’t associate with people who they feel are against those causes. They will spend a lot of time with groups of friends, and it seems like they will make new friends wherever they go.

Sagittarius Traits Male

Sagittarius males behave quite similarly to Sagittarius females but the classical masculine qualities of being focused on success, striving for leadership and being protective can be stronger in them. They are just as independent as Sagittarius woman, and don’t be surprised if they stay gone longer. Not only will the quest for success be stronger in a lot of Sagittarian males, but the need for independence can be greater as well. They can have a free love approach to romance, preferring no strings attached intimacy to monogamy. Even when they commit to long term relationships, they won’t be smothering lovers who seek to control their partners. They are supportive of everybody’s right to be who they are and live life on their own terms. They love to take spontaneous trips, going places they never went before, and have new experiences. Nothing seems too exotic for them, and they won’t judge people who are different from them.

Sagittarius Bad Traits

Sagittarius Bad Traits

It sounds like such adventurous, open-minded people are perfect, but even wonderful Sagittarians have some imperfections. They can lose control of their tempers and throw a fit without thinking of what they are saying. They can also lack a filter, and regurgitate every negative thought, remark, and opinion upon whoever is unlucky enough to be in the room when they are doing so. They consider this being open and honest and they are genuinely confused about why somebody would find such behavior unacceptable. While they don’t believe in ridiculing those less fortunate than they are, they have no problem ridiculing people sometimes, but they feel like their colorful insults are entertaining, and they feel like if somebody has earned their wrath, they deserve to be made fun of. They can overindulge in having fun and shun responsibilities and then scramble to throw things together at the last minute, and honestly have no understanding of why they are dealing with chaos.

They can become bored very easily, and ghost friends who they don’t find entertaining enough and they can focus so heavily on entertaining their diverse group of friends, they can ignore individual loved one’s feelings. They can become so focused on doing what they want to, they deliberately ignore what they are supposed to be doing and this can cause problems for them in their careers. They can also be so focused on having fun, they ignore adult responsibilities, and their finances can hurt because of this. They have a hard time when they feel forced to do things and would rather flit from odd job to odd job than feel stuck in a boring career. This same philosophy can extend to all areas of their lives, including relationships, and sometimes, they don’t want to commit to anybody out of fear of feeling trapped. They believe everybody else deserves the same freedoms they do, however, and they would probably be the last person you meet who would try to force their views or expectations on other people. 

Who is the Best Match for Sagittarius?

Who is the Best Match for Sagittarius?

Who is Sagittarius’ soulmate? If you ask them, they might say it is everybody! Indeed, they gather many friends and family members around them and they thrive in a crowd, but there are some people they naturally harmonize better with than others. Some people say other Sagittarians and fellow Fire Signs Aries and Leo are the best matches for Sagittarians and other people say Air Signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius are Sagittarius’ best matches. Some people believe that the Earth Signs Taurus, Virgo, and Capricorn make horrible mates for Sagittarians, and some insist the water Signs Cancer, Scorpio, and Pisces are the worst possible matches for Sagittarius. The truth is any sign can work things out with any other sign as long as they compromise and focus on working through problems.


Aries and Sagittarius compatibility is very high because both Aries and Sagittarius people love to have a good time. They are equally adventurous and equally passionate about life. They both like to experience new things and enjoy having a partner who will do this with them. They can fight terribly when their tempers flare, but they often make up and stick by one another for life.


Sagittarius and Taurus couples don’t always work things out. Tauruses are too predictable for Sagittarians and the fact Tauruses want to stay home and relax bores Sagittarians to death. Tauruses want a partner who comes home regularly, tells them everything, and who they can fuss over. Sagittarians feel suffocated by this. These two might work things out if they compromise, but more often they are headed for a breakup. To read more about breakups, see here: Breakups with Each of the Signs


Sagittarius and Gemini compatibility is very high. The Sagittarius and Gemini relationship revolves around sharing new experiences together and that entails new ways of having great sex. Both signs crave variety, and they find this in one another. Because both signs need a lot of autonomy, they will either commit to one another, appreciating their freedom, or at least stay friends if they don’t want to commit.


Cancer and Sagittarius compatibility isn’t the best. Sagittarius and Cancer compatibility is strained by the different ways they see humor and talk. Sagittarians want to share everything they think and feel and need a partner who can handle the fact they can be blunt, tactless, or downright mean sometimes. Cancers need somebody who can be sensitive to their delicate feelings. Things can work out if they both compromise, being understanding of each other’s different communication styles, but they don’t always stay together.


Leo and Sagittarius compatibility is surprisingly strong. Their love for laughter brings these signs together, and they spend a lot of time having fun, and enjoying adventures. The only problem that can arise is if the Sagittarian strays too far too long from their Leo, but that rarely happens. These two can be together forever.


Virgos want Sagittarians to grow up and get serious about their life, and Sagittarians think Virgos should get a life. They spar for dominance that usually results in Sagittarians telling Virgos off, and it is rare they can work out a long-term relationship. Virgos who can give Sagittarians a long leash and unlimited freedom can stay in relationships with them, though because Virgos can handle Sagittarian’s bluntness better than some other signs can.


Sagittarius woman Libra man relationships usually stay strong for life. Although Libras are the sign that represents marriage, and Sagittarians need autonomy, Librans are so much fun, Sagittarians don’t want to stay away from them for long. They both love new experiences, and Libras sense of justice appeals to Sagittarians’ need to make sure everything is fair. This is one of the best matches for both signs. To read more about Libra, see here: What is the Best Libra Flower?


Scorpios have little tolerance for Sagittarian’s blunt remarks, and their need for privacy is dashed by Sagittarians dragging every new friend in and out of the house who they meet. Sex can be explosive between these two sensual signs, but something long term might not happen. If they can balance Sagittarian’s need for a lot of socialization and Scorpio’s need for privacy, things can work out though. Read more about Scorpio’s best matches here: The Best Love Matches for Scorpio 


Two Sagittarians together can have a constant party going on. They can run into problems if they both fail to handle responsibilities, but they can figure things out together. This can be perfect bliss and they can be together forever.


Capricorns learn very quickly that Sagittarians won’t be ordered around, and Sagittarians learn very quickly that Capricorns can’t endure having a partner who they feel is impractical. Capricorns can learn from Sagittarians ability to enjoy life instead of just working all the time, however, and if these two compromise, they can balance each other well.


Sagittarius and Aquarius couples can become the ultimate team, and they can be the ultimate companions for building a life based on adventure. Aquarius and Sagittarius couples might take separate vacations sometimes, but they always come together and share their experiences. They both value unique people and experiences, and once they fall in love, they are in love for life.


Sagittarius and Pisces couples can be a surprisingly good combination. Pisces are very adaptable, and anybody who can adapt to Sagittarian’s ever-changing interests is someone they want to keep close to them. Sagittarians will give Pisces all the alone time they need, as well. Issues can arise if Sagittarians are not emotionally available when their Pisces need them, but this can be worked out with open communication, which Sagittarians are famous for.

Sagittarians are known for being some of the most fun people in the room, but there is more to them than just that. They know how to focus their energies on where they excel instead of spreading themselves thin trying to be all things for all people. They are honest and they won’t pretend to be your friend if they don’t like you, but if they like you, they want you in their life. They also won’t try to impress people, and that’s partly because they know they don’t have to. They are great friends, fun lovers, and they live life on their own terms. If a Sagittarius loves you, hold on to your heart, because you will be in for a lifetime of adventure, laughs, and great memories. What could be better?

Would you like to know which of the zodiac signs have the best love compatibility for you? Our talented love psychics can tell you all about it, so reach out to get a reading today. Make sure to sign up for your Sagittarius horoscopes sent right to your email’s inbox from us at Spiritual Blossom!

About the Author: Lady Saoirse has studied magic and lore for most of her life but started walking her own Magical Path after being spiritually reborn in the desert. Today she is a High Priestess for The Temple of the Goddess, she is a psychic advisor and spiritual counselor, she shares her gifts as a Psychic and Content Writer for Spiritual Blossom. She has written for Mysticsense and PaganPagesOrg emag.