Jenna Brillhart, HelloGiggles
The last cozy, golden days of fall signal the start of Sagittarius season, a time that is all about growth, exploration, and discovering one's truth. Before we get ready to snuggle up inside this winter, the cosmic energy that the sun brings while it makes its place in the ninth natal sign of Sagittarius allows us to tap into our festive and celebratory sides (hello, holidays) and access our most thoughtful, positive, and generous selves.
Scorpio season brought about symbolic death and rebirth, so think of Sagittarius’s time as a phoenix rising from the ashes. After the intense and emotional Scorpio season, the sun in Sagittarius signals a more relaxed, upbeat, and open-minded time of the year (cue holiday movie marathons and Mariah Carey Christmas songs on repeat).
If you’re not a Sagittarius, you may find yourself more excited by the idea of adventures during this time—choosing to celebrate life’s little victories, live in the moment, and, most importantly, see the bright side of situations. If stressful things come your way, you'll feel more equipped to tackle them and brush them off without letting them get to you.
If you are a Sagittarius, you’ll infuse your passion and creativity into all that you do during your birthday month—including getting holiday gifts for everyone on your list—and bring that warm, friendly side of yours to the forefront of every interaction, be it in person or online this year.
To find out more about Sags, aka the archers, we talked to astrologist Lisa Stardust. Here’s everything you need to know about this optimistic fire sign.
Birth Dates: November 22nd - December 21st
Symbol: The archer
Ruling Planet: Jupiter
Your defining traits:
Sags are the people whom their friends turn to when they need someone to tell it like it is. "They're progressive, adventurous, optimistic, and very honest," says Stardust, who explains that their symbol, the archer, represents how they are a true straight-shooter when it comes to communicating. At times, this brutal honesty can turn some people off, but Sags are also known to be sociable and friendly, and people generally love to be around them for their zest for life—which, frankly, is unmatched.
They always try to maintain a happy-go-lucky outlook, too, which makes their sunny personality a breath of fresh air to those who meet them. They're determined to live life to the fullest, tapping into their independent and freedom-seeking qualities, and they're essentially always down for an adventure with their crew.
Who you're compatible with:
When it comes to love and friendship, you're best matched with other fire signs (Aries and Leo) because, according to Stardust, "You feel inspired by them." She also says, "You feel pushed and motivated to achieve greatness by them." It makes sense when you think about it, especially since fire signs are known to be warm, enthusiastic, and extremely passionate about all that they do—just like you.
Your ideal career path:
"Known for your artistry, passion, and humanitarian efforts, you will be drawn towards careers in sales, marketing, public service, music, or tech (because you like connecting others and bringing information to the masses)," Stardust says. The good news is that whatever career path you choose, you typically love your job and work very hard while always exuding enthusiasm and confidence, meaning you'll be an asset to any team.
Your ultimate purpose in life:
You love the thrill of life itself, but you are by no means superficial. These fire signs are always ready to point their arrow to find the truth and deeper meaning in the things around them. According to Stardust, "Your ideal purpose in life is to seek knowledge and educate yourself. Your adventurous spirit will fuel your journey as you aim to understand the world on a deeper level."