When a person has his natal Sun in Sagittarius, it means that he belongs to the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. Sagittarius is the ninth sign of the zodiac, and has planet Jupiter as its ruling celestial body. The period of Sagittarius starts on the 23rd of November and lasts until the 22nd of December. Slight differences in the exact hours can occur, because we should not forget that every fourth year has one day more than the others.
The Sun is the brightest object in the sky, the life-giving star of our Solar System, and also the most important celestial body in astrology. Also called Sol, the Sun is impersonated by the ancient Greek god Helios. Life on earth is literally empowered by the Sun’s energy, with it having effect on all the biorhythms of live organisms. Astrologically, its influences are so important that most people only know the sign where their Sun is placed in, referring to it just as “their sign”.
The Sun is ruling our vitality and self-perception, making any house it is placed in the epicenter of our life. It has a strong masculine energy, and in the natal chart depicts our father. In addition, it can also show relations with the male gender or generally people who become a father figure for us. In addition, the Sun is strongly connected with activity and self-confidence, and rules our personality and ego. When it is located in Sagittarius, Jupiter’s benevolent rays are blending with the ones of the Sun. Thus, there is a flow of very positive energy that makes the Sun’s attributes even more pleasant. Sagittarius people tend to be among the happiest, enjoying whatever life can offer. They love humor and having fun, yet also can adore indulging in procrastination, laziness and irresponsibility. For them, everyday pleasure is the ultimate goal, and it is rather easily reached through their daily approach towards reality.
Jupiter and Sagittarius are the natural rulers of the 9th house, so their effects on a person are quite common to having the natal Sun in the ninth house. Sagittarius sign people are drawn towards the higher levels of knowledge, and understanding the big picture of the world that surrounds them. The 9th house rules teaching, and eventually a lot of Sagittarians will end up spreading the knowledge they have acquired. In addition, writing and publishing is also a ninth house matter, so they can be quite successful in spreading their ideas (or of other people) through written forms. Sagittarians love philosophy and will spend a lot of time on abstract ideas. Yet, they are not so fond of small details, which can easily lead towards following wrong theories.
Religion and spiritual paths in general are also part of the realm of Sagittarius. They are at least loosely connected with philosophy, and natives of this sign may be very much attracted to exploring them. This can even lead them become spiritual gurus, priests or elsehow exercise preaching towards masses. In addition, as the 9th house rules law and its officials, Sagittarius people are usually having their instinct of fairness strongly developed. This can make them good judges, accepted as a just authority by both sides of a disagreement. Of course, this can also appear in their daily affairs; it is not uncommon that they become the person to whom others come for advice or to solve disputes.
Jupiter is ruling generosity, and Sagittarius people will always feel a natural urge to benefit others. They enjoy spreading happiness, and contributing to other people’s prosperity. As is natural for all fire signs, such practices help them also raise their own self esteem and ego. They can gain pleasant emotions from being benefactors, become a center of attention and admired by others. Yet, this is usually not the goal; Sagittarians have a genuine inner need to act big, and love creating smiles in other’s faces. Indeed, for people who have their Sun in Sagittarius, smile is the most powerful life fuel.
It is no secret that the 9th house and Sagittarius are connected with long distance travel to other countries, while also learning foreign languages and receiving foreign cultures. Jupiter is the planet of expansion, and urges Sagittarians towards adventure. They want to discover the world around them, in order to observe better the big picture that we already mentioned. For them, knowledge is power, and the best way to achieve it is by experiencing different things, comparing them and then creating their own belief system. Thus, it is more than normal for them to travel a lot. Sagittarians have a tendency to study abroad for some years, and mostly combine it with higher education – a master’s degree. In any case, this sign has a lot more possibilities to relocate in another country, even if it is temporary.
Of course, being so adventurous is not always safe. Sagittarius people tend to be luckier than others, because of the benefits Jupiter gifts them. In addition, it is in their nature to be over-confident. Yet, they should not push their luck too much. They can get away many times with being careless, but it takes one moment without Jupiter’s protection that can bring a catastrophe. The best advice for Sagittarius sign people is to not take unnecessary risks, so that they keep away from trouble. It is not a big sacrifice to do, yet can bring stable prosperity in their adventures and exploration of the world around them. Other problems of Sagittarian behavior are absence of patience, while also lack of tactfulness considering honesty. People of this sign will many times not consider possible reactions of other individuals, and hurt them by presenting a honest opinion that they are not ready to hear. The worst thing that a Sagittarius can experience, is boredom. When they are bored, they feel imprisoned and they just must escape, fly away. That is why Sagittarius people can be unstable in their relations with people, and generally prefer chaotic patterns of life depending on their moods. Whatever and whoever appeals them in a certain moment, will receive their time. It is very difficult for them to spend a lot of their time on things and people that do not intrigue their mind.
The sign of Sagittarius belongs to the element of fire, together with Aries and Leo. Fire people are usually more active and impulsive, with a quicker pace of life. They like to lead more than follow, and to be the center of attention. Yet, Sagittarius individuals will battle quite less for leadership, as they do not enjoy in responsibilities. For them, leading roles may come more easily automatically, and even then they may not accept them. Such individuals will prefer more symbolic forms of leadership, that do not involve organizing the structure that they rule. They will like to lead only if the procedure is fun.
Individuals that have Sagittarius as their sign can become great teachers and professors, or elsehow work in the field of passing knowledge towards other. Writing and publishing is also under the rule of Sagittarius, as we already mentioned. In addition, all careers connected with travelling are quite suitable – no matter if they own a travel agency, work in aviation, ships, or just write about travel. In addition, as Sagittarius rules humor, they can be successful as comedians, or entertainment business. The connection of Sagittarius to philosophy and religion may prompt them become preachers, or even become motivational speakers. Also, we should not forget that anything involving foreign countries is under Sagittarian rule. This makes import and export another successful area they can enter. Of course, foreign languages and translations are another field they can excel. Finally, long distance work is also an option, while another interesting tendency that Sagittarius people have is to not work at all. This can be for them even a perfect option, allowing them have a lot of time to enjoy life. So, in case that a Sagittarius has already a lot of money, he will probably not work but prefer to travel around the world, be happy and maybe later write and publish – without having financial gains as a goal.
People with their natal Sun in Sagittarius are usually very relaxed in their relationships. They will not take things seriously, and prefer to concentrate on the fun part of relations. For them, loose bonds are better than stable ones, as they cannot feel imprisoned and pressured. They enjoy individuals with a good sense of humor, and cannot stand misery in other people. When they feel that another person does not have a positive approach towards life, they may keep away from him. A Sagittarius cannot become a baby-sitter, healing the depressive moods of others. He needs active happy people, with whom he can experience the happiness of life on an even higher level. On the other hand, this less than serious approach may make them lose people who crave for stability.
Jupiter and Sagittarius rule our thighs, hips and liver. These are also the body parts that can more easily suffer during difficult transits to the native’s natal Sun. In case that someone has adverse natal aspects to it, they can even experience chronic problems. The Sun in our charts rules our own father. Thus, in case it is in Sagittarius, it will give a Sagittarian type of father. There is a high possibility that the father is occupied in one of the Sagittarian professions, mentioned above. He is usually an easy-going and funny person, who may have been a quite positive influence. Especially if the native’s Sun is well aspected, he will perceive his father as a source of joy, a person who radiates happiness. His father can frequently also be of the sign of Sagittarius. Alternatively, his father may have a lot of planets in Sagittarius, or his Jupiter strong by placement and aspects. An adversely aspected Sun may indicate that the father is lazy and unorganized, caring too much about his personal hedonism in life and not serious enough in raising his child. Another pattern that appears frequently with bad aspects, is the father eating a lot and being quite fat, which is connected with the expansive traits of Jupiter.
We should always keep in our mind that no Sagittarius is the same as another. The biggest mistake is to think that only by knowing our Sun sign, we can use astrology. In case you are a Sagittarius, care to find out what at which degree of Sagittarius your Sun resides. By making your natal chart, you can also find out in which house it resides.
Also, examine the aspects that the Sun forms with other planets of your natal chart. You will understand a lot more about the detailed role that the Sun has in your horoscope. After all, the Sun is the core of your existence, and definitely signifies an important part of our lifepath.