By: Lio Salazar, Contributor
Symbolized by the Archer, Sagittarius is the mutable sign of fall. It’s the ninth sign on the zodiac wheel if you’re starting from Aries — which I do —, and it’s the last fire sign of the calendar.
I have asked myself why we typically start with Aries, and I remembered a TikTok that went on to say that March was the beginning of the year back in Roman times. Then, the months all started with Mensis and were Martius, Aprilis, Maius, Iunius, Quintilis, Sextilis, September, October, November and December. Looking at this calendar, it’s understandable why modern astrology starts with Aries, being the first full sign in that calendar. Enough about the Roman Empire, though — I’m sure you’ve thought about it enough.
I mentioned that Sagittarius is symbolized by the Archer, more specifically the Greek mythological creature the centaur. It’s debated on whether or not the Centaur is the legendary doctor and teacher Chiron or the satyr Crotus, who accompanies the Muses on Mount Helicon. It was also interesting to learn that the ancient Romans defined a satyr as half man and goat, but the ancient Greeks viewed satyrs as half man and horse, much like centaurs.
Mutable signs of the zodiac, like Sagittarius, Pisces, Gemini and Virgo, are the most adaptable signs, and welcome change. They’re able to fine tune projects that may or may not be going well, but they are — at times — perfectionists and don’t like to leave room for error. These mutable signs should also take caution that they don’t put too much on their plates to not overwhelm themselves.
It’s also important to note that Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of abundance. It might be easy for Sagittarians to become infatuated with their hobbies, passions or work, but good advice for anyone is to always take things in moderation and look at how you’re faring.
Sagittarians are naturally curious individuals who love to help other people out in their everyday lives. Sagittarians are also travelers and always strive for more in life. They have a passion for knowledge and general expansion in the world around them. One great quality of Sagittarians is that they’re honest people, and they don’t beat around the bush about things.
They’re not afraid to tell you the truth, which makes them incredible people to ask questions.
In the spirit of asking questions, next week we’ll be sitting down with two incredible Sagittarian student leaders at Canisius and looking at the similarities and differences between people of the same sign born in different months.